Philips Healthcare Operations Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Make a difference through innovation in advanced data analytics in the area of Clinical Informatics Solutions. You will work with a growing team of data scientists developing new concepts, propositions, technologies and demonstrators that bring new insights from a combination of multiple healthcare data sources.

You are responsible for

  • Focus on research, development, and evaluation of first-of-kind algorithms and prototypes for improving workflows in radiology, cardiology, oncology etc.

  • Apply your expertise in data analytics, process modeling, operations research, simulation, and optimization tools and applied machine learning to research innovative solutions, develop new concepts, and implement proof-of-concept prototypes

  • Interact with business partners and customers to understand problems, share insights and standard methodologies

  • Deliver high-quality innovations to the business with performance validated on datasets from customers and clinical collaborators

  • Participate as part of multi-disciplinary teams to contribute to research and development with new business models for solutions and services

  • Build collaborative relationships with external organizations, the scientific community, and governmental resources.

You are a part of

Philips has offerings spanning components, modules, systems, turnkey projects and services, and is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the healthcare industry. We simplify healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle – patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, we aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system and providers. Philips delivers advanced solutions to health professionals to meet the needs of patients, and to empowered consumers for affordable healthcare whether in a hospital or at home.

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

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Data Science or a related discipline;

  • Expertise in process modeling and improving workflows (healthcare) proven through scientific publications and/or successful product development;

  • Understanding of clinical workflow and healthcare processes with an emphasis on at least one medical specialty - preferably radiology or cardiology workflows, developed through experience in clinical environments;

  • Software prototyping experience in a clinically oriented research environment, with programming experience at least in Python, Java, C#, C/C++;

  • First author publications in scientific journals/conferences;

  • Ability to engage cross-functional teams;

  • Taking ownership, driving for results, and team player;

  • Flexible and quick-learner;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In addition, the following would be a plus:

  • Experience in health-care data and communication standards (HL7; DICOM);

  • Experience with health information systems (EMR, PACS, HIS/RIS etc);

  • Experience with relevant data analytics and visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, Qlikview, Spotfire;

  • Understanding of business and economic considerations associated with healthcare innovation.

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 give a better balance to the healthcare professionals and patients they are treating.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is 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.

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