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Instructional Lab Tech Senior

Human and Evolutionary Biology Los Angeles, California

Instructional Lab Technician, Senior

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA 

The Human and Evolutionary Biology Section in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for the Instructional Lab Technician, Senior position. The ideal candidate will be able to provide advanced or specialized laboratory technical support to students and manager of Human Biology undergraduate instructional laboratories.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Organize and maintain laboratory facilities, equipment, materials and supplies for instructional experiments.

  • Coordinates and plans lab exercises with Lab Manager. Tests and conducts experiments, exercises and demonstrations.

  • Provides technical assistance regarding pre and post experiment preparations and processes.

  • Controls and monitors supply inventories. Oversees the maintenance, cataloging and inventory control of slides and other teaching materials used by faculty and students.

  • Constructs, adapts or acquires specialized lab equipment to meet specific instruction or research needs. Troubleshoots, operates, repairs and maintains equipment and instrumentation.

  • Prepares detailed reports of laboratory preparation and activities as requested.

  • Ensures compliance with health and safety standards of laboratory operations.

  • Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, samples, specimens and data. Prepares and labels materials and waste for storage and disposes as needed.

  • Provides direction to other laboratory assistants. Monitors work and provides performance feedback.

Key skills/abilities include:

  • Excellent time management, organizational, record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and follow through and provide work direction required.
  • Must be comfortable working with laboratory animals.
  • Must be knowledgeable of computers, Word and Excel.
  • Must be highly motivated and enthusiastic team player, with excellent problem solving skills.

Required Application Documents

Please submit your complete application along with a cover letter and resume.

The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and 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 University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in area of instruction providing strong knowledge of lab protocols and safety guidelines and computerized analysis methods. Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and schedule activities to meet both short-term and long-term deadlines. Knowledge of database operations and data acquisition.



REQ20052768 Posted Date: 11/02/2017

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