The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is seeking a Research Lab Technician II to join its team. The ideal candidate will be organized, collegial, and have experience working in a research laboratory environment.
Position responsibilities 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.
Prepares chemical solutions for experimental use.
Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
Â Maintains and organizes laboratory supplies. Monitors inventory levels and orders or secures supplies as needed.
Conducts library research to assist in the planning and design of experiments.
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.
Applications will not be considered complete without a Resume and Cover letter.Â Documents may be uploaded in a single PDF.
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum 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.
Internal Number: REQ20092561
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