Job Opportunity: Research Associate / Scientist – Boominathan Lab (MitoSENS)

The Boominathan lab at SENS Research Foundation is hiring a highly motivated Research Scientist / Associate for a project geared toward translational therapies for mitochondrial dysfunctions. The successful candidate will use in vitro, in vivo and stem cell models to address diseases due to mtDNA mutations.
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Job Type: Full-time
Number of Positions: 2
Title: Research Associate/Scientist – Boominathan Lab
Salary: Pay is salaried, commensurate with experience and local rates; typically from $55,000/year.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/Masters/PhD
  • Laboratory experience: 2 years (Preferred)

The Boominathan lab at SENS Research Foundation (www.sens.org) is hiring highly motivated Research Scientists / Associates 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.

The successful candidate 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. Hands on experience working with rodents is highly desirable. Experience working with mitochondria or interest in protein modelling are a big plus, but not required.

Other qualities:

  • Problem-solving
  • Team player
  • 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 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. We may sponsor a visa for international applicants.

The positions are available now and will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found. Salary is commensurate with job experience.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a cover letter stating their scientific interests 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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