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Philips Research Scientist – Medical Ultrasound in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Define, structure, and execute research activities in Ultrasound Imaging for Precision Diagnosis and Image-Guided Interventions. This position is located in the Philips Research North America Innovation Lab in Cambridge, MA.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa now or in the future.

You are responsible for

  • Working in a multidisciplinary cross-functional team

  • Creating new ultrasound imaging capabilities to improve image quality, and provide more quantitative information to the user for definitive diagnosis

  • Developing deep learning and artificial intelligence techniques to automate ultrasound imaging workflow

  • Interacting with clinicians to understand unmet needs and validate new designs

  • Developing novel product concepts, designing and constructing experimental prototypes, and experimental validation of concepts

  • Working with other Philips functions and divisions to iterate and advance proof-of-principle towards productization

  • Creating intellectual property, writing technical reports, publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and submitting grant proposals to public funding agencies

  • Interacting with other experts in the field to ensure Philips is providing leading-edge solutions for innovation and transformation

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 hospital or at home.

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

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

  • 3+ years of experience in medical ultrasound research with applicable clinical relevance

  • Candidates with experience in some of the following areas: acoustics, beamforming, signal processing, core imaging modalities, quantitative ultrasound, ultrasound elastography, commercial ultrasound imaging systems, ultrasound transducers

  • Proven skills in real-time signal processing techniques and a solid understanding of the ultrasound imaging chain

  • Experience with algorithm design and implementation (beamforming, quantitative ultrasound, image processing and analysis)

  • Experience with testing and preparing systems for pre-clinical and clinical trials

  • Strong software skills (Matlab, C/C++, OpenCV, Python, R, GPU programming with CUDA or OpenCL)

  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning experience (strong plus)

  • Clinical experience, including knowledge of human anatomy and physiology (strong plus)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with clinical partners as well as a number of Philips sites worldwide

In return, we offer you

At Philips, we move closer to achieving our goals by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. We enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs. Our research and business provide unique opportunities to develop cutting edge clinical solutions and deliver meaningful solutions in the healthcare space.

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 billions of lives every 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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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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