The Department of Preventive Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) is in search of a Research Lab Technician who can assist with ongoing research on the underlying causes of human cancer.
The ideal candidate is expected to have working knowledge of and hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to, cell culture, and biochemical assays for detection of DNA damage, mutation, and aberrant gene expression. Familiarity with microarray and/or next-generation-sequencing based methods is a plus.
- Bachelorâs degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related field.
- One year of experience working in a research laboratory.
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance evaluation.
Required Application Materials:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum vitae (CV) or Resume
- Name and contact information of 3 references
The hourly rate range for this position is $20.76 - $25.22. 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.
Minimum Education: Associate's Degree. Specialized/Technical Training. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.Minimum 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 ofresearch data.Preferred Education: Bachelor's DegreePreferred 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.Skills: Laboratory: General Laboratory Techniques. Maintenance of Lab NotebookSupervises: Level:May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.
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.