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.
We are on the hunt for a Director of Discovery Research to lead exploratory projects related to gene therapy.
As the Director of Discovery Research, you will oversee aspects of exploratory research at GTP at PENN. You will establish processes for mentoring and leading SRIs in research projects. You will supervise and manage a team of SRIs and technicians. In consultation with the Director of Gene Therapy, you will assess the programs that are brought into GTP for scientific research.
You will also be responsible for scientific research, working on exploratory projects. You will work in large interdisciplinary teams where you will perform design, optimization, and implementation of sophisticated experiments within specified timelines; provide cross-organizational support for the essential laboratory functions. You will work closely with GTP’s Project Managers to assure that the research program adheres to the work plan and stays within budget. You will contribute to writing/reviewing manuscripts, preparing presentations, establishing collaborations as well as writing/reviewing protocols and SOPs.
You should have in-vivo pharmacology expertise in preclinical discovery programs. The successful candidate will have extensive experience with vector design, molecular virology, and protein structures & functions.
Internal Number: 39563
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