CURRENT POSITIONS

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory
Posted 58 days ago
Post Date: April 28, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

Postdoctoral positions are available in July 2022 in the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, CA to investigate a novel Ser/Thr phosphatase in the heart and brain 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 protein expression  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
Associate Professor HMRI
Cardiovascular Research Program
Scientific Director of Education
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) 

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 58 days ago
Post Date: April 28, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

START DATE: June 2022

DEPT: Cardiovascular Signaling

SALARY LEVEL: $18-22 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 the Associate Professor in setting up new lab at HMRI. The Research Assistant must be comfortable with rodent models and isolate primary cardiomyocytes and astrocytes 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 Technician reports directly to the Associate Professor 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 Technician 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).

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.

DATE WRITTEN: 4/15/2022

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, Neurosciences Research
Posted 58 days ago
Post Date: April 28, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

START DATE: May/June 2022

DEPT: Neurosciences

SALARY LEVEL: $20-22 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 prepare biological samples for biochemistry, identify molecules with methods including chromatography-mass spectrometry, and analyze the data. Some in-house training will be offered for the specific methods and equipment.

The Research Technician reports directly to Dr. Alfred Fonteh and interfaces with other HMRI staff members from the neurosciences department (research investigators, 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. 

  • Carries out technical aspects of scientific studies.
  • May be involved with analysis of data, presentations, writing, lab management, etc.
  • The Research Technician also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

 Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with two years’ experience or MS degree with one year of experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience in liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Accurately maintain lab notebooks.
  • Keep records of lab inventories.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making capability.
  • Observes laboratory safety and security procedures.
  • Uses laboratory equipment and materials properly.
  • Must be reliable and conscientious self-starter with excellent attention to detail and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines.
  • Follow instructions from supervisors and HMRI leadership.

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. The employee is occasionally exposed to low levels of 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 and is below the EPA recommended noise levels.

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

Specific vision abilities required by this job include the following: 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.

DATE WRITTEN: 3/30/2022

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.

 

Payroll & Accounting Specialist
Posted 86 days ago
Post Date: March 31, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

EXEMPT (Y/N):  No                                                   START DATE: April/May 2022           

SHIFT:  Days, M-F, Full-Time                                     LOCATION: Pasadena, CA

DEPARTMENT: Finance/Accounting                         SUPERVISOR:  Interim CFO

SALARY INFO: $27.40 - $34.38 per hour, DOE                               

SUMMARY: 

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. 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 Payroll & Accounting Specialist is a full-time (40 hours per week) position and is a well-rounded accounting position which assists with all areas within finance, including payroll processing.

This position is typically Monday-Friday with some limited weekend and evening hours for special projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties for the Payroll & Accounting Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform general accounting for the finance department.
  • Accurate processing and management of Accounts Payable and Receivable.
  • Process accurate and timely Payroll Management for 50+ employees on a semi-monthly basis.
  • Complete daily close procedures;
  • Assist with audits of internal records, such as workers compensation and tax withholding;
  • Support staff with all related inquiries;
  • Process void check requests;
  • Research open checks and report unclaimed property;
  • Assist Interim CFO with tax calculations, filing activities, and year-end reporting;
  • Cross-train as backup to other accounting functions such as Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable;
  • Assist in payroll and accounting transactions, reporting, stop payments and other operations;
  • Assist with external audits;
  • Compile reports, research and analyze data, and perform monthly and annual reconciliations;
  • Tracks and reviews employee holidays, floating holidays, adjustments, vacation, sick, pay rates and bill rates;
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic environment, handle multiple tasks and be able to resolve issues independently;
  • Assist with weekly and monthly billing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned;

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

QUALIFICATION 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. 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of directly related experience, including payroll, A/R and A/P.
  • Experience with ADP and Paychex.
  • Knowledge of accounting for government grants.
  • Working Knowledge of California Wage and Hour Regulations.
  • Working Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Must be highly skilled in the use of Excel spreadsheets.
  • A proven track record in managing complex accounting including grant accounting practices.
  • Bachelor(s) degree or higher in accounting or finance, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent professional habits including team orientation and working well with others, providing outstanding customer service, ethical and confidential, detail oriented with exceptional follow-through.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and written skills;
  • Good judgment, and discretion;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, work resourcefully in a fast-paced environment, and complete assignments in an accurate & timely manner;
  • Requires common sense and ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective relationships with staff and allied organizations;
  • Energetic outlook and commitment to HMRI’s mission; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Office 365.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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, and other business-related equipment. The employee is rarely required to stand and walk.  

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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. 

