Principal Engineer-Imaging Physics
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

Researchers in the Diagnostics and Biomedical Technologies organization are developing breakthrough technologies that provide diagnostic and patient monitoring solutions to physicians for improving patient care and increasing the efficiency of the healthcare system. We work closely with GE Healthcare to define the areas of greatest impact, and to develop innovations that they can commercialize to help in providing widespread access to quality and affordable healthcare globally.

Essential Responsibilities

As a Principal Engineer, you will leverage technical expertise and experience to provide direction to the team in technology development and transfer of technology.

You will formulate, implement and execute on new programs or integrate major programs to meet key technical objectives.

As a Principal Engineer you will:
Be recognized as a technical expert and provide senior technical expertise and vision in the field of Imaging physics and algorithms for CT, X-ray and Functional Imaging (CTXFI) systems.

Be a Systems Thinker who can see the big picture, and effectively manage the flow-down/flow-up of requirements and capabilities to optimize system designs.

Participate in identifying, planning, and developing strategies to enhance GE’s competitiveness. This includes the ability to think critically and make tough priority calls.

Champion creativity, innovation, technical excellence and execution within the organization.

Build strong networks with technologists and leaders at GE businesses and within Global Research.

Collaborate with the GE Businesses to implement inventions and improvements to existing designs.

Provide a strong link to the customer, to ensure that realities of clinical practice and unmet needs are translated into research direction of the team.

Build technology collaborations with universities, government agencies, and other companies.

Mentor early to mid-career researchers and Champion the Technical Career Path options within Global Research.


Doctorate in Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related field, with at least 10 years of post-degree experience in Imaging Physics/Systems, or a Master’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with at least 15 years post-degree experience in Imaging Physics/Systems

Strong background in the design of ionizing radiation imaging systems and/or calibrations algorithms, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of image chain physics.

Demonstrated proficiency in securing Intellectual Property – defining patent strategy, drawing on the creativity of a team to generate ideas, drafting strong applications, and following through to patent issuance.

Experience in working in global teams.

Demonstrated track record of establishing collaboration with universities, government agencies, industrial suppliers and partners.

Strong strategic focus & influencing skills to drive organization technologies and shape product design.

Demonstrated project leadership experience, including successful track record of completing deliverables on schedule and under budget.

Strong environmental, health and safety ethics & demonstrated ability to play an active role in creating culture of safety.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Must be 18 years or older.

You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

Strong record of peer reviewed journal publications.

Experience in design of CT, X-Ray and/or PET systems, image chain physics and/or calibrations algorithms.

Clear evidence of innovation and creativity in the industrial/academic context.

Experience in numerical analysis tools and optimization methods.

Demonstrated strong work ethic.

Expertise in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methods

Superb written and verbal communication skills.

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