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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Lab Informatics Product Manager - Remote in Rockville, Maryland


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

Brief Job Overview

The individual in this role will be pivotal in advancing USP's ambition to facilitate the transition to Pharma 4.0, specifically by developing products based on machine readable USP documentary standards, that are used in lab and pharmaceutical manufacturing settings. The goal is high-quality digital content, seamlessly integrated into customer instruments and workflows.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

The individual in the role is responsible for developing and executing a product definition, customer value proposition, strategic plan, and roadmap. There will be significant collaboration both with internal cross-functional teams and external customers and vendors.

  • Understand customer and stakeholder requirements.

  • Develop and evangelize product-line vision, strategy, and roadmap to customers and stakeholders.

  • Manage a process to develop the new products, working with internal technical teams and/ or vendors. This may involve knowing enough to oversee an ETL process from human-readable to machine-readable forms, ensuring accuracy and continuous updating of content; incorporating relevant ontologies and data structures, and monitoring external data sources for alignment. This may also involve shaping broader efforts to streamline the documentary standards development pipeline at USP.

  • Work with technical team to develop new product(s).

  • Grow new products’ adoption.

  • Be the expert on the product(s) and customers both internally and externally.

  • Track progress with KPIs.

  • Represent USP in external consortiums, standards setting bodies, and government agencies, ensuring our standards align with industry transitions.

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:


  • BS in chemistry, biology, or related field.

  • Relevant experience in domains such as pharmaceutical R&D lab, lab automation, digital lab operations, or related software development.

  • Experience in new informatics or laboratory product development.

Senior Manager

  • BS/PhD in chemistry, biology, or related field.

  • 5+ years of product management experience in a scientific or technical field.

  • Demonstrable record in launching and growing new informatics or laboratory products.

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Masters in Business Administration.

  • Strong end-user focus and pragmatism.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams without formal reporting relationships.

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to learn new, technical topics to a depth appropriate to effectively identify challenges and drive toward solutions.

  • Understanding of what it takes to create and/or maintain private or public electronic databases that are used in Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS), Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN), or similar laboratory implementations.

  • Understanding of data models and ontologies in the laboratory domain, such as the ASM/AFO from the Allotrope Foundation.

  • Understanding of digital product quality assurance and data quality and governance.

  • Some exposure and comfort with tools such as Python, Tableau, MySQL/Oracle and other tools and software to query and analyze structured or unstructured data.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time