Analytical Development Associate Scientist
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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 Assay Development Associate Scientist, to support the characterization and/or release of vector products for research, IND-enabling studies and phase I human clinical trials.
As Analytical Development Associate Scientist, you will execute assay development/optimization for common molecular and cell based assays. Applying scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, you will troubleshoot and refine methods and assays, taking research grade assays and develop them into our standardized assay format, following established protocols and novel methods. You will also assist Assist with assay qualification and validation as well as assist with the technology transfer of new/update assays to QC testing groups.
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 molecular, cell-based, and plaque assays as well as mammalian cell culture.
- BS Degree in Biochemistry, Biology, or related disciplines + 5 to 7 years of relevant experience.
- Must have experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular, cell-based, and plaque assays.
- Knowledge of assay development concepts for biological testing helpful
- 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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