CURRENT POSITIONS

Research Assistant, Cardiovascular Signaling Research
Posted 15 days ago
Post Date: April 21, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

SALARY LEVEL: $21.00-24.00 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 Assistant’s primary purpose is to assist the Senior Research Scientist in setting up new lab at HMRI. The Research Assistant must be comfortable with rodent models and isolate primary cardiomyocytes for ongoing research in the laboratory, will maintain primary cell culture, will work with the PI and other lab members on experiments and upkeep of laboratory. Some in-house training will be offered for the specific methods and equipment.

The Research Assistant reports directly to the Senior Research Scientist and interfaces with other HMRI staff members from the cardiovascular department (research scientists, technicians, 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.

  • Assist in preparation of primary cardiomyocytes, astrocytes, and neonatal rat heart cells
  • Maintain animal colony genotyping and record keeping as well as maintaining several lines of cultured cells, prepare chemical solutions, and assist PI and other lab members with experiments
  • Perform laboratory and tissue culture facility maintenance duties (including ordering supplies, assuring that lab equipment is kept in working condition and general clean up)
  • 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 Assistant also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with 2+years of laboratory experience
  • Theoretical knowledge of biological science, chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology or equivalent combination of education, training, 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.

Research Technician, Cardiovascular Signaling Research
Posted 15 days ago
Post Date: April 21, 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 Senior Research Scientist and interfaces with other HMRI staff members from the cardiovascular department (research scientists 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.

  • Assist in preparation of primary cardiomyocytes, astrocytes, and neonatal rat heart cells
  • Maintain animal colony genotyping and record keeping as well as maintaining several lines of cultured cells, prepare chemical solutions, and assist PI and other lab members with experiments
  • Perform laboratory and tissue culture facility maintenance duties (including ordering supplies, assuring that lab equipment is kept in working condition and general clean up)
  • 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 Neurosciences Department
Posted 80 days ago
Post Date: February 15, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Neurosciences Department with Dr. Michael Harrington at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, CA for cutting-edge translational research on fluctuating brain functions in humans. The successful candidate will pursue magnetic resonance imaging and multinuclear spectroscopy research, predominantly with sodium, phosphorus and protons. This position is for two years, with ample opportunities for internal and external collaborations, and with emphasis towards pursuing career independence.

Candidates should have a background in Physics, Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field and have strong fundamentals in MR imaging physics, electromagnetic theory, and MR spectroscopy. Candidates, with a recent PhD degree, and a good track record of publications, will be given priority. 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.

 

Michael Harrington, MB, ChB, FRCP

Scientific Director, Neurosciences

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI)

686 South Fair Oaks Avenue

Pasadena, California 91105

https://hmri.org/researchers/ And click on Neurosciences

 

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 5 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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