Senior Research Investigator, Oncology, Gene Therapy Program
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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.
Due to continued growth of our program, we are searching for a new Senior Research Investigator (SRI) to collaborate on gene therapeutic development research projects to treat or cure rare oncology targets, performing both theoretical and bench research.
As an SRI, in collaboration with your Research Director, you will execute on designed work plans. You may take the lead some related projects. In each case, you will be working in the setting of large interdisciplinary teams, where you will function independently in the execution of in vitro and in vivo experiments while working cross-functionally with core labs and resources. With oversight of the Research Director, you will perform design, optimize, and implement complex experiments within specified timelines. You will work closely with the research director to assure that the research program adheres to the work plan and stays within budget. Also, you will have the opportunity to present research externally and you may contribute to writing/reviewing manuscripts, protocols, and SOPs.
Qualified candidates will have expertise with in vitro and in vivo experiments as well as a background various disease models, including neuro-invasive tumors and other solid tumor targets.
Joining GTP offers scientific professionals the unique opportunity of seeing their research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures.
Top Candidates will possess:
- Ph. D. / MD / DVM degree in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, virology, protein engineering, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience required.
- Experience working in industry preferred, but not required.
- The successful candidate must thrive in a team environment, have excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment, and proficiency with standard methods of data analysis.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$35,568.00 - $204,000.00
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