Yale Postdoctoral Positions

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Thank you for investigating postdoctoral opportunities at Yale.  Many faculty do not advertise open positions in their research groups, and you are encouraged to contact them directly to inquire about the possibility of training with them.  Other faculty advertise open positions in scholarly journals in their fields.  Finally, some post job openings on our website, and these positions are listed below.  Please click the links below to read more about each position and to find contact information for applying for the job.

Once you find a postdoctoral position your Yale department will contact you to begin the formal hiring process and to assist you in applying for an immigration visa to enter the United States if you require one.  Information about the visa process may be found at the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars website.

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Posting Date: April 2017

Postdoctoral Associate - Chung Lab

Yale University School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jean-Ju Chung in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. We study molecular and cellular basis of successful mammalian fertilization and reproduction. We aim (1) to elucidate molecular and physiological changes during mammalian fertilization and (2) to better understand evolution of fertility molecules. One of our current focus is the primary calcium channel of spermatozoa, CatSper, which regulates sperm motility and fertility. We use genome editing, biochemistry, advanced imaging technologies including dynamic live cell imaging, 3D tissue volume imaging, and super-resolution imaging.

Individuals with curious, passionate, and audacious mind with a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. candidates) and background in biology, chemistry, or physics are encouraged to apply. Experiences in mouse genetics, gametes and embryo manipulation, protein purification, imaging analysis, cellular and molecular biology or biophysics are preferred but not a must.

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 jean-ju.chung@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Posting Date: April 2017

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University School of Medicine

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, has two Postdoctoral Associate positions open in Radiochemistry and Cancer Biology.  The successful candidates will develop new diagnostic PET and targeted radiotherapeutic agents to predict response to treatment and develop new treatments for cancer.  The ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. at the time of application or be conferred by July 1, 2017, in radiochemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, or related disciplines.  Candidates without direct experience in radiochemistry or small animal research experience but have expertise in one or more of the following areas will be considered: protein, peptide, or organic chemistry; phage display platforms; and tumor biology.  Candidates must have strong scientific problem solving skills, ability to analyze and interpret experimental data, and a solid track record of scientific achievement as documented by at least one first-author publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  Candidates must also be willing to learn new skills and work collaboratively.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong written and verbal communication skills using the English language.  This position is a 2-year appointment with the earliest start date of July 1, 2017; an extension is possible based on performance and grant funding. 

Yale is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups are encouraged.

To apply, please forward your CV, a cover letter stating you research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Bernadette.Marquez-Nostra@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position in Chromatin Dynamics of Red Blood Cells
Posting Date: April 2017

Fellowship-funded Postdoctoral position 2017

An endowed fellowship-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Hattangadi Laboratory at Yale Medical School.  We are seeking a highly motivated recent doctoral graduate to drive an exciting burgeoning research project involving the “4D nucleome”, or chromatin dynamics, of terminal red blood cell nuclear maturation under funding of the prestigious Rudolph J. Anderson endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Hattangadi Lab is an interdisciplinary and highly dynamic environment, being in both the Yale Cancer Center and Yale Stem Cell Center, and a member of the Yale Cooperative Center for Excellence in Hematology (YCCEH) with access to state-of-the-art technology cores in each of these centers. This postdoctoral position will provide unique training experiences in hematopoietic stem cell development, chromatin dynamics and epigenetics, and innovative imaging modalities.  There will also be opportunities for career development training and mentorship to help the candidate progress to a career as an independent researcher, including collaborative opportunities with other labs at Yale and chances to present research findings at national meetings.

The ideal candidates must hold a recent PhD or MD/PhD degree and be a highly motivated, team-oriented researcher capable of working independently and communicating effectively in a fast-paced setting.  Candidates should have solid experience and prior first-author publications in molecular biology, genomics, chromatin biology, or stem cell biology. Preference will be given to individuals with hands-on experience in innovative genomic techniques such as ChIP, CHART, or ChIRP, super-resolution microscopy, and data analysis. Fluency in English is required.  Candidate must be a US citizen or hold US residency status to be eligible for this fellowship-funded position.

