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Job Opportunity: Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Type: Full-time
Title: Marketing and Communications Manager
Salary: Salary is commensurate with job title.

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is hiring a Marketing and Communications Manager (MarCom Manager). SRF is an exciting, cutting-edge non-profit organization located in the heart of Silicon Valley dedicated to transforming the way the world researches and treats aging. More detailed information can be found at our website: www.sens.org

We seek a MarCom Manager to join our small but dynamic Outreach team. Our MarCom Manager will work supporting our Director of Outreach and Outreach team.

The MarCom Manager is responsible for the development of all marketing and communications strategies for the company, and overseeing all operations involving media and public relations.

The individual will devise marketing strategies and programs to improve brand awareness, handle external communications, and craft communication strategies for the promotion of our work, brand, and mission, as well as aid in the creation of promotional materials, digital content, and more.

They will be responsible for the development of goals, strategies, and the implementation of processes to execute comprehensive marketing plans, and the successful creation, launch and management of fundraising campaigns.

The primary objectives are to maintain the organization’s status as an industry leader and our brand integrity.

This role will take the lead in creating newsletters and press releases, and engage with the press and other mediums to ensure that they align in the company’s vision, mission, and regulations.

This role reports to the Director of Outreach and works in tandem with the CEO to create strategic plans that are in line with SENS Research Foundation’s long-term strategy.
This is a highly creative position in a fast-growing organization and field.

The ideal candidate will have a professional and positive attitude, has an appreciation of the current exponential technological growth and innovation in the rejuvenation biotechnology industry, and feels inspired to help accelerate SRF’s new technologies to make a big positive impact in the world by addressing age related disease.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing (or other relevant field.)
  • Must be fluent in English, native English speakers highly preferred.
  • 5-7 years of proven work experience in marketing and communications, social media, media relations, public relations and digital strategy, advertising and/orSEO.
  • Experience in journalism, filmmaking, graphic design and video content creation highly preferred.
  • Understanding and appreciation of marketing best practices for a non-profit.
  • Excellent and creative writing and communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of all social media platforms.
    • Proficiency with Photoshop, video editing, and website development and management.
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics, and other programs for metrics.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Elementor highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of coding preferred but not required, i.e. Python, Javascript, HTML, PHP.
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at once.
  • A professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone or via email.
  • Positive and kind attitude in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing field and workplace.
  • Knowledge of the Rejuvenation Biotechnology field and advocacy to the longevity community preferred but not required.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Content creation for social media.
  • Continuous posting and scheduling for social media.
  • Video content creation from pre- to post-production.
  • Creation of graphics for publications, articles, and announcements.
  • Creation of monthly Newsletter.
  • Creation of scientific podcasts from pre- to post-production.
  • Collaborate with Outreach Team on PR objectives.
  • Maintain website current and dynamic with constant renewal of content that will represent the activities and progress of the organization.
  • Analyze social media coverage and draft appropriate responses.
  • Collaborate with researchers to create content to promote their work.
  • Collaborate with other teams to identify the public voice of the brand.
  • Create style guides and brand voice outlines for all public relations, marketing, advertising and other vital departments.
  • Consult with executive management to develop effective communication procedures and policies for various situations or crises.
  • Create press releases and speeches following organizational news.
  • Write letters, interdepartmental memos, and other business correspondence.
  • Communicate with media outlets and journalists and create press kits.
  • Develop materials to educate staff on communication practices.
  • Perform communications research and monitor the progress of various communications strategies.
  • Maintain a unified brand voice across our different social media platforms.
  • Monitor social media channels for industry trends.
  • Create a social media calendar.

Salary is commensurate with experience and skill set. 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. This position will be full-time during normal business hours (M-F 9 am – 5 pm PST). The candidate must reside in the Los Angeles or Mountain View (CA) area, or be willing to relocate.

The position is available now and will be filled as soon as the qualified candidate is found.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply by submitting their resumes and cover letters to [email protected]

Job Opportunity: Research Technician – Vivarium

Job Type: Full-time
Title: Research Technician
Salary: Salary is commensurate with the job title and responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of an Associate degree in biology (or relevant field). Other qualifications/skills should include:

  • Direct experience in rodent handling and care
  • Motivated self-starter with high performance metrics
  • Commitment to good teamwork practices
  • Good communication skills

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is hiring a full-time Research Technician for our Vivarium at the SRF Research Center in Mountain View, CA. SRF is an exciting, non-profit dedicated to transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related disease. More information can be found at our website: www.sens.org

