The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nationâs most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one the worldâs best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Davis School has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and, with additional strong programs throughout the University, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology.
The USC Davis School of Gerontology is seeking a Research Lab Technician I to join its team. The Research Lab Technician I provides basic technical assistance to other laboratory technicians in conducting research experiments. This position will also include work with experimental animals on a range of research projects investigating environmental and dietary influences on normal aging and Alzheimerâs disease. Join the team of three independently funded Principal Investigators to manage their transgenic mouse colonies.
Key Job Responsibilities
Conducts standardized tests and procedures under close supervision
Daily monitoring, maintenance and managing of 5 â 6 unique transgenic mouse lines needed for research projects.
Perform PCR for genotyping mice and keep precise records on all mice in the colony.
Assist post-docs and graduate students in executing protocols for phenotypic characterization of mice.
Prepares experimental materials using laboratory protocols and safety guidelines.
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.
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.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Ability to follow detailed instructions, oral and written
This position is funded by a research grant. Accordingly, this position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequent grant to continue employment.Â â
Benefits include a competitive salary, a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), 403(b), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, paid vacation and more. This is a full-time non-exempt position that will require substantial commitment and flexibility.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.
If you are interested, please submit your fully completed application along with a cover letter and resume with references. Thank you for your interest!
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
Internal Number: REQ20086228
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