Research Lab Tech III

Los Angeles, California
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC combines interdisciplinary research in the prevention and treatment of cancer in order to significantly impact patients’ health, wellbeing, quantity and quality of life. Our focus is improving cancer outcomes by discovering optimal approaches to personalized therapy. Our institute hopes to use a patient’s own metrics to determine the most effective treatment. They might include molecular tumor markers, the dynamics of intracellular processes, or the behavior of cells across diverse microenvironments. We investigate a broad range of biological systems, including cell culture, mouse models, and patient-derived tissues.

Position responsibilities

We are seeking a passionate research technician with a background in cell biology. The qualified candidate will develop a workflow for the culture and analysis of ex vivo explants derived from surgically resected tumors. Key technical skills include maintenance of primary tissue and cell cultures, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry and microscopy. The ideal candidate will thrive in a collaborative work environment, as the position will work with and train lab members, including students of various levels.


Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 3 years laboratory experience. Required skills include mammalian tissue culture, tissue sectioning and immunostaining. Applicants with live cell microscopy experience are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should provide their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter when applying to this position.