Neurodegenerative Research

Project Manager – New Medicines for Alzheimer’s Disease

Project Manager – New Medicines for Alzheimer’s Disease

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?  Do you have the ability to manage complex scientific projects to ensure diverse teams make effective progress? Do you want to be an integral part of a team that includes computational biologists, research ethicists, software engineers, and data librarians? If so, could be our next Project Manager for Neurodegenerative Research. You will provide project management support for a multi-institution Center aimed at developing new medicines for Alzheimer’s disease. You will enable fluid collaboration across the diverse cores that make up this Center, including data, bioinformatics, assay, structural biology and medicinal chemistry cores. You would bring your expertise in scientific project/program management and a passion for open science and collaboration. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Establish processes to ensure seamless collaboration across Cores at multiple academic institutions.
  • Establish and implement mechanisms to monitor across Project Teams that will ensure timely and effective completion of their work.
  • Develop and manage a monitoring system so that the administrative team  can perform effective strategic oversight and decision-making regarding resource allocation, identification of strategic partners, and project trajectories across the Center’s Cores and Project Teams.
  • Lead reporting activities for Center including tracking progress toward annual milestones and writing progress reports. 
  • Lead within- and cross-team meetings, including scheduling, setting agendas, taking minutes, defining action items.
  • Support external communications efforts for the Center with the development of materials and identification of communication opportunities
  • Facilitate open data sharing by the Center by developing framework and process for data sharing and tracking regular data contribution from Cores.
  • Act as liaison between data contributors and internal data engineering staff to define requirements for data hosting and curation.
  • Identify opportunities to seek supplemental funding to meet project goals.
  • Assist with grant and other technical writing.
  • Help with planning and logistics of workshops, symposiums, and educational outreach activities.

We’d love to hear from you if you: 

  • Are passionate about open science and collaboration
  • Have a PhD, MS or other scientific degree with commensurate experience.
  • Have at least 5 years of scientific project or program management experience.
  • Have effective and efficient communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write clear, detailed technical content.
  • Expertise in Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative research field is preferred.
  • Familiarity with drug development pipelines preferred.
  • Familiarity with NIH granting processes preferred.
  • Prior experience working with regulatory affairs is 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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