Recruiter (Gene Therapy Program) @ University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

Recruiter (Gene Therapy Program)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
13 days ago

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Recruiter (Gene Therapy Program)

Job Profile Title

Staff Recruiter

Job Description Summary

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the “go-to” organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.

Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

The Gene Therapy Program Recruiter will be responsible for the full life cycle including sourcing candidates, screening sourced candidates, as well as Penn applicants, maintaining applicant records and assisting hiring managers through the applicant review process. The Recruiter will have a strong command over tools outside of the Penn careers page to attract candidates, such as social media, niche job boards, networking groups, industry events, job fairs, etc. Ideally the individual will have recruiting experience in screening, interviewing and assessing candidates.


  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Experience in full life cycle recruiting and sourcing scientific or clinical candidates required
  • Knowledge of staffing systems and tools
  • Expertise in candidate sourcing solutions

Behavioral competencies:

  • Planning and organizing, communication, problem analysis and problem solving, judgment, decision-making, adaptability, teamwork, negotiation skills, confidentiality

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.