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Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate
University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California
 
 
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Date Posted 04/20/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

School: Keck School of Medicine

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate

There is an exciting new opportunity at the University of Southern California for highly motivated candidates committed to developing a career in molecular biology, genomics, or epigenomics. The Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate will perform high throughput sequencing epigenomics assays (wet lab). The trainee is expected to lead multiple research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator and s/he will be a part of the collaborative research team to fight cancer. Due to the collaborative, multi-lab nature of this project, it is essential that the applicant have excellent organizational and communication skills. The postdoctoral trainees will be encouraged to submit their own fellowship and grant applications during their period of training.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performing genomic and epigenomic experiments using molecular biology techniques in human cells and tissues

  • Developing novel approaches to profile three-dimensional epigenome and gene/epigenetic editing

  • Conducting cellular and molecular experiments for hypothesis-driven research

  • Preparing presentations and publishing scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator

  • Responsible for teaching techniques to other lab members

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess a PhD or be close to the completion of a PhD or DPhil in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Biology, or in a relevant field

  • Familiarity with genomic technologies is essential

  • Experience with the use of antibodies (western blots, immunoprecipitations, etc.) and with standard molecular biology techniques (such as PCR amplification, DNA extraction, cloning, and gel electrophoresis)

  • Experience in performing epigenomic assays (CRISPR/Cas9, DNA methylation, ChIP-, ATAC-, 4C-seq) will be a plus but not required

  • Ability to learn new techniques quickly and a strict attention to details of experimental protocols is required

To Apply

  • Send a CV to Dr. Suhn Rhie (rhie@usc.edu ), from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the Genomic and Epigenomic Regulation Program in the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Complete the Workday application

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. 


Minimum education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three 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.

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