Postgraduate Positions

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Postgraduate positions are short term training positions for recent college graduates who seek research experience prior to graduate or medical school. As with postdoctoral positions, most postgraduate trainees find their positions by contacting faculty directly. Several faculty have posted their open positions below.
Once you find a position, your Yale department will assist you with the hiring process. The visa application process for international postdocs will be handled by your department and the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars. It often takes several months for a visa to be approved, and you should factor this time into your plans for coming to Yale.
Postgraduate positions in the Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: April 2017

The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for the study of human development, from pre-natal neural networks to children and adolescents affected by a wide range of psychiatric disorders and social disabilities. Our postgrad page is regularly updated with opportunities for postgrads to work on basic science in genetics, stem cells, and mice, neurodevelopmental research using multiple imaging methods to observe the brain, data analysis for healthcare quality measures, preschool training, and policy work.

Clink on link below to view current opportunities at the Yale Child Study Center : 

Postgraduate position in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Posting Date: April 2017

Postgraduate Research Associate - Chung Lab

Job Description:

A post-undergraduate research associate position is available in the basic science laboratory studying ion channels and reproductive physiology ( The appointee will assist the principal investigator and work with a post-doctoral associate in multiple aspects of the research project. These include: 1. Genotyping mice carrying mutations in genes that encode sperm-specific calcium channel and other fertility molecules; 2. Performing functional assays and molecular imaging to characterize successful mammalian fertilization and reproduction. The research associate will gain knowledge in gamete biology and skills in molecular & cellular biology, mouse genetics and genome editing, and advanced imaging.


Highly motivated and organized individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree (or Bachelor’s candidates) in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Physics with demonstrated academic achievement are encourage to apply. Strong work ethic is a must and past experience in basic science research with mouse genetics or other molecular and cellular experience are preferred.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send (1) a cover letter that describes what you did, and your motivation to apply, (2) a CV, and (3) 2-3 names of references to Jean-Ju Chung at

Postgraduate position in Sustaining Family Forests Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Posting Date: April 2017

Position: Postgraduate Associate, Sustaining Family Forests Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 

See details of position here.

Postgraduate position in Tissue Engineering
Posting Date: March 2017

Yale Medicine, Section of Nephrology, is seeking a Postgraduate Associate to work in a research laboratory focused on vascular and kidney tissue engineering. The associate will work directly with the principal investigator, Dr. William G. Chang, and will learn research techniques, critical thinking, and problem solving skills valuable for future careers in academic or commercial scientific research and/or clinical medicine. Prior laboratory bench research experience and a science undergraduate background are preferred but not required. If interested, please send letter of interest and resume to Dr. Chang (       

Postgraduate position in Cardiology
Posting Date: January 2017

Postgraduate associate training positions in clinical research available for 1-2 years in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Section of Cardiology. The projected start date is June 2017. The lab has several ongoing observational and interventional clinical research studies focusing on better understanding heart-kidney interactions in patients with heart failure. This position is a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in learning clinical research methodologies.

Postgraduates will have the opportunity to interact with both patients and healthcare professionals in hospital, clinic and laboratory settings. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assistance in clinical data collection, data quality management, recruiting and interacting with hospital patients for clinical studies, performing experiments, developing presentations, biospecimen processing, and reporting at team meetings. There is also an opportunity to participate in manuscript preparation and sub-studies.

Qualifications include completion of the pre-medical curriculum and/or BA/BS in the life sciences. Prior experience in a research lab or hospital is preferred but not required. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented research.

The lab is composed of a great group of physicians, research fellows, nurses, and study coordinators under Principal Investigator Jeffrey Testani. Interested applicants should send their resume with cover letter to Keyanna Jackson ( and Devin Mahoney (

Postgraduate position in Psychiatry
Posting Date: January 2017
A postgraduate associate position is open for those interested in translational research in Psychiatry. We are a Basic Behavioral Research laboratory conducting rodent and computational models of schizophrenia, addiction, and stress. Candidate will be responsible for conducting behavioral assessments in rodents and molecular assays in tissue.  
Starting date: January 15, 2017.
Candidate will:
1.      Conduct rodent behavioral training.
2.      Assist in animal surgical procedures.
3.      Perform daily observation on animals’ health.
4.      Maintain records of animals’ weigh and feedings schedules.
5.      Record and maintain daily experimental behavioral files.
6.      Conduct molecular techniques: Immunohistology, western blot, etc…
7.      Maintain data collection for computational models.
Laboratory experience will be preferable, and no rodent experience is necessary. However, interested needs to be highly motivated and be able to work independent. Flexible hours, and weekend work is preferable. This is a full time position for a year, with the possibility for extension.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to