Project Coordinator, Vector Project Management (Gene Therapy
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Posted Job Title
Project Coordinator, Vector Project Management (Gene Therapy
Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project A
Job Description Summary
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. 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.
Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.
Due to continued growth of our program, we are searching for a new
Project Coordinator, Vector Project Management to assist the
development of internal and external CMC project plans and strategy
for GTP programs.
As a Project Coordinator, Vector Project Management, you will
assist in communication management for CMC cross-functional
projects among GTP personnel, and between GTP and Contract
Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). You will monitor and coordinate
activities as it pertains to supply chain, budgets, and milestones
tracking. As applicable, you will coordinate the stand up and
management of various tools in support of the manufacturing process
and/or analytics, associated financial practices, regulatory
requirements/compliance and continuous improvement as it pertains
to CMC project workstreams.
Job Location - City, State
- Bachelor's Degree (preferably in a scientific field or
engineering) with 3 to 5 years of experience in biotech or
pharmaceutical fields or an equivalent combination of education and
experience is required
- Must work efficiently aligning actions to project targets,
milestones, and priorities
- Must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to
provide clear, audience-focused descriptions of CMC tasks and
issues, and proposed solutions to schedule challenges, all done in
an open and honest manner
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate project team meetings,
enhance cross-functional communication, support decision making and
ensure alignment among internal (and sometimes external)
- Preferred experience in process development and process
transfer, focused on biologics, viral vectors, or
- Preferred experience in external vendor search, selection and
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Project, Outlook)
- Proficiency with Smartsheets
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00
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experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the
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factors and grade profile.
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