Sample Coordinator, QC Testing

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
08 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2021
Ref
JR00019182
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Sample Coordinator, QC Testing

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist 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.

Job Description

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. 

Due to the growth of our program, the Vector Core is looking to add a Sample Coordinator to support the Analytics teams.

In this new position, Sample Coordinator, you will oversee sample management for the Analytics team, including sample receipt, inventorying, tracking, and shipment to external Contract Manufacturing Organizations for testing. You will work closely with the GLP QC team members, Research QC team members, and the Assay Development team members within Analytics, as well as the Quality Assurance Unit and will aid in the development and implementation of new systems for sample management. In addition, you will be receive training to conduct analytical assays and contribute to the testing needs for the GLP QC group.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 0-3 year of experience in a role within Life Sciences preferred
  • Independent thinker with a track record of working collaboratively to achieve goals
  • Highly functioning, detail-oriented, and analytical mindset required
  • GLP experience preferred but not required
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills required

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of 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.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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