University of Southern California

Rodgers Lab

USC Stem Cell

Employment

We are looking for colleagues to join our lab and contribute to projects that span the range from pure biology to translational science.

How you can help us:
We are looking for colleagues who want to drive a research project and have expertise in:

  • RNA-seq sample preparation and data analysis for a project on single stem cell analyses;
  • automated image analysis (segmentation and tracking) for a project analyzing cell fate decisions;
  • mouse surgery, disease modeling and animal physiology for a project to translate a therapeutic into the clinic.

How we can help you:
We offer mentorship, training and an engaging environment full of colleagues (students, postdocs and faculty) with expertise in stem cell research to help you advance your research and career ambitions. We offer the opportunity to drive your own research project using the newest technologies and ideas and extensive guidance in applying for fellowships and grants. To increase your visibility and presentation skills, there will be frequent opportunities to present your research to the department and at international conferences. To learn about new advances in stem cell research and to network, there are weekly seminars presented by and opportunities to meet with leaders in the stem cell field.

Who we are:
The lab was started in January 2016. Currently, there are three graduate students and two assistants in the lab, and we are building a lab culture with enthusiastic and inquisitive personalities. The lab has ample funding from the NIH/NIA R00, Baxter Foundation, AFAR and a startup package. We are located in the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, located on the university’s Health Sciences Campus. It is a new building that is equipped with brand new state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for FACS, microscopy, high throughput screening, animal research and NGS sequencing. USC’s stem cell research center is a high energy and interactive environment focused on stem cell research (keck.usc.edu/broadcenter). USC is located in the center of Los Angeles, California.

Who you are:

  • energetic, positive and, very importantly, a self-starter;
  • goal orientated and driven, with a vision for your career;
  • a PhD in the life sciences (cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, etc.) and at any stage in training (just finishing your PhD, a senior postdoc or research staff/associate);
  • proficient in the standard tools and techniques of cell biology (microscopy, immuno-staining, PCR, cloning, flow cytometry, etc.).

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Joseph Rodgers (jtrodger@usc.edu).

How to apply:

If this sounds like a fit to you, send your CV to Joseph Rodgers (jtrodger@usc.edu). Bonus points if you include a sample of your writing, something that you feel reflects your thought process. This could be anything: an essay, abstract, blog post, manuscript, fellowship application, etc.

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.