Staff Scientist

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone. Everywhere.


We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join us as a Staff Scientist (Physics) for our Research Team. 


Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.


Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world.  We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

Join our team now as a Staff Scientist (Physics) for our Research Team. We are seeking a well-rounded experienced physicist to strengthen our team to develop the next generation emission tomography instruments. This position is located at Hoffman Estates, IL. A comprehensive relocation package will be provided for 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 working on various projects with technology readiness level of 7 years or below.  You should have a passion to understand and address clinical needs and boundaries in this field, as well as considering the constraints and opportunities of the business. Your 15 year or more research experience using pre-clinical imaging, and clinical imaging tomography system in a clinical environment benefits the deployment of future imaging system prototypes. Your passion for quality control, and calibration will drive your development for tools and methods to ensure a consistently optimal performance of prototypes and product alike. 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 and test prototypes by using your experience in the field, as well as conducting or consulting of suitable experiments and analyze data to efficiently move the projects forward. Your excellent communication skills and expertise will also allow you to collaborate with luminary research sites worldwide to test and validate the new technologies in a clinical setting.


  • Ph.D. in physics or related fields suitable for the tasks
  • Desired areas of expertise:
  • Gamma ray detection instrumentation and image formation
  • Quality control and calibration
  • Dosimetry
  • Radiation transfer
  • Image processing and data analysis
  • Coaching and collaboration
  • Demonstrated strong ability to conduct research using multi modal imaging devices
  • Ability to communicate efficiently with both scientists and non-scientists is essential and strongly desired

Exceptionally qualified candidates who do not meet all requirements will also be considered. Please contact Betsi Isay at with a resume or apply for the posting on the Siemens careers site.

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 state law.  Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons.  If you choose to submit an accommodation request it should be submitted within 3 business days of receiving a verbal offer.  Details on how to submit approval will be provided by your recruiter.  An accommodation approval must be confirmed prior to your start date.  A start date cannot be confirmed until the accommodation has been reviewed.  An accommodation is based on your role.  If you are a currently a Siemens Healthineers employee with an existing approved accommodation, it will need to be re-evaluated prior to starting a new role.

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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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