Systems Biology

Data Curator

Data Curator

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.

We are seeking someone to fill a crucial need in our support of neuroscience communities: collecting, summarizing, and facilitating the sharing of high value data gathered through multiple teams across diverse scientific assays and cohorts. You will work closely with scientists within Sage and the broader research community to support research by implementing data sharing practices that adhere to the FAIR principles of data management (https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/).

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintaining research collections for community resources such as the AD Knowledge Portal: https://adknowledgeportal.synapse.org, by working within a team of biologists and data scientists to compile and format large, highly-dimensional data sets.
  • Documenting and assisting in the development of metadata standards.
  • Educating and onboarding external contributors to enable proper data curation.
  • Assisting in the evaluation and implementation of data and phenotype curation tools.
  • Streamlining processes and implementing new methods using scripting and statistical programming.
  • Creating simple visualizations and dashboards of datasets to facilitate users in understanding their content and value.

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Are passionate about metadata, open data, reproducible science, and collaborative research.
  • Have a Master’s degree in a computational field or library sciences, or a Bachelor’s degree in same with a minimum of 2 years experience working with high dimensional data repositories
  • Have 2+ years of experience with scripting languages such as Python or R.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Have experience in building dashboards summarizing data
  • Proficiency in Linux and Linux-based scripting tools (sed, awk, shell scripts, etc.) 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 offer a comprehensive benefits package, including relocation benefits, to bring the right talent to the team. We are based in Seattle, WA, and collaborate broadly throughout the world.

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