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.
The Cell Morphology Core is a core facility of the Gene Therapy Program which provides GTP investigators with access to standard and advanced histology and cell morphology-related technologies (paraffin and cryo-sectioning, special stains, immunostaining, histochemistry, in situ hybridization, and other morphologic techniques).
Our Cell Morphology Core is currently looking to add a Research Specialist D – Histology to assist in research studies of gene therapy efficacy and perform toxicology studies for IND submissions.
As a Research Specialist D – Histology, you will be completing individual projects as assigned by the Core Director using either standard protocols or by developing new techniques. You will be performing paraffin and cryo-sectioning, special stains, immunostaining, histochemistry, in situ hybridization, and other morphologic techniques. You will participate in animal necropsies to harvest tissues, microscopy and image analysis using morphometric software, and organize and archive tissue samples and reagents. In addition, you will be involved in GLP Toxicology, IND-enabling studies. You will also train and mentor students and new colleagues in histology-related techniques help with preparation of presentations and manuscripts
Joining GTP offers scientific professionals with unique opportunity to contribute to research that will go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one-day lead to cures.
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