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PRECLINICAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27550
Posted Job Title PRECLINICAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Gene Therapy Program
Posted to the Web 01/19/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8am-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties

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 to add a Pre-Clinical Program Coordinator, who will work with teams focused on biological therapeutics from early-stage research, IND enabling GLP studies, and clinical trials through BLA submission.

As the Pre-clinical Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for two significant areas of biologic sample collection for Translational Research programs. With an understanding of the multiple projects in the pipeline you will be the central core project coordinator, where you will forecast, plan, and maintain an integrated work/sample collection schedule. You will collect samples at necropsy procedures, appropriately store, retrieve and distribute samples to the appropriate Core groups while documenting each step according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). With dozens of ongoing studies with varied sample collection and distribution requirements, a detailed and carefully planned schedule is essential to compliance and meeting timelines. You will advise project leads on the status of various projects and may recommend which projects require a more urgent sample distribution. You will review SOP of external CROs and vendors to ensure the appropriateness of the site for GLP practices.

This position requires attention to detail and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with multiple teams internally including Immunology, Translational Research, Histology, and Assay Development, as well as interaction with external vendors. You must be self-motivated, and able to work independently.

Qualifications
  • The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in life science and 3 to 5 years of relevant research/laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master’s degree preferred.
    * Skilled use of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) in addition to LIMS systems, barcode labels is required.
    * Previous Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) training and experience working under GLP conditions highly desired.
    * Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively to achieve goals required
    * Excellent oral/written communication skills required
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.

Special Requirements
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34030

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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
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    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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Optional Documents
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