Biomarker Applications Engineer

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.

Please note that this role can temporarily be based remotely but there is an expectation to move to Knoxville, TN. 

Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as an Applications Engineer 

Position Overview

In this position the employee will provide the following services to support production of PET biomarkers at PETNET manufacturing facilities:

  • Design and develop improvements for released products, processes and equipment used in the production and testing of PET biomarkers, including aids and optimization to increase batch success rates. 
  • Interface with Process Engineering, Quality, Technical Support and Training to ensure a smooth transition along the lifecycle of a new product implementation.
  • Install and qualify production and quality control equipment to enable the production of biomarkers
  • Provide implementation services to enable the production and testing of PET biomarkers
  • Perform on-site applications training and oversight for processes and analytical methods for new and existing biomarkers
  • Review data generated from implementation batch productions to ensure accuracy of results.
  • Review, revise and/or develop technical documentation utilized in biomarker production, quality control and equipment maintenance       
  • Implement new production processes and analytical methods used to prepare and test existing biomarkers
  • Provide Tier 2 biomarker technical support and compliance oversight at assigned PETNET sites
  • Provide start-up services for new PET manufacturing facilities

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a Scientist I with our Implementation Team, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensure site implementations have all necessary materials and equipment on site, on time, either directly or by interfacing with other departments.
  • Ensure quality expectations for the company are met, communicating in a timely manner issues that require input from other departments.
  • Issue change controls where required in a timely manner to ensure all departments are prepared for the proposed change/implementation being initiated.
  • Complete assigned trainings and maintain qualifications to ensure readiness to support implementation efforts.
  • Assist sites in identifying failures and completing investigations on products in the implementation phase.
  • Assist in investigations and analysis of the most complex field problems.
  • Track and review performance metrics to identify equipment and process problems
  • Prioritize identified problems and develop solutions to improve productivity and customer satisfaction
  • Track and maintain assets (e.g. equipment, parts, tools, software, etc.)
  • Participate in the design recommendations for alternatives or changes to the most complex customer specifications and/or processes to better match company products to customer needs and to improve productivity.
  • Assist in the interpretation and evaluation of the most complex specifications, performance characteristics or other technical data.

Required skills to have for the success of this role

  • BS degree in chemistry, engineering or other science field or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills
  • Excellent attention to detail in the execution of job responsibilities
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks in fast-paced environment
  • Up to 50% travel as required to perform job functions

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience with 18F radiochemistry is preferred but training will be provided to an otherwise well-qualified candidate
  • Experience with general radiation safety and hazardous material handling or similar technical experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the production of PET biomarkers or commercial operations
  • Experience working with complex analytical equipment such as HPLC, GC and TLC

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: PETNET Solutions, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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