Our Values

As “Sagers“, we aspire to bring people together in a way that can accelerate biomedical discovery and make a lasting impact on human health. For this vision to come true, we embody a set of core operating principles; a blueprint for how we work effectively, for how we treat each other and our communities, and for how we ultimately transform science and medicine. These are the core values that make “Sagers” special:

Science Driven

We use data and evidence for impactful work


We deliver through trust and transparency

Growth Oriented

We are curious, we seek challenges and we aspire to improve

Empathetic + Inclusive

We embrace differences and empower all

Radically Collaborative

We maximize impact through teamwork and building communities

As part of our commitment to these values, Sage Bionetworks maintains an open-door policy, where all Sagers are welcome and encouraged to discuss matters without any formal barriers. This practice helps foster a culture of open communication, where employees are empowered to seek guidance, express concerns, contribute ideas and share a sense of ownership in the organization.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that science is better together. We strive for a welcoming and inclusive environment, where all voices are heard, and where what we do for each other is as important as the work we do with our collaborators and partners.

We embrace the unique perspectives, backgrounds, identities and experiences of our team members, recognizing that diversity drives innovation and fosters creativity. We are committed to creating a culture where our differences are celebrated and the advancement of open science involves us all.

This commitment is built into our Core Values and Code of Conduct, and is expected of everyone who participates in the Sage Bionetworks community.

Our Benefits

Sage Bionetworks is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to attract the highest caliber of recruits and foster employee resilience. Our plan includes extensive health coverage, generous paid time-off, retirement planning and several other wellness benefits and voluntary products.

Just as we lead open science practices, we also strive to be a leader in our flexible work arrangements. While most jobs are open to being fully remote, we retain the option of hybrid work schedules, as well as regular all-staff meetups throughout the year. As the world of work evolves, so too does our international workforce.

Medical insurance coverage is provided through Regence BlueShield (“Regence”). Sage Bionetworks offers two health insurance plans: a traditional PPO and a high deductible plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). Sage Bionetworks offers one option for dental insurance provided by Regence Dental – Expressions, Preferred Provider Plan. There is a $25 annual deductible per person or $75 per family. After the deductible is met, Regence pays 100% of preventive care services, 80% of covered basic services and 50% of covered major services through participating providers, up to a maximum of $2,000 per member per calendar year. Sage Bionetworks offer one option for vision insurance through VSP Vision Care. This includes two pairs of glasses or contact lenses per year and an exam every 12 months for $10 copay.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance is provided through Unum Life Insurance Company of America. Sage Bionetworks will pay 100% of the life insurance premium for employees.

Sage Bionetworks offers a 403b retirement plan through Fidelity Investments. We will match up to 7% of the employee’s contribution.

Sage Bionetworks provides all employees with paid vacation, personal, sick, FMLA and holiday paid time off. All new employees are eligible for 15 vacation days, prorated in their first year of employment. There are 14 paid holidays per year. Nine of the holidays are predetermined federal holidays and five are personal floating holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours a week are eligible for holiday pay on a prorated basis for holidays that fall on their normal workdays. Additionally, we close for the first full week of August to allow all employees to explore and rest.

Sage Bionetworks provides a wellness benefit and will reimburse employees up to $50 per month or $600 a year.

Sage Bionetworks will support an office for each employee; either a designated office onsite or a $50 month stipend to support their home office. This includes one IT package that includes the HW/SW required for their job. We will reimburse all new employees up to $250 for equipment related to setting up a home office.

Sage Bionetworks offers transportation benefits including on-site parking and metro transportation “Orca” cards.