University of Pennsylvania RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-29863
Posted Job Title RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Gene Therapy Program
Posted to the Web 09/06/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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.
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/
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. 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.Our Vector Core is a state-of-the-art facility which provides vector-related materials and services in support of basic and translational research worldwide. The Vector Core is looking to add a Resource Technologist A(RTA) to the GLP Quality Control (QC) group.As an RTA, you will support IND-enabling studies and human phase I & II clinical trials, conducting and qualifying quality control assays under GLP conditions to determine the quality, quantity, and potency of viral-based vectors while following established protocols or standard operating procedures. You will also participate in technology transfer of new assays to contract manufacturing labs. In this role, you will report to the Associate Director of GLP QC and interact closely with the research QC, assay development and vector manufacturing groups at GTP.The assays and techniques that are frequently used in genome titer determination, infectivity, biodistribution, in vivo potency assays, endotoxin, purity assays and rcAAV are Mammalian Cell/Tissue Culture, qPCR, cell based potency assays, ELISA, western blots, and gels.Position is contingent on continued funding.
- Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Virology, or a related field and 0 to 1 year of relevant laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.* Mammalian Cell/Tissue culture experience strongly preferred* Experience conducting qPCR assays is preferred* Experience conducting non-PCR based assays, such as western analysis and potency assays, is a plus.* GLP laboratory environment is a plus.* Ability to work as part of a team* Excellent oral/written communication skills required
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