Our group focuses on the chromatin dynamics of terminal blood cell development (hematopoiesis) because we have a specific clinical interest in rare types of bone marrow failure (BMF) that affect the red blood cell lineage. There is clear evidence that the 3-dimensional (3-D) organization of the nucleus affects cellular development: a gene’s nuclear location can influence its expression level and thereby cellular function. We are interested in how this 3-D nuclear landscape shifts over time (the 4th dimension) in blood cells, and more importantly, how these changes affect normal development as well as the pathogenesis of blood diseases.  We have preliminary data that important chromatin regulators and heterochromatin proteins are involved in this process.

To apply, please send an email to apply.to.hattangadilab@gmail.com the following materials as a single PDF file:

(1) a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining your career goals including past projects and future research interests, plus your goals for obtaining funding after the initial funding year(s) including names of foundations you aim to apply to

(2) no more than one page describing your expectations of this position and how you think you might fit into the goals of our lab

(3) your CV 

(4) contacts of 3 references (name, affiliation, phone, and email) and your connection to them

Postdoctoral Position in Russian Studies (Social Sciences), European Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University
Posting Date: March 2017

The Council on European Studies (CES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2017-2018, conditional on the receipt of budgetary support. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to the study of modern and contemporary Russia from the perspective of a social science discipline (Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, etc.)

All applicants should have knowledge of Russian and fluency in English, and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. The Post-doctoral Associate will teach one course related to his/her interests in each of two terms, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the European Studies Council. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, one-page description of research plans; draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; and two letters of reference. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000 - $55,000, depending on rank and seniority of the selected individual, and health coverage.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on March 31, 2017 and continuing until the selections are final.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/41318.   Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should be mailed to the address below.

Ms. Marianne Lyden, Program Manager, European Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA.  Email: marianne.lyden@yale.edu


Postdoctoral Position in Translational Cancer Research
Posting Date: March 2017

 A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Abhijit Patel at the Yale Cancer Center and the Yale School of Medicine (www.patel-lab.org).  Our laboratory is investigating a new class of tumor-derived DNA and RNA biomarkers that are found in the blood of patients with various types of cancer.  We are developing and validating innovative methods to permit ultrasensitive, high-throuput detection of such tumor-derived nucleic acids in the circulation using next-generation sequencing platforms (refs:  Nature Methods 2015, doi:10.1038/nmeth.3311; Cancer Research 2012, doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-4037).  This field has seen a recent explosion of interest as clinical applications for these new biomarkers are becoming apparent.  We are creating tools to investigate whether circulating tumor DNA and RNA can be used for monitoring treatment response, for tracking disease recurrence, and ultimately for detecting cancer at an earlier, more curable stage.

We seek a highly motivated individual with an inclination for technology development and an interest in translational cancer research.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, and have a strong background in nucleic acid biochemistry.  Resourcefulness, creative thinking, and excellent written and oral communication skills are very important.    Applicants with a background in chemistry or engineering might also find our research interesting, and may have the right aptitude for the position.  Meticulous experimental technique is also especially important in our lab.  If you would like to join our efforts to create new diagnostic tools with the ultimate goal of improving cancer outcomes, please send your CV and a brief cover letter to:  abhijit.patel@yale.edu

Selected postdoc candidates will be asked to provide contact information for telephone references. Interviews can be conducted in person or via Skype, depending on geographic constraints.

Postdoctoral position on the Racialization of Islam in the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale
Posting Date: March 2017

The Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate position under its initiative to study the Racialization of Islam beginning on July 1, 2017.  The candidate will be expected to be in full-time residence and to teach one course in academic year 2017-2018 related to the interdisciplinary field of Muslim American studies which overlaps and extends several ethnic studies subfields (such as Arab American studies, African American studies, and Asian American studies) as well as disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, religious studies, and political science. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life and growth of the Center, to hold office hours for students, and to offer one public lecture and co-organize a workshop. Ideally, the postdoctoral associate will also complete a significant publication during their residency. 

Under the direction of Professor Stephen Pitti, the Center aims to gather students and scholars interested in Ethnic Studies fields; intersectional race, gender, and sexuality research; and Native and diasporic communities both in the United States and other countries.

