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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 â˜go-toâ™ 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.
We are seeking a Project Coordinator to play a vital role in providing high-level operational and project support to our Project Management team.
As the Project Coordinator, you will report to the Senior Director of Project Management and will support a culture of high performance by conducting advanced, diversified, and confidential duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience, skills, and knowledge. You will provide project operational support in the form of scheduling meetings; coordinating agendas and presentation materials; sending reminders and check-ins; taking meeting minutes and actions for selected operational meetings and updating project plan; acting as point of contact for project management, fielding routine questions and/or requests for information; performing routine updates to PM tracking documents .Â
This position requires strong organizational skills, diplomacy and accuracy to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
GTP offers professionals a unique opportunity to provide support services for staff and activities that could one day lead to cures for devastating diseases.
- A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. - Must be a strategic thinker with excellent organization, written and verbal communications skills as well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to work productively as a team member. - Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse and close-working team in a fast-paced, executive-level setting requiring initiative, strong organization, flexibility, sound judgment, and the prioritization of multiple demands. - Outstanding oral and written communication skills; Ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, and judgment in interacting with a wide range of constituents. - High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) including MS Outlook plus Microsoft Project required; overall high level of computer literacy required.
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Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00013666
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