Senior Product Manager - Policies
Company: Broad Institute
Posted on: January 9, 2021
The Broad Institute's Data Sciences Platform is a nexus of
cutting-edge computational biology and best-in-class engineering.
Our team is charged with building a suite of sophisticated software
products to serve both the Institute and the world. We play a
pivotal role in flagship scientific efforts such as the All of Us
Cohort Program and the Human Cell Atlas, and we collaborate with
world-leading technology corporations, philanthropic organizations,
and pharmaceutical companies.The Broad Institute provides a vibrant
engineering environment with close links to top academic and
industry institutions across the Boston area and the world.
Together, these activities make us a leading organization at the
intersection of the life sciences and data sciences.Terra is the
flagship product of a collaboration between the Broad Institute and
Verily Life Sciences: a scalable, secure, and open-source platform
for biomedical research. Terra provides access to biomedical
datasets, includes a well-stocked repository of best-practice
workflows and open-source tools, and makes it easy for researchers
to collaborate on projects.We are looking for a talented and
motivated product manager to join our new Policies team empowering
scientific researchers to analyze data. Some of the most exciting
biomedical datasets contain sensitive data that needs to be
protected. While these protections are very necessary, they can
present barriers to researchers. The Policies PM will lead a team
to build technology into the Terra platform that will help
researchers access and analyze important scientific datasets in
accordance with data storage and use policies. The ideal candidate
will have a passion for scientific research and familiarity with
data use policies for scientific research. They will enjoy working
in a collaborative, team-based setting and interacting with people
at other institutions around the world. They will have good
attention to detail and take pride in the software produced. They
will be interested in learning about sequencing, genomics, and the
scientific work of the Broad Institute.What you will do:
- Collaborate effectively with engineering teams to formulate a
roadmap for new and ongoing product development related to
policies. Build and maintain the product backlog with the technical
team. Continuously prioritize the work in the backlog to deliver
the most significant value to our current and future users.
- Engage with and survey scientists and clinicians, lab
personnel, and other stakeholders to understand their needs.
- Develop a basic understanding of the complex regulatory
environment surrounding health information in both research and
clinical settings; translate this understanding into product
definition and scope.
- Identify metrics for software products and work with
development and operations teams to ensure that mechanisms are in
place to collect them; iteratively refine software products
according to these metrics.
- Champion software products to the Broad community. Inspire
development teams, collaborators, and stakeholders with concise,
valuable, relevant product vision statements that target the most
important user scenarios for Broad.Who you are:
- Minimum of a bachelor's degree ideally in a scientific or
- An ideal candidate would have several years of experience in
product management; however, we are open to candidates who have a
strong background in genomics and are excited about the prospect of
becoming part of our product team.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Any of the following is a plus: Familiarity with cloud
environments (eg GCP, AWS, etc). Experience with a formal
programming language (eg. Java or C++) and a scripting language
- Experience with user experience and web design principles is a
- Experience in an academic, laboratory, and/or research
environment strongly preferred.All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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