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ChristianaCare advises that everyone be alert to potential phone, email and text-messaging scams. If you receive a suspicious phone call, text message or email from ChristianaCare that asks you to make a financial transaction or to provide personal information, please visit www.christianacare.org or call 302-327-5555 and ask to speak to someone from the department or service that contacted you.
The Gene Editing Institute is the only research institute of its kind in the nation based within a community health care system. Led by gene editing pioneer, Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., and based in ChristianaCare's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, the Gene Editing Institute is a worldwide leader in gene editing biomedical research in cancer and other inherited diseases, and the only one working in the same space with oncologists, genetic counselors and patients, bringing translational research from basic science to patient treatment to an entirely new level.
ChristianaCare is currently seeking a Research Scientist - Gene Delivery for our Gene Editing Institute. In this position the Research Scientist will participate in all aspects of preclinical development work in new, targeted delivery system utilizing CRISPR gene therapy to treat NSCLC. The successful candidate will work on the design and evaluation of gene and cell delivery systems including adeno-associated virus and lipid nano particles in experimental lung cancer models. The Research Scientist is also involved in the development of proof-of-concept and preclinical studies for other solid cancers. The ideal candidate will have advanced expertise in adeno-associated virus biology and at least one area in lipid nano particle delivery, animal models in Non-small cell lung cancers, or CRISPR.
Be involved in the planning and execution of all aspects of preclinical development work for gene therapy programs
Lead laboratory research related to gene delivery system preferably AAV
Support pre-clinical gene delivery studies related to non-small cell lung cancer
Work with Contract Research Organizations to conduct tropism, efficiency analysis, biodistribution and toxicology studies for timely execution of projects.
Present research findings, including preparation of research reports and abstracts, dissemination at national and international scientific conferences and publication of manuscripts by peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and techniques in the field of gene delivery system including AAV based gene therapy
PhD in cancer biology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field required.
Qualified candidates will have 0-4 years of relevant experience.
Three to seven years of industry experience preferred. Candidates should also have authored at one first author publication (either published or in the process of submission) in reputable journals; cancer research experience preferred.
Internal Number: JR54420
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.