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Duties: 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 currently on the hunt for a Project Manager (PM) to support our gene therapy research.

As a PM, you will manage the projects of 1 or more sponsors for GTP. You will act as the chair for internal projects by managing project objectives & timelines, hosting project meetings, generating meeting agendas and notes, distribute actionable items, and draft project budgets. You will be the liaison to our external sponsor project leaders and facilitate responses to sponsor questions and pro-actively identify critical path issues, make recommendations to resolve misalignments, and mediate non-alignment between multiple functional units. In consultation with Regulatory Affairs, you will draft, review, and submit regulatory filings associated with each Project Team. You will coordinate timely preparation and submission of technical progress reports and applications to sponsor. You will review these submissions to ensure the integrity of the data and partner with Study Director to resolve technical/data issues with these submissions.

These higher level administrative functions require outstanding interpersonal skills, insight into technical, finance and operational issues, and experience necessary to mediate disputes.

Qualifications: The minimum of a Master's degree (life sciences or molecular biology desired) and 3 to 5 years of applicable experience, preferably in scientific project management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Ph.D. is highly preferred. A candidate with a solid and relevant background in science and little to no direct project management experience will also be considered. PM certification is desired. Ability to interact professionally with the principal internal investigators, as well as external academic, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. Ability to work with all levels within the organization from senior management to technicians. Ability to work independently and to perform well under pressure and embrace dynamic environment. Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent oral & written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Strong computer/technology skills including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project (or other similar Project Management tools).

Reference Number: 40-27334

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

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Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 11/15/2017
Application Due: 11/15/2018
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