Res Post Doc Fellow -Sabatino Lab-Hemophilia Research

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 128251

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Sabatino Lab is focused on gene therapy and the inherited bleeding disorder, hemophilia. The interests of the laboratory include (1) the study of variants of coagulation factor VIII to understand the biochemical properties of these proteins and to identify novel variants with enhanced function, (2) the development of gene-based therapeutic approaches for treating hemophilia and (3) understanding the immune response to factor VIII. In addition, the laboratory is studying various aspects of gene therapy to understand the biology of gene transfer and the fate of the AAV vector DNA after gene delivery. The postdoctoral fellow will, under the guidance of a mentor (principal investigator), assume responsibility for a specific, on-going research project. The postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development, and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group. Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. Postdocs will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab. Dr. Sabatino is a research assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Sabatino completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and earned her PhD in Genetics at The George Washington University/National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Dr. David Bodine at National Human Genome Research Institute. During her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Katherine High at Children's Hospital, Dr. Sabatino investigated gene transfer for hemophilia B using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors. She joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2008 in the Department of Genetics. In 2010 she joined the Department of Pediatrics and became a member of the Division of Hematology and the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at CHOP. She continues her research into hemophilia, specifically the variants of coagulation factor VIII, to identify novel variants with enhanced function with an eye toward developing gene-based therapeutic approaches for the condition.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

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