Research Tech IV - Stem Cell

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 18261

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A Research Tech IV position is available within the newly established Center for Spatial and Functional Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children. Visit for more information about The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and its related programs.     

Job Responsibilities

A research technician is needed to join a strong interdisciplinary team involved in spanning both dry and wet lab approaches in order to elucidate the genetic basis of complex traits. This will include the development of novel methods combining stem cell biology, genetic analysis and genome-editing technology development. These studies will build on the already seminal work that has emerged from key studies conducted at CHOP. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills, including detailed recordkeeping, computer literacy, and the ability to contribute to method development and validation. After initial training, this individual is expected to perform protocols independently with minimal guidance, with accuracy, discretion and good judgment, and will assist the PIs (Drs. Struan F.A. Grant, Ophir Shalem and Naiara Aquizu Lopez) with the collection and analysis of data by properly conducting specific experiments. General position requirements include IPS cell handling, performing CRISPR-related methods, assisting in maintaining equipment, managing hazardous chemicals, lab upkeep, and other general responsibilities in laboratory operation as assigned or directed, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the laboratory group.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)


1. IPS and hES cell handling

2. Perform routine calculations and maintains appropriate log books and lab notebooks.

3. Performs and assists in the planning of procedures on experimental samples as directed.

4. Uses and maintains laboratory equipment.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Interested individuals should submit their resume to, Struan Grant, Abramson Research Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Room 1102D, 3615 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, or or

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum 2 years relevant laboratory experience beyond classroom / internship(s) required.
  • 12 – 24 months advanced laboratory experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Prior experience as a lead technician or supervisor 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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