Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Scientist, Health Information Technology


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Scientist, Health Information Technology

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Build a high growth business that helps improve the efficiency and efficacy of care delivery in and outside hospitals, for better patient outcome, better care giver experience, and lower healthcare cost, while contributing in the Philips digital transformation journey as a high-valued member of a word-class innovation organization.

You are responsible for

  • Leading or supporting in developing advanced solutions for managing hospital workflows and pathways complying with international and/or China medical standards (guidelines, expert consensus), to enable optimized care delivery in hospitals and across integrated delivery networks (IDNs). 
  • Helping identify research directions in relevant areas that potentially have high business impact, based on thorough understanding of unmet needs in China healthcare systems and up-to-date technological development in health informatics.
  • Contributing to establishing the group know-how and competency on hospital information systems, clinical workflow and pathways, cross-departmental diagnosis and treatment, and associated financial aspects.
  • Being responsible for smooth and efficient execution of research projects, and endeavor in translating research outcome into business opportunities.
  • Actively seeking for open innovation opportunities with universities, hospitals and other external knowledge centers, to ensure the success of research projects.
  • Managing well the research outcome in the form of IP, internal technical reports and quality publications, where applicable.
  • Working 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

Philips Research Laboratories, a word-class innovation engine with a history of more than 100 years and numerous inventions that have changed the human history. You will conduct the research in the team of Connected Care within the Connected Care/Personal Health department, reporting to Team Leader. You will work with a team of passionate, professional and multi-disciplinary scientists, meantime connecting to the global Research community and related business stakeholders.

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

  • Master or PhD degree in Health Informatics, Medicine, Biomedical Engineering or alike.
  • Excellent research capability demonstrated with good track record (e.g. publications at renowned international journals/conferences). Overseas experience is a strong plus.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of hospital information systems (e.g., CPOE, EMR, RIS, LIS and PACS) and related data format standards (e.g., HL7, DICOM, FHIR and IHE), clinical workflow and pathways, China healthcare system and associated financial aspects.
  • Working experiences in hospitals and developing/managing hospital information systems are preferred.
  • Passionate on industrial research, eager to learn and open-minded; be flexible and out-of-box thinking; result-oriented, and with a good team spirit.
  • Proficient in communication, with good grasp of English both oral and written.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is among one of the most innovative companies in the world. Developing in this world-class innovation organization opens many doors for your long term career, not only as a scientific researcher, but also as an innovator or leader. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

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.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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