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University of Southern California Research Lab Tech in Los Angeles, California

Research Lab TechApplyResearchLos Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one of the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The school has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and, with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology.

The Longo Lab at theUSC Leonard Davis School of Gerontologyis seeking a Specialized Research Lab Technician to join its team. This Specialized Research Lab Tech will focus on how health and longevity are regulated by nutrient-sensing pathways. Will be responsible for rodent (cancer, as well as lifespan studies in mice) and tissue culture work (human and rodent cell lines).Performs moderate to complex specific laboratory procedures, testing, etc, utilizing techniques and technology related to the specialized scientific field (e.g. May prepare regular and special media formulations; produce grow or culture microbiological materials; performs Elisa plate testing with consistent and high quality test results, etc.)

Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • In vivo murine experiments: daily inspection of all animals including breeding, feeding, and weighing. Additionally: cognitive and behavioral examination, analytical and diagnostic tests, tissue collections, tumor measurements.

  • In vitro experiments: Cell cultures and associated assays, molecular and biochemical profiles (genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics), and samples analysis (blood, tissues, etc) from animal studies.

  • Will maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory meetings and publications.

  • Bibliographic research.

  • Maintaining of the lab

  • May supervise/manager other staff and/or research students

The ideal candidates will have a Masters's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology with previous experience working in a lab and performing complex research experiments. We also seek a nutrition background and/or degree.

Idea skills and experience include:

  • Monitoring and handling of rodent colonies (breeding, feeding, and weighing)

  • Cognitive behavior examination

  • Body composition detection

  • DNS extraction and quantification

  • Cell culture maintenance

This position is funded by a researchcontract/grantand may be funded by a subsequentcontract/grant. Accordingly, your position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequentcontract/grantto continue employment.

Benefits include a competitive salary, a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, paid vacation, sick time, and more.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

If you are interested, please submit your application. Please include a cover letter and resume with at least three professional references. Thank you for your interest!

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Minimum Experience: 4 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in directly related specialized scientific field. Previous specialized laboratory experience, knowledgeable in use of specialized laboratory equipment. Working knowledge of lab procedures, techniques and testing related to specialized scientific field. Computer literacy.

REQ20093136 Posted Date: 09/16/2020 - Thru date - 2020-09-22