Research Tech I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 24041

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Liming Pei at the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at CHOP.  Our laboratory uses a range of molecular and cellular biology, mouse genetics, and genomics techniques to study metabolic regulation and its implication in both normal physiology and disease conditions.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide technical and other support to the research team.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is highly organized and who possesses the social skills to interact with a wide range of scientific staff.  His/her basic duties include laboratory mice husbandry and maintenance, performing molecular biology/cell biology/genomics experiments, as well as scientific and regulatory record keeping.  


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, and names/contact information of three references to:

Job Responsibilities

Animal management

Manage colonies of genetically modified mice under the guidance of researchers.  Duties include setting up breeding, weaning, checking plugs, health checks, genotyping, help with phenotypic analysis, tissue biopsies, record keeping, and coordinating with the animal facility for proper maintenance of mouse husbandry.


Research support

Maintain and support a good environment for the research team.  Duties include routine molecular biology experiments (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, etc), cell biology experiments (tissue culture, primary cell isolation, etc), and preparation of research material for the research team.


Lab management

Day-to-day operations of the lab, including detailed scientific and regulatory record keeping, supplies ordering and receiving, managing lab safety compliance, and occasional guidance of student helpers.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)


Responds promptly and positively to patients, families, associates, and all others in a respectful, courteous and confidential manner.



  • Maintains identifiable/professional attire at all times, including using nametags and ID cards.
  • Answers telephone calls within three rings 95% of the time.
  • Respects confidentiality of patients and co-workers in all circumstances 100% of the time.
  • Greets patients, families, co-workers and others in a calm, professional, friendly manner; makes eye contact, initiates conversation, and identifies self by name.




Follows hospital and department procedures and policies, including but not limited to patient safety, mandatory education, confidentiality, attendance, etc.



  • Attends mandatory sessions/meetings/in-services 100% of the time.
  • Adheres to attendance policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of CHOP and department policies and procedures.
  • Reviews policy and procedure updates from managers and CHOP.


Job Responsibilities (Continued)


Provides or facilitates a clean, safe, quiet and secure environment for patients, families, and fellow employees.



  • Reports any incident that seems unusual/deficient to supervisor and/or Security.
  • Corrects and/or reports unsafe, unsecured or unclean environment to supervisor and/or Environmental, Health and Safety, or Facilities departments.
  • Always takes breaks away from patient and family areas.
  • Keeps self and work area neat and organized.




Participates collaboratively in staff meetings, committees, projects and teams to resolve conflicts and meet institutional goals.



  • Attends staff meetings as requested 100% of the time.  Is recognized as an “informed” participant or committee member by peers.  Completes assignments on time 100% of the time.
  • Reviews and contributes to the attainment of departmental and CHOP goals annually.
  • Participates and contributes to team projects.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of constant quality improvement values and participates in CHOP and departmental Quality Improvement initiatives.




Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet requirements of position.



  • Attends mandatory education programs 100% of the time.
  • Documents and reports all necessary education and training.
  • Attends CCD classes or pursues outside education.
  • Applies education and training to daily work to enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Reviews learning needs with supervisor to set individual education and learning goals annually.


Job Responsibilities (Continued


Follows CHOP and departmental cost control standards: monitors usage of supplies and equipment to eliminate or minimize waste and/or misuse.





Demonstrates knowledge and ability to render age appropriate care and services based on patients’ developmental needs.  If applicable, please state the specific age range of the patients (0-21):  ________




Follows CHOP and departmental cost control standards: monitors usage of supplies and equipment to eliminate or minimize waste and/or misuse.





Demonstrates knowledge and ability to render age appropriate care and services based on patients’ developmental needs.  If applicable, please state the specific age range of the patients (0-21):  ________



Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree
  • Relevant classroom or laboratory experience required

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Experience working in a biomedical research lab preferred.

Experience working with laboratory mice preferred.

Experience with standard molecular biology and biochemistry skills preferred

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 or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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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