Systems Biology

Senior Scientific Program Manager

Senior Scientific Program Manager

At Sage Bionetworks, we believe that we can learn more by engaging and collaborating with people from a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and identities. 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.

In this role you will be a member of the Systems Biology team working on the Autoimmune Research Program. You will apply your skill as a Senior Scientific Program Manager managing the data coordination and scientific collaboration across multiple programs studying autoimmune disease. You will work closely with people at Sage focusing on making data and analysis accessible to the research community. You would bring your expertise in scientific program management and a passion for open science and collaboration. If you are the type of person who enjoys engaging with scientists and researchers from many disciplines; and wants to be an integral part of a team that includes computational biologists, research ethicists, software engineers, and data librarians; and  managing complex scientific projects to ensure diverse teams make effective progress…we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Use scientific background to inform and assist lead investigators across multiple projects to achieve program goals.
  • Manage internal resources and budget for staff consisting of expertise in project management, data curators and data librarians and bioinformaticians.
  • Organize and track projects (e.g. develop milestones and project plans); manage risk, manage project escalations, prioritize tasks
  • Establish processes and systems to ensure project goals and milestones are achieved.
  • Oversee project-specific reporting activities, including regular updates for funders, annual progress reports and presentations to the steering committee.
  • Assist and oversee writing of technical content.
  • Act as liaison between external stakeholders and various departments to manage program goals.
  • Work with leadership to seek supplemental funding to meet project goals.
  • Work with leadership to effectively prioritize work across multiple projects.
  • Implement strategies and measure metrics of success.

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 expertise in autoimmune disease is required.
  • Have effective and efficient communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write clear, detailed technical content.
  • Have experience developing metrics to track project success.
  • Have familiarity with agile project management practices preferred.
  • Have familiarity with NIH reporting requirements preferred.
  • Have experience working with sensitive and regulated data, especially human health data, preferred.
  • Have knowledge of genomic data generation and analysis techniques preferred.
  • Have prior experience working data coordination or data management preferred

Essential Job Functions

The cognitive and physical activities described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Sedentary work, prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Repetitive motion, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • Can work under deadlines.

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.

At Sage, we have a distributed workforce and support remote and/or on-site hybrid work arrangements within the United States. All interviews will be conducted virtually unless otherwise communicated.

Sage Bionetworks is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package, competitive to both commercial and not-for-profit life science organizations. The plan includes: health, dental, vision, life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long Term Disability benefits; paid time off; a retirement plan; flexible spending accounts; a shared incentives plan, voluntary Long Term Care insurance, and other voluntary products. Additional information can found here: Benefits – Sage Bionetworks

At Sage we engage equitable workplace strategies to ensure fair compensation. Actual compensation is dependent upon current market data, experience, and pay parity within our organization. This position is a Senior level position, with a compensation range of $95,726 to $128,035.