Research Lab Technician I

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

CCMB is a research laboratory located on the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. CCMB is a part of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

The laboratory is funded through numerous federal and organization sponsored research grants. Many of these grants are from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, under which basic research is conducted into developmental, biochemical and molecular biological aspects of human development with a special emphasis on craniofacial structures in both health and disease.

Working together, we are advancing oral, dental, and craniofacial research toward solving problems in health and promoting the well-being of society.

USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology is looking for a Research Lab Technician I to join the team! The Research Lab Technician I provides basic technical assistance to other laboratory technicians in conducting research experiments. Conducts standardized tests and procedures under close supervision.

Job Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Candidate must have a B.S or above degree and experience in mouse colony management. Experiences in mouse surgery is preferred. 

Preferred Field of Expertise: 

  • Prefer familiarity with laboratory procedures and equipment
  • Bachelor Degree in Developmental Biology or Molecular Genetics

Skills: Laboratory: 

  • General Laboratory Techniques
  • Maintenance of Lab Notebook

The hourly rate range for this position is $21.07 - $22.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Ability to follow detailed instructions, oral and written

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