Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Physics&Algorithm Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Physics&Algorithm Engineer

Job Description

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

The Senior Physics&Algorithm Engineer shall take responsibility over quality and deliverables from end to end in the product cycle and shall not hesitate to contribute in other aspects of development as the need arises. They shall develop and maintain the extensive R&D framework with a wide variety of modeling, simulation and diagnostic tools to support algorithmic research, image chain technology and image/data analysis during product development. The physicist will provide detailed specification documents for nominal product implementation with a focus on optimal image quality, competitive system and dose performance and other considerations. They will provide consultation to a software implementation team in productizing new algorithms. The physicist shall carry out industrial research in advanced technological areas on issues for which empirical evidence may have been found, but have basically yet to be proven, or to find new principles or solutions where current technologies fail.

You are responsible for

  • Investigate image quality issues from current sites to determine probable causes
  • Participate in site visits to represent Research and Development
  • Develop Image Quality (IQ) requirements based on industry standards and market needs
  • Negotiate requirements with Marketing, Customer Support, and Operations Design algorithms, create specifications and drive improvements for image reconstruction, image assessment, artifact suppression, data calibration, post processing, detector technology and phantom design
  • Design verification, manufacturing testing, and customer testing for requirements related to image quality, system performance and radiation dose. Generate evidence needed for reviews and reporting.
  • May be responsible for image quality and system performance features on a product development project
  • Participate in Technology Roadmap definition
  • Publish/present papers and submit patents based on Advanced Development (AD) research and New Product Introduction (NPI) projects
  • Develop simulations in support of Proof of Concept (POC) and Advanced Development (AD)
  • Participate in industry organizations to develop industry standards
  • Participate in assessments of competitive positions
  • Optimize processes within the department
  • Promote knowledge sharing across BIUs
  • Mentor other research scientist in the department

You are a part of

A progressive and energetic team that contributes directly to the growth of the business.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

Minimum Qualifications:
Master of Science in Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent degree in a Scientific/Engineering discipline, or Bachelor's + 8 years professional industry experience in the relevant technical discipline.
10 years of experience in product research and development beyond the education qualification
Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MATLAB®, including GUI development and C-MEX
  • Experience with software development in C/C++/C#
  • Experience with simulation and modeling tools, e.g. GATE, Simulink
  • Medical image reconstruction knowledge relevant to the position, e.g., PET, SPECT, CT
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology


  • Demonstrable clear oral communication, as well as well-organized documentation skills; excellent command of
  • written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct and lead technical reviews
  • Proficiency with the image/signal processing and algorithm development
  • Evidence of high initiative and graduate level research skills on previous projects. Ability to work independently
  • to draw necessary information from a variety of sources in pursuit of a problem solution.
  • Evidence of ability to design and execute detailed system experiments and to generate clear documentation of
  • experimental results
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills to multiple levels of management
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills including: Ability to interface well with internal and
  • external customers, Ability to document and explain complicated algorithms and problems to non-specialists in a
  • clear and understandable manner

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its technical capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

• We offer a market conform salary

• A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

• Convenient working conditions in office

• Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

• Attractive collective health insurance package

• Opportunity to buy Philips products with discount

• Healthy work-life balance

How we work at Philips
Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.
Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:
We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.
We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case-by-case basis.
We want to be at our best: The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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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