Clinical Scientist 5

Job TitleClinical Scientist 5

Job Description


The Clinical Scientist collaborates on a global scale with medical doctors and physicists of large academic hospitals on research projects evaluating new medical applications of magnetic resonance. They are involved as the MR specialist for new clinical applications supporting sales by giving presentations to customers. The scientist supports product marketing and development departments by providing expertise and advice on technical and clinical aspects of MR.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Be the expert/MR specialist on an assigned Technical or Clinical application area
  • Establish an extensive network of contacts in the scientific community
  • Be actively involved in the clinical road mapping process
  • Keep up to date with innovations in MR technology and medical applications in area of clinical expertise via scientific literature, symposia and international conferences
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Philips' MR Technology
  • Be able to run the Philips' MR scanners (incl. workstations) independently, and do patient/volunteer scanning.
  • Guide clinical research, pre-product development and clinical validation of MR related products and applications.
  • Guide marketing and sales activities including site visits of strategic customers; establish frameworks for trouble shooting image quality (IQ) issues.
  • Be able to Advise colleagues in Product Marketing on new technical and clinical developments, assist in writing commercial and technical commercial documents
  • Be able to Advise colleagues in R&D on new technical and clinical developments
  • Write white papers, Works-in-Progress brochures, leaflets, slides and video material etc. on new clinical applications for the use of Sales and Marketing
  • Manage all clinical activities related to designated research sites and initiate, guide and manage the MR research projects.
  • Co-ordinate with the local (US) clinical science organization and the clinical science organization in the MR headquarters (Best, The Netherlands) on all clinical and research issues including image quality, clinical applications, new research tools, clinical science keys and other new (proto-type) MR techniques. These activities may encompass:
  • Test and evaluation of prototypes (hardware and software);
  • Initiation and Coordination of clinical multi-center trials;
  • Active involvement in research projects initiated by the local Principal Investigator of the host institution and/or Philips;
  • Technical support during site visits of strategic account customers. Facilitation of users groups;
  • IQ trouble shooting;
  • Initiate new training programs and review quality of clinical training programs;
  • Publish periodically research results in scientific journals and present results at scientific conferences, user or clinical science meetings. Innovate in the field of MR and process ideas to patent applications.


  • MR Physics and MR System Programming
  • Development and advanced application in a clinical setting on MR systems.
  • MR Interventional Suit / Operating Room experience a plus
  • Ability to conduct research and setup research studies.
  • Professional communication, teaching and presentation skills essential.
  • Strong analytical and experimental skills, independent problem solver
  • Social skills (interaction with customers, other departments, sales organization)
  • Languages: fluent English in writing and speaking
  • Travel within North America
  • Occasional international travel (clinical science meetings, development team interaction)


  • Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering or other relevant technical background or
  • Doctoral thesis or series of scientific publications on MR related topic

Position is based onsite at the Mayo Clinic: Rochester, MN

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