Requisition ID: P01484772
Hiring Range: $50,000
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Health Sciences Campus
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 department of Neurosurgery is seeking to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow. The post-doc fellow will be responsible for in vivo studies including implantation of tumor cells into rodent cortex, cranial window placement and multi-photon and confocal fluorescence imaging. In addition, experience with cell culture, sub-cloning, and CRISPR techniques would be beneficial. Though not required, prior bioinformatics exposure would be of use.
The focus of research will be fluorescence and mouse MRI surveillance of implanted glioblastoma cell growth and angiogenesis in transgenic mouse models, as well as CRISPR modification of GBM cell culture. The post-doctoral fellow will be supervised by neurosurgeon Dr. Frank Attenello, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at USC, with work expanding upon PI's recent publications in Science and Genome Biology. Work will be conducted at the recently built Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, with access to state of the art new facilities and resources including vivarium, sequencing core, and mouse MRI.
In addition, post-doctoral fellow will have access to cataloged brain tumor bank and new intraoperative samples with over 200 samples to date. Of note, there is integral collaboration with neighboring lab in possession of several NIH RO1 grants. Lab currently employs neurosurgical residents and medical students. Post-doc will have the opportunity to lead project direction, with the assistance of current laboratory staff, as well as a potential pending laboratory technician hire.
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.
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.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.