Philips International Data Scientist Graduate Scheme in Belfast, United Kingdom


In this role, you have the opportunity to build a successful career at an exciting & innovative employer on an international talent development programme starting in September 2019.

Pathology is the gold standard in cancer diagnosis today, and Philips Digital Pathology Solutions offers an automated digital pathology image creation, management and analysis system, which enables the automated detection of tumours across a range of different tissue types. Many of these tissue types have areas of similar morphologies. Philips want to create a Tissue mapping algorithm that will utilize the power of both new and existing fully convolutional neural networks to detect the range of tissue architectures across a range of tissue types.

You are responsible for

  • Making use of existing or building new networks to map out entire tissue samples into their components. This data is used to build powerful software to aid pathologists in the rapid detection of cancer.

  • Training new neural networks to run on our analytics engine.

  • Producing evidence of successful image mapping across a range of tissue types.

  • Helping to integrate with our existing computational pathology products.

You are a part of

A multi-disciplinary team consisting of software engineers, knowledge engineers, data scientists, researchers, web developers, and pathologists. The solution will be presented to in house pathologists and the Computational Imaging Team and will be a game changer for the future of computational pathology.

We have many unsolved problems in medicine which impact our loved ones and people around us. As part of the Innovation & Strategy cluster in Philips, the business group Emerging Businesses pursues four health related business opportunities to address some of these unsolved problems in medicine through technology. We recruitment in 2 businesses: Digital Pathology and Neuro Diagnostics. When you walk into work, you will be joining a truly entrepreneurial team of over 330 employees spread around 8 countries, all passionate about defining the future, growing the business and having fun. You will be considered an “early joiner” to the Philips Emerging Businesses family which plans to expand itself, by approximately 700 members in the next 3 years.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience;

  • A strong image analytics background, specializing in deep learning

  • A Bachelor’s or Masters degree from Imperial College in the following: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing & Robotics; Electronic Engineering; Computer Science; Applied Mathematics; Biomedical Engineering; or Applied Physics

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong communication skills, fluent in English both written and verbal

  • Please note, a degree in the list above is essential due to modules studied within these at Imperial College.

In return, we offer you

Philips is quick to recognize emerging talent and nurture success. If you are passionate about what you do and determined to be successful we will support you and your career development. There are no wrong questions at Philips and we challenge our employees and graduates alike to ask and learn. Philips is rapidly evolving which creates an exciting and vibrant work environment.

We believe that every mega growth period creates an exceptional career runway. In fact, the Emerging Businesses leadership team gets out of bed every morning with the sole focus of growing the business and growing the people who contribute to it. We offer you our leadership commitment to innovation and growth. You are likely to experience a dynamic, exciting high stakes, mobility-focused environment which could form the launch pad of your career growth - personally, professionally & financially.

We offer you 3 x 9 months’ projects in 2 countries and 2 businesses in which we would like you to start with this one per September 2019. This project will be your start of your 27 month journey through the Philips Emerging Businesses organization. We believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Therefore, in addition to a competitive salary, you will also have access to a comprehensive flexible benefits package and development programme.

Recruitment Process

Please apply online as early as possible by submitting your CV (inclusive of all grades and dates) and covering letter. If you are progressed through this stage, you will be asked to attend a telephone or Skype interview. Following this the final stage will be interviews in early 2019 ahead of the September start. Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis.

Recruitment agencies : we are fortunate enough to receive lots of fantastic applications for our brand, however when we use agencies we have a PSL in place so please do not contact hiring managers or the recruitment team directly. Unfortunately we are not able to respond to you and cannot accept speculative CV’s as way of introduction.