Major Gifts Officer

The Trudeau Institute has an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser who will serve as Major Gifts Officer. The incumbent will report to the Director and President of the Institute and will work collaboratively with members of the Board of Trustees to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for major gifts and bequests for the purpose of supporting programming, operations, building the endowment and capital improvements. This position offers the opportunity to help Trudeau Institute build and implement a major gifts strategy to support our ambitious fundraising and programmatic goals. S/he will manage an existing portfolio of individuals and foundations, while leading efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new donors.

The successful candidate will have at least 5-7 years of relevant experience in fundraising, a demonstrated track record in leading large fundraising campaigns with success (securing major gifts $1 million+), a thorough knowledge of the basic principles and practices of fundraising in a national nonprofit environment, strong communication skills and exceptional organization and implementation skills. The position requires the ability to create and personally deliver a cohesive and compelling story that inspires funders to act, including a deep belief in organizational mission.

The Trudeau Institute is a world renowned research institution, located in the heart of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains, which offers competitive salaries along with a robust benefits package (including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and a generous employer retirement contribution). The Institute is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging women, individuals with disabilities, minorities and veterans to apply.


 
 

Research Technician

Trudeau Institute, Inc. in Saranac Lake, NY has an exciting opportunity to join our professional team in the transformation of Trudeau as a Research Technician.  In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for performing tests and other laboratory duties as directed in support of research projects and investigations yielding high reliability and reproducibility essential for Global Health research.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work as a member of a research team assigned to specific projects.
• Work independently with minimal supervision; carry out specialized experimental procedures using established methods and protocols.
• Assist in reagent preparation and general lab upkeep.
• Grow cell lines, propagate viruses and bacteria using aseptic culture technique.
• Conduct biological and molecular analyses including microbiology, molecular biology, and flow cytometry analysis and other necessary laboratory methods.
• Handle experimental rodents for infection, weighing, and bleeding following standard protocols.
• Collect, organize, and document data in a table or graph format and perform statistical analysis.
• Participate in regular lab meeting and present data to Principle Investigator in a timely manner.
• Work in an environment handling biological, chemical, and infectious agents (e.g. bacteria, parasites, virus and radioisotopes) after appropriate safety training in compliance with the institutional workplace safety policy. 
• Overtime and weekend work may be required

QUALIFICATIONS 

• Successful candidates will hold a BA or BS in Biology with a minimal 2 years work experience in a research laboratory or related field; Or, an MS degree with one year of work experience.
• Preferred candidates should have experience in Immunology focused on research in virology, microbiology and/or infectious disease
• Sound knowledge of standard laboratory procedures, equipment, and record keeping skills are required along with knowledge of computer software applications e.g. MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity working with Prizm Graphpad and Flowjo is a plus.
• Good organization skills, flexibility and capability of multi-tasking
• Effective oral and written communication skills.


Scientist (early/mid-level) in Viral Immunity/Vaccine Translational Science

Trudeau Institute, an internationally acclaimed, cutting edge research Institute focused on understanding immunity to infectious diseases, has an immediate opening for an early/mid-level Principal Investigator. The Institute has recently expanded to develop Trudeau Research Network, consisting of productive, collaborative and strategic inter-disciplinary partnerships, including New York State, biomedical research institutions and private companies, with Trudeau as a hub. Trudeau Research Network features MD & PhD teams in multi-disciplinary clinical and pre-clinical research devoted to translation science and elucidating innovative mechanisms and strategies to combating diseases of global health.

A major emphasis relevant to this opening is vaccine development for protection against rapidly moving mosquito-borne viruses, respiratory diseases such as influenza, and other emerging infectious diseases. Other relevant areas of interest include elderly immunity, neonatal health, and biologics to mitigate impact of dangerous viruses. 
This early/mid-level Principal Investigator position is for creative, experienced candidates with expertise in molecular viral immunity.

The successful candidate will work as team leader within the Trudeau Research Network, working in a highly collaborative manner with members of the team, including academic, clinical and industry collaborators. The position will involve a broad range of activities, including experimental research, training and directing junior scientists, interaction with colleagues, participation in grants and contract preparation, networking and presentation of results at meetings and publications.
Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD/PhD with evidence of leadership skills and productivity. The candidate should have at least 4 years of post-doctoral, research staff, and/or comparable industry experience.
  • A team player with a desire to contribute to shared aims of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • High level of dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of the Trudeau Research Network
  • Interpersonal communication skills, managerial experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to network and establish new contacts
  • Creativity, initiative, originality (able to think outside the box)
  • Proven scientific independence
  • Excellent command of the scientific literature, leading to identification of new partners, developing novel approaches and establishing new techniques.
  • Breadth and nimbleness- capable of quickly adapting knowledge and skills to addressing new challenges
  • Expertise in molecular approaches to viral immunity
  • Experience with molecular techniques and analysis of data generated by Next Generation Sequencing, ChiP, CRISPR, shRNA knockdown, etc. is desirable
  • Ability to generate custom mouse models using precision genome engineering approaches, such as CRISPR/Cas9 is desirable
  • Experience with pre-clinical animal models and clinical research is desirable

