Research Tech II - Neuroscience

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 24133

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

We are seeking a Research Technician for an entry-level position in the laboratory of Ethan Goldberg in the Division of Neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to suppor the Epilepsy NeuroGenetics INitiative (ENGIN) Program, a Frontier Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The main focus of the lab is to investigate mechanisms of epilepsy and develop novel therapeutic strategies in experimental model systems. The laboratory uses multiple techniques, including electrophysiology, optogenetics, and imaging, in heterologous systems, neurons in culture, neurons and organoids from human induced pluripotent stem cells, and mouse models of genetic epilepsies.


The primary function of this position is as a Research Technician in a biomedical research laboratory in the field of Neuroscience. The applicant will undertake technical support with guidance from a senior Lab Manager and the Principle Investigator, including, but not limited to, animal (mouse) husbandry (breeding, handling, minor procedures, and occasional genotyping), immunohistochemistry, cell culture and transfection, mouse behavioral training, and some lab managerial and maintenance duties.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs routine tests under the direction of principal investigator or supervisor
  • Performs research procedures on experimental samples as directed
  • Records and checks results for completeness and accuracy
  • Performs calculations and maintains appropriate log books and lab notebooks
  • Performs tasks that require familiarity with fundamental techniques and equipment
  • Assists with planning specific research protocols and procedures
  • Maintains office, lab area, reagents, supplies
  • and equipment
  • Cleans and performs routine maintenance on
  • lab equipment
  • Coordinates schedules of tests & procedures
  • Records results, organizes data and maintains lab notebook in an organized manner
  • Attends courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of research and laboratory techniques
  • Conducts literary searches as directed

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree, 9 - 18 months laboratory experience required
  • Relevant Internship experience considered

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

B.A. or B.S. with a major in a scientific discipline such as neuroscience or biology is preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-driven, committed to learning and working as part of a team, and able to perform the above duties with minimal supervision after appriate training. Additional prior experience with animal surgeries such as stereotaxic injection of cells and/or viruses, mouse genotyping, immunohistochemistry, and other relevant techniques, is a plus. She or he will have excellent data recording, organizational, and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. The highly motivated candidate will have the opportunity to perform independent experiments, interpret the results, and participate in the generation of manuscripts.


B.A. or B.S. with a major in a scientific discipline such as neuroscience or biology is preferred. The flexibility to stop by the lab on an occasional weekend is appreciated.


Comfortability and at least minimal prior experience working with mice is 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.

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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