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Staff Scientist

San Jose, CA 95002

Posted: 05/17/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Bay Area Job Number: 28883

Job Description

Position Title: Staff Scientist

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity for Staff Scientist with our client located in San Jose, CA.

Project Description: The Staff Scientist will lead the optimization of imaging control parameters to achieve world-class image quality. The individual will work closely with experienced imaging scientists and clinical sonographers to learn and apply real-world techniques of transducer and image optimization.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Drive the probe-specific optimization of database imaging parameters (55%)
  • Applies his/her specialized skills in acoustics, or related field such as optics, radar, etc., to develop and optimize ultrasound transducers for various imaging modes such as B-mode, CD-mode, etc., on premium medical imaging systems for application on the human body in a clinical environment.
  • This optimization work entails specifying many imaging parameters through an SQL database, the specification of which is determined through theoretical and numerical Matlab simulations, experimental measurements on phantoms and human bodies, as well as in a clinical environment.
  • Collaborate with clinical team members to guide optimization (20%)
  • The work is led by the Staff Scientist with guidance and assistance from others within the Imaging Group, as well as in-house clinical sonographers.
  • This work varies from re-optimization on current transducers based upon clinical and marketing feedback, to developing new transducers for current and new applications.
  • During this optimization process, the Staff Scientist is required to identify any unexpected or undesirable behavior in the imaging system, and identify technical solutions or seek out help from others who can assist in resolving the issue through their technical expertise.
  • Work with imaging team members on the development of new signal processing algorithms (25%)
  • Require to investigate new areas for advancing the field of medical ultrasound imaging through independent study, using theoretical, numerical, and experimental investigations, based upon their unique technical background and skill set.

Job Qualifications:
  • PhD in a related discipline (signal processing-based engineering, applied physics, electrical engineering), MS with exceptional related skills/experience will also be considered
  • Good experimental skills
  • Experienced with Matlab or equivalent signal processing toolbox
  • Motivated to work independently
  • Takes responsibility for achieving goals and managing multiple tasks
  • Works well with small teams
  • Good written, verbal, and organizational skills.

Job Details:
  • Job Type: Direct Hire
  • Pay Range: $125K - $130K
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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