Scientific Director (Bedford, MA)

The Bedford Research Foundation is seeking a scientific director to lead its program to derive parthenogenetic stem cells from unfertilized human eggs.  Experience with human eggs and stem cell derivation is required.  Proven success in obtaining grant funding and a strong publication record are also required.

Contact: jobs [a] bedfordresearch.org

Bedford Research Foundation is a 20-year old not-for-profit 501(c)(3) research institution in Massachusetts that was founded to conduct research that cannot be funded with federal dollars.  It is a stable, independently funded, research environment with its own Ethics Advisory Board, Human Subjects Committee, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee and Animal Care and Use Committee.

 


Scientist, PhD in cellular, reproductive or regenerative medicine, or related science field.

The Bedford Research Foundation is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding patient treatments and cures through stem cell research and derivation.  BRF is funded through private, individual donations, with no government funding. The Foundation exists to meet the needs of patients and the scientific community that are not being met through the traditional research channels.  We need a scientist who is able to come into a small laboratory setting and see all of the possibilities of working outside of a traditional academic or commercial environment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:

  • Published research papers, experience designing and completing research projects, and a positive, dedicated attitude to getting work done.  Able to collect, record, analyze, maintain, synthesize & write up findings for regular publication submission.
  • Established relationships with science laboratories and individuals in the Boston/Northeast community. 
  • Experience managing day to day activities of a laboratory, its staff and equipment .  Sufficient skills to strategically plan research activities for up to five years.
  • Able to make research presentations to funding partners, other scientists, conferences and individuals of interest to BRF.
  • Experience  organizing research teams to carry out specific projects & achieve set goals.
  • Knowledge of or experience in Good Laboratory Practices, microarray analyses, circadian rhythm systems a plus.
  • Overcoming obstacles that many small businesses have, such as budgeting & management of staff, while achieving critical goals.
  • Able to act as team and lab leader not afraid to challenge traditional methods of research; able to take collaborative direction from the Senior Scientist and allow time for change.
  • Knowledgable of and current in the literature of advances in the reproductive, stem cell, and regenerative medicine fields. 
  • Able to troubleshoot laboratory equipment and find solutions to equipment, protocol, and reagent problems.  Ability to map out solutions using the knowledge and resources at hand.
  • Critical tasks to be carried out in this position. Overseeing:
  • parthenote growth, and characterization,
  • prostatitis research and experiment design
  • HIV and infectious disease research, and IVF techniques and data gathering
  • PCR bench work and protocols
  • We are specifically hiring for 2nd shift hours, from approximately 2:30-6:30pm weekdays, and Saturdays on weekends

TO APPLY: Email CV and letter of intent to jobs(at)bedfordresearch.org



Bedford Research Foundation Part-time Development Associate

The Bedford Research Foundation is a 20-year old not-for-profit 501(c)(3) research institution in Massachusetts that was founded to conduct research that cannot be funded with federal dollars.  It is a stable, independently funded, research environment dedicated to curing currently incurable diseases.  The Foundation seeks to help all those suffering from disease that cannot be adequately treated due to federal funding restrictions.
The Foundation is currently seeking a part-time development associate professional for ramping up fundraising activities for the Foundation.  The ideal candidate will be a seasoned grant writer, have a strong development and fundraising background and an understanding of scientific concepts.  The Development Associate position will be the point person for donor prospecting and stewarding, creating specific development projects, special events, and administrative needs as assigned by the Foundation’s director. 

What you will do on an ongoing basis: 

  • Build a development plan and strategy for the Foundation, and use existing databases and resources to further increase donor engagement
  • Manage and maintain accuracy of donor database, identifying, troubleshooting, and ensuring accurate and up-to-date donor information 
  • Prepare donor correspondence 
  • Write and produce donor materials, including proposals, thank you notes, PowerPoint presentations, and reports 
  • Identify and draft grant submissions for public, private, corporate, and government funding opportunities, including but not limited to composing, editing, and final submission of proposals, application forms, letters of interest, reports, thank you notes, and correspondence
  • Coordinate prospect meetings for Foundation Director 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations on regional mailings (directmail and other), broadcast e-mails, marketing/fund-raising publications, etc. 
  • Maintain donor communications calendar 
  • Brainstorm ideas with team to expand our outreach 
  • Prepare fundraising reports and donor reports for the Director and Foundation Board
  • Assist in planning and collating materials for board committee meetings, and work with board to further development and structure of leadership of the Foundation. 
  • Work to establish a coordinate a core of volunteers for Foundation outreach and projects
  • Working with Director of Operations on a social media schedule for the donors and community 
  • Help plan and execute events Foundation events. Responsibilities include: coordinating overall logistics and planning leading up to, during, and following the events; maintaining accurate guest lists and database information; preparing registration tables and materials; coordinating with volunteers; and performing other duties related to events as assigned. 
  • Occasionally assist in maintenance of social media accounts(Facebook,Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram), helping to generate regular and targeted content

Qualifications

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in grant writing and building relationships with institutional funders at a nonprofit organization
  • Superior verbal and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills, coupled with a strict attention to deadlines and instructions
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Successful time management skills, establishing and completing goals according to deadlines, and project demands
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in Mac-based platforms and filemaker database systems
  • Professional experience working with Customer Relations Management(CRM)software
  • Ability to both collaborate and work independently
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, helping to launch and establish a development presence for the Foundation
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Basic understanding of scientific concepts
This is the perfect position for someone returning to the work force, or for a retired professional who would like to work 15-20 hours/week.  The Foundation is located outside of the city, and is easy to reach without having to travel into Boston.  This part-time position is hourly and salary would be commentate with experience(between$20-$30/hour).  Benefits for this position are determined after 6 month probationary period and may include: partial health-care, matching SIMPLE retirement option, flexible time off/vacation.

Volunteers

The Foundation is always in need of fundraising and development volunteer help. If you would like to get involved and help us change the pace of progress – email: volunteers (a) bedfordresearch.org. Thank you!