Post -Doctoral Fellow - Gene Therapy w/Sign--On Bonus

Job Requisition #: JR59672

End Date: 12/31/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Laboratory, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Post-doctoral Fellow

ChristianaCare's Gene Editing Institute is expanding and seeks to recruit two research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, to join the innovative team elucidating the mechanism of CRISPR-directed gene editing in human cells. With direct guidance from the Director of the Gene Editing Institute and the Discovery Research Group Leader, the research scientists/postdoctoral fellows will participate in projects focusing on the identification of new gene editing tools with a specific focus on expansion of the CRISPR/Cas gene editing portfolio.

The projects will also be centered on elucidating the regulatory circuitry that surrounds CRISPR-directed gene editing in human somatic and progenitor cells. The successful candidates will be expected to work independently on the design and execution of molecular and cellular experimentation in the state-of-art facility, and assessment of results statistically and computationally. Experience in the cultivation of iPSCs/progenitor cells and/or protein purification and characterization will be considered a plus in the evaluation process.


  • Work with gene editing tools including programmable nucleases and synthetic DNA, including novel oligonucleotides.

  • Cultivate and utilize progenitor cells for gene editing experiments.

  • Design and test at the molecular and cellular level, the outcomes of gene editing using novel gene editing tools.

  • Participate and coordinate research activities with international collaborators.

  • Develop new experimental procedures based on cell-free extracts and cell-based assays.

  • Work directly with the Director of the Gene Editing Institute and the Discovery Research Group Leader to execute carefully designed experiments to uncover novel gene editing systems were used in human and mammalian cells.

  • Present research findings, including preparation of research reports and abstracts, dissemination at national and international scientific conferences and publication of manuscripts by peer-reviewed scientific journals. 

  • Contribute to the conception design and writing of research grants to obtain outside funding in support of research protocols and performs literature reviews and searches.  The successful candidate will initially serve as scope principal investigator with the possibility of evolving into an independent researcher in the Gene Editing Institute

  • Maintains laboratory notebook containing laboratory protocols used and results derived for each experiment, carefully organized and ordered by project and date and keeps highly technical records of all experiments.


  • PhD in medical and molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a closely related field.

  • 0 - 4 year experience.

  • Candidates should have authored at least two first author publication in reputable journals; In vitro and in vivo CRISPR research experience are a plus but familiarity with molecular biology and cell techniques are critical. 

  • This position involves direct experimentation, bench work, centered on the discovery of novel gene editing systems and there are application in human and mammalian cells.


  • First-hand or familiarity with CRISPR/Cas9/Cas12a/Cas13s gene editing systems.

  • Knowledge in mechanistic aspects of DNA repair and recombination pathways in human cells.

  • Experience in research methodology, principles and procedures

  • Ability to use independent judgment to develop model concepts and approaches

  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.

  • Strong understanding of scientific principles

  • Project management skills

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to work well in teams

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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