Research Tech III – Molecular Biology and Genomics within the Center for Applied Genomics

Company Name: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US - 19104

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


Location: LOC_ABRAMSON-Abramson Building 

Req ID: 117235

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular – Full Time 

Job Summary

We are looking for a Lab Technician III who will participate in planned research projects related to the Molecular Biology and Genomics within the Center for Applied Genomics under the  supervision  of Dr. Pellegrino as the Lab Director. A successful applicant will have strong work ethic, work independently and be highly motivated, have effective problem solving/critical thinking skills. Ability to multi-task and effectively work in a team/ collaborative environment is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail and accuracy when carrying out experiments and presenting experimental results as well as in record keeping are also required.

The candidate must be able to and willing to learn/perfect standard techniques as well as to:

1. Have experience in, DNA and RNA extraction and QC methods.
2. Have basic experience with proper aseptic techniques involving molecular biology including PCR, qPCR, microarrays, sequencing and cloning.
3. Help maintain reagents stock inventories and other reagent/freezer inventories.
4. Carefully follow laboratory safety procedures and perform experiments in compliance with research safety standards.
5. Perform training and complete training documentation on standard operating procedures pertaining to job functions.
6. Have experience in sequencing, mostly Next Generation Sequencing. Ideally, the candidate will present some knowledge in library preparation, QC, qPCR, and basic bioinformatics.
7. Prepares laboratory reagents and maintenance of inventory.
8. Performs routine calculations and maintains appropriate log books and lab notebooks.
9. Assists in writing methods and setting-up protocols accurately under the direction of the principal investigator or other senior laboratory staff.
10. Performs research procedures on experimental samples as directed.
11.  Maintains laboratory equipment, records, safety procedures and compliance records.
12. Assists with publication of data. Willingness to prepare figures and write up experimental details for publications is preferred.

13. Mandatory knowledge in excel.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program


Required Experience: One (1) year of laboratory experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree


Preferred Experience: Two (2) years of laboratory experience


Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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