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Philips Senior Scientist, Digital Application in Shanghai, China


In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Explore, discover and develop digital personal health solutions for people’s wellbeing and health

  • Work in a true innovation climate and a high performance, high engagement research team. Work with & supported by a group talented people and bring our ideas into real impact to people’s health and wellbeing

  • Exposed and work with multi-discipline, multi-function teams like marketing, business, design, strategy etc.

  • Leverage our international research network in Eindhoven, Cambridge US, Bangalore etc

  • Be involved in definition of research program and business rationales

  • Be rewarded according performance and grow opportunity in different ladders

You are responsible for

  • Explore and identify research directions and create new digital personal health solutions with deep understanding on customer insights, business viability and technology feasibility.

  • Explore and create digital engagement solutions that fit for Asia consumer and markets with leveraging internal and external resources

  • Lead and execute research project(s) according to time, cost, and quality requirement, and taking responsibility in translating research outcome into business opportunities. Manage well the research outcome in the form of IP, internal technical reports and quality publications, where applicable

  • Leading and driving a technical area in digital applications 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.

  • Develop and maintains contacts with colleagues within and outside Philips, other R&D centers and open innovation partners, in order to support transfer of research results and to keep track of new developments.

You are a part of

You will work in Digital Health China Team, which is a part of Personal Health China Department in Philips Research (China). The team is the competence center on digital concept and digital engagement solution generation with focus on China market from consumer point of view. In Department, there are also teams work on Nutritional Health and Respiratory Health. You will report to Digital Health team leader.

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

  • Ph.D. or Master degree in related domains e.g. computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunication applied physics or applied mathematics etc.

  • Excellent research capability on digital/IoT innovation and/or data driven problem solving and/or data analytics, demonstrated with good track record, e.g. publications at renowned international journals/conferences.

  • Broad and solid knowledge of either signal processing or data analytics technologies, in particular their applications on digital signal processing, classification and pattern recognition.

  • Good understanding and analysis of the market, industry, ecosystem and digital technology trends, being able to build an overview

  • Research experience on digital/IoT data analytic, sensor network and business intelligence related topics is a strong plus.

  • Consumer understanding and business understanding is a strong plus, e.g. product manager experience

  • Able to continuously challenge the status quo, with a strong desire to improve

  • Passionate, open-minded, with a good team spirit, and results-oriented.

  • Effective communication skills, good grasp of English both orally and literally.

In return, we offer you

As an integral part of Philips global Research program, Philips Research China focus on breakthrough front-end innovations, aims to generating new business and support existing business. We offers you:

  • The possibility, space and freedom to try new things, new technologies and new concepts. Change to shape and deliver meaningful innovation from front-end and positively impact on people’s lives

  • You will work with and supported by talents, latest technology development, our global scientific research organizations and resource: multidiscipline research groups, industry and academic partners across the world.

  • You own your career and get supported to develop in both managerial and technical leadership through various learning opportunities, development programs and special assignments

  • Competitive compensation that are externally and internally benchmarked and incentive plans to reward performance

  • End 2 End set-up to improve the chance and efficiency to turn your innovative ideas to reality

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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .