The Postdoctoral Scholar-Research Associate willÂ serve as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records. Temporary, fixed-term; one year and renewable on the recommendation of the faculty mentor and at the discretion of the dean. May be renewed up to a maximum of five years.
Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing *research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently.
Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to area of specialization.
Analyzes and evaluates research data utilizing computers and provides interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research.
Searches literature, utilizing all available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology and designs experiments accordingly.
Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.
Operates and maintains sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. For more information about benefits, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years. Minimum Experience: 0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field.
Internal Number: REQ20094499
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.