Scientist I - Cardiology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 24135

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A Research Scientist I position in a laboratory in the Division of Cardiology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia requires a highly motivated, trained, and experience scientist to work independently in a basic and translational science laboratory. The primary function of this role is to establish and execute projects in collaboration with the PI that study the mechanisms of cellular interactions of progenitor cells in cardiopulmonary development, homeostasis, and regeneration. In particular, the position will be engaged in experiments involving small animal models, cell culture and ex vivo organoid modeling, and advanced microscopy imaging and image processing. The secondary role of this position includes providing organizational support of the laboratory, participating in manuscript writing, and assisting in the establishment of collaborations with other laboratories.

Principal contributions are scientific or intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity. Works under the mentorship of an established principal investigator to conduct research in a specific scientific area. Initiates and conducts independent experiments without direct supervision. Develops own research project with the guidance of the principal investigator. Develops new experimental procedures and hypotheses for further investigation. Prepares manuscripts and abstracts for publication. Publishes scientific articles in refereed journals. Collaborates and interacts with other researchers within the institution and at other institutions. Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and research grant proposals. Serves as resource person for colleagues and as a mentor for less experienced research personnel. May manages/supervises other research staff or projects; assists with the management of laboratory operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts research of significant scientific value in the basic and/or translational science area(s) relevant to their practice specialty.
  • Participates in the design, planning and conduct of one or more experiments.
  • Trains technical staff, students, fellows & physicians in lab procedures.
  • Monitors daily resource allocations and day-to-day lab personnel activities.
  • Composes/Assists in developing publications for peer reviewed, scientific, quality and management, Journals.
  • Assists with the submission of applications for grants/contracts for funding of research projects.
  • Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives.
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds.
  • May supervise technical staff and students.
  • May participate in educational programs and teaching assignments.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

  • Design and performance of complex in vivo and in vitro experiments
  • Proficiency in cell fate analysis in cardiopulmonary biology
  • Assist in the organization of a research mouse colony
  • Assist in the organization of lab and training of other staff and trainees
  • Have or acquire proficiency in confocal imaging and image processing
  • Plan projects and help direct the broader goals of the research program
  • Contribute to manuscript and grant preparation and animal protocols
  • Ensure staff training in lab safety and adherence to all lab regulations
  • Assists in overall supervision of lab
  • Motivation to learn new technologies

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Terminal degree (MD, PhD, DVM) required. Can be substituted for Masters of Science with 6-8 years of scientifically relevant experience. 


Required Experience: 0-2 years of scientifically relevant post-fellowship experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Post-Doctoral fellowship experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • 100% of effort is funded by Principal Investigator(s) grants

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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