The Wagers laboratory studies the biology and function of adult tissue-specific stem cells, particularly those stem cells that form the skeletal muscle and blood. Current topics under investigation include regulation of stem cell function in normal tissue and under abnormal conditions such as aging and cancer. The Lab is seeking a scientist to provide scientific and administrative leadership for a preclinical and translationally-oriented research project, which is aimed at developing and enhancing in vivo genome editing approaches for the treatment of the degenerative muscle disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
As the Research Project and Collaboration Manager (RPCM), the scientist will collaborate with the Principal Investigator to develop and execute complex and specialized research studies as part of an industry-sponsored collaboration, effectively engaging a team of 4-7 academic scientists to achieve long-range objectives and milestones and fostering a lab environment that promotes open, collaborative science and innovative translational discoveries. RPCM will also work with the PI to promote timely and effective interactions with industry sponsors and collaborators involved in the project, ensuring clear and accurate communication regarding expectations, objectives, plans and progress, and appropriate handling of sensitive and confidential information. More specifically, the RPCM will:
Collaborate with PI and other team members to identify research avenues for further interrogation, oversee collaborative efforts to test in vivo editing methods, to design and implement animal efficacy trials, to collect and synthesize resulting data, and to report results;
Execute independent, PI directed research and carry out gene editing studies in cells and animals;
Oversee lab operations in regard to resource acquisition and allocation, research compliance, material transfer agreements, and animal/human subjects protocols;
Contribute to relationship management with current and prospective sponsors, as well as collaborators. Consolidate research data for reports, track progress towards milestones, and represent the lab in discussions with current/potential funders and collaborators together with or on behalf of PI, as needed;
Plan and manage quarterly meetings with funders and collaborators, including preparation of agenda and presentation materials;
Supervise and mentor research staff members, including day-to-day oversight on research activities, as well as broader insight, advice and guidance on experimental and assay design and execution;
Provide functional guidance to a group of academic appointees and lab staff who are assigned to the research program.
This is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
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Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
PhD in biological science and 7 years of progressively responsible research experience are required.
Demonstrated ability to effectively contribute to innovative translational research efforts is essential, both independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
Excellent organizational and communications skills, prior research project management experience, and laboratory financial/budget management experience.
Ability to work with a multidisciplinary group of scientists in a dynamic team environment and to tackle multiple projects simultaneously is essential.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51873BR
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