Medical Imaging Research Scientist

Date: Jul 17, 2022

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc. 

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Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and solutions; x-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; manufacturing of film and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. Carestream’s diagnostic imaging technology systems are at work in 90 percent of hospitals worldwide.  

At Carestream, we offer a global perspective and a world of opportunities for people who have the desire to make a positive impact. Join our global team of 4,000+ professionals!

Position Summary:

Imagine visiting a friend or family member in a hospital and seeing a device that you helped create being used to diagnose your loved one’s ailment. Envision being part of a team that delivers high quality medical imaging equipment and software solutions in more sustainable, more economic, and more efficient ways. Think now of these medical solutions you helped create being used hundreds of thousands of times a day worldwide in premiere hospitals as well as small country clinics. A career at Carestream provides not only a stimulating environment and engaging colleagues to create cutting edge products using state of the art technologies, but also unique opportunities to impact people’s health worldwide.

Position summary:
Carestream is a leader in medical innovation and committed to delivering impactful healthcare solutions to millions worldwide. Are you an expert in medical imaging? Are you great at identifying and prototyping innovative solutions? Won’t you join us in this inspiring and deeply meaningful mission? 
Carestream is looking for an exceptional medical imaging scientist to join our advanced research and innovation team in Rochester, NY. We are a group of scientists with a passion for innovative and disruptive solutions that range from image acquisition, to clinical workflow, image interpretation and patient management. As a leader in medical x-ray imaging systems and solutions, Carestream develops and incorporates cutting edge capture technologies and computer vision/AI technologies in products hardware and software. With a vision to deliver intuitive and desirable products, we develop hardware and software to simplify the user experience and significantly improve the diagnostic value of our imaging devices. In this role, you will work closely with a team of scientists with a fantastic track record of building products while also interacting with highly motivated clinical collaborators.  It is a great opportunity for to see your skills and expertise translated into Carestream products that impact people lives every day across the world. 

Position Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities would include taking a leadership role in the development of next generation digital x-ray systems. Initiate, propose, and prototype innovative solutions to meet customer needs. The position entails working as part of a team of imaging scientists and in close collaboration with medical physicists that are developing and clinically evaluating advanced digital x-ray imaging systems.  Work includes the development and performance characterization of prototype advanced digital x-ray imaging systems, development and evaluation of image processing algorithms, and collaborating with clinical partners to evaluate system effectiveness for various clinical applications.

Required Skills & Education:

•    Ph.D. or Master's degree in experimental or medical physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or relevant fields.
•    5+ years’ experience in medical imaging required with a Master's degree or 3+ years with a Ph.D.
•    Proven track record of strong analytical skills, systematic and creative problem solving and innovation.
•    Experience in digital medical system imaging chain and performance evaluation.
•    Familiarity with state of the art image processing technology, and experience in developing image-processing algorithms for digital x-ray imaging systems. 
•    Experience in artificial intelligence for imaging applications will be preferred
•    Experience with 3D x-ray image capture and image reconstruction. Experience in Monte Carlo scatter estimation preferred. 
•    Familiarity with recognized image quality metrics such as DQE, MTF, NPS
•    Knowledge and experience in digital circuitry and embedded programing will be desired.
•    Ability to translate clinical needs into innovative proof-of-concept prototypes to demonstrate technology performance.
•    Familiar with challenges associated with the transition of a lab prototype into a product.
•    Demonstrated ability to provide technology leadership, strong project management and interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to work as part of a research team, and able to effectively interface with all project disciplines including Research, Product Development, Service Manufacturing, Regulatory, Marketing, Quality, External Customers, Clinical Research Collaborators.
•    Self-starter and capable of working with minimal supervision.  Ability to multi-task and provide expertise and leadership across multiple projects.
•    Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, and proven record of technical publications.
•    Willing to travel 5-10% to clinical sites to interact with collaborators.

Desired Skills:

•    Experience with medical x-ray imaging systems
•    Familiarity working in a regulated environment.
•    Experience with C/C++, C#

About Carestream

In return Carestream offers:

  • Excellent pay and benefits, matching 401k, vacation, paid time off, wellness programs and more
  • Opportunities for travel, both domestic and international
  • Technical and leadership growth


Carestream’s headquarters is in Rochester, NY, USA.  The company has sales, manufacturing, and development facilities located around the world.  This role is in Rochester, NY.

Rochester, New York's third-largest metropolitan area, features a unique blend of history and innovation. U.S. News ranked Rochester #58 as one of the best metropolitan areas in the United States to live based on quality of life, job market, value of living and people's desire to live there. With Canada, Finger Lake region attractions, the Adirondacks, and the Great Lake Ontario only minutes to a couple hours away, Rochester offers a wide variety of activities and points of interest.

If you have the skills and interests listed, if you would like to work on products that are purposeful and help to save lives, Carestream would like to speak with you.

Carestream is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Carestream is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Applying for a job with Carestream

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Requisition ID: 2363 

Nearest Major Market: Rochester