Merck Product Manager, Data Movement & Storage, RaDS IT in Boston, Massachusetts
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The Research and Development Sciences (RaDS) value team in our Company 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.
The role will lead automation of movement of raw data from instruments through to a system of record. The role offers the chance to execute a strategy for supporting the digital transformation of our scientific tools.
You will possess a blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision with the ability to dive into the weeds, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will be able to comprehend scientific problems and translate those needs for the technical team while prioritizing tasks to ensure the ongoing enhancement of solutions.
You will be able to identify with our scientists' needs and be a passionate advocate for their perspectives.
The position will be based in North America, travel to other sites may be necessary at times, potentially globally, estimated no more than 15% of the time.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Understanding the problem space and specifying requirements for current and future products through close partnership with our company's scientists and other stakeholders
Create and execute on strategy to manage solutions to fully automate the movement of raw data from instruments through to a system of record for instrument types
Automation of Lab instrument data and device data to minimize scientist’s manual movement of data
Organize/Introduce Data Lifecycle Management of the data using automated best in practice solutions
Driving adoption and change management planning
- B.A./B.S. or Advanced degree equivalent in Computer Science or a relevant technical or scientific discipline (such as life sciences, informatics, genomics, statistics/biostatistics). Equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered.
7-10 years experience with developing and executing on big data strategy (migration to cloud or new provider)
7-10 years experience of data movement/management problems across the enterprise with regards to size, volume, and velocity
Experience working with high content imaging
Strategic thinking mindset
Worked in a Product related role
Worked in an Agile development team
A dedication to appreciating complex problems and tackling a diversity of subject matter with a creative mind and imaginative strategies
Demonstrated ability to develop strong, trust based, collaborative relationships to drive change within all levels of a large, diverse organization
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work based on user need, business value, and return on investment
Ability to quickly grasp new technological and scientific concepts and convey their value to clients and collaborators
Has redesigned and improved internal business processes
Experience in applying change management concepts in a cross functional group
Ability to function in a geographically distributed, culturally diverse environment with both internal and external employees
Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and users
Ability to work in multidisciplinary team and operate effectively in a matrix environment as a team player, yet able to work independently
Ability to work collaboratively with vendors to address business problems
Familiarity with user centered design and UX principles
Pragmatic Institute Certification
Familiarity with Cloud based software and terms
Comprehension of laboratory processes and methods
Comprehension of the Product Life Cycle of software products
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We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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.
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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.
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