The successful fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus individual health insurance coverage, full access to the Yale University libraries, and shared office space. 

For additional information, please email ritm@yale.edu.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/41241) and must include the following:

1.      Cover letter, indicating qualifications and plans for research and writing

2.      Current curriculum vitae

3.      Two letters of recommendation.

4.      A writing sample up to fifty pages in length.

5.      A syllabus of a proposed course related to the racialization of Islam

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, persons with  disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are welcome.

Postdoctoral position in European Politics and Political Economy, 2017-18
Posting Date: March 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship in European Politics and Political Economy, 2017-18

Yale University MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with strong economics training and quantitative methods to work with Yale faculty in analyzing regulation, employment practices, and market outcomes for OECD countries. The Post-Doctoral Associate will spend fifty percent of his or her time working on this project and the other fifty percent pursuing their own research.

The fellowship will run for ten months starting on either July 1 or August 1 of 2017, during which time the incumbent will be resident in the New Haven area and ineligible to accept paid  employment elsewhere.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of research plans, and have two letters of recommendation sent to Lourdes Haynes (lourdes.haynes@yale.edu). Compensation includes a salary of $65,000, health insurance, and other benefits afforded to postdoctoral associates at Yale https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/benefits/my-benefits-yale/postdoctoral-associate-benefits .

We will begin considering applications on March 15, 2017 and continue reviewing applications until an appointment has been made.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, persons with  disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are welcome.

Postdoctoral position in Biology of Leukemia
Posting Date: March 2017

Postdoctoral position in Biology of Leukemia at Yale University

A postdoctoral position is available (June 1, 2017) to study the role of splicing factor mutations in Myelodysplasia and Leukemia. The Halene Laboratory is located within the Section of Hematology in the Yale Cancer Center at Yale University School of Medicine. We focus on the study of MDS and AML as well as normal hematopoiesis. We employ cutting edge next generation sequencing techniques and in patient derived xenotransplantation models in humanized immunodeficient mice (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/halene/ ). We have vibrant local, national, and international collaborations with clinicians, basic scientists, and computational biologist and as a physician-scientist lab we favor a patient-focused approaches.

Experience in cell culture, molecular biology, and some experience with mouse models is important for this position. Applicants should hold or a Ph.D. degree and be highly motivated and be able to conduct research independently and also as part of a team. Outstanding writing and communication skills are essential for this position.

Please send your CV, a one paragraph description of your research interests and goals as they related to the study of hematopoiesis and MDS/AML, and names of three references to Stephanie.Halene@yale.edu . Please include “postdoc position” in the subject of your e-mail.

Stephanie Halene, M.D.

Associate Professor

Yale University School of Medicine

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral position in Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Posting Date: March 2017

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carson Thoreen in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. Our lab is studying molecular mechanisms that control the translation and stability of mRNAs. We have a particular interest in their functions in the maintenance of growth and quiescent states. A position is immediately available to develop new strategies for transcriptome-wide profiling of mRNA synthesis and stability. Creative individuals with a PhD or MD, and preferably a strong background in biochemistry and/or cell biology and a quantitative bent, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a current CV to carson.thoreen@yale.edu.      

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral position in DNA Repair and Cancer
Posting Date: February 2017

Postdoctoral opportunity in DNA Repair and Cancer at Yale University.

A postdoctoral position is available to study the roles of aberrant or defective DNA repair in cancer treatment and synthetic lethality (see http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/sweasy/index.aspx and also Mol Cancer Res. 2017, PMID:28074003; Mol Cancer Res. 2016, PMID:27621267; PLoS Genet. 2016, PMID:27513445).  Experience in cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemical methods is important for this position.  Applicants should be highly motivated and be able to conduct research independently and also as part of a team.  Outstanding writing and communication skills are also important for this position.

