Research Tech III, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Technician/Research Asst.
  • Mechanisms underlying lung diseases

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Division of Pulmonary 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 Young laboratory encompass a spectrum of basic and patient-oriented research in interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and rare lung diseases and lung biology. Genetic mouse models and in vitro systems are utilized to understand the cell biology and mechanisms of ILD pathogenesis. Longitudinal research cohorts of patients with rare lung diseases provide biospecimens for genetic discovery and translational studies, with a goal of applying that knowledge towards the development of therapies.
In close collaboration with Dr. Young and the lab manager, 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.


-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

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program
Required Experience: One (1) year of laboratory experience
Preferred Experience: Two (2) years of laboratory experience
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.
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