The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee ofÂ USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work. Â
The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking a Research Lab Technician II in the Translational Imaging Cent.The largest and oldest of the USC schools, USC Dornsife functions as the academic core of the university, offering courses and advancing knowledge across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
The Translational Imaging Center serves dual, complementary roles as a research center and as a user facility.Â The technologies employed range from conventional light microscopy and laser scanning microscopy, to optical coherence tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) microscopy. As these technologies are refined, they are made available to the members of the USC research community.Â To fulfill its research mission, the Translational Imaging Center houses an interdisciplinary research group, encompassing researchers in disciplines ranging from applied physics to neurobiology. The overarching research goal is to apply technologies for the intravital imaging of cells and cellular processes in living tissues.
The Research Lab Technician II will plan and perform traditional molecular, cell biology, and zebrafish embryology experiments. Be proficient in, but not limited to, molecular techniques for DNA and RNA manipulation, PCR, gene expression analysis and microinjections. Independently performs non-routine and complex research laboratory procedures and techniques. Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments. Assist in organizing and maintaining animal colony. Provide analyses and interpretations of results for review by supervisor. Provide input and updates on progress of research and make recommendations for modification as appropriate.
Bachelor degree or Master's degree. Â
Strong background in Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Highly proficient in molecular techniques.
1-2 years of directly related laboratory experience to provide advanced knowledge of research procedures, equipment and analysis methods.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
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.