This is a full time, fixed term (12 months), grant-funded position.
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB) is a research laboratory located on the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. CCMB is a part of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.
The laboratory is funded through numerous federal and organization sponsored research grants. Many of these grants are from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, under which basic research is conducted into developmental, biochemical and molecular biological aspects of human development with a special emphasis on craniofacial structures in both health and disease.
Working together, we are advancing oral, dental, and craniofacial research toward solving problems in health and promoting the well-being of society.
CCMB is looking for a talented Research Lab Technician II who will serve as a key personnel on the Director's research project. This person will provide planning and conducting research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols; will independently perform non-routine and complex research laboratory procedures and techniques. This person will select, modify or adapt equipment and procedures to specific research needs; will supervise other research laboratory personnel as assigned.
Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Collects field and/or laboratory measurements and data. Computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments. Uses laboratory/computer equipment to conduct analyses of experiment data. Provides routine interpretations of analyses.
Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment. Performs or arranges for basic repairs. May alter equipment to meet experiment requirements. Makes recommendations for equipment acquisitions.
Prepares chemical solutions for experimental use.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
Maintains and organizes laboratory supplies. Monitors inventory levels and orders or secures supplies as needed.
Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, samples, specimens and data.
Conducts library research to assist in the planning and design of experiments.
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.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred Field of Expertise: Bachelor Degree in related field can be substituted for minimum experience requirements. A working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols is also required.
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
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