Technical Specialist I

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

This individual will work as part of a team in our CAP/CLIA-certified clinical laboratory providing services for patients with leukemia and solid tumors. The diagnostic pipeline relies on integration of cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic (FISH) and molecular (sequencing)-based testing. We are looking for someone to play a key role in DNA analysis for cancer patients using an Illumina SNP-based platform. The successful candidate should be well organized, have good communication skills, experience working independently, and be accustomed to learning new analysis software tools.


B.S. or M.S. degree in biology, genetics or medical technology with a minimum of three years experience in a molecular genetics or cancer cytogenetics laboratory. Candidates with array based analysis of cancer specimens will be given preference.

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.

The 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 The 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).

The 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 veteran status.

Contact Information: 

For inquiries about the position please contact Rachel Bunchkowski at, or apply at:

About Our Organization: 

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 460-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.