University of Southern California
Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities, including but limited to protein, RNA, and DNA extraction and manipulation; spectroscopy analyses; and genomic analyses. Conducts 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. Communicate professionally both verbally and in writing to maintain sound scientific communication with colleagues.
Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols.
Collects data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and
Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments. Uses
laboratory/computer equipment to conduct analyses of experiment data. Provides routine
interpreunions of analyses.
Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment. Performs or arranges for basic repairs.
May alter equipment to meet experiment requirements. Makes recommendations for
Prepares chemical solutions for experimental usc.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with
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.
Learns basic laboratory safety and, if appropriate, basic radiation safety under the
direction of the USC Safety Office and more experienced laboratory staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. 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.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Science is required. Master's or Doctorate degree in Biochemistry and/or Biophysics related field is highly preferred
Proficiency with protein extraction & purification;
Proficiency with RNAIDNA extraction & manipulation;
Experience with spectroscopy techniques;
Experience with genomic software.
General laboratory techniques
Maintenance of Lab Notebook
May oversee student. temporary and/or casual workers.
Preferred Experience: 3 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research
protocols. Knowledge ofcomputer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis
and interpretation of research data. Can perfonn assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction.
Candidates should attach a statement responding to these questions:
What are the basic procedures in protein extraction and purification?
What are the cautions when dealing with RNAIDNA extraction and manipulation?
Who was the manufacturer of the spectroscopy instrumentation that you have used?
What genomic software have you used?
Describe your experience with scientific presentation (publications, posters, etc.)
REQ20054404 Posted Date: 01/10/2018
University of Southern California
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