Research Associate

Research Associate

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 passionate about supporting research collaborations?  Are you interested in making research data and other digital research products more discoverable and reusable? Do you want to develop strategies and tools to improve data privacy and  informed consent? Are you the type of person who enjoys working across multidisciplinary teams that includes computational biologist, research ethicists, software engineers, designers, and data librarians? If so, you could be our next Governance Associate!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the creation/modification/implementation of Sage’s governance framework and tools for open research collaborations.
  • Manage relationships with all data contributors and consumers. Address and/or escalate issues as needed.
  • Collect and analyze stakeholder needs and advocate for improvements to procedures as needed.
  • Contribute to and maintain official study documentation and procedures
  • Organize and provide critical pre-review of Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and other regulatory research filings
  • Collaborate and communicate within work group and across departments when assigned.
  • Review and synthesize scientific/ethics/data governance literature and policy. Retain current knowledge of human research protection and data privacy regulations.
  • Handle potentially sensitive and confidential material
  • May participate in collecting and analyzing data and/or preparing parts of a paper or presentation for a meeting, internal or external. Occasionally represent Sage Bionetworks at public or scientific meetings

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a BS or other equivalent scientific degree, health science, public health, and/or health education preferred.
  • Understand the scientific method, including both qualitative and quantitative inquiry
  • Have familiarity with data privacy regulations and security standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, and 21 CFR part 11. IRB experience preferred.
  • Are open to new perspectives and ideas, are self-motivated, work well in a collaborative team setting,  and can adapt to shifting priorities
  • Can communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Are highly organized and detail oriented

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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