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Research Lab Technician II →

Mar 25, 2015, by Mike McNulty

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, Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, is looking for a talented Research Lab Technician II to join its team. The laboratory is devoted to the study of neuroplasticity and motor control in healthy individuals and individuals after stroke. The overall aim is to understand mechanisms of brain plasticity and to apply this knowledge to the development of novel interventions to enhance recovery after stroke. The laboratory utilizes behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or direct current stimulation (tDCS), and neuroimaging (such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)). Research will also entail working with a number of community and clinical partners.

The successful candidate should be a recent graduate or soon to graduate with a bachelors or masters degree in a relevant scientific discipline. The applicant should be highly motivated, organized, willing to learn, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Technical knowledge with computers, Matlab and programming languages (python, Linux, C++), an understanding of research methodology, and experience with neuroimaging analyses is greatly preferred.

JOB SUMMARY
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Education: Associate’s degree (Specialized/technical training Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education)
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum 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.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/42797

Associate Professor or Professor of Occupational Science →

Dec 12, 2014, 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 in the philosophy of sport at the rank of associate or full professor. We are looking for a candidate who has a superb teaching record and is an accomplished scholar with a strong record of publications. The Division offers opportunity for research and teaching, and prides itself on its research record and teaching excellence. Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they are the top in their field and can make significant contributions to the research and teaching mission of the Division.

Qualifications include: a PhD in Philosophy, Sport Studies, or a related field with a major emphasis in the philosophy of sport and a focused, sustained, and excellent record of scholarship in the philosophy of sport. Evidence of exemplary teaching and superior scholarship is expected. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching courses in sport ethics and developing new courses in the philosophy of sport to upper division undergraduate students in the occupational science minor and sport minor in the School of Communication as well as undergraduate students across the university. Successful candidates will also contribute to the Social, Ethical, Political and Philosophy Foundations Research Core of the PhD program in Occupational Science.

This position is available starting August 16, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/37246

Assistant Professor of Occupational Science →

Dec 9, 2014, 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 tenure-track position in the philosophy of sport at the rank of assistant professor. We are looking for a candidate who shows exceptional teaching and research promise. The Division offers opportunity for research and teaching, and prides itself on its research record and teaching excellence. Priority will be given to candidates who can make significant contributions to the research and teaching mission of the Division.

Qualifications include: a completed PhD in Philosophy, Sport Studies, or a related field with a major emphasis in the philosophy of sport. Exemplary teaching and superior scholarship are the major expectations of the position. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching courses in sport ethics and developing new courses in the philosophy of sport to upper division undergraduate students in the occupational science minor and sport minor in the School of Communication as well as undergraduate students across the university. Successful candidates will also contribute to the Social, Ethical, Political and Philosophy Foundations Research Core of the PhD program in Occupational Science.

This position is available starting August 16, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/37244

Instructor of Clinical Occupational Therapy (4) →

Mar 7, 2014, by Mike McNulty

Announcement: The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. 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. Position is available in primary care occupational therapy practice.

Qualifications include: an earned M.A., O.T.D., Ph.D., or other terminal degree; excellent clinical ability (advanced practice in primary care, pediatrics, and lifestyle redesign, and preferred); experience working with patients through the lifespan; and current license to practice occupational therapy in California.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/18920

Instructor of Clinical Occupational Therapy (3) →

Apr 1, 2013, by Mike McNulty

Announcement: The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applicants for one full-time clinical faculty position in adult inpatient physical rehabilitation unit. 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.

Qualifications include: an earned Master’s degree (O.T.D., Ph.D., or other terminal degree preferred); excellent clinical ability (advanced practice in rehabilitation and neurology preferred); experience working in adult physical rehabilitation; and current license to practice occupational therapy in California.

This position is available 04/01/2013.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/4309

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