Scientist IV:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 16722

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Principal contributions are scientific or intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity.  Is an established principal investigator conducting research in a specific scientific area; Develops new experimental procedures and hypotheses for further investigation and publishes research results. Initiates and conducts independent experiments without supervision and guidance from other researchers. Collaborates and interacts with other researchers within the institution and at other institutions. Prepares manuscripts and abstracts for publication. Publishes scientific articles in refereed / peer reviewed journals, submits grant proposals for external funding; serves as an expert resource for colleagues and as a mentor for less experienced research scientist and personnel. Manages/supervises other research staff and has overall responsibility for the management and direction of laboratory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts research of significant scientific value in the basic and/or translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty
  • Responsible for the design, planning  and conduct of their own experiments and that of other lab personnel
  • Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives
  • Directly responsible for procurement of additional funding through grant writing and contributions to proposal development
  • Trains technical staff, students, fellows & physicians in lab procedures
  • Provides operational guidance over the laboratory
  • Oversees  management of daily resource allocations of the laboratory
  • Supervises several junior technical staff
  • Provides direction regarding overall laboratory staffing and specific research projects
  • Identifies and interviews candidates for open positions
  • Composes publications for peer reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals
  • Participates in educational programs and teaching assignments

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

Reserved for Investigators awaiting faculty appointments; Renowned Researchers, Researchers with highly specialized and sought after experience, skills, knowledge. Compensation set forth in contractual agreement.


Additional Technical Requirements

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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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288



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