Philips Research Scientist in Cambridge (UK), United Kingdom

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Royal Philips

We are currently seeking a research data scientist to join our Philips Research team in Cambridge.

Our vision as a world leader in the field of health systems and personal health is that the end user or patient is central to everything we do. By searching for new solutions to improve health, we strive to create the ideal user experience, improve outcome and save costs. We focus on delivering the most technologically advanced products and solutions for better diagnosis, better treatment and better health promotion.

We make healthcare and personal health more accessible through new mobile and telehealth technologies in order to coordinate care for the chronically ill and achieve personal health objectives for all people. This commitment is the driving force behind our research investments in cardiology, oncology, respiratory, home care and personal health.

Philips Research

Philips Research at is a global organization that helps Philips to introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed – first-of-a-kind product development.

Department Chronic Disease Management

The mission of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) department is to provide the Health Systems and Personal Health business group sectors and local markets with innovative services, applications and solutions for cardiology and respiratory, medical software, patient engagement, health promotion, clinical science and data science. The department is located in Eindhoven, (NL), Cambridge (UK) and Aachen (Ger) and has strong relationships with nearby universities focusing on medicine, health psychology, and population health service research and data science.

Your challenge

Bring your knowledge and experience in Philips Research in Cambridge (UK) and your passion for improving healthcare and lives to develop cutting edge solutions in support of health systems and personal health.

Your responsibilities

We are seeking a motivated and experienced data scientist to expand our Chronic Disease Management department for data management and analytical challenges in population health management, telehealth-enabled health systems and personal health.

You will contribute to research activities around various fields of application including population health, health risk estimation, health service selection, telehealth-enabled surveillance, personal health applications and clinical validation of solutions. The focus will be on innovating, developing and evaluating first-of-its-kind data- and knowledge-driven algorithms and health service concepts and advancing their application through validation in trials and studies. You will help healthcare professionals make better and informed decisions, chronic patients add life to years and people live healthier lifestyles.

Candidate profile

  • Ph.D. in one of the fields of Data Science or Health Economics incl. computing science, mathematics and statistics with a strong first-author publication record in healthcare or personal health scientific literature. Will also consider masters with relevant working experience

  • Knowledge on health, well-being and illness including medical long term conditions, and multi-morbidity

  • Hands on experience with databases and data management; ability to manipulate and analyse large data sets from various health system and personal health sources Commitment in taking up challenges from idea to market by understanding the business and economic considerations associated with health system and personal health innovation

  • Passionate about empirical, clinical and implementation research in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Excellence in verbal and written communication of research results in a clear, concise and actionable manner to stakeholders including colleagues, business partners and clinical partners

  • Expert knowledge of methods and tools for data analysis, machine learning, statistical learning and distributed computing (e.g., R, Matlab, Hadoop, Hive)

  • Demonstrated excellence in software design and programming, preferably in a medically oriented environment

  • Proven expertise in designing, deploying and evaluating experiments, trials, studies, pilots and routine practice in healthcare and personal health on outcome, cost, well-being and value

  • Proven expertise in designing, validating and deploying high performing data- and knowledge-driven algorithms in the health system and personal health domain