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Philips Information Scientist in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to work on high impact strategic projects, as well as white papers and specific research questions prioritized by Research program management. The diverse portfolio of Philips makes it a challenging function, as you might work on a broad scope of topics (from personal health to precision diagnosis), for which you will provide overviews of what is happening in the outside world. You will craft competitor overviews, provide market insights, assess value of creative ideas and become the sparring partner for stakeholders at various level of Philips organization.

Your responsibilities

  • Creating market overviews (incl. competitors activities, technology/healthcare/societal trends) for various research topics

  • Assess the potential value of new research ideas to healthcare (impact on clinical outcomes, patient/provider experience and healthcare costs)

  • Aggregate the data from various information sources (e.g. scientific literature, market reports, industry news, expert opinions), visualize results and actively discuss them

Your team

The competitive intelligence & early health economics group is a small team situated in Philips Research, on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The team’s role is to support the identification and exploration of new growth areas for Philips with valuable insights. For more insights you can visit:

We are looking for

An enthusiastic, dedicated person who is eager to learn, and would like to contribute both to Philips and to healthcare. The information scientist will need to develop expertise in one of Philips’ core businesses and the creativity to address a diverse set of research needs.

  • PhD in the area of health sciences, medical information science, digital health, or medical sciences

  • Experience in working in a research organization preferably in healthcare or personal health

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with various partners (both internal and external to Philips)

  • Team worker in multidisciplinary and international settings, able to adapt quickly

Our Offer

We welcome you to a challenging, creative environment with outstanding opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very high-reaching and designed around your preferences:

  • 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 mentoring;

  • Excellent company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package;

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;

  • Healthy work-life balance.

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 . 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 .

To find out more about what it’s 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 .