Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27454
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org CI-Center for Cellular Immunotherapy
Posted to the Web 11/30/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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.

School/Center Overview

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 reports to the CCI Director for Translational Sciences Operations to support CCI initiated Clinical Trials. This position is providing support in translational, regulatory, and operational aspects for the initiation, conduct, overseeing, and data analysis of CCI Trials, to provide leadership and management to move candidate gene therapy products into the clinic. The clinical trials include first in humans through Phase II clinical development. The Scientific Program Manager will work in a highly cross-functional environment to cultivate relationships with Penn internal and external (other institutions, foundations, and bio pharmaceutical) groups, with CCI functional groups to determine the progress and check points for moving new targets into clinical studies, or for completion of human samples analysis, or for coordinating the optimization of cell product manufacturing processes. The Scientific Program Manager will also interact with clinical personnel for the development of clinical protocols and other regulatory documents. The Scientific Program Manager will provide project specific leadership driving trial timelines, and participate in the management of intellectual property. More specifically, the Scientific Program Manager will be involve in generating and driving the regulatory strategy and potentially serving as IND sponsor designee, summarize preclinical data for regulatory submissions, prepare regulatory documentation, author and contribute to scientific and clinical manuscript development.


The minimum of a Masters degree and 3 to 5 years of accumulated experience in cancer biology and /or translational research for oncology applications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. PhD is a plus. Laboratory experience is essential. Strong writing, analytical, and communication skills are mandatory. Familiar with GLP, ability to accurately work under deadline pressure, administrative, and managerial skills are preferred. Superior computer skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint project, graphics, and a reference manager are required. Position is contingent upon funding.

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.

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