Imaging Scientist/Senior Imaging Scientist (CT)

Vernon Hills, Illinois

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).


CMRU has an immediate opening for an Imaging Scientist/Senior Imaging Scientist in our CT business unit located in Vernon Hills, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

At CMRU, you will have the opportunity to work on research and development of X-ray physics model, data correction and reconstruction algorithms and work on next generation CT systems with a cross functional world class team.


CT Algorithm Development

  • Develop advanced CT reconstruction algorithms for next generation CT.
  • Work with cross functional teams in new product introduction.
  • Collaborate with the clinical application team to evaluate and refine image quality.
  • Collaborate with academic and industrial partners in various research projects.

Deep Learning

  • Develop deep learning-based algorithms for CT data correction and image reconstruction.
  • Research and evaluate advanced deep learning techniques.
  • Maintain and develop deep learning development platforms.

X-ray Physics Model and Data Correction

  • Develop and validate X-ray physics models in CT systems.
  • Develop and implement advanced CT data correction algorithms, such as beam hardening correction, scatter correction, etc.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary groups for model verification and calibration.



  • The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. or other graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, engineering physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering or equivalent.


  • Related experience in tomographic reconstruction and X-ray physics modeling, CT data correction in a product development environment or academic research setting.
  • Knowledge of inverse problem solving and numerical algorithm and statistics.
  • Knowledge of deep learning algorithm development.
  • Proficiency in scientific programming languages, such as C/C++, Python and MATLAB.
  • Have several peer reviewed scientific papers and/r patents to his/her credit.
  • Knowledge of machine learning/artificial intelligence is preferred.
  • Knowledge of clinical applications is a plus.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and find solutions quickly.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including being able to report concisely and clearly to management.
  • Organized and detail-orientated.
  • Driven by innovation and creativity.
  • Hard working and self-motivated to learn new things.
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task.


  • Some domestic and occasional international travel is required.
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