Lead Data Scientist – Research profile

27 November 2023

About Mentech

At Mentech, we are revolutionizing the healthcare landscape for individuals with intellectual disabilities or dementia. Our groundbreaking HUME platform stands at the intersection of technology and empathy, fostering a deeper understanding and connection between caregivers and those under their care. HUME, an emotion recognition system, utilizes a blend of sensors, behavioral models, and artificial intelligence to translate physiological characteristics into tangible data, helping to unveil the unspoken emotions, pain, or discomfort of users. By joining our team, you will be at the helm of this transformative journey, leveraging AI to enhance the quality of life for vulnerable individuals.


Job Description

As a Data Scientist at Mentech, you will be at the forefront of innovation, leading the development of AI-driven tools that are set to redefine caregiving. Collaborating with a team of diverse experts, you will delve deep into the intricacies of mental health data, applying cutting-edge AI techniques to develop algorithms that significantly impact the mental well-being of our users.


Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the conceptualization and development of advanced AI models to analyze complex mental health data.

  • Collaborate with a team of experts to implement AI models, focusing on data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model optimization.
  • Pioneer the validation process, ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of our AI algorithms through rigorous testing and analysis.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in AI, particularly in the realm of mental well-being, to keep our solutions at the forefront of innovation.
  • Contribute to science with new publications in collaboration with external research groups and universities.
  • Work closely with software engineers to integrate AI models into our platform, ensuring the highest levels of accuracy and reliability.


Preferred Profile

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. or Master’s) in a relevant field with a strong focus on AI and computational methodologies.
  • 3+ years of experience in developing AI models, preferably within the healthcare sector.
  • Proficiency in Python and familiarity with AI libraries such as TensorFlow, along with physiological signal processing packages.
  • Experience leading projects or a willingness to step into a leadership role.
  • A passionate advocate for enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable individuals, with a customer-focused approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills.


Who are we?

Mentech is a beacon of innovation and compassion in the healthcare technology sector. Nestled in the vibrant BrainPort tech hub of Eindhoven, we are a dynamic and fast-growing startup committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals. Our team, a diverse group of over 25 dedicated professionals, brings together expertise from various fields including hardware design, data science, software development, and behavioral science. Together, we work tirelessly towards our mission: to enhance the quality of life and happiness of individuals with intellectual disabilities or dementia. At Mentech, you will find an environment that nurtures innovation and collaboration, where your contributions will help shape the future of healthcare technology.


What do we offer?

Joining the Mentech team means becoming part of a mission-driven group that is shaping the future of healthcare technology. We are committed to fostering a work environment that encourages growth, collaboration, and innovation. Here’s what we offer to fuel your passion and nurture your career:

  • A remuneration package that recognizes your expertise and contributions to our mission.
  • Options for remote work and flexible hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of experts from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, fostering a rich and inclusive work culture.
  • Access to a wealth of resources and networks for continuous growth, including partnerships with care institutions and universities.
  • The opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects that integrate technology and empathy to improve the quality of life for vulnerable individuals.
  • Your contributions will have a tangible impact, helping to shape digital innovation in healthcare and enhancing the lives of many.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within a fast-growing startup that is at the forefront of healthcare technology.


At Mentech, your role goes beyond just a job; it’s an opportunity to make a significant contribution to a cause that resonates with compassion and technological advancement, truly making a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals.