Postgraduate Positions

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Postgraduate positions are short term training positions for bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders 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.
 
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Postgraduate Clinical Research Training - Internal Medicine
Posting Date: 5/28/2024

Postgraduate Clinical Research Training

Yale University School of Medicine – Internal Medicine

June 01, 2024 – May  31, 2025

The Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine has openings for full-time Postgraduate Research Associates in the Testani Laboratory.

This position includes both wet laboratory work and large animal experiments. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance and benefits and is available for start in June 2024.

Education:  The candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to their long-term career goals. The goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and to foster scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement. 

Training: The position involves participation in several aspects of research including performing large animal (pig) experiments and an opportunity to learn and work with the state-of-the-art instrumentation, high throughput processing and novel technologies/processes of a translational research program. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: setup, performance, reporting, and troubleshooting experiments, including large animal experiments, biospecimen collection and processing, operation of instruments, developing presentations, contributing to the authorship of abstracts and manuscripts, and presenting at research meetings.

Mentoring: Our research team is composed of a great group of, research associates, nurses, research scientist, statistician under Principal Investigator Jeffrey Testani, MD, MTR. The associate will work closely with the research scientist and PI. The associate will meet with Dr. Testani on a weekly basis to discuss project progress.

Qualifications:  include successful completion of a pre-med curriculum and/or BA/BS in the life sciences. Prior experience in a research lab/animal handling is preferred but not required.

Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Veena Rao, PhD (veena.s.rao@yale.edu.).

Postgraduate Associate in Immunology-Cancer-Metabolism (*new* Mlynarczyk Lab)
Posting Date: 5/28/2024

Postgraduate Associate in Immunology-Cancer-Metabolism (*new* Mlynarczyk Lab)

We are seeking science-driven individuals to join the laboratory of Dr. Coraline Mlynarczyk, opening 7/1/2024. Our lab is part of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology (Yale Cancer Center) and Department of Medicine (Yale School of Medicine), with pending affiliation with the Departments of Immunobiology and Pathology. At the interface between immunology, cancer and metabolism, our inter-disciplinary team will tackle how immuno-metabolic deregulation of the adaptive immune response shapes malignant transformation trajectories of mature B cells.

We recently discovered that supercompetition represents a novel and key process of B cells transformation into aggressive malignancies with poor clinical outcome (Mlynarczyk et al Science 2023). Our lab aims to uncover how reprogramming of cell-cell communication signals, increased metabolic demands and biochemical adaptation, drive B cell competitiveness, and create vulnerabilities of resulting B cell lymphomas, pointing to new exploitable therapeutic routes.

Philosophy. We envision fostering a dynamic, inclusive, and exciting research environment allowing everyone to grow as a scientist and person, freely share ideas and mentor each other. We hope to recruit people that share this spirit and have the desire to facilitate the growth of a new lab, to carry out innovative and rigorous science in an evolving field.

Education. The postgraduate will benefit from a highly stimulating scientific environment, learn about wide-ranging aspects of immunology, metabolism and cancer, and develop scientific presentation and manuscript writing skills. They will participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs and have the opportunity to attend Department seminars, research in progress talks and group meetings. The postgraduate will learn principles of experimental design, problem solving, data documentation, analysis, and interpretation. Intellectual and technical contributions from the postgraduate will provide opportunities to present at research meetings and obtain co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications.

Training. The postgraduate will be directly trained and supervised by Dr Mlynarczyk on necessary lab techniques for the project. These include using multi-allelic mouse models of the immune response and cancer, precise in vivo immunological assays, mouse live imaging, establishment of new tumor models in mice and ex vivo for functional investigation and drug treatment testing, administration of biologics to mice, collection of tissues and fluids, animal autopsies, pathology, co-culture assays, engineering of human primary cells, cytokine profiling, high dimensional flow cytometry, immunofluorescence imaging, spatial and single cell transcriptional profiling, as well critical molecular biology procedures (cell culture, DNA, RNA, and protein analyses, viral particles production, cloning). Additionally, the postgraduate will acquire organizational and management skills by contributing to mouse colony maintenance, general lab upkeep of equipment, lab stocks preparation, ordering and maintaining supplies/reagent inventory.

Mentoring. Dr. Mlynarczyk is committed to mentoring and will work with postgraduates to become highly competitive for a career in science and/or medicine. Dr. Mlynarczyk has an established track record of postgraduate mentees successfully joining PhD, MD/PhD and MD programs. Postgraduates will meet at least weekly with Dr. Mlynarczyk to discuss research progress and career goals. Additional mentoring from peers and faculty members will be available from exposure to and collaborations with other labs at Yale and beyond.

Environment. Our team will initially be composed of 4 members and will grow as our research advances. Our lab is located at 300 George Street, 6th floor. We share the floor with a combination of young and well-established groups, forming a highly interactive, rich, and vibrant environment for trainees. The brand-new mouse facility and flow core facility are located on the 2nd floor.

Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have recently graduated with a BA or BS, want to strengthen their research experience prior to medical or graduate school, and can commit for 2 years (renewable 1 year appointment). Most important qualifications are high self-motivation, curiosity, honesty, communication skills and a solid scientific foundation. Candidates should be highly organized, reliable, have good attention to detail, be able to multi-task, and perform both independently as well as in a team environment, Responsibilities include designing, assisting with, conducting, and interpreting experiments, record-keeping, and sharing organization tasks.

How to apply. Candidates should send a CV, cover letter (brief description of research experience, motivation, and goals) and contact information for 2-3 references to coraline.mlynarczyk@yale.edu with “Postgraduate position, candidate’s full name” in the subject line. Interested individuals are also welcome to reach out with any questions. Start dates are flexible between 8/2024-2/2025. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting June 10.

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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.

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Louise Wang, MD
Posting Date: 5/28/2024

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Section of Digestive Diseases and West Haven VA Medical Center. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates (or soon to be graduates by 6/2024) who are passionate about advancing early detection of pancreatic cancer to improve survival of this deadly disease.

  1. Training- Our goal is to improve on tradition pancreatic cancer risk prediction by integrating classic epidemiological approaches with human genetics and genomics.  We will develop and validate large cohort populations from the electronic health record linked with biorepositories, identify individuals at high risk for pancreatic cancer, and discover the genetic diversity of pancreatic cancer. You will participate in ongoing projects to develop and validate large databases and biobanks, perform clinical risk prediction and statistical analyses, conduct systemic reviews of the literature, present at conferences, and write manuscripts.
  2. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Louise Wang through regular interactions to review results, protocols, presentations, etc. You will be expected to participate in research in progress meetings, journal clubs, and gastroenterology conferences. Also, daily mentoring and training in statistical and programming techniques will be provided.
  3. Education-Individuals with prior experience with bioinformatics, data management, statistics and programming are strongly encouraged to apply. However, this is not a prerequisite and the most successful applicants are the ones who are detail-oriented, organized, and self – motivated with a passion for learning.

The position is for 1-2 years.

If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to louise.wang@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Research Associate in Healthcare Dissemination/Learning Analytics (Auerbach Lab), Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Posting Date: 5/21/2024

Postgraduate Research Associate in Healthcare Dissemination/Learning Analytics (Auerbach Lab), Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

Anticipated date: June 15, 2024 to June 14 2025

Email/website: marc.auerbach@yale.edu<mailto:marc.auerbach@yale.edu>, https://pedspandemicnetwork.org<https://pedspandemicnetwork.org/>

This is a paid, full-time position with great benefits, has a 1-year fixed duration with a maximum possible 12 month extension. The position is in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine.

We are seeking a highly motivated, full-time individual to join our interdisciplinary/multi-professional collaborative team. The specific focus area for this individual will include the collaborative development and iterative testing of dissemination, implementation, and user engagement strategies related to pediatric pandemics and emergencies.

The position will contribute to the federally funded Pediatric Pandemic Network <https://pedspandemicnetwork.org.> The Yale PPN Center includes faculty, 6 full time staff and two post-graduate research associates that work with a wider network of 10 Children’s Hospitals/Universities nationally. The PPN Yale team supports communication and education services to achieve the PPN goal of supporting the nation’s children’s hospitals and their communities to coordinate, prepare, and enable high-quality, equitable, research-based pediatric care in emergencies, disasters and pandemics. This position will offer the unique opportunity to develop and apply skills in research/scholarship using innovative approaches to digital communication, educational technologies, online learning and instructional design related to pediatric emergency medicine and disaster preparedness. The work will focus on leveraging and testing innovative education and communication strategies targeting both health care providers and patients/families. Their work will impact clinical care by creating and testing methods to expedite the evidence to practice gap.

This work will include leveraging the innovative PPN learning ecosystem to address the diversity of audiences to allow them to learn on the platforms they prefer, in the modalities they prefer, while allowing the PPN to capture the data in one place to improve our educational offerings over time. As a result, we can effectively meet our PPN goals for improving the capability of medical professionals in different contexts as well as addressing the unique needs of children and their families. Components of the learning management ecosystem: 1) Authoring Tools, 2) Learner/User Platforms, and 3) Learning Analytics.

Education:
Postgraduate positions are open to those who have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in biological sciences or a related field. Post-doctoral candidates will also be considered for this roll. This position will involve an annual salary based on the Yale requirements ($42,000 per year) for postgraduate. Post doctoral candidates (PHD, MD, JD, DVM) will also be considered and receive the Yale standard salary.<https://postdocs.yale.edu/policies/postdoc-compensation>

Training:
The candidate will train to be a PPN education/communications research team member and as a educational/implementation scientist with opportunity to participate in the start-up, implementation, data collection and data management for several projects in topics related to pediatric emergency and disaster medicine. Additional training and resources will be available to postgraduates based on their needs/requests to Dr. Auebrach. The training will take place online as well as in person at Yale. The individual will engage on a daily basis with faculty, trainees, staff and other post-graduates at Yale and across PPN. The candidate would train to be a PPN team member, participate in the start-up, implementation, and innovative application of education and communication strategies.

Mentorship:
Mentorship wll be provided by Dr. Auerbach (lead of Education for PPN), Dr. Paul Stengel (director of education for PPN) as well as Rachel Sarafin (director of communications of PPN) and other physicians, education, communications professionals/researchers nationally across the PPNs ten hub sites. Postgraduates will have weekly “lab” meetings with Drs. Auerbach/Stengel, engage in weekly seminars in pediatric/emergency medicine and have the opportunity to audit courses of interest. The candidate will be given opportunities to develop independent projects within the research portfolio, ideally resulting in peer reviewed lead author publications.

Qualifications:
This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, motivated, and reliable candidate with an interest in a career in dissemination/implmentation, healthcare education/innovation and/or public health programs related to pediatric disaster and/or emergency care. The position would take place through Yale and largely virtual activities with the team that is spread across the country.

Prior experience in research, dissemination/implementation efforts, data management, project management are required. Experiences in packaging learning products, learning/course analytics, instructional design, software programming, web communications/html/css, digital literacy, adobe, project management and/or data analysis are preferred. Direct experience in implementation science, quality improvement and/or public health is ideal.

Application Process:

If interested, please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references (name, contact information and the nature of the professional relationship you maintained) with the subject line Postgrad PPN research to marc.auerbach@yale.edu<mailto:marc.auerbach@yale.edu<mailto:marc.auerbach@yale.edu%3cmailto:marc.auerbach@yale.edu>> and paul.stengel@yale.edu<mailto:paul.stengel@yale.edu<mailto:paul.stengel@yale.edu%3cmailto:paul.stengel@yale.edu>>

Anticipated start date June 2024. For non citizens the Visa application requires 90 days and for US citizen 30-60 days may be required for the hiring process.

Postgraduate Position Available – Yale Center for Engineering and Systems Immunology/Department of Dermatology
Posting Date: 5/13/2024

Postgraduate Position Available  – Yale Center for Engineering and Systems Immunology/Department of Dermatology

Department and School: Immunobiology/Dermatology Departments at Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: 7/1/2024-6/30/2024

Email: Andrew.d.johnston@yale.edu

This is a full time paid 12 month (7/1/2024-6/30/2024) position, with possibility of one-year renewal, to work in the laboratory of Dr John Tsang, PhD (Department of Immunobiology and Biomedical Engineering; Director, Yale Center for Systems and Engineering Immunology (CSEI)) beginning July 2024 with co-supervision by Dr. Andrew Johnston MD/PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow/Instructor, Department of Dermatology).

This position will involve an annual salary of $42,000 plus benefits.

Dr. Tsang’s group investigates why immune system statuses and responses to perturbations (e.g., to SARS-CoV-2 infections) are highly variable across individuals in the human population. Together, Drs. Tsang and Johnston are conducting an intradermal influenza vaccine study aimed at determining the early kinetics of the immune response to a controlled perturbation in human skin. Work and training for this project will include clinical trial design, sample processing (PBMC/neutrophil isolation, skin and stool microbiome isolation), sequencing library creation (CITE-seq, 16s rRNA, RNAseq, TCRseq), and potentially computational modeling (including artificial intelligence; depending on background in coding). If interested in Dermatology, an epidemiologic/clinical-focused project can be pursued.

Education/Training

The postgraduate will be directly supervised by Drs Tsang and Johnston and will be trained and guided by members of the lab. Training will include learning the necessary lab techniques for the project, and in principles of experimental design, problem solving, and analysis of results. Additional training will include developing scientific presentation and manuscript writing skills. The postgraduates will be expected to attend weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

Mentoring

The postgraduate will have weekly meetings with Dr. Johnston and quarterly meetings with Dr. Tsang to discuss their project’s progress as well as their future career goals. Intellectual and technical contributions will provide opportunities to present data at research meetings and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to medical or graduate school.

Qualifications

Applicants should have at the time of starting a BA or BS in a related field. Prior lab-based research experience is preferred. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team environment.

Process to Apply

Applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae/Resume; 2) a cover letter including a short description of their research background, research interests and career goals (1/2 to 1 page); and 3) contact information for at least two references to Dr Andrew Johnston (Andrew.d.johnston@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Associate Position – Yale Emergency Medicine (Safdar Lab)
Posting Date: 05/10/2024

Postgraduate Associate – Yale Emergency Medicine (Safdar Lab)

Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Post Graduate Research Associate 

This is a paid, full-time position with great benefits, having a 1-year fixed duration with a maximum possible 12-month extension. This role will offer the unique opportunity to develop clinical skills using medical devices, biospecimens, and laboratory equipment, while gaining patient experience in the healthcare setting.

This position will involve an annual salary of $41,000 plus benefits.

Training:

The research candidate will train to be a research team member and as a translational scientist with opportunity to participate in the start-up, implementation, patient enrollment, data collection and data management for several multifaceted clinical trials under the overall direction of Dr. Basmah Safdar, in topics related to endothelial function, cardiovascular medicine, with a focus on sex and gender differences and health equity.

Mentorship:

The successful candidate will receive mentorship and training in clinical research methodologies, including good clinical practices (GCP) and NIH/FDA guidelines. Under the supervision of Dr. Safdar, the postgraduate will gain experience in the conduct of clinical trials, informed research consent, data collection and quality management, regulatory management (IRB), and biospecimen processing. He/she will also have an opportunity to present their research progress during weekly laboratory meetings, participate in manuscript drafting and publications, and will gain experience presenting their research. The candidate will be given the opportunity to develop independent projects within the research portfolio, ideally resulting in peer-reviewed publications.

Education:

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in biological sciences or a related field; GPA 3.5/4.0 or higher preferred. Prior experience in clinical research or patient care setting is preferred, but not required. The position is for one year, with possible extension for a second year. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, motivated, and reliable candidate with an interest in a career in clinical research or medicine, with exposure to a wide spectrum of diseases and an opportunity for bedside patient interactions.

Application Process:

If interested, please send your curriculum vitae, and cover letter, with the subject line Postgrad EM Research to Kelly.Merritt@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For selected candidates, 2-3 professional references (name, contact information and the nature of the professional relationship you maintained) will be requested.

Anticipated start date is June 2024. In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to in-person university operations, all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral and postgraduate trainees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

Postgraduate Position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Posting Date: 05/9/2024

Position Title: Postgraduate position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Position posting date: May 1, 2024

The Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate to assist with the several research studies including but not limited to asthma.  This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in June, 2024

Primary roles of postgraduate research associates will include:

Involvement in several ongoing translational research projects, including data collection and analysis, laboratory research, and maintenance of data. 

Research associates will gain extensive experience in the conduct of translational research. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in medical research, and proficiency with computer programs such as Excel. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Training:

Candidates will receive training in various translational research skills, including:

  • Identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the intensive care unit
  • Conducting laboratory experiments including cell culture, PCR, preparation of single cell suspensions for sequencing
  • Laboratory handling and processing of blood and sputum samples
  • Maintenance of online databases

Trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with colleagues and research staff. The trainee is expected to help with all activities and participate in weekly lab meetings. Trainees will also attend departmental conferences and lectures that are relevant to the research project and participate in the preparation of conference abstracts.

Trainees will have significant exposure to laboratory research operations.

As we work with time sensitive scheduled procedures and with precious patient samples that must be processed while fresh, scheduling flexibility is a requirement.

This project will focus on understanding of the effects of microRNAs in asthma. The postgraduate

medication for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes on obstructive sleep apnea. The postgraduate associate will receive training in good laboratory practices for pulmonary research. This training will largely occur through the interaction with other laboratory members and the principal investigator.

Education:

The postgraduate will attend the weekly PCCSM research Conference and will also attend the PCCSM grand Rounds.  The postgraduate will gain significant exposure to understanding how multidisciplinary research is performed in pulmonary medicine. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.  Prior experience in research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year.

Mentoring:

This individual will meet weekly with Dr. Gomez who will also provide guided learning through the review of the medical literature as it pertains to the research project. Dr. Gomez with also provide mentorship and career guidance including completing medical or graduate school applications as needed.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV as attachments to Dr. Jose Gomez at jose.gomez-villalobos@yale.edu.

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.

Postgraduate Position in Steven Tang’s Lab in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Posting Date: 05/06/2024

Postgraduate position in Steven Tang’s lab in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Steven Tang’s laboratory in the department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) at Yale University invites applications for a postgraduate position.  Applicants should have previous laboratory research experience and hold or expect to receive a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, bioengineering, or a related major.  The successful candidate is expected to work in a team of fellow trainees in the lab and be proficient in oral and written communication skills.  The successful candidate will be driving cutting-edge research into the mechanisms and engineering of cell-cell fusion and cell-surface receptor signaling in human physiology and infectious disease.  Learn more about the Tang lab at https://www.steventanglab.com.

Education

Fundamental to human development and disease, cell-cell fusion is essential in fertilization, muscle regeneration, placental formation, tissue regeneration, and cancer progression.  Research in the Tang lab focuses on decoding and rewiring the cell-surface interactomes for cell-cell fusion and cell-surface receptor signaling.  Trainees in the Tang lab use structural biology, cell biology, and protein engineering to investigate receptor-mediated cell-surface recognition and the molecular machine for membrane fusion.  The Tang lab exploits mechanistic and structural knowledge on these molecular interactions to enable design and development of protein-based therapeutics and vaccines.

Training

The Tang lab is committed to training, teaching, mentoring, and enabling the next generation of scientists and scholars.  The successful candidate will gain extensive research experience in any of the following scientific areas: protein biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, protein engineering, antibody discovery, reproductive biology, and immunology. 

Mentoring

The successful candidate will be mentored directly by Dr. Steven Tang, as well as an assigned senior lab member.  The candidate will attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the PI, lab meetings, departmental seminars, and multi-lab joint meetings.  The candidate will receive the scientific, communication, and leadership skills for their career development, for example, graduate school or medical school applications.

Location

The Tang lab is located on the third floor of the Bass Center for Molecular and Structural Biology at Yale’s Science Hill. 

Application

Applicants are expected to dedicate 2 years to this position.  In the cover letter, please include paragraphs explaining what about the Tang lab’s research makes the applicant interested in the lab, the applicant’s previous research experience and career goals. Please email a cover letter, CV, and two names of reference to Steven directly at shaogeng.tang@yale.edu

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.

Postgraduate Position Available - Department of Surgery/School of Medicine
Posting Date: 05/03/2024

Title of the Position: Full Time Postgraduate

Department and School: Department of Surgery/School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: Immediately 

Email/Website: rachel.agosto@yale.edu

Introduction of School/Department:

Dr. Peter Gruber´s Laboratory in the Yale University School of Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic postgraduate for a position immediately available to participate in research projects focused on cardiac developmental biology, genetics, gene editing, and tissue engineering. The lab has a many decade history of high quality publications that have helped define the genetic and mechanistic landscape of congenital heart disease.

Overview of the Position:

Education: Our lab employs animal models (fish, mouse, large animals), tissue culture, human ES and iPSC targeting, with a variety of biochemical, molecular biological, and imaging assays, to understand the mechanisms that guide tissue movements in the developing heart. These discoveries have implications for human disease that we interrogate using genomic approaches. Therapeutics are then evaluated using a variety of large animal models including ex vivo perfusion systems. The candidate will get education in each of these areas.

Training: The candidate will be trained in techniques of molecular biology, cell culture, histology, animal models, and bioinformatics. It is expected the candidate will participate and hold authorship in publications

Mentoring: The Gruber Lab offers mentorship and guidance to enrich the trainees knowledge base and optimize their work experience. The postgrad will meet daily with other lab members and weekly with Dr. Gruber. There are ample opportunities to attend scientific lectures both on campus and remotely. We understand this is a transitional position for those interested in further scientific or professional studies. As such, we will work to assure you have an optimal experience to prepare you for your next step.

Location:

Department of Surgery

Brady Memorial Lab (BML 211)

310 Cedar Street – New Haven, CT 06510

*One-year appointments with the possibility of a one-year renewal

Qualifications:

Postgraduates who recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in biological sciences or a related field are encouraged to apply. This position may be of particular interest to those interested in strengthening their research experience prior to graduate school or medical school. Highly organized, self-motivated, and hardworking candidates are welcome.

Prior lab experience preferred.

Application process:

Interested applicants should contact Rachel Agosto (rachel.agosto@yale.edu). Applications should include a brief Cover Letter addressing their interests and a CV

Postgraduate Research Associate to join the Slessarev and Wong lab groups in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Posting Date: 4/29/2024

We are seeking a postgraduate research associate to join the Slessarev and Wong lab groups in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The focus of Slessarev and Wong lab groups are on terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. Questions and research themes in the Wong and Slessarev labs are available here: https://www.michelleywong.com/https://ericslessarev.com/.

Training
The postgraduate research associate will have many opportunities to learn and work on terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry research, such as (1) assisting with field, greenhouse, and microcosm experiments related to plant-soil interactions; (2) setting up, maintaining, and running analytical instruments; (3) and developing and following laboratory protocols. Depending on individual interest, there will be opportunities to conduct fieldwork locally and internationally, learn computational skills, attend lab meetings and seminars, and assist with data analysis and scientific publishing. This position is ideal for researchers looking to expand their research experience and explore different research interests before pursuing a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology.

Mentoring
We believe strongly in a supportive and engaging lab environment to foster collective learning and personal and professional development. The postgraduate research associate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that will be individually tailored to their long-term career goals, discussed via an individual development plan that will be revisited twice a year.

Education
In addition to the mentoring and training within the lab groups, there is a vibrant scientific community in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This position offers opportunities to attend departmental seminars and other events, and interact with other members of the scientific community at Yale.

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in ecology, environmental science, chemistry, biology, geology, or a related area
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  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities, and take initiative in pursuing project goals
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  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
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  • Problem-solving, training, and mentoring abilities
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  • Ability to interpret and extract relevant information from the scientific literature
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  • Ability to follow and develop protocols
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  • Driver’s license

Prior laboratory experience is preferred, particularly experience with developing protocols and running instruments such as a plate reader, gas analyzer, gas chromatograph, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, elemental analyzer, discrete/flow-through analyzers.

Please apply at the following link (apply.interfolio.com/143484<http://apply.interfolio.com/143484>). We will begin reviewing applications on May 17th. Virtual interviews will occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Research Assistant Position Available - Neuroscience Department
Posting Date: 04/26/2024

Title of the Position: Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant

Department and School: Neuroscience

Anticipated Appointment Dates: May/June 2024

Email/Website: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/colon_ramos/

  • Introduction of School/Department:
  • The Department of Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine seeks to understand the biology and function of the nervous system at all levels of analysis. Our faculty work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and cognition. We also have strong interests in development, disease, dysfunction, and repair of the nervous system, and in connecting basic research to translational medicine.
  • Overview of the Position:
    • Education: This will be an immersive training experience, where trainees will undertake independent projects to experience research at the level of graduate school students, with the direct oversight and mentorship of a post-doctoral student. Research areas include development, metabolism, synaptogenesis and connectomics all centered around neurodevelopment in C. elegans.
    • Training: Trainees will learn techniques to address unanswered questions in neuroscience using C. elegans as a model system. Specific techniques include, but not limited to: C. elegans maintenance and husbandry, developmental staging, microscopy, cloning, microinjections, behavioral assays and analysis. Students will also present their work at lab meetings and have the opportunity to attend conferences and seminars.
    • Mentoring: Trainees will be mentored by lab P.I. Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos in conjunction with an assigned post-doctoral student in the lab.
  • Location: 100 college St, Department of Neuroscience, Room 1053, New Haven, CT, 06510.
  • Applicants are expected to dedicate 2 years to this position.
  • Qualifications:
    • A bachelor’s degree required; previous research experience preferred.
  • Process to Apply:
Postgraduate Associate Position-Murphy Lab - Cell Biology Department at Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 4/26/2024

2024  Postgraduate Associate Position-Murphy Lab

The Murphy Lab in the Cell Biology Department at Yale School of Medicine is seeking a postgraduate researcher with a background in either wet lab or computational biology. As an inaugural member of the lab, this researcher will work closely with Dr. Murphy to establish and apply cutting-edge microscopy approaches to study the relationship between epigenetic memory and the 3-dimensional organization of the mammalian genome.

2-meters of DNA are non-randomly packaged into a nucleus and interactions between DNA regions provides a dynamic layer of gene regulation that helps to specify specific gene expression programs. The Murphy lab primarily utilizes Optical

Reconstruction of Chromatin Architecture [PMID:30886393] to trace the 3D interactions of DNA loci as well as simultaneously assaying the gene expression state of a cell to connect 3D organization to gene regulation function. There is a keen interest in the lab to study the feedback relationship between epigenetic modifying proteins and the packaging of their DNA targets. A second priority of the lab is to develop new imaging-based technologies to extract dynamic chromatin measurements and develop computational models to reflect the measured biophysical parameters.

We are looking for candidates who are broadly excited about interdisciplinary research in the epigenetics and biophysics space.

TRAINING

Candidates have the opportunity to learn how to engineer microscope systems, cell editing, image analysis, and computational modeling. Candidates with strength in one area (wet lab or computational) can have the opportunity to grow in the other area if desired!

If primarily interested in wet lab, candidates can expect to be trained in mammalian cell line engineering, organoid development, and multiplexed imaging methodologies.

If primarily interested in computational work, the associate will

be trained in image analysis, image analysis tool development, and/or computational/theoretical modeling.

The Postgraduate Associate will be a valued and integral member of the lab with opportunities to present research findings locally and at relevant conferences.

MENTORING

Dr. Murphy believes that one of her primary roles as an academic scientist is to mentor the next generation of scientists. As such, she takes mentorship very seriously and strives to practice effective mentoring strategies and actively tailor mentorship to each individual.

Her goal is for any postgraduate researcher to gain enough training and independence to intellectually contribute to a project and have authorship on a manuscript. While the associate will be expected to master relevant techniques, they will also be expected to “think like a scientist” and develop project management skills that will serve them in future career steps.

The associate will meet regularly with Dr. Murphy to discuss research progress and career development. She is committed to advancing postgraduate researchers to their next career stage, whether that be medical school, graduate school, or industry. As part of the Cell Biology Department at Yale the associate will be able to take advantage of a well-resourced environment and broader community of scientists to learn from.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

A successful candidate must have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to starting the position. It is preferred, but not required, for the candidate to have a background in biophysics, physics, or genetics.

Wet lab candidates should have some prior wet lab experiences, preferably experience outside of laboratory classes. Coursework in molecular biology/genetics/biophysics is helpful.

Computational candidates should have a background in math/theory and an interest in modeling with coursework in computer science.

Dr. Murphy firmly believes that most skills can be taught so the most important qualifications are as follows:

●     Broad excitement about biological research

●     Creative problem-solving skills

●     A solid foundation in science through a relevant bachelor’s degree

●     Self-motivation and also interest in working collaboratively with others as part of a team

●     Strong communication skills

The appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility (and preference) of a second-year extension.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in STEM to be completed prior to the position start date.

For wet-lab candidates: Some prior molecular biology research experience is required.

For computational candidates: Some math/physics coursework and proficiency with coding in any language is required.

The ability to work well in a team, organization skills, and self-motivation are critical to success in this position.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates can contact Dr. Sedona Murphy at sedona.murphy@yale.edu <mailto:sedona.murphy@yale.edu> with a brief letter of intent and their current CV. Please describe your career goals, research/scientific background, and your availability (preferred start date for summer/fall 2024).

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship in American Decorative Arts - The Yale University Art Gallery
Posting Date: 4/18/2024

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship in American Decorative Arts

The Yale University Art Gallery’s collection of American decorative arts ranges in date from the seventeenth century to the present day. Its particular strengths are in the colonial and early Federal periods, due in large part to generous gifts from Francis P. Garvan, B.A. 1897. Yale’s collection of early silver is noted for superior examples from New England, New York, and Philadelphia. The furniture collection comprises outstanding examples from all periods, with particular strength in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Also present in the American decorative arts collection are significant holdings in pewter and other metals, as well as glass, ceramics, textiles, and wallpaper. In recent decades, acquisitions have focused on late 20th- and 21st-century objects, including contemporary craft and turned wood. The permanent-collection galleries feature a chronological survey of American design from the colonial period to the present day. Thematic cases explore how issues of commerce, gender, religion, and ethnicity are integrated into the American experience. In addition to the pieces displayed in the Gallery, more than 1,300 examples are held in the Leslie P. and George H. Hume Furniture Study.

Education: The Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship provides curatorial experience for an emerging scholar of American decorative arts who is considering the museum profession.

Training: The central project is assessing the Gallery’s holdings of contemporary craft and wood art, surveying the larger field, and partnering with the curators to develop an acquisition strategy. The Fellow also assists in the daily functions of the department, including object research, collections maintenance, and participation in public programming such as tours of the Hume Furniture Study Center. The Fellow interacts with the public, visiting scholars, and students to exchange information on the collection. The Fellow has the opportunity to pursue their own research, particularly on subjects that draw from the Gallery collections.

Mentoring: The Fellow is fully integrated into the Department of American Decorative Arts and works under the direction of the curators.

Residence in the Greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required. Work requires movement between the Gallery and curatorial offices in downtown New Haven and the Collection Studies Center at Yale’s West Campus, in West Haven.

The Fellowship is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year,

Qualifications: Applicants need  a minimum of a Master’s degree in art history, American studies, material studies, or associated fields

Process to Apply: Interested and qualified applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Patricia E. Kane, Friends of American Arts Curator of American Decorative Arts (patricia.kane@yale.edu) by May 17. Please send your email with the subject line “Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship Application”.

Postgraduate Associate Position - The Reilly Lab in the Genetics Department
Posting Date: 4/18/24

2024 Post-Graduate Associate Position-Reilly Lab

The Reilly Lab in the Genetics Department at Yale School of Medicine (www.reilly-lab.com<http://www.reilly-lab.com>) is seeking postgraduate researchers with either a wet lab or computational focus. We are a collaborative, hard-working, and supportive team that develops and uses cutting-edge genomic tools to study human disease and evolution.

The promise of unlocking the human genome’s full potential to cure disease or understand our evolutionary history hinges on our ability to build new tools for interpreting uncharacterized genomic regions. To that end we’ve developed cutting-edge methods for CRISPR editing, high-throughput reporter assays, and machine learning. Our lab applies these tools to understand evolutionarily significant genomic loci, the precise genetic mechanisms underlying complex traits, and disease risk for neurological, autoimmune, and metabolic disorders. We are looking for strong candidates with either a human and cross-species evolutionary genomics focus, or an interest in technology development in the human genetics space.

TRAINING
There is some flexibility to match the trainee’s interests and aptitude to specific projects of interest. If primarily interested in wet lab, the Postgraduate Associate will train in developing and deploying genomic techniques such as MPRA and CRISPR screens. They will be expected to learn advanced cell culture, cloning, and next-generation sequencing techniques. Potential projects include investigating the gene targets of disease-related variation and exploring gene regulation across different cell types. If primarily interested in computational work, the Postgraduate Associate will train in developing new computational tools and techniques to advance our understanding of the human genome and its role in disease and evolution. Potential projects include applying machine learning models and population genetic methods to predict and understand regulatory variants, collaborating with experimental biologists on developing novel uses of high-throughput reporter assays, and analyzing CRISPR editing and high-throughput reporter assay data to uncover new insights into the genetics of human disease and evolution. The Postgraduate Associate is expected to develop into an integral, valued member of the lab, to participate in weekly lab meetings/journal clubs, to present their research findings, and to attend research seminars.

MENTORING
The Reilly lab takes seriously its role in training future scientists and sees the postgraduate’s future success as the lab’s success. The Postgraduate Associate will meet regularly with the PI to discuss scientific progress and career development. Previous trainees have gone onto top-tier graduate programs, medical schools, and industry positions. Each has graduated from the lab with authorship on at least one manuscript. As a part of the Department of Genetics at the Yale School of Medicine, the lab offers an outstanding and fully resourced training environment which provides the flexibility to meet the trainee’s professional goals.

EDUCATION
A successful candidate must complete a bachelor’s degree before starting the position.
For wet-lab candidates, 1+ years of prior molecular biology research experience is required. Strong coursework in molecular biology/genetics is beneficial.
For computational candidates, excellent coding skills and coursework in molecular biology/genetics are required.

The candidate should display a high level of initiative, logic, and creative problem-solving skills, as well as a bachelor’s degree with a solid foundation in science. The candidate is also required to have excellent personal initiative and should be excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic team. They should demonstrate aptitude for time management skills in coordinating concurrent assignments in a multi-faceted project. Candidates should possess strong communication and computer skills, with the ability to develop technical documents and presentations.

Candidates with any experience in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, genetics, machine learning, mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, or sequencing are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of a second-year extension.

Qualifications
A successful candidate must complete a bachelor’s degree before starting the position.
For wet-lab candidates, 1+ years of prior molecular biology research experience is required. Strong coursework in molecular biology/genetics is beneficial. For computational candidates, excellent coding skills and coursework in molecular biology/genetics are required.

The candidate should display a high level of initiative, logic, and creative problem-solving skills, as well as a bachelor’s degree with a solid foundation in science.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/143275
The application should include: (1) CV; (2) a cover letter including a brief description of research interests and how they align with the lab; and (3) either (a) letters from or (b) contact information for 2-3 references.

 
Postgraduate Computational Research Assistant - Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Posting Date: 4/17/2024

Title: Computational Research Assistant

Department: Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: June 1, 2024 – May 30, 2026

Email: hattie.chung@yale.edu

Website: www.hattiechunglab.bio

Introduction of the Lab/Department

The Hattie Chung Lab at the Yale School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center pioneers experimental and computational methods to study the principles of cellular heterogeneity that underlie tissue function in health and disease. Our goal is to understand how the coordination of cell signaling across time and space impacts tissue function, with a focus on hormone signaling. Our applications are at the intersection of ovarian aging, cardiovascular disease, and therapeutics. For more information, please visit www.hattiechunglab.bio.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Training. We are seeking a postgraduate computational associate to join our growing team. This role is ideal for a graduating senior or a recent college graduate looking for a 2-year research experience before pursuing a Ph.D. or an. M.D. The candidate will work on numerous projects to analyze single-cell and spatial genomics data. Responsibilities include designing predictive algorithms for perturbations, data processing, implementing linear models, devising statistical tests, and developing biophysical models. Furthermore, candidates will have the opportunity to work on large language models, generative models, and optimal transport techniques with our collaborators that leverage our unique biological data and questions combined with cutting-edge algorithms. The candidate will also play a pivotal role in developing and shaping the new Chung Lab with opportunities to mentor undergraduate students.

Mentoring. The postgraduate associate will attend weekly lab meetings and work collaboratively to analyze large-scale single-cell and spatial genomics data. They will also meet regularly with Dr. Chung and collaborators, present at group meetings, and attend seminars at Yale. The candidate will be mentored to make intellectual contributions to lab projects, including the design of novel algorithms and computational approaches, which will be recognized accordingly with authorship of manuscripts.

Location. This position is fully on-site at the Hattie Chung Lab, 300 George St., Yale School of Medicine.

Note: Postgraduate appointments are one-year appointments with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, mathematics, or a related field with strong quantitative and computational training. A minimum of 2 years of computational research experience is required, which may include experience gained as an undergraduate. We seek candidates with a strong background in programming and statistics who are committed to rigor. Candidates experienced in any of the following areas will be strongly preferred: large-scale genomic analysis, single-cell and/or spatial data, and machine learning. Fluency with Unix and python is required, and experience with R is preferred. Candidates are expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

PROCESS TO APPLY

Candidates should email Dr. Chung at hattie.chung@yale.edu with the subject line “Postgraduate computational associate – [YOUR NAME]”. Please include: (1) CV, (2) a cover letter describing key research experiences, interests, career goals, and preferred start date, and (3) contacts of at least two references. The ideal start date would be June 2024 or earlier, and the deadline to apply is May 6, 2024.

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Postgraduate Associate Position - The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management
Posting Date: 4/17/2024

Title of the Position: Postgraduate Associate

Department and School: The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management

Anticipated Appointment Dates: July 1, 2024-July 1, 2025

Email/Website: broadcenter@yale.edu; som.yale.edu/broadcenter

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Professor Jayanti Owens, Yale University

Introduction of School/Department:

The Broad Center at Yale SOM fosters the ideas, policies, and leadership to help all students in K-12 public schools – particularly those from underserved communities – to learn and thrive.

We work in three core ways to cultivate U.S. public school systems that drive excellence and equity: 

  • Preparing and supporting transformational leaders from diverse backgrounds;  
  • Developing essential research on effective public education systems and school system leadership, focusing on the dynamics of school systems as complex organizations; and 
  • Informing education policy conversations to advance decisions that support great leaders and the students, families, and communities they serve. 

Our work is bolstered and enriched by the Broad network, a nationwide community of nearly 900 dedicated and diverse leaders who are alumni of Broad programs. 

Overview of the Position

Jayanti Owens and colleagues at The Broad Center at Yale SOM are seeking to recruit full-time research assistants, starting summer 2024. This is a full-time research assistant position at the predoctoral/post bachelor’s level that also includes the opportunity to receive continued education and on the job training to prepare individuals to apply to PhD programs. The research assistants will work and receive mentorship from faculty on topics in education research and policy. They will be engaged in a variety of stages of the research process, ranging from conceptual development, data collection, data analysis, and writing.  Research collaboration with faculty, graduate students, and policymakers at Yale and other institutions will be an important component of the job.

In addition to its affiliation with The Broad Center, this position is part of the Tobin Center Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program at Yale University. Pre-doctoral fellows work for one to two years as full-time research assistants and engage in additional education and training activities, including taking for credit or auditing one course per semester, participating in a weekly professional development seminar, and attending department research seminars. There are roughly 30 fellows in each cohort. All positions are based on-campus, and most fellows work in common workspaces to foster camaraderie and peer learning. Our program is strengthened when a diversity of backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints are represented. We encourage women and members of other underrepresented groups in economics, sociology, and public policy, to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Short-listed applicants will be asked to complete a data or technical exercise and may be invited to interview. 

The position begins in July 2024, although other start dates may be negotiable. The position lasts for one year with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement by the faculty supervisor(s) and the fellow. Salary will be competitive with similar programs at other institutions, and the position includes standard benefits such as health insurance. The University will sponsor visas for accepted international candidates.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong quantitative background,
  • Strong programming skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • The ability to work independently and solve problems
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A long-term interest in pursuing research in economics, sociology, or public policy.

A background in education or the quantitative social sciences is a plus but not required; candidates with strong technical, writing, and communication skills who are interested in learning more are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants typically have Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees with substantial coursework in statistics, economics, math, and/or computer science. Past research assistants have gone on to enroll in top PhD programs. The minimum qualification for a postgraduate position at Yale is a bachelor’s degree. Candidates for this role should have a maximum of 1-2 years of full-time work experience post-graduation.

Process to Apply

To apply, please email broadcenter@yale.edu a pdf document titled “lastname_firstname” and containing the following material:

  • A cover letter describing your interest, dates available, your familiarity with programing languages, your prior research experience, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for 2-3 references;
  • A current CV (optional: include a link to a code repository);
  • A transcript;
  • A writing sample;
  • A code sample (preferably Stata, R, or Python)

Application review will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled.

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.

Postgraduate Position in Endocrinology, Bergwitz Lab at Yale University
Posting Date: 4/17/2024

Postgraduate Position in Endocrinology, Bergwitz Lab at Yale University

We are seeking a postgraduate research associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Clemens Bergwitz in the Department of Medicine, Section Endocrinology at Yale University. 2006 the Bergwitz Lab identified the genetic defect underlying the childhood disorder Hereditary Hypophosphatemic Rickets with Hypercalciuria (HHRH), and since then developed a research focus on inborn errors of bone and mineral metabolism. His lab uses murine models of hypophosphatemia to better understand the responses of the musculoskeletal and renal system to oral phosphate therapy. For more information, please visit https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/bergwitz/

Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI at clemens.bergwitz@yale.edu.

Training

As a postgraduate research associate in the Bergwitz lab, the candidate will lead research projects using a combination of molecular biology and biochemistry approaches in mammalian cell culture and mouse models. Techniques we use in the lab include cell culture, molecular cloning, viral vector-based genetic manipulation, and immunohistochemistry.

Mentoring

The postgraduate researcher will work directly with Dr. Bergwitz in all phases of research projects, including study design, execution, and data interpretation of experiments. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to their long-term career goals. Dr. Bergwitz strongly believes a supportive and engaging lab environment is the key in fostering scientific advancements and personal growth.

Education

In addition to the mentoring and training in the lab. The Bergwitz lab is also part of a diverse and vibrant scientific community in the Section Endocrinology. This position offers unique opportunity to interact with and learn from labs with broad expertise in diabetes and mineral metabolism research. This position is ideal for researchers looking to expand their research experiences and explore different research interests before pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Qualified candidate with a 2-year commitment to the position is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in sciences is required. Prior laboratory experience using mouse models is highly preferred.

Postgraduate Position Available - Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: 3/25/24

Department: Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Date: 7/1/2024

Email / Website: accesslab@yale.edu / https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/research/clinical-innovations/access-lab/

Introduction of School / Department:

The ACCESS Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is looking to fill a postgraduate associate position. The ACCESS Lab is dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing digital interventions for risk identification and prevention of substance use and mental disorders in adolescents. The responsibilities of the postgraduate associate include coordination of ongoing studies testing various digital interventions for adolescents, digital intervention development, participant recruitment, and managing study databases.

Overview of the Position:

The postgraduate associate will be trained in various areas of research focused on identifying adolescents at risk for substance use and mental health disorders and developing and testing digital interventions for prevention of substance use.

Education: In this position, the postgraduate will learn about substance use and mental health disorders among adolescents and risk and protective factors for these outcomes among adolescents. The postgraduate will become familiar with application of the socio-ecological model in understanding both risk/protective factors and care access barriers; and how racial/ethnic disparities play a role in adolescent health outcomes.

Training: In this position, the postgraduate will learn how to coordinate ongoing clinical trials, administer digital interventions, conduct qualitative studies, manage study databases, and conduct basic statistical analysis.  They will also receive training on conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Mentoring: Dr. Aneni will provide direct mentorship of the postgraduate associate individually and as a part of the lab. They will have opportunities to collaborate on research publications and conference presentations focused on the postgraduate’s learning goals. The postgraduate also has access to various opportunities and resources provided by the Yale Child Study Center and Yale School of Medicine such as grand rounds and lectures.

Location: The position is in-person per Yale policy at the Yale Child Study Center located at 230 S. Frontage Road, New Haven, CT.

Logistics: The position is for two years with the second-year conditional on progress made in the first year. Starting salary is at least $39,490 and benefits include access to healthcare, dental, and vision coverage.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science or Arts required in any area related to psychology, public health, pre-med, or neuroscience. Experience in research settings including data management is preferred. This position is open to those who have recently received a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but not a doctoral degree.

Process to apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, CV/resume (include the names of up to 3 referees), and copy of academic transcript to Uche Aneni, M.D, at accesslab@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (ADIPOSA study)
Posting Date: 3/19/2024

Position Title: Postgraduate position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (ADIPOSA study)

Position posting date: April 1, 2024

The Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate to assist with the several research studies including but not limited to ADIPOSA study.  This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start April, 2024

Primary roles of postgraduate research associates will include:

Involvement in several ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection and analysis, research subject recruitment, conducting research visits, maintenance of data, and communicating with the Yale Institutional review board. 

Research associates will gain extensive experience in the conduct of clinical research. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in clinical research, and proficiency with computer programs such as Excel. Experience with Redcap is helpful but not required. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Training:

Candidates will receive training in various clinical research skills, including:

  • Identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the intensive care unit
  • Conducting study visits
  • Laboratory handling and processing of blood and urine samples
  • Design and maintenance of online databases

Trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and medical staff. The trainee is expected to help with all activities and participate in weekly lab meetings. Trainees will also attend departmental conferences and lectures that are relevant to the research project and participate in the preparation of conference abstracts.

Trainees will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations.

Trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team.

As we work with time sensitive scheduled procedures and with precious patient samples that must be processed while fresh, scheduling flexibility is a requirement. This job involves face-to-face interactions with patients and their loved ones; we seek someone who is compassionate and comfortable interfacing with patients and medical staff.

ADIPOSA project will focus on understanding of the effects of medication for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes on obstructive sleep apnea. The postgraduate will be receiving training in good clinical practices for research subjects, screening, consenting, performing direct interviews with patients, the application of ambulatory polysomnography, the application of actigraphy, salivary melatonin testing and baseline and follow-up measures and questionnaires. This training will largely occur through the ADIPOSA Study project Coordinators.

Education:

The postgraduate will attend the Sleep Medicine “Book Camp” designed for clinical fellows in sleep medicine During the Month of July.  They will also attend the weekly sleep medicine seminar, the PCCSM research Conference, and will also attend the PCCSM grand Rounds.  All conferences occur on Wednesday afternoons.  The postgraduate will gain significant exposure to understanding how multidisciplinary clinical care and clinical research is performed in sleep medicine in conjunction with other specialties, such as critical care neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine and endocrinology. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.  Prior experience in research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year.

Mentoring:

This individual will meet bi-weekly with Dr. Yaggi, PI of the ADIPOSA study, who will also provide guided learning through the review of the medical literature as it pertains to Sleep medicine. Dr. Yaggi with also provide mentorship and career guidance including completing medical school applications as needed.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and one letter of reference as attachments to Dr. Henry Yaggi at henry.yaggi@yale.edu

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.

Postgraduate Position in the Laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.
Posting Date: 3/19/2024

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Section of Digestive Diseases and West Haven VA Medical Center. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates (or soon to be graduates by 6/2024) who are passionate about advancing early detection of pancreatic cancer to improve survival of this deadly disease.

  1. Training- Our goal is to improve on tradition pancreatic cancer risk prediction by integrating classic epidemiological approaches with human genetics and genomics.  We will develop and validate large cohort populations from the electronic health record linked with biorepositories,  identify individuals at high risk for pancreatic cancer, and discover the genetic diversity of pancreatic cancer. You will participate in ongoing projects to develop and validate large databases and biobanks, perform clinical risk prediction and statistical analyses, conduct systemic reviews of the literature, present at conferences, and write manuscripts.
  1. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Louise Wang through regular interactions to review results, protocols, presentations, etc. You will be expected to participate in research in progress meetings, journal clubs, and gastroenterology conferences. Also, daily mentoring and training in statistical and programming techniques will be provided.
  1. Education-Individuals with prior experience with bioinformatics, data management, statistics and programming are strongly encouraged to apply. However, this is not a prerequisite and the most successful applicants are the ones who are detail-oriented, organized, and self – motivated with a passion for learning.

The position is for 1-2 years.

If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to louise.wang@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Position in Lipid Biology and Mass Spectrometry in the Zhao Lab at Yale University
Posting Date: 3/14/2024

Postgraduate Position in Lipid Biology and Mass Spectrometry in the Zhao Lab at Yale University

We are seeking a postgraduate research associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Xiaoai Zhao in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Yale University. Zhao lab’s main focus is on the funtional investigation of complex lipids in the context of aging and diseases. Questions that the Zhao lab are interested in include: how do membrane lipids affect cellular function and organismal health during aging and age-related pathologies, what are the organelle-specific lipid contribution in biological processes, and what is the role of complex lipid species in systems metabolism. We use a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in cell and animal models to address these questions. For more information, please visit www.zhaolabyale.com. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI at xiaoai.zhao@yale.edu.

Training

As a postgraduate research associate in the Zhao lab, the candidate will perform mass spectrometry-based lipidomic analysis. Specific responsibilities may include lipidomics sample preparation, data acquisition and analysis. Candidate will also participate in research projects in the lab using a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry and mammalian cell culture techniques.

Mentoring

The postgraduate researcher will work directly with Dr. Zhao in all phases of research projects, including study design, execution, and data interpretation of experiments. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to their long-term career goals. Dr. Zhao strongly believes a supportive and engaging lab environment is the key in fostering scientific advancements and personal growth.

Education

In addition to the mentoring and training in the lab. The Zhao lab is also part of a diverse and vibrant scientific community in the Department of Comparative Medicine and Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism. This position offers unique opportunity to interact with and learn from labs with broad expertise in metabolism, aging and immunology research. This position is ideal for researchers looking to expand their research experiences and explore different research interests before pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Qualified candidate with a 2-year commitment to the position is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in chemical or biological sciences is required. Prior laboratory experience in analytical chemistry is highly preferred.

Postgraduate Position in Molecular Biology of Aging in the Zhao Lab at Yale University
Posting Date: 03/14/2024

Postgraduate Position in Molecular Biology of Aging in the Zhao Lab at Yale University

We are seeking a postgraduate research associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Xiaoai Zhao in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Yale University. Zhao lab’s main focus is on the functional investigation of complex lipids in the context of aging and diseases. Questions that the Zhao lab are interested in include: how do membrane lipids affect cellular function and organismal health during aging and age-related pathologies, what are the organelle-specific lipid contribution in biological processes, and what is the role of complex lipid species in systems metabolism. We use a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in cell and animal models to address these questions. For more information, please visit www.zhaolabyale.com. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI at xiaoai.zhao@yale.edu.

Training

As a postgraduate research associate in the Zhao lab, the candidate will lead research projects in molecular aging research using a combination of molecular biology and biochemistry approaches in mammalian cell culture and mouse models. Techniques we use in the lab include cell culture, molecular cloning, viral vector-based genetic manipulation, CRISPR screening and immunohistochemistry. Candidate will also participate in the large-scale lipidomic projects in the lab.

Mentoring

The postgraduate researcher will work directly with Dr. Zhao in all phases of research projects, including study design, execution, and data interpretation of experiments. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to their long-term career goals. Dr. Zhao strongly believes a supportive and engaging lab environment is the key in fostering scientific advancements and personal growth.

Education

In addition to the mentoring and training in the lab. The Zhao lab is also part of a diverse and vibrant scientific community in the Department of Comparative Medicine and Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism. This position offers unique opportunity to interact with and learn from labs with broad expertise in metabolism, aging and immunology research. This position is ideal for researchers looking to expand their research experiences and explore different research interests before pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Qualified candidate with a 2-year commitment to the position is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences is required. Prior laboratory experience in molecular biology is highly preferred.

Postgraduate Associate Position - Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 3/5/2024

Title of the Position: Postgraduate Associate

Department and School: Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Date: June 2024

Email/Website: thebabl.positions@yale.edu; www.thebabl.net

Introduction of School/Department:

The Yale Child Study Center, which serves as the Department of Child Psychiatry for the Yale School of Medicine, has been serving families through the integration of evidence-based clinical practice, training, and research for over 100 years. Within the Child Study Center is the Before and After Baby Lab (The BABL). The mission of the BAL is to use our prenatal findings to reliably identify families that may need additional support and guidance during pregnancy and the postpartum period to optimize parent and child well-being. 

Overview of the Position:

The BABL seeks a postgraduate research associate to work on a NICHD funded study entitled “Neural mechanisms of psychological risk on mother and infant adjustment in African American and European American families” (PIs Helena Rutherford and Ashley Groh). The primary objective of this project is to understand the interplay of maternal psychological risk and neural reactivity to infant cues (using EEG/ERP) on maternal and infant health and well-being across the perinatal period in a diverse sample of women. The postgraduate associate will be responsible for study management and behavioral and EEG data collection and analysis. The postgraduate associate will be overseen by Dr. Rutherford at Yale University.

The postgraduate associate will also support other tasks related to the team’s research, such as manuscript preparation, grant writing, presentations at conferences, design of future studies, and other duties as assigned. The position provides opportunities for publication and supervision by national leaders in parenting, neuroscience, and child development. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain more research experience on topics related to parent-child relationships, neural processes (EEG/ERP), and development before pursuing a PhD in a related field (e.g., development psychology, neuroscience, clinical psychology, HDFS).

Mentoring

The postgraduate associate will be mentored by Dr. Rutherford, including with a focus on the research process as well as career paths, and will receive additional mentorship from Dr. Ashley Groh. The postgraduate associate will work closely with other members of the BABL, including postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, and other postgraduate associates.

Training Goals

1. Learn about maternal psychological risk. The postgraduate associate will receive training on how to assess psychological risk, including depression and anxiety, during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

2. Learn about the maternal brain. The postgraduate associate will become familiar with EEG/ERP and its utility in measuring processing of infant emotional signals. The postgraduate associate will learn how to collect and analyze EEG data.

3. Learn about assessments of caregiving in postpartum women. The postgraduate associate will learn how to administer self-report and behavioral assessments of caregiving and how they are scored / coded.

4. Learn about child development. The postgraduate associate will be trained to assess different aspects of child development, including measurement of cognitive, motor, and affective development.

This position is a one-year appointment with a one-year renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Location: Training will take place in person at the BABL at Yale Child Study Center.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have completed, or will be about to complete, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, neuroscience, or a related field. Prior experience with EEG/ERP is preferable but not required – training will be provided.

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience working with parents and infants/children

• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and practice

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Exceptional project management skills, including good attention to detail

• The ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment

Process to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact details for two referees to: thebabl.positions@yale.edu. Please make “BABL NICHD Postgrad Position” the subject line of your e-mail. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for best consideration, please submit your application by 1st April 2024.

Yale Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate
Posting Date: 03/05/2024

Yale Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate

The Yale Department of Emergency Medicine is currently recruiting research associates to join our study team this spring. The study will be the first randomized clinical trial to evaluate a comprehensive ED-based intervention for moderate to severe Alcohol Use Disorder.

Primary roles of research associates will include:

Training:
Study Recruitment: including screening and consenting patients in the Emergency Department, collecting biosamples, performing assessments, and collecting outcomes data via telephone interviews.

Mentorship:
Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects: including data collection and analysis, grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and opportunities to present at conferences (if desired).
Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients in the Emergency Department and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcomed to attend department conferences and grand rounds. Our program has a strong record of preparing our associates for medical school and beyond.

Education:
Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree. The ideal candidates should be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in research, skills in databases and patient facing or customer service experience. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Application Process:

If interested, please send your curriculum vitae, and cover letter, with the subject line Postgrad EM Research to vanessa.zuniga@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For selected candidates, 2-3 professional references (name, contact information and the nature of the professional relationship you maintained) will be requested.

Postgraduate Associate in Sukhodolsky Lab in the Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: 2/27/2024

Department and School: Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: July 1, 2024

Email/Website: denis.sukhodolsky@yale.edu /  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/sukhodolsky/

Introduction of School/Department:

The Sukhodolsky lab at the Yale Child Study Center is looking to fill a postgraduate (post-baccalaureate) position associated with behavioral and neuroimaging studies of children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. The Yale Child Study Center is a department of the Yale University School of Medicine. The mission of the center is to understand children’s mental health problems, and prevent or alleviate the symptoms of patients who suffer from them. Primary responsibilities of this position will include study coordination of the multi-site Autism Center of Excellence study of neurodevelopmental biomarkers of late diagnosis in female and gender diverse autism, subject recruitment and community outreach, running subjects through clinical assessments, running fMRI scanning experiments, and managing study databases. Other responsibilities will include assisting with a clinical trial of a comprehensive behavioral intervention for irritability in adolescents with autism as well as neuroimaging study of social and emotional functioning in children with disruptive behavior. For additional information about the past and current studies in the Denis Sukhodolsky lab please visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/sukhodolsky/

Overview of the Position:

The postgraduate associate will be trained in a variety of aspects of clinical research and will gain experience in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. The positions include the following learning opportunities:

EDUCATION: This position will provide excellent opportunities to learn about autism and developmental psychopathology. Postgraduate associate will be trained on how to guide children and families through clinical and neuroimaging studies and become familiar with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques that are used in the Sukhodolsky lab to examine brain mechanisms of autism. They will also learn to administer, score and interpret measures of social behavior, anxiety, irritability, and neurocognitive functioning to children and adolescents.

TRAINING:  Postgraduate associates will learn the importance of the interface with families during all parts of the research process. They will receive training on psychological assessments of symptoms, intelligence, and adaptive functioning as well as neurocognitive tasks for evaluating brain mechanisms of cognitive and emotional functioning. Focused training will be provided about data management and analysis procedures in clinical research with pediatric populations.

MENTORING: Dr. Sukhodolsky will provide direct mentorship to this postgraduate associate including individual meetings focused on the trainee’s learning objectives.  Additional mentorship opportunities will be provided via collaboration on research papers and conference presentations with the members of Denis Sukhodolsky lab including. The trainee will also have access to a wide range of learning opportunities including weekly lab meetings and grand rounds and lectures at the Yale Child Study Center.

Location: This is not a remote opportunity.  This position is located at the Yale Child Study Center, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, CT. Per postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus.

The Postgraduate Associate position is for two years with the second-year appointment conditional on progress made in the first year.  First year salary is $38,400 plus healthcare coverage. 

Qualifications:

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience, including data management with Excel and SPSS, and experience of working with children on the autism spectrum.  Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Process to apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit you application as a single PDF file named as “Last name_First name.pdf” and containing a letter of interest, resume, and a copy of academic transcript (does not need to be official) to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., at Denis.Sukhodolsky@yale.edu.  Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to denis.sukhodolsky@yale.edu.

Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. You are required to comply with the Vaccine Program prior to the first day of your Yale appointment. Should you not be eligible for the Booster at this time, you will be required to receive your booster within seven (7) days of your eligibility. Please see the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program for information on how to schedule a vaccination and/or how to submit or confirm your vaccination documentation. For up-to-date university information on COVID-19, please visit: https://covid19.yale.edu/.

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.

Postgraduate Position - John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education
Posting Date: 02/22/2024

John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education

Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery

The John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education is a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging museum educator interested in school, youth, and family teaching and learning in a university museum.

Start date: summer 2024. Salary: $50,000–$56,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; a modest professional-development stipend, and reimbursement of relocation costs up to $1,000. For more details, visit https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

Position focus and training:

The fellowship provides hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects. The fellow will participate in the Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Yale University Art Gallery’s global collections. The position reports to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education and works closely with colleagues and collaborators across Yale University and New Haven. The responsibilities of the fellow include: organizing and leading school, family, and youth programs (Stories and Art, Getting StARTed, Teen Program, and Family Day are among our current offerings); teaching pre-K–12 guided visits in the museum and developing activities for in-gallery teaching; coleading and leading teacher workshops and access programs; and additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Mentoring:

The fellow will be a member of the Gallery’s Education Department and will gain familiarity with all aspects of the department’s operations. The fellow will also be part of the Gallery’s Public Education team and will receive direct mentorship in the areas of public education, including school, youth, family, teacher, and access programs. The fellow will participate in the Fellows Forum, an informal professional-development platform for fellows across the Gallery.

Education and preferred experience:

M.A. in education, art history, anthropology, museum studies, studio art, or a related field

At least one year of experience teaching with objects in a museum setting

Experience working with pre-K–12 audiences

Strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with collections

Excellent teaching, communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate with children, teachers, and museum staff

Ability to take initiative and identify next steps in projects and communications

The fellow must reside in the Greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship. The workweek is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with some evening and weekend work required. The work is in person and will entail movement among the open office space, the galleries, and the campus and community along with use of computer and audio/visual equipment.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of museum education. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for this position.

How to apply: Applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education, jessica.sack@yale.edu, by Monday, March 18, 2024. Please send your email with the subject line “John Walsh Fellowship Application.”

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Postgraduate Position - Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs
Posting Date: 02/22/2024

Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs
Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery

This is a one-year, full-time position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Expected start date: summer 2024

Salary: $50,000–$56,000, commensurate with education and experience, a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a modest professional-development stipend, and reimbursement of relocation costs up to $1,000. For more details, visit https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

Position Focus
The Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs is intended for an emerging professional with an advanced degree who is considering a career in public programs and engagement. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, cocurricular, and community initiatives and interests through a range of in-person and digital engagement opportunities. Reporting to the Jane and Gerald Katcher Curator of Programs, the fellow will work closely with colleagues and collaborators across Yale University and New Haven, as well as the community of public programmers. The focus of this fellowship is to develop, present, and evaluate programs and to help create public-engagement resources and material. The fellow will help train students to deliver programs, particularly Gallery Talks across the collection and collaborations in the Gallery+ and Studio Program series.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Molleen Theodore, the Jane and Gerald Katcher Curator of Programs, molleen.theodore@yale.edu, by Monday, March 18, 2024. Please send your email with the subject line “Jock Reynolds Fellowship Application.”

Training
The fellow will gain broad, hands-on experience in public programs and engagement; in developing, implementing, and evaluating in-person and digital programs; in working with diverse audiences; and in collaborating across the University and community. The fellow will participate in the Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Gallery’s global collections. The fellow will also participate in Gallery-wide and department-specific Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIA/B) training sessions and initiatives. The fellow will be trained in the Gallery’s collections-management system (TMS), image and media databases, and other software systems as needed.

Mentoring
The fellow will be a member of the Gallery’s Education Department and will gain familiarity with all aspects of the department’s operations. The fellow will also be part of the Gallery’s Public Programs team and will receive direct mentorship in the areas of public programs and engagement. The fellow will participate in a peer-mentorship program and in the Fellows Forum, an informal professional-development platform for fellows across the Gallery. The fellow will join the Network of Public Programmers and help plan group meetings.

Education and Preferred Experience
Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, public humanities, or a related field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary and community-based approaches to in-person and digital engagement, are encouraged to apply. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the museum field.

