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We are always looking for bright minds and passionate people. The Human Immunome Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to decoding the human immune system. Our ambition is to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and find ways to extend and enhance the lives of eight billion people. We’re working with leading research scientists, policy makers, research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and software engineers to compile the biggest dataset of biomedicine at a population scale. We will use this data to create the first AI model of the human immune system, which will help us speed up the testing process and make the development of vaccines and treatments faster, cheaper and more effective.

We are looking forward to your application!

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Open Position: Communications Director

Location: Full-time; remote
Employment Status: Contract Based
Salary Range: $95,000 – $105,000
Benefits: Health Insurance, 401(K) Plan, Paid Vacation

It’s a big ambitious project, led by a small team. In joining us as Communications Director you will:

  • Report to the COO and serve as the chief architect for HIPs Communication activities around the globe.
  • Help shape and implement a communications strategy to raise the profile of the Human Immunome Project and its mission
  • Work with our team to develop messaging and communications materials around HIP’s mission, vision and science, to philanthropy, funders, governments, and influencers
  • Execute a new brand and marketing strategy to widen our appeal and visibility
  • Work with and direct external resources to build, manage and maintain our marketing and communications efforts across all channels
  • Work with a diverse group of people to translate HIP’s impact, accomplishments, mission and strategic priorities into effective messaging that reinforces our essential role of decoding the human immune system.
  • Ensure each communication is part of an integrated and well-defined strategy (including target audience segmentation and goals, predefined timelines defined each year, and tailored messaging and desired goals) rather than isolated “one off” messages.
  • Implement metrics to assess whether HIP has accomplished its goals for individual and collective communications.
  • Develop and maintain relations with key media, outside agencies and field thought-leaders.

Our Ideal Person:

  • Has 5+ years experience leading and launching communication programs
  • Has the ability to turn complexity into clarity by synthesizing scientific research and data rich content into compelling messages using various media channels including internal, social/digital, the web and targeted at specific stakeholder engagement.
  • Can reconcile a scrappy startup with massive, multinational partners.
  • Has an interest (or background) in science communication.
  • Loves making decks, making “noise”, and learning something new every day.
  • Prioritizes ideas and action over egos. Has strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate our big vision while retaining flexibility and willingness to pivot.
  • Constituency-building skills and savvy, garnered through at least three years’ hands on experience
  • Has a highly developed and effective interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written; able to communicate in a compelling manner with individuals as well as large groups across cultures.
  • Non-profit experience isn’t required.

Wild Card bonus. Nailing any one of these will surprise and delight:

  • Do you read scientific journals for fun?

  • What’s your favorite neo.life article?

  • Would you enjoy a long lunch discussing the intersection of Machine Learning and Biomedicine?

  • Do you want to change the world?

We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment. People of color, women, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and your resume to HR@immunomeproject.org

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Open Position: Independent Consultant Role

Functional Area: Finance & Administration

Consultant Type: Bookkeeper
Location: Remote
Hourly Rate: $35-42
Estimated hours a week: 10-12 hours
Posting Period: January 18
th to February 17th, 2023

About the Role:

The Organization is seeking a full-charge bookkeeper to oversee our financial data and compliance by maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and daily financial entries and reconciliations. This position reports directly to the leader of the Finance Team. The consultant must be proficient with QB Online. Skill with Word and Excel are also required. Experience with Dropbox and Expensify would be considered a plus or a commitment to learning Dropbox and Expensify software.

Consultant Scope of Work includes:

Daily

  • Managing, processing and archiving emails from internal and external partners; in your personal email account and in the accounts payable email account.
  • Monitoring cash receipts and cash disbursements activity in the bank accounts and reporting to Finance Director.
  • Updating filing in Dropbox. Maintaining good order and integrity of the Dropbox folders and files.

Weekly

  • Processing invoices and setting up payments in QB. Properly coding and classifying all disbursements. Attaching all invoices to bills in QuickBooks.
  • Preparing the weekly disbursements report in a timely manner for Finance and the Executive VP review.
  • Monitoring the AP subsidiary ledger to make sure it is accurate at all times in conjunction with a weekly review of the bank accounts.

Bi-weekly

  • Posting payroll and 401k activity. Reconciling the bi-weekly payroll to ADP.
  • Posting American Express charges to the QuickBooks file. Monitoring activity in American Express accounts.

