Research Lab Technician III / Supervisor - TRLab
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USC School of Pharmacy has established a state-of-the-art Translational
Research Laboratory (TRLab) to support research efforts within the School of
Pharmacy, throughout the USC research environment, and other research teams
and corporate partners in Southern California. TRLab, equipped with over 80
instruments in 13 laboratories at the John Stauffer Pharmaceutical Sciences
Center, has been home to a multitude of research networks and activities. The
unique facility environment with the centralized equipment allows
investigators to perform cross-instrumental analysis and comprehensive
multiplex assays at the level of molecules, cells, tissues and organs for
basic and translational research. TRLab provides services and training in: 1)
Sample Processing and Storage, 2) Histology, 3) Molecular Analysis, 4) Cell
and Immunobiology, 5) Flow Cytometry, 6) Imaging, 7) Molecular Biology, 9)
Next Generation Sequencing.
The School of Pharmacy TRLab is seeking a Research Lab Technician
III/Supervisor to join its team. The ideal candidate should be a self-
motivated, customer service-oriented individual who has hands-on experience in
instrumentation, assay development, training/teaching and lab management.
Under the supervision of the director, the successful candidate will have an
opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment that provides cutting-edge
research services to advance translational research endeavors in the USC
research community and for external collaborative partners.
Assist TRLab daily operation and management
Assist to maintain GLP and lab safety policies and regulations
Train and assist users
Train new student workers/volunteers to ensure high-quality core services
Supervise student users for accurate handling of equipment.
Histology Lab services
Prepare, operate, & maintain equipment
Manage service inventory of received tissue specimens
Process and embed tissues
Perform microtomy (microtome and cryostat) on tissue samples
Prepare and select proper dyes and chemicals for dye staining (e.g. H&E)
Develop and assist to organize files, records and SOPs
Manage stock and order inventories
Prepare reports as needed for School of Pharmacy leadership
Promote TRLab services; speak at campus events
Assay development and operation
Manage sample inventory for services
Assist to design, develop and execute assays
Demonstrate instrument operation and applications
Assist to analyze, interpret and present procedures and results
Assist to test client samples for services: Flow Cytometry, Immunoassays,
Imaging, Seahorse, Molecular Analysis (CD, DLS, DSC, NMR), Molecular
Assist to prepare training sessions and seminars
Assist to present and publish methods and results
Serve as a resource to train & assist researchers
The ideal candidate will possess
Ability to quickly learn to operate and maintain a wide range of equipment
Ability to successfully prioritize and complete multiple ongoing projects
in fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal communication skills: advanced fluency in written
and oral English.
Strong customer service orientation with professional, ethical behavior
and positive, team-oriented attitude.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in related science field.
Minimum Experience: At least 1 year of hands-on experience in basic or
Minimum Qualifications: Hands-on research experiences in designing and
executing related assays.
Preferred Qualifications: Over 1-year advanced experience in instrument
maintenance, developing-designing-executing related assays, histological
procedures and instrumentations.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Specialized/technical training Minimum
Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Fully competent and proficient
in the operation of sophisticated scientific equipment and independently able
to perform complex procedures and techniques with accuracy
REQ20101579 Posted Date: 06/07/2021 Apply