At least one year of programming experience in a museum is required. The fellow must reside in the Greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship. The workweek is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with some evening (especially Thursdays during the semester) and weekend work required. The work is in person and will entail movement among the open office space, the galleries, and the campus and community, along with use of computer and audio/visual equipment. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills; a demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable, professional, and kind manner; a demonstrated ability to connect with diverse collaborators and audiences; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; experience presenting live programs (both virtual and hybrid) on Zoom Webinar and developing digital content using Adobe Creative Cloud or comparable software programs; and a commitment to fostering a culture of DEIA/B.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: 02/22/2024

This is a full time paid 12 month position to work in the laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams, PhD in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences beginning summer 2024.

The laboratory focuses on understanding the role of innate immune Toll-like receptor and Nod-like receptor family members in placental and maternal-fetal immune responses, and their role in regulating pregnancy outcomes using basic lab-based approaches. Basic research projects utilize a variety of human in vitro models and techniques including tissue and cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, RT-qPCR, and exosome isolation.

Training

The postgraduate will be directly supervised by the PI, Dr Abrahams, and will be trained and guided by members of the lab. Training will include learning the necessary lab techniques for the project, and in principles of experimental design, problem solving, and analysis of results. Additional training will include developing scientific presentation and manuscript writing skills. The postgraduates will be expected to attend and present at weekly lab meetings.

Mentoring

The postgraduate will have weekly and ad hoc meetings with Dr Abrahams to discuss their project’s progress as well as their future career goals. Intellectual and technical contributions will provide opportunities to present data at research meetings and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to medical or graduate school.

Education

Applicants should have at the time of starting a BA or BS in a related field. Prior lab-based research experience is preferred. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team environment.

Applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) a cover letter including a short description of their research background, research interests and career goals; and 3) contact information for at least two references to Dr Vikki Abrahams (vikki.abrahams@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Associate Position (Garg Lab – Heterogeneity In Cell Systems)
Posting Date: 02/20/2024

We seek enthusiastic individuals to join the Garg Lab at the Yale School of Medicine.  The lab is interested in how systems of cells generate cell-to-cell variation in gene expression (www.garglab.org) using stem cells and cancer models.  Projects in the lab are highly interdisciplinary and involve: cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, data science, and systems biology.  New approaches in the lab include generative artificial intelligence to study the emergence of natural phenomenon in silico.  Candidates can contribute to ongoing projects or develop a novel line of investigation based depending on prior experience.  Postgraduate trainees from the lab have gone on to successful matriculation in PhD programs, MD programs, and positions in industry.  Start dates are flexible and could be commensurate with the end of the academic year or based on fit.  Positions in the lab are ideal for those interested in driving an independent project to publication.  Responsibilities include designing, assisting with, executing, and interpreting experiments, record-keeping, and assisting with shared organization tasks.

Education: Students will receive training in practical skills in performing laboratory experiments and quantitative data analysis, building upon their completed undergraduate coursework. 

Training:  Candidates will receive training in basic laboratory skills in cell and molecular biology, data analysis, biocomputation, and machine learning.  Additional training will be provided in presentation, including at lab and department meetings.  Previous post-grads have presented findings at international conferences relevant to their field of study. 

Mentoring:  Candidates will be primarily mentored by Dr. Salil Garg, professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine.  The lab has a strong focus on developing independence and ownership, and in thinking deeply about scientific questions.  Candidates will meet with Dr. Garg weekly (or more often as needed) with a focus on experimental design, data review, and achievement of professional goals.  Additional mentoring from senior faculty members in the department and at the Yale School of Medicine will be available through meetings, seminars, work-in-progress talks, retreats, and group meetings.

Qualifications:  Bachelors of Arts or Sciences in a related field, basic understanding of molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or equivalent related field.  Preferred qualifications:  prior experience in basic laboratory research OR computational experience using R, Python, and/or Unix. The ideal candidate will have engaged in two or more years of research as an undergraduate, though candidates at all stages are encouraged to reach out. 

This post-graduate position is located in the Garg laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, at the Yale School of Medicine. 

Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to salil.garg@yale.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for a post-graduate position.

Postgraduate Position at Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine), Yale School of Medicine (Dr. Snigdha Jain, MD, MHS)
Posting Date: 02/19/2024

Postgraduate Position at Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine), Yale School of Medicine (Dr. Snigdha Jain, MD, MHS)

Start Date: May 1, 2024

Our clinical research group at Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee/PhD student to contribute to a project related to digitally phenotyping health measures across multiple domains among older adults recovering from hospitalization with a critical illness using smartwatch-based technology. The project involves screening and enrollment of participants including distributing a smartwatch equipped with remote monitoring application called ROAMM, primary data collection at baseline and follow-up visits through self-reported instruments (including assessments of physical function, cognition, and symptoms of physical and mental health), and analysis of both actively-reported and passively collected (accelerometer, GPS) data. This position can be full- or part-time. It is a paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about May 1, 2024. Depending on the candidate’s skills, background, and interest, opportunities range from face-to-face interaction with study participants, follow-up visits for collection of quantitative data, data analysis, and involvement in publications. Since this job involves face-to-face interactions with older adult patients; we seek someone who is compassionate and comfortable interfacing with patients and medical staff. As education and distribution in ROAMM-equipped Applewatch is integral to the study, we seek someone familiar with operating smartwatches as would be used in daily life.

Training

Postgraduate trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients. There are many opportunities within our department for career development through conferences, lectures, didactics, and participation in clinical research study visits. Candidates also have opportunities to receive peer mentorship from members of Yale’s Program on Aging to refine career goals and select opportunities for further training. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research. The postgraduate trainee will receive training in clinical research skills, including:

  • Recruitment/enrollment/retention of eligible study participants
  • Design and maintenance of online Redcap databases
  • Performing assessments of physical and cognitive function
  • Conduct analysis of patient-reported and sensor-based quantitative data
  • Epidemiologic principles and analytical approaches
  • Advanced biostatistical methods
  • Written and oral communication of results
  • Publication of original research, including abstracts and manuscripts
  • Developing scientific writing skills
  • Building knowledge in remote monitoring technology, digital health measures, critical illness and aging research

Mentoring

The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Jain. Dr. Jain will meet with the post-grad at least weekly to focus on personal and professional growth, and will guide the candidate in their efforts towards developing a career in medicine or science. Exposure to activities in the sections of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine as well as Geriatrics will provide opportunities for development of additional skills and collaborations. Dr. Jain and other research team members will also provide constructive feedback on the trainee’s performance.

Education / Qualifications

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related discipline, with strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications including excel and word. Preferred candidates would have basic knowledge of statistical methods, experience with at least one statistical analysis software (R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Python, etc.), experience in quantitative data management and analysis; experience in recruitment and interaction with study participants; experience with Redcap or other electronic database management system; and potentially experience working with accelerometry data. The candidate must be able to commit to a one-year position.

Application Process

Interested candidates should forward a CV and cover letter with the names and email addresses of two references to: Snigdha.Jain@yale.edu. Please include in the subject line “Your Full Name, Post-grad position”

Postgraduate Associate (Ya-Chi Ho Lab) - Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Posting Date: 2/15/24

 Postgraduate Associate (Ya-Chi Ho Lab)

Department and School:  Yale School of Medicine / Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Anticipated Appointment Dates:   6/1/24 – 5/31/25

Email/Website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/micropath/

• Introduction of School/Department:

The Department of Microbial Pathogenesis is a research-driven academic unit at Yale School of Medicine. Here you will find information about our research and educational missions, including the Yale Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program in Microbiology.

Both the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and the Graduate Program in Microbiology address important questions related to the understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, host response to microbial pathogens as well as the development of strategies to prevent and combat infectious diseases. The areas of expertise of the faculty span those of prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular biology, cell biology, immunology and structural biology.

• Overview of the Position:

Education:

The laboratory of Dr. Ya-Chi Ho, MD, PhD at the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/yachiho/) is looking for a highly motivated postgraduate student with a strong interest in translational HIV research. The goal of our lab is to examine mechanisms of HIV persistence and to develop HIV cure strategies involving virology, immunology, molecular biology, single-cell genomics, epigenetics, and bioinformatics. The desired start date is June 1, 2024 or earlier.

Training:

The postgrad student is anticipated to process blood samples from HIV-infected individuals using sterile cell culture techniques in an enhanced biosafety level 2 (BSL2+) setting after appropriate biosafety training. The postgrad student may further examine HIV-host interactions using HIV-1 genomic sequencing, single-cell RNAseq, viral outgrowth cultures, flow cytometry, molecular cloning, CRISPR-mediated gene expression modulation, and bioinformatics analysis. The postgrad student will present in our lab meetings, including research progress and journal clubs. Some of the previous postgrad students who made significant scientific advancements presented their work in national conferences and co-author original manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in basic and translational research and who are pursuing advanced careers in graduate schools. All our previous postgraduate students have been admitted to PhD programs or medical schools.

Mentoring:

Under supervision by Dr. Ho, current postgrad, graduate students or postdocs, the postgrad student may design experiments, perform data analysis, and present data in laboratory meetings and journal clubs. Successful postgrad students may have the opportunity to present their work in major international HIV meetings and participate in manuscript preparation. The postgrad student will also be in charge of lab stocking and maintenance.

Location: Where will training take place e.g., location of lab/department?

Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine

295 Congress Avenue, Rm BCMM 349

New Haven, CT 06510

Postgraduate appointments are one year with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

• Qualifications:

A recent (<2 years) bachelor’s degree in a science discipline (or current undergrad students who will graduate by May 2024) and prior wet-lab bench experience in research labs is required. Experience in sterile cell culture skills is preferred. Prior experience in HIV is NOT required. Individuals who are willing to learn new techniques and who are proficient in multi-tasking are preferred.

• Process to Apply:

Deadline to apply to the position.  Rolling Basis

Our lab is committed to recruiting researchers from diverse backgrounds. Interested candidates may email ya-chi.ho@yale.edu with a current C.V., contact information of three references, and a cover letter indicating your background and interest in the lab.

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Biology (Tal Lab)
Posting Date: 02/15/2024

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Biology (Tal Lab)

This is a full-time paid position to work in the laboratory of Dr. Reshef Tal, MD PhD, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale University.

This is a one or two year position to work on basic/translational research as related to female reproductive failure. We are seeking a postgraduate associate to participate in studies investigating the role of uterine stem/progenitor cells in reproduction. The Tal lab has a translational focus on understanding how the uterine stem/progenitor cells contribute to abnormal endometrial repair and fibrosis leading to uterine scarring and infertility. The lab uses approaches from molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics and systems biology. We collect and study tissues from patients and use transgenic mouse models to pursue these questions. Prior lab-based experience in cellular and/or molecular biology is preferred. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to medical school or graduate school.

Research activities:

The successful candidate will use molecular and cellular biology techniques (PCR, flow cytometry, single cell RNA sequencing, immunohistochemistry, cell culture), as well as be involved in animal work and engineering innovative transgenic mouse models to study the mechanisms governing stem/progenitor cells in endometrial repair.

Training:

The Postgraduate will receive training in the methodologies listed above by the lab’s senior research scientist and other lab members. The postgraduate will have primary research oversight by Dr. Tal. Training will also include principles of experimental design, problem solving and data analysis. In addition to development of an in-depth understanding of reproductive biology, efforts are made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests.

Mentorship:

The candidate will receive daily hands-on guidance and mentoring from members of the Tal lab. The candidate will have weekly meetings with Dr. Tal to discuss their project’s progress, interpretation of their data and future career goals. The candidate will be expected to present at lab meetings on a bi-monthly basis. Intellectual and technical contributions will provide opportunities to present data at research meetings and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications.

Education:

Applicants should have at the time of starting a BA or BS in a related field. Prior lab-based research experience in molecular and/or cellular biology is preferred. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team environment.

Interested applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) contact information for at least two references; 3) a short description of their research background, research interests and career goals to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Reshef Tal (reshef.tal@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Position at Department of Internal Medicine (Geriatrics), Yale School of Medicine (Dr. Brienne Miner)
Posting Date: 02/7/2024

Postgraduate Position at Department of Internal Medicine (Geriatrics), Yale School of Medicine (Dr. Brienne Miner)

Our clinical research group at Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee/PhD student to contribute to several different projects related to sleep, aging, cognitive impairment, and glymphatic clearance. Ongoing projects involve primary data collection and analysis of existing data to evaluate sleep through self-reported and objective measures (including several different sleep technologies) and the analysis of multimodal imaging data (structural MRI, PET, fMRI). This position can be full- or part-time. It is a paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about July 1, 2024. Depending on the candidate’s skills, background, and interest, opportunities range from face-to-face interaction with study participants, in-home visits for collection of quantitative and qualitative data, data analysis, and involvement in publications. This job involves some face-to-face interactions with patients and their loved ones; we seek someone who is compassionate and comfortable interfacing with patients and medical staff. As we will be setting up sleep studies in the homes of participants, some scheduling flexibility and early evening work is a requirement.

