Research Lab Tech II – Preventive Medicine – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Research Lab Technician II

The Department of Preventive Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) is in search of a Research Lab Technician who can assist with ongoing research on the underlying causes of human cancer.

The ideal candidate is expected to have working knowledge of and hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to, cell culture, and biochemical assays for detection of DNA damage, mutation, and aberrant gene expression. Familiarity with microarray and/or next-generation-sequencing based methods is a plus.

Preferred Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related field.

– One year of experience working in a research laboratory.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance evaluation.

Required Application Materials:

– Cover Letter

– Curriculum vitae (CV) or Resume

– Name and contact information of 3 references

The hourly rate range for this position is $20.76 – $25.22. 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.

Minimum Education: Associate’s Degree. Specialized/Technical Training. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Minimum 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.

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.

Laboratory: General Laboratory Techniques. Maintenance of Lab Notebook

Supervises: Level:
May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.

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