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Philips Research Scientist - Aging / Caregiver Solutions in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Bring your experience and knowledge to join Philips Research North America on the journey of developing novel solutions to improve health, quality of life, and safety for older adults aging-in-place and for their formal and informal caregivers. Our research areas include human factors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, health informatics, and public health. Collaborative relationships are maintained with scientific and medical institutions, academia and governmental resources.

You are responsible for

  • Participate in a research team that will: research, design, and develop algorithms, software, and services that provide communication and coordination support for older adults and their caregivers

  • Explore novel approaches to health and safety monitoring and promotion for older adults

  • Explore novel approaches to information exchange and care coordination for older adults

  • Interact with experts in the Philips Aging and Caregiving business

  • Contribute to the design and management of field and lab testing of novel solutions

  • Write scientific publications and present at scientific conferences

  • Write technical documentation.

You are a part of

At Philips, we are driven to deliver cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. 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.

Our research and business provide unique opportunities to develop cutting edge consumer health solutions and deliver meaningful solutions in the healthcare space. Philips delivers advanced solutions to health professionals to meet the needs of patients, and to empower consumers for affordable healthcare whether in a hospital or at home.

We work in multidisciplinary teams. Philips Research has been one of the world’s premier research labs since 1914. We develop scientific, engineering and business innovations to enhance health and well-being.

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

  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, informatics, or a related field.

  • Experience in the design, development and evaluation of mobile health technology, ubiquitous and/or pervasive technology, or related application domains.

  • Machine learning and data mining

  • Algorithm design, implementation and testing

  • Publishing scientific papers and presenting at scientific conferences

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Skills and experience in any of the following areas would be a plus:

  • Experience with solutions for older adults and their caregivers is highly desirable.

  • Developing and testing software applications (Python, Java, or other widely-used languages)

  • Experience with data science and deep learning (preferably in Python)

  • Experience with bio-signal processing

  • Experience with server-based and database-backed applications

  • Experience with designing and managing human subjects research

  • Knowledge of human physiology

  • Working with multidisciplinary, cross-cultural teams

In return, we offer you

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.

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 at . 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 at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .

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