Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best.
The Section of Infections & Immunity at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is seeking a Research Lab Assistant to non-technical and basic general laboratory support in all laboratory activities for the purpose of enhancing and developing research projects.Â
Learn basic laboratory skills under the direction of more experienced laboratory personnel.Â Assist in preparing chemical solutions or other materials for use in experiments under the direction of an experienced technician.
Collects, cleans, sterilizes and stocks glassware and plasticware for use in laboratory.Â Maintains quality control standards for cleanliness of plasticware or glassware in accordance with laboratory procedures.
Sanitizes or sterilizes used materials for disposal.
Determines when glassware is damaged beyond serviceability and disposes in accordance with laboratory procedures.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
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.Â The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position is a 1 year fixed term, part time position.Â It is funded by a research contract/grant and may be renewable based on continued receipt of necessary funding and at the discretion of the department.
Minimum Education: Less than high schoolMinimum Experience: 0 - 6 monthsMinimum Field of Expertise: Must be able to follow detailed instructions, oral and written, and read labels
Internal Number: REQ20094504
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.