Computational Oncology Group

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.

This position will fill a crucial need in our disease-specific scientific research communities: collecting, summarizing, and visualizing the data that’s being gathered across diverse scientific domains. You will work closely with scientists within Sage and the broader research community to develop state-of-the-art metadata management systems that suit the needs of this growing group.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Developing and documenting metadata standards to share rare disease data under the FAIR guiding principles
  • Educating and onboarding external contributors to enable proper data curation of biomedical datasets
  • Maintaining research collections for community resources such as the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Data Portal (
  • Working with external data consumers to improve discoverability of data in the portal and in our backend system, Synapse (
  • Managing data access requests for sensitive datasets
  • Summarizing data intake and downloads across the community and presenting the results (oral and written presentations) to key stakeholders

We’d love to hear from you if you: 

  • Are passionate about metadata, open data, reproducible science, and collaborative research
  • Have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in library science, data management, or similar, or another scientific degree with commensurate experience.
  • Have experience working with common biomedical data types derived from disease model systems and patients
  • Are proficient in the use of Python and/or R and their visualization libraries
  • Have experience with SQL
  • Enjoy building resources to move science forward

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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