Laboratory Technician

San Diego, California
$50,000 - $64,000 annually + benefits
Oct 21, 2020
Dec 20, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

The USC Keck School of Medicine - Alzheimer Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI), located in San Diego, California is an academic institute comprised of an expert panel of scientific collaborators committed to advancing the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) through innovative clinical trials.

ATRI is looking for a Specialized Laboratory Technician to support the Biomarker Laboratory and Biorepository.  Incumbent will perform a limited variety of non-standard experimental procedures involving biochemical, anatomical and molecular biology approaches to AD research. Responsibilities include:


  • Receiving and processing fluid samples from human subjects as part of clinical trials.
  • General lab support in a high throughput laboratory.
  •  Conduct bioassays on banked tissue and fluid samples from human subjects.
  • Accurately record all experimental procedures and results while maintaining experimental procedures and results.
  • Follow laboratory-specific standard operation procedures (SOP) for experimental techniques, safety and environmental issues as well as the use and maintenance of key laboratory equipment/machines, and the maintenance and use of the tissue culture rooms.
  • Assist with maintaining up-to-date databases of all clinical samples and meet goals and objectives for the Biomarker Unit.
  • Perform techniques with high accuracy, quality in order to limit/eliminate contamination.
  • Comply with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Comply with Environmental and Safety Codes.
  • Assist with managing freezer inventory, record keeping of all supplies, order of supplies, develop supply order, delivery and maintenance procedures.

Location:  San Diego, CA

Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience: 4 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in directly related specialized scientific field. Previous specialized laboratory experience, knowledgeable in use of specialized laboratory equipment. Working knowledge of lab procedures, techniques and testing related to specialized scientific field. Computer literacy.

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