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Research & Development
210002EA Requisition #

Senior Scientist

Careers That Change Lives 

In this exciting role as a Principal Scientist you will have responsibility for applying engineering expertise towards researching and developing solutions of complex biomedical imaging problems.   Specifically, you will be conducting feasibility on and integrating novel cone-beam CT imaging technologies into clinical procedures and workflows.  The role includes development, design, prototype, documentation and execution of hardware and software creation, schedules, test plans, test protocols and reports to ensure medical device products meet published specifications and requirements and comply with (QSR) Quality System Regulations. 

Cranial and Spinal Technologies
The Cranial and Spinal Technologies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

Inclusion and Diversity
We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result — and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

Day in the life: 
•    Responsible for the initiation, design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research projects.
•    Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.
•    Plans and executes laboratory research.
•    Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.
•    May participate in development of patent applications.
•    May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.
•    Travel 5-10% of time     

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST CAREER STREAM: An individual contributor with responsibility in our technical functions to advance existing technology or introduce new technology and therapies. Formulates, delivers and/or manages projects assigned and works with other stakeholders to achieve desired results. May act as a mentor to colleagues or may direct the work of other lower level professionals. The majority of time is spent delivering R&D, systems or initiatives related to new technologies or therapies – from design to implementation - while adhering to policies, using specialized knowledge and skills.



Must Have: Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree 
- 4+ years of experience with Bachelors Degree  OR 2+ years of experience with an Advanced Degree

Nice to Have 
•    Medical imaging with hardware and algorithm design experience highly preferred 
•    Reviewing and evaluating medical images;
•    Programming in .NET, C# or C/C++ environment;
•    2D or 3D image processing, signal processing, or position tracking algorithms;
•    Various optimization techniques (linear, non-linear, or iterative);
•    Algorithm design as related to the registration, visualization or processing of medical image modalities;
•    R& D experience in the medical industry or in the clinical environment
•    Experience designing cone-beam imaging systems
•    Cone-Beam Image Reconstruction Methods
•    Experience with Machine Learning
•    Experience with motion systems

About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. 
We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. 
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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