The Laboratory Technician for the Oral Microbiome Research Lab of Dr. Sumant Puri in the Kornberg School of Dentistry will be responsible for experiments that will be designed and carried out under the supervision of the PI. Primarily the Lab Tech will be performing basic and advanced microbiology techniques including MIC, MBC time kill assays, fungal/bacterial cultures, biofilm assays, qPCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescence techniques, flow cytometry, and extensive microscopy including confocal. Additionally the Lab Tech will be responsible for working with and handling laboratory mice, and reading literature to stay abreast with the field of microbial pathogenesis. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s in a related field degree and at least 6 months of related experience, including experience in mice handling techniques specifically animal models for infection and drug testing; various rodent injection techniques. Experience in working with the yeast Candida albicans, besides bacterial pathogens. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- Practical knowledge of the procedures listed above.
- Must show willingness to learn new skills and acquire new expertise and take interest in the project.
- Ability to work with a diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task projects and manage cross departmental collaborations.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of individuals.
- Ability to prioritize work, and make independent decisions for non-complex issues.
- Masters or higher level degree.
Interested candidates must visit the link below to formally apply.
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