Science Coordination & Community Engagement

Associate Project Manager

Associate Project Manager

We are seeking an associate project manager to assist with the management of large multidisciplinary research communities. The successful candidate will contribute to the organization, implementation, and execution of effective project  and community management strategies to support consortia in oncology, neurology, and rare disease research fields. The ideal candidate will be a team player and enthusiastic about the application of project management techniques and team science approaches to enable open, collaborative, and reproducible biomedical research.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop and implement project plans; develop and maintain project SOPs, and oversee their use and implementation.
  • Work with project leads to set and achieve project objectives. Track progress to project milestones and deliverables; manage changes in timelines; resolve or escalate issues, as needed, to ensure timely delivery.
  • Coordinate and support the activities of project workstreams, including defining business requirements, scheduling and running meetings, setting agendas, taking and distributing minutes, and assigning and following-up on action items.
  • Develop and execute a strategic communications plan for the project. Manage communications among internal and external stakeholders. Ensure stakeholder alignment.
  • Throughout project execution, work with project leads to comply with applicable agreements, data privacy and security regulations.
  • Develop and implement a community engagement plan, including resources and activities to support community building, participation, and contribution. Lead outreach activities that may include data contributor and/or developer meet-ups, representation at scientific meetings, and/or user workshops.
  • Manage relationships with all data contributors and consumers. Facilitate user communications and feedback. Address and/or escalate user issues as needed.
  • Work with senior project managers and program managers to guide strategic planning.

We’d like to hear from you if you have:

  • At least 2 years of experience managing design and implementation of collaborative scientific or software projects.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience communicating with technical experts at various levels. Ability to write clear, concise technical documentation.
  • Proficiency in project management and experience with project management tools (e.g. Smartsheet, Jira).
  • Experience managing and engaging scientific communities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a scientific field (e.g., public health, library science, information management, biomedical informatics, epidemiology).
  • Experience working with clinical data, and high-dimensional genomic and imaging data is a plus.

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.

Sage embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to pay parity and making our salary ranges available to all employees. We invite you to apply and we welcome a conversation. We are based in Seattle, WA, and collaborate broadly throughout the world.

Sage provides a flexible work environment and will accommodate requests for geographically remote work with manager approval. Sage will also accommodate local employees who choose to work remotely from the Washington area with the option to come into the office on a flexible schedule.

All interviews will be conducted remotely at this time.

This is an associate level position on our Science Professional career ladder. The professional level has a compensation range of $58,262 – 87,394. Actual compensation is dependent upon experience.