The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with 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.
We are currently looking Research Specialist B, to support research efforts in next generation capsid engineering/vector discovery.
As a Research Specialist B, you will work under the guidance of a Senior Scientist to collaboratively plan experiments. You will independently conduct assays and be able to perform analysis of the results directed towards the development of new gene therapy methods. You will provide aid in the preparation of presentations and writing of original manuscripts. You will be expected to keep a detailed, organized lab notebook. You will stay abreast of the work of the scientist within GTP as well as external research being conducted in the field.
Studies will involve both in vitro molecular biology, protein engineering, immunology, and biochemistry techniques including but not limited to cloning, PCR (primer design and ability to troubleshoot), tissue collection, cell culture, plasmid purification, and flow cytometry.
Joining GTP offers you the unique opportunity of seeing research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures.
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