Monthly

  • Reconciling all banking and other asset and liability accounts, maintaining all subsidiary ledgers and schedules, and closing monthly GL under supervision of Finance.
  • Managing Expensify and monthly expense reporting.

Annually

  • Assistance with preparation for the annual audit.

Expected Duration

Annual contract

HIP operates as an intense mission-driven organization trying to solve one of the most difficult and important scientific challenges of our time, so we seek someone who feels passion for our goal of transforming how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and find ways to extend and enhance the lives of eight billion people.

We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment. People of color, women, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and your resume to HR@immunomeproject.org

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Open Position: VP of Development

Location: Remote
Salary Range: $100,000 – $110,000

The VP of Development reports directly to the CEO while serving this mission-critical leadership role within the Human Immunome Project.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be to:

  • Identify promising funding sources with the capacity, passion, and vision to support HIP.
  • Design and develop a high impact development strategy.
  • Inform, engage, and develop these funding sources successfully as enabling financial supporters of the project.
  • Build credibility, transparency, and trust within the broader funding community to develop future, potential funders of HIP.
  • Manage donor relationships.
  • Accompany the CEO and others in meetings with donors, as appropriate.

In the future, the role may be responsible for building and leading a development team, but for now it will be an individual contributor role focused upon very well-defined financial development deliverables on behalf of HIP collaborating with outside consultants.

The position requires a confident, credible, inquisitive, communicative, successful and experienced development professional. The individual considered must demonstrate the confidence and personal demeanor that exude character, strategic acumen, humility, competence, and candor derived from notable achievement.

A more granular view of what constitutes the VP’s success would be:

  • Solidifies themselves as an integral, high-impact member of HVP’s leadership team.
  • Raises the funding necessary for HIP to fully execute on the plan according to the project steps outlined. They place a high value on building relationship with donors and to continually keeping them informed as to progress and project impact.
  • Provides significant input into overall strategic decisions at HIP.

In summary, the VP is part of a small, highly-committed team that successfully executes on the opportunity to harness the human immune system to enable people to live much healthier—and longer—lives.

Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree.
  • A minimum of ten years of development/fundraising experience including closure of 7-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals, from venture capital or early-stage funding entities, or other forms of high risk/high impact funders.
  • Proven experience as a leader/influencer of a successful, innovative initiative where entrepreneurial drive and an inherent sense of urgency are demonstrated.
  • Experience as a senior, contributing member of the leadership team of an organization with a successful fundraising track record.
  • A personal track record of experiences and successes that causes him/her to be an interesting, compelling individual for targeted donors to meet.
  • Experience in working with board members and/or volunteers in fundraising.

Skills:

  • Communicate breakthrough ideas and their impact on people based upon research and discovery.
  • Convey effectively the enormity of HIP’s vision along with its potential payoff for humankind.
  • Use available resources, identify and research prospects who have a potential interest in HIP.
  • Develop prospect strategies and the steps, both internal and external, that will lead to a successful outcome.
  • Prepare the CEO and others for activities and conversations to advance prospect relationship.
  • Ability to record and track multiple prospect initiatives accurately and thoughtfully.

Characteristics:

  • An executive presence and credibility that extends well beyond his/her functional skill set.
  • Shows a natural interest in scientific research and discovery.
  • Operates with a sense of partnership and is able to quickly become part of an evolving team. Serves as an active participant in the senior team and able to contribute to the formulation of strategy.
  • Sets a high bar for performance and models positive, winning behavior for all to see.
  • Places a high value on building trusting and transparent relationships both internally and externally.
  • Has the confidence and perspective to serve as a solid sounding board and business partner to balance HIP’s leadership team.

We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment. People of color, women, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and your resume to HR@immunomeproject.org

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Open Position: Database Intern

Location: Remote
Paid Internship

HIP maintains a comprehensive database of scientists, donors and partners from around the world. The Database Intern will assist HIP in the curation, cleaning and updating of the database. This paid, temporary, part-time position includes managing lit searches in key areas of global health, biotech and science.

Background:

  • Applicants must have a health or science background
  • Ideal for current master’s student
  • Detail oriented and responsive
  • Very familiar with Excel and/or databases, including structure
  • Very flexible hours
  • Remote work
  • $23 an hour

We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment. People of color, women, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and your resume to HR@immunomeproject.org