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Principal Ultrasound Scientist

Company: Vave Health
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY INFORMATIONVave Health is a healthcare technology startup based in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to rapidly expand access to diagnostic medical imaging, improving the quality of care for those who need it most. Vave's next-generation, handheld wireless ultrasound solution connects to the User's mobile device, enabling faster diagnosis and treatment at the point-of-care, improving patient outcomes. Vave offers a low cost ultrasound-as-a-service subscription includes ultrasound device, intuitive software, and a customizable platform addressing multiple clinical market segments.PURPOSE & DESCRIPTIONThe Principal Ultrasound Scientist is responsible for the Vave ultrasound platform IQ performance and development of imaging features & modes from R&D concept to NPI development and validation, aligned with Vave's go-to-market strategy.Key focus is on ultrasound system signal chain processing design, algorithms, and implementation for new imaging features/modes and optimizations per priority clinical applications, working closely with Vave's clinical and engineering teams. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assume full ownership of the ultrasound sound image quality including signal processing algorithm research and development (TX and RX frontend, beamforming, and backend processing), system performance verification, and clinical image optimization
  • Partner with FPGA, FW, and App SW teams in development of RF/IQ data acquisition and analysis tools to improve development environment and improve IQ optimization efficiency
  • Lead system NPI product development, owning design specifications and verifications that comply with related medical device regulations/standards (FDA, IEC, etc.), and with internal quality management and design control processes
  • Drive innovation of advanced imaging modes and features from concept to prototyping, to NPI product implementation and release-to-markets
  • Identify innovations and lead R&D projects for inclusion into the product technology roadmap
  • Work effectively with core stakeholder functions including product management, hardware and software engineering, and clinical to deliver the complete and successful Vave product solution
  • Enforce design control rigor from requirements/specifications, design reviews & documentation, maintenance of design history, and V&V testing to meet business targets with regulatory complianceEDUCATION
    • MS or PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or other related fieldsEXPERIENCE & SKILLS
      • Minimum 6 years focused in advanced ultrasound technology development
      • Experience developing medical devices according to FDA and IEC 60601-1 standards highly desirable.
      • Strong understanding of ultrasonic acoustics in human tissues and the relationship to ultrasound system and imaging performanceVave Health is committed to equal employment opportunities. The company offers a drug-free work environment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. Equal employment opportunity includes hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotions, and termination.

Keywords: Vave Health, Santa Clara , Principal Ultrasound Scientist, Other , Santa Clara, California

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