Lab Resources Manager, Gene Therapy Department

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
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.

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

We are currently looking for a Lab Resources Manager to support lab management, inventory control, lab safety and equipment maintenance/operations.  

As the Lab Resources Manager, you will assist in managing receiving, storage, and distribution of supplies and enhance the process of organizing supplies and maintain order in the stockrooms. You will monitor the site for safety compliance and oversee chemical and biowaste programs. You will work in coordination with the Associate Director of Lab Operations to oversee equipment operations and maintenance. You will provide training and supervision to a small team of Lab Services Technicians. You will also assist other members of the team and perform tasks as assigned (including biohazardous waste collection, autoclaving runs, lab gas management, package distribution etc.)


  • An Associate's degree and 3 to 5 years of direct laboratory experience, including experience in laboratory operations (preferably in the biological sciences).
  • 3+ years experience maintaining scientific equipment (Biosafety cabinet; CO2 incubators; -80C freezers, centrifuges, etc.)  preferred.
  • Experience with working with databases.
  • Precise attention to detail.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Customer service oriented with the ability to deal with multiple constituencies (faculty, technicians, vendors, University departments, etc.).
  • Must thrive in a team environment.
  • Preferred: Experience with Access databases.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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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