Research Tech II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 23406

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The focus of the Weitzman laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Division of Protective Immunity at CHOP is to define mechanisms that comprise the complex interaction between viruses and the infected host cell.  Toward this goal, the lab utilizes a wide variety of techniques including cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, genome sequencing, and mass spectrometry. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to several ongoing independent research projects that address different aspects of virus infection and host defense. Projects in which the candidate participates may lead to authorship on scientific manuscripts. This position will provide a strong foundation for individuals contemplating continued training in medical or graduate school.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs basic laboratory maintenance tasks including cleaning and autoclaving dishware, performing routine maintenance on equipment, and preparing chemical solutions for laboratory use. Also assists in cataloging and organizing laboratory chemicals, plasmids, primers, etc.
  • Ensures that laboratory supply needs are met by inventorying, ordering, and maintaining reagents and supplies.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of any protocols for laboratory safety, biosafety, etc. Ensures that all laboratory staff and trainees are up to date and compliant with training requirements or guidelines.
  • Performs research procedures on experimental samples as directed by Principle Investigator including cell culture, viral infection, PCR, isolation of nucleic acids, sequencing, and performing microscopy techniques.
  • Records and interprets results, organizes data, maintains organized laboratory notebook, and prepares short reports to be submitted to and discussed with the Principle Investigator

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

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

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least one year of prior laboratory experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques is required.
  • Reliability is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction, be able to follow directions, have good organizational skills, and the ability to work and think independently.
  • Dedicating at least two years to work in the Weitzman lab is 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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