Systems Biology

Project Manager/Data Liaison

Project Manager/Data Liaison

At Sage Bionetworks, 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.

Are you the type of person who enjoys engaging with scientists and researchers from many disciplines and have a passion for open data, reproducible science, and collaborative research? Do you have a working  knowledge of data curation and metadata standards? We are seeking someone to fill a crucial need in our support of several large NIH funded neuroscience data repositories by acting as a liaison between data contributors and the Systems Biology Data Coordination Center (DCC).

As part of Systems Biology you will be an integral member of a team that includes scientists, computational biologists, software engineers, and data curators. You will work closely with external data contributing scientists to gain an understanding of data, data sources, and standards to support and expand on the usability of the data repositories.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Act as a liaison between data contributors and the DCC to define data contributions.
  • Schedule and track data releases and provide data release reports to funding agencies.
  • Develop and manage a data contribution forecasting and tracking system to allow effective resource allocation across the supported consortia.
  • Work with data contributors and the DCC to develop metadata standards for new assays and assessments.
  • Assist data contributors in documenting studies and data generation methods to improve data usability. 
  • Train data contributors in the use of data validation and upload tools.
  • Work with DCC communication staff to develop data upload and data use documentation. 

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a Master’s degree in a scientific field, or social sciences with experience working in a scientific research setting, or a Bachelor’s degree in same with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Have experience with scientific project management.
  • Have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Have effective and efficient communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Are able to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with NIH granting processes preferred.
  • Familiarity with genomics data desired.
  • Experience working with multiple data modalities preferred.

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.

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