Medical Assistant / Receptionist, Liver Center
Posted 3 months ago
Post Date: March 10, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: HMRI Liver Center - Pasadena, CA

START DATE: ASAP
DEPARTMENT: Liver Center

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 Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for assisting the Physician and Nurses in providing care to their patients. The MA is generally the first contact to the public for this office, and the MA projects a professional, courteous demeanor. The MA is a member of the Liver Center healthcare team and participates in the patient’s healthcare goals and care.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Primary Function - Intake process:
    1. Ensures exam rooms are prepared, clean, and ready for the patient. When patient room supplies are low, informs supervisor to order the necessary items.
    2. Ensures that patient’s demographic information, medical insurance is current and accurate; all Liver Center HIPPA, release and authorization forms are signed, dated and current to the year.
    3. Collects co-payments, past due charges for each patient.
    4. Ensures all current laboratory results are recoded on patient flowsheet.
    5. Ensures all current radiology study reports are in the patient chart.
    6. Accurately scribes all pertinent information into the patient's chart, including medication dosage and frequency, patient blood pressure, height & weight.
  1. Patient Chart/Medical Record:
    1. Complies with HIPPA regulations;
    2. Ensures the patient chart has adequate progress notes for patient visit;
    3. Patient’s most recent lab reports are in the chart and recorded accurately on the lab flowsheet and radiological reports are filed in the chart;
    4. Ensures the most recent date for Radiological study(ies) are recorded on the medical progress note for the patient visit;
    5. Ensures that the medical chart is filed alphabetically in the medical filing cabinet after use; and
    6. Assembles the required paper forms for all new patient charts for consultation appointments.
  1. Telephone & Scheduling:
    1. Transfers office phone line from the Medical Exchange at 9:00am and transfers office phone line back to Medical Exchange at 4:30pm. Office phone is also put on Medical Exchange during the lunch break (12:00 – 1:00pm).
    2. Answers the telephone in a professional manner. Takes detailed messages, ensuring that correct patient names spelling and date of birth, determine the urgency of calls and forwards the call and/or message to the appropriate staff member.
    3. Schedules and/or reschedules patient appointments.
  1. Customer Service, Teamwork, & Communication:
    1. Greets and assists visitors, providing them with the information needed or requested; contacts appropriate staff members when needing assistance and/or taking a complex message;
    2. Promotes teamwork and effective communication within the office, with other HMRI departments, hospital/medical facilities and outside contacts;
    3. Fosters positive interpersonal relationships by providing good customer service with internal and external stakeholders;
    4. Communicates effectively with co-workers in relaying information in a timely manner.
  1. Other duties:
    1. Restocking office printers with paper and/or ink cartridges, readying charts for copy service.
    2. Successfully completes all HMRI required yearly education courses, including Basic Life Support (BLS)
    3. Establishes online accounts with Quest Diagnostic Lab and LabCorp Lab to retrieve patient laboratory report.
    4. Use of personal cell phones, computer time restricted to personal breaktime and/or lunch period. Cell phone should be in vibration/non-ringing mode.

Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma/GED.
  2. Medical Assistant graduate with certificate.
  3. Experience: One year in medical office setting, knowledge of medical terminology, alphabetizing for chart filing and basic computer skills (Word, Excel, MS Office).
  4. Possess high level of integrity and confidentiality to protect our patient’s privacy.
  5. Demonstrates ability to maintain working rapport within the Liver Center and other departments.
  6. Demonstrates willingness to learn new skills/tasks.
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Bilingual, preferred (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese).
  9. Reliable transportation to the office for assigned shift.

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 to moderate.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 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.

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

DATE WRITTEN: 3/1/2022

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.

Manager, Grants/Contract Accounting (Post-Award)
Posted 3 months ago
Post Date: March 10, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

START DATE: March/April 2022
DEPARTMENT: Research Administration
SALARY LEVEL: $100k - $110k (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 Manager, Grants/Contract Accounting is a responsible and detail-oriented individual. This role will aid in defining quality standards for the research accounting department. Regularly reviews compliance standards. Contributes in establishing departmental operating policies and procedures. They will be involved in the operations of post-award administration of research grant and gift funds.

The Manager, Grants/Contract Accounting reports directly to the President & CEO, supervises the work of the Research Administration Coordinator, and interfaces with other HMRI staff members. 

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.

  • Primary duties include ongoing monitoring of fund statements, resolution of accounting problems; and functioning as the liaison to grantor agencies and subcontracting institutions.
  • Oversees implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Participates in post-award management, with responsibility for direct research expenditures funded by external grants and/or gifts, and institute-funded direct costs and expenses funded by unrestricted donations.
  • Oversees the expensing in indirect costs on grants.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, accounting or business-related degree preferred. 
  • Requires five plus years in post-award research administration and/or related accounting or finance experience and three plus years’ experience as a supervisor or lead.   
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP 
  • Working knowledge of financial preparation, not-for-profit reporting, budget preparation and analysis, cost accounting, fund accounting, audit procedures, and tax compliance.   
  • Grants administration experience and knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to grants and contracts administration is required, in particular with government grant funding through the National Institute of Health (NIH). 
  • Significant experience with cost allocation methodologies. 
  • Familiarity with US Government negotiated indirect rates and methodologies preferred. 
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Zoom. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of an organization. 
  • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results. 
  • Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques. 
  • Ability to be a team player; support and assist team members. 
  • Good judgment and decision-making capability. 
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter. 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Research Administration Coordinator

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. The employee is rarely required to stand and walk.

