CURRENT POSITIONS

Instructor, Staff Scientist
Posted 11 days ago
Post Date: February 19, 2024   Author: Regina Grice
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

TYPE:  Full-Time, 40 hours/week                                            START DATE: available immediately


LOCATION:  Pasadena, CA                                                    DEPT: Angiogenesis/Neurosciences


SALARY LEVEL: $90,000 - $105,000/ annually                     

 

 

SUMMARY:

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. Our brand-new state-of-the-art laboratory anchors the biomedical corridor on South Fair Oaks in Pasadena. Our scientists' research focuses on the connection between the brain and heart, developing diagnostic tools to help treat common diseases of these vital organs that affect every family.

A staff scientist position is available immediately in the Basic and Translational Neurosciences Department at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, California, to investigate novel neurovascular signaling mechanisms during brain development with the use of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs). The project will explore how hiPSC derived endothelial cells and neurons can be used for studying psychiatric disease pathogenesis, or can be used in endothelial cell therapy, for repair and regeneration in the diseased brain.

We welcome applications from highly motivated and independent-minded individuals. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

 

  • PhD or MD degree, with expertise and/or experience in Stem Cell Biology.
  • Candidates with a good track record of publications, with a strong background in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular and/or Cell Biology. 
  • Experience with human stem cell differentiation is a prerequisite.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an aptitude for mentoring students
  • Good judgment and decision-making capability.
  • Observes laboratory safety and security procedures.
  • Uses laboratory equipment and materials properly.
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter, with excellent attention to detail and ability

to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Summer Undergraduate Students

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and speak or listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, and arms to operate personal computers, telephones, other business-related equipment, and work near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. Position available immediately. A two-year commitment is required.

 

 

EEO POLICY:

HMRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Teaching Assistant - Summer 2024 High School STEM Program
Posted 44 days ago
Post Date: January 17, 2024   Author: Nicole Purcell
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Pasadena, CA

Summer 2024 High School STEM Program

Position: Teaching Assistant

Positions Available: 2

Dates: June 10-July 26, 2024

Hours: Two class sessions, morning session (9am-12pm) and afternoon session (1pm-4pm)

Hourly Rate: $16.93/hour

Program Background:

Current undergraduate students will work alongside a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) instructor/teacher and serve as teaching assistants (TAs) for high school students enrolled in HMRI’s summer High School STEM program. The TAs will also serve as mentors, help the high school students gain insight into research methods/lab techniques, and supervise the high school students.

Summer Weekly Overview

  • Week 0: June 10th-June 14th – TAs learn the curriculum and lab activities from the Teacher
  • Week 1: June 17th - June 21st - Research Methods and Instrumentation
  • Week 2: June 24th – June 28th - Anatomy (Brain, Heart, Lungs)
  • Week 3: July 8th - July 12th (3-day week) - Pathology & Radiology
  • Week 4: July 10th - July 14th - Genetics
  • Week 5: July 15th - July 19th – Bioinformatics & Environmental Science
  • Week 6: July 22nd - July 26th - Research Projects and Symposiums

We maintain a variety of scientific disciplines at HMRI, some of which include research on Alzheimer’s Disease, Migraine, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Cardiovascular laboratory-based research.

Requirements:

  • Applicants MUST be current undergraduate students enrolled in an academic program or prospective Fall 2023 first-year graduate students (i.e. enrolled/accepted in a post-bacc, MS, or PhD)
  • Applicants MUST be over 18 years of age.
  • If selected for the teaching assistant position, teaching assistants are required to be at HMRI Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm in Pasadena, CA from June 17-July 26, 2024. Two class sessions, morning session (9am-12pm) and afternoon session (1pm-4pm)

Teaching Assistants will also have the opportunity to participate in focused scientific discussions (professional and academic seminars) that will allow them to better understand the scientific process.

Application Process: Apply and submit your cover letter, resume, transcript, and list of three references to https://hmriorg.wufoo.com/forms/m57j2al0b3j77x/

The deadline to apply is March 29, 2024.

 

EEO POLICY:

HMRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

 

Postdoctoral Scholar in Neurosciences Research
Posted 44 days ago
Post Date: January 17, 2024   Author: Regina Grice
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

TYPE:  Full-Time, 40 hours/week                                            START DATE: 2/1/2024


LOCATION:  On-site - Pasadena, CA                                     DEPT: Neurosciences Research


SALARY LEVEL: Postdoc Level 3                 

 

SUMMARY:

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. Our brand-new state-of-the-art laboratory anchors the biomedical corridor on South Fair Oaks in Pasadena. Our scientists' research focuses on the connection between the brain and heart, developing diagnostic tools to help treat common diseases of these vital organs that affect every family.

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the Neurosciences Research Program under Dr. Xianghong Arakaki, Assistant Professor at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, California, to study the role of Heart-brain connections in migraine and cognitive challenge projects, including the interests of ECG, EEG data connectivity, as well as related immunohistochemistry, biochemical measurements of neurotransmitters for the underlying mechanisms for both migraine and risk of cognitive decline in cognitively healthy individuals.

 

We welcome applications from highly motivated and independent-minded individuals. The initial appointment will be for one year the possibility of extension depending on grant funding. Salary will be commensurate with postdoctoral scholar qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • PhD or MD degree, with expertise and/or experience in neuroscience, and with a strong interest in heart-brain connection and mechanisms underlying migraine and risk of cognitive decline in cognitively healthy individuals.
  • Candidates with a good track record of publications, with a strong background in Neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular and/or cell biology.
  • Expertise including HPLC or LC-MS for neurotransmitter measurements is a prerequisite.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an aptitude for mentoring students
  • Good judgment and decision-making capability
  • Observes laboratory safety and security procedures
  • Uses laboratory equipment and materials properly
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter, with excellent attention to detail and ability

to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines

    • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and speak or listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, and arms to operate personal computers, telephones, other business-related equipment, and work near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds.

 

EEO POLICY:

HMRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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