Research Careers

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute offers unmatched opportunities to bring tomorrow’s advancements to children today — while honing your skills for the future. We host a vibrant and cutting-edge academic environment that promotes and encourages multidisciplinary research, collegiality, professional development and mentored research to train the future generation of pediatric investigators.

Research at CHOP reflects our commitment to improve child health and concentrates on basic, translational and clinical research on issues of importance and relevance to child health. With more than 425 investigators and a research staff in the thousands, the Research Institute continues its groundbreaking research on:

  • Diabetes
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Childhood cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Pediatric heart disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Nutrition disorders
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • AIDS
  • Sickle cell disease
  • And numerous other diseases and disorders that affect children

Among its distinguished investigators are seven members of the Institute of Medicine, two investigators of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences, and NIH Merit Scholars.

Whether working in a laboratory, clinic or office, each member of the research community plays an important and integral role in advancing pediatric research — all with the goal of improving the lives of children.

Research positions at CHOP

Some positions involve working in a laboratory. Some involve helping to test new treatments. Still others are administrative or financial positions that support the work of the researchers. With a wide range of positions available, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute offers opportunities in a variety of disciplines and fields. Not everyone does research, but every employee's work contributes to the overall research effort.

You can bring your passion for both clinical and basic investigation to traditional research positions:

  • Research Assistants
  • Research Technicians
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Study Coordinators
  • Research Nurses

In addition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute offers numerous positions in research support areas, including:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Management
  • Compliance
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Project Management
  • Education
  • Administration

Use our job search tool to explore our current opportunities, or view all current research openings.