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Research Lab Technician II

Translational Imaging Center Los Angeles, California

It’s an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovative education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university’s expansive, humanity-centered mission: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - Translational Imaging Center seeks a full time Research Lab Technician II to join its team.

The Animal Care and Research Lab Technician II will maintain the general health of fish in our facility, organize the fish facility, and assist with research projects as needed.  Care of zebrafish will include but not limited to daily feedings and routine maintenance such as filter changes, system and tank cleaning, fry rearing, maintenance of wildtype fish stock, water quality monitoring, and troubleshooting any system failures.  Organization of fish facility would require keeping track of genetically distinct lines of fish in the facility, train new fish facility users, and monitor usage of fish. 

For research projects, technician will assist in experiments related to projects in the lab.  This would include genotyping, embryo microinjection and sperm freezing.  Training in these techniques will be provided.

The candidate should have some knowledge of molecular biology techniques, genetics, and/or imaging. The candidate has to be able to work both independently and with a team.

This is a fixed term position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:                               Bachelor degree in the Life Sciences

Preferred Experience:            Laboratory experience preferred. Experience with fish                                                   husbandry preferred but not essential as training in                                                   zebrafish care will be provided.

Preferred Field of Expertise:  Highly proficient in animal husbandry and general laboratory skills.  

Required Application Materials

Please provide a cover letter along with your resume submission.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.


Job Profile Summary
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.

Job Description
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.


REQ20042607 Posted Date: 04/20/2017 - Thru date - 5/31/2017

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