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Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate

Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, California

School: Keck School of Medicine - Institute for Technology and Medical Systems

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate

This is a full-time, fixed term position.

The Keck School of Medicine: Institute for Technology and Medical Systems Innovation focuses on the convergence of engineering and medicine in the development and application of neuroprosthetics for novel diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr. Gianluca Lazzi is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate to aid in the institute’s research and projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage research endeavors, specifically for the grant project

  • Coordinate all aspects of project implementation, evaluation/analysis, and dissemination of study findings

  • Synthesize existing data and generate manuscript proposals

  • Serve as the lab’s main data manager and analyst

  • Draft comprehensive APA-style results sections, including tables, graphs, and figures

  • Be active in grant-writing and design of new studies

  • Provide supervision and mentorship for staff and undergraduate research assistants


  • Doctorate in a biology or engineering-related discipline

  • Prior experience in working in a dry lab

  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral)

  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

The annual base salary range for this position is $64,200 - $70,000. 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: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years Minimum Experience: 0-1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods

REQ20150374 Posted Date: 06/11/2024

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