The Human and Evolutionary Biology Section in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for the Instructional Lab Technician, Senior position. The ideal candidate will be able to provide advanced or specialized laboratory technical support to students and manager of Human Biology undergraduate instructional laboratories.
Job responsibilities include:
Organize and maintain laboratory facilities, equipment, materials and supplies for instructional experiments.
Coordinates and plans lab exercises with Lab Manager. Tests and conducts experiments, exercises and demonstrations.
Provides technical assistance regarding pre and post experiment preparations and processes.
Controls and monitors supply inventories. Oversees the maintenance, cataloging and inventory control of slides and other teaching materials used by faculty and students.
Constructs, adapts or acquires specialized lab equipment to meet specific instruction or research needs. Troubleshoots, operates, repairs and maintains equipment and instrumentation.
Prepares detailed reports of laboratory preparation and activities as requested.
Ensures compliance with health and safety standards of laboratory operations.
Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, samples, specimens and data. Prepares and labels materials and waste for storage and disposes as needed.
Provides direction to other laboratory assistants. Monitors work and provides performance feedback.
Key skills/abilities include:
Excellent time management, organizational, record-keeping skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to lead and follow through and provide work direction required.
Must be comfortable working with laboratory animals.
Must be knowledgeable of computers, Word and Excel.
Must be highly motivated and enthusiastic team player, with excellent problem solving skills.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined 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: REQ20093180
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