Associate Director of Gene Editing Research

Associate Director of Gene Editing Research

The Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute (HFGCCRI) at Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) is looking to hire a full time Associate Director of Gene Editing Research to join our Translational Research & Gene Editing Institute.

The successful candidate will coordinate and facilitate translational research activities within and for the Gene Editing Institute (GEI) program, under the direction of Dr. Eric B. Kmiec, Ph.D. the Director of the GEI Program/CCHS/HFGCCRI. This person will obtain and develop new partnerships with outside groups to promote gene editing as genomic medicine. They will coordinate the writing and execution of documents for the clinical opportunities in the area of gene editing as cancer therapeutics.

This employed position is open due to organizational growth and will join an exceptional 18 person team comprised of PhD’s, research scientists, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows amongst other colleagues. This person will be responsible for managing and overseeing the current research and development projects centered on the use of gene editing for the treatment of various cancers and inherited diseases.

  • Work closely with the Director of The GEI regarding new directions and discussions relating to the feasibility of current and future research projects.
  • Advise leadership on translational strength of the current projects and identify improvement initiatives and advancement opportunities.
  • Manage the ongoing and active relationships and collaborations between the Gene Editing Institute and The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia along with its other university and corporate partners.
  • Partner with organizational leadership on the development of strategic plans and newly developing ingenuities.
  • Play an intricate role in the translation of gene editing protocols from discovery phase to clinical phase (within the next 1 to 2 years).
  • Frequent speaking engagements and presentations relating to all phases of active and proposed projects in conjunction with the Gene Editing Institute.
  • Assist in the development and the writing of grant applications for federal, state and private sources of funding.
  • Prepare documents for FDA submission on gene editing protocols for human application.

The HFGCCRI at Christiana Care’s Newark, DE Campus houses The Center for Translational Cancer Research – Gene Editing Institute, Tissue Procurement Center, statewide High-Risk Family Cancer Registry with 7 full time genetic counselors and collaborations with world-renowned scientists at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia are opening new avenues to more quickly translate cancer science into cancer medicine.

Working for The Gene Editing Institute at Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute (HFGCCRI) at Christiana Care offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches.  The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City – all within a short drive or train ride from our Newark, DE campus. https://christianacare.org/


 Interested Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae to:

http://careers.christianacare.org/jobs/Associate_Director_Gene_Editing_Research/Newark_Delaware/100/172127/

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