Computational Oncology Group

Research Associate

Research Associate

Research Associate – Computational Oncology

Sage Bionetworks, Seattle WA

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 a Research Associate in the Computational Oncology group. As a member of our team, you will work closely with the scientists and other associates in the Computational Oncology group at Sage Bionetworks to support various research projects in cancer. The work includes the harmonization, analysis, and sharing of biomedical data (e.g. genomic, clinical, and imaging data) across various biomedical research institutions and developing tools to support many of our DREAM Challenges (dreamchallenges.org). Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about the application of technology to enable open, collaborative, and reproducible biomedical research.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Facilitating data sharing across collaborating biomedical research labs by developing tools, writing documentation, curating data, and maintaining project web sites.
  • Developing data models and workflows for a variety of biomedical data types. 
  • Setting up cloud computing infrastructure and scoring routines for DREAM challenges.
  • Assisting with the creation of dashboards, visualizations, and other resources for experimental and clinical biologists to explore and leverage data and analysis results

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Engineering or related field, or Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant job experience.
  • Experience working with large datasets, especially those generated by genomics and biomedical imaging technologies.
  • Proficiency in R or Python.
  • Familiarity with Linux shell scripting.
  • Experience managing data and computing within distributed grid- or cloud-based cluster environments.
  • Experience with collaborative development and version control systems (e.g. git).

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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