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Research Technician will be a key contributor to the development and execution of innovative anti-aging intervention projects. The Technician performs husbandry, housing and care of rodents within the vivarium.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Set up housing and provide feed and water.
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate photoperiod cycle daily: setting and assessing room mechanical timer for appropriate operation on 24-hour cycle for 14-hour day and 10-hour dark cycle.
  • Track and document temperature and humidity ranges every 24 hours within the holding room with attention to the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals standards for acceptable ranges.
  • Operate within a noise and vibration monitored environment to protect research models from disruptive confounding and breeding sensitive impact.
  • Capable of observing animals for general health and general animal room standards.
  • Recognize deviations from normal or expected outcomes based on known reference standards and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • Recognize and document unusual occurrences and notify supervisor.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Maintain well documented laboratory records.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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. Salary is commensurate with the job title and responsibilities.

The position is available now and will be filled as soon as the qualified candidate is found.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply by submitting their current CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist – MitoSENS

Job Type: Full-time
Title: Research Scientist
Salary: Pay is salaried, commensurate with experience and local rates.

The Opportunity:

SRF is a non-profit organisation globally recognized for its dedication to transforming the way the world researches and treats aging (www.sens.org). We are located in Mountain View, California, in the heart of bay area biotech hub and several premier academic institutions.

Mitochondria are dynamic organelles vital to several functions within the cell. Decline in mitochondrial function is a distinctive feature in several age-related pathologies including sarcopenia, metabolic dysfunctions, and neurodegenerative disorders. It has been observed that, with age, mutations in the mitochondrial DNA accumulate at an order of magnitude higher compared to the nucleus. The Boominathan lab at SENS Research Foundation is developing gene therapies to functionally express the 13 protein coding genes in the mitochondrial genome from the nucleus (also called allotopic expression). We are also interested in modulating the mitochondrial DNA for sustained organelle fitness and function over time. Using disease cell lines and in vivo models, our lab integrates molecular biology, biochemistry, and computational tools in achieving these goals. For project details please see https://sens.org/research/intramural/allotopic-expression.

Key Responsibilities:

This research position is within a collaborative and dynamic group developing transitional therapies for mitochondrial dysfunctions.

  • Plan, design and execute all aspects of preclinical research
  • Analyze data, prepare reports, and present results regularly in internal and external settings
  • Mentor junior staff and maintain day to day functions in the laboratory

Technical Skills and Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in biology/ biochemistry/ biomedical/ bioengineering or a related field
  • Proven experience in cell and molecular biology, gene therapy / DNA editing, working with rodent models, and assay development
  • Familiarity in designing large DNA constructs (BAC cloning, artificial chromosomes) is highly desired
    Experience with biomolecule delivery using vesicles, exosomes, nanoparticles, or similar technologies is highly desired
  • Exposure to mitochondria biology is a plus but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to thrive in a goal-driven team environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan and document your work diligently
  • Positive spirit, a real drive for science
  • Capacity to adapt as priorities and requirements change

Compensation:

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

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a current CV and a letter expressing your interest to [email protected].

Job Opportunity: Research Associate – Senescence Immunology

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 (RA) to join our small but dynamic immunology team 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.

There are three main projects currently for the RA. One of the projects involves characterizing age-dependent phenotypes changes in the of Natural Killer cells and its implication on their ability to eliminate senescent cells in cell culture and mice model. We have identified several unique antigens expressed on the surface of senescent cells. The goal of the second project is to characterize the surface antigens on senescent cells and with the goal of developing CAR-NK cells with therapeutic application. The projects will require validating the CAR-NK cells in cell culture and the mice models of senescence. Senescent cells are known to secrete a unique mixture of proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines and matrix modifying proteins called SASP (Senescence Associated Secretory Phenotype). We have identified several SASP factors that may block immune surveillance by NK cells. The aim of the third project is to develop therapeutic interventions based on removal of these SASP proteins for enhancing immune surveillance of senescent cells in aging and senescence mice model. All these projects involves extensive use of cell culture and mice models and involves working with human blood samples, primary human cells, and mice tissue.

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.

Please check back soon for more career opportunities.

Students

Current undergraduate students and recent graduates, respectively, can apply to the annual Summer Scholar and Postbaccalaureate Fellowship programs run by SRF Education. These programs are the best way for early-career researchers to get involved with research in rejuvenation biotechnology.

Volunteers

We don’t regularly use volunteers, but if you would like to be added to our Volunteer Directory then contact us to register your interest. To assist us in matching you with future opportunities to help, please include a brief summary of any specific skills or resources you’d be able to offer in support of our mission.

Research Collaborators

If you are a research scientist working in a SENS-related field, you may wish to submit a grant proposal for consideration by our Research Development Committee.

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