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Find your future at the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC!

We are looking for outstanding individuals from various backgrounds to help us engender transformative changes in the management of cancer and chronic illness. If you are looking to use your expertise alongside world-class researchers to significantly impact human health, well-being, quantity and quality of life, consider joining the team at the Ellison Institute.

 

Job Opportunities


Budget/Business Analyst

The Budget/Business Analyst will perform financial reporting and analyses to assist the Ellison Institute in business and financial short- and long-term planning. Assignments are either specialized requiring advanced knowledge of a particular financial area, or analyses may be more general requiring a thorough knowledge of a broader range of financial activities. They will assist with coordination and organization of strategic financial projects requiring identification and extraction of data, evaluation, interpretation, analysis and summation of findings. The Analyst will provide information to staff and faculty regarding University financial policies and procedures in addition to assisting with financial transactions such as purchasing equipment and supplies and accounting for travel expenditures and reimbursements. Learn More & Apply…


Computer Scientist

We are seeking a machine learning expert who has a strong interest in cancer research. The Computer Scientist candidate will collaborate with biological scientists and clinicians to understand their experiments and data to devise predictive machine learning platforms. Expertise in multiple machine learning approaches, including SVMs, DCNNs, and elastic nets is required. The ability to communicate effectively with biologists and clinicians on their own terms is essential. The successful applicant will be capable of working with complex multi-modal data and distilling them into formats appropriate for machine learning. Data sets will include histopathology images, high-dimensional multi-omic data, time series from live cell microscopy, and complex clinical data from electronic medical records. The candidate must be willing to perform low-level data manipulations, including locating/downloading data from public resources, populating databases, and data reformatting. Learn More & Apply…


Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate

We are seeking a talented and passionate Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate who has a strong interest in cancer biology. The qualified candidate will study the impact that exosomes derived from the tumor microenvironment have on pancreatic cancer initiation, progression, and therapeutic resistance using 2D and 3D cell cultures and mouse models. The projects will involve isolating extracellular vesicles produced by cancer associated fibroblasts, and pancreatic cancer cells; characterizing the cargo of the isolated microvesicles; and examining if the isolated microvesicles are able to induce phenotypic and genotypic changes on neighboring healthy and diseased cells. Learn More & Apply…


Research Associate

We are seeking a talented Research Associate with a strong background in live cell imaging. The qualified candidate will use advanced microscopy techniques to study therapeutic response dynamics using cell lines and ex vivo explants derived from surgically resected tumors. The candidate will develop workflows that include the imaging of live tissues, image analysis and machine learning to assess drug effects in various patient-derived model systems. Learn More & Apply…


Research Lab Specialist

We are seeking a talented and passionate Research Lab Specialist who has a strong interest in cancer biology. The qualified candidate will use cancer patient-derived 3D organoids to study the impact of tumor microenvironmental factors on cell behavior using advanced microscopy imaging techniques. The candidate will work in close collaboration with a diverse team consisting of cancer researchers, computational scientists and clinicians to generate and evaluate microscopy-based imaging data. Learn More & Apply…


Research Lab Specialist

We are seeking a passionate Research Lab Specialist with a background in cell biology. The qualified candidate will develop workflows for the preparation, culture and analysis of ex vivo explants derived from surgically resected tumors. The ideal candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment, as the position will work with a diverse team consisting of cell biologists, computational scientists, statisticians and clinicians. Key technical skills include generation and maintenance of primary tissue cultures, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and microscopy. Learn More & Apply…


Systems Administrator IV of Desktop Management Systems

The Ellison Institute is seeking a Systems Administrator IV of Desktop Management Systems. The new systems administrator will be responsible for building a world-class, meticulous desktop management system in the new Ellison Institute facility under construction. Candidates should have broad experience in enterprise-scale desktop management systems and remote support systems. Successful applicants will display strong attention to detail and an excellent in-person demeanor for users of all skill levels. Candidates should be highly professional, focused on quality, customer service oriented, and have vision for how technology can best be deployed to facilitate education, research and clinical operations. Learn More & Apply…