Research Associate

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Los Angeles, CA

ID: 7076749
Posted: April 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The department of Medicine, division of Gastroenterology and Liver is seeking a motivated, driven, Research Associate to study epithelial-stromal interactions in human esophageal luminal inflammation, injury, repair, and malignancy in an NIH funded project. Highly motivated individuals with at least 2 years “hands on” experience in a research laboratory should apply. The individual should have significant experience with a wide variety of techniques in molecular biology, cell-signaling, cell culture, and in-vitro assay systems. Experience with 3D organotypic culture systems is highly desirable. Although the current project involves human samples, experience and/or willingness to work with mouse models is required. Individual must be able to plan, design, and conduct highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with the PI. Individual must contribute to development of documentation for publication. Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and teamwork are musts. Serious candidates should be prepared to present 3 references and to start immediately. THIS IS NOT A TRAINING POSITION. Competitive salary with excellent USC benefits.


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Preferred Education:
2 years hands on experience in a research laboratory in molecular biology and cell culture work
Educational background: minimum Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate

Preferred Experience:
Molecular biology including but not limited to: DNA, RNA, and protein preparation; PCR, rt- PCR, immunoblot, ELISA, in situ hybridization
Microscopic analysis: fluorescent staining, IHC, light and fluorescent microscopy, image analysis/processing
Flow cytometry
Cell culture, migration assays, 3D organotypic cultures models
Laser capture microdissection
Analysis and interpretation of ‘omics data, e.g. use of Ingenuity Pathway Analysis
Excel, Image J, Power point, basic statistics
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
USC has rigorous COVID-19 precautions in place, including requiring regular COVID-19 testing.