Product Owner - Machine Learning for Healthcare

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview

Imagine if we could match patients with the treatments that prove the most effective for them . . .
GNS Healthcare applies causal machine learning and simulation technology to predict which treatments and care management programs will work for which patients, improving individual patient outcomes and the health of populations, while reducing the total cost of care.

Headquartered in the biotechnology and health IT center of Cambridge, MA, our technology is based on its MeasureBase™ data integration architecture and patented REFS™ (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) causal inference and simulation AI engine. Health plans, bio-pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, foundations, academic medical centers, and self-insured employers use GNS’ cloud-based solutions to solve pressing and costly problems including those surrounding metabolic syndrome, medication adherence, end-of-life care, preterm birth, personalized care pathways in oncology, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes, new drug target discovery, patient stratification in clinical trials, and more. GNS solutions focus on reducing adverse events, slowing disease progression, and improving therapeutic effectiveness through precision matching that maximizes impact on individual patient health outcomes while reducing wasteful spending and downstream medical costs.

Position Summary

The Agile Product Owner will guide the team of machine learning experts and cloud engineers to drive development of a machine learning platform and clinical applications for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and managed care clients. These clients would gain access to the same proprietary tools and techniques GNS uses for building causal inference networks. The focus is on supporting the definition, creation, and rollout of the product offering in conjunction with other supporting team members and company leadership. Over time and with interest, the role can transition into full Product Management.


  • Work closely with the Director of Product Management to determine the priority of functional features in GNS’s proprietary platform and applications. Maintain a prioritized list of product features, write user stories and detailed requirements with input from internal and external customers and guidance from Director of Product Management.
  • Meet daily and work closely with development team to decide on the technical features to be tackled in sprints and product releases.
  • Support both internal and external stakeholders in the development of training workshops, as well as supporting the creation of technical materials and documentation, while acting as a scientific liaison for GNS’s clients.
  • Create demonstration models using GNS’s proprietary tools, with responsibilities including data curation, ETL, statistical analyses, interpretation, report- and publication-writing, and case-study creation.


  • PhD or MS degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or related fields with some coursework in life sciences/biology, statistics/biostatistics
  • 1+ years of product owner experience preferred, however, strong technical candidates with no product owner experience will be considered
  • Drive and passion to build usable tools and applications to simplify machine learning concepts/statistical inference and create meaningful results for clinical users
  • Experience working in Agile environment in a commercial software company a definite plus but not required
  • An experienced and strong communicator and educator – having either served or assisted in teaching roles and preparation of instructional materials (e.g., technical presentations, software documentation, or white papers)
  • Experience with statistical inference and machine learning, Bayesian inference is a plus.
  • Optional - basic understanding of molecular biology, pharmacology, medicine, or the pharmaceutical R&D process
  • Some knowledge of one of the statistical programming languages such as R desired
  • Desirable but not required: familiar with UNIX and cluster computing environment such as Amazon Web Services
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills
  • Requires occasional travel to client's locations (< 10%).

Company Culture

Our philosophy at GNS is simple:  we cannot transform healthcare with anything less than an all-star team. We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a track record of success and a passion for creating change. We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.

We are passionate about our work and believe in the ability of our technology to change the world. Our core values of integrity, collaboration, value, diversity, and game-changing guide our behaviors with each other and our clients.

GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, unlimited vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k), generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, professional development, subsidized parking and gym membership, tasty food, volunteering opportunities, social gatherings, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

GNS Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GNS Healthcare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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