Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Postdoctoral Scholar-Research Associate will serve as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records. Temporary, fixed-term; one year and renewable on the recommendation of the faculty mentor and at the discretion of the dean. May be renewed up to a maximum of five years.
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Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing *research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently.

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

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.

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

Operates and maintains sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.

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

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate