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.
Our Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM) is looking for Staff Vet to serve as a clinical, technical and scientific resource for GTP and ensure the humane care of laboratory animals.
As a Staff Vet, you will contribute to the advancement of gene therapy research programs for the treatment of genetic disorders and orphan disease by providing veterinary clinical care to a wide variety of laboratory animal species, maintaining the physical and psychological health of the animals. You will provide diagnostic and surgical services (anesthesia monitoring and post-operative recovery and care), implement all aspects of research study activities within PCM, study-related observations, sample collections, and data collection. Assist in the development of animal care/use protocols (IACUC) and participate in the design/implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the animal care program, and also maintaining compliance with all protocols, SOP's, and federal, state, and local regulations. You will assist in preventative medicine programs, including health monitoring, quarantine, and diagnostic lab activities.
*Contribute to the advancement of Gene Therapies for treatment of genetic disorders and orphan diseases
*Provide veterinary medical care to wide variety of laboratory animal species
*Provide diagnostic and surgical services, including anesthesia monitoring and post-operative recovery and care
*Implement all aspects of research study activities within the Animal Models Core including, study-related observations, sample collection, data collection
*Assist in development of animal care and use protocols
*Participate in the design and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the animal care program
*Ensure compliance with approved animal care and use and study protocols
*Assist in preventive medicine programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities
*Assist in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
*Perform other related duties as assigned
Qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited Veterinary School required; Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state required with 0 to 3 years of laboratory animal research care/research required.
Board eligibility of American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine required, DACLAM preferred.
Technical experience working with multiple lab animal species (rodent, cat, dog, pig, NHP) strongly preferred.
Experience in a Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) environment preferred, but not required
Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AALAC) strongly preferred
Superior communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills required.
Reference Number: 40-27686
Salary Grade: MED
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
Job Family: J-Technical/Professional Medicine/Health