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General Electric Medical Imaging Scientist - MRI in Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The role of Medical Imaging Scientist is to support the development of new imaging agents throughout the development phases in accordance with IHC-GCP and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

This is achieved by the receipt, processing, preparation for assessment and archiving of clinical trials images from a range of modalities within the GE Healthcare Pharmaceutical Diagnostics portfolio. This role is particularly suited to a clinical technologist with experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) who would like broader exposure to R&D activities and/or a wider range of imaging modalities.

The role is based in the Imaging Operations group within Imaging Technology and reports to the Head of Imaging Technology.

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Ensure image quality and GCP compliance at clinical sites and/or during image handling and analysis.

  • Travel to clinical study sites to assist with or perform their initiation and training. In certain cases, the site training may need to be performed remotely (i.e. via telephone, web conference, telepresence or similar) with equivalent efficacy.

  • Complete image review and give written/verbal feedback to clinical sites to ensure adequate image quality and protocol compliance during clinical studies.

  • Applying practical experience to projects in the delivery of key documentation or data.

  • Maintenance, training and support of the computerized image systems in cooperation with the image data specialist(s). (System-specific training will be provided.)

  • Developing effective working relationships with “customers” in order to fulfill the needs of the clinical study. This may include internal staff and personnel at participating clinical centers.

  • Applying practical and clinical experience to projects in the delivery of key documentation or data.

  • Maintaining competency in the modality associated with the position (e.g., through a Continuous Professional Development Program). Proactively building up their experience through coaching and mentoring from more senior scientists.

  • Image data management in support of clinical studies for internal and external customers according to Good Clinical Practice and company procedures and guidelines.

Qualifications and experience

  • BSc or MSc (or equivalent) or relevant professional health qualification(s) in Diagnostic Radiology or Medical Imaging, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.

  • Signific experience in Diagnostic Radiology with proven knowledge of MRI obtained.

  • Prior experience working at an imaging core lab (imaging CRO) or similar environment.

  • In depth expertise and hands on experience in scanner qualification (phantom imaging and analysis) and image QC.

  • Knowledge in the scientific and clinical research of diagnostic imaging agents.

  • A high degree of initiative and the ability to work systematically and independently is expected.

  • Experience with Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM).

  • Experience identifying, troubleshooting, documenting and following technical problems through to completion.

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, licensed technologist or radiographer).

  • Postgraduate or equivalent qualification in Physics or relevant other discipline as above.

  • Competency in using medical imaging workstations. Software experience with programming languages (MatLab, Freesurfer, C++, Python, IDL etc.). Experience with other imaging modalities e.g. X-ray, CT, PET, Nuclear Medicine or Ultrasound.

  • Experience with writing clinical study manuals (e.g. imaging manual or image acquisition protocol).

  • Experience creating and editing Standard Operating Procedure’s (SOPs).

  • Experience with leading blinded reads and direct contact with clinical trial sites.

  • Able to establish good and productive relationships with cross functional and cross business groups; involve/motivate others to work toward team objectives.

  • Ability to multitask. Ability to persevere and work effectively during high-stress 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.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.

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