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Healthcare Data Scientist - Philips


Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Your challenge

We challenge you to make a difference through innovation in advanced data analytics in the area of healthcare solutions and services. 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.


Your responsibilities

Our Healthcare data analytics team focuses on innovative ways to extract new meaningful and actionable insights from data (Big Data). This is a multi-disciplinary effort, involving specialists in fields ranging from consultant, computer science and statistics to social science and medicine.

You will apply your data analytics knowledge and experience in combination with your analytical and programming skills to services innovation, for example process modeling and transformation, operations and quality engineering, services systems, and/or applications, and optimization of operational aspects.

You will partner with Philips businesses to deliver innovations and validate their performance.

You will help build and maintain collaborative relationships with scientific and academic organizations, and governmental resources.


Your team

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 hospital or at home.

We work in multidisciplinary teams. Philips Research has been one of the world’s premier research labs since 1914. We develop scientific, engineering and business innovations to enhance health and well-being.


Our offer

Ongoing Services Research projects include operational flow optimizations, patient population management, data-centric scenario modeling, services architecture, heuristic algorithms for gathering and processing massive amounts of data, etc. Join us and work in a dynamic environment with opportunities to contribute to a number of innovation topics and application areas in relation to healthcare solutions and services. You have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of your team.


We are looking for

The Successful Candidate In This Position Brings/has

  • PhD in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering, or Data Science.
  • Strong knowledge of natural language processing, modern machine learning algorithms (clustering, classification and regression), statistical methods and optimization.
  • First author publications in top machine learning/statistics/operational research journals/conferences;
  • Expert skills in one or more data analytics tools: R, Python, or MATLAB
  • 5 years+ of hands on experience of predictive modeling with large and complex dataset.
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work on a global team.


Skills and experience in some of the following areas would be a plus:

  • Experience in healthcare industries.
  • Experience in modeling of clinical workflows, coordination.
  • Experienced in knowledge engineering.
  • Experience with data driven consulting projects.
  • Experience with complex event processing and process optimization
  • Experience in using data exploration and visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI)
  • Programming experience with C/C++/C# or Java
  • Expert skills in SQL or related database language
  • Experience in using Healthcare databases (claim, EMR, ADT, etc)


Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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