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[protege-discussion] Clinical informatics scientist position: Philips Research

Lee, Mike michael.c.lee at
Wed Dec 15 07:08:19 PST 2010

The following is a posting for a full-time position as a research scientist in our organization in healthcare informatics, touching on topics of ontologies and semantic technologies, NLP, and decision support. Please feel free to distribute among your colleagues.



Philips Research, Briarcliff Manor, NY

* Your Responsibilities:

We are seeking an exceptional, self-motivated individual to participate in the expansion of the Clinical Decision Support Systems program for diagnosis and treatment selection, operations and quality management, and technical platform development. The candidate will participate in the research around the imaging and radiology informatics competency, focusing on research and implementation of first-of-kind algorithms and prototypes for improving clinical workflow and patient outcomes. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in information retrieval and extraction involving both structured and unstructured data, and have broad exposure to a range of real-world clinical situations. This position will support the collaborative relationships with universities, scientific institutions, academic organizations and governmental resources to support the long range technical objectives within the global research program.

* Your Profile:

We require a PhD in biomedical informatics, biomedical engineering or equivalent, and the following:

- Research experience in the design, development, and evaluation of clinical decision support applications for biomedicine
- Experience in employing information retrieval and extraction, natural language processing, machine learning, and knowledge management methods within clinical systems
- Expertise in the use of controlled clinical terminologies and ontologies (UMLS, SNOMED, ICD, etc)
- Understanding of clinical workflow and systems, with an emphasis on radiology or interventional procedures, developed through experience in working with caregivers in clinical environments
- Software engineering experience in a clinically oriented research environment, including programming experience with Java, Matlab, C/C++/C# and/or the .Net framework

In addition, the following skills and experience would be a plus:

- Experience with semantic technologies, such as OWL, RDF, SPARQL, reasoners/classifiers
- Knowledge of the principles of medical image acquisition and processing
- Experience in health care data and communication standards (HL7; DICOM)
- Understanding of the business and economic considerations associated with healthcare innovation.

* Contacts:

To learn more about Philips, read this posting online, and to apply, please visit and search for Job ID 71745

Inquiries can also be sent directly to michael /dot/ c /dot/ lee /at/ philips /dot/ com

* About the organization

Philips Research is the source of many advanced developments in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Technology. Building on 90 years' experience in industrial research and our world-leading patent position, we're dedicated to meaningful innovations.

In the healthcare domain, we are enhancing imaging and monitoring systems, as well as exploring innovative personal healthcare. In lifestyle, we're helping people see, hear, remember and share content, anywhere and anytime. Our vision focuses on simplicity, making technology an integral - but invisible - part of everyday life.

Philips is an equal opportunity employer.

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