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.

This position will fill a crucial need in our neurodegenerative disease and other research communities: the support of biomedical data repositories through data curation, the development of data formats and metadata standards. This is a person who understands the complexities of combining heterogeneous biological data sources, the difficulties of standardizing metadata, and the value that these efforts provide in the support of reproducible research.

What you’ll do: 

  • Work within a team of research scientists, data curators, and outreach and communication specialists to curate, distribute, and publicize highly-dimensional biomedical data sets coming from multiple NIH supported programs.
  • Develop and document metadata standards for sharing datasets under the FAIR guiding principles.
  • Maintain research collections for disease communities, such as the AD Knowledge Portal (
  • Streamline and implement new processes for data curation using scripting and statistical programming.
  • Manage access to sensitive datasets in collaboration with the Sage governance team.

We’d love to hear from you if you: 

  • Have a master’s degree in computational field, library science, data management, OR a bachelor’s degree in one of the above areas with 3+ years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 2 years working with high dimensional data repositories is preferred.
  • Have experience working with common biomedical data types derived from disease model systems and patients. Experience with gene expression and other omic data is preferred.
  • Have an interest in learning about new high throughput biological technologies.
    Are proficient in a scripting language such as Python or R.
  • Have a basic understanding of SQL.
  • Are highly organized and have great attention to detail.
  • Are able to work individually and within a team.
  • Are passionate about open science and collaboration.

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-intensive 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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