This is a 1 year, fixed term, grant funded position.
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCâs Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology is a unique facility that unites world-class researchers in a variety of disciplines centered around structures of the craniofacial region. Since its inception in 1991, CCMB has been home to several major discoveries and has attracted top researchers from around the world.
USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is looking for a talented Research Lab Tech II to join the CCMB team.
The applicant should be experienced in all or most molecular biology laboratory methodologies and techniques. Essential is experience with fine organ dissections from mice and rats, histology and immunolocalization, real-time PCR, Western blot analysis, animal handling and husbandry, and microscopy (including confocal, and SEM). The applicant must be highly organized with impeccable record keeping. The applicant should also have experience in, or be willing to learn, the preparation of samples for analyses of high-throughput data such and in RNA-seq.
Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Field of Expertise: Bachelor Degree in related field can be substituted for minimum experience requirements. A working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols is also required.
General Laboratory Techniques
Maintenance of Lab Notebook
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.