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Merck & Co, Inc

Product Manager/Associate Director, Disease Biology and PharmTox Product Line – Multimodal Integration and Biomarker Discovery ( MERCUSR175862ENUS)

Sales and Marketing

Product Marketing Manager

Yearly

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the U.S. & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We partner internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Research and Development Sciences (RaDS) value team in our Company's R&D IT brings together product management, engineering, and data science expertise to enable data and technology products and services that accelerate our scientists’ ability to discover and develop innovative medicines that change the course of human health. In the RaDS value team, the Product organization is responsible for implementing technology products and associated services to advance the drug discovery and development pipeline.

We are seeking a motivated and collaborative Product Manager to join the RaDS Product organization. The position will report to the Disease Biology & PharmTox Product Line Lead. The goal of this product line is to enable capabilities that help scientists generate hypotheses and draw rapid conclusions by interrogating target biology and its relationship to human disease and pharmacological interventions.

The ideal candidate will partner closely with key business stakeholders and with Product, Engineering, Data science, and other IT teams. They will own the entire lifecycle of the Multi-Modal Integration & Biomarker Discovery product team’s capabilities focusing on enabling target and biomarker discovery by supporting multiple modalities including high content imaging, digital pathology, flow cytometry, phenotypic screening (in vivo and in vitro) and capabilities such as systems biology tools and translational biomarkers data management.

Primary Tasks:

  • Set the product vision and strategy for the applications within the Multi-Modal Integration and Biomarker Discovery product team.

  • In accordance with strategic priorities, advance development of transformational scientific processes and workflows involving initiatives such as digital pathology, flow cytometry data analytics and management, and translational biomarker discovery.

  • Enable the interrogation of biological data by managing tools that allow integrating multi-modal datasets to study complex interactions within the biological systems. This includes internal and external tools in support of systems biology approaches, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models etc.

  • Ensure that value and user experience are measured and achieved by utilizing your expertise in scientific processes, analytics, and deep appreciation of stakeholders’ needs.

  • Conduct product discovery activities and rapid prototyping with scientific partners, user experience researchers, engineers, and data scientists to identify problems and opportunities and assess value risk, usability risk, feasibility risk and business viability risk.

  • Lead a team of Product Analyst(s), guiding and empowering them to embody the product mindset with a focus on customers and scientific problems.

  • Create a cohesive strategy to manage an orthogonal suite of products and applications by maximizing impact and reducing costs and redundancy. Manage decisions on application renewals and associated activities in close collaboration with scientific partners.

  • Be accountable for managing and evolving roadmap for key capabilities and initiatives within the product team. Prioritize and maintain associated product backlogs.

  • Be accountable for the life-cycle of applications within the Multi-Modal Integration & Biomarker Discovery product team, the value they deliver and the Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO).

  • Play a pivotal role in enabling more effective use of scientific data.

Education Minimum:

  • M.A./M.S., with 3+ years or B.A./B.S. with 5+ years in a scientific or technical discipline such as biomedical engineering, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, genetics, or data science.

Prerequisites:

  • 3+ years of experience working with scientific software development, digital pathology, flow cytometry and other high content imaging solutions.

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams, launching and managing software products, defining user stories and working to ensure development of products based on business requirements.

  • Familiarity with scientific workflows/processes/methods used in Digital Pathology, translational biomarker development, Phenotypic screening, Modeling based drug discovery and Systems Biology.

  • Eagerness to learn scientific processes, drug discovery and development processes, regulatory requirements as necessary to solve problems.

  • Familiarity with databases, ontologies, data integration, and data standards/models relevant to healthcare.

  • Record of working closely with scientific and technology partners to successfully evaluate and implement new technologies.

  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists and IT personnel, and operate effectively in a matrix environment with a customer-centric attitude.

  • Record of working independently, asynchronously (across time zones) and with excellent communication skills that cross cultural/geographic/organizational boundaries.

  • Well-versed with software development life cycle (SDLC), ability to communicate technically with development teams and experience with Agile Development Principles

Preferred:

  • Ph.D. in biological or data sciences.

  • Has managed and implemented GxP compliant products

  • Experience with product discovery and product development activities using tools such as Jira to guide Agile development projects.

  • Worked with AWS cloud or other cloud-based platforms (e.g. AWS practitioner

  • training).

  • Experience with High performance computing/Linux administration and cloud computing.

  • Experience with programming languages (Python, R, JavaScript etc.) and communicating data findings using visualization tools or dashboards (e.g. Spotfire, R -Shiny).

  • Knowledge of relational databases (SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL).

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Telecommuting

Shift:

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Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R175862