IBM Watson Health Biomedical Research Program Manager in Bethesda, Maryland

Job Description

Preferred location for this role is Boston, MA, New York, NY or Nashville, TN.

The Watson Health Biomedical Research Program Manager will be responsible for managing assigned data, technology and clinical research projects for a clinical decision support system, including developing and coordinating project teams as well as developing timelines and deliverables for evaluation studies and publications. Projects will encompass both formative and summative evaluations.

This Biomedical Research Program Manager has the following essential functions: including the overall management of projects, timelines and deliverables, project planning and forecasting

  • Provide executive support to evaluation design and oversight teams

  • Provide coordination and support for evaluation studies in both laboratory and naturalistic (real-world) settings, tracking progress and related efforts to support study activities

  • Manage project scope and sets expectations

  • Develop and implement a defined, documented, replicable and auditable research project management process

  • Establish key performance indicators for process effectiveness and improvement including timeliness, errors/defects, resource allocation, hours/units estimated versus used, and overall performance to budget, leadership satisfaction

  • Track and report progress against project milestones and deliverables to ensure effective scope, acceptable timing, maximum benefit and quality delivery

  • Identifies delivery risks and the opportunities to mitigate them

  • Support publication plans and deliverables, support dissemination activities.

  • Provide executive support to data and evidence governance activities

Essential knowledge and skills:

  • Strong project organization, coordination, execution, collaboration and communication skills

  • Strong performance measurement, reporting and process improvement skills

  • Knowledge of biomedical and clinical research processes

  • Knowledge of health care delivery including work flows and settings, health outcomes and measurement, health IT, health economics, research publication processes

  • Knowledge of health data sources and data management

  • Skilled at managing and coordinating multiple high priority projects and tasks

  • Skilled in developing and sustaining effective relationships at the team, executive and professional levels

Necessary experience:

  • Five or more years of experience working for a biomedical informatics, health informatics, clinical research enterprise or life science company

  • Broad understanding of most of the functions involved in the development of a biomedical informatics application such as clinical decision support, health informatics or life sciences product

  • Has strong business mindset and 3 or more years of industry experience outside of health care deliverypreferably IT or clinical research

  • Experience in collaborating with designers, developers and researchers using technology, data, and new care processes or models of care

  • Strong leadership, team building and people skills

  • Leader, visionary, consensus builder, innovative, effective, ethical

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a life science company

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in senior clinical role in life sciences setting

  • At least 2 years’ experience in business development/consultative sales around use of technology and workflow redesign in life sciences setting

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience in medical practice post residency

  • At least 7 years’ experience working in a life science company

  • At least 4 years’ experience working in senior clinical role in life sciences setting

  • At least 3 years’ experience in industry outside of clinical setting

  • At least 4 years’ experience in business development/consultative sales around use of technology and workflow redesign in life sciences setting

  • MS/MA in biomedical informatics or related health discipline desirable

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.