Assistant Professor of Research Physiology and Neuroscience

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Research Physiology and Neuroscience

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, 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 Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Physiology and Neuroscience is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Research to join it’s team.

JOB SUMMARY:

Plans, designs and conducts highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with supervisor. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

27%     Plans, designs and conducts highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with supervisor.

20%     Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to area of specialization.

20%     Analyzes and evaluates research data utilizing computers and provides interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research. Searches literature, utilizing all available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology and designs experiments accordingly.

10%     Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.

20%     Operates and maintains sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment. This includes shared electron microscopy and pulsed EPR equipment.

3%       Contributes to teaching of students in the laboratory setting as well as in the classroom.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate and at least 5 years of post-doctoral experience.

Minimum Experience:

5 years of post-doctoral work.

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

Skills: Other:

Analysis

Assessment/evaluation

Communication -- written and oral skills

Organization

Planning

Problem identification and resolution

Project management

Research

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.