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Philips Healthcare Informaticist in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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In this role, you have the opportunity to

Deliver on its promise to improve the lives of 3 billion by 2025 information technology, connected propositions and integrated services are core to our strategy. To transform the company our IT strategy has a dual focus; to create a fully integrated landscape and rapidly introduce new technologies to create targeted business propositions, and scaling up successes.

You have the opportunity to shape how we design & develop solutions to a market segment where information technology is bringing high impact to improve people’s lives. With our software solutions, we target diversified segments within Healthcare industry, like Hospitals, Primary Care facilities, Specialized Clinics, etc.

Philips is becoming a digital company. Join us if you want to leave your mark and influence how technology will transform the delivery of care to societies around the world.

You are responsible for

  • Developing, evaluating and driving strategies on new information technologies to promote health and well being

  • Analyzing technology and sophisticated systems with the intent of design and development of learning health systems which aim to enhance the quality, safety and efficiency of care

  • Understanding the clinical relevance of hospital data, from vital signs measurements up to, and including, enterprise-level data and their application in various care environments

  • Co-defining and updating the vision and innovation strategy within Acute Care research (covering high-acuity clinical (e.g. ICU), via low-acuity (e.g. General Ward), to post-discharge home settings) based on deep understanding of customer needs together with market forces and trends

  • Scouting and selecting enabling technologies suitable for realizing technical proof-points of envisioned clinical propositions taking into account technology readiness levels, patent landscapes, consumer insights and market acceptance

  • Leading and driving a technical area and be recognized a technical expert, making sure the smooth and efficient execution of research projects, and deliver results on time and in good quality as required.

  • Keeping abreast of technical and clinical developments in own field through outside-in scouting, key contacts, and study of relevant literature.

  • Generating intellectual property around the technical aspects of the developed propositions

You are a part of

Philips Research is the source of many advanced developments in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Technology. Building on 100 years of experience in industrial research and our world-leading patent position, we're dedicated to bringing 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 first-of-a-kind product development. For more insights you can visit: www.research.philips.com

The Patient Care & Measurements department which comprises 35-40 highly-skilled professionals. The focus of the group is to provide clinically relevant and business-compatible solutions for high- and low-acuity care settings, comprising vital signs monitoring, data-driven connected systems, all the way up to enabling services.

At the heart of our capabilities lie a mix of human physiology, electronic/systems design, IT architecture and clinical workflow which are being leveraged to develop integrated propositions from idea to concept and are also able to successfully transfer these. We work, already at a very early stage, with our key businesses and also leverage our strong academic and clinical network.

The department is involved in early technology scouting up to first-of-a-kind product development for clinical and home healthcare settings. In all of these application domains, a trend towards increased awareness on (preventative) human health, unobtrusive (self-) diagnostics, and data flow challenges can be seen. The successful candidate will not only contribute, but also drive key assignments and strategic initiatives revolving around hospital data, from vital signs measurements up to, and including, enterprise-level data. He/she will have the opportunity to work in an environment where the future depends strongly on his/her individual capabilities.

The location of this position is the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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

  • Master’s degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology or equivalent (PhD a plus)

  • Medical Training (Medical Doctor/ Registered Nurse/ Certified Nurse Practitioner or equivalent) is a plus

  • Excellent skills and experience in Healthcare IT-systems

  • Creativity and ability to translate explorative ideas into tangible results that may lead to future solutions and (data-driven) services

  • Ability to discuss and direct on all relevant technical levels, ranging from high-level system architecture to detailed data & signal processing algorithms

  • Knowledge of the global medical IT market including the characteristics of the clinical domain, market segments, main trends and main competitors

  • Proven track record of creating significant impact in multinational organizations

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Willingness to travel (10%)

Required personal characteristics

  • Highly motivated, flexible, social and disciplined team player

  • Eager to define, set-up and shape new innovation directions

  • Enthusiastic, representative and entrepreneurial personality

  • Research and innovation mindset

  • Eager to learn and improve e.g. by new technologies, process improvements

  • Creative, and abstract thinker with a good balance to application

  • Result-driven, accurate and quality minded

In return, we offer you

  • A competitive salary;

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually;

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance;

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching;

  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field;

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s 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 https://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video at https://youtu.be/ocnMFp1JBuM .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at https://www.careers.philips.com/professional/global/en/workingatphilips on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/blog-unexpected . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/recruitmentprocess , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/faq .

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