Associate Director D

Pennsylvania, United States
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

This position will serve as the main operational point of contact for translational research programs associated with the laboratories of Aimee Payne and Mike Milone.

The position will support translation of cell and gene therapy clinical trials and will interact accordingly with the translational research, regulatory, clinical and laboratory groups at UPenn to prepare FDA submissions and to develop new protocols from the Payne and Milone laboratories. As assigned, the candidate will assist in managing relationships between the Payne and Milone laboratories with other academic laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies, and will participate in the  management of intellectual property relationships in collaboration with the Penn Center for Innovation. Specifically, candidate will assist in all operational and technical issues relating to the research and translational activities engaged by Cabaletta Bio with the Milone and Payne labs, and ensure optimal communication across stakeholders.

The Associate Director will participate in facility and contractual issues and will participate in budget management, planning and reporting for
specific projects assigned to the position. Candidate will also perform technical studies in support of manufacturing and translational milestones associated with assigned projects.

This position is contingent on funding.


A Bachelor's Degree and 5-7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  A Master's Degree or PhD and 7 years to 10 years is strongly preferred. Laboratory experience essential, and proven administrative, scientific and management skills are required. or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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.