Philips Research Scientist on Digital Security in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Digital Security

Philips has a long history of successfully introducing innovative products to the market (lamps, CD players, TV’s, medical imaging equipment, equipment for patient monitoring, etc). Today, Philips is a 100% health technology company with an increasing portfolio of digital, connected and data-driven products, services and integrated solutions. Therefore, Philips Research and Philips product divisions rely more and more on digital security technologies. Philips Research supports this with research in areas like emerging cryptographic technologies (e.g. multiparty computation, post-quantum and whitebox cryptography), innovating security architecture (e.g. consent management, security and privacy by design) and security analytics. We are looking for a top scientist with a strong computer science / mathematical background to strengthen our competences in digital security and cryptography and who can help us improve product security and offer competitive trusted solutions and services in Healthcare. The candidate will join the Data Science department of Philips Research.

Your challenge

As a Research Scientist in the security field, you will:

  • Invent and validate in industrial project teams new digital security technologies for use in Philips products and services;

  • Participate in research projects that address digital security challenges, create intellectual property and transfer the results to Philips businesses;

  • Scout for new digital security and cryptography technologies and monitor the literature and Internet sources;

  • Keep our digital security competence at world-class level;

  • Contribute to our research roadmap by new ideas and winning new proposals;

Your responsibilities

An overview of your tasks:

  • Carry out industrial research in the security field, enlarging relevant knowledge and bringing-in new knowledge;

  • Pro-actively make knowledge available for operational use within Philips Research and Philips, such as to contribute to successful transfers of research results to customers;

  • Keep abreast of technical, application and market developments in the relevant technological and industrial areas, showing interest in the business aspects;

  • Contribute to the definition of the departments research program;

  • Contribute pro-actively to a creative and inspiring working environment.

More specifically:

  • You perform independent research, and participate in projects in the area of digital security and cryptography. The results of your work are translated into intellectual property and/or adopted by Philips Research or Philips businesses, and are translated into successful products/services.

  • You have full understanding of the state-of-the-art in digital security and/or cryptography. You apply your knowledge to provide consultancy to Philips businesses.

  • You contribute to the external exposure (for example by means of patenting and scientific publications) and external collaborations (for example with universities or in the context of European research projects).

Organization description

Philips Research is the source of many advanced developments in healthcare and technology. Building on 100 years of experience in industrial research and our world-leading patent position, we are dedicated to bringing meaningful innovations that improve people's lives.

We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and first-of-a-kind product development. For more insights you can visit: at

Your team

The mission of the Data Science department is to lead Philips into the Digital era through world-class innovations on data analytics and digital security. The focus of the department is on advancing the automated analytical methods used to extract new knowledge from data, as well as to strengthen brand image by ensuring privacy as well as trustworthiness and protection of digital propositions. The department builds on several interconnected competences including data management, machine learning, statistics, probability models, pattern recognition, data engineering, security and privacy. We use the advances in the aforementioned scientific disciplines, as well as new digital platforms to create innovation for Philips businesses by real-time extraction of insights from various sources like sensors, mobile devices, Web, and social networking sites. Next to that, security and privacy are taken into account already in the design phase of Philips digital propositions. The department plays a crucial role in digital and data intensive research projects using these competences.

We are looking for:

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A MSc or PhD in computer science, mathematics or another relevant area

  • A strong inclination to and background in digital security and / or cryptography and / or privacy protection, preferably proven by relevant scientific results

  • Hands-on experience with cryptographic protocols (is a plus)

  • Practical experience in industry (is a plus)

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong personal relationships at all levels, both internal and external to Philips Research; be able to obtain customer and user needs and transform those into practical solutions

  • Team worker in multidisciplinary and international settings, able to adapt quickly

  • Curious, proactive, creative, fast learner able to quickly picking up new areas

  • Fluent in English

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

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

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

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it is like for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a variety of workforce. You

will be eligible for employment, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, and disability, protected veteran or marital status.