Title: Research Associate/ Scientist- Boominathan Lab
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The Boominathan lab at SENS Research Foundation (www.sens.org) is hiring a highly motivated Research Scientist / Associate for a project geared toward translational therapies for mitochondrial dysfunctions. SENS Research Foundation is located in the heart of Silicon Valley (Mountain View, CA) and is close to several premier research organizations and major biotech hubs. Ours is an exciting, cutting-edge non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way the world treats aging. More detailed information can be found at http://sens.org/research/intramural/allotopic-expression.
Successful candidates will use in vitro, in vivo and stem cell models to address diseases due to mtDNA mutations. This research position is within a small but dynamic group that strives to develop a deep understanding and curative therapies using a gene therapy approach to treat mitochondrial myopathies. Qualified candidates will have a BS/ MS in the biological sciences and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Recent PhDs with an exposure to mitochondria biology will be considered for a Research Scientist position. Duties will include performing wet lab experiments, recording, and analyzing data, and presenting the results in formal meetings every 2-3 months.
The ideal applicant will have experience in tissue culture, microscopy, flow cytometry and molecular biology with an exposure to protein analysis and biochemical assays. Experience in molecular cloning, primer design, plasmid design, sequencing work is required. Hands on experience working with rodents is highly desirable. Exposure to exosome biology and therapeutics is an added advantage. Experience working with mitochondria or interest in protein modelling are a big plus, but not required.
Creativity and the ability to think beyond an experiment to envision the path to success
Capacity to adapt as priorities and requirements change
Ability to plan and document your work diligently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Positive spirit, a real drive for science
We offer an excellent benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, fully covered health insurance (inclusive of dependents), an FSA program, and a company-matched 401(k) plan, all of which is offered after a 90-day introductory period. SENS Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
The position is available now and will be filled as soon as the qualified candidate is found. Salary is commensurate with job experience. Interested candidates should send their CV/Resume and a brief scientific statement of their research experiences (up to 1 page maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org.