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Scientific Project Manager

Scientific Project Manager

At Sage Bionetworks, we believe that we can learn more by learning from each other. We develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. We are working to establish actionable biomedical observations through the reliable analysis and responsible sharing of representative data. By improving the way scientists collaborate and by increasing the reliability of research, we will improve human health.

We are looking for a Scientific Project Manager to manage the newly established Exceptional Longevity Data Coordination and Management Center (DMCC). The EL-DMCC supports several National Institute on Aging-funded programs aimed at uncovering the biological underpinnings of exceptional long-life and resilience to age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. As the EL-DMCC PM, you will coordinate all activities of the EL-DMCC, which span data coordination and harmonization, cross-team analysis within working groups, and open dissemination through a public-facing Data Portal. You will bring your expertise in scientific project/program management and a passion for open science and collaboration.

Key job responsibilities:

  • Gather and document project requirements.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to achieve project goals and timelines.
  • Maintain project plan and proactively identify and remove roadblocks to progress.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures
  • Establish processes and systems to ensure project goals and milestones are achieved.
  • Lead within- and cross-team meetings by scheduling, setting agendas, taking minutes, and defining action items.
  • Establish and oversee a communications plan
  • Oversee project-specific reporting activities, including regular updates for funders, annual progress reports and funding plans.
  • Assist with writing of technical content.
  • Help with planning and logistics of workshops, tutorials, and educational outreach activities as needed.

Basic skills/qualifications:

  • Passion for open science and collaboration.
  • A bachelor’s degree in biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine, or similar field. Relevant professional experience can be substituted for a degree.
  • At least 3 years of scientific project or program management experience.
  • Experience developing metrics to track project success.
  • Effective and efficient communication skills for diverse audiences, including subject matter experts and leadership.
  • Ability to write clear, detailed technical content.
  • Experience using project management tools to support activities (examples may include Jira, GitHub, Smartsheet, or other systems).
  • Experience working with sensitive and regulated data, especially human health data, preferred.
  • Familiarity with NIH reporting requirements 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 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.

Sage provides a flexible work environment and will accommodate requests for geographically remote work with manager approval. Sage will also accommodate local employees who choose to work remotely from the Washington area with the option to come into the office on a flexible schedule.

All interviews will be conducted remotely at this time.

This is a professional level position, with a compensation range of $74,909 – $117,045. Actual compensation is dependent upon experience.