Staff Scientist (Physics) for Research Team

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.

We are renowned for innovative products, services and solutions including diagnostic imaging systems, therapy equipment for treatment and electro-medicine and IT solutions to optimize workflow and increase efficiency in the healthcare industry. We are working on novel technologies to develop future quantitative multimodal emission tomography systems.

Join our team now as a Staff Scientist (Physics) for our Research Team. We are seeking an experienced theoretically oriented physicist with excellent achievements to strengthen the team to reach the ambitious goals. This position is located at Hoffman Estates, IL. Relocation will be provided to out-of-state candidates.

You will work in the multi-disciplinary team of SPECT Research to support our entire current and future SPECT product line but mainly working on TRL<7 projects. You should have a strong customer focus and passion to understand and address clinical needs in this field, as well as considering the constraints of the business. You should be comfortable to take on large and complex problems as an individual contributor or as part of a larger team. In this role you will contribute or lead research efforts to develop future image formation concepts and system prototypes using your ability to develop and critically evaluate concepts theoretically by using simulation and data analysis. It is expected that you have significant expertise in algorithm development and numerical mathematics, imaging and in particular gamma ray image formation for SPECT. Your excellent communication skills and expertise will also allow you to provide technical support to service and marketing teams in addressing customer complaints and inquiries, and you will collaborate with luminary clinical sites worldwide to test and validate the new technologies in a clinical setting.


•           Ph.D. in theoretical or experimental physics with 7+ years’ experience post-graduation

•           Desired areas of expertise:

  • Gamma ray detection instrumentation and image formation using RTSD
  • Radiation transfer
  • Noisy ill-conditioned inverse problems,
  • Image processing and data analysis
  • Advanced high-performance computing, including quantum computing and algorithms

•           Demonstrated ability of concept development

•           Demonstrated strong physics, mathematics, and data analysis skills

•           Demonstrated strong ability to develop within a state-of-the-art computing environment with standard software tools, programming languages (Python, MATLAB, Mathematica), scripting, and efficient operations within Windows and Linux OS on our on-prem and cloud-based environment is mandatory

•           Ability to communicate with both scientists and non-scientists is essential

Exceptionally qualified candidates who do not meet all requirements will also be considered.

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 except where prohibited by law.

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

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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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