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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 11/11/2016

Hitachi Consulting Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


COMPANY: Hitachi America, Ltd.
DIVISION: R&D/Big Data Lab
LOCATION: Santa Clara, CA
STATUS: Regular, Full-Time

Hitachi America, Ltd. ( has an opening for a Healthcare Researcher in our recently established Big Data Laboratory in Silicon Valley. The mission of this laboratory is to help create new solution businesses in big data and advanced analytics. The laboratory focuses on research, technology innovation, proof-of-concept activities, technical marketing and business development for novel big data solutions, leveraging Hitachis technologies, reinforcing Hitachis messaging around big data, and establishing Hitachi as a leader in big data.

Large amounts of data are being generated from all segments of healthcare. From image data coming from MRI machines, ultrasound machines and CAT scans, to clinical data from Electronic Health Records, to operational data from hospitals, to financial data from payers, all the way to personal health data from wearables. Hitachi is looking at harnessing all this data, structured and non-structured, real-time and historical, to develop advanced analytics technologies in the emerging areas of Optimized Radiotherapy, Treatment Planning Systems, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Patient Care Coordination, Patient Monitoring, Hospital Operations Management, Population Health Management, and other such forward looking areas.


Identify new healthcare customer needs and create innovative technical solutions to those needs

Explore technologies for the collection, management, and analysis of large amounts of healthcare data

Plan, prepare and execute proof-of-concepts of the solutions with customers, and incorporate external feedback into the solutions

Work with business units to commercialize the successful proof-of-concepts

Protect Hitachis IP through patents and other activities, and publish technical results in leading venues to establish Hitachi as a leader in big data and advanced analytics

Ph. D degree in Computer Science or related field, with training in machine learning, statistics, or applied mathematics
Proven track record of utilizing machine learning to develop advanced analytics on large datasets

At least 1 year of research experience with healthcare data

Experience with Python or R is required

Experience in Java and SQL is desirable

Self-motivated and passionate about solving healthcare related issues with Big Data Analytics

Demonstrated ability to effectively create and deliver technical communications, including patent applications, presentations, papers, and reports

Ability to collaborate successfully with R&D co-workers, Hitachi group company customers, partners, engineers, and business units in Hitachi with the goal of commercializing the proposed solution

Ability to travel within the US and internationally as needed