The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a highly qualified and innovative director to lead a high-throughput sequencing core facility. This high-throughput sequencing core will develop and implement standardized and specialized library preparation protocols, provide sequencing services, and advise laboratory personnel in experimental design and analysis. The long-term goal of this core facility will be to provide a wide range of genomics services for CHOP research faculty. Staffing of the core, and instrumentation needed to keep pace with anticipated demand and emerging technologies, will be provided by the CHOP Research Institute. Once this state-of-the-art facility is established, the director will be expected to develop a sustainable strategic plan, and work with faculty to prioritize future instrumentation and services. The director is expected to interact and interface with various genomics-focused research centers and programs, and contribute to the overall ecosystem of genomics and data sciences research at CHOP. The successful applicant will be a visionary leader with significant experience in contemporary high-throughput sequencing technologies and instruments, and in managing research personnel and technical staff. A candidate with prior experience in directing and managing a sequencing core facility is preferred.
Since its start in 1855 as the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, CHOP 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, CHOP 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.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.