Philips Senior Research Scientist - Medical Ultrasound in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Your challenge:

To define, structure, and execute research activities in Ultrasound Imaging and Interventions.

Your responsibilities:

We are seeking an exceptional, self-motivated individual to join our medical ultrasound research team. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team. Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Interacting with clinicians to determine their needs and develop novel product concepts

  • Designing and constructing experimental prototypes

  • Algorithm development

  • Experimental validation of concepts

In addition, the candidate is expected to create intellectual property, write technical reports, publish peer-reviewed manuscripts and submit grants to public funding agencies. The successful candidate will work with other Philips divisions to drive productization of these ideas and interact with other experts in the field.

Your team:

Philips Research is at the forefront of healthcare research. Existing now for 100 years, Philips Research has been one of the world's premier research labs and now has more than 1000 research scientists and engineers around the world. Our agenda includes discovering fundamental principles and developing scientific and engineering innovations to enhance health and well-being. Philips is a pioneer and leader in the healthcare and lighting industry, with more than $20B in annual revenue and offerings spanning components, systems and turnkey projects, solutions and services.

Our offer:

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved interventions, and increased quality of life for patients. We enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs. Our research and business provides unique opportunities to develop cutting edge clinical solutions and deliver meaningful solutions in the healthcare space.

We are looking for:

We are looking for a scientist with exciting new ideas and the skills to implement those ideas and bring them into the clinical domain.

The ideal candidate will have experience in some of the following areas of medical ultrasound:

  • Acoustics

  • Beamforming

  • Commercial and experimental medical ultrasound platforms

  • Signal processing

  • Clinical experience (including knowledge of human anatomy and physiology) a strong plus

We require the following credentials for this position:

  • Either a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent, or a MSc and at least 5 years research experience.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in medical ultrasound research with applicable clinical relevance.

Furthermore, the candidate would benefit from having one or more of the following:

  • Strong software skills (Matlab/C/C++/C#/LabView).

  • Proven skills in real-time signal processing techniques and solid understanding of the ultrasound imaging chain.

  • Experience with algorithm design and implementation (beamforming, image analysis/processing).

  • Experience with testing and preparing systems for pre-clinical and clinical trials.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact with clinical partners as well as a number of Philips sites worldwide.

  • Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.