Please email your CV to Joann.sweasy@yale.edu

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral position in RNA and Cancer Biology
Posting Date: Feburary 2017

Postdoctoral opportunity in RNA and Cancer Biology.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nadya Dimitrova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Research in the Dimitrova laboratory focuses on investigating the roles of a novel class of genes, called long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cancer biology. To date, lncRNAs have remained largely uncharacterized but emerging evidence suggests an involvement in a broad range of biological processes and in human disease, including cancer. We select candidates based on their regulation by key oncogenes and tumor suppressors or based on their involvement in cancer processes, such as the DNA damage response, oncogenic transformation, and metastasis. Our goal is to understand how candidate lncRNAs contribute to oncogenic and tumor suppressive networks at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level and how deregulation of lncRNAs leads to cellular transformation and tumor development. At the molecular level, we aim to elucidate the diverse mechanisms by which cis- and trans-regulatory lncRNAs fine-tune oncogenic and tumor suppressive networks by modulating transcriptional and translational pathways. At the cellular level, we aim to understand how lncRNAs participate in the decision-making processes in complex transcriptional networks and what are the consequences of lncRNA activity for cellular homeostasis and stress response. Finally, to bring insights into the vastly understudied contribution of lncRNAs to tumorigenesis in vivo, we are testing how inappropriate expression of regulatory lncRNAs influences tumor development in mouse models of lung adenocarcinoma.

A successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree, will be highly motivated to perform cutting edge research and to interact with a dynamic, young group of investigators. Candidates from diverse scientific backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional information can be found at dimitrovalab.yale.edu

Candidates should send a CV, names of three references, and a cover letter with a brief statement of future research interests and career goals to: nadya.dimitrova@yale.edu

Nadya Dimitrova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor ● Yale University

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

PO Box 208103

New Haven, CT 06511

Phone (203) 432 3492

Fax (203) 432 3854

Postdoctoral position in Reproductive Ecology in the Dept of Anthropology
Posting Date: February 2017

The Department of Anthropology at Yale University invites applications for a full-time, two-year Postdoctoral Associate position in reproductive ecology commencing June 1, 2017.

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Professor Claudia Valeggia and the Yale Reproductive Ecology Research Group on several laboratory-based research projects that address the endocrinology of life history transitions in human and non-human primates.  This position also involves a teaching component. The postdoctoral associate will organize and teach two undergraduate lab-based courses and will train and mentor graduate students in assay techniques.  A Ph.D. degree in anthropology, demography, human biology, public health, or related fields at the time of appointment is required.  Laboratory experience in endocrinology or a related area is also expected.

Review of applicants will begin on March 31, 2017. 

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Please see the following link for Yale Postdoctoral Associate salaries and policies (http://postdocs.yale.edu/policies/compensation).

Please send applications to Dr. Valeggia at claudia.valeggia@yale.edu  and provide the following documents as attachments:

·        A one-page cover letter

·        Curriculum vitae

·        Names and contact information of three references

·        A 1-2 page research experience and future goals statement

Information about Yale Department of Anthropology and the Yale Reproductive Ecology Research Group is available at http://anthropology.yale.edu and http://reproeco.yale.edu.  Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral position in Yale Art Gallery
Posting Date: February 2017

The Cullman-Payson Fellowship is a post-doctoral opportunity intended for an emerging professional considering a career in academic affairs in a university art museum.  The duration of this fellowship will be two - three years. Reporting to the Bradley Senior Associate Curator for Academic Affairs, and working closely with others in the Education Department, the Fellow will be fully integrated into the department and gain broad-based experience in academic museum education, including interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects, academic curating, research, and implementation of support programs for university course visits to the Gallery. The Fellow will: participate in and contribute to many aspects of the department’s university-level programs and activities, from planning to execution; coordinate and lead university-level course tours; conduct research on objects in the Gallery’s encyclopedic collection to support Academic Affairs; represent the Gallery at Yale student orientations, events, and activities, and support curricular exhibitions by maintaining checklists throughout the exhibition process. The Fellow will propose a special project in Academic Affairs toward the end of the first year, to be completed during the second year in residence. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Scholars and curators with an interest in cross-disciplinary analysis and/or pedagogical methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in art of the modern or contemporary periods. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required.

