Posted on Oct 12th 2019

(Domestic Appliances )Senior Scientist


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

(Domestic Appliances )Senior Scientist

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Improve people’s life with a global reach through meaningful innovations
  • Contribute to the growth of Philips Kitchen Appliances (KA) business through industrial research and strong technological expertise

You are responsible for

  • Initiate and carry out industrial research to investigate principles and mechanisms of food processing and explore key factors for its application into convenient home solution aiming for delivering sensory and/or nutritional benefits to consumers.
  • Create value and impact by delivering meaningful innovations, Invention Disclosures contributing to Philips Kitchen Appliances business
  • Execute assigned research projects by delivering major technical contributions or/and providing technical leadership
  • Contribute to innovation strategies and roadmaps together with management and business stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of scientific research trend and major progress in the domain of food science, with the focus on relevant technical and application development for tasty and healthy home food preparation & cooking.
  • Build up and maintain connection with experts outside Philips to keep track of new developments and leverage open innovation opportunities

You are a part of

KA Innovation Shanghai team, which is a part of global R&D team of Kitchen Appliances (KA) business within Philips Domestic Appliance (DA) organization. This team is a research competence group closely collaborating with other R&D teams and business functions based in Austria, Netherlands, and other regions in Great China, for enabling the global growth of Philips KA business.

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

  • Ph.D. degree in Food Science or related major, with 2-4 years work experience. OR, MSc degree + 6~8 years experience in industrial research.
  • Strong hands-on experimental research ability, knowledgeable and capable to design and conduct food science experiments.
  • Solid knowledge in food processing, sensory science, and food analysis, with rich scientific or industrial research experience demonstrated on multiple directions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in operating HPLC, GC-MS is plus
  • Effective communication skills, good grasp of English both oral and written is must
  • Interested in and passionate for industrial research, bringing innovations to market and working in multidisciplinary international teams. Experience in cross-disciplinary co-operation is preferred
  • Open-minded, with a good team spirit, and results-oriented

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

Why should you join Philips Domestic Appliances? ​

Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with approximately 7,500 employees and EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world.

In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, and is committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves.

In its 130-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale.  Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.


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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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