The Dahlman Lab for Precision Therapies at Georgia Tech and Emory Medical School develops gene editing therapies. Specifically, we combine our expertise in RNA delivery (e.g., siRNA, Cas9 mRNA, ZFN mRNA) with our expertise in nanoparticle delivery to create targeted gene editing therapies in vivo.
We have developed new DNA barcoding systems to test how hundreds of chemically distinct nanoparticles deliver genetic therapies in a single mouse. For the first time, we can quantify how thousands of different nanoparticles deliver nucleic acid drugs in vivo. We use rapid in vivo nanoparticle screens to identify winning nanoparticles. We then use the winning nanoparticles to deliver siRNA, mRNA, Cas9-, and ZFN-based therapies. Finally, we use gene editing to study which genes and pathways affect nanoparticle delivery. We have funding from partners who are directly interested in translating our nanoparticles into the clinic.
We are hiring a senior scientist to write grants, and if desired, to perform experiments.
This is a unique opportunity. The candidate will receive financial compensation at a level that is higher than usual for an academic position. The candidate will be a member of a high-paced, dynamic, fun, and diverse research group. The candidate will work on brand new, cutting edge technologies (DNA barcoded nanoparticles for high throughput in vivo gene editing). As a result, the candidate will learn how to combine chemistry, nanotechnology, DNA barcoding, genomics, and gene editing. Finally, we will consider candidates who prefer to simply write grants, including those who do not move to Atlanta.
Interested candidates should send a CV and grant writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please highlight grant writing experience you have had. All writing samples will be considered confidential. If the candidate feels more comfortable blocking out key words in the grant, that is completely fine. If you are unable to send a grant because of confidentiality concerns, please make that clear in your original email.
Due to the unique nature of this opportunity, we anticipate receiving several dozen applicants for this position. As a result, it will be advantageous to send in applications quickly.
The Georgia Tech / Emory Medical School Biomedical Engineering department is ranked #1 and #3 for undergraduate and graduate studies, respectively. It is located in the heart of Atlanta, which is a thriving, diverse, exciting, and welcoming city. Atlanta has major cultural, professional, and athletic institutions. It also has one of the largest economic outputs in the United States. Atlanta is filled with distinct, local neighborhoods, and inundated with local shopping and art districts. Atlanta is connected by bike paths, which is important, since this 'city in a forest' has excellent weather…