Training

Postgraduate trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients. There are many opportunities within our department for career development through conferences, lectures, didactics, and participation in clinical research study visits. Candidates also have opportunities to receive peer mentorship from members of Yale’s Program on Aging to refine career goals and select opportunities for further training. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research.The postgraduate trainee will receive training in clinical research skills, including:

  • Recruitment/enrollment/retention of eligible study participants in the community
  • Design and maintenance of online Redcap databases
  • Use of smart technologies in study protocols
  • Conduct analysis of qualitative interviews
  • Epidemiologic principles and analytical approaches
  • Advanced biostatistical methods
  • Written and oral communication of results
  • Publication of original research, including abstracts and manuscripts
  • Developing scientific writing skills
  • Building knowledge in fields related to aging, sleep, neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Quantitative analysis of multimodal imaging data
  • Analysis of neuropsychiatric assessment data

Mentoring

The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Miner. Dr. Miner emphasizes strong mentorship and working with each member of the team to achieve their career goals. She will meet with the post-grad at least weekly to focus on personal and professional growth, and will guide the candidate as he/she transitions toward a career in medicine or science. Additional mentorship will come from exposure and collaboration with other physician-scientist members of the Geriatrics and Sleep Medicine research groups, with whom we hold regular inter-lab meetings. The candidate will receive timely feedback from Dr. Miner and other research team members related to his/her performance.

Education / Qualifications

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related discipline, with strong computer skills including Microsoft excel. The candidate must have flexible schedule to work occasional evenings, and be able to commit to a one-year position (two years optimal).

The successful candidate may have preferred qualifications, including: Knowledge of statistical methods; Experience with at least one of statistical analysis tools (R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Python, etc.); Prior experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research; Experience in recruitment/interaction with study participants; Experience with Redcap or other database management system; Experience working with neuroimaging data; Experience with at least one software/package used to analyze neuroimaging data (R, AFNI, Freesurfer, etc.)

Application Process

Interested candidates should forward a CV and cover letter with the names and email addresses of two references to: brienne.miner@yale.edu. Please include in the subject line “Your Full Name, Post-grad position”

Postgraduate Position in Epithelial Immune Crosstalk
Posting Date: 2/7/24

Postgraduate Position in Epithelial Immune Crosstalk

Postgraduate positions for research in mucosal immunity and epithelial immune cross talk in the laboratory of Liza Konnikova at Yale University. Research in the Konnikova group is directed at studying the development and maintenance of mucosal immunity. We are interested in understanding how homeostasis is established and maintained in humans and what goes awry to cause disease. Particularly, we have established immune-intestinal organoid models to study the role of immune cells in regulating intestinal health. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual who is interested in translational work applying cell biology, organoid and immunology approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms governing the establishment and maintenance of human intestinal health and disease. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training in sample processing and preparation, organoid cultures, common laboratory techniques and in immunologic techniques.

Research Activities - The Post-graduate will use a combination of primary cell culture and organoid culture techniques, FACS and imagining modalities to understand the mechanisms governing epithelial-immune cross talk.

Training - The Post-graduate will receive training in translation research, cell biology techniques including cell culture and molecular biology (ie. PCR, next generation sequencing) and immunobiology techniques (ie. FACS, mass cytometry).

Mentoring Plan - The successful candidate will receive daily, hands-on mentoring from members of the Konnikova lab. The candidate will meet with Dr. Konnikova regarding their productivity and interpretation of their data on a weekly basis. Finally, the candidate will be expected to present at lab meetings on a bi-monthly basis.

The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. in the field of biological or chemical sciences. Some lab experience in cellular and molecular biology or immunology is preferred. Candidates should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic and eager to learn. For more information on our group, please see our website – www.konnikovalab.com.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, your work experience and a resume with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liza Konnikova (liza.konnikova@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Immunology
Posting Date: 2/07/2024

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Immunology

Postgraduate positions for research in reproductive immunology in the laboratory of Liza Konnikova at Yale University. Research in the Konnikova group is directed at studying the development of fetal immune system at various barrier sites including the placenta. We are interested in understanding how homeostasis is established and maintained at the maternal-fetal interface (MFI) and what goes awry to cause disease such as preterm labor. We are seeking a motivated, resilient individual who is interested in translational research applying molecular biology, organoid models, and immunology approaches to understand reproductive immunology. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training in primary human sample processing and preparation, common lab techniques such as cloning and PCR, and in immunology techniques such as FACS and mass cytometry.

Research Activities - The Post-graduate will use a combination of common lab techniques, DNA cloning, primary cell culture, organoid culture techniques, FACS and imaging modalities, to understand mechanisms governing fetal and maternal immune cells of the MFI.

Training - The Post-graduate will receive training in both the methodologies listed above and the approaches used in translational research, in contrast to those that rely on animal model systems. The post-graduate will work regularly with various members of the research team, receiving primary oversight from a postdoctoral fellow and Dr. Konnikova.

Mentoring Plan - The successful candidate will receive daily, hands-on mentoring from members of the Konnikova lab, primarily a postdoctoral fellow. The candidate will meet with Dr. Konnikova regarding their productivity and interpretation of their data on a weekly basis. Finally, the candidate will be expected to present at lab meetings on a bi-monthly basis.

The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. in the field of biological or chemical sciences. Lab experience in cellular and molecular biology or immunology is preferred, ideally in a research setting. The candidate should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. For more information on our group, please see our website – www.konnikovalab.com.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, your work experience and a resume with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liza Konnikova (liza.konnikova@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Position – Department of Therapeutic Radiology (Escobar-Hoyos lab)
Posting Date: 2/05/2024

Postgraduate Position – Department of Therapeutic Radiology (Escobar-Hoyos lab)

The Escobar-Hoyos Lab in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University has a postgraduate trainee position opening. Our lab focuses on uncovering the biology of pancreatic cancer that can ultimately lead to the development of new efficient therapies to treat this devastating malignancy. Our lab is a multidisciplinary environment, involving experts withing backgrounds spanning oncology, immunology, bioinformatics, drug delivery, and microbiology. Through our projects, our trainees have access to cutting-edge technology and unique opportunities for collaborations across different Yale Departments within the Yale School of Medicine.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in a provocative interdisciplinary project that aims to understand how non-mutational mechanisms contribute to the maintenance, establishment, and pathogenesis of pancreatic tumors. Interested applicants should have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology or chemistry-related fields and be research-oriented. The candidate should be self-motivated, enjoy collaborating with the other members, and follow the lab philosophy: to nurture a science-driven, collaborative, and respectful environment that allows the team to ask and tackle creative and exciting scientific questions.

The competitive candidate will be involved in the following areas:

  1. Training

Through this project, the trainee will be exposed to:

  • Cell culturing techniques, including cell culturing and maintenance; genetic manipulation and biochemical processing of pancreatic cell lines; development of mouse and patient-derived tumor organoids.
  • Molecular biology and basic techniques of RNA expression analysis, such as western blotting, qRT-PCRs, immunohistochemistry, and deep RNA sequencing.
  • Data manipulation and analysis of software: R-based analysis, use of public data sets such as TCGA and cBioportal.
  1. Mentoring
    • Trainees will be mentored by Dr. Escobar-Hoyos and Postdoctoral fellows. Additional mentorship will come through exposure to other members in the laboratory and their projects.
    • Candidates will meet weekly with mentors for project updates, career development, and personal growth.
    • The laboratory offers lab meetings, journal clubs, and workshops to improve professional science-related skills.
    • Candidates will be advised and guided through applications for graduate school, med school, funding opportunities, and conferences.
  2. Education
  3. Applicants should have a degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related scientific discipline. Prior research experience is preferable. Applicants must possess strong communication and organization skills.
  4. We are looking for a candidate who can start as soon as possible. An 18-month commitment is required for this position.
  5. More information on the Escobar-Hoyos lab can be found on our website: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/escobar-hoyos/. Candidates can also check our newest achievements through our Twitter: https://twitter.com/Escobar_Lab .

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,400.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.  A second-year position may be possible pending approval by the post-doctoral office and available funding.

Candidates interested in applying should e-mail an application package, including a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references. Please send your application package to Dr. Luisa Escobar-Hoyos (luisa.escobar-hoyos@yale.edu) and Dr. Natasha Pinto Medici (natasha.pintomedici@yale.edu). Please include your last name and reference to the job posting in the subject line. 

Postgraduate Position in the Yale Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine – Knauert Lab
Posting Date: 2/5/2024

Postgraduate Position in the Yale Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine – Knauert Lab

The Knauert Lab at Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee to contribute to our studies aimed at understanding sleep and circadian disruption in the medical intensive care unit. For more information on our group, please see our website - medicine.yale.edu/lab/knauert

This is a full-time, paid position available for start on or around July 1, 2024. 

Training: Candidates will receive training in various clinical research skills, including:

  • Identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the intensive care unit
  • Conducting study visits
  • Laboratory handling and processing of blood and urine samples
  • Design and maintenance of online databases

Trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and medical staff. The trainee is expected to help with all activities and participate in weekly lab meetings. Trainees will also attend departmental conferences and lectures that are relevant to the research project.

As we work with precious patient samples that must be processed while fresh, scheduling flexibility is a requirement. This job involves face-to-face interactions with patients and their loved ones; we seek someone who is compassionate and comfortable interfacing with patients and medical staff.

Mentoring: Mentorship will come from working closely with senior lab members and 1:1 meetings with Dr. Knauert. These meetings will be used to discuss short and long-term goals, scientific development, and career development. Additional informal mentorship may come from collaborating with other researchers within the department of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. 

Education: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences or a related discipline prior to the beginning of the position. Prior clinical and research experience is not required, but highly preferred.

Candidates should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. Candidates must also have a flexible schedule (able to work weekends and evenings). Individuals, whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees, are highly encouraged to apply. The position is for 1 year, and extendable for one additional year. 

Interested candidates should send their applications to taylor.intihar@yale.edu

The applications should include: (1) CV; (2) Cover letter; (3) One letter of recommendation that speaks directly to the candidate’s research and clinical experience and training potential Recommendation letters must be emailed to taylor.intihar@yale.edu directly from the recommender. Please include your full name on every page of the items listed above.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024. We will be interviewing on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Postgraduate Associate in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Spudich Lab)
Posting Date: 2/5/24

Postgraduate Associate in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Spudich Lab)

Dr. Spudich’s Yale Neuro ID research group is recruiting a postgraduate research associate to join our team. We seek to understand and address the mechanisms underlying damage to the central nervous system in HIV and other infections. We work in diverse modalities - and with a wide range of collaborators at Yale and beyond - to study the processes of immune activation, neuroprotection, and neuropathogenesis that occur during early and chronic, untreated HIV and during suppressive HIV treatment, as well as after recovery from other acute viral infections. Recent tools include immunologic, viral, and biomarker analysis of cerebrospinal fluid, advanced neuroimaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRI), and examination of complex, cellular populations and viral persistence in brain tissue.

Primary roles of research associates will include:

  • Assist with managing the Yale Neuro ID Biorepository database.
  • Assist in recruitment and enrollment; screening, scheduling, consenting participants, processing the biosamples, performing neurologic assessments, and collecting outcomes data.
  • Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects and clinical trials, including data collection and analysis, grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with vulnerable populations and working collaboratively with the research team.

The ideal candidate would be highly organized, have the ability to sustain a robust level of research activity with professional judgment and accountability; highly self-motivated, independent, and reliable.  

https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/serena-spudich/?tab=bio

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, face -to-face interviews with study participants, and some specimen processing. Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting-edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations.

Mentorship:

The postgraduate will be mentored by Dr. Serena Spudich who has an excellent track record of mentees moving on to attend medical school or schools for other professional careers. The postgraduate will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professionals. Efforts will be made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests. The ultimate goal is to create a rewarding experience.

Education:

Both bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae to Allison Nelson at allison.nelson@yale.edu. Please enter “Postgraduate” in subject line of e-mail.

Postgraduate Position in the Yale Department of Psychiatry under the Guidance of Dr. Alan Anticevic
Posting Date: 1/30/2024

The Anticevic Lab is looking for a graduating senior with an interest in pursuing graduate research education in neuroscience, psychology, and/or medicine for a postgraduate position in the Yale Department of Psychiatry under the guidance of Dr. Alan Anticevic in the N3 Division.

