SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is hiring a Research Assistant 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 Assistant (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 age-dependent decline in immune surveillance of senescent cells. The project involves extensive use of cell culture and mice models. The long-term goal is to develop therapeutic interventions to rejuvenate the immune clearance of senescent cells. This project involves working with human blood samples, primary human cells, and mice tissue.
The ideal candidate for this full-time position has a BS or MS in chemical/biological sciences and substantial (at least 1-2 years) bench experience. The candidate must be adaptable, a team player, self-motivated, and interested in problem-solving. The prospective RA will work closely with a postdoc and the Primary Investigator (PI) on a couple of projects with the potential of landing senior authorships in research publications resulting from the work. Duties will include performing wet lab experiments, recording and analyzing data, and presenting the results in meetings every 2-3 months. The RA also will be encouraged to present their findings in relevant national and international conferences.
The ideal candidate has experience with molecular biology techniques, such as quantitative real-time PCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence, ELISA, microplate readers, and FACS 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 blood.
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 the job title.
Interested candidates should apply by emailing a cover letter and current CV to Resumes@sens.org.