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Posted Job Title
Lab Services Assistant D
Job Profile Title
Laboratory Services Assistant D
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.Â
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 âœgo-toâ 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. Â
We are currently looking for a Lab Services Assistant to work with the lab operations group to help streamline our internal processes and make them more effective. You will perform routine first level review of various lab operations functions including equipment management, GLP compliance, lab safety practices, and chemical inventory. You will also be trained to perform routine maintenance on equipment and provide on-site coordination of vendors performing calibrations, validations and repairs. The position will require extensive amounts of document review.Â Â
â¢ High School Diploma with 3 to 5 years of direct laboratory experience, including experience in laboratory operations (preferably in the biological sciences). â¢ 2+ years experience working in a GLP or other regulated environment â¢ 1+ years experience maintaining scientific equipment (Biosafety cabinet; CO2 incubators; -80C freezers, centrifuges, etc.) Â â¢ Extensive experience with document review and working with databases. â¢ Experience with standard biosafety practices. â¢ Precise attention to detail. â¢ Clear and effective written and oral communication skills. â¢ Outstanding organizational and time management skills. â¢ Customer service oriented with the ability to deal with multiple constituencies (researchers, technicians, vendors, etc.). â¢ Must thrive in a team environment.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$17.58 - $31.65
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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.
Internal Number: JR00009723
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