Canon USA & Affiliates Research Scientist - Image Processing in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Canon USA’s Healthcare Optics Research Lab is a young organization that is gaining momentum. We’re partnering with world class hospitals in the Boston area to turn cutting-edge medical research into usable, meaningful products. This Research Scientist (Scientist) position is part of clinical development team responsible for identifying clinical needs, developing advanced algorithms and procedures for preclinical and clinical translation, including image processing methods and software solutions. It is a hands-on role inventing practical and robust solutions to various medical signal/image processing problems while meeting functional and clinical requirements of novel medical imaging devices.


  • Work collaboratively with collaboration hospitals, other researchers and application development engineers in all product development phases to identify feasible and necessary medical signal/image methods to deliver high-quality commercial medical imaging products

  • Directly responsible for clinical data analysis, simulation, planning, algorithms design, implementation, and verification for use in medical imaging products that consists of data acquisition, real-time signal/image processing, display of images, and hardware control

  • Hands-on evaluation of developed algorithms on prototype system; verify the methods and framework meet the functional, performance and clinical requirements

  • Identify existing internal and/or 3rd party libraries, components and tools relevant to solving the signal/image processing problems; lead evaluation and validation activities for its intended use

  • Fully document the solution requirements, design and test results under Design Control

  • Contribute to product requirement development and risk management reviews

  • Provide consultation on all imaging related projects; be a top level contributor/specialist

  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams consisting of System, Software, Research, Engineering, QA/RA, and Marketing

  • Keep abreast of relevant and new technologies in the medical imaging field, including machine learning

  • Provide documentation of inventions for patent applications; review alternative technology as it relates to the invention

  • Present development work at scientific conferences, and report progress regularly to Management

  • Completion of commercial product-grade image processing algorithms and implementation applicable to medical imaging projects

  • Completion of documentation including requirements, assumptions, specifications and verification results

  • Completion of quality assurance and validation of the algorithm including successful clinical trials and validation


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, or related discipline. PhD in related discipline is preferred

  • 3-5 years experience in a signal/image processing algorithms development role for medical or other safety-critical products. Expertise in digital signal/image processing and pattern recognition is required. Direct experience of cardiovascular image processing or medical image processing is strongly preferred

  • Experience designing and implementing real-time signal/image processing systems

  • Proficiency in MATLAB and C/C++ is required

  • Knowledge and experience in DICOM and 2D/3D medical image processing; experience using imaging toolkits such as OpenCV; experience using Machine Learning

  • Experience in intellectual property development is a plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to other stakeholders in different functions at various levels

Company Overview

About our Company - Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visitingand follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact.

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Posting Tags


Requisition ID 19110

Category Medical Device

Position Type Full-Time