Research Lab Technician I
University of Southern California
 Los Angeles, CA

The USC Roski Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Research Lab Technician I to join its team.

A Research Lab Technician I is needed in the department of Ophthalmology to support clinical and basic research projects that are ongoing. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in the biomedical sciences with potential opportunity for patient contact and team based projects. This is especially good opportunity for those interested in gaining valuable experience for graduate or medical school applications. The individual must be highly organized, facile with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and willing to learn new software programs. Minimum of 1 year commitment is required with possible extension to a second year.

Specific roles and percent effort are outlined in the job description.

Job Summary:

Provides basic technical assistance to other laboratory technicians in conducting research experiments. Conducts standardized tests and procedures under close supervision.

Job Accountabilities include:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Work Location: HC4 (Estelle Doheny Eye Institute)

Percentage of Time: 100%; 37.5 hours

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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