The University of Southern California (USC) is a private and not-for-profit research university founded in 1880, and one of the largest private employer in the Los Angeles area with over 40,000 students.
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the Viterbi School of Engineering, offers BS, MS and PhD degrees within the areas of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Petroleum. We have a total of 156 undergraduates and over 350 graduate students, 27 faculty members and 14 staff members.Â As the undergraduate population is expected to keep growing, we are seeking an Instructional Laboratory Technician, Senior, to join our two laboratory staff members.
The new staff member will provide laboratory technical services and support to students and faculty of instructional labs, prepare and maintain laboratory facilities, equipment and materials for experiments and ensure compliance with health and safety standards as required. This Instructional Lab Tech, Senior will report directly to the Instructional Lab Manager.
Provides advanced or specialized laboratory technical services and support to faculty and students of instructional labs. Tests and conducts experiments, exercises and demonstrations. Provides technical assistance regarding pre and post experiment preparations and processes.
Constructs, adapts or acquires specialized lab equipment to meet specific instruction needs. Troubleshoots, operates, repairs and maintains equipment and instrumentation. Instructs and supervises staff, students and lecturers in use of specialized equipment.
Prepares detailed reports of laboratory preparation and activities as requested.
Ensures compliance with health and safety standards of laboratory operations.
Controls and monitors supply inventories. Approves supply orders and negotiates directly with vendors as appropriate. Oversees the maintenance, cataloging and inventory control of slides and other teaching materials used by faculty and students.
Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, instrumentation and supplies. Prepares and labels materials and waste for storage and disposes as needed.
Conducts library research to assist in the planning and design of experiments.
Completes and controls the annual chemical and equipment inventory.
All tasks related to instructional labs have priority over any other tasks referred in the cross-campus job description.
Performs other related duties as requested.
This is a full-time position. Work hours will be arranged based on the lab schedule.
Good communication skills and ability to multi task and work in a team
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point
Knowledge on the use of equipment/instrumentation in a lab setting
Strong knowledge of lab protocols and safety guidelines Â
Applications must include a complete resume and a compelling cover letter.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related education and experience in area of instruction providing strong knowledge of lab protocols and safety guidelines and computerized analysis methods. Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and schedule activities to meet both short-term and long-term deadlines. Knowledge of database operations and data acquisition.
Internal Number: REQ20082152
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.