Essential Duties

·       Support the coordination and implementation of course visits to the Gallery’s object study classrooms, working closely with the Bradley Associate Curator to aid professors in selecting appropriate works for their class visits; plan and, when appropriate, assist in teaching.

·       Support Academic Affairs by managing object packages and checklists for course visits and curricular exhibitions in The Museum System (TMS).

·       Conduct research about YUAG collections objects in support of Yale course tours or curricular exhibitions as needed

·       Participate in Gallery Teacher training program during the first fall, gradually assuming responsibility for leading university course discussions in the galleries with the BSACAF as needed.

·       With the BSACAF, develop and implement an outreach plan to Yale faculty and academic departments across the disciplines to encourage and support university-level course visits to engage with the Gallery’s permanent collections and special exhibitions.

·       With the BSACAF, help design two curricular exhibitions per year in the Levin Study Gallery.

·       Coordinate Faculty Workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities for faculty to teach with objects.

·       Support the assessment and evaluation of education programs.

·       Organize regular meetings of the Art Gallery’s Fellows, as assigned, to create a sense of community among them and provide opportunities that enrich their experience at the Gallery.

·       Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  1. Post-Doctorate in Art History, or a related academic field

Skills and Abilities

1.     Demonstrated ability to teach in an art museum or museum and classroom

2.     Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff and public in a knowledgeable and professional manner; ability to connect with diverse audiences including those with special needs.

3.     Self-directed; ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.

4.     Demonstrated customer service attitude with the ability to be a team player in an active museum environment. Positive attitude that supports department’s goals. 

5.     Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet demanding deadlines; ability to work well under pressure. Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

6.     Post Doc in Art History or other relevant academic field is required.

7.     2 years of teaching experience in an art museum or museum and classroom.

8.     A strong interest in and familiarity with museums; commitment to object-based research and teaching.

9.     Knowledge of standard PC software programs, including word processing, database and desktop publishing.

Send a copy of your cover letter, resume, and references to:

Issa Lampe, PhD

Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs

Yale University Art Gallery

P.O. Box 208271

New Haven, CT 06520-8271



Position to start by end of June, 2017

Postdoctoral position in Pulmonary, Critial Care & Sleep Medicine
Posting Date: January 2017
Yale University 
School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM), is looking to hire one research Pre- or Postdoctoral Research Associates. Successful candidates must have outstanding communication skills, advanced level of knowledge of molecular, cell biology, genomics, or other relevant areas of biomedical and translational research. Proven experience in methods of molecular and cell biology are strongly preferred but not required. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Plan and conduct assigned and/or original research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, post docs, and students. Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results. Prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with faculty and other lab members. Present research findings at professional meetings. Supervision of other research personnel and other related duties as required. . They are expected to make a significant contribution to the educational and research missions of the section. A successful candidate must have a PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree and committed to a career in biomedical research in the area of pulmonary diseases, and be a permanent resident or a US citizen. Successful candidates will be part of the research training program at PCCSM and will work in the laboratories of established Physician-Scientists who will serve as their mentors.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Please send a cover letter and CV to: Teretha Brooks, HR Manager for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, PO Box 208057, New Haven, CT 06520-8057.  Email: teretha.brooks@yale.edu    
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and members of minority groups.
Postdoctoral position in Pediatrics
Posting Date: January 2017
A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Julie Goodwin, an NIH-funded physician scientist with an interest in tissue-specific manipulation of the glucocorticoid receptor, specifically in the vascular endothelium. The current project will involve investigation of the role of the endothelial glucocorticoid receptor in vascular inflammatory states, including atherosclerosis and sepsis, using relevant mouse models, in vitro assays and next-gen sequencing techniques. The lab is a member of the Vascular Biology and Therapeutics program (VBT) at Yale, and as such, can provide a particularly rich scientific experience and many opportunities for collaboration.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree, be highly motivated and be able to work both independently and as a team player. Strong molecular cell biology knowledge and experience working with mice are essential qualifications. The candidate must be a US citizen, or have a valid work visa, and possess strong oral and written English language communication skills.
Please forward a current CV, statement of research goals, and the names and contact information of three references to: Julie.Goodwin@yale.edu.
Postdoctoral position in the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology
Posting Date: January 2017

