Jan 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 looking for a Research Specialist B, that will be involved in planning, conducting and analyzing experiments aimed at development of new gene therapy methods & applications.

As a Research Specialist B, will provide technical support to enable our laboratory to function effectively and will adhere to standard procedures and guidelines. You may perform sample collections, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing of results. You will carry out experiments under the management of a supervising scientist to allow senior scientific personnel to concentrate on the more complex analytical processes in the laboratory. You will be expected to keep abreast of the work of other scientists within GTP and in the wider scientific community. Research Specialist is expected to keep up to date with external research carried out in their field of study.

Qualifications: B.A./B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or in adjacent field and 1-3 years of post degree bench laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; scientific background; working knowledge of commonplace molecular and cell biology techniques (molecular cloning, biochemical and cell based assays, animal); ability to learn new techniques; ability to follow existing protocols; ability to develop novel protocols and methods; outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills

Reference Number: 40-27823

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

Special Requirements:

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research

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