Research at GTP requires knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines including molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry, virology, immunology,bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Our major goals are to increase scientific knowledge in gene therapy field through the use of experiments, and help develop new life-saving treatments. Research performed at GTP includes basic research, development of platform technologies, development of the vector manufacturing methods, and pre-clinical research. Translational research is carried out using cell and animal models. The GTP Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM) is central to the GTP mission and is instrumental for the in life phase of the assessment of gene therapeutics prior to human application.
Reporting to the Senior Director (SD), Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM), the Associate Director, Rodent Research has overall responsibility for managing all R&D activities conducted by the PCM rodent program. The Associate Director, Rodent Research is responsible for the oversight of scheduling and coordination of work schedules, oversight of the management of the in-life phase of gene therapy research studies involving rodents, and the management of regulatory submissions and resource management. The Associate Director develops strategy for PCM-rodent program-related project support. The Associate Director, Rodent Research provides oversight and input for an integrated, cross-functional Core timeline (master schedule for in vivo project support) to identify and communicate interdependencies and critical path activities, across the Cores and Research Teams. The Associate Director, Rodent Research proactively identifies and prioritizes Core opportunities and risks; develops and monitors action and mitigation plans across all Research Teams; works with SD to effectively communicate risk analysis and make recommendations to the Project Management team. The Director works with the SD to ensure that PCM-rodent program effectively manages the budget and ensure financial and resource implications of decisions, risks, and opportunities are fully understood to better inform prioritization and decision making.
The Associate Director will manage a team of up to 10 support staff involved in the breeding, care, and animal model development of rodent models and training of staff used in biomedical research programs. The Associate Director will also assist in ensuring regulatory compliance and documentation preparation required for Good Laboratory Practices and satellite facilities operated by the Gene Therapy Program.
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