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Philips Genomics Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Bring your knowledge, experience and leadership in the biomedical informatics research area and your passion for changing lives to develop innovative solutions in support of healthcare on a global level. Work on first-of-kind tools that combine clinical and genomic data analysis to transform infection prevention.

You are responsible for

  • Providing expertise in data analytics, algorithm implementation, and/or computational biology.

  • Developing, implementing and testing new algorithms for the genomic analysis and clinical interpretation of infectious disease samples.

  • Developing novel algorithms, prototypes and features that will enhance our IntelliSpace Epidemiology platform.

  • Work with other teams within the Genomics for Infectious Disease unit to drive productization of these ideas.

  • Interact with outside experts in the field and internal engineering teams.

You are a part of

A company that is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the healthcare industry. We simplify healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle – patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, we aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system and providers. Philips delivers advanced solutions to health professionals to meet the needs of patients, and to empowered consumers for affordable healthcare whether in the hospital or at home.

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

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Computational Biology or equivalent

  • Experience with one or more of the following: data science, computational biology, developing novel algorithms and software frameworks, data visualization, clinical databases

  • Experience in bioinformatics including NGS data analysis, DNASeq/RNASeq analysis

  • Proficiency in Python or R, and experience with Linux and/or high-performance computing environments

  • Demonstrated experience with scientific algorithm development or mathematical/computational models

  • Ability to build code in a team environment

  • Experience gathering feedback from stakeholders (end users, internal) and improve solutions based on findings

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • experience with medical or microbiology data analysis a plus

  • Agile code development a plus

  • experience with versioning tools (e.g. Git) a plus

  • Candidates currently in academia or industry are welcome to apply

In return, we offer you

We enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards, and personalized development planning programs.

Join us and work in a dynamic environment with opportunities to contribute to a number of innovation topics and application areas in relation to healthcare solutions and services. You have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of your team. We offer competitive benefits and salary package with offices in multiple locations in the US.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it is like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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