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General Electric Imaging Technology Leader -MRI in Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

As a Technology Leader, you will manage the scientific and technical input for the development of new imaging contrast agent (MRI) throughout the preclinical, clinical and post-marketing phases. Key areas of expertise are in neuro, oncology and cardiology applications. The position is suitable for a dynamic individual who would be excited in making a valuable scientific contribution to the growing portfolios. The role is based in the GE Healthcare office in Amersham, United Kingdom in the Imaging Technology Group, R&D reporting to the Global Head of Imaging Technology.

GE Healthcare has chosen to introduce a new work reimagined way of working where the option of a hybrid worker has been introduced. These workers have a “Choice within a Framework “: this means that number of actual days on-site will be determined by team needs, personal preferences, customer & job requirements and the framework at the local facility.

Job Description


  • Strong background in MR physics and expertise in using MR imaging techniques in a clinical environment.

  • Develop and maintain the imaging strategy in line with the project strategy of the MRI products.

  • Understand project needs, imaging endpoints as expressed in clinical study protocol for the fast-changing MRI portfolio.

  • Understand the requirements of a drug development pipeline (Phase 1-4) and scientific methodology.

  • Proven track record of working across multiple functions with diverse teams.

  • Ability to develop imaging manuals, training materials and quality manuals for clinical research studies across different MRI scanner vendors.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the respective staff participating in this development including the Project Stream Leaders, the Project Director, Clinical Study Team Leader, relevant staff at participating clinical study centers in order to fulfill the needs of the clinical study.

  • Represent imaging competence in Pharmaceutical Diagnostics - R&D globally.

  • Set the imaging requirements at clinical sites and ensure that these are recorded appropriately.

  • Provide imaging project plan and ensure competent imaging resource estimates for research initiatives, clinical trial execution and supply budgets.

  • Coach and develop junior team members with a focus on knowledge of clinical trials and medical imaging techniques.

  • Travel to international and domestic clinical study sites to assist with or perform initiation and training. Site training may be performed remotely (i.e. via web conference).

  • Maintain competence in the modality associated with the position (e.g. through a Continuous Professional Development program).

  • Clinical study image data management for internal and external customers according to Good Clinical Practice, company procedures and guidelines.

  • Build cross-business strategies between Pharmaceutical Diagnostics and Healthcare Systems.

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in a relevant science discipline such as Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering etc.

  • Strong background in MRI including contrast agents and another imaging modalities (desired but not mandatory).

  • Knowledge in the scientific and clinical research of diagnostic imaging agents. Proven experience in analyzing medical images and familiarity with clinical practice.

  • Expertise in scanner qualification and protocol set up across different scanner vendors.

  • Use of medical imaging workstations.

  • A high degree of initiative, ability to work systematically and independently. Experience identifying and troubleshooting technical problems.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and teamwork.

  • Excellent oral and written command of English.

Desirable skills

  • Relevant professional qualifications and certifications (e.g., State Registration as a Clinical Scientist or Board Certification, Member or Fellow in an appropriate professional body etc.).

  • Experience working in industry.

  • Experience with programming languages (MatLab, C++, Python, IDL etc.).

  • Familiarity with commercializing scientific ideas and/or previous industrial experience and communication with clinical/ healthcare experts.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, matrixed, and customer focused environment; experience with cross-site research collaborations.

  • Prior experience working in industry, an imaging core lab, clinical trials, or similar environment.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Ability to persevere and work effectively during high-pressure situations.

Eligibility requirements

A good level of English and an EU Work Permit

Inclusion and Diversity

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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