HistoWiz Product Manager in Long Island City, New York
HistoWiz is the largest online histopathology company, based in New York City. Our mission is to help biomedical researchers find cures by accelerating histopathology and enabling global collaboration.
Since inception in 2013, we have doubled our month-over-month sales, driven primarily by customer referrals. We are profitable, won numerous awards and are funded by prestigious investors, including Y-Combinator and Zhenfund. We are seasoned scientists with experience at leading academic institutions and have published high impact research in top journals of biomedicine. We have just completed our Series A and are now looking to scale our business significantly in the coming years.
HistoWiz has over 1,000 paying customers globally from top academic institutions (e.g. MSKCC, Harvard, Stanford, HHMI) and pharmaceutical companies (e.g. CRISPR, Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron). We process tissue specimens and digitize all of the results, hosting our client’s data on a proprietary platform, PathologyMapTM . This platform not only enables industry-leading turnaround time for diagnosis, but also online viewing, sharing and search. No other platform like this exists, so we are truly building something new that can bridge scientists, doctors, and patients from all over the world to conquer life-threatening diseases collaboratively instead of individually. This online platform also contains the world’s largest collection of pathology data and the first network of top pathologists.
About the position
We’re looking for a Mid-Level Product Manager (PM) to help decide our product strategy. You’ll work with almost all the teams at HistoWiz to prioritize incoming requests from sales, customer service, clientele, and our laboratory staff to align with a product roadmap. This role will serve as a Product Manager for two products of HistoWiz. LIMS - which is an in-house tool for our laboratory to handle an order lifecycle and the “PathologyMap Platform” - which is where clients view and manage their slides in a digital format, along with collaborating, and organizing amongst their teams. We have an ambitious vision where our platform should be in the upcoming years, and you will play a critical role in shaping and implementing features critical to our success.
Here are some likely tasks you’ll do throughout a week
Think through ideas that would help the overall long-term success of HistoWiz.
Build out design schematics in Figma.
Attend an engineering meeting and prioritize upcoming features.
Communicate with team members about upcoming releases via email, Google Docs or a meeting.
Gather feedback for released features.
Talk to our clients and collect feedback on implemented features and new needs.
Train our internal teams, including sales and laboratory staff, on new features.
Weigh the pros and cons of feature requests. It’s easy to say yes to “good”-ish ideas but doing so will lead to lack of resources for the great ideas.
A bit of a cliche, but a self-starter attitude is a must. Many new projects can be ambiguous; the role requires independent critical thinking skills.
Ability to get things done. We favor execution over meetings that “show you’re working”.
Tech-savvy, fast-learner. We use a lot of tools to leverage our workflow, GitHub, Asana, Monday, Notion, etc.
These tools frequently change from time to time, so the ability to pick up new tools is more important to us than mastered expertise with our existing ones.
A science background (and/or heavy interest).
An aptitude to create UI/UX friendly design schematics. Ideally, the PM will create specs in Figma for
stakeholders later passed to Engineering.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. It’s critical to be able to persuade others on why (or why not) product features should be implemented or prioritized.
Empathy - an ideal PM should be thinking about how features are used. Will creating a feature cause joy or irritation? Can we change existing features to improve the customer experience?
Some previous experience at a startup is preferred (although not necessary).
2+ years in a product manager type role at another company.
Our Tech Platform runs on a React Frontend / Python Backend. We’ve created a REST API that liaisons between the frontend and backend.
Most of our design on the app is based on MaterialUI.
Our team consists of a talented mix of frontend and backend engineers.
At the moment, our bottleneck is having a PM who can decide upcoming prioritized features, review the features on staging, and give the green light for approval after speaking to stakeholders.
We believe in investing in our employees’ professional development, and encourage networking within the bioscience, tech, and startup communities for all our employees and collaborators. Compensation is top-notch and stock option is available for outstanding employees, commensurate with the impact you have within our organization, and for the scientific community overall. In addition, we provide the time and freedom to pursue independent projects.
100% coverage on employee health, vision and dental insurance, partial coverage for family
NY Commuter benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
Retirement planning (401k Matching)
3 weeks PTO
Short term and long term disability
Life Insurance policy
Team building events outside of the office