Research Lab Technician II

University of Southern California

United States

October 15, 2021

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Research Lab Technician II

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Exciting opportunity at a top cancer center: The Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the USC Keck School of Medicine, ranks among the top cancer centers in the nation and recently received a near-perfect “outstanding-to- exceptional” score on its NCI Core Grant renewal. Dr. Amir Goldkorn is a medical oncologist and physician-scientist who serves as Associate Director for Translational Research for the Cancer Center, and who also founded and directs the Center's Liquid Biopsy Core. The Goldkorn Lab and the adjacent Liquid Biopsy Core (Norris Research Tower 6516) conduct translational studies in collaboration with multiple clinical investigators, using blood samples collected from cancer patients treated at USC and at other collaborating institutions around the country. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell-free nucleic acids (cfDNA, cfRNA) are recovered from blood samples using various instruments and methodologies developed in the lab. Cellular and molecular profiles generated from these liquid biopsies are used to develop new multi-parametric biomarkers to guide the treatment of advanced cancers.

The successful candidate: Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques. The research laboratory technician will report to Dr. Goldkorn and work closely with the Liquid Biopsy Core Manager and other research team members to coordinate receipt of blood specimens, to process, analyze, and catalog these samples, and also to develop novel liquid biopsy analysis techniques. The successful candidate should, at minimum, have completed a college education (B.A.) and have a basic (1-2 years) level of laboratory experience, preferably in a cancer biology lab or similar environment. They should be well-versed in tissue culture, PCR, and other basic cell and molecular biology techniques. This unique position, combining clinically-relevant samples with cutting-edge science and technologies, is ideally suited to candidates who are technically excellent but also eager to innovate. Candidates with this background, who are excited about advancing liquid biopsies and precision oncology, are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum 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.

REQ20106291 Posted Date: 09/13/2021 Apply

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