Hiring Range: $23.34 - $24.62 per hour - pay will commensurate with experience
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: University Park Campus
It's an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovative education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university's expansive, humanity-centered mission: "The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit."
The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Senior Instructional Laboratory Technician to join its team. The ideal candidate will be able to provide advanced or specialized laboratory technical services and support to students and faculty of microbiology, biotechnology, and general education instructional laboratories.
Job responsibilities include:
Coordinates and plans lab exercises with manager. Tests and conducts experiments, exercises and demonstrations.
Provides technical assistance regarding pre and post experiment preparations and processes.
Constructs, adapts or acquires specialized lab equipment to meet specific instruction or research needs. Troubleshoots, operates, repairs and maintains equipment and instrumentation. Instructs and supervises staff, students and lecturers in use of specialized equipment.
Prepares detailed reports of laboratory preparation and activities as requested.
Ensures compliance with health and safety standards of laboratory operations.
Controls and monitors supply inventories. Approves supply orders and negotiates directly with vendors as appropriate. Oversees the maintenance, cataloging and inventory control of slides and other teaching materials used by faculty and students.
Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, samples, specimens and data. Prepares and labels materials and waste for storage and disposes as needed.
Conducts library research to assist in the planning and design of experiments.
Provides direction to other laboratory assistants. Assists in hiring, training and scheduling work assignments. Monitors work and provides performance feedback.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related education and experience in area of instruction providing strong knowledge of lab protocols and safety guidelines and computerized analysis methods. Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and schedule activities to meet both short-term and long-term deadlines. Knowledge of database operations and data acquisition.
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