Philips CT Physicist in Highland Heights, Ohio


The physicist shall take responsibility over quality and deliverables from end to end in the product cycle and shall not hesitate to contribute in other aspects of development as the need arises. They shall develop and maintain the extensive R&D framework with a wide variety of modeling, simulation and diagnostic tools to support algorithmic research, image chain technology and image/data analysis during product development. The physicist will provide detailed specification documents for nominal product implementation with a focus on optimal image quality, competitive system and dose performance and other considerations. They will provide consultation to a software implementation team in productizing new algorithms.

The physicist shall carry out industrial research in advanced technological areas on issues for which empirical evidence may have been found, but have basically yet to be proven, or to find new principles or solutions where current technologies fail.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Investigate image quality issues from current sites to determine probable causes

  • Participate in site visits to represent Research and Development

  • Develop Image Quality (IQ) requirements based on industry standards and market needs

  • Negotiate requirements with Marketing, Customer Support, and Operations

  • Design algorithms, create specifications and drive improvements for image reconstruction, image assessment, artifact suppression, data calibration, post processing, detector technology and phantom design

  • Design verification, manufacturing testing, and customer testing for requirements related to image quality, system performance and radiation dose. Generate evidence needed for reviews and reporting.

  • May be responsible for image quality and system performance features on a product development project

  • Participate in Technology Roadmap definition

  • Publish/present papers and submit patents based on Advanced Development (AD) research and New Product Introduction (NPI) projects

  • Develop simulations in support of Proof of Concept (POC) and Advanced Development (AD)

  • Participate in industry organizations to develop industry standards

  • Participate in assessments of competitive positions

  • Optimize processes within the department

  • Promote knowledge sharing across BIUs

  • Mentor other research scientist in the department

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent degree in a Scientific/Engineering discipline, or Bachelor's

    • 2 years professional industry experience in the relevant technical discipline.
  • 3-5 years of experience in product research and development beyond the education qualification.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MATLABĀ®, including GUI development and C-MEX

  • Experience with software development in C/C++/C#

  • Experience with simulation and modeling tools, e.g. GATE, Simulink

  • Medical image reconstruction knowledge relevant to the position, e.g., PET, SPECT, CT

  • Working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology


  • Demonstrable clear oral communication, as well as well-organized documentation skills; excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment

  • Demonstrated capability to conduct and lead technical reviews

  • Proficiency with the image/signal processing and algorithm development

  • Evidence of high initiative and graduate level research skills on previous projects. Ability to work independently to draw necessary information from a variety of sources in pursuit of a problem solution.

  • Evidence of ability to design and execute detailed system experiments and to generate clear documentation of experimental results

  • Analytical skills

  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills to multiple levels of management

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills including: ability to interface well with internal and external customers, Ability to document and explain complicated algorithms and problems to non-specialists in a clear and understandable manner

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