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.

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.

DATE WRITTEN: 3/10/2022

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.

Neurovascular Postdoctoral Fellow
Posted 3 months ago
Post Date: March 1, 2022   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

SALARY LEVEL: Salary is determined based on 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.                       

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Neurovascular Research Program at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, California, to investigate novel GABA signaling mechanisms during brain development. The project will examine the key fundamental mechanisms of action of vascular GABA signaling components during the postnatal period and how these differentially shapes blood flow and adult behavioral paradigms. We welcome applications from highly motivated and independent-minded individuals. Candidates must have a PhD degree in biology, with expertise in Neuroscience, Vascular Biology or Electrophysiology. Candidates with a good track record of publications, and experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, mouse genetic models, and tamoxifen administration will be given priority. Experience in small animal handling and surgery is a prerequisite. The candidate must have effective communications skills and an aptitude for mentoring students. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through basic and patient-focused scientific research. Our brand-new state of the art laboratory anchors the biomedical corridor on South Fair Oaks in Pasadena. This position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific opportunity in a collegial and collaborative department at HMRI, as well as other related departments at USC and Caltech.

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.

 

Anju Vasudevan, PhD
Associate Professor and Scientific Director,
Neurovascular Research Program
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI)
Lab website: http://www.theabdl.org/

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.

Development Coordinator
Posted 4 months ago
Post Date: February 17, 2022   Author: Katie Robbins
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

JOB TITLE:  Development Coordinator

EXEMPT (Y/N):  No                                                           SUPERVISOR: Chief Development Officer

SALARY LEVEL:  $26.44 - $33.65 per hour DOE              DEPARTMENT:  Development

SHIFT:  Days, M-F, 8:30 a.m. Start Time                              

LOCATION:  Pasadena, CA                                                  

 

SUMMARY:

The Office of Development leads the development and marketing-communications efforts at HMRI. The Development Coordinator supports the Office of Development’s mission to cultivate and engage donors to generate philanthropic revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, donor advised funds, bequests, in-kind-gifts, etc. to support the funding priorities of HMRI. In pursuit of these goals, the Development Coordinator provides effective operations support for fundraising, constituent management, and marketing-communications activities including, but not limited to, constituent records tracking, database reports, appeals, gift processing and reports, preparation of philanthropic grant proposals, communications projects and timelines, events, and volunteer coordination. The Development Coordinator reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and interfaces with other HMRI staff member as appropriate. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

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

Gift Processing & Database Management

  • Manages and maintains Raiser’s Edge NXT constituent database to ensure data integrity. Processes and records all philanthropic gifts (current assets and deferred) including grants, sponsorships, bequests, and in-kind gifts, etc., made to HMRI in a timely manner.
  • Prepares database queries, analytics, customized reports to support department needs, including constituent reports, gift reports, exports and prepares reports for portfolio management, donor solicitation and recognition, mailing lists, and event response tracking, etc. Implements regular updates, exports and prepares financial reports and data clean-up functions.
  • Interprets data using charts and narratives for the Office of Development reports.
  • Creates and implements gift coding, attributes, contact reports, and other data entries, as required for accurate and efficient constituent management.
  • Tracking multi-year gift and grant pledge payment schedules and budgets.
  • Compiles report information and ensures integrity and completeness of digital and physical files that meet compliance and foundation requirements and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Manages online donation page, requests for matching gifts, and online donor inquiries.
  • Prepares, reviews, and edits acknowledgement(s) of all HMRI gifts in a timely manner; provides careful review of gift documentation, follows up on gift reports, and uploads documentation into Raiser’s Edge.
  • Compiles accurate monthly data for the Office of Development documents for Board meetings.
  • Ensures that all development communications, correspondence, and materials are grammatically correct.
  • Serves as the point of contact with the Finance Department, including requests regarding annual audits.
  • Assists with fundraising appeals and other development tasks, as directed.
  • Provides back-up coverage (as directed) for the reception desk.

Marketing and Communications

  • Supports the Chief Development Officer in managing the marketing-communications timeline.
  • Proactively communicates due dates to appropriate constituents, both internal and external.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Events

  • Coordinates and provides support for all HMRI Office of Development events including maintaining mailing lists, invitation and RSVP lists, events calendar, coordinating volunteers, and following up with current and prospective donors to ensure the best attendance at events.
  • Provides on-site assistance at Office of Development events.

