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Postdoctoral Fellow Ocular Immunology Scientist

Job Description


As a member of the Immunology Team in the Research and Technology Department, the Ocular Immunology Scientist characterizes the immune response to AAV-based gene transfer in the eye. S/he designs and executes studies using immuno-competent in vitro and in vivo models to identify mechanisms of anti-vector or anti-transgene immune response. S/he uses the generated data to identify and validate novel immunosuppressive regimens enhancing positive outcomes of gene therapy. S/he partners with internal ocular gene transfer experts and has an access to the cutting-edge technologies for sample analysis. S/he optimizes new imaging techniques enabling phenotyping on the immune response in the eye.

Responsibilities

Describe the essential daily job functions and include % of time spent on each.

% of Time

Job Function and Description

50

Designs and execute studies using ocular gene transfer immuno-competent in vitro and in vivo models

20

Optimization of the high content imaging platform for the ocular tissues

15

Analyze and present data at internal and external meetings

15

Keep abreast of new scientific/technology development by participating in scientific meetings/seminars and through regular scientific review.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Ocular Immunology or related field
  • A publication track record
  • A background in ocular immunology

Please be aware that Spark mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

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Nearest Major Market:

Philadelphia

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