Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position exclusively conducts research in Mark Herzberg’s laboratory in the School of Dentistry. Dr. Herzberg’s research has primarily focused on host-microbial interactions from the vantage point of the microbial biofilm and the innate host response. The lab has been studying the detailed biology of Streptococcus gordonii and other oral microorganisms since the late 1970s. The lab is currently tackling some exciting high-risk, high-reward problems including work on the functional role of lipoteichoic acid in streptococcal growth, development and community behaviors. The researcher will work on an NIH-funded grant project, analyzing mechanisms of biofilm formation by Streptococcus gordonii.
Complete required training and maintain required certifications.
Conduct research as described in grant award, including studies of the regulation of biofilm formation by S. gordonii.
Independently perform complex, multi-step experiments, record all experimental protocols and data collected, participate in organizing and analyzing experimental results.
Perform everyday tasks including laboratory cleanup, replenishing supplies, removing waste.
Assist in preparation of manuscripts for publication in a timely manner.
Present and discuss data at weekly laboratory meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
The researcher will not have formal supervisory responsibilities but may informally train students and laboratory employees.
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
This is a full-time position. Salary range $34,819.20 - $76,294.40
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BS/BA and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five years.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria:
Previous laboratory experience in microbiology, molecular biology and genetics.
Demonstrated ability to independently conduct experiments and follow protocols.
Internal Number: 336108
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