Senior Data Scientist

At imec, Connected Health Solutions R&D

As a Senior Data Scientist, you contribute to innovative solutions that improve the future of healthcare.

The position

You will work on huge data sets that are either gathered by our research partners or by own set-up studies. Cooperation is critical with other teams that consist of electronic system Engineers/Architects and Biomedical Engineers.


Your responsibilities

  • Design and deploy a data flow architecture and a machine learning pipelines for the different programs within Connected Health Solutions.
  • Translate the state-of-the art data analytics and machine learning techniques into algorithms and solutions to identify health and environmental markers.
  • Collect, clean and organize existing and new datasets (for example on digital twins).
  • Take lead in interaction with customers and internal and external stakeholders to define the features and parameters of interest for selected application domains.
  • Generate insights and develop data driven models from multi-sensor data streams and heterogenous data (e.g. genetic, physiology, behaviors).
  • Develop biomedical data-driven models to relate features of physiological signals, such as respiration, heart rate (ECG, PPG), and electrical brain activity (EEG), to high-level personalized health parameters.
  • Optimize the computational constraints of the learning algorithms, validate results in real-life and/or (clinical) studies.
  • Create machine learning pipelines in a cloud computing environment.
  • Give direction to other data scientists (as the Data Science team will be expanded in the future).


Your profile

  • MSc or PhD degree in Electrical /Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Physics with focus on machine learning, data mining and statistical analysis.
  • At least 4 years of experience in the field of machine learning, biomedical signal processing algorithms and in developing decision support algorithms with heterogeneous data types.
  • Proven experience in leading different data projects in an industrial environment.
  • Experience with neural networks and deep learning, with hands-on experience using TensorFlow, PyTorch, and/or CNTK.
  • Solid knowledge of Python is a must. Working knowledge of R, Linux (including writing bash scripts), C, and Java is a plus.
  • Ability to create data visualizations to convey a story.
  • Experience with cloud computing such as Azure, Amazon and Spark (Data Bricks).
  • Experience in defining experimental protocols, setting-up and running experimental evaluation.
  • Hands-on attitude; which means taking initiatives, thinking pro-actively, having a flexible attitude and solving problems on a daily base.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of human physiology and biological data (genetics, wearables) is a plus.


For all inquiries, please contact:

Ms Najat Loiazizi, HR specialist

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 40 20 675


Contract type: fulltime

Location: Eindhoven

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