The Department of Pathology is seeking to hire a Research Laboratory Technician I to join an existing team of highly skilled Postdoctoral Researchers, Research Associates and Technicians.Â
Our laboratory is seeking a full time Research Laboratory Technician I position to support non-clinical COVID-19 related research to include in vitro studies to evaluate and characterize immune responses to invading pathogens. Under the direction of Principle Investigators, our research studies focus on mammalian innate and adaptive immunity. Incumbent will support pre-clinical research and drug discovery advancement. Â Our laboratory employs an array of general scientific laboratory research practices and procedures including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, enzyme kinetics, immune signaling pathways, microbiology, and animal models for acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. The incumbent will utilize tissue culture and vivarium facilities, andÂ Â various instrumentation such as Â Â incubators, centrifuges, pH meters, spectrophotometers, balances, high performance liquid chromatography, and small animal handing instruments.Â Under direct supervision, he/she will conduct research experiments under approval from Institutional Biological Safety Â Â or Animal Care Use and Committee. Â Flexible hours will be required. Â Candidates with general knowledge of scientific theory and practice, or previous research experience and/or laboratory coursework in biological sciences, immunology or chemistry are preferred. The incumbent will:
Grow and maintain mammalian cell lines, fungi or bacterial organisms under biosafety level 2 operations
Perform in vitro immunological testing (e.g. ELISA, Immunohistochemistry, enzyme kinetics, FLOW, Â protein determination, PCR)
Perform routine animal handling, infection, treatment and tissue collection, observation
Perform pharmacokinetic analysis of tissue samples
Perform protein expression and purification
Collect, analyze and report data for research projectÂ
Use laboratory or computer equipment to process or analyze experimental data
Maintain accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments
Provide routine interpretations of analyses
Maintain laboratory equipment
Prepare chemical solutions for experimental use
Complete Â required certifications for animal tutorials,Â general laboratory safety, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Radiation under the direction of the USC safety office
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The Keck School of Medicine Department of Pathology is one of the largest pathology departments in the United States. The Department aims to shape the future of pathology as it will be practiced in community hospitals, academic medical centers and clinical laboratories throughout the country.
The position offers a competitive salary with excellent university benefits.Â
This is a grant-funded position.
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 writtenHighly Preferred Qualifications:Candidates with general knowledge of scientific theory and practice, or previous research experience and/or laboratory coursework in biological sciences, immunology or chemistry are preferred. Animal handling experience highly preferred.
Internal Number: REQ20089589
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