CT Systems Research Intern

Vernon Hills, IL

Company Description

Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) is a multi-modality R&D organization creating next-generation medical imaging systems. For those who like to develop new technologies and research new ways of using them, Canon is a rewarding place to work, due to its focus on innovation as the lifeblood of new products.

CMRU is committed to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes work/life balance and celebrates individual and collective achievement. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, education, research and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our organization and the scientific and engineering community at large.

CMRU offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Summary of Position

CMRU has an immediate opening for a CT system researcher (Internship) in our CT research department located in Vernon Hills, a northern suburb of Chicago, IL.

The CT system researcher (Internship) will work primarily with the CT system team on various system design studies for the current and future products, in particular our next generation spectral CT system development.


Under the supervision of a senior scientist:

  • Perform system design studies using MC simulation, modeling and analysis. Design of experiment to validate simulation results, and provide design input for the future products.
  • Explore and prototype the new calibration workflow and algorithms for our new generation CT system.
  • Perform experiments on the testing system, collect test data, analyze, and generate test reports.



  • The ideal candidate is a full-time Graduate student currently working towards a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field at a university. Preferably with >3 years of research experience in the Ph.D. program for the related field.


  • Good understanding of X-ray physics, good knowledge of the X-ray CT system.
  • Familiar with spectral CT/Photon-counting CT related system design, calibration and image formation chain.
  • Experimentation, system testing, and statistical data analysis.
  • Working experience with GATE/Geant4 is a plus.

Key Competencies

  • Good analytical and programming (Matlab, C/C++, Python, etc.) skills.
  • Proven ability to work and interact comfortably in a team culture with various technical backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

Time Commitment

This is a full-time, temporary position that requires a commitment of:

  • 6 months, starting ideally in August 2018.
  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday–Friday onsite during regular business hours.
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