Requisition ID: 016560
Academic/Internal Title Research Associate
Division/School Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences
Department: Molecular Biology
Location: University Park Campus
Employment Type: Full-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position:
Salary Range: $44k
Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences,Department of Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Associate to join its team.
The duties of the position are as follows: 50% of the efforts support the service users of the NanoBiophysics core lab that has the state of art instruments including helping users with experimental design, problem solving, data interpretation, and other duties as assigned by the director; 50% of the efforts for their own scientific research, including literature and experimental studies, attending scientific meetings, paper writing.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics or related fields. Previous experience using the following instrumentation: Biacore T100 (GE), Spectrofluorometer QuantaMaster 4 (PTI), DLS (Wyatt), CD spectrometer (JASCO), AFM, an 007 X-ray generator and detector, is a plus.
Job Account abilities:
Plans, designs and conducts highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with supervisor.
Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to area of specialization.
Analyzes and evaluates research data utilizing computers and provides interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research. Searches literature, utilizing all available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology and designs experiments accordingly.
Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.
Preferred Education:Preferred Experience:Preferred Field of Expertise:
Position Type: New
Special Instructions to Applicants: