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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.

Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as a Clinical MR Research Scientist in our Magnetic Resonance (MR) Research Collaborations Group. As a remote employee, you will manage the Ultra High Field (UHF) MR research collaboration with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Relocation will be provided to out-of-state candidates.

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 Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. 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 scientist in this position will work collaboratively with a large team of radiologists, scientists, physicists and investigators at Mayo Clinic Florida which is a premier destination medical center in the US, ranked as the #1 hospital in Florida. The Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Florida operates state of the art imaging equipment and employs more than 70 full-time faculty members spanning all radiology subspecialties including medical physics and artificial intelligence. The medical physics division has three MR physicists including one who is currently dedicated to the 7T MR program. The department is also recruiting a career scientist to advance the clinical translation of 7T MRI. There is the highest level of institutional support and funding for translational neuroscience and innovations in biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic with numerous intramural grants and awards.

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.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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)

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/careers.

If you wish to find out more about the specific before applying, please visit: https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/about.

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


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Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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