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.
We are currently looking for an Associate Director, Lab Operations & Procurement to ensure that GTP’s laboratories and facilities are fully equipped and maintained to support our growing research operations.
As the Associate Director, Lab Operations you will be responsible for various aspects of lab management. You will ensure that all scientific equipment remains accessible and in operable condition; coordinate installations, repairs, calibrations, certifications, validations, decontaminations when needed; and provide on-call emergency response for equipment on a rotational basis. You will participate in drafting and updating equipment SOP's for GLP equipment and maintain an asset/equipment database of over 500 items. You will develop relationships with supply vendors and effectively negotiate pricing for supplies, service contracts, and equipment. You will manage ordering/receiving/distributing of supplies, oversee the stockroom, and improve upon current inventory methods, implementing an electronic inventory management system; You will assist in resolving any facility issues and coordinating lab build out needs. The Associate Director will provide direct supervision for Lab Services technicians who will assist in maintaining lab operations.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class ...of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.