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OSI Systems, Inc. Senior Research Scientist in Andover, Massachusetts

Rapiscan Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSI Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets security and inspection systems worldwide. Our products are used to inspect baggage, cargo, people, vehicles and other objects for weapons, explosives, drugs and other contraband. Rapiscan Systems security and inspection devices can be found in a wide range of locations such as, airports, border crossings, railway stations, sea ports and terminals, government and military installations and nuclear facilities. As the world's leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state-of-the-art products, solutions and services to meet our customers' most demanding threat detection needs.

  • Provide technical oversight to internal R&D projects and New Product Introduction (NPI)/New Technology Introduction (NTI) efforts

  • Provide technical management and direction to scientists or other team members as assigned

  • Work closely with cross functional engineers and developers to ensure a path for adoption and productization of detection technologies

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on hardware and system design

  • Interact with cross functional teams to provide guidance, feedback, and ensure efforts are well aligned with technology roadmap

  • Assist in identifying, attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent suitable for ongoing projects

  • Work closely with other technical leads and program/product managers to provide guidance and technical expertise on key activities centered on chemical detection

  • Uphold the company’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, and Teamwork

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with the company’s Code of Ethics and Conduct

  • It is the responsibility of every employee to report to their manager or a member of senior management any quality problems or defects in order for corrective action to be implemented and to avoid recurrence of the problem

  • Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in chemistry, physics, or engineering with at least 5 years of relevant experience

  • Must display expertise in designing, assembling, prototyping, and troubleshooting custom built system hardware, specifically mass spectrometers and/or ion mobility spectrometers

  • Considerable industrial experience focusing on system design and prototyping

  • Experience in technical leadership/mentoring; also previous experience serving as a technical team lead or Principal Investigator for externally funded contracts is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in product development with a proven track record of bringing concept designs to product and the ability to lead teams through this process

  • Experience with vacuum chamber systems, electronics and associated diagnostic hardware (HV probe, oscilloscope etc.), mechanical design software (SolidWorks or similar), and CFD/ion flow modeling software

  • Ability to work with teams inside and outside engineering in a collaborative and productive fashion

  • Proven track record of innovation through key products, patents, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications

  • Experience writing and submitting government research proposals for product development funding

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; equal ability to take direction and delegate effectively

This position includes an education verification as part of our background check.


OSI Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively “OSI”) does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. If any person or entity, including a recruiter or agency, submits any information, including any resume or information regarding any potential candidate, without a signed agreement in place with OSI, OSI explicitly reserves the right to use such information, and pursue and/or hire such candidates, without any financial obligation to the person, recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited information or resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are considered and deemed to be the property of OSI.

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OSI Systems, Inc. has three operating divisions: (a) Security, providing security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; (b) Healthcare, providing patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology and anesthesia systems; and (c) Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, providing specialized electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for original equipment manufacturers with applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.

Requisition #: 19307

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Street: 23 Frontage Road