Research Tech III-Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine-McGrath-Morrow lab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ABRAMSON-Abramson Building 

Req ID: 83108

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine- Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine  and The Center for Lung Research at CHOP are dedicated to understanding the mechanisms underlying lung diseases and developing new strategies to prevent and treat these disorders.


Studies in the McGrath-Morrow Laboratory encompass a spectrum of basic and patient-oriented research in neonatal lung injury, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, ataxia-telangiectasia and predisposing factors leading to adult lung disease.  Genetic mouse models and in vitro systems are utilized to understand the cell biology and mechanisms of pathogenesis. Her laboratory is focused on alveolar and vascular responses of the neonatal lung to hyperoxia and signaling disruption, the relationship between neonatal lung injury and abnormal lung function in the adult, immune responses of the neonatal lung to acute lung injury and identifying pathways to optimize lung recovery.  Effects of secondhand smoke and E-cigarette vapors on lung development.



In close collaboration with Dr. McGrath-Morrow, the Research Technician III plays a vital role in the day to day operations of the laboratory. Specific duties include animal husbandry activities, genotyping, and related experiments utilizing both murine models and in vitro cell culture systems for molecular studies.


This position requires specialized education in the biological sciences, relevant experience, and strong organizational skills and attention to detail in the execution, interpretation of experiments, and of data derived.


Job Responsibilities

  • Performs research procedures on experimental samples with minimal supervision
  • Formulates and performs complex lab experiments and analyzes & reports the data
  • Performs tasks that require knowledge of advanced techniques and equipment
  • Performs advanced calculations and maintains appropriate log and lab notebooks
  • Assists with planning specific research protocols and procedures
  • Assists in development & troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas
  • May be required to modify scientific methods and protocols (in conjunction with PI)
  • Checks others results for completeness and accuracy
  • May be responsible for training and mentoring new staff
  • Assists in the preparing of grants journal articles, poster and oral presentations
  • May perform routine and non-routine tests / experiments as needed

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program


Required Experience: One (1) year of laboratory experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree


Preferred Experience: Two (2) years of laboratory experience


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