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Research Scientist - Imaging

Company: Smiths Detection
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected. We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big. Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets. Smiths Detection is a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world-class detection and screening technology. We deliver the solutions you need to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Known for our best-in-class expertise, equipment and support, customers rely on Smiths Detection to help them make the world a more secure place. With over 40 years' experience, our mission is to use technology to develop innovative solutions and services which uphold the free flow of trade and make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Smiths Detection is an EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Using existing tools & software to devise and perform experiments pertaining to CT system design & analysis
  • Enhance existing software modules according to project requirements
  • Design, prototype, and test new algorithms in C++ and Python
  • Complete project deliverables, shifting priorities as needed
  • Report results to multidisciplinary audiences, both technical and non-technical
  • Adapt and grow into new responsibilities over time

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

Required Skills and Experience Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Masters or greater in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in implementing algorithms using C++
  • Demonstrated ability in analysis, testing, and problem solving, preferably using software or modeling tools
  • Experience with image or signal processing
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to present ideas and material clearly and concisely, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Technically flexible and able to work on multiple simultaneous projects and learn new material quickly

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with CUDA & GPU programming
  • Experience with code development of forward projectors & ray tracing
  • Expertise in solving inverse problems for engineering applications
  • Expertise in x-ray physics, CT image generation, Fourier analysis, signal processing, stochastic processes, & image quality
  • Familiarity with common image processing toolkits and libraries e.g. Matlab, VTK, ITK, etc.
  • Experience working in/with governmental agencies
  • Experience working both with a scientific team and independently

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Every minute of every day our technology and our people make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Additional Information

Smiths Detection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email hr-1@smiths-detection.com.

If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail stat@smiths.com or call toll-free 877-703-1029. This email and phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response. Smiths Detection, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program.

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