SR RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR, MOTOR NEURON
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), Translational Research, to work in one of several therapeutic areas such as motor neuron, neurodegenerative, and/or therapeutic antibodies.
As a SRI, Translational Research, you will be involved in translation research projects in one or more therapeutic areas. 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 in vitro and in vivo experiments in rodents and NHP 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; 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 internally & externally with diverse functional areas. 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: Minimum of 5 years of experience after the completion of the PhD degree in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, gene therapy, protein engineering, or related fields required. Research at GTP requires knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines including molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry, virology, immunology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Experience in vivo studies strongly preferred. 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: 40-26290
Salary Grade: RES
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research