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Job Title: Research Associate I-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Job Number: 18649
Organization: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted: 4/18/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Philadelphia,  PA    USA
Position Description: Job Description Req ID: 18649

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia uses state-of-the-art technology to provide comprehensive diagnostic services to clinicians, hospitals and outside laboratories. Our work helps ensure children everywhere lead healthier lives.

The Clinical Research Associate position is in the laboratory of Dr. Dimitri Monos, Director of the Immunogenetics Laboratory in the Division of Genomic Diagnostics of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The lab’s research and development activities focus on the role of Histocompatibility (HLA) molecules and the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) in autoimmunity and transplantation. We are interested in the detailed characterization of the MHC by high throughput DNA sequencing technologies and the identification of polymorphisms important for many HLA-associated diseases and rejection processes in solid organ and bone marrow / hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The research and test development role is funded by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This team member will work in a collaborative environment to develop new clinical diagnostic tests, assays, and technologies that will improve diagnostic capabilities, operational efficiencies, and patient outcomes.

Job Responsibilities

Assists faculty in the conduct of research of significant value in the basic and/or translational science area Plans, conducts research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives Trains technical staff, students in lab procedures Reviews manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals Assists with the submission of grant applications/contracts and funding of research projects Participates in free discussion, research progress, and overall morale Responsible for appropriate use of research funds May supervise students

Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

Terminal degree (MD, PhD, DVM), 1or more years Post-Doctoral fellowship experience Master’s degree, 3-5 years of scientifically relevant experience required Bachelor’s degree, 7+ years of scientifically relevant experience required Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Experience and/or training in genetics, molecular biology, and other molecular based assays Experience with conducting basic research, new test / assay development, and/or quality improvement projects Experience with analysis and interpretation of results Experience in a clinical laboratory setting, conducting and writing up validations, and/or writing standard operating procedures Experience with current genotyping and Next Generation Sequencing platforms Background in Immunology, Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics, and/or HLA experience Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and communicate with both clinical lab technical staff and R&D staff in a dynamic and collaborative environment Effective critical thinking and problem solving skills Excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills Ability to work independently with minimal guidance while consistently exercising good judgment Ability to learn new technologies quickly Ability to work efficiently and effectively on multiple projects (multitasking)

Organization Description: 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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Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288

Please apply directly: Research-Associate-I-PA-19104/470666900/? utm_source=emory

Closing Date: 7/18/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Heath Warman,  Research Associate I-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Contact Location: 2716 South Street, 6th Floor

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How to Apply: Please apply directly: Research-Associate-I-PA-19104/470666900/? utm_source=emory

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