Staff Level Applied Physicist

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. 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.

Why you’ll love working for Siemens Healthineers:

·       Be part of exciting and innovative projects that help solve some of the world’s most significant health problems.

·       Engaging, challenging, and fast evolving, cutting edge technological environment.

·       Opportunities to advance your career.

·       Competitive total rewards package.

·       Contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education and technology, and sustainability, making a positive impact on communities.

·       Participate in our celebrations and social events.

·       Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them!

·       Employee perks and discounts.

Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as Staff-Level Applied Physicist.

In this position you will work as part of a cross-functional organization with large and diverse teams, acting in a technical leadership role. The primary function of this role will include the elicitation and elaboration of clinical requirements for molecular imaging devices. A deep understanding of clinical and system level use cases and workflows is needed to develop high-value and novel customer solutions.  A strong background in medical imaging is required to translate new features into system functionality.  A passion for delivering products that improve the outcomes of patient healthcare is essential for membership on our team.

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a Staff-Level Applied Physicist, you will be responsible for:

  • You will maintain ultimate ownership for the implementation of new system functionality over the course of a development project
  • You will drive the definition, specification, technical risk management, integration, test strategy, and validation of a product feature in close cooperation with the project team
  • You will elicit high quality system requirements from clinical, service, manufacturing, marketing, and other users/stakeholders
  • You will review and assess maturing technologies for incorporation into products
  • You will develop and maintain system technical performance specifications
  • You will develop novel algorithms and execute testing to assess image quality and performance
  • You will generate clear and thorough written reports to document the technical performance of system
  • You will investigate and resolve customer issues related to system image quality or performance
  • You will elaborate and decompose user and system level requirements into detailed and complete specifications
  • You will identify, quantify, and drive the mitigation of technical risks to our projects and products
  • You will champion both the extrinsic quality (proven by functional verification) and the intrinsic quality (proven by clinical validation) of our products
  • You will productize cutting-edge technologies to deliver breakthrough medical care to our customers and patients
  • You will ensure seamless integration of complex hardware and software subsystems that are designed and manufactured at multiple locations across the globe
  • You will provide critical and technical guidance to associates and upper management
  • You will develop and execute system level verification tests

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

·       You have a strong understanding of key technologies for medical imaging, as they pertain to clinical scanners

·       You have 6+ years of experience in a diagnostics or imaging field, preferably with medical focus (can be part of PhD program)

Required skills to have for the success of this role

·       PhD degree in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience relating to detectors and imaging, preferably with a medical imaging focus

·       Deep knowledge of imaging use cases and workflows

·       Proven application of comprehensive knowledge of diagnostics or medical imaging

·       Demonstrated advanced knowledge of system performance testing

·       Demonstrated skill in bridging gaps between technical and non-technical stakeholders

·       Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to convey ideas and concepts to a wide range of international audiences (USA, Germany, China & India) including the clinical community, product management, and other engineers

·       Solid understanding of medical physics, as it relates to system performance

·       A team player with a positive attitude, strong leadership skills, and the ability to also work autonomously

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

·       Domestic/International travel required periodically (<5%)

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.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at

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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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