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Medtronic Principal Scientist in Littleton, Massachusetts

Principal Scientist


Littleton, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

Oct 21, 2020

Careers ThatChange 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 including acquisition strategies, 2D and/or 3D image processing, signal processing, GPU based reconstruction, and calibration techniques for cone-beam CT systems and position measurement and metrology algorithms. Design experiments, phantoms, and algorithms to support feasibility efforts. Conduct medical imaging with algorithm/development and review and evaluate medical images. Perform 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 andSpinal 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.

A Day in the Life


  • Responsible for the initiation, design, development, execution, andimplementation of scientific research projects.

  • Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles andconcepts to potential inventions and products.

  • Plans and executes laboratory research.

  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the art principles andtheories and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.

  • May participate in development of patent applications.

  • May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

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 RD, 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 Requirements

To be consideredfor this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on yourresume.

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • Medical imaging with hardware and algorithm design experience;

  • Reviewing and evaluating medical images;

  • Programming in .NET, C# or C/C++ environment;

  • 2D or 3D image processing, signal processing, or position measurement and metrology 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

  • Master’s Degree in BME, EE or Medical Physics

  • Doctoral Degree preferred

  • Experience designing cone-beam imaging systems

  • Cone-Beam Image Reconstruction Methods

  • Experience with motion systems

  • Experience with Machine Learning

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 physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.