Assistant Professor Specializing in Cell and Gene Therapy, Tenure Track

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Assistant Professor Specializing in Cell and Gene Therapy, Tenure Track

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Mar 07, 2022
Deadline: Mar 07, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for several Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. The successful applicant will have experience in fundamental research advancing cell or gene therapy technologies in cell and animal model systems. Applicants must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree.

Research responsibilities will include developing and maintaining an active basic and/or translational research program. Successful applicants will have evidence of prior scholarly productivity and a strong publication record in one or more aspects of cell and gene therapy, with examples including viral and non-viral mediated gene transfer, virology, vectorology, bio-engineering, and translational bioscience.

Teaching responsibilities may include teaching and mentoring of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other trainees.

For physician candidates, clinical responsibilities may include providing inpatient and outpatient care to pediatric patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

A startup package commensurate with experience will be provided. The selected candidate will be expected to secure extramural grant funding. The primary faculty appointment will be in a department in the Perelman School of Medicine that provides the best scientific fit. The position will be based at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The research environment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania more broadly benefits from an integrated campus and provides abundant opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration with world-class investigators. CHOP and Penn have developed world class facilities and programs in cell and gene therapy, and the successful applicant will be able to leverage these resources in developing a research program.

Should the applicant advance technologies from the preclinical to the clinical stage, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania have a robust infrastructure to produce clinical-grade viral vectors and cell therapies and have well-developed administrative structures to meet complex regulatory requirements.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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