Postdoctoral Fellow

Vernon Hills, IL, USA

Company Description

The research team at Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on positron emission tomography (PET) instrumentation. Targeted projects include detector design and characterization for a Brain PET scanner, as well as detector development for future Canon PET scanners. Anticipated start date is immediate. The initial appointment is for one year, another two-year renewal expected if progress is satisfactory.

As part of Canon Medical Systems Corporation, CMRU is Canon’s multi-modality R&D center that designs the next generation medical imaging systems. It is equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation, prototyping, hardware labs and scientific computing facilities in order to perform research targeted to pre-clinical and clinical CT, PET, MRI, and X-Ray systems.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. in either Physics, Engineering or a related field, with focus on detector design and characterization. The successful candidate is expected to have the following skills:

  • Solid knowledge in radiation detection, have a good knowledge of PET physics
  • Familiar with photodetectors, especially silicon photomultiplier (SiPM)
  • Familiar with hardware lab instruments
  • Familiar with programming, scripting and automation, e.g. C/C++, Python, LabVIEW
  • Good capability to do data analysis, interpretation and presentation


Preferred qualifications further include one or more of the following:

  • Good teamwork spirit and a collaboration and teaching orientation
  • Experience in PCB design
  • Experience in SPICE simulation
  • Experience in mechanical design
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