ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF IMMUNOLOGY
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.
Our Immunology Core is on the hunt for an Associate Director of Immunology to manage core operations, staff, and resources.
As the Associate Director, you will be responsible for supervising Immunology Core personnel (6) in collaboration with the Director working in a good laboratory practices (GLP) environment. You will be scheduling workload, reviewing data generated and writing reports; manage the increasing immunology core responsibilities associated with its sponsored research agreements (SRAs) as well as its research projects with collaborating investigators; contribute to the design, direction, performance, and results of laboratory assays and evaluate immune responses in subjects enrolled in gene therapy clinical trials; generate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and validate instruments and assays under GLP.
In addition, you will work with the Core Director and GTP Lead Scientists studying mechanisms of immune activation in the setting of gene therapy and therapeutic vaccines.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: The minimum of a Master's degree and 5-7 years progressive experience, preferably in a GMP/GLP environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. PhD is preferred. The candidate shall also have the requisite knowledge to advance assays from their early development stages to fully-validated GLP test systems. Complete familiarity with immunological assays is essential, especially those used in pre-clinical screening and clinical trials. The candidate must be completely versed in all laboratory practices associated with immunology testing and familiar with the handling of biological materials in the laboratory setting. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skill are essential in this highly collaborative scientific environment.
Reference Number: 40-26075
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration