The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Lab Technician I to join its team. The Research Lab Technician will assist various research projects to understand molecular mechanisms of human diseases. The position may require occasional flexible work hours depending on the demands of the experimental protocols and processing timelines.
Perform genomic and epigenomic experiments using molecular biology techniques in human cells
Execute experiments with the use of antibodies (western blots, immunoprecipitations, etc) and with standard molecular biology techniques (such as PCR amplification, DNA extraction, cloning, transfection, and gel electrophoresis)
Learn new techniques quickly and a strict attention to details of experimental protocols
Provide general and specific laboratory support such as ordering supplies, coordinating laboratory safety, organizing laboratory materials and supplies, and maintaining laboratory equipment
Possess excellent organizational and communication skills to collaborate successfully in the multi-lab nature of this project
Write and present experimental results
Utilize standard word processing programs (Word, Excel, Power point, etc.)
Associateâs or Bachelorâs degree (or equivalent)
Familiarity with molecular and cell biology laboratory techniques
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Excellent organizational skills
Experience with genomic technologies is not essential but would be helpful
Additional experience using next generation sequencing/bioinformatics would be plus
The hourly rate range for this position is $19.60 - $23.05. 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.
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Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 6 - 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Ability to follow detailed instructions, oral and written
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.