This position exclusively conducts research in the Herzberg 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 how to use mRNA transfection approaches in vitro and in vivo to augment the production of proteins with potential therapeutic value. The lab is currently tackling some exciting high-risk, high-reward problems including work on the applicability of mRNA transfections to modify the oral microbiota and mitigate experimental periodontitis. This work is supported by an NIH-grant
Complete required training and maintain required certifications.
Conduct research as described in grant award, including synthesis of mRNA species for transfections in vitro and in vivo.
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 equaling 5 years.
Previous laboratory experience in molecular biology and genetics.
Demonstrated ability to independently conduct experiments and follow protocols.
Previous experience with research involving animals.
Previous experience with survival studies in animals.
Previous experience with different tools to analyze complex microbial communities.
Internal Number: 336866
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