Senior IACUC Specialist
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Posted Job Title
Senior IACUC Specialist
Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project C
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.
The Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM) is currently looking for an IACUC Specialist.
Under the Supervision of the Director, PCM , Veterinary & Clinical Support, the IACUC Specialist has responsibility for advising and assisting researchers within the Gene Therapy Program (GTP) with IACUC protocol procedure design, approval, and implementation including amendments and de novo protocols, to evaluate gene therapies while incorporating the 3 Rs of research (refine, reduce, replace); developing, implementing, and running a post-approval monitoring program across small and large animal programs; reviewing and revising GTP SOPs to be in accordance with approved IACUC procedures and University policies; and finally ensuring that GTP is in compliance with regulations governing humane and ethical treatment and use of laboratory animals. CPIA required.
This position requires strong organizational skills, diplomacy and accuracy to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Joining GTP offers professionals with unique opportunity to provide support services for discovery and translational research that could one day lead to cures for devastating diseases.
- Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline and at least 5-7 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience in the area of pre-clinical pharmacology or toxicology testing performed under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP; 21CFR, Part 58) or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
- CPIA required
- USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment preferred
- Ability to obtain DEA registration.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.
- Experience conducting research in a USDA or FDA regulated environment preferred.
- Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) preferred.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$72,837.00 - $138,391.00
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