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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Section of Infection and Immunity Los Angeles, California

The Postdoctoral Scholar-Research Associate will serve as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records. Temporary, fixed-term; one year and renewable on the recommendation of the faculty mentor and at the discretion of the dean. May be renewed up to a maximum of five years.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing *research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently.

  • Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to area of specialization.

  • Analyzes and evaluates research data utilizing computers and provides interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research.

  • Searches literature, utilizing all available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology and designs experiments accordingly.

  • Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.

  • Operates and maintains sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. For more information about benefits, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/


Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years. Minimum Experience: 0-1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field.


REQ20094499 Posted Date: 10/27/2020

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