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Description

Job location: Translational Research Laboratories


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-12-03
Req: JR00013663
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.


Posted Job Title

Director, Translational Oncology Research


Job Profile Title

Director D


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.

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.


Job Description

Due to expansion, GTP is looking for a new Director, Translational Oncology Research to lead gene therapy translational research projects, contribute to the strategic growth of our oncology gene therapy pipeline.


As the Director, Translational Oncology Research, in consultation with the PI of Gene Therapy Program, you will assess the rare oncology programs that are brought into GTP for scientific research. You will identify and develop new gene therapy strategies to treat oncology indications, establishing project plans, protocols, and project resourcing. You will design, optimize and implement complex experiments; develop and optimize novel therapeutics in animal disease models. You will establish processes for mentoring Senior Research Investigators(SRI) in oncology research projects so that they can function independently within GTP when using standard tools, directly oversee/manage a team of SRIs & technicians. You will promote investigator directed activities through presentations at key scientific meetings, emerging as an academic leader in gene therapy related to Oncology research as evidenced by seminars at national meetings and peer-reviewed papers in scholarly journals. You will develop and maintain relationships with key internal & external opinion leaders and investigators, companies, academic laboratories and primary customers regarding advances in the field, collaborative studies, and product-related issues & needs.


You should have in-vivo pharmacology expertise for pre-clinical translational programs as well as expertise in testing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for oncology disease models. Research experience in CNS malignancy models would be helpful.


This position offers the opportunity to interface broadly internally & externally with diverse functional areas. Joining GTP offers scientific professionals the unique opportunity of seeing their research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures.


Due to expansion, GTP is looking for a new Director, Translational Oncology Research to lead gene therapy translational research projects, contribute to the strategic growth of our oncology gene therapy pipeline.

As the DIrector, Translational Oncology Research, in consultation with the PI of Gene Therapy Program, you will assess the rare oncology programs that are brought into GTP for scientific research. You will identify and develop new gene therapy strategies to treat oncology indications, establishing project plans, protocols, and project resourcing. You will design, optimize and implement complex experiments; develop and optimize novel therapeutics in animal disease models. You will establish processes for mentoring Senior Research Investigators(SRI) in oncology research projects so that they can function independently within GTP when using standard tools, directly oversee/manage a team of SRIs & technicians. You will promote investigator directed activities through presentations at key scientific meetings, emerging as an academic leader in gene therapy related to Oncology research as evidenced by seminars at national meetings and peer-reviewed papers in scholarly journals. You will develop and maintain relationships with key internal & external opinion leaders and investigators, companies, academic laboratories and primary customers regarding advances in the field, collaborative studies, and product-related issues & needs.

You should have in-vivo pharmacology expertise for preclinical translational programs as well as expertise in testing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for oncology disease models. Research experience in CNS malignancy models would be helpful.

This position offers the opportunity to interface broadly internally & externally with diverse functional areas. Joining GTP offers scientific professionals the unique opportunity of seeing their research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures.


Qualifications:

- Ph. D. in Neuroscience, Oncology, Gene Therapy or related major and 5-7 of translational research experience required
- Extensive experience working with animal models required
- Research experience in CNS malignancy models strongly preferred
- Industry experience helpful but not required
- GLP experience helpful but not required
must be a self-starter but also have a strong desire to contribute and work collaboratively to achieve goals
- Must have a track record of success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
- Must be a highly functioning, detail-oriented, and analytical candidate who can think strategically
- Excellent oral/written communication skills required


Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine


Pay Range

$88,861.00 - $168,837.00


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
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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