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Research Assistant II - Oncology- The Maris Lab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 88571

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Maris Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and experienced laboratory research assistant/scientist (PhD preferred)  to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team focused on developing novel CAR T cell immunotherapies for pediatric cancer patient populations with high unmet needs. The research assistant will be responsible for performing independent experiments, optimizing assays, as well as collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. The research assistant will be exposed to a broad range of experimental approaches covering the entire developmental process of new immunotherapies from tumor target discovery and CAR engineering to preclinical safety testing and optimization. The research assistant will work as part of local and international multidisciplinary teams funded by Stand Up To Cancer and the Biden Cancer Moonshot initiatives, and will benefit from exposure to local and off-site expertise.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs lab tests which require the analysis of results and interpretation of methods
  • Performs research procedures on experimental samples as agreed with PI
  • Plans and develops specific research protocols and procedures
  • Develops & troubleshooting new techniques and ideas
  • Composes methods and sets-up protocols accurately under the direction of the program director or senior scientist, modifies methods and protocols when required
  • Formulates and performs complex lab experiments and analyzes & reports the data
  • Presents & discusses work at weekly lab meetings
  • Prepares laboratory reagents and monitors and maintains inventory
  • Performs calculations and maintains appropriate log books and lab notebooks
  • Maintains laboratory equipment, safety procedures and compliance records
  • Researches journal, white papers and other scientific publications for pertinent information
  • Prepares data for publication or presentation at national/international symposia
  • May be called upon to present at national symposia
  • Supervises junior members of laboratory.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

None

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree,  4-6 years scientifically relevant experience required

 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Master’s degree preferred, 1-3 years scientifically relevant experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Proficient in various research and/or analytical techniques required

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.

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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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