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Company: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Reference Number 40-31537 Posted Job Title DIRECTOR, LIVER METABOLICS RESEARCH School Name Perelman School of Medicine Org DM-Gene Therapy Program Posted to the Web 04/03/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 030 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 8am - 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. Duties 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. Due to significant growth, we are looking to add a Director, Liver Metabolics Research to lead a translational research team on projects related to orphan diseases. As the Director, Liver Metabolics Research, you will oversee all aspects of translational research in liver-related diseases at GTP. You will establish processes for mentoring and leading SRIs in translational research projects. You will supervise and manage a team of SRIs and technicians. In consultation with the Director of the Gene Therapy Program, you will assess the rare disease programs that are brought into GTP for scientific research. You should have in-vivo pharmacology expertise for preclinical translational programs as well as experience in testing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for liver metabolic diseases. 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 Master's Degree in the field of molecular biology, virology, pharmacology or related field, and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of direct laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ph.D. strongly preferred. Extensive knowledge of life science research in both academic and bio-pharmaceutical settings Self-starter but also a strong desire to contribute and work collaboratively to achieve goals Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities Highly functioning, detail-oriented, and analytical candidate who can think strategically 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 Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). How did you hear about this employment opportunity? JobsPenn Contacted by a Penn Recruiter Referred by a Penn Employee Referred by a friend or family member Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) Inside Higher Ed Other Internet Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Other Social Media Site Professional Affiliation/Trade Website Diversity Association/Publication Website Heard about it at a conference or career fair Apple One Recruitment and/or staffing agency What is your highest level of education completed? Less than high school education High School Diploma or GED Vocational or Technical School Associate's Degree or Two Year College Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree 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 Resume Optional Documents Cover Letter

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