Product Owner Image Analysis and AI

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, managing Imaging software products? Would you like to apply your expertise in medical imaging and digital pathology technologies to impact the Translation Medicine teams to lead the creation of innovative, scalable, and integrated software products for our internal users in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca is the place for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.


Welcome to Computational Pathology Munich, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: After-work events, Lunch & Learns, Bright and spacious environment, Sustainable office working environment, Networking events, family and childcare support and of course the Alps around the corner for hiking, biking and skiing.


Be part of fulfilling our ambition to be world leaders in Oncology. We are already the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, and there are countless new indications and targets in our game-changing pipeline. We deliver this value through launch excellence, commercial effectiveness and maximising the lifecycle. By leveraging our commercialised portfolio we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment. We’re brave disruptors – entrepreneurial, courageous and pioneering in our approach. Here you have the opportunity to step up, take personal accountability and lead changes in our ever-evolving environment.

With pace and drive, comes trust that we will get it done. Embrace the freedom to create and expand your horizons. Always backed and supported by pioneering leaders, this is the place to build a world-class career that’s meaningful and rewarding. Here we’re on a journey to becoming digitally-enabled, to discover new ways of offering better solutions to our patients. Join the team with a vision to use data as a tool, to build a better, deeper, more personal understanding of the people we’re helping. To ultimately deliver better outcomes for them – through dynamic omnichannel content, personal relationships and experience.

What you’ll do

Primarily responsible for the whole slide image analysis tools that are produced in-house. To this end, you will work with a team of 8 software engineers/AI scientists to create top-notch machine learning products which impact AZ Early Oncology teams in R&D project work on computational pathology tasks.

The Production Informatics group comprises multiple teams across the Cambridge UK, Boston MA, Gaithersburg MD, and Munich DE sites. The accountabilities of the group span pre-clinical and early clinical data strategy, multi-omics, and imaging based production informatics for Oncology Discovery, Translational Medicine, and Early Clinical portfolio. Drives the creation of a web-based platform for ML prediction on digital slides based on a continuously updated framework for deep learning architectures. Making sure suitable applications for e.g. automatic quality control, structure segmentation, detection and classification are developed to improve R&D project turnaround time.

  • Is the main point of contact for Early Oncology AZ users and stakeholders by collecting and prioritizing requirements and collecting feedback on product increments

  • Is the user representative for the product development team, and promotes direct feedback from internal and external users to the product team

  • Negotiates work with the product development team

  • Works closely with 2 other imaging product owners to embed machine learning applications into our image management/viewing/processing software stack.

  • Designs, evaluates, and manages delivery roadmaps for the managed products to realize technology and business strategy

  • Defines success for the managed products, ideally by defining measurable metrics, monitor, and report to management and teams

  • Organizes and reviews usability and UX

  • Actively participates in the scrum process and gives honest and direct feedback to the product team in sprint reviews and retrospectives

  • Assures product backlogs are refined for sprint planning

  • Documents release notes, reviews user guide/online help

  • Works with other product owners on build-or-buy decisions, and integration plans spanning the entire software stack

  • Works with data operations team to fit data flow and data provisioning schemes into the managed products and to ensures data governance policies are met

  • Organizes and conducts software trainings and support

  • Communicates product and product change (upgrades, replacements, phase-outs) to the user base, and creates communication material for a broader and executive audience

Essential for the role

  • Master’s Degree in natural or engineering sciences at a minimum

  • 3+ years expertise in the usage/the management of software for image data analysis/management

  • Image analysis background with a sound knowledge of methodology for detection, segmentation, and classification

  • Bioimaging background with a sound knowledge of major types of digital pathology imaging (brightfield, immunofluorescence, multiplex whole slide imaging)

  • Experience in requirements engineering following lean and agile principles

  • Stakeholder communication and management

  • Experience in scrum

Desirable for the role

  • PhD in natural or engineering sciences

  • Deep learning-based image analysis

  • Data science knowledge for subsequent analysis of quantified images

  • Knowledge in (immune) oncology

  • Knowledge in drug development (processes)

  • Product development experience

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Louise Bennett.

Competitive salary and benefits

Close date: 26th July 2021

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