Process Development Scientist, Gene Therapy Department
Translational Research Laboratories
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Posted Job Title
Process Development Scientist (Gene Therapy Dept.)
Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project A
Job Description Summary
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.
The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the “go-to” organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.
Our Vector Core is a state-of-the-art facility which provides vector-related materials and services in support of basic and translational research worldwide, producing vectors in support of IND-enabling research, conduct GLP assays, oversee CMO's in vector production and is expanding to conduct state-of-the art process development.
We are looking for a Process Development Scientist, to lead process development projects for upstream and/or downstream manufacturing for viral vectors.
As Process Development Scientist, you be a subject matter expert in upstream or downstream manufacturing. You will independently lead lab studies to develop upstream or downstream manufacturing processes. Experiments will be performed to identify and define critical process parameters and critical attribute parameters. You will work design and scale-out vector processes, and support process characterization, as well as draft documentation for regulatory. You will also lead process optimization studies as needed. You will development and update process protocols/SOP's and batch records. You will direct the technology transfer of new or updated processes to the manufacturing group. You will train and mentor junior staff.
You will work both independently and as part of a team to accomplish project goals within specified timelines. Successful candidates will have a familiarity with upstream and downstream biologics manufacturing, tissue culture, column chromatography and other purification processes.
MS Degree in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, or related disciplines + 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
Must have experience in mammalian cell culture, tangential flow filtration, and/or column chromatography required
Experience in biologics manufacturing preferred
Knowledge of process development concepts for biological manufacturing; basic principles of various engineering disciplines required
Ability to operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment
Must be an independent thinker, meticulous, detail oriented, and analytical
Must be highly motivated, have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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