Next Generation Sequencing Scientist

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Job Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
based on experience

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401k, pension planning, life insurance, and disability coverage. We also offer generous PPL, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Job Description: 

Are you highly motivated and innovative? Are you well organized, have a keen attention to detail and strong record-keeping skills?

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory in the Division of Genomic Diagnostics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is looking for a qualified and motivated scientist to join a dynamic R&D team developing novel assays for diagnostic applications. The Molecular Genetics Laboratory specializes in genomic testing for rare hereditary conditions in pediatrics and adults. The Next Generation Sequencing Scientist will work independently and as part of a team to develop, validate, and implement panels and whole exome sequencing for clinical diagnostics. This individual will plan, design, and conduct advanced studies. The successful candidate must have strong analytical and quantitative skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a strong track record of independent and collaborative research. A strong background in molecular biology and human genetics is necessary. Experience with next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and clinical diagnostics compliance is a plus.

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.
• Child Abuse Clearances
• FBI Fingerprint Clearance
• Drug Screening
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran status.


Minimum Requirements:

MT, (ASCP), NCA. Or related specialty certification, preferred.
B.S. degree in Medical Technology or other related field of study. Advanced degree preferred. A minimum of 5-7 years related laboratory experience with demonstrated mastery of advance technical skill inventory, including next generation sequencing.

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About Our Organization: 

Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.

Today, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. Our 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering significant research initiatives.

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