Manager, Large Animal Husbandry (Gene Therapy Program) Vacancies in University of Pennsylvania King of Prussia, PA

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About the job

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.

Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.

Our Program of Comparative Medicine is expanding, and as part of that expansion, we are looking for Animal Facility Manager to manage all facility and husbandry aspects of one or more animal research facilities housing rodents and/or large animal species.

As a Facility Manager / Manager, Large Animal Husbandry, you will be the subject matter expert evaluating, modifying, and establishing new procedures required to maintain high standards of animal care and use. You will analyze project research requirements and ensure facility resources are available for experimental programs. You will provide management and oversight of the vivarium facilities and laboratory animal care program for rodent and/or nonhuman primate facilities. You will provide supervision of animal care staff and interact/collaborate with research investigators to provide in vivo support/guidance for GTP discovery and development programs.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintenance of vivarium (facility maintenance, environmental controls and mechanical support systems, equipment maintenance, etc); animal and supply procurement; development and oversight of lab animal care and husbandry program and standard operating procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines (USDA, AAALAC, GLP, OLAW); review and interpret animal welfare regulations and apply to daily operations of the animal facility; work with consultants to define and execute strategies for AAALAC accreditation, analyze requirements and work with research staff to define capacity needs and reallocate facilities, animal, and manpower resources to ensure project milestones are met; scheduling for animal ordering and receipt; writing and reviewing SOPs; establish and maintain strict animal biosecurity and animal care practices; provide supervision, management, professional development, and scheduling of lab animal care staff and provide core training on a sustained and ongoing basis. All procedures and tasks must be documented appropriately and in compliance with Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 58 which governs the conduct of non-clinical laboratory studies.

Employees in this position will participate in an occupational safety and health program which requires tuberculin testing and potentially immunization. Weekend work, holiday work and overtime hours are a requirement of this position. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. Responsibilities must be performed with minimal instruction and persons will be expected to independently perform duties as described.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Must be LAT certified. If certified at a lower level, must obtain the LAT certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in animal husbandry and care of laboratory animals.
  • Strong attention to detail and accurate record keeping is a must

Company: University of Pennsylvania

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate 

Job Location: King of Prussia, PA

Application Deadline: N/A

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