Vacancy: Product Owner (cBioPortal)

Who are you?

You have a background in the field of cancer genomics research, bioinformatics, and/or computer science, great communications skills, and an affinity toward open science. You can be a bridge between end users and a team of data and software engineers. You are comfortable making decisions where others are in doubt and are more of a generalist than a specialist. You are capable of convincing others through knowledge and reasoning and can keep an overview when there are many moving parts. Formal project management training is not required, but experience in similar roles can be helpful.

Who are we?

The Hyve is a young, international IT company employing software developers, solution architects, data engineers, and consultants. We are dedicated to delivering solutions that support scientists in life sciences and healthcare R&D using open-source software, open data, and open standards. Our vision is to enhance the quality and impact of biomedical research by providing biomedical informatics solutions, and we believe that open source is the way to do this.

We want to expand our cBioPortal team, where we work with cBioPortal to facilitate cancer research and treatment. cBioPortal is a tool that allows our customers to understand cancer by looking at the molecular characteristics of the tumor, such as mutations and differences in gene expression or copy number, both from a research perspective and a clinical perspective. cBioPortal is used in a large number of cancer hospitals and pharmaceutical companies around the world, requiring an increasing amount of data integration.

Your responsibilities

  • Define user stories and create a cBioPortal product backlog. Manage and prioritize the product backlog.

  • Translate product manager's strategies to tasks for development.

  • Serve as a liaison between product and development.

  • Lead communications within the cBioPortal community, in addition to clients and other stakeholders, to understand their needs and manage expectations. Learn the market and client's needs.

  • Support The Hyve cBioPortal sales team in generating and qualifying sales leads.

  • Contribute to feature proposal writing and statements of work.

Must have

  • 4+ years of experience gained through a Ph.D. or 2+ years of experience as a Product Owner

  • Strong background in bioinformatics and cancer genomics (hands-on experience with genomics data)

  • Great communication skills in English

  • Great writing skills in English

  • A strong willingness to take on challenges and an eagerness to learn

  • An affinity with what we try to achieve at The Hyve: improving the world by providing biomedical scientists with excellent tools for managing their data

  • Willingness to move to The Netherlands (for applicants currently residing overseas)

Nice to have

  • cBioPortal knowledge

  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., python, java, or javascript)

  • Hands-on experience with data transformation tools and libraries (such as Pandas)

We offer

  • Between 32-hour and 40-hour workweeks

  • A competitive salary and profit-sharing plans

  • A Personal Development Budget to encourage your personal and professional development

  • Travel allowance and a pension

  • A great workplace close to Utrecht Central Station (Utrecht, The Netherlands) with entertainment facilities such as a table football table and a piano

  • Frequent team-building activities such as board games, city trips, karaoke nights, and outdoor sports

  • The opportunity to work with renowned research institutes worldwide

  • The opportunity to work with research departments of most of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies

For more information, please contact:

Sifra van Haaften, Talent Coach,

How to apply?

Please send your application to:

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