Postdoctoral Associate, Climate Change Mitigation through Material Cycling

Material production and forming is responsible for more than half of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industry. Reducing primary material production through increased recovery of secondary materials and lifetime extension of products and structures through refurbishment, remanufacturing and repurposing are important strategies to reduce GHG emissions from industry that have not yet received adequate attention. The Yale Center for Industrial Ecology has a long track record of uncovering material cycles and investigating circular economy opportunities through industrial symbiosis. We are now part of the REMADE Institute, a major DOE-funded effort to develop technologies and business models for closing material loops. Yale CIE researcher Barbara Reck leads the systems analysis node, which investigates the energy and GHG savings, resource potential, and costs of different technologies and management options.  

The Postdoctoral associate is to develop a life cycle assessment (LCA) based system for the quantification of energy savings and emission reductions achieved by material cycles under different scenarios for the development of the energy system, under supervision of Professor Edgar Hertwich. The candidate will work closely with the REMADE technology partners, including major US manufacturing, recycling and waste management companies. 


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in industrial ecology, engineering, material sciences, or applied economics and have strong modelling and programming skills. Programming skills in high level languages (e.g., Python, Matlab, GAMS, R, Java, C++) and familiarity with LCA databases are an asset.  The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.


To receive full consideration, please submit your application no later than February 15, 2017.

Prior to applying, candidates should explore websites for Yale F&ES (http://environment.yale.edu) and the Center for Industrial Ecology (http://cie.research.yale.edu). Required materials should be submitted to cie@yale.edu and include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of research, 4) writing sample (one publication), 5) names and contact information of 3 references.


New Haven, Connecticut, USA


May 1, 2017 (Flexible)


This is a full-time, two-year, non-tenure-track appointment with possibility of extension. Annual salary is competitive and depends upon education and experience. The position includes medical and dental benefits and paid time off.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Postdoctoral position in Digital Humanities
Posting Date: January 2017
The Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) at Yale University Library invites applications for three 12-month Postdoctoral Associate positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. We seek energetic and creative applicants who demonstrate innovative thinking and a proactive approach to the questions that digital humanities methods, approaches, tools, and theories raise in their academic disciplines. 
The focus of these positions is on a research project defined by the applicant. Scholars with a background in any humanities discipline are eligible to apply; the committee especially encourages applicants with a research focus in Visual Culture, Art, and/or History of Art.
Postdoctoral position in Holocaust Testimonies and Digital Humanities
Posting Date: January 2017
The Yale Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (FVAHT) and Digital Humanities Lab are excited to invite applications for a joint Postdoctoral Associate position for the 2017-2018 academic year. In this position, the Postdoctoral Associate will pursue independent digital humanities research and experiment with tools to explore, analyze, and visualize the Fortunoff Archive.
The Postdoctoral Associate will have a dedicated workspace in the DHLab in Sterling Memorial Library; the opportunity to collaborate with technical staff, including a DH Developer and UX Designer; and a budget for computing equipment, professional development, and relocation expenses. The Postdoctoral Associate’s primary responsibility will be to his or her own research project. The Fortunoff-DHLab Postdoctoral Associate will work alongside two additional Postdoctoral Associates in the lab.
Postdoctoral position in Brain Imaging
Posting Date: December 2016
Dr. Benveniste’s lab has an NIH funded postdoctoral position available to study the metabolic waste removal process from the brain via the recently discovered glymphatic pathway in vascular dementias using MRI and other imaging techniques. The projects focus on mapping glymphatic transport function in the brain of several rodent models of vascular dementia and identifying key drivers of pathology including fluctuation of blood pressure, glymphatic influx and efflux, and BBB permeability.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D and/or MD degree with a strong background in the following areas: MRI image processing, neuroscience and/or pathology/histology.  This is an exciting opportunity to study a new brain-wide peri-vascular transport system using state-of-art techniques in neuroimaging.  Key attributes include high motivation, the ability to multi-task several projects, and the ability to work well in a team setting with collaborators both within and outside of the laboratory.  Expertise in handling transgenic rodent models, MRI and small animal surgery is highly preferred.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page description of their research interests together with the names and addresses of three references via e-mail to:  Helene.Benveniste@yale.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately
Postdoctoral position in Neurology
Posting Date: December 2016