The Development Coordinator also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of three years of development/fundraising and non-profit experience required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience providing administrative support required.
  • Operates with discretion, integrity and confidentially.
  • Database management experience required, including a minimum of three years of experience working with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Outstanding computer skills, proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good judgment and decision-making ability.
  • Takes initiative, is a resourceful, reliable, and conscientious self-starter with excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Anticipates needs before others ask.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines.
  • Comfortable working in a scientific research and educational environment.
  • Comfortable working in a hybrid environment, remote location and in-person, as needed.
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment and has a collegial spirit in sharing ideas and receiving constructive feedback.

 

COMPENSATION:

  • Full-time (40-hours per week), non-exempt, hourly rate of $26.44 - $33.65 (annual salary range $55,000-$70,000) based upon experience.
  • Benefits include paid holidays and paid-time-off, medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • This is a current hybrid remote and in-person position, contingent upon COVID-19. The position will eventually be 100% in-person.

 

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 and other business-related equipment.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Employee may be expected to drive to other locations/offsite meetings/events. The employee is expected to participate in virtual meetings.

Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

 

DATE WRITTEN: 2/17/2022

 

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
Posted 6 months ago
Post Date: December 22, 2021   Author: Katie Robbins
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Pasadena, CA

Summer  2022 High School STEM Program

Position: Teaching Assistant

Positions Available: 2 

Dates: June 20-July 29, 2022

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

Hourly Rate: $15.00/hour

Program Background:

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

Summer Weekly Overview

  • Week 1: June 20th - June 24th - Research Methods and Instrumentation
  • Week 2: June 27th - July 1st - Anatomy (Brain, Heart, Lungs)
  • Week 3: July 5th - July 8th (4 day week) - Pathology & Radiology
  • Week 4: July 11th - July 15th - Genetics
  • Week 5: July 18th - July 22nd - Environmental Science
  • Week 6: July 25th - July 29th - 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 2022 first-year graduate students (i.e. enrolled/accepted in a post-bacc, MS, PhD, etc.).
  • 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 20-July 29, 2022. 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/z1cbr7p61p94nza/ 

The deadline to apply is March 7, 2022.

Controller
Posted 7 months ago
Post Date: November 9, 2021   Author: Brenda Rivas
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, CA

START DATE: Nov/Dec 2021
DEPT: Accounting and Finance
SALARY LEVEL: Salary commensurate with experience

SUMMARY:

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. 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 Controller directs and has immediate responsibility for accounting policies and procedures, the maintenance of financial records, the budget process, and the preparation of financial reports. Directs and has overall supervisory responsibility for general accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, cash management, accounts receivable, regulatory compliance, payroll, and property administration functions. Responsible for evaluating operating results in terms of costs, budgets, policies of operations and financial projections.

The Controller reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, supervises the work of the accounting department employees, and interfaces with other HMRI staff members.

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.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates all accounting operational functions (payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable)
  • Coordinates and prepares internal and external financial statements to ensure reliable, relevant, and timely financial reporting for all Institute stakeholders.
  • Manages the annual and multi-year operating and capital budget process including forecasting and cash planning.
  • Coordinates activities of external auditors.
  • Provides management with information vital to the decision-making process.
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate accounting and internal control systems.
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, frequently coordinating activities with external tax accountants.
  • Ensures Retirement and Health & Welfare benefit plans are administrated in accordance with statutory requirements and plan documents, including serving as plan trustee and administrating 403b and 457 retirement plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and external accounting, audit, tax, and consulting personnel to facilitate financial activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards specific to the Not-for-Profit sector.
  • Hires, trains, and retains skilled accounting staff.
  • The Controller also performs a wide range of job duties as assigned and requested.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience with a minimum of 2 years as a Controller.
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Working knowledge of financial preparation, not-for-profit reporting, budget preparation and analysis, cost accounting, fund accounting, audit procedures, and tax compliance.
  • Advanced working knowledge of fund accounting software.
  • Grants administration experience and knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to grants and contracts administration is required, in particular with government grant funding through the National Institute of Health (NIH).
  • Significant experience with cost allocation methodologies.
  • Familiarity with US Government negotiated indirect rates and methodologies preferred.
  • Outstanding computer skills. Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Zoom.
  • Prior experience training and retaining skilled accounting staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of an organization.
  • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results.
  • Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques.
  • Ability to be a team player; support and assist team members.
  • Good judgment and decision-making capability.
  • Must be a reliable and conscientious self-starter.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, building respect, consensus, and trust across reporting lines.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Payroll Manager

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, and other business-related equipment. The employee is rarely required to stand and walk.

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.

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.

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