CT Research Scientist (INTERN)

Vernon Hills (Chicago), IL

is currently hiring for our ADVANCE Internship Program

Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) is proud to announce the launch of our 2023 ADVANCE internship program. Students will contribute at the forefront of innovation in medical imaging working alongside leading scientists and engineers as we develop and deliver the latest technology to our parent company Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

The ADVANCE Program is a structured program with goals and expectations designed to provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience by participating in significant work projects. Students will take on assignments throughout the term related to CMRU project needs depending on their skills and interests. The goal of these activities is to make important contributions to CMRU programs while at the same time significantly advancing the student’s professional and personal development. The program runs either 12 weeks during the summer term or 26 weeks during the summer and fall terms. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours a week, paid internship.


CMRU is looking for two qualified interns to join our Computer Tomography (CT) research department where the students will participate in exciting projects using latest technology for medical imaging. Students will be mentored by leading experts in the field to gain hands-on experience to develop and validate products, explore the full potential for various clinical applications and features, and contribute to the next generation of CT systems. It offers a great opportunity to see how your research ideas can come to life and make a difference in countries around the world.


  • Develop advanced algorithms to improve current image quality and workflow.
  • Design and develop advanced algorithms for next generation products including Photon Counting CT.
  • Improve physical corrections in CT reconstruction.
  • Work on image quality evaluations with other group members.
  • Summarize work in the form of reports and presentations.



The ideal candidate is a full-time graduate student at an accredited college or university working towards a M.S. or Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Medical Physics, Physics or related field in STEM.

Experience & Key Competencies

  • Strong background in image reconstruction, signal and image processing, machine learning, and computer vision.
  • Hands on experience in tomographic reconstruction, medical imaging, data correction or other imaging-related fields is preferred.
  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning is preferred. Familiar with at least one neural network training platform such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, and MatConvnet.
  • Knowledge of CT clinical applications and anatomy is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and programming (C/C++/ Python/ MATLAB, etc) skills

Time Commitment

Both positions are full-time, temporary positions that require a commitment of 12 weeks and 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Students are welcome to work either a combination of onsite/offsite (hybrid) or 100% remotely; relocation is not required. The term can be adjusted somewhat to accommodate the academic calendar as needed.


  • Students must be working towards a M.S. or Ph.D.
  • Student must have taken several related courses in the filed in which they will be assigned.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Students must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Students are responsible to secure their own housing. CMRU will provide a few housing options located nearby our offices.
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