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University of Southern California Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate in Los Angeles, California

Postdoctoral Scholar - Research AssociateApplyDepartment of MedicineLos Angeles, California

USC’s KSOM Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research is seeking a highly motivatedPostdocto join Dr. Ya-Wen Chen’s Lab. A position is available immediately for a motivated postdoc to learn and lead projects in the lab. We focus on human lung development, injury and repair and regeneration using human pluripotent stem cells. This position involves participation in research under direct supervision by Dr. Chen.

  • Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols.

  • Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety for research procedures, tests and techniques.

  • Preparing mRNA for bulk RNA sequencing.

  • Preparing chemical solutions and lab reagents.

  • Maintaining and operating laboratory equipment.

  • Maintaining tissue cultures.

  • Management of mouse colonies.

  • Tissue processing, sectioning and immunostaining.


Preferred Education: PhD and/or MD, biology-related field

Preferred Experience: Previous experience with tissue cultures of human pluripotent stem cells, immunofluorescent staining, immunohistological staining, animal handling.

Preferred Qualifications (added): Ability to interact with others. Good organizational skills and an eye for detail are essential. Curiosity.

Percentage of Time: 100% full time

Fixed Term: 10/01/2019-09/30/2020

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years Minimum Experience: 0-1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

REQ20080568 Posted Date: 09/13/2019 - Thru date - 2019-10-31