Job Opening: Chief Executive Officer

Alcor Life Extension Foundation is accepting resumes for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This person will have overall responsibility for all of Alcor’s business activities at the Scottsdale facility and at all locations where these activities take place, including staffing, facilities, supplies, equipment, and finances to carry out these activities. This person will set yearly goals with the Alcor Board of Directors (Board) and report to the Board quarterly on accomplishments and milestones. The CEO will consult with and receive direction from the Board regarding major issues and decisions. The CEO’s operations, activities, and responsibilities include managing and overseeing the following:

  1. Patient Maintenance: Maintaining patients in appropriate cryonic storage conditions according to Alcor operating procedures, with zero deviation from Alcor-allowed tolerances; monitoring storage conditions to provide adequate warning of possible deviation from allowed tolerances; providing adequate backup of equipment, supplies, staff, and services to prevent any such deviation.
  2. Standby, Stabilization, and Transport: Managing and working closely with the Medical Response Director (MRD) in responding appropriately to member potential life- threatening situations or deaths per direction from the Deployment Committee. This includes being prepared for such deployments with adequately trained staff, equipment, and supplies, and establishing agreements where necessary with outside organizations (such as Suspended Animation and Interational Cryomedicine Experts), physicians, paramedics, EMT’s, etc., as necessary. It also includes coordinating volunteers who may assist with standby, stabilization, and transport and establishing relationships with hospitals, hospices organizations, funeral directors, etc.
  3. Cryopreservations: Overseeing the carrying out of cryopreservations of members with the highest possible quality according to Alcor procedures and member documented wishes, and transitioning members into patient maintenance.
  4. Fundraising: Engaging with the Alcor community and interested thought leaders to bring resources to Alcor, the Patient Care trust, the Endowment, the Research fund, and other projects that benefit the advancement of cryonics.
  5. Research: Working with the Research Committee to prioritize and oversee projects related to research and development in cryonics. These projects can include development efforts for equipment in the Alco facility, reviews of previous cases, funding third party projects in the cryobiology space, or anything else deemed important to the advancement of the science or practice of cryonics.
  6. Documentation: Documenting all Alcor member standby, stabilization, transport, and cryopreservation activities, primarily through case reports and Salesforce member database updates completed and/or published within 90 days of cryopreservation completion. It also includes documenting deployments which did not result in cryopreservation, actively maintaining and updating a complete “watch list” with
    information about members at near-term risk of requiring standby, and inquiring of members at least yearly in order to update their cryonics-pertinent medical information.
  7. Membership Activities: Managing prospect and member inquiries and member sign-up and support process and all related documentation, and maintaining and updating the Salesforce member database as well as all membership paper files. Also included is producing membership reports as requested by the Board and other staff, and providing membership statistics for regular periodic reports and for Alcor News.
  8. Finance and Accounting: Managing finance and accounting functions and reporting as they relate to operational activities, budgeting, and forecasting, and managing the Controller functions as they relate to these activities. (Operational finance and accounting is differentiated from Treasury functions, which manage investments and liaise regarding Alcor Care Trust activities.)
  9. All Building(s) and Facilities leased by Alcor
  10. Organizing, staffing and managing personnel to carry out operational activities, and developing, documenting, and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs on the Alcor Wiki) for all operations activities.
  11. Representing Alcor: In consultation with the Board, acting as the spokesperson, or designating someone to act as a spokesperson for Alcor to the media, public officials, or other people and organizations seeking information or official statements from Alcor, and at conferences and other outside gatherings.

Minimum job qualifications:

  • Regular Alcor cryopreservation membership and a demonstrable understanding of and long-term commitment to cryonics philosophy and principles
  • Basic understanding of Alcor’s history, structure, and operations, and basic understanding of cryonics technology and the cryopreservation process from standby to patient maintenance
  • Basic understanding of business operations principles and processes, including sales, fundraising, finance and accounting, legal, human resources, information technology, and asset management
  • At least three years of successful management experience in a commercial or non-profit organization, with direct responsibility for staff, budget, and management of some aspect of operations

Desirable qualifications:

  • Long-term Alcor membership
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a business, medical, or life sciences field
  • Working experience in a medical related field
  • Fundraising experience, preferably in a non-profit

Send resume and cover letter to: 

Max More talks cryonics on Theo Von podcast

A huge number of people still haven’t even heard about cryonics. Most of those who have understand little about it. I was therefore pleased when Theo Von invited me onto his podcast. His episodes bring between 250,000 and 1.6 million views. Theo has over 400 podcasts and you can find his standup special on Netflix.

