Research Technician I- Division of Cardiology-Neurodevelopment outcomes:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 91769

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Our preclinical research focuses on improving the understanding of pediatric neuronal injury using optical neuroimaging and small animal models of stroke, hypoxia, and other diseases. Tasks involved with this posting include, but are not limited to (1) performing procedures on small animals, (2) acquiring and analyzing neuroimaging data, (3) assisting with analysis of data collected, and (4) managing regulatory documentation associated with research studies. This project is highly translational with the goal of building a robust and reproducible preclinical foundation at the bench to enable the development of bedside clinical imaging.

We are seeking well-rounded individuals with prominent organizational, communication, time-management, and critical thinking skills. Applicants should be willing to work in both a team and independently and have the ability to conduct detailed translational research protocols with minimal supervision. Prior lab experience in preclinical vertebrate studies with at least 1 year of prior hands-on experience working with mice, including mouse husbandry, breeding, and comfort with in vivo surgery is required. Preferred skills: knowledge of computer programs including Matlab, RedCap, and Office. The research assistant will learn to operate relevant optical instrumentation and software. The research  technician will be expected to work with multiple members in Dr. Brian White  laboratory as well as the  Wolfson Family Laboratory for Clinical and Biomedical Optics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on other projects as the need arises. A willingness to learn data analysis/data processing is important. The position is contingent on continued funding.

Please also email CV to Dr. Brian White ([email protected]).

 Click on the link to learn more about the work Dr. Brian White  has done .

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs routine tests under the direction of principal investigator or supervisor
  • Performs research procedures on experimental samples as directed
  • Records and checks results for completeness and accuracy
  • Performs calculations and maintains appropriate log and lab notebooks
  • Performs tasks that may require familiarity with fundamental techniques and equipment
  • Assists with planning specific research protocols and procedures
  • Assists in care & maintenance of equipment including sterilize & clean glassware and dispose of specimens, media and other materials (using appropriate procedures)
  • Attends courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of research and laboratory techniques
  • Maintains a log of work performed, compiles and helps analyze data, prepares charts, graphs, and results of studies; Compiles information from lab notebooks and Journals
  • Conducts literary searches as directed

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program


Required Experience: Related classroom or laboratory experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

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