SR RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR, DISCOVERY PROJECT LEAD
Duties: The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) and Orphan Disease Center (ODC) are 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. Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria.
We are currently looking for Senior Research Investigator (SRI), Discovery Research Project Lead, to lead research efforts in the areas of next generation AAV vector design and genome editing.
As a SRI, Discovery Research Project Lead, you will lead projects that are involved in the development of next generation AAV vectors and/or genome editing. In each case, you will be working in the setting of large interdisciplinary teams, where you will function independently in the execution of the experiments but will need to work collaboratively with other team members. Working independently, you will perform design, optimization and implementation of complex experiments within specified timelines; provide cross-organizational support for the essential laboratory functions, including effective management of laboratory resources, and participation in maintenance of centralized reagents; will work closely with GTP's Project Managers to assure that the translational research program adheres to the work plan and stays within budget; contribute to writing/reviewing manuscripts, preparing presentations, establishing collaborations as well as writing/reviewing protocols and SOPs.
This position offers the opportunity to interface broadly internal & external stakeholders including representatives of GTP's biopharmaceutical collaborators. 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.
Qualifications: PhD / MD / DVM degree in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, gene therapy, protein engineering, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience as a staff scientist in biopharmaceutical research working in project teams and serving in a leadership role within these teams are 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 analyses.
Reference Number: 40-25884
Salary Grade: RES
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
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.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research