Product Owner for Scientific IT Products
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Prague, CZ
před 56 dny

Product Owner for Scientific IT Products Job

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MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.

The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-

year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world.

Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

The MSD Research Labs IT (MRL IT) product strategy group seeks

candidates with a combined IT and biomedical / pharmaceutical

background and with a passion for solving the most compelling

challenges in healthcare through information technology innovations.

The Product Owner for Scientific IT products will be a key member in

Agile IT teams driving data science and informatics. He / she will manage

and deliver capabilities to enable multidisciplinary scientific data

integration and data-driven decision-making mainly in the Discovery,

Preclinical and Early Development domains.

Responsibilities may include the following :

  • Define, design, architect and implement solutions, applying expertise
  • in informatics and science to address problems relevant to the use

    and analysis of scientific data.

  • Lead, take ownership and responsibility for multiple information
  • assets, software features, products, solutions, projects, or

    programs (depending on seniority level and professional


  • Support informatics and business analysis activities, translating R&D
  • requirements in functional specifications to be developed as part

    of a big data analytics capability.

  • Develop detailed user stories, user personas, wireframes, and other
  • related artefacts for data sciences platforms applications.

  • Accountable for ensuring that the Agile team delivers value to the
  • R&D, he / she is the voice of the customer, conveys that vision to

    the team and prioritizes tasks.

  • Specify, document, track, and support implementation.
  • Create and maintain information models specific to different scientific
  • information and business process domains.

  • Develop, implement and operate workflows to gather, integrate,
  • clean and transform disparate data sets to align it to ontologies

    and vocabularies and to enable metadata-based access and


  • Develop and operate data stewardship and data governance
  • Required

  • MS in a scientific or engineering discipline relevant in healthcare and
  • development such as biomedical engineering, chemical

    engineering, computer science bioinformatics, genetics,

    chemistry, medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology.

  • Effective communication skills, ability to work and lead in
  • international and intercultural teams and globally.

  • Passion for building elegant solutions that enable scientists to
  • effectively use data.

  • Self-driven personality with a strong focus on delivering solutions.
  • Experience with basic business process modeling, business analysis or
  • software requirements definition.

  • Programing or scripting experience, particularly with respect to data
  • manipulation.

  • Experience with pharmaceutical / biomedical data.
  • Preferred

  • Experience in Agile environments (e.g. startup company), a call for
  • innovation combined with leadership skills.

  • Experience in the biomedical industry (e.g., pharmaceutical,
  • biotechnology, or medical device) or with biomedical research in a

    university setting (PhD preferred).

  • Experience with emerging biomedical / pharmaceutical approaches
  • e.g. Translational Medicine, Quantified Self, Evidence Based

    Medicine, Precision Medicine, Rational Drug Design, Adaptive

    Clinical Trials)

  • Experience with emerging practices (e.g. Agile, Lean, Design Thinking,
  • DevOps, Holacracy)

  • Experience with emerging IT technologies (e.g. Big Data, Data Science,
  • Cloud, Semantic technologies, Machine Learning, Internet of


  • Experience in analysis of data commonly used within the biomedical
  • industry to support drug discovery and development, including

    but not limited to high throughput compound screening, drug

    safety, pharmacology, clinical, medical imaging, etc.

  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g Spotfire), statistics tools
  • e.g. SPSS), scientific programming languages (e.g R, Matlab).

    Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.

    At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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