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JR00035872 University Overview
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Associate Director, Large Animal Resourcing (Gene Therapy Program-Program for Comparative Medicine)Job Profile Title
Associate Director EJob Description Summary
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.
Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.Job Description
We are currently looking for an Associate Director, Large Animal Resourcing.
Under the Supervision of the Senior Director of the Program for Comparative Medicine, the Associate Director, Large Animal Resourcing, has the following responsibilities to support a rapidly expanding GTP large animal program: securing and coordinating import/delivery of large animals for the Program for Comparative Medicine in order to progress critical large animal research by instituting and managing contracts with large animal vendors to ensure a reliable, healthy, and consistent large animal supply; working with GTP veterinarians to source and screen animals based on veterinarian-defined health criteria for each species; managing external collaborations and contract agreements that involve the use of large animals on behalf of the GTP including working with GTP and collaborator research directors to design studies, coordination of sample shipment/exchange, implementation and follow-through of study design, processing and handling invoices, and defining/updating/modifying timelines; ensuring compliance with regulations governing humane and ethical treatment and use of laboratory animals (USDA, AAALAC, OLAW, etc) by performing both routine and for cause audits of GTP animal suppliers and collaborating institutions/organizations utilizing large animals; assisting and advising research directors with large animal model development and breeding both on-site and offsite, across multiple species. Candidate should have a minimum of 5-7 years in lab animal resourcing.
Job Location - City, State
- Bachelor's Degree is required.
- At least 5-7 years in the lab animal field including large animal breeding and resourcing is required.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.
- Experience conducting research in a USDA or FDA regulated environment is required.
- Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC).
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$72,837.00 - $138,391.00
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