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.
Sage Bionetworks is recruiting qualified candidates for a two to three-year postdoctoral fellowship in computational approaches to study rare diseases like neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis (NF), sponsored by the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). This role has potential opportunities for future career progression at Sage Bionetworks. Computational research in NF poses challenges such as substantial disease heterogeneity and the limited availability of large public datasets. There are substantial opportunities in this field to rethink the types of computational methods that are used, as well as opportunities to use freshly-published and underutilized datasets. In this fellowship, the trainee will tackle these challenges and leverage these opportunities by leading collaborative, community-driven research studies that use public datasets generated by CTF-funded projects (www.nfdataportal.org) and other repositories.
Ideal candidates will have a computational biology background and have a desire to gain experience with rare disease (NF) research. The work is inherently collaborative; the position will work closely with scientists and engineers inside Sage and with external academic collaborators.
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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.
In light of recent concerns of Covid-19, all interviews will be conducted remotely, and most positions will be remote through at least January 10, 2022. The option to work on-site at our Seattle office prior to January 10 will be considered upon request.
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.
This position is eligible to be fully remote. Sage Bionetworks is actively working on policies and plans for the post-COVID distributed work environment.
About Children’s Tumor Foundation
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis. NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and disabling pain. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The Children’s Tumor Foundation funds critical research into neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.
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