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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

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy (2)

May 19, 2015, by Mike McNulty

Announcement: The Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applicants for one full-time clinical faculty position as Occupational Therapy Director at Verdugo Hills Hospital of USC. 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 terminal degree (O.T.D., Ph.D. in occupational science preferred); excellent clinical ability (advanced practice in acute rehabilitation, HTC, gero-psychology neurology preferred); experience working in adult physical rehabilitation; and current license to practice occupational
therapy in California.

This position is available 07/01/2015.

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.

Apply online at http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/46191

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy (1)

May 19, 2015, by Mike McNulty

Job Announcement: The Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applicants for one full-time clinical faculty position as an Occupational Therapy Student Coordinator at Verdugo Hills Hospital of USC. The successful candidate will work with the Division’s current faculty members to supervise OT students, develop the OTD Residency program at Verdugo Hills Hospital of USC, 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 terminal degree (O.T.D., Ph.D. in occupational science preferred); excellent clinical ability (advanced practice in acute rehabilitation, HTC, gero-psychology neurology preferred); experience working in adult physical rehabilitation; and current license to practice occupational therapy in California.

This position is available 07/01/2015.

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.

Apply online at http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/46189

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