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Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate

Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB) Los Angeles, California

Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best.

USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Center for Cranial Molecular Biology is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate to join its team.

This will be a temporary, fixed-term position; 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 Summary:

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.


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.


REQ20038571 Posted Date: 03/02/2017

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