The Zlokovic lab at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles is seeking a Research Lab Tech II. The laboratory is internationally recognized for research contributions in Alzheimerâs disease and stroke and is interested in other neurodegenerative diseases and stem cell technologies.
State-of-the-art imaging and cellular and molecular methods are available for studies of brain vascular and neuronal functions. The candidate will support work in the lab related to neurovascular and related changes in Alzheimerâs disease (AD) using transgenic mouse models with genetic AD risk factors such as APOE and PICALM, and/or models of neurovascular conditions such as CADASIL, as well as in vitro cell culture models and assays.
The candidate should have at least 2 yearsâ experience or training in rodent tissue processing such as sectioning, fixing, and fluorescent staining.
Experience growing and maintaining primary cell and immortalized cell cultures.
Experience in cell sorting (MACS, FACS, or similar), labeling, and immunostaining and molecular biology techniques such as qPCR are highly desired.
Conduct research experiments under supervision of senior lab personnel following laboratory and safety protocols. Maintain accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments, perform data analysis.
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.
The hourly rate range for this position is $23.56 - $28.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in biology, neuroscience, or related field.Minimum Field of Expertise: Basic knowledge and training in tissue sectioning and processing, cell culture, and/or and molecular biology.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.
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