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CT Systems Scientist

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:23:23 PM
  • 2745906
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Imaging
Location(s): United States; Wisconsin; Waukesha


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GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable
healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The CT Systems Scientist works in close collaboration with the cross-functional engineers, clinical applications, researchers, customers, the marketing and field teams to define and develop new product technologies to meet customer needs. The CT Systems Scientist position distinguishes itself through a high emphasis on new product innovations and a strong focus on image/signal quality, system safety, and system calibration to drive significant design improvements in product architecture.

Essential Responsibilities:
Duties include (but are not limited to):
1. Providing domain expertise to serve as the main integrator between the hardware and software functions to deliver the best high quality product
2. Working across functions and team boundaries to define, design, and implement technology solutions on NPI programs
3. Working with customers, Marketing and field personnel to refine requirements which can be refined by the engineering teams
4. Developing methods to quantify subsystem interactions and their effects on image quality
5. Delivering and incorporating feedback results into new hardware, software and service specifications
6. Drive system and subsystem assessments and predictions during design
7. Make design recommendations to improve reliability and resolve conflicting requirements Implement reliability growth and/or qualification tests to validate predictions.
8. Review necessary support documentation and maintain documentation for each test in a neat and organized fashion.
9. Offers suggestions to refine and automate test procedures; Prioritize and schedule testing
10. Perform basic trouble shooting encompassing multiple variables and unknowns to achieve root cause analysis and problem resolution. Conduct experiments and diagnostic tests, as required to draw conclusions.
11. Leverages knowledge in advanced aspects of technical/functional areas and applies technical theory and practical experience with input from relevant functional areas to solve complex problems
12. works independently and possesses a level of functional expertise necessary to influence and execute technical and project delivery execution
13. works with patient/customers and/or program leadership to ensure that the project deliverables are consistent with the goals of larger programs or initiatives
14. Supports mentoring of junior technical talent
15. Accountable for implementing and teaching engineering standards
16. Owns the technologies that support competitive technical differentiation

Qualifications/Requirements:
1. Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Medical Physics or a closely related field
2. 5 years relevant experience with CT Physics related product development or research
3. Strong understanding of x-ray physics, CT physics and CT imaging
4. Proven ability to develop timely and effective solutions for challenging design problems
5. Effective communication skills - ability to present ideas clearly and concisely
6. Demonstrated ability to pursue tasks to completion
7. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States full-time
8. Must be willing to work in our Waukesha, WI facility full-time
9. Must submit application for employment through gecareers.com (or COS if internal) to be considered
10. Must be 18 years of age or older
11. Must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
12. Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including for example, verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background


Quality Specific Goals:
1. Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.
2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

Desired Characteristics:
1. Research or development experience of spectral calibration algorithms for CT systems.
2. Ph.D. Degree in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Medical Physics or a closely related field
3. Demonstrated record of innovation in technology development
4. Proficient in the use of software tools for analysis, modeling and simulations
5. Experience with CT specific device operation and troubleshooting issues
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
7. Experience with research collaborations
8. Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task
9. Demonstrated problem solving ability and results orientation
10. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, matrixed, and customer focused environment
11. Excellent communication, influencing skills and ability to gain buy-in for initiatives

Locations: United States; Wisconsin; Waukesha

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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