Research Associate - Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 223215

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

A Research Associate position is available at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. The successful candidate will be dedicated and motivated, has creative thinking skills and be a driver of her/his research. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of experts on computational genomics to develop novel genomic assays, improve algorithms, and develop software tools. We are developing various deep neural network approaches to handle unique challenges in long-read sequencing data, to facilitate novel genetic discoveries and accelerate the implementation of precision medicine.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists faculty in the conduct of research of significant value in the basic and/or translational science area
  • Plans, conducts research projects within the federal, institutional regulations and policies
  • Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives
  • Trains technical staff, students in lab procedures
  • Reviews manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
  • Assists with the submission of grant applications, contracts and research projects funding
  • Participates in free discussion, research progress, and overall morale
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds
  • May supervise students

Required Education and Experience


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience:

  • One (1) year of scientifically relevant experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: 

  • Terminal degree (MD, PhD, DVM) with one (1) year Post-Doctoral fellowship experience OR
  • Master’s degree, three (3) or more years of scientifically relevant experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree, seven (7) or more years of scientifically relevant experience

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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