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Sr. Principal R&D Scientist


This is a Contract position in Abq, NM posted May 26, 2020.

This position is located in Hopkinton Massachusetts, Relocation is available for the right candidate.

Summary: Provides expertise on multi-modality imaging (optical, X-ray, preferably ultrasound), including 3D tomography techniques.

Contributes to instrument and software R&D projects in the In Vivo field, and provides expert support to customers, the field organization and operations.

Serves as the technical lead in R&D projects or sub-projects, taking responsibility scientific background, system architecture, and development steps.

Builds and maintains connections to external experts and potential collaborators, and manages academic and commercial external collaborations as driven by project and business needs.

Works cross-functionally with adjacent R&D functions as well as product management, marketing, sales, service, operations, and finance in support of the new product developments.

Duties and Responsibilities: Provide expertise on multi-modality imaging (optical, X-ray, ultrasound), covering fundamental physics, systems engineering, numerical modelling, and image reconstruction algorithms Contribute imaging expertise to NPI and Sustaining projects, from feasibility studies through planning, design and implementation Act as the Technical Lead for in-vivo imaging sub-projects or multi-disciplinary instrument development projects.

Provide expert support on imaging technology to support customers, the field organization and operations Build, maintain and develop strong competencies optical and non-optical imaging modalities, as driven by business and project needs.

Identify skill gaps, develop and execute plan to fill these.

In alignment with R&D leadership and product management, publish results in technical or application notes or peer-reviewed publications Monitor external developments and academic progress in the field; attend key conferences Support team members in their professional development by regular coaching and through the LEAD process.

Align closely with adjacent R&D functions as well as product management, marketing, sales, service, operations, and finance.

Manage 3rd party development efforts and external academic or commercial collaborations.

Basic Qualifications: PhD in Physics or an adjacent science or engineering discipline, > 5 years professional experience in a commercial instrument development environment Preferred Qualifications: Comprehensive knowledge of fundamentals and technical implementation requirements for optical imaging, X-ray imaging.

Experience with ultrasound is an advantage.

Project management training and experience.

Experience in managing external engineering resources.

Experience in project leadership for technology and instrument development programs Strong cross-functional collaboration skills Structured thinker, strong analytical and planning skills Strong communicator