Clinical Study of Neurological Diseases – Opportunity

Dr. Elan D. Louis, a Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is interested in hiring a full-time paid post-doctoral trainee who will be involved in the Pathologomics of Essential Tremor study.  The goal of this clinical research project is to understand the postmortem brain tissue changes that occur in essential tremor, comparing these changes to those seen in patients with other neurological diseases, and especially the degenerative changes that occur in the cerebellum. This study, funded by NIH, draws on the expertise of clinical neurologists and neuropathologists, and partners with a motivated essential tremor community.

Educational Experience

This is the perfect position for a motivated person who is interested in obtaining additional clinical research training.

As part of their educational experience, the post-doctoral trainee will learn about the causes of neurological diseases, the development of methods for clinical evaluation of patients with a broad range of tremor disorders, methods of analyzing clinical human subjects data for research purposes, and tools available for clinicopathological studies of human disease. The trainee will also attend weekly video rounds and monthly research conference meetings held by the Division of Movement Disorders.  These meetings will allow the post-doctoral trainee to learn to recognize a range of involuntary movements in the study participants and to learn about the other research studies that are currently being conducted by the Division.

The post-baccalaureate trainee will learn about numerous aspects of clinical research from study design and planning, questionnaire development, preparation of materials for internal review board review, and selection of appropriate methods to evaluate and track study subjects.  Opportunities for independent research will be available to the post-doctoral trainee and are strongly encouraged. Thus, the post-doctoral trainee will learn about statistical analyses methods to interpret study data and how to prepare and publish first-author, peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Their publication portfolio will center around the clinicopathological findings that are elucidated during the execution of this project.

It is expected that this educational experience will serve as an educational link between the trainee’s graduate experience and their future academic/educational advancement into a clinical research career.

Job Responsibilities

This is not a clinical trial but is part of a prospective clinical-pathological study. The post-doctoral trainee’s activities will include the recruitment and enrollment of study subjects, data collection and management.  The trainee will also act as the liaison between brain donors, their families and physicians, pathologists, and funeral homes in order to create personal brain donor plans that ensure that donation is carried out at the time of death. As well, the trainee will act as the liaison between the New York Brain Bank, the principal investigator, and the laboratory technicians. The trainee may also have the opportunity to work in the lab if he/she chooses, performing histological techniques including immunohistochemistry, Golgi staining and Western blotting. Miscellaneous administrative tasks will include conducting follow-up phone calls with brain donors who were previously home-visited, requesting and collating deceased brain donors’ medical records and submitting annual IRB renewals. 


-MD is preferred

-An educational agenda that involves learning about human subjects research and a desire to      learn the skill sets involved in designing and conducting such research.

-Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

- Basic computer skills such as word-processing, database management, and internet research are required.

-Trainees will need to commit at least 2 years for this position.


-Experience conducting phone interviews with neurological and elderly patients.

-Experience handling sensitive information in a tactful and professional manner.

-Prior clinical research experience.

-Familiarity with SPSS.

If interested, please email cover letter and CV to Dr. Elan D. Louis, care of Dr. Jesús Gutierrez, at jesus.gutierrez.jg2345@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in the Mechanobiology of Cancer and Development
Posting Date: December 2016

The Mak Research Lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Yale University has an opening for a postdoctoral position starting in January 2017 or later.  The lab is focused broadly on multiscale mechanobiology in cancer and development, from molecular to multicellular levels, with an emphasis on integrated approaches involving microfluidics, computational modeling, and novel experimental systems.  More information can be found at www.MakResearchLab.com.  Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1)     microfluidics and microfabrication

2)     computational modeling

3)     mechanobiology and cell mechanics

Interested postdoctoral candidates should email Michael.Mak@Yale.edu with a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references.

