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Research Lab Tech →

Jan 22, 2016, by Mike McNulty

Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is looking for a talented Research Lab Technician II to join its team. This is a 2-year, fixed term position. Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. 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 of research procedures, tests and techniques.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Conducts research experiments 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 conduct analyses of experiment data. Provides routine interpretations of analyses.
  • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment. Performs or arranges for basic repairs. May alter equipment to meet experiment requirements. Makes recommendations for equipment acquisitions.
  • Prepares chemical solutions for experimental use.
  • Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols.
  • Maintains and organizes laboratory supplies. Monitors inventory levels and orders or secures supplies as needed.
  • 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.
  • Learns basic laboratory safety and, if appropriate, basic radiation or blood borne pathogen safety under the direction of the USC Safety Office and more experienced laboratory staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Apply online at http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/60644

Special Events Program Coordinator →

Jan 21, 2016, by Mike McNulty

Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC’s Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is looking for a talented Special Events Coordinator to join its team.

Job Summary: Plans and directs special events. Coordinates activities of volunteers and/or donors. Negotiates and contracts with vendors for a variety of good and services related to special events planning.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Plans and directs special events. Acts as event(s) liaison between department or school and vendors, donors, etc. Identifies target groups, develops concepts, designs and coordinates mailings of promotional materials and invitations and directs logistical planning. Maintains records on event activities, progress, and status.
  • Attends events to oversee activities and ensure details are handled as planned.
  • Works with or gives guidance to volunteers and/or donors involved in event planning.
  • Negotiates and contracts with vendors for a variety of goods and services related to special events planning. Monitors delivery of goods and services to ensure contract terms are satisfied.
  • Develops and maintains an extensive network of contacts, both internal and external, to facilitate event coordination.
  • Develops and controls budgets on a program or event basis. Negotiates financial terms and authorizes expenditures.
  • Determines staffing needs for special events. Authorizes or secures temporary or additional staff, as required.
  • Researches and maintains current information on volunteers, donors and prospective donors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Apply online at http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/60640

Budget-Business Technician →

Jan 21, 2016, by Mike McNulty

Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is looking for a talented Budget / Business Technician to join its team.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Assists in the set up, maintenance and monitoring of department accounts. Assigns account numbers for routine business transactions. Prepares, processes and/or reviews paperwork, e.g., department orders and check requests, requisitions and other budget and business forms. Prepares and processes travel advances and reimbursements for faculty and staff.
  • Inputs financial data to ledgers or departmental accounting systems. Reconciles internal records to university financial system ASR’s. Distributes ASR’s. Researches problems and corrects errors or brings to the attention of the supervisor for further consideration.
  • Deposits tuition and gift income to appropriate accounts. Processes gift receipts.
  • Monitors blanket requisition charges and itemizes expenses.
  • Monitors and/or controls expenditures for intercampus and external vendors. Reconciles vendor statements and pays invoices. Interfaces with purchasing, external vendors and accounts payable to verify prices and resolve discrepancies.
  • Tracks equipment purchases and obtains maintenance contracts.
  • Processes payrolls for faculty, staff and students. Monitors payroll activity. Receives and distributes paychecks. Interfaces with the Payroll Office to resolve problems.
  • Assists with budget preparation for grant proposals. Gathers pertinent information and assists in developing budget projections. Gathers information on financial requirements for proposals.
  • Interacts with university financial offices to exchange information and resolve problems.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Apply online at http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/60636

Instructor of Clinical Occupational Therapy (3) →

Nov 20, 2015, by Mike McNulty

Announcement: The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy invites applicants for one full-time clinical faculty position at the USC UCEDD at CHLA. The successful candidate will work with the Division’s current faculty members to develop and implement occupational therapy services and direct patient care in coordination with the interdisciplinary team and in compliance with organizational goals and appropriate regulatory agencies.

The UCEDD is a nationally recognized leader in developing and supporting quality services and systems for individuals with, or at risk for, behavioral, developmental, and/or special health care needs and their families. The interdisciplinary structure of the UCEDD paired with the support of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy creates a unique opportunity in the areas of research, education, and practice.

Under the supervision of the Director of the OT Department within the USC UCEDD at CHLA OT, the successful candidate will provide comprehensive care to children and youth who require the highest level of clinical reasoning. Major duties include consistently performing effective client evaluation and intervention for positive outcomes; contributing to interdisciplinary team collaboration through active mentorship of USC occupational therapy students and OTD Residents, as well as presentations within and outside of the organization. Must demonstrate knowledge of current and evidence-based practice in the field of Occupational Therapy, effective verbal and written communication, and mature and sound judgment.

Qualifications include: an earned occupational therapy degree (BA, MA, MS, O.T.D., Ph.D. in occupational science); excellent clinical ability (advanced practice in pediatrics); experience working in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and field based services. Current licensure to practice occupational therapy in California required. Advanced Practice Certification in Feeding and Swallowing as well as completion of Sensory Integration and Praxis Test courses preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

This position is available December 1, 2015.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Apply online at https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/57743

Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy →

Nov 2, 2015, by Mike McNulty

Announcement: The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time tenured position at the rank of full professor. This position will serve as Director of the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Occupational Therapy China Initiative (Chan China Initiative). The Chan China Initiative, supported by a generous gift from the Chan family, aims to expand and improve occupational therapy education, research, and practice in Mainland China. Specifically, the Chan China Initiative aims to enter into a formal partnership with a top-tier Chinese university, focused on the collaborative development of an outstanding graduate program in occupational therapy. The Director of the Chan China Initiative will oversee the planning and implementation of all Division activities related to the initiative including collaborating with and coordinating consultants, organizing faculty travel to and from China, directing meetings, and leading curriculum development. Additionally, this position will involve teaching research methods content in the professional occupational therapy degree programs. We are seeking a candidate with previous experience establishing collaborative relationships with international universities, especially schools in China.

Qualifications: include a PhD in Occupational Therapy, Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Science, Psychology, or a related field. In addition, the successful candidate must have teaching experience in research methodologies, a strong publication record, and experience with university administration and curriculum development.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Apply online at https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/56998

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