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Research Tech IV - Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia-Richard Aplenc Lab

Dr. Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, AVP and Chief Clinical Research Officer, and The Mai and Harry F. West Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is seeking a talented and strongly self-motivated individual to join his collaborative team as a Research Technician III. Dr. Aplenc’s work aims to improve clinical outcomes for pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients through translational, patient-centered outcomes research, and large data projects. One specific area of Dr. Aplenc’s research focuses on the discovery of novel therapeutic targets in pediatric AML through a proteogenomics approach.

The Research Technician will work closely with senior scientific staff and will participate in planned research projects by performing experimental procedures with minimal supervision. Successful candidates will have a BS in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field. Prior experience working or volunteering in a basic science laboratory is strongly preferred. This position is intended for individuals interested in a career in basic or translational sciences, with a desire to make meaningful scientific contributions as part of a dynamic team. Routine responsibilities may include:
  • biorepository management
  • specimen transport/shipping
  • sample processing
  • DNA/RNA extraction
  • RNAseq
  • Protein extraction
  • Proteomics work
  • Cell/tissue culture work
  • Flow cytometry
  • In vivo experiments

The Research Technician will have an opportunity to be trained in more advanced scientific techniques.