Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cornell seeks post-doc to study XMRV

parvofighter at the Phoenix Rising forums posted the following find-


Post Dr Assoc
Cornell University
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive,
dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's
land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an
uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and
best practices to further the university's mission of teaching,
research, and outreach.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics seeks a postdoctoral
research associate to study the role of the newly discovered
retrovirus XMRV in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).  Blood from a
cohort of CFS patients and controls in upstate New York will be
examined for the presence of virus, viral proteins, and antibodies to
viral proteins.  Sequences of XMRV from different patients will be
obtained in order to characterize the diversity of viruses in the
population.  Whether virus sequences correlate with functional status
of CFS patients will be determined.  This project will be undertaken
in collaboration with the Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Reno,
Nevada and the Columbia University Center for Infection and Immunity
as well as with several physicians treating CFS patients.  For more
information regarding the Department of Molecular Biology and
Genetics, visit

PhD degree in an area of Molecular Biology and/or Biochemistry or
Virology.  Prior experience with mammalian cell culture and/or
retroviruses is desirable but not required.

Please send cover letter and CV with names of three references to
Prof. Maureen Hanson, Dept of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 323
Biotechnology Bldg., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY   14853 or to  Applications will be received for consideration
until a suitable candidate is identified.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
educator and employer.

Job: Molecular Biology & Genetics
Primary Location: Ithaca
Requisition Number: 11845
Organization: Molecular Biology & Genetics - AG

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