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    Duties

    Summary

    DIR scientists conduct research investigating the biochemistry, structure, function and development of bone, teeth, salivary glands and connective tissues; the role of bacteria and viruses in oral disease; genetic disorders and tumors of the oral cavity; the cause and treatment of acute and chronic pain; and the development of new and improved methods to diagnose oral disease.

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    Responsibilities

    • Perform experiments in accordance with approved methods and procedures. Critically analyze results of experiments to determine whether data generated are accurate and valid.
    • Discuss scope and objectives of the research project with the research scientist. Recommend methods and assist the scientist in designing the experiment.
    • Advise the scientist of the methods to be used and estimate time and resources required with investigator.
    • Coordinate activities with the veterinary and animal care staff.
    • Collect, organize, and record experimental data in a form suitable for publication.
    • Review results of experiments for reliability and compare with data from similar experiments.
    • Maintain an awareness of current research and new methodological developments in the field.
    • Ensure that laboratory equipment is available when needed, is properly calibrated and in working order. Perform routine maintenance and repair of equipment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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