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University of Minnesota
Two postdoctoral positions are available to study congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the guinea pig model. (1) The first will be directly involved in the development of a second generation novel vaccine strategy. Studies will involve various novel guinea pig T cell assays and characterization of neutralizing antibody targets, including newly identified viral proteins for viral endo/ epithelial tropism. (2) The second involves innate immune response of the placenta to congenital CMV infection. Studies will utilize the recently sequenced guinea pig genome to help define the pro-inflammatory response to infection. Pathogenicity studies and bioluminescene imaging will also be used. The posts require a Ph.D in Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology or Molecular Biology with appropriate experience. These positions are available in a well funded lab at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Please submit your application via email to Dr. Alistair McGregor by clicking Apply Now. Further information can be obtained by email or by phone (612-626-9917).