Business Analyst/Product Owner in Science and Research

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.

Activities:

The MSD Research Labs 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.

As an informatics and scientific analyst, you will be a key member in driving delivery of Scientific IT Products to liaise between one of two functional areas in Preclinical development and Translational Medicine and Information Technology.

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 background).
  • 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 artifacts 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 analytics
  • Develop and operate data stewardship and data governance capabilities.

Required

  • Qualification in a scientific or engineering discipline relevant in healthcare and development such as biomedical engineering, computer science, bioinformatics, genetics, medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology etc.
  • Willingness to learn scientific processes, regulatory requirements, drug discovery and development processes
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels within an organization
  • Knowledge of programming/scripting languages (e.g., R, Matlab)
  • Visionary, ability to identify unknown needs and process improvements without being told
  • Self-driven personality with a strong focus on delivering solutions.

Preferred

  • 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, Evidence Based Medicine, Precision Medicine, Adaptive Clinical Trials)
  • Molecular biology lab skills (e.g., NGS, CRISPR, PCR, Flow Cytometry, Mass Spec, etc)
  • Experience with emerging IT technologies (e.g. Big Data, High Performance Computing, Data Science, Cloud, Semantic technologies, Machine Learning)
  • Experience in analysis of data 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.

Besides a great atmosphere and flexible working environment, we also offer:

  • 5 weeks of vacation and 5 sick- days per year
  • Offices located at the riverbank, next to the bridge, with terrace overlooks Vyšehrad and Prague castle
  • Professional growth based on performance, internal trainings, meetups
  • Innovative working environment
  • Wide range of other benefits

 

 

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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