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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) 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 60,000 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.

Position Overview

Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging is seeking a PET scientist to join its PET Physics and Reconstruction research group in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Specific responsibilities are below:

  • Supports the technology/innovation roadmap of the PET Physics and Reconstruction team
  • Supports hardware innovation development at all levels: detector, analog electronics, digital electronics, acquisition computer and system level
  • Supports software innovation development at all levels: PET data corrections; image reconstruction algorithms, both analytical and statistical, design, implementation and optimization; image processing.
  • Assures transfer of technologies into product solutions by working closely with other R&D teams and product management
  • Participates in publication of results at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals
  • Protects innovations with invention disclosures
  • Travels both internationally and domestically for customer visits and conferences

Required skills to have for the success of this role

  • Ph.D. in physics /mathematics/electrical/nuclear engineering or related field

·    Experience in multiple programming languages, preferably including C++

  • Experience in a research environment in one of these fields: PET, image reconstruction, radiation physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, or related field.

This position may suit you best if you have

·         Strong mathematical background

  •    Experience in Monte Carlo simulation

·         Experience in artificial intelligence, neural networks, and related topics (preferred)

  •    Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and can-do attitude
  •    Strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a virtual and fast-paced environment
  •   Outstanding ability to work independently, be creative, overcome obstacles

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 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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