Job Opportunity: Research Associate – Catabody Project

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is hiring a Research Associate to join our small but dynamic immunology team in Mountain View, CA, led by Dr. Amit Sharma, for a project geared toward investigating the mechanisms involved in the immune surveillance of senescent cells with the aim of finding promising interventions.
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Job Type: Full-time
Title: Research Associate
Salary: Pay is salaried, commensurate with experience and local rates; typically around $55,000/year.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s (Preferred)
  • Laboratory experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Wet chemistry: 1 year (Preferred)

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is hiring a Research Associate for our Research Center (RC) located in Mountain View, CA. SRF is an exciting, cutting-edge non-profit dedicated to transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related diseases. More detailed information can be found at our website: www.sens.org

We seek a Research Associate to join our small but dynamic immunology team led by Dr. Amit Sharma. The project geared towards developing a novel way to remove abnormal tau aggregation. The project is potentially relevant for developing therapeutic mitigation of normal age-dependent cognitive decline, as well as for tauopathies like Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. This project involves utilizing enzymatic antibodies to target toxic tau aggregates. As part of the project we will explore ways of delivering antibodies into cells. We will use human iPS derived neuronal cells as a model system to test the catalytic antibodies and confirm tau degradation. The project involves extensive use of cell culture and mice models and involves working with human blood samples, primary human cells, and mice tissue. Duties will include performing wet-lab experiments, recording and analyzing data, and presenting the results in meetings every 2-3 months.

The ideal candidate for this full-time position has a Ph.D. in chemical/biological sciences and substantial (or the master’s degree with at least 1-2 years) bench experience, industry experience position is preferred. The candidate must be adaptable, a team player, self-motivated, and interested in problem-solving. Duties will include performing wet-lab experiments, recording and analyzing data, and presenting the results in meetings every 2-3 months.

The ideal candidate must have experience with molecular biology techniques, such as quantitative real-time PCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence, ELISA, microplate readers, and flow cytometry analysis, as well as prior experience performing data analysis and presenting data. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in primary cell culture and PBMC isolation from human blood.

We offer an excellent benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, fully covered health and dental 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 job offer comes with two years contract with the possibility of an extension. We may sponsor a visa for international applicants.

The position is available now and will be filled as soon as the qualified candidate is found. Salary is commensurate with the job title.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a cover letter and current CV to [email protected].

COVID-19 considerations:

All employees are to follow COVID restrictions, which will lighten as our workplace is vaccinated. All employees are expected to wear PPE. Vaccinating is strongly encouraged.

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