PRECLINICAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Jan 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is 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.

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 looking to add a Pre-Clinical Program Coordinator, who will work with teams focused on biological therapeutics from early-stage research, IND enabling GLP studies, and clinical trials through BLA submission.

As the Pre-clinical Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for two significant areas of biologic sample collection for Translational Research programs. With an understanding of the multiple projects in the pipeline you will be the central core project coordinator, where you will forecast, plan, and maintain an integrated work/sample collection schedule. You will collect samples at necropsy procedures, appropriately store, retrieve and distribute samples to the appropriate Core groups while documenting each step according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). With dozens of ongoing studies with varied sample collection and distribution requirements, a detailed and carefully planned schedule is essential to compliance and meeting timelines. You will advise project leads on the status of various projects and may recommend which projects require a more urgent sample distribution. You will review SOP of external CROs and vendors to ensure the appropriateness of the site for GLP practices.

This position requires attention to detail and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with multiple teams internally including Immunology, Translational Research, Histology, and Assay Development, as well as interaction with external vendors. You must be self-motivated, and able to work independently.

Qualifications: * The minimum of a Bachelor's degree in life science and 3 to 5 years of relevant research/laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master's degree preferred.
* Skilled use of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) in addition to LIMS systems, barcode labels is required.
* Previous Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) training and experience working under GLP conditions highly desired.
* Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively to achieve goals required
* Excellent oral/written communication skills required

Reference Number: 40-27550

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

Special Requirements:

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research

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