Postdoc position: genetics of schizophrenia

Richard Straub rstraub at
Wed Oct 4 17:24:15 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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