H13010—Pediatrics and Microbiology

Mentor:  Shannon Ross, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology.  Department of Pediatrics.  Division of Infectious Diseases, 1530 3rd Ave S, CHB 308, Birmingham, AL 35294-0011.  Phone 205-996-7882; Fax 205-975-6549; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A postdoctoral position is available for the study of viral diversity and congenital cytomegalovirus infection.  Areas of research include: 1) utilizing deep sequencing technologies to define strain variability in congenital CMV infection.  2) Investigating host immune response to CMV, and its effect on viral diversity and outcome.  Applicants should have a background in molecular biology and virology.  Enthusiastic, motivated individuals with an interest in virology are encouraged to apply.   For further information or to apply please contact Dr. Shannon Ross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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