postdoctoral positions availiable

Richard Straub rstraub at
Thu Nov 2 18:00:32 EST 1995


Two to three year positions are available immediately in the molecular genetics laboratory of Richard Straub
in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia.

Two projects are funded for the next five years:

Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia in Irish Pedigrees: project goals are to a) clone the schizophrenia vulnerability locus
on chromosome 6, b) identify and confirm additional loci by linkage analysis and other methods and c) clone the additional loci.
The primary collaborators are Kenneth Kendler and Charles MacLean.

Detecting Susceptibility Genes for Nicotine Addiction: project goals are to identify genetic loci that influence the susceptibility
to cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence.  The primary collaborators are Kenneth Kendler, Lindon Eaves and Joanne Meyer.

Applicants should have training and experience in some of the following areas: genotyping, physical mapping, gene identification,
mutation detection, and DNA sequencing.  Experience with the Applied Biosystems DNA sequencer, robotics, and genome
informatics is strongly preferred.  Salary range is $25,000 and up depending on experience. The Medical College of Virginia
offers a generous benefits package, and the laboratory will soon be located in the new Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.

Please send (do not email) curriculum vitae, summary of research experience and interests, and three letters of reference to:
Richard E. Straub,  Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory,  Department of Psychiatry, Box 980710, Medical College of
Virginia, Richmond, VA   23298-0710.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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