Computational Oncology Group

Project Manager, Scientific Coordination and Community Engagement

Project Manager, Scientific Coordination and Community Engagement

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.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop and implement the project plan; develop and maintain project SOPs, and oversee their use and implementation.
  • Work with project leads to set and achieve project objectives. Track progress to project milestones and deliverables; manage changes in timelines; resolve or escalate issues, as needed, to ensure timely delivery.
  • Coordinate and support the activities of project workstreams, including defining business requirements, scheduling and running meetings, setting agendas, taking and distributing minutes, and assigning and following-up on action items.
  • Develop and execute a strategic communications plan for the project. Manage communications among internal and external stakeholders. Ensure stakeholder alignment.
  • Throughout project execution, work with the project leads to comply with applicable agreements, data privacy and security regulations.
  • Assist with hiring and training project staff.
  • Develop and implement a community engagement plan, including resources and activities to support community building, participation, and contribution. Lead outreach activities that may include data contributor and/or developer meet-ups, representation at scientific meetings, and/or user workshops.  Develop documentation, tutorials, workshops, and other training materials for the user community.
  • Manage relationships with all data contributors and consumers. Facilitate user communications and feedback. Address and/or escalate user issues as needed.
  • Contribute to development of the strategic vision.


We’d like to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience managing design and implementation of collaborative scientific or software projects.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience communicating with technical experts at various levels. Ability to write clear, concise technical documentation.
  • Proficiency in project management and experience with project management tools.
  • Experience working with clinical data, and high-dimensional genomic and imaging data.
  • Experience managing and engaging scientific communities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a scientific field (e.g., public health, library science, information management, biomedical informatics, epidemiology).
  • At least 5 years of experience managing programs in a matrix organizational structure.

In light of recent concerns of Covid-19, all interviews will be conducted remotely, and most positions will be remote through at least June 30, 2021. The option to work on-site at our Seattle office prior to June 30, will be considered upon request.

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-intensive 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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