Principal Investigator in Tuberculosis Host-Pathogen Interactions

As a part of our new tuberculosis research center, we are recruiting an innovative cell biologist and/or pathway discovery biologist to lead a research program focused on identifying opportunities for therapeutic intervention in the innate immune control of tuberculosis infection. The Institute is ideally suited for this program with capacious animal facilities, including ABSL-3, maintained by experienced staff. Additionally, the Institute is well-equipped with advanced microscopy and flow cytometry instrumentation, overseen by a dedicated core facility director.

We have a project leader position for creative, experienced candidates with expertise in the interaction of intracellular bacterial pathogens with the host. The successful candidate will lead a group within the Trudeau Research Network, working in a highly collaborative manner with other members of the team, including academic, clinical and industry colleagues. The position will involve a broad range of activities, including experimental research, training and directing junior scientists, interaction with colleagues, participation in grants and contract preparation, networking and presentation of results at meetings and in publications.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD/PhD with evidence of leadership skills and productivity. The candidate should have at least 4 years (early/mid-level position) or 10 years (senior position) of post-doctoral, research staff, and/or comparable industry experience.
  • A team player with a desire to contribute to shared aims of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • High level of dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of the Trudeau Research Network
  • Interpersonal communication skills, managerial experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to network and establish new contacts
  • Creativity, initiative, originality (able to think outside the box)
  • Proven scientific independence
  • Excellent command of the scientific literature, leading to identification of new partners, developing novel approaches and establishing new techniques.
  • Breadth and nimbleness- capable of quickly adapting knowledge and skills to addressing new challenges
  • Expertise in cellular and molecular approaches to innate immune mechanisms in intracellular bacterial infections
  • Experience in cellular and in vivo mechanistic pharmacology
  • Skill in quantitative imaging techniques and employing high-throughput functional genomic screens, such as those using Cas9 or RNAi is desirable
  • Ability to generate custom mouse models using precision genome engineering approaches, such as CRISPR/Cas9 is desirable
  • Experience with pre-clinical animal models and clinical research is desirable

Senior Scientist in Viral Immunity/Vaccine Translational Science

Trudeau Institute, an internationally acclaimed, cutting edge research Institute focused on understanding immunity to infectious diseases, has an immediate opening for a senior level Principal Investigator. The Institute has recently expanded to develop Trudeau Research Network, consisting of productive, collaborative and strategic inter-disciplinary partnerships, including New York State, biomedical research institutions and private companies, with Trudeau as a hub. Trudeau Research Network features MD & PhD teams in multi-disciplinary clinical and pre-clinical research devoted to translation science and elucidating innovative mechanisms and strategies to combating diseases of global health.

A major emphasis relevant to this opening is vaccine development for protection against rapidly moving mosquito-borne viruses, respiratory diseases such as influenza, and other emerging infectious diseases. Other relevant areas of interest include elderly immunity, neonatal health, and biologics to mitigate impact of dangerous viruses. 
This senior Principal Investigator position is for creative, experienced candidates with expertise in molecular viral immunity. The successful candidate will work as team leader within the Trudeau Research Network, working in a highly collaborative manner with members of the team, including academic, clinical and industry collaborators. The position will involve a broad range of activities, including experimental research, training and directing junior scientists, interaction with colleagues, participation in grants and contract preparation, networking and presentation of results at meetings and publications.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD/PhD with evidence of leadership skills and productivity. The candidate should have 10 years of post-doctoral, research staff, and/or comparable industry experience.
  • A team player with a desire to contribute to shared aims of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • High level of dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of the Trudeau Research Network
  • Interpersonal communication skills, managerial experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to network and establish new contacts
  • Creativity, initiative, originality (able to think outside the box)
  • Proven scientific independence
  • Excellent command of the scientific literature, leading to identification of new partners, developing novel approaches and establishing new techniques.
  • Breadth and nimbleness- capable of quickly adapting knowledge and skills to addressing new challenges
  • Expertise in molecular approaches to viral immunity
  • Experience with molecular techniques and analysis of data generated by Next Generation Sequencing, ChiP, CRISPR, shRNA knockdown, etc. is desirable
  • Ability to generate custom mouse models using precision genome engineering approaches, such as CRISPR/Cas9 is desirable
  • Experience with pre-clinical animal models and clinical research is desirable

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, highlighting their record of achievement; their CV and contact information (including e-mail address) to:

Kelly Stanyon,

Human Resource Office Trudeau Institute, Inc.

154 Algonquin Avenue Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Fax (518) 891-5126

hr@trudeauinstitute.org


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