CURRENT POSITIONS

EEG Research Assistant
Posted 9 days ago
Post Date: June 15, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

SALARY LEVEL: $20-$24/hour 

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.

Under indirect supervision, the EEG Reseach Assistant operates EEG equipment and performs a variety of technical duties to measure impulse frequencies and differences in electrical potential between various areas of the brain on study participants in order to obtain data for use by the Senior Research Staff Scientist to investigate the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, and other conditions.

Apart from arranging study participant visits, the EEG Research Assistant also gathers a medical history, explains testing procedures, and prepares the participant for the procedure. The EEG Research Assistant must be innovative and driven as well as accurate, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable.

The EEG Research Assistant reports directly to the Senior Research Staff Scientist and interfaces with other HMRI staff members from the neurosciences department (research investigators, research scientists, and/or laboratory supervisors).

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.

  • Arrange study participant visits for EEG/electrophysiology
  • Supervises arrival and departure of participants
  • Prepares participants for experiments and provide answers to their questions.
  • Electrophysiology data collection and data processing.
  • Data analysis
  • Good record keeping.
  • May be involved with analysis of data, presentations, writing, etc.
  • The EEG Research Assistant also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Applicants must have completed a BS or MS. Preferred but not required, PhD, an MD, or an MD, PhD program and may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a doctoral-level degree.
  • In addition to ABRET registration or eligibility, ideal candidates should have at least one year in an EEG Lab as a trainee, or experience typically associated with the completion of an accredited EEG certification program. Candidate should have knowledge of basic principles of common diseases encountered in the practice of EEG testing, proper use of technical instruments as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification
  • 2-5 years of related experience
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Interest in neuroscience
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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

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. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles or toxic chemicals, bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.

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

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

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

 

APPLICATION: Please send application materials (cover letter, resume/CV) and a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org. No phone calls, please.

 

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.

Electroencephalogram (EEG) Postdoctoral Fellow
Posted 27 days ago
Post Date: May 28, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

SALARY LEVEL: Salary is determined based on MD/PhD receipt date according to a set salary schedule, which begins at $54,080.00 up to a maximum of $59,000.00 plus benefits.

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.

Under indirect supervision, the EEG Postdoctoral Fellow operates EEG equipment and performs a variety of technical duties to measure impulse frequencies and differences in electrical potential between various areas of the brain on study participants in order to obtain data for use by the Senior Research Staff Scientist to investigate the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, and other conditions.

Apart from arranging study participant visits, the EEG Postdoctoral Fellow also gathers a medical history, explains testing procedures, and prepares the participant for the procedure. The EEG Postdoctoral Fellow must be innovative and driven as well as accurate, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable.

The EEG Postdoctoral Fellow reports directly to the Senior Research Staff Scientist and interfaces with other HMRI staff members from the neurosciences department (research investigators, research scientists, and/or laboratory supervisors).

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.

  • Arrange study participant visits for EEG/electrophysiology
  • Supervises arrival and departure of participants
  • Prepares participants for experiments and provide answers to their questions.
  • Electrophysiology data collection and data processing.
  • Data analysis
  • Good record keeping.
  • May be involved with analysis of data, presentations, writing, etc.
  • The EEG Postdoctoral Fellow also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Applicants must have completed a PhD, an MD, or an MD, PhD program and may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a doctoral-level degree.
  • In addition to ABRET registration or eligibility, ideal candidates should have at least one year in an EEG Lab as a trainee, or experience typically associated with the completion of an accredited EEG certification program. Candidate should have knowledge of basic principles of common diseases encountered in the practice of EEG testing, proper use of technical instruments as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Interest in neuroscience
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Interest in neuroscience
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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

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. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles or toxic chemicals, bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.

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

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

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

 

APPLICATION: Please send application materials (cover letter, resume/CV) and a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org. No phone calls, please.

 

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.

Research Technician, Angiogenesis and Brain Development
Posted 45 days ago
Post Date: May 10, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

SALARY LEVEL: $17.50-20.00 per hour (commensurate with experience)

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.

The Research Technician’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining rodent animal colony, genotyping, lab maintenance and tissue culture. Some in-house training will be offered for the specific methods and equipment.

The Research Technician reports directly to the Scientific Director of the Angiogenesis and Brain Development Research Program, and interfaces with other HMRI staff members from HMRI staff (research scientists, postdocs, and laboratory supervisors). 

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.

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tests following established methodologies. Work includes transgenic mouse colony care, plug checks, and genotyping (tail snips, DNA extraction, PCR setup, and running agarose gels.
  • Prepares and maintains tissue cultures.
  • Performs histology, immunohistochemistry, and imaging.
  • Records data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, chemics, instruments, and equipment.
  • Maintains supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures and places lab orders.
  • Discusses progress of work regularly with supervisor.
  • Interact easily with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, and other research staff in a medium sized laboratory
  • May be involved with analysis of data, presentations, writing, etc.
  • The Research Technician also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a High School/GED degree with two years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with one year of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Experience handling mice, breeding management
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and equipment, including preparation of buffers
  • Knowledge of tissue culture and experience with maintenance of tissue culture facility
  • Ability to follow basic research protocols and follow instructions closely
  • Attention to protocols and details.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and superiors, including asking questions and notification of problems
  • Experience with preparing primary cultures, maintaining cell lines, and preparing chemical solutions.
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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

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. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles or toxic chemicals, bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.

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

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 30 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

 

APPLICATION: Please send application materials (cover letter, resume/CV) and a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org. No phone calls, please.

 

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 Fellow, Cardiovascular Signaling Research
Posted 7 months ago
Post Date: November 11, 2020   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Signaling Research

Postdoctoral positions are available in January 2021 in the Cardiovascular Signaling Research Laboratory at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, CA to investigate a novel Ser/Thr phosphatase in the heart with age and following injury.  In addition, the project will define the epigenetic mechanisms required for phosphatase mediated regulation of transcriptional changes that is important for cardiac homeostasis in young and aging mice. Using both in vitro and in vivo model systems we will determine novel targets that regulate cardiac growth and metabolic signaling with aging. Candidates with a background in cell and myocardial biology will be preferred. Experience in molecular and cell biology techniques, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and cardiac mouse models are all considered strengths for this position.

Candidates, with a recent PhD degree, and a good track record of publications, will be given priority. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.  

TO APPLY: Please send application materials (CV, a brief summary of career goals and objectives) and a list of three professional references to hr@hmri.org. No phone calls, please. Private letters of recommendation can be submitted using this form: http://bit.ly/postdocletter

Nicole Purcell, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor University of California, San Diego
Senior Research Scientist, Cardiovascular Signaling Research Program
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI)

https://hmri.org/researchers/ 

 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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