Clinical MR Research Scientist

Job Description

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.

Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence, they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.

Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as a Clinical MR Research Scientist.

As a remote employee in the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Research Collaborations Group, you will manage the Ultra High Field (UHF) MR research collaboration with Houston Methodist Hospital and the Houston Methodist Research Institute Translational Imaging Center.

The Siemens MR R&D team in the US is a multidisciplinary group of highly motivated scientists, engineers, and advanced application specialists based at various locations across the country and working closely with our research partners at universities and academic hospitals.

We are seeking an individual experienced in UHF MR research to join our team to help maximize the clinical and business impact of our research work. The position will be based at the Houston Methodist Research Institute Translational Imaging Center, in Houston, Texas. The individual will be responsible for driving innovative and clinically relevant MR techniques from prototype to a commercially available product. The individual is expected to take a lead in design, implementation, and execution of UHF research projects in collaboration with our academic and clinical partners. The Houston Methodist Research Institute Translational Imaging Center is equipped with latest generation MRI technologies, including the 7T MAGNETOM Terra, 3T MAGNETOM Vida and a 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera.  You will be working with a growing team of imaging scientists and clinical researchers across an array of disciplines.  The Houston Methodist Research Institute Translational Imaging Center  is rapidly evolving into a leading role in imaging sciences, under direction of Dr. Diego Martin, the Radiology Department Chair and Translational Imaging Center Director, with other areas of focus including molecular imaging, theranostics and computational systems.

Furthermore, the individual will act as a liaison between Siemens’ research collaborators and Siemens’ internal groups worldwide, including, but not limited to R&D, product definition and development teams, and marketing.

Strong expertise in clinical applications of MR and its physical principles and understanding of how an MRI scanner works is required. Substantial experience in C++/C software development and design of MR sequences and image reconstruction using the Siemens SDE platform (IDEA/ICE) is expected, as well as knowledge in image post processing. Strong attention to detail, outstanding communications skills, ability to create new and innovative solutions, establish and maintain relationships with a variety of people in different roles/levels and physical locations are critical. An outstanding track record of peer reviewed publications is highly desired.

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a Post Doc MR Research Scientist, you will be responsible for:

·       You will develop and manage the research collaboration with your academic partner.

·       You will define and execute research projects with your academic partner to generate scientific results that are relevant for the academic and industrial partnership.

·       You will drive the development of novel, clinically relevant techniques (MR pulse sequences and image reconstruction) with your academic partner.

·       You will evaluate prototypes and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

·       You will conduct original research resulting in patent applications.

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to develop your career with Healthineers

·       You show strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

·       You have experience in working with internal and external partners.

·       You excel in writing, presentation and communication skills.

·       You have excellent teaching skills and a proactive can-do attitude.

·       You are experienced in image post processing methods such as segmentation and registration approaches.

·       You are familiar with Siemens’ MR systems in pulse sequence design and image reconstruction.

Required skills to have for the success of this role

·       Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Physics / Imaging Physics or equivalent

·       Expertise in MR imaging techniques and clinical applications

·       Strong MR physics background

·       Substantial experience in C++/C software design, implementation and coding.

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires by their start date.

(Note: Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons)

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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