The Jackson Laboratory

  • Product Manager of Lab Informatics

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor | US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/6/2019 9:49 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-25859
    Category
    IT 
  • Summary

    Product Manager of Lab Informatics

     

    Are you an experienced Product Manager looking for an opportunity to work with an innovative team?  How would you like to work with a close-knit team that is implementing an enterprise Laboratory Information Management System in an organization working to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health?

    If so, The Jackson Laboratory has a great opportunity for you. We are seeking a Product Manager with solid experience in configurable Laboratory Information Management Systems to contribute in a team-oriented environment to a multi-year implementation of an enterprise LIMS system across several dozen laboratories at multiple sites in the organization.

    As a leader, this role will require working across IT with Business System Analysts, Enterprise Architects, stakeholders in Operations, Laboratories, Research and Finance, and a host of others on cross-functional and often cross-departmental teams to develop and deliver on a product roadmap. Moreover, you will provide critical insights into software design & development that enable an open and scalable ecosystem of offerings supporting the rapidly growing and highly integrated needs of laboratory service groups.

    The ideal candidate possesses a unique blend of business, technical and scientific expertise, strategic thinking and tactical execution. This individual will be responsible both for the management and leadership of their delivery team, communication to stakeholders on progress of the roadmap, as well as the deliverables themselves. This delivery will be done on top of the Core Informatics.   The Platform for Science is a cloud-based informatics platform, providing the underlying data management infrastructure for lab workflows, allowing end-to-end sample and specimen tracking across experiments, assays, and processes.

    This role will directly support our Research Laboratories and Scientific Services. This will be an onsite position in either Bar Harbor, ME or Farmington, CT.

    Responsibilities

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Create and maintain product roadmap for assigned area as well as work with and influence others for honing and acceptance of the roadmap
    • Recruit, maintain, and mentor a strong, learning team to deliver on the roadmap
    • Track and communicate status of your delivery to your stakeholders in a timely fashion Lead and participate in process improvement initiatives at your team, across your department, and across JAX as required
    • Stay up to date on latest market and strategic trends

    Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
    • Minimum of six (6) years experience in IT or operations along with people leadership experience
    • Experience working with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
    • Organizes own workload and works closely with leadership to ensure own workload is clearly defined and coordinated to meet deliverable timelines.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of JAX’s applications and system integration and is able to understand changes in order to anticipate cross-system or cross-process impacts.

    Technical

    • Experience with SaaS and PaaS software architecture and delivery models
    • Lead design based on requirements, standardize patterns for consistent user experience and enterprise data modeling, and evolve configuration patterns to deliver effective business value
    • Recommend and prototype solution options based on requirements to provide effective user experience while minimizing technical debt and administrative overhead.
    • Oversee design, prototyping, customization, testing, and release of custom solutions using technologies such as OData, REST APIs, C#, AngularJS, and .NET.
    • Experience with Core Informatics and/or MS Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365, is a plus
    • Knowledge of current principles, practices and techniques of software development
    • Ability to diagnose application problems quickly and work with others towards effective solutions for them.
    • Ability to prepare documentation, charts, and graphs pertinent to work assignments.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the business community, vendors, customers, and coworkers.

    Requirements:

    • Deep biotech or pharmaceutical industry domain expertise demonstrated through Implementation of new approaches to solve challenging problems
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including a combined background in natural & computer science.
    • Experience in computer programming and software APIs is required
    • Experience with Scientific Data Management software including Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN).
    • Self-starter who is highly collaborative, energized working Institutional
    • Demonstrated success defining and launching products that meet and exceed business objectives
    • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

    Preferred:

    • Understanding of Agile Software Development methodologies and enterprise information management solutions and their benefits.
    • Expert understanding of Scrum preferred

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory, (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. ​JAX’s research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and a world-renowned expert in mammalian genetics. JAX also has facilities in Sacramento, California, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

     

    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.

     

    The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums and galleries.

    JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns.  JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.

     

    Our Values:

     

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

     

    What do we have to offer?

                                                                                                                                 

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement.  JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

     

    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

     

     

    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

     

    Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at http://www.jax.org/careers

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