Computercraft is looking for a Product Owner to help develop and manage data-access-related products, tools, and protocols for the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), a unique scientific resource of human health and genetic data at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Created to support NIH’s data-sharing policy, dbGaP is one of few bioscience resources that combine human genetic sequence data and phenotype data—information on the specific characteristics and medical conditions of human subjects. Researchers who receive grants from NIH—and others who wish to share their research findings—can submit detailed phenotype, genotype, sequence, and other study-related data to dbGaP in a secure manner. NCBI makes this valuable trove of data available for advanced biomedical research. Researchers seeking access to datasets of interest from dbGaP must undergo a rigorous approval process to ensure the highest scientific, privacy, and ethical standards. The dbGaP Product Owner has a unique opportunity to shape the mechanisms by which these highly valuable data are used to further human health.
NCBI’s web and data products are the preeminent, open-source tools and technologies used worldwide to contribute to biomedical research and discovery, facilitate the work of clinicians, and drive the frontiers of science and medicine. NCBI provides free access to petabytes of biomedical and genomic information, and scientists all over the world use its products.
Develop product vision, goals, and strategic roadmap
Understand customer segments and identify targeted solutions to
exceed their needs
Lead teams through a complete product lifecycle of discovery to
Nurture partnerships with various stakeholders who wish to
participate in the sharing of genomic data for research in cloud and conventional environments, using secure cross-agency protocols
Work with government entities to comply with regulations, balancing
them with end-customer’s ease in user experience
Work with technical teams to identify alternatives and trade-offs
between technically hard, time-prohibitive, and user-desired
Use market research, data analysis, and user research to make
balanced, objective decisions and provide clear guidance to delivery teams to create incremental value in an Agile environment
Engage in industry outreach to promote the product
Report to senior stakeholders
Manage the budget
Manage team resources
M.S. in a biological science
Experience working in the world of data science
Experience working on a data-sharing project team
Strong customer engagement, networking, and communication skills
Senior-level experience in Product Owner or Product Manager positions bringing public-facing web, data, or cloud products to market (e.g., developing vision, strategic plan, roadmap, requirements; prioritizing features based on value and effort)
Experience working in Agile Scrum teams in a software development process
Experience working on large and cross-functional projects in a complex, policy-driven environment
Ability to balance multiple goals and deadlines under resource constraints
Ability to incorporate and diplomatically resolve conflicting direction from multiple management, user, and technical stakeholders
- Experience working with dbGaP or other genomic databases at NIH or other organizations
- Experience managing staff
To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website: https://computercraft-usa.com/careers/.
Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work–life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals. Per Computercraft policies, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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