Philips Senior Scientist - Behavioral Science in Shanghai, China


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Lead industrial research on behavioral change and user engagement for Chinese users and patients, particularly in the areas of health education, diet/lifestyle modification, chronic disease prevention and management; identify research directions, discover new solutions and translate it into applicable working solutions/process for consumer solutions.

You are responsible for

  • Lead or support development of innovative behavior change and engagement methods in Philips offerings in population health and disease prevention and management in China.

  • Lead or support projects/activities in identifying, designing and validating methodologies for user behavior analysis, profiling, user pattern discovery and creation of individualized interventional schemes, taking into consideration local and cultural elements.

  • Propose and drive new initiatives in relevant areas that potentially have high business impact, based on thorough understanding of unmet needs and up-to-date technological development.

  • Build and strengthen the network in industry and academy, and actively seek for open innovation opportunities with universities, institutes and other external knowledge centers, to accelerate and ensure the success of research projects.

  • Solves problems conventionally and independently, documents well the research outcome, delivers required research outcome in the form of IP, internal technical reports and quality publications, where applicable.

  • Work along with peer colleagues across projects, groups and labs, remain open in sharing insights and make sure communication goes well and timely.

You are a part of

Population Health Scientist team, reporting to team leader under Philips China Research Center

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

  • Ph.D. degree in psychology, behavioristic psychology, human ethology or alike.

  • Research experience in diet/lifestyle modification for prevention and treatment of lifestyle related chronic diseases in China is preferred, demonstrated with good track record (e.g. publications at renowned international journals/conferences). Overseas experience is a strong plus.

  • Solid knowledge in user phenotyping, behavioral clustering, questionnaire methodologies, coaching programs, user motivation and engagement schemes, preferably with research experiences in developing app-based personal health and chronic disease prevention/management solutions.

  • Good analytical skills to understand and interpret data from human studies.

  • Up-to-date on the advances in the field of behavioral research, motivational schemes, and their applications in personal health and disease management and other products, with hands-on experience of using standard and proprietary technologies and tools.

  • Proficient in communication, with good grasp of English both oral and written.

In return, we offer you

The freedom to try new things by owing your own career, the chance to deliver meaningful innovation and have a positive impact on other people’s lives

Why should you join Philips?

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