Job Opportunity: Director of Research

Job Type: Full-time
Title: Director of Research
Salary: $140,000 – $175,000 per year
Location: In-person at our Research Center in Mountain View, CA 94041
Schedule: Normal business hours (M-F 9AM – 5PM PST)

SRF Overview:

SENS Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to develop new treatments for age-related diseases. Our mission is to bring an end to the suffering caused by age-related illnesses and provide people with longer, healthier lives.

We are based in Mountain View, CA and have a team of experts who are dedicated scientists to advancing the field of regenerative medicine applied to aging.

We aim to prevent, delay, and even reverse the onset of these diseases.

Our work is driven by a deep commitment to scientific rigor and excellence.

Join SENS Research Foundation and become part of a team that is making a significant impact on the future of healthcare. Our organization offers a dynamic and stimulating work environment that encourages creativity, collaboration, and innovation, with room to grow.

We offer a diverse array of exciting opportunities for individuals who feel passionate about enhancing the well-being of millions of individuals across the globe.

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SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is hiring a Director of Research for our foundation located in Mountain View, California. SRF is an exciting, cutting-edge nonprofit dedicated to transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related disease. Learn more about us at

The Director of Research will provide the strategic vision, direction, and guidance for SRF’s research. The Director of Research will work with teams of scientists and individuals to help clarify strategic directions of particular areas of science, understand teams’ and individuals’ needs for support to better enable them to propose and conduct successful research, and facilitate collaboration and communication among scientists, especially where new collaborations may lead to new initiatives. The Director of Research will act as the primary external spokesperson and external relations coordinator on matters which pertain to the value, impact, and conduct of SRF’s research.

The Director of Research will report to the Chief Executive Officer. This position is full-time during normal business hours (M-F 9 am – 5 pm PST). This position is in-person at our Research Center in Mountain View, California.

SRF offers 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. 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. The salary range for this position is $140,000 – $175,000/year and is commensurate with experience.


Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. and a minimum of five years of demonstrated scientific leadership and/or senior-level research experience. Other qualifications include:

  • Exceptional communication, influence, and negotiating skills;
  • Experienced with change management;
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in obtaining research funding and managing and directing scientific research programs;
  • Commitment to scientific excellence and accompanying energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to facilitate and foster research efforts at the forefront of science;
  • Exceptional networking and relationship-building skills;
  • Demonstrated track record as a strong team player in a scientific context, with leadership presence to manage internal and external collaborations and to break down barriers to relationships;
  • Commitment to coaching and developing researchers;
  • Capable and skilled at media relations and public speaking with both scientific and lay audiences;
  • Strong leader with a vision for a research department that bridges the gap between research in academia and industry;
  • Passion for SRF’s mission.


  • Facilitate individuals & teams to foster increased synergy across projects & workgroups, share information, best practices and methods, and increase innovative thinking and practice;
  • Lead and/or collaborate on strategic research initiatives;
  • Plan and lead the weekly SRF lab meetings;
  • Oversee research centers, institutes and shared/core facilities;
  • Act as the scientific spokesperson on behalf of SRF and engage in public communications that increase knowledge and positive evaluation of SRF;
  • Traveling to and acting as SRF’s representative at scientific conferences and on scientific committees;
  • In consultation with scientists and projects, coordinate outreach as needed to agencies and community groups to encourage support of SRF’s research;
  • Build coalitions with other research organizations and funding sources to develop new or extended research opportunities;
  • Link scientists to potential funders, e.g. develop long-term relationships with major foundations;
  • Provide focus and facilitation for new scientist recruitment consistent with critical or emerging gaps in SRF expertise, and develop and implement systems for coaching and mentoring new scientists;
  • Understand needs and develop approaches to continually grow and develop SRF’s scientists;
  • Foster and promote a culture of research integrity at SRF;
  • Ensure secure and ethical data use, data confidentiality, and compliant data management, sharing, ownership, and retention practices;
  • Receive reports from SRF-funded research to ensure PIs are meeting project milestones.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is conducted in an office environment with some travel to sites required. Constant hearing, seeing, talking, and sitting. Frequent hand, wrist, finger movement and viewing a computer monitor. Occasional walking and standing.

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

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