Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Senior Scientific Associate in boston, Massachusetts
Description The Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center Vandenberghe lab is in search of a Ph.D. trained molecular biologist with extensive animal experience and viral vector manufacturing background. A senior staff position is open with (a) independent research, (b) oversight and management, and (c) administrative responsibilities. The Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center’s mission is to develop gene therapies for diseases with unmet need, and ultimately bring gene therapy to the clinic as a genuine therapeutic modality. In the Vandenberghe laboratory, our work is focused on developing a deeper understanding of the biology of somatic and therapeutic in vivo gene transfer, on building technologies to enable clinical gene therapy, and on moving preclinical programs to clinical application. Here, we seek a Ph.D. level scientist with postdoctoral experience to lead the manufacturing and animal models programs in our Center. We seek a highly motivated individual who will perform independent research as well as oversee other staff in his/her group. Animal model responsibilities are to guide in vivo gene therapy experiments of the program and collaborators, maintain the colonies, and oversee staff that assists in these functions. Manufacturing is currently a largely independent research function aimed at developing large scale and GMP compatible vector manufacturing. The division of effort between the 2 programs will be evaluated on an ongoing basis with the PI. Interested individuals should address a single PDF file with the following (a) Cover letter, (b) CV, (c) the names and contact information of 3 references including their last employer. The PDF file name should be in the following format YYMMDD_LASTNAME.pdf.
Requirements Work requires a doctoral degree, and/or more than 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Position also requires: ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents; very high level mathematical skills and the highest reasoning ability; ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as frequency distributions, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques; sampling theory and factory analysis; ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; deal with interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Requisition Number: 15-0122
Post Date: 6/4/2015
Title: Senior Scientific Associate