Skip Navigation

Search all jobs

Let’s change the world together!

USC is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work. Think you’ve got what it takes to join us? We invite you to search our open positions and apply!

Research Lab Tech II

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Los Angeles, California

The Keck School of Medicine: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's mission is to better understand the underlying mechanisms for studying human disease through research and training that combines basic concepts of biochemistry with wide-ranging interdisciplinary topics. Our program provides hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories to produce high-impact results for treatment, prevention and therapeutics.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Lab Technician II to join its team.The Research Lab Technician will aid the PI on various research projects as deemed appropriate by the PI. The position may require occasional flexible work hours depending on the demands of the experimental protocols and processing timelines.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform genomic and epigenomic experiments using molecular biology techniques in human cells
  • Execute experiments with the use of antibodies (western blots, immunoprecipittions, etc) and with standard molecular biology techniques (such as PCR amplification, DNA extraction, cloning, and gel electrophoresis)
  • Learn new techniques quickly and a strict attention to details of experimental protocols
  • Provide general and specific laboratory support such as ordering supplies, coordinating lab safety, organizing laboratory materials and supplies, and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills to collaborate successfully in the multi-lab nature of this project
  • Ability to write and present experimental results
  • Utilize standard word processing programs (Word, Excel, Power point, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with genomic technologies and epigenomic assays (CRISPR/Cas9, DNA methylation, ChIP-, ATAC-, 4C-seq) and experience with simple database programs or other bioinformatic programs is not essential but would be helpful


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.



REQ20090884 Posted Date: 07/31/2020 - Thru date - 2020-08-31

Job matching

With just one click and a connection to LinkedIn, we can connect you with jobs that match your work experience.

Start matchingto jobs with your LinkedIn account

Stay connected with University of Southern California

Sign up to receive job alerts

Select interests

Recently added jobs