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. GTP is a complex R&D organization consisting of research laboratories supported by multiple core functions which provide internal capacity to perform gene transfer studies from basic research through Phase 1 proof-of-concept human trials.
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.
Our Program of Comparative Medicine is expanding, and as part of that expansion, we are looking to add a Lab Animal Technician to support Large Animal research and care.
As a Lab Animal Technician, you perform routine and specialized duties associated with animal care, including feeding, medicating, cleaning, restraint and transportation of laboratory animals, including but not limited to nonhuman primates, mice, guinea pigs, and rabbits; adhering to all local, state, federal and University regulations, guidelines and policies. You will maintain and sanitize animal facilities, ensuring there is adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment needed for research. You will be observing and reporting animal behavior and conditions, collecting specimens and providing technical assistance to research and veterinary personnel. You will execute environmental enrichment programs as per departmental standard operating procedures.
Employees in this position will participate in an occupational safety and health program which requires tuberculin testing and potentially immunization. Weekend work, holiday work and overtime hours are a requirement of this position. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. Responsibilities must be performed with minimal instruction and persons will be expected to independently perform duties as described.
Internal Number: 44260
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