Core Program Manager, Immunology

Job description

Job location: Translational Research Laboratories

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-17
Req: JR00011460
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Posted Job Title

Core Program Manager, Immunology

Job Profile Title

Manager Research Project B

Job Description Summary

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, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that produces research grade through GMP vector lots, a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria and a specialized Immunology Core operating under GLP.

Job Description

Our Immunology Core is on the hunt for Core Program Manager to manage core operations and resources.

As the Core Program Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining a Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) lab environment in collaboration with the Core Director. In addition, you will schedule technician's workload, review data and interact with GTP's Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) on a regular basis. You will also share the roll of managing the Core's complex portfolio made up of externally sponsored research agreements and master testing agreements as well as internal GTP and ODC funded research projects. These responsibilities will include facilitating sample receipt and storage, scheduling the testing of samples and meeting agreed upon deadlines for data reporting. Data generated by the Core uses standard operating procedures (SOPs) and validated instruments and equipment as part of the GLP environment. This position will also entail the review, generation and revision of relevant laboratory SOPs as well as conducting and facilitating the maintenance and validation of all equipment and Core-specific facilities.

Position is contingent on continued funding.


The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of progressive experience, preferably in a GLP environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The candidate shall also have knowledge in assay development to advance assays from their early development stages to fully validated GLP test systems. Familiarity with immunological assays is essential, especially those used in pre-clinical screening and clinical trials. The candidate must be completely versed in all laboratory practices associated with immunology testing and familiar with the handling of biological materials in a laboratory setting. Excellent oral and written communication as well as interpersonal skills are essential in this highly collaborative, fast-paced scientific environment.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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Posted: 10/19/2019
Application Due: 2/3/2020
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