The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California is seeking a research technician to participate in ongoing pre-clinical and clinical research projects, aimed to improve knowledge of pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic intervention of various eye diseases. The successful candidate will perform image analysis, compile data, and generate results, as well as, assist in multimodal ocular imaging and interpretation of results. Candidates must have a Bachelorâs Degree or higher degree in science or engineering disciplines. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, responsible and team player, with excellent analytical and communication skills.
Analyzes images obtained by various imaging equipment and assists in image acquisition.Â Compiles data and computes results.Â Assists in multimodal imaging and interpretation of results.Â With minimal direction, performs assignments that are routine or non-routine and vary in complexity.Â Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities.
Job Accountabilities include:
Conducts research in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Collects field and/or laboratory measurements and data. Computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments. Uses laboratory/computer equipment to analyze experiment images. Provides interpretation of results.
Maintains research facility in orderly, operable condition. Maintains security and safety of equipment, samples, specimens and data.
Conducts library research to assist in the planning and design of experiments.
Preferred Education:Â Masters Degree
Preferred Experience:Â 3 years working in a research laboratory
Preferred Field of Expertise:Â Science or Engineering
Applicant Attachments (Required):Â Â Application/Resume
Applicant Attachments (Optional):Â Cover Letter
Minimum Education: Associate's Degree Specialized/Technical TrainingCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 YearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
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