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Research Lab Technician II

Department of Ophthalmology Los Angeles, California

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

A Research Lab Technician II is needed in the Department of Ophthalmology/USC Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics to support research projects that are ongoing. The technician will assist researchers with various research experiments. Ability to use and maintain computer systems is required. Experience with eye and brain procedures is desired. The technician will maintain IACUC protocols, keep animal records in order, maintain material usage logs, and order supplies. The technician will assist with animal surgeries. The individual must have excellent facility with computers. 

The individual must be highly organized, facile with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and willing to learn new software programs.

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 library research to assist in the planning and design of experiments

Work Location: MMR (Mudd Memorial Laboratory)

Percentage of Time: 100%; 37.5 hours

Posting Salary Range:   Negotiable

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:  research expertise in Ophthalmology, specializing in Retina

Applicant Attachments (Required):   Application/Resume

Applicant Attachments (Optional):  Cover Letter

REQ20065036 Posted Date: 09/13/2018 - Thru date - 2018-11-30

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