Career Opportunities in Genetics

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Associate Director

Indiana University School of Medicine invites application for the Associate Director – Indiana University Gene Therapy Testing Laboratory (GTTL). The Gene Therapy Testing Laboratory is a specialized facility that provides testing and other services for the gene therapy community.

The primary responsibilities and duties include oversight of molecular testing for replication competent viruses, vector titer, gene transfer efficiency, and insertion site analysis. Coordination with academic and commercial clients.

The successful candidate will also serve as an associate director of the NIH-funded National Gene Vector Biorepository program which lies within the Gene Therapy Testing Laboratory. The position will require performance and oversight of FDA-regulated tests and development of new and improved methods for assessing gene therapy efficacy and safety.


Interested and qualified individuals can apply to this position through the Indiana University jobs portal.


Minimum Education

  • Minimum Education
    PhD or MD in the field of biomedical sciences with post-doctoral training in gene transfer/therapy, research in relevant molecular biology techniques, or clinical testing using molecular biology techniques.
  • Minimum Experience
    Three years of post-doctoral experience in gene therapy, research in relevant molecular biology techniques, or clinical testing using molecular biology techniques. Candidacy will be supported by relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals or evidence of work in a regulatory environment.

Additional Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific principles and findings through standard operating procedures, grant submissions, publications, and scientific presentations.

The candidate is expected to possess expertise in the following areas:

  • Molecular biology assays including real-time PCR, gene transfection models, and next-generation sequencing.
  • Basic knowledge of working in a regulatory environment such as Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, Good Tissue Practices, or CAP/CLIA

Familiarity with common laboratory equipment required.