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Research Lab Technician II

Ophthalmology Los Angeles, California

Job Announcement:

The USC Roski Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Research Lab Technician II to join its team.

A part-time Research Lab Technician II is needed in the department of Ophthalmology to support ongoing research projects that are under the supervision of Dr. Craft and Dr. Jeong.   This is a perfect opportunity to work in the biomedical sciences with the opportunity team based projects and collaborations.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining valuable experience for graduate or medical school applications.  The individual must have excellent use of computers.  The individual must be highly organized, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, and knowledgeable with other scientific software, including EndNote and statistical analysis such as Prism.  Minimum of 1 year commitment is required with possible extension to a second year.

Job Summary:

Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.

Job Accountabilities include:

  • Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Collects field and/or laboratory measurements and data. Computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
  • Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments. Uses laboratory/computer equipment to conduct analyses of experiment data. Provides routine interpretations of analyses.
  • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment. Performs or arranges for basic repairs. May alter equipment to meet experiment requirements. Makes recommendations for equipment acquisitions.
  • Maintains and organizes laboratory supplies. Monitors inventory levels and orders or secures supplies as needed.
  • Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, samples, specimens and data.
  • Conducts on line searches in vision related and other research to assist in the planning and design of experiments.

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s Degree - Specialized/technical training; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

Preferred Experience:  Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.

Supervises – Nature of Work

Preferred Field of Expertise:  Bachelor Degree in related field can be substituted for minimum experience requirements.  A working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols is also required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant Attachments (Required):   Application/Resume

Applicant Attachments (Optional):  Cover Letter

Work Location:  CSA 215 2250 Alcazar Street

                              Los Angeles, CA 90033-9075

Percentage of Time: 53%; 20 hours (Part Time employment)

REQ20068786 Posted Date: 01/10/2019 - Thru date - 2019-03-10

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