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Philips Research Scientist in NLP/AI for Healthcare in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Contribute to the research and development activities in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) group within the Acute Care Solutions Department of Philips Research North America. You will create innovative AI solutions to support knowledge discovery, decision-making, and attainment of optimal patient outcomes across the healthcare continuum.

You are responsible for

  • Development of novel algorithms and working prototypes / demos based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Deep Learning / Machine Learning techniques

  • Create solutions related (but not limited) to information extraction, automated question answering, and reasoning using structured / unstructured clinical data and biomedical literature, and other sources

  • Working closely with Philips Business Units to contribute to on-going Philips innovations in the healthcare space

  • Staying abreast on the existing literature to align, compare and contrast with the state-of-the-art techniques and algorithms

  • Prepare manuscripts for top quality AI / Machine Learning / NLP / Healthcare conferences and journals

  • Seizing opportunities to apply for internal and external research grants

  • Working closely with universities, scientific institutions, academic organizations and governmental resources in the capacity of collaborative relationships as needed

You are a part of

Philips Research is one of the world’s leading corporate research organizations and has a rich history of producing successful innovations in the area of health and well-being. Powered by the intellect and hard work of more than 1,600 talented individuals, we fuel value creation and growth in Philips by creating new technologies that improve people’s lives. Philips Research North America is one of Philips’ nine worldwide research laboratories where innovations and discoveries help drive Philips products and service opportunities. We are located in Cambridge, MA overlooking the Charles River, just walking distance from our collaborators at MIT.

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

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields

  • Expertise in Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing)

  • Proficiency in Python or Java programming languages

  • Database expérience (SQL, NoSQL, etc.)

  • Experience working in Unix/Linux environments

  • Experience with deep learning tools and frameworks (e.g. Keras, TensorFlow, Torch, PyTorch, Theano, Caffe etc.)

  • Ability to work within a team environment, and should be a quick learner and self-motivated with the ability to plan and execute

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal

  • Familiar with clinical NLP along with medical terminologies and ontologies (e.g. SNOMED-CT, ICD 10 etc.) and data standards (e.g., FHIR, HL7, DICOM) is a strong preference

  • Experience in working with multi-modal and multi-source clinical data is a strong plus

  • Strong track record of scientific publications and presentations in top-tier scientific conferences

  • Proficiency in software engineering and architecture is a strong plus

  • Ability to bridge communication gaps between clinical practice and computer science along with an understanding of patient care workflow in a variety of clinical settings is a strong plus

In return, we offer you

We are happy to provide an opportunity to work with one of the strongest research labs in the world and deliver solutions will have a direct impact on patient care. You will be part of a flexible team of highly skilled professionals that are able to find an excellent work-life balance. Just think the solutions you develop will be designed to provide enhanced tools for the healthcare professionals and should lead to improved outcomes for the patients they are treating.

Why should you join Philips?

Are you passionate about having a career that will improve healthcare? Do you want your efforts to be more than a job? At Philips, it is a calling to build a healthier society through relevant work, passionate about improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering creative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in substantial ways.

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