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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist C
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C
Job Description Summary
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 Research Specialist C, to support research efforts in the areas of infantile epilepsies and other CNS disease models As a Research Specialist C, you will collaboratively plan and independently conduct/ analyze experiments aimed at the development of new gene therapy methods/applications; you will work independently but will carry out experiments under the management of a supervising scientist enable 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 scientists within GTP, external research being conducted in the same field; and you will help in the preparations of presentations and in writing of original manuscripts. Studies will involve both in vitro and in vivo molecular biology/biochemistry techniques including but not limited to cloning, isolations, PCR, ELISA, animal/colony handling/maintenance, and dissection. Joining GTP offers scientific professionals the unique opportunity of seeing their research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures. Position is contingent on continued funding.
B.A./B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or in adjacent field with strong scientific background and 3-5 years of post-degree bench laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required Experience with Molecular Biology, Biochemistry techniques/assays (cloning, PCR, ELISA, animal/colony handling/maintenance, and dissection) and experience with small animal neurobehavioral assays a must! Must be willing to learn new techniques involving molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry, virology, immunology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Must have the ability to follow existing and ability to develop novel protocols and methods; Outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills required Prior experience in the field of gene therapy is desirable.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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Internal Number: JR00005271
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