Associate or Full Professor Specializing in Cell and Gene Therapy

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Ref
75356
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Description
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate Professor or Full Professor position in the tenure track. The successful applicant will have experience in fundamental research advancing cell or gene therapy technologies in cell and animal model systems. Applicants must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education. 

Teaching responsibilities may include teaching and mentoring of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other trainees.

For candidates with an M.D., clinical responsibilities may include providing inpatient and outpatient care to pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include maintaining an active research program.  Successful applicants will have evidence of sustained federal funding and demonstrated success in one or more aspects of cell and gene therapy, with examples including virology, vectorology, and bio-engineering.

The research environment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania more broadly benefits from an integrated campus and provides abundant opportunities for cross disciplinary collaboration with world-class investigators.

The primary faculty appointment will be in a department in the Perelman School of Medicine that provides the best scientific fit, based at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Should the applicant advance technologies from the preclinical to the clinical stage, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania have a robust infrastructure to produce clinical-grade viral vectors and cell therapies and have well-developed administrative structures to meet complex regulatory requirements.

A generous recruitment package as well as excellent institutional and core research resources will be provided for the right candidate.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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