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The Division of Pulmonary Medicine and The Center for Lung Research at CHOP are dedicated to understanding themechanisms 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), 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, Senior Scientists and the Lab Manager, the Research Specialist 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. Previous experience managing a mouse colony consisting of several strains is highly desirable. Experience performing procedures on mice (ip, iv, sc, intranasal, intratracheal, etc.) is highly desirable, but not required.

This position requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail in daily work.

What you will do
Performs lab tests which require the analysis of results and interpretation of methods
Assists with planning specific research protocols and procedures
Assists in development & troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas
Modifies methods and protocols under the direction of the PI
Formulates and performs complex lab experiments, analyzes data & reports outcomes
Presents & discusses work at regular lab meetings
Prepares laboratory reagents and monitors and maintains inventory
Performs calculations and maintains appropriate log books and lab notebooks
Assists in writing methods and setting-up protocols accurately under the direction of the PI program director or senior scientist
Assists with the maintenance of laboratory equipment, development of safety procedures and compliance records
Researches journals, white papers and other scientific publications for pertinent information
Assists with the preparation of materials for presentations, papers, grant applications, and conferences
May oversee junior staff and/or laboratory workflow.
May assist with lab administrative functions.
Education Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree Required
Experience Qualifications
At least three (3) years of directly relevant post grad scientific lab experience Required
At least five (5) years of directly relevant post grad scientific lab experience Preferred
Skills and Abilities
Advanced knowledge in the use of a wide variety of lab techniques, research equipment and research related software
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent critical thinking / problem-solving skills
Excellent analytical skills

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, CHOP employees who work in patient care buildings or who have patient facing responsibilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive an annual influenza vaccine.

Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.


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