Research at GTP requires knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines including molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry, virology, immunology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Our major goals are to increase scientific knowledge in gene therapy field through the use of experiments, and help develop new life-saving treatments. Research performed at GTP includes basic research, development of platform technologies, development of the vector manufacturing methods, and pre-clinical research. Translational research is carried out using cell and animal models.
Research Specialist A (RSA) will be involved in planning, conducting and analyzing experiments aimed at development of new gene therapy methods and applications. Research Specialist will provide technical support to enable our laboratory to function effectively and will adhere to standard procedures and guidelines. You may perform sample collections, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing of results. Research Specialist will carry out experiments under the management of a supervising scientist to allow senior scientific personnel to concentrate on the more complex analytical processes in the laboratory.
The Research Specialist will carry out experiments in rodents under the direction of a supervising scientist. The Research Specialist will be involved in experimental design and standard protocol development; perform initial data assessment.
The Research Specialist is expected to keep abreast of the work of other scientists within GTP and in the wider scientific community, as well as external research carried out in their field of study. The position requires work on weekends and University Holidays. The Research Specialist may be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster.
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