Nov 10, 2019

Clinical Research Veterinarian

  • Gene Therapy Program | Perelman School of Medicine | University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
Full time Veterinarian

Job Description

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.

GTP is currently looking to add a Clinical Research Veterinarian to join our Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM).


Under the leadership of the Senior Director of PCM, the Clinical Research Veterinarian has responsibility for maintaining the physical and psychological health of laboratory animals utilized in gene therapy research; compliance with regulations governing humane and ethical treatment and use of laboratory animals; animal model development; ensuring quality animal supply for studies. The Clinical Research Veterinarian will advise researchers on the design, implementation, and completion of studies to evaluate gene therapies and assist with submission of IACUC protocols, ensuring regulatory compliance within GTP, and provide oversight to post-approval monitoring of IACUC protocols and animal study areas for GTP. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and ability to obtain licensure in Pennsylvania within 6 months of employment is required.

As a top candidate for this role, you will possess:
  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and a minimum of 1 year of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and ability to obtain licensure in Pennsylvania within 6 months of employment is required.
  • USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment required
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration
  • Veterinary clinical skills with a variety of animals including rodents and nonhuman primates
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.
  • Experience conducting research in a USDA or FDA regulated environment preferred.
  • Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) preferred.

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