Business Model Researcher – Digital Health

Apply before 12 Feb 2018

Please address your application to Wim Cloots.

Research domain

Digital Health empowers people to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family’s health, and live better, more productive lives. Digital health applications have the potential to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalized and precise. Imec-SMIT focuses on three pillars of Digital Health research: (i) Prevention and Self-Monitoring, (ii) Human Robotic Interaction and (iii) Big data and people-centered algorithms. Research at the Digital Health unit is centered on Business & Economic Sustainability Research, User Researcher and Data Security & Privacy Research. To strengthen the digital health team, imec-SMIT is looking for a researcher with a strong background in economics, business and health.

Research tasks

  • Work on national and international research projects related to emerging digital technologies in healthcare;
  • Evaluate European healthcare systems and explore opportunities/barriers for novel digital health solutions;
  • Explore new ways of assessing the impact and added value of digital health innovations;
  • Ignite interdisciplinary research between different players in the healthcare ecosystem;
  • Researching, developing and disseminating business model methodologies, outlining and validating business model configurations;
  • Studying and applying business model concepts in the context of SME innovation projects;
  • Coach digital health startups on their business model and go-to-market strategy;
  • Publish research results in academic journals and conferences;
  • Working on a PhD-trajectory is not required but definitely a possibility.

We offer

  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment with enterprising young scientists and experienced senior researchers in an international setting.
  • Flexible working conditions with opportunity for personal initiative.
  • High-quality innovation research on future oriented services
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • A full time, renewable contract for 1 year and long term career perspectives.

Profile description

  • Master’s degree in (Applied) Economics, Health Economics, (Healthcare) Management, Business Engineering or similar with excellent academic results;
  • Initial knowledge regarding Business Modeling theories and their application;
  • Proficiency in qualitative & quantitative research methods or prepared to acquire these skills fast;
  • Strong interest in and affinity with digital emerging technologies;
  • Strong interest and domain expertise in (digital) healthcare;
  • Feeling comfortable in working with start-ups, SMEs, innovators and CxOs
  • Good time management and planning skills
  • Flexible attitude in working on a multitude of projects in a varying environment
  • Academic writing skills and fluency in English. Dutch is a strong plus.

Sounds like the job for you?

Apply before 12 Feb 2018 by sending your CV and motivation to jobs@smitresearch.be .