Research Lab Technician II – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Position Type: Grant-Funded, Fixed-Term for 12 Months

Join the Team at USC: Where Innovation Meets Excellence

Are you passionate about research and looking to make a significant impact in the scientific community? The University of Southern California is seeking a dynamic and skilled Research Lab Technician II to join our cutting-edge research team. In this role, you’ll be at the forefront of scientific discovery, providing essential laboratory support and contributing to groundbreaking research projects.

About USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB): CCMB is a research laboratory located on the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Part of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, CCMB is funded through numerous federal and organization-sponsored research grants. Many of these grants are from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, supporting basic research into the 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 to solve problems in health and promote the well-being of society.

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Innovative Environment: Work in a state-of-the-art lab that fosters creativity and innovation.
  • Professional Growth: Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborative Culture: Join a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence and collaboration.
  • Impactful Work: Contribute to research that makes a difference in the world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and support research experiments in compliance with established laboratory and safety protocols.
  • Collect and analyze data from a variety of research procedures, tests, and techniques.
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment, ensuring optimal performance and accuracy.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for experimental use and handle materials according to safety guidelines.
  • Organize laboratory supplies and manage inventory to support continuous research activities.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of experiments and procedures.
  • Assist in the planning and design of experiments through comprehensive library research.
  • Uphold the security and safety of the research facility and its contents.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • Education: Minimum of an Associate’s Degree or specialized/technical training. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred and can substitute for experience requirements.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of relevant experience with laboratory equipment and research protocols.
  • Skills: Proficiency in general laboratory techniques, data analysis, and equipment maintenance.
  • Attributes: Detail-oriented, proactive, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Additional Perks:

  • Supervisory Opportunities: Potential to oversee student, temporary, and/or casual workers.
  • Equal Opportunity: We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The hourly rate for this position is $24.23. 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.

Discover the power of your USC employment with our comprehensive benefits and perks package! At USC, we prioritize the well-being of our faculty and staff, offering a diverse range of benefits designed to protect your health, wealth, and future. From robust healthcare coverage to retirement planning resources, our benefits are an essential part of your total rewards package. Explore the full spectrum of benefits and perks available to you at USC Benefits and Perks and unlock the true value of your USC employment today!

Join USC, Where Your Work Inspires Change

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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.

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