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Research Lab Technician II

Medicine Los Angeles, California

USC’s KSOM Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research is seeking a highly motivated Research Lab Technician II to join Dr. Ya-Wen Chen’s Lab. A position is available immediately for a motivated research technician to assist in tissue culture, immunofluorescent staining, immunohistochemistry, and animal experiments. We focus on human lung development, injury and repair and regeneration using human stem cells. This position involves lab maintenance and participation in research under direct supervision by the principle investigator.

  • Provide 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 for research procedures, tests and techniques.
  • Preparing mRNA for bulk RNA sequencing.
  • Preparing chemical solutions and lab reagents.
  • Maintaining and operating laboratory equipment.
  • Maintaining tissue cultures.
  • Management of mouse colonies.
  • Tissue processing, sectioning and immunostaining.


Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences

Preferred Experience:  Previous experience with tissue cultures, immunofluorescent staining, immunohistological staining, animal handling. 

Preferred Qualifications (added):  Ability to interact with others.  Good organizational skills and an eye for detail are essential.  Curiosity.

Percentage of Time: 100%

Fixed Term: 7/1/19- 6/30/2020

REQ20073029 Posted Date: 04/17/2019 - Thru date - 2019-05-31

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