The USC Davis School of Gerontology is seeking a Research Lab Technician I to join its team!
This person will join a lab working on the molecular basis of aging and age-related diseases. This is an opportunity for a reliable and self-motivated person to participate in cutting-edge aging research. They will be working mainly with African turquoise killifish cells and tissues, and help manage our African fish colony. They will also assist with data generation and basic analysis derived from with aged turquoise killifish tissues, and will make contributions to projects in the laboratory. Primary responsibilities are to manage and genotype a colony of African turquoise killifish (including daily husbandry and feeding responsibilities). Other responsibilities include aspects of lab management support (i.e. ordering basic supplies, maintaining proper lab records).
Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Manage the husbandry of a small to medium fish colony (30-100 tanks).
- Perform basic experiments and data analysis to support lab members projects. Maintain detailed records of experiments, analyses and outcomes.
- Help train new lab members in fish husbandry techniques.
- Contribute to development of new research protocols and procedures or adaptation of existing protocols to the model.
- May contribute to publication of findings and present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
- Perform general lab maintenance as needed. Help maintain lab stocks, chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry, or related field. They will be comfortable working with animals, in particular fish, and will have experience with PCR and western blotting. This position requires strong organizational skills, and the ability to interact with the PI and others lab members on a daily basis.
This position is funded by a research grant and may be funded by a subsequent grant. Accordingly, your position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequent grant to continue employment.
Benefits include a competitive salary, a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), 403(b), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, paid vacation and more. This is a full-time salaried position that will require substantial commitment and flexibility.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
If you are interested, please submit your application along with a cover letter and resume with references.
Applications should be submitted through the USC career website:
Thank you for your interest!