Bioinformatics Product Owner

Date: 11.2.2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: BUS003325

MSD is a global healthcare leader with a diversified portfolio of innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products.

The Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics team within the Product Strategy group is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Bioinformatics Product Owner to support the development, maintenance and optimization of bioinformatics workflows. The position will involve regular interactions with scientists as part of a cross-regional and multidisciplinary network of researchers, computational biologists, data scientists and software engineers.

In this role, you will
• Guide the development, optimization and scaling up of NGS related pipelines particularly in microbiome research and translational medicine
• Act as a scientific lead for multiple software development projects
• Lead prototyping, testing and validating of novel algorithms

Required Experience and Skills:

• MSc or PhD (preferred) degree in bioinformatics or related field with at least 2 years experience in industry or academic settings
• A good track record of peer-reviewed publications is desirable
• Experience in implementing computational workflows for analysis of NGS and other high-throughput data, for example: WGS, Exome-seq, single cell, metagenomics (preferred), epigenetics, GWAS, eQTL, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and quantitative proteomics
• Extensive knowledge of open source and proprietary computational biology tools and databases
• Solid statistical knowledge and understanding of current scientific challenges in microbiome research and/or immunology and oncology.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and high professional standards with strong ability to prioritize and work under pressure
• Strong communication skills and ability to simplify and explain complex biological problems to data scientists and software engineers
• Excellent programming skills in a subset of the following Python, Perl, Java/C++, R/Shiny, Matlab, Linux/Unix, SQL and versioning control e.g. Git
• Experience with HPC and cloud computing (AWS) distributed computing
• Experience in clinical data mining and machine learning approaches is a plus

We offer
• Challenging career, trainings, conferences and meet up sessions organized internally and externally
• Learning opportunities, rotation program, internal transfer move options
• Professional growth based on performance
• Innovative and flexible working environment
• Wide range of 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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