Research Tech III at Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Company Name
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Job Title
Research Tech III
Company Location
Philadelphia, PA
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Job Description

Req ID: 15237

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) is dedicated to the understanding, development, and application of gene and related cell and nucleic acid therapies and the promotion of professional and public education in the field. The CCMT fosters a multidisciplinary approach among researchers and scientists working to discover new gene and cell therapies in search of cures for debilitating and life threatening disorders. The Aquizu Lopez Laboratory is housed within the CCMT, occupying 2000 sq. ft. in the Colket Translational Research Building and offers a wonderful opportunity to work in a collaborative, inspiring and fun environment, while learning about one of the most fascinating biological structures in nature: our brain.

Research in the Aquizu Lopez lab aims to uncover why some neural cells are vulnerable to imbalances that occur in neurological disorders, and why others are resistant, with the ultimate goal to better understand and treat neurological disorders. Approaches utilized include murine and human pluripotent stem cell models, embryonic mouse in utero electroporation and neural engraftments, high throughput imaging, next generation proteomics and genetic platforms, as well as ribosome profiling and behavioral studies.

The successful applicant will work on establishing cellular models of neurological diseases. This involves working with human pluripotent stem cells, neural differentiation and generation of brain organoids all of which require daily and gentle care. The Research Assistant III will work closely with Dr. Aquizu Lopez and other members of the lab and will be an integral and essential part of the lab, actively involved with both organizational and scientific duties in the lab.

Previous experience in pluripotent stem cell culture is required. Candidates with experience with neural differentiation and brain organoids would be preferred. Self-motivation, passion for science, and keen interest in learning new techniques is a must!

Job Responsibilities

  • Runs tissue culture, stem cell and molecular biology experiments
  • Plans, develops and troubleshoots specific laboratory protocols and procedures
  • Runs and maintains long term experiments
  • Takes part in lab meetings and regular meetings with the PI
  • Help with the lab organization and ordering
  • Minor administrative responsibilities may also be required
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience

Associate’s degree, 3+ years relevant laboratory experience beyond classroom / internship(s) experience required

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Bachelor’s degree preferred

12 - 24 months relevant laboratory experience beyond classroom / internship(s) experience preferred

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Proficient in stem cell culture
  • Previouse experience with various research and/or analytical techniques including but not limited to neural differentiation protocols, cell transfections, molecular cloning, PCR and microscopy techniques

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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Phone: 866-820-9288 

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