This is a 1 year fixed-term, grant funded position.
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCâs Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB) 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 Technician I to join the CCMB team.
The Research Lab Technician I will provide basic technical assistance to other laboratory researchers in conducting research experiments. This individual will conduct standardized tests and procedures under close supervision.
Prepares experimental materials using laboratory protocols and safety guidelines.
Collects and sterilizes dishware and glassware for use in laboratory.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
Sets up and operates standard laboratory equipment.
Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct basic experiments.
Performs limited routine analysis and provides basic interpretations.
Prepares chemical solutions under the direction of an experienced technician.
Stocks and maintains laboratory supplies. Monitors inventory levels and orders or secures supplies as needed.
Maintains laboratory environment in orderly, operable condition.
Learns basic laboratory safety and, if appropriate, basic radiation or blood borne pathogen safety under the direction of the USC Safety Office and more experienced laboratory staff.
The Research Lab Technician I will perform and train to use equipment for Immunology, Molecular genetics, Flow Cytometry, Microbiology, DNA & RNA isolation from FFPE tissues, RT qPCR, RT2 Profiler PCR Array, Immunohistochemistry, Tissue microarray, and Digital image analysis.
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’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.