MR Research 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 our global team as a research scientist to transform the way healthcare is delivered through developing cutting-edge MR imaging methodologies and translating them into clinical practice.


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

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a research scientist of the MR R&D Collaborations team, you will be based in the department of cardiology at a leading academic institution in Cleveland, Ohio, responsible for:

Collaboration Management

·       Be the key point of contact on-site for both Siemens and customers. Coordinate appropriately with Siemens Leadership, Applications, Sales and Service teams.

·       Identify areas of mutual interest for future collaboration projects that are relevant for the academic/industrial partnership, and strategic in nature.

·       Develop and manage collaboration projects with your academic partners.

·       Adhere to Siemens’ collaboration policies and take ownership of the processes for collaboration management with your assigned partners.

·       Develop Academic Industry Partnership grants with your academic partner.

·       Drive, define and execute new clinical and research MR and cross-modality collaboration projects.

Research and Development

·       Work closely with your academic partners to drive MR research and translate this knowledge into MR products.

·       Drive the development of novel, clinically relevant cardiovascular imaging techniques (MR pulse sequences and image reconstruction) with our research partners.

·       Develop and release prototypes of novel techniques in compliance with the highest source code quality.

·       Evaluate prototypes and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

·       Conduct original research resulting in patent applications.

·       Educate R&D and Applications colleagues on clinical research issues.

Product Development

·       Product integration of innovative techniques according to quality standards for medical devices.

·       Implementation of improvements to currently existing product features.

·       Maintenance and improvements of the existing code base, bug fixing, testing.

·       Contribute to product protocol development for novel features.

Sales and Marketing Support

·       Provide content for articles, abstracts, and marketing materials for Siemens (such as MAGNETOM Flash)

·       Look for opportunities to translate clinical and technical knowledge into clinical and business value.

·       Support educational meetings, tradeshows, and site visits.

·       Answer questions from Sales and Marketing related to areas of the team’s responsibility.

·       Demonstrate strong knowledge of organization's business practices, issues faced, and take ownership in finding a resolution of those issues.

Required skills to have for the success of this role

·       Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Biomedical Physics, or equivalent.

·       Exceptional communication skills – in all formats: writing, presentation, verbal.

·       Strong background in MR physics and pulse sequence design.

·       Expertise in MR imaging techniques and applications with a focus on cardiovascular imaging.

·       Experience in working with internal and external partners.

·       Substantial experience in C++/C software design, implementation and coding.

·       Experience using Matlab for signal and image processing.

·       Ability to work independently, prioritize, and take initiative

·       Ability to multi-task and follow through.

·       Detail-oriented and organized.

·       Ability to travel up to 20%.

·       Prior experience working on Siemens’ MR systems in pulse sequence design and image reconstruction is highly preferred.

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.

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Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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