Research Associate – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The USC Institute of Urology is seeking a Research Associate to work under the direct supervision of Dr. Gangning Liang at the USC Institute of Urology, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and University of Southern California. This is a two-year fixed-term position. The Research Associate will work on research project focusing on studying the molecular mechanisms driving the recruitment of chromatin modifiers to the chromatin in Cancer (Li et al, Cell Report, 2023, Zhou et al, Cancer Research in press, Li et al, Nature Communications, 2022). Our Lab is using and developing cutting edge experimental and computational methods based on molecular biology and next-generation sequencing. Candidates with strong background in epigenetics, genomics and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. We would like the applicant to have knowledge of epigenetics, genomics, genetics and cell biology as it would be an asset. Background in ChIP-sequencing is a definite asset. The applicant must have demonstrated excellent publication record of scientific achievement. The applicant should have experience with analytic tools such as R or Matlab along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. We are seeking for a highly motivated and self-driven to address challenging questions in the field of epigenomics. This will be a two year fixed term position.

The base yearly salary for this position is $70,544. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The position offers a competitive salary with excellent university benefits and an academic appointment at the USC Keck School of Medicine appropriate to the level of training and experience.  USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

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