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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Research Technician III
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's in basic science or related field. Master's degree desired.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3-7 years of progressive experience. Supervisory experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge of statistics and advanced mathematics Proficiency in the use of wide variety of lab techniques, research equipment and research related software Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Proven ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary research team Demonstrated experience in laboratory methods such as: gel electrophoresis, PCR analysis, protein purification and DNA purification. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as: MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Experience handling laboratory animals

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Responsible Conduct of Research
  1. Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
  2. Maintain confidentiality of data as required.
  3. Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
  4. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  5. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.
Performs laboratory work
  1. Perform routine and non-routine tests such as western blots, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence as directed.
  2. Record and check results for completeness and accuracy.
  3. Perform tasks that may require familiarity with techniques and equipment.
Assists with project planning
  1. Assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures.
  2. Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
  3. Assist in the development and troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas.
Plans research projects
  1. In conjunction with Principle Investigator, modify methods and protocols.
Formulate and perform complex laboratory experiments, and analyzes and reports the data
  1. Formulate and defend hypotheses.
  2. Elaborate on design and execution of experiments that could test these hypotheses.
  3. Develop methods and protocols to implement the experiments, including gel electrophoresis, PCR analysis, protein purifications, and DNA purifications.
  4. Make detailed observations and keep an accurate laboratory notebook.
  5. Present and discuss work at weekly laboratory meetings and national symposia.
Supports project management
  1. Maintain awareness of deadlines and plan appropriately for upcoming staffing and project needs.
  2. Plan for completion of projects on time.
  3. Train and mentor new staff as needed.
  4. Assist with determining work assignments, schedules and priorities.
Maintains Data:
  1. Develop and modify databases as needed.
  2. Collect, codes and compile statistics (coding of data requires interpretation of data from a broad range of alternatives).
Promotes internal and external customer relations:
  1. Respond to both internal and external requests in an effective and friendly customer service manner.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Review and write reports, proposals and publications :
  1. Generate standard and ad-hoc reports as needed.
  2. Analyze and evaluate data.
  3. Compile data and write sections of project results and analysis.
  4. Edit sections written by colleagues.
  5. Prepare charts and graphs for publication.
  6. Draft and edit manuscripts and grant proposals.
  7. Research professional journals and literature.
  8. Attend lab seminars to further research knowledge.
  9. Assist in or prepare the writing of grants, journal articles, poster and oral presentations.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.