We had a good chat, covering a wide range of issues around cryonics, over almost two hours. That amount of time meant we could cover a lot of ground. Within a few days of the podcast coming out, we had a tour from a person living in the Phoenix area who said he saw the podcast and had to come and take the tour.

(679) Dr. Max More | This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von #404

A-1132 became Alcor’s 196th patient in July 2022

A-1132, a whole body cryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in July 2022 in California. Suspended Animation, Inc. performed a standby and blood washout. SA transported the patient to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cryoprotectant perfusion was successfully completed.

A-2924 became Alcor’s 195th patient in July 2022

A-2924, a 73-year old whole body cryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in July 2022 in Indiana. I.C.E. performed a field cryoprotection of the brain and transported the patient’s entire body back to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A-3525 became Alcor’s 194th patient in June 2022

A-3525, a 58-year-old whole body cryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in June 2022 in Florida, USA. Suspended Animation, Inc. carried out a standby and blood washout and transported the patient to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cryoprotective perfusion was attempted but was unsuccessful.

A-3523 became Alcor’s 193rd patient in June 2022

A-3523, a 74-year-old neurocryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in June 2022 in Florida, USA. Suspended Animation, Inc. performed a field washout. The patient was transported back to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona where neuroseparation took place. Cryoprotective perfusion was performed using the field-style bladders to control the cryoprotectant ramp.

A-3434 became Alcor’s 191st patient in February 2022

A-3434, a 90-year old neurocryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in February 2022 in California, USA. There was a standby and stabilization began promptly. A field cryoprotection was performed and the patient transported to Alcor on water ice. A-3434 was Alcor’s 191st patient.

A-1118 became Alcor’s 192nd patient in May 2022

A-1118, an 81-year-old neurocryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in May 2022 in Indiana, USA. I.C.E. performed a standby with full medications and stabilization and field cryoprotection and transported the patient to Alcor on dry ice. A-1118 is Alcor’s 192nd patient.

Job Opening: Medical Response Director

Alcor Life Extension Foundation is seeking a Medical Response Director (MRD) to join our high-functioning team. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the MRD is responsible for the postmortem stabilization and transport of Alcor patients to Scottsdale, Arizona. The MRD will coordinate with Alcor staff and contractors to enhance existing Standby, Stabilization, and Transport (SST) processes. The MRD will ensure that equipment is properly maintained for emergency deployment and that the highest quality of care is delivered to our patients.

The MRD will collect appropriate data and ensure detailed, timely field reports are written. The MRD will be responsible for recruiting medically-skilled contractors, supervising the certification process for contractors, and implementing national and international training sessions. The MRD will work with Alcor personnel, external physicians, scientists, and consultants to ensure that procedures reflect the best available medical and scientific knowledge.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and maintain contact with Alcor member’s physician or medical facility upon terminal diagnosis and track member’s condition.
  • Collaborate with Deployment Committee to determine when to activate the SST Team.
  • Organize and oversee standby process, in which technicians wait to perform post-mortem stabilization procedures.
  • Establish contact with local funeral homes to assist in stabilization and transport preparations.
  • Interact with patients, families, and local medical personnel after pronouncement of legal death.
  • Ensure timely application of Alcor’s SST protocol; which includes surface cooling, medication administration, cardiopulmonary support, airway management, and blood washout.
  • Supervise patient transport to Scottsdale, Arizona and assist in Alcor’s operating room.
  • Prepare detailed field reports on the care provided to the patient after transport is concluded.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Healthcare related college degree and/or Paramedic
  • 3+ years of experience in a healthcare field.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations and compliance with the Privacy Rule.
  • Capable of lifting, minimally, 50 lbs.
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and must be comfortable with end of life process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (specifically critical care) or Certified Perfusionist.
  • 5+ years of experience in a healthcare field.
  • 3+ years managerial experience.

Travel is approximately 30%.

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Member Profile: Robert A. Freitas Jr.

Robert A. Freitas Jr.

Robert A. Freitas Jr.’s member profile from Cryonics 2nd Quarter 2022 has been added to the website.

Freitas is the author of the 700-page book Cryostasis Revival: The Recovery of Cryonics Patients Through Nanomedicine and many other books and papers on molecular nanotechnology. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing and serves on the Alcor Scientific Advisory Board.

See Robert A. Freitas Jr.’s Member Profile.

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