This is a 5 month fixed-term, grant funded position.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicineâs mission is to better understand the underlying mechanisms for studying human disease through research and training that combines basic concepts of biochemistry with wide-ranging interdisciplinary topics.
The Research Lab Technician I will provide basic technical assistance to other laboratory researchers in conducting research experiments. This individual will conduct standardized tests and procedures under close supervision.
Prepares experimental materials using laboratory protocols and safety guidelines.
Collects and sterilizes dishware and glassware for use in laboratory.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
Sets up and operates standard laboratory equipment.
Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct basic experiments.
Performs limited routine analysis and provides basic interpretations.
Prepares chemical solutions under the direction of an experienced technician.
Stocks and maintains laboratory supplies. Monitors inventory levels and orders or secures supplies as needed.
Maintains laboratory environment in orderly, operable condition.
Learns basic laboratory safety and, if appropriate, basic radiation or blood borne pathogen safety under the direction of the USC Safety Office and more experienced laboratory staff.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 6 - 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Ability to follow detailed instructions, oral and written
Internal Number: REQ20085648
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.