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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A, Histology
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job 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. GTP is a complex R&D organization consisting of research laboratories supported by multiple core functions which provide internal capacity to perform gene transfer studies from basic research through Phase 1 proof-of-concept human trials.
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 â˜go-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.
Our Cell Morphology Core is currently looking to add a Research Specialist â Histology to assist in research studies of gene therapy efficacy and perform toxicology studies for IND submissions.
As a Research Specialist Aâ Histology, you will be assisting individual projects as assigned by the Core Director using either standard protocols, performing paraffin and cryoâsectioning, special stains, immunostaining, histochemistry, in situ hybridization, and other morphologic techniques. You will participate in animal necropsies to harvest tissues, microscopy and image analysis using morphometric software, and organize and archive tissue samples and reagents. Also, you will be involved in GLP Toxicology, INDâenabling studies.
Joining GTP offers scientific professionals with unique opportunity to contribute to research that will go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could oneâday lead to cures.
Research Specialist A: B.A./B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or in an adjacent field and 0 to 1 year of post-degree bench laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Scientific background; working knowledge of commonplace molecular and cell biology techniques (molecular cloning, biochemical and cell based assays, animal); ability to learn new techniques; ability to follow existing protocols; ability to develop novel protocols and methods; outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills. Prior experience in the field of gene therapy is desirable.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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Internal Number: JR00012349
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