Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Sage Bionetworks is a leading nonprofit biomedical research organization dedicated to developing predictors of disease and accelerating biomedical research through open systems, incentives, and standards.  We are currently seeking an experienced administrative professional to provide administrative and programmatic support to our team. If you are passionate about working in an organization that is mission driven and affords opportunities for growth, Sage Bionetworks may be a great fit for you.  

At Sage, you will be an integral part of our business operations team supporting an organization comprised of research scientists, software engineers and designers, and governance professionals working collaboratively on a diverse portfolio of research projects.  In this position, you will work directly with the team leads to organize events, coordinate meetings and travel, track project related expenses, assist in recruitment and onboarding of new employees, and more. As a member of the Business Operations team, you will have a role in general site operations.  In short, this position provides broad exposure to the operations of our organization and requires someone who is comfortable asking questions and learning on their feet, has strong communication skills and a willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity to increase your business operations acumen and to gain experience in the thriving non-profit life sciences sector!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting our research teams, including making travel and meeting arrangements, managing calendars, and assisting in preparing reports and presentations.
  • Event planning for Sage sponsored workshops and conferences.
  • Serving as a first point of contact to external collaborators and clients.
  • Assisting in recruitment through candidate scheduling and communications, and in onboarding and training activities for new employees.
  • Assisting in communications, including website maintenance.
  • Assisting in facility management as part of a broader business operations team.
  • Working across the organization in ways that bring value to a project, which could involve everything from organizing a holiday event to helping in the redesign of space.  

We’d love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as an administrative assistant or project manager.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer and Internet research skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other presentation software.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with good follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment with program and technical staff.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload.
  • Able to represent organization in a professional manner.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Up-to-date with advancements in office gadgets and applications.
  • Experience with WordPress or other web site management software.
  • Project management experience.

About Sage Bionetworks:

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research organization founded in 2009.  At Sage, we believe that we can learn more by learning from each other. By improving the way scientists collaborate, we help to make science more effective. We partner with researchers, patients, and healthcare innovators to drive collaborative data-driven science to improve health. Making science more open, collaborative, and inclusive ultimately advances biomedicine. Join us and help shape and drive the culture that made Sage the 2nd best place to work in academia in a worldwide survey.

Sage Bionetworks embraces diversity and equity.   We are committed to bringing the right talent to our team.  We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including employer supported health insurance and transportation benefits, and an employer matched 403(B) plan.

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Current Positions

Computational Oncology

The Computational Biology group focuses on developing integrative probabilistic models for prediction of disease phenotypes and validating of hypotheses generated by novel methodologies. Currently opportunities include: positions in Oncology focused on conducting original research in analyzing large-scale high dimensional genomics data to develop predictive models of cancer phenotypes. Positions in collaboration with the recently merged Sage/DREAM effort, focused on designing and implementing crowd-sourced collaborative challenges around cancer phenotype prediction problems. Positions in stem cell bioinformatics with a focus on development of the data and analysis bioinformatics portal for the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium, as well as research projects on modeling molecular mechanisms underlying stem cell differentiation.

Digital Health

Sage Bionetworks’ digital health program is designed to improve disease characterization through the use of sensor-based technologies and bi-directional feedback to improve health monitoring and provide quantitative metrics to assess disease impact on health and on quality of life. We maximize the insights gained from these efforts by providing them through Synapse, a collaborative compute platform. Our mHealth team includes expertise in software engineering (both iOS and Android), clinical study design and development, data governance and data analysis. We are actively involved in projects across a range of disease areas and within the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Neurodegenerative Research

An overarching goal of the Neurodegenerative Research (NDR) group is to improve understanding of the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration via computational analyses of high-dimensional genomic data-sets. Our group leads analyses of such data in consortia focused on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, including AMP-AD and MODEL-AD. We also work across disciplines to develop technologies that make these analyses available to a wide audience of researchers. Most notably, we recently celebrated the launch of Agora, an interactive, web-based explorer that provides access to research and analyses of nascent AD drug targets produced in conjunction with the NIH-led Accelerating Medicines Partnership.

Operations and Administration

The Administration and Research Operations group at Sage Bionetworks works across all departments to oversee day to day operations of the organization. The team oversees a variety of areas including human resources, grant management, contracts, and finance.

Systems Biology

The Systems Biology research group at Sage Bionetworks is working to understand the underlying mechanisms causal to common disease. We use large-scale genomic analysis to identify disease subclasses, generate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, and to identify pathophysiology causal to disease in collaboration with academic and industry partners. Our current portfolio is focused on neurobiology, spanning both neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, and includes projects in other disease areas including immunology, metabolic disease and craniofacial deformation.

Technology Platforms & Services

We’re working on the tools and platforms required to gather, share and use biomedical data in novel ways. These are targeted both at the research community, as well as organizations and individuals who are involved in providing data and being involved in the research process. They range from the technology platforms Synapse and BRIDGE, through novel methods of addressing governance issues around the distribution of human data such as E-Consent, to the ability to run Challenges to solve data-driven questions through our partnership with DREAM.