Michael Mak

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Yale University

New Haven, CT


Postdoctoral position in Cancer Metastasis
Posting Date: December 2016

A post-doctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis and drug resistance. Applicants will have the opportunity to work in the Pathology Department and Cancer Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. More information can be found at http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/nguyen/

Applicants should recently hold (less than 1 year) or be nearly completing an MD or PhD degree in the biological sciences or related field. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

- RNA/DNA binding protein biochemistry and chromatin immunoprecipitation techniques.

- Animal models of disease.

- Neuroinflammation.

Interested applicants should direct their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to don.nguyen@yale.edu.

Don X. Nguyen
Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology

Postdoctoral position in Pre-Modern Cultures and Civilizations
Posting Date: November 2016
Yale University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in the ancient and pre-modern worlds, broadly defined as including East Asia, India, Central Asia, Mesopotamia, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Americas. This is a two-year position beginning in the academic year 2017-18 and attached to Archaia: the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. Now in its fourth year, Archaia, formerly known as YISAP, is a collaborative forum that brings together scholars and graduate students working on early and pre-modern cultures and civilizations at Yale in the Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to the Divinity and Law Schools and various University collections and libraries including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Beinecke Library, the Peabody Museum, and the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Participating departments and disciplines include Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, History, Religious Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology, History of Art, and the Divinity School.
In addition to hosting a major bi-annual international conference, lecture series, and faculty-led study tours, Archaia offers a graduate qualification open to students interested in collaborative cutting-edge research beyond departmental lines. Students have the opportunity to design a course of study individually tailored to their needs but are required to take a team-taught core seminar, the topic of which varies from year to year. Archaia also hosts the year-long Workshop in Ancient Societies, with monthly presentations by Yale or invited scholars speaking on research topics related to the theme of the core seminar. A parallel series of talks, the Workshop for the Study of the Ancient World (YIWSA), is coordinated by Archaia-affiliated graduate students. For additional information, see http://yisap.yale.edu.
The postdoctoral associate is expected to be the linchpin for Archaia programming. Duties include: (1) the day-to-day administration of Archaia events, including managing the Archaia calendar and home page, assisting in the coordination of workshops, and serving as the point-person and project manager for the bi-annual Archaia conference; (2) pursuing research in their area of expertise; (3) teaching or co-teaching one seminar per year with the approval of a relevant department or program; alternatively, they might direct a co-curricular project (e.g. an exhibition or curatorial project, a digital humanities project, or a web-based collection of papers by Archaia participants on EliScholar or a similar platform). The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with all Archaia-affiliated departments under the supervision of the Archaia coordinators, currently Prof. Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages and Literature), and J.G. Manning (Classics and History), but will also be assigned at least one mentor from a field/department close to their area of training and expertise.
Annual compensation will be $50,000 plus a full benefits package that includes health coverage.
• A PhD in one of the following disciplines or a related discipline: East Asian Languages and Literature, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Classics, History, Religious Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, History of Art.
• The intellectual training and trajectory of the postdoctoral associate, as evidenced by their PhD dissertation, must show a clear commitment to cross-disciplinary or cross-cultural research in more than one of the areas, languages, and/or disciplines represented by Archaia. The associate must be able to engage with and contribute to conversations between historians, archaeologists, art historians, papyrologists, cuneiformists, and scholars of literature, religion, and law (and others) working in a wide range of fields, University collections, and departments.
• The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate evidence of strong organizational skills and long-term strategic thinking. The applicant will also demonstrate a desire and ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and collections.
Applicants and referees should upload documentation via Interfolio  http://apply.interfolio.com/39596.  Applicants must supply (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement (1000 words max.) detailing the work that the associate wishes to pursue at Yale, (4) a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness and syllabi for courses taught), (5) three letters of recommendation addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Irene Peirano Garrison, and (6) an Archaia programming proposal (800 words max.) that details how they will contribute to Archaia (graduate seminars, workshop and conference themes, curatorial projects, etc.).
Review of applications will begin March 1.
For any questions please contact Professors Kamens (edward.kamens@yale.edu) and Peirano Garrison (irene.peirano@yale.edu).