Director C (Hematology/Oncology Dept.)

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Director C (Hematology/Oncology Dept.)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Director C (Hematology/Oncology Dept.)

Job Profile Title
Director C

Job Description Summary
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to supervise and manage the Stem Cell and Xenograft Core (SCXC) of the University of Pennsylvania. The Core facility is a hybrid core that incorporates both xenotransplantation studies and tissue banking of hematologic malignancies. The Director will oversee a staff of 8-10 individuals. The Director will have primary responsibility for all programmatic and operational issues for the SCXC. The Director will interact with faculty and research sponsors to implement pre-clinical models and facilitate pre-clinical studies including pre-IND studies. The Director will serve as contact for all faculty and research sponsors interested in developing xenotransplantaion studies. The Director will supervise the collection, cryopreservation and distribution of samples from a large tissue bank of samples from patients with hematologic malignancies. This person will oversee all operational issues associated with the animal colony. This person will be responsible for all regulatory (IRB, IACUC, EHRS) compliance and fiscal management of the SCXC.

Master's Degree and 5 to 7 years or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Preferred Ph.D. or equivalent degree and 10 years of experience. Experience with xenotranplantion models including human tumor tissue transplant models is essential. The individual must have detailed knowledge of stem cell biology, translational research and experience with pre-clinical models. Experience in laboratory management including academic experience is necessary. The individual must be a leader capable of working with a diverse constituency of faculty, administrators, staff, regulatory agencies and research sponsors. Proven scientific skills as demonstrated by scientific publications is essential. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills are necessary. Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices preferred.


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$72,837.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 11/25/2020
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