Associate Governance Analyst

Associate Governance Analyst

Are you passionate about advancing the translation of science into medicine? Are you interested in supporting the implementation of research guidelines, ethical standards, and privacy regulations that enable open science and team science efforts? Are you happiest when collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams? If so, you could be our next Associate Governance Analyst!

A successful candidate for this role will be supporting Sage’s contribution to the NIH-funded All of Us Research Program and related projects. Note that this position includes domestic travel.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist the biomedical research community in complying with ethical research standards, responsible data governance, and trustworthy privacy practices
  • Work with project stakeholders (e.g., patient associations, researchers, program sponsors, and federal policymakers) to apply rigorous standards in the collection, management, and dissemination of biomedical assets (e.g., data, materials, analyses, and/or tools) within research communities
  • Contribute to and maintain strong governance policies, procedures, and documentation
  • Contribute to audits and review of governance controls on projects
  • Stay current in applicable rules, regulations, and governance best practices that support responsible and ethical research
  • Assess and/or apply recommendations to enhance governance products, services, and program compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Execute on individual goals and objectives established by Leadership

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree, with a preferred emphasis on health/data sciences, public health, health policy, or health information management. Years of relevant professional experience may also be substituted for education.
  • Have 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Understand principles pertaining to research ethics and/or privacy regulations
  • Possess solid digital literacy skills and experience with databases, project management, and/or collaboration tools
  • Have experience working with diverse audiences including researchers, data scientists, designers, engineers, program sponsors, and/or the public
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and are detail oriented
  • Work best in a collaborative environment, are open to new perspectives and ideas, and are willing to learn
  • Work well under pressure and adapt well to shifting priorities
  • Professional certification in privacy (ex. CIPP-US), IRB (ex. CIP), and/or project management (ex. PMP) a plus, not required

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Routinely required to see; sit; walk; talk and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; may stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.

About Sage Bionetworks 

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. Our focus is to develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. Data-driven research has become an important component of biomedicine, but it’s not always easy to understand how to apply computational approaches appropriately or how to interpret their results. Sage believes open practices can help. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work together to provide researchers access to technology tools and scientific approaches to share data, benchmark methods, and explore collective insights, all backed by Sage’s gold-standard governance protocols and commitment to user-centered design. Sage is supported through a portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions.

At Sage, we have a distributed workforce and support remote and/or on-site hybrid work arrangements within the United States. All interviews will be conducted virtually unless otherwise communicated.

Sage Bionetworks is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package, competitive to both commercial and not-for-profit life science organizations. The plan includes: health, dental, vision, life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long Term Disability benefits; paid time off; a retirement plan; flexible spending accounts; a shared incentives plan, voluntary Long Term Care insurance, and other voluntary products.

At Sage we engage equitable workplace strategies to ensure fair compensation. Actual compensation is dependent upon current market data, experience, and pay parity within our organization. This is an associate level position, with a compensation range of $58,262 – 87,394.