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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
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
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