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Biomedical Data Manager

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At Sage Bionetworks, we believe in the power of open science and interdisciplinary collaboration to create a new vision of human health. We strive for actionable biomedical insights through the responsible sharing and reuse of data, all guided by our deep scientific expertise and diligent governance controls.

We're a dynamic, adaptable team, and at Sage, we highly value individuals who can flexibly navigate various roles and functions. Diversity in experiences, backgrounds, and identities is essential for our rich culture of learning and collaboration. Our partnerships, both within Sage and with external communities, are founded on principles of trust, transparency, and a commitment to growth. Together, we are leaving a lasting imprint on the fields of science and medicine.

The Biomedical Data Manager will support projects in rare disease, oncology, health of long-lived individuals, and artificial intelligence-assisted data capture and curation. If you are the type of person who enjoys engaging with scientists and researchers from many disciplines; and wants to be an integral part of a team that includes computational biologists, research ethicists, software engineers, and data librarians; and managing data-driven scientific projects to ensure diverse teams make effective progress we would love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing standards, plans, and tools for storing, describing, and sharing heterogeneous data (including clinical, genomic, and imaging datasets).
  • Working with a team of bioinformaticians, statisticians, and software developers at Sage to coordinate and manage resource and data sharing efforts for multiple research consortia
  • Facilitating data sharing across collaborating biomedical research labs by developing tools, writing documentation, curating data, and maintaining project web sites and/or data portals, and responding to requests for data and programmatic support
  • Developing use cases and requirements to inform the selection of data models and workflows for a variety of biomedical data types.
  • Supporting a community of researchers by onboarding lab members, developing and running data sharing workshops and conducting data management office hours
  • Interacting with funders to develop standard operating protocols, identify data management needs and help streamline workflows
  • Managing access to sensitive human datasets in collaboration with the Sage ethics and data governance team.

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

  • Enthusiasm for open science and collaboration
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree in data science, biomedical/bioengineering, bioinformatics or equivalent
  • Experience with biomedical models and data management tools
  • Familiarity with R or Python and with collaborative development and version control systems (e.g. git)
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams
  • Project management experience

Project/Team specific skills preferred:

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following: rare disease and/or oncology concepts, aging and Alzheimer's disease, assays, and data types
  • Strong familiarity with the FAIR principles (https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/)
  • Familiarity with Jira, GitHub, Synapse, and other tools for data, code, and project management.

Job Functions and Physical Requirements

The following cognitive and physical activities outline the essential functions required for successful job performance. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to fulfill these functions.

Physical Demands

  • Extended periods of sitting at a desk and using a computer.
  • Repeated wrist, hand, and finger movements.
  • Requires clear vision for tasks like data analysis, transcribing, computer use, and reading.
  • Occasionally lifting or moving objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Cognitive Demands

  • Able to work effectively under deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environments, priorities and multitask.

Additional Requirements

  • Travel is required a minimum of two times per year for on-site events in Seattle, WA.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Works well in a team and maintains professionalism.
  • Follows company policies, procedures, and relevant laws and regulations.

Note: This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to modification as job duties evolve.

About Us

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. We focus on advancing human health through open science practices and radical collaboration, with a view to breaking down existing silos in science and technology. Through our work, we guide responsible data sharing and reuse, benchmark scientific methods and results, and empower participants to be active partners in research. We are a bold team of scientists, engineers, product developers, governance specialists and business experts, working to bring data and communities together in unique ways that accelerate medical progress. As a growing organization, Sage is supported through a dynamic portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions.

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, AD&D 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. Additional information can found here: Benefits – Sage Bionetworks

At Sage Bionetworks, 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 position is a Professional level position, with a compensation range of $72,100 to $103,100.

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.

At Sage Bionetworks, we uphold equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. We strictly prohibit discrimination and harassment based on these protected categories, in compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.