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3 - 5 Years
February 13, 2020
This Senior Scientist position is created in the context of the Kickstart AI initiative
Five Dutch companies Ahold Delhaize, ING, KLM, NS and Philips aim to further boost the AI ecosystem in the Netherlands by accelerating and promoting the development of AI technology and nurturing AI talent in the country. This effort will add educational capacity, foster the development of the AI community in the Netherlands and reiterate the position of the Netherlands as a competitive and relevant global AI hub.
The goal of Kickstart AI, is to bridge the AI gap between the Netherlands and other countries, like the UK, the US and China, that have made notable progress in this area. In order to keep the countrys position as a pioneer and inventor of technologies, the Dutch government, companies, organizations and universities have ground to cover in terms of structural investments and availability of global AI talent. The five companies kickstarting AI are, for the first time, uniting forces in this kind of joint initiative and taking highly needed decisive action. The joint efforts between universities and companies, as part of Kickstart AI, underlines the urgency in accelerating AI education and talent retention and signals our commitment to collaboration and investments needed to accelerate AI innovation in the Netherlands.
Improve daily lives
The five companies initiating Kickstart AI are calling for the critical expansion of local knowledge and talent in order to ethically implement AI that is focused not only on what is technically possible but also meeting the ethical and social standards the Dutch society may expect. Collaboration among these five companies, the government, industry and other tech providers will help address societal challenges, provide new opportunities for the youth and accelerate the introduction of AI in the Netherlands. For consumers, AI has untapped potential to help improve their daily lives by elevating their experience with personalized service, convenience and choices in many areas of life such as food, travel, health and finances.
Joint appointments program
One of the initiatives under Kickstart AI is the joint appointments program: Investing in private-public collaboration through joint appointments of academic staff, providing access for the next generation of AI talent to education, training and leading academics. First commitment is to create 5 joint appointments to academic institutions in the Netherlands by each of the frontrunner companies in Kickstart AI, adding up to 25 positions in total.
Ahold Delhaize, ING, KLM, NS and Philips are connected to the daily lives of millions of people through food, travel, health and finances. As organizations that are close to the lives of everyday Dutch society, they fully understand the game-changing potential for AI to improve everyday life in the Netherlands. This is why they have joined together in a call for action to their business and industry peers, to boost collaboration in creating a thriving AI ecosystem in the Netherlands for the benefit of end-consumers daily lives. The Strategic Action Plan AI (SAPAI) and the Netherlands AI Coalition, also announced this week, are complementary steps in the same direction and designed to collectively sustain the growth and competitiveness of the Dutch economy.
You are responsible for
Application of artificial intelligence (AI) from sensor signal acquisition to data interpretation to advance medical diagnosis and treatment
Create AI-based innovations and technical breakthroughs with major potential business impact
Engaging in systematic activities to acquire knowledge in AI, leveraging your academic activities and network, to explore and develop clinical applications of AI enabled medical sensing and imaging techniques.
Help shaping Philips strategy in AI
Transform knowledge and academic advances in AI to operational use within Philips, aligned with the Philips mission and prioritized against outside in focus.
Be a (co-)author of invention disclosures and joint publications
Participate in teamwork
You are a part of
The research department In-Body Systems, which is hosted by the research division Professional Care. This group translates clinical insights into solutions which improve the effectiveness of minimally-invasive image guided therapies in electrophysiology, coronary- and peripheral vascular disease and minimally invasive spine and neuro surgery. Key technical expertise of the In-Body Systems group is in interventional optics, interventional ultrasound and system architecture.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
A Masters or a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Signal Processing or an adjacent area
Strong affinity for front-end innovation in a technological and clinical environment
Be able to empathize with a diversity of potential users and healthcare stakeholders
Ability to work in multidisciplinary settings with an international outlook; international experience is a plus
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to create strong relationships at all levels
In return, we offer you
A path to leverage your strengths and develop yourself in a multidisciplinary setting. You will join a highly motivated and enthusiastic group of researchers in an organization with solid experience in scientific research and translating research results into value for the business.
Why should you join Philips?
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