The Anticevic Lab  is interested in the cognitive neuroscience of psychiatric illness. We seek to better understand, at the neural system level, the mechanisms behind cognitive and affective deficits in neuropsychiatric illness. Specifically, the research in our group focuses on understanding these processes in schizophrenia, and related disorders. We use a combination of tools to better understand the underlying systems involved in processing affective stimuli and their interaction with neural circuits involved in goal-directed cognitive operations such as working memory. The lab is part of the Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics N3 Division.

Mentorship/Training

The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Alan Anticevic as well as receive mentoring from N3 Faculty, associate research scientists, post-docs and research assistants in the lab. This is a salaried, academic position focused on training in human subjects research techniques. The postgraduate associate will receive individual instruction in recruitment, screening, and data collection for human subjects research in psychiatry and instruction in preprocessing and quality assurance of neuroimaging data while contributing to analytics studies.

Education/Experience

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree. An ideal candidate would have an interest in psychiatry, programming, psychology, cognitive neuroscience or related mental-health research. Excellent attention to detail required for data entry, processing, and quality control assessment.

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.

Additional Information

In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to in-person university operations, all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral and postgraduate trainees will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,400.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Application Process
Please submit a letter of interest, CV, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two names of reference to Nicole Santamauro at Nicole.santamauro@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Position in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry - Cho Lab
Posting Date: 01/30/2024

Cho Lab Post-Graduate Posting

The Cho Lab is looking for a graduating senior with an interest in pursuing graduate research education in neuroscience, psychology, and/or medicine for a postgraduate position in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry under the guidance of Dr. Youngsun Cho. The Cho Lab <https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/cho/> leverages developmental and cognitive neuroscience to better understand how psychiatric illnesses develop. We seek to understand processes such as motivation and cognition in adolescent depression, schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorders, and typical populations. We use a number of methods, including neuroimaging (fMRI), behavioral paradigms, and eye-tracking. This is a salaried, academic position focused on training in human subjects research techniques. The lab is a part of the Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3) <https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/research/divisions/n3/> at Yale.

Training:

The postgraduate associate will receive individual instruction in recruitment, screening, and data collection for human subjects research in psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. The candidate will be trained in state-of-the-art fMRI scanning protocols. They will learn to acquire, organize and process behavioral, eye-tracking and neuroimaging data. They will receive training to perform independent neuropsychological testing, clinical data acquisition, and structured clinical interviews. All training will occur in the context of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Mentorship:

The postgraduate associate will work directly with Dr. Youngsun Cho and relevant lab members. They will also receive mentoring from other faculty, associate research scientists, post-docs and research assistants in the N3 Division. The trainee’s curriculum will include gaining independence in performing research subject study sessions to recruit participants, confirm eligibility for enrollment, and collect relevant data (see Training). The candidate will participate in weekly meetings with members of the lab and division to discuss ongoing participants, studies, and analytics.

Education:

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree. An ideal candidate would have an interest in gaining further education in psychiatry, pediatrics, programming, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive neuroscience or related mental-health research. Excellent attention to detail, communication skills and initiative are required for successful navigation of this position.

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.

Additional Information

In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to in-person university operations, all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral and postgraduate associates will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 1. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960.  The position is open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Application Process

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two names of reference to Youngsun Cho at youngsun.cho@yale.edu AND Nicole Santamauro at nicole.santamauro@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Associate Position - Internal Medicine- Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology YSM
Posting Date: 01/30/2024

Post-Graduate Associate

Internal Medicine- Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Yale School of Medicine

Posting Date: January 25, 2024

PI: Monique Hinchcliff, MD MS

Introduction:

  • The Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology is looking for Post-Graduate Associate to work in Dr. Hinchcliff’s lab. Monique Hinchliff, MD, MS is a rheumatologist specializing in scleroderma, a rheumatologic disease that causes chronic hardening of skin and connective tissues. She is also the director of the Yale Medicine Scleroderma Program.

Training:

  • Participate fully as a member of the clinical and clinical research team as well as the translational research program in Yale Rheumatology by coordinating clinical (patient-focused) studies from conception to completion.
  • Learn to prepare and submit institutional review board applications to ensure adequate protection of human participants in biomedical research
  • Identify, assess eligibility, enroll participants in research studies.
  • Collect accurate health data from research participants for a variety of studies. Conduct a study using these data if you desire.
  • Coordinate collection and processing of various human specimens (e.g., blood, various tissues, buccal swabs, etc.). Conduct a study using these samples if you desire.
  • Work directly with clinical database manager to log and track biospecimens from human participants in clinical studies in rheumatology.
  • Prepare written progress reports and similar research study documents.
  • Coordinate the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects.
  • Preparation for Dr. Hinchcliff clinic including research pre-charting to identify potential candidates for clinical trials

Mentoring:

  • The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Monique Hinchcliff. They will be encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, grand rounds, and present research on a regular basis. They will meet with Dr. Hinchcliff on a biweekly basis for mentorship and project progression.

Education:

  • This position is ideal for someone who is interested in gaining experience in clinical research prior to applying for medical or graduate school.

Qualifications:

  • Eligible candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or a related field. Candidates should be self-motivated with a can-do attitude who enjoy talking to patients. 

Process to Apply:

  • To speak to the principal investigator, Monique Hinchcliff, MD MS, please email your resume and cover letter to: s.perez@yale.edu
  • This is a 1-year position. A second-year position may be possible pending approval by the post-doctoral office and available funding.
Postgraduate Position Available - Translational and Clinical Study Coordinator
Posting Date: 1/26/2024

Title of the Position: Translational and Clinical Study Coordinator

Department and School: Stephen and Denise Adams Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Anticipated Appointment Dates: July 1, 2024 to June 31, 2026

Email/Website:

www.scherzerlaboratory.org

https://medicine.yale.edu/news-article/parkinsons-disease-research-center-being-formed-at-yale/

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2023/11/03/new-parkinsons-research-center-to-open-at-yale/

Introduction to Department: Interested in precision neurology and working with Parkinson’s patients? Join Clemens Scherzer, MD and his inter-disciplinary team of the Neurogenomics Lab and the new Adams Center at Yale School of Medicine. Our goal is to shift medicine for Parkinson from a reactive, one-size-fits-all approach to a predictive, proactive, tailored, precision neurology using large-scale genome, omics and biomarkers studies. To achieve this, we search for predictive genes and biomarkers that track disease-relevant process in biofluids are needed. We conduct the Yale Harvard Biomarkers Study, today with more than 3,000 participants one of the largest longitudinal biobanks for Parkinson’s in the world. See www.scherzerlaboratory.org for articles and press on our research.

Overview of the Position:

  • Training: This Program has a long track-record of providing trainees with the unique clinical and translational research training that is sought after by Medical School and Graduate Schools; with many of our alumni progressing to careers as MDs, MD/PhD, and other care providers. Working with our interdisciplinary team at Yale, you will receive formal and hands-on training in all aspects of clinical study coordination and the basic molecular biology methods of biospecimens processing. You will learn to conduct clinical research visits of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, including memory, movement, and psychiatric scales. You will process clinical biospecimens for multiple genetic, transcriptomics and lipidomics studies designed to identify genes predictive of disease progression and biomarkers useful for clinical trials working closely with the PI and project manager. The training will be conducted by clinical project managers and faculty.
  • Mentoring: The postgrad will be mentored by the clinical project manager and the PI.
  • Education: The postgrad will participate in and present at lab meetings. The postgrad will participate in departmental seminar series on cutting edge PD research and in clinical Neurology Grand Rounds. The postgrad will also receive formal human subjects research and phlebotomy training. Outstanding candidates will have the to learn and participate as co-author on manuscripts.

Location: Adams Center, Yale University, 100 College Street, New Haven, CT

Qualifications: We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented, focused candidate. The ideal candidate will be interested to grow in a long-term career in research (a minimum commitment for two years is required). BS or BA is required. GPA of equal or higher than 3.4 is required. Excellent English and good interpersonal skills are required.

Process to apply: The complete applications should be emailed to clemens.scherzer@yale.edu. Applications must include 1) resume (biosketch) with GPA scores; 2) one letter of recommendation from a professional supervisor (e.g. honors thesis advisor or previous PI); and 3) contact information for three supervisors (name, institution, phone, email) who are willing to be contacted for reference. Optionally, 4) a half-page letter summarizing your application, motivation, and background.

Post-graduate position in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Breslow lab)
Posting Date: 01/22/2024

David Breslow’s lab, part of the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, is seeking a full-time post-graduate researcher to join a research program aimed at understanding the functions of the mammalian primary cilium.

The main focus of our research is the mammalian primary cilium, a micron-scale structure protruding from the surface of almost all cells in the human body. Using a combination of functional genomic, microscopy and biochemistry, we are investigating the basic processes by which cilia are assembled, maintained, and disassembled and how defects in these processes contribute to disease. Areas of particular interest include understanding how the cilium serves as an organizing center for select signaling pathways and dissecting the complex interplay between cilium assembly/disassembly and the cell cycle. Additionally, we have a strong interest in applying new technologies to study cilia, including genome-wide CRISPR-based screening and advanced imaging methods. Together, our studies aim to provide fundamental biological insights and to shed light on how cilia contribute to diseases including cancer, epilepsy, and developmental disorders.

Training:
The post-graduate researcher will learn a variety of experimental procedures including CRISPR-based mutagenesis, molecular cloning, culture of mouse and human cell lines, and advanced microscopy techniques. Direct mentorship from the PI and opportunities to pursue independent research will be provided.

Mentoring:
The post-graduate researcher will work closely with Prof. Breslow and other members of the Breslow lab to gain experience in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments. Mentorship in written and oral communication and opportunities for career development will be provided. This position is an excellent fit for researchers interested in gaining research experience and skills before pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology or a related field.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree (completed within the last two years) in a biology-related field with significant laboratory coursework. Prior research experience, particularly in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, light microscopy, or biochemistry, is highly desirable. Applicants should be motivated, dependable, and highly organized, with strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a research team.

The position is available from ~June 1, 2024 and a start date before July 1 is preferred. If interested, please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and goals, a CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to david.breslow@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Associate Appointment in Pain and Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology
Posting Date: 01/19/2024

Introduction of School/Department

The Pain and Addiction Interaction Neuroscience (PAIN) Lab, housed within the Yale Department of Psychiatry, will select one highly qualified college graduate for a Postgraduate Associate position. The Yale Department of Psychiatry is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on neuropsychiatric and substance use disorders, involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Through extensive collaborations, the PAIN Lab brings together expertise in behavioral pharmacology, multimodal assessment of pain, and clinical trial techniques towards developing novel therapeutics for pain and addiction. Our studies involve the administration of non-opioid substances, such as phytocannabinoids, ketamine, and psychedelics to healthy humans and clinical populations with substance use disorders and chronic pain.

The program includes several clinical research investigators, such as Joao P. De Aquino, M.D.; R. Ross MacLean, Ph.D; and Mehmet Sofuoglu, M.D.; Ph.D.  Collaborators include Ralitza Gueorguieva, Ph.D. (Statistics); Peggy Compton, Ph.D. (Pain Research); and Mohini Ranganathan, M.D. (Cannabinoid Science). For more information and a list of recent publications, visit:

https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/joao_deaquinolima/?tab=research

https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn1/

Overview of the Position

  • Education: The Postgraduate Associate’s curriculum includes participation in weekly research meetings and other didactic experiences at the Yale Department of Psychiatry. The trainees will be educated on psychophysics, behavioral pharmacology methods, and biostatistics. The opportunity to audit graduate-level courses at the Yale School of Medicine is available.
  • Mentoring: The Postgraduate Associate will be directly mentored by Dr. De Aquino and will be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists. With research mentorship, the selected applicant will help conduct a research project from the point of experiment design through analysis and publication of results. 
  • Training: The Postgraduate Associate will assist in a variety of scientific activities in the lab, including assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the lab.

Location

The PAIN Lab spans studies conducted at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT and at the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), in downtown New Haven, CT.

Qualifications

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience and an interest in clinical and translational research.

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.

Additional Information

In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to in-person university operations, all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral and postgraduate associates will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 1. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year or two years in duration with a salary of $38,400 plus benefits.  The position is open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Process to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two letters of reference to Joao De Aquino at joao.deaquino@yale.edu and Julia Meyerovich at julia.meyerovich@yale.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Research Associate Position in the Ventola Lab: Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: 01/19/2024

Introduction of School/Department:
The Ventola Lab at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate is looking to fill one postgraduate (post- baccalaureate) position associated with studies of brain mechanisms and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution in autism research. Cogstate is an independent science company that supports clinical trials. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations.

Overview of the Position:
The fellowship combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. The primary training experience will be training and experience in Pivotal Response Treatment, an evidence-based treatment for children with ASD. The postgraduate fellow, under the supervision of Dr. Ventola, will hold both clinical and research responsibilities. The fellows will be trained in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT); an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They will then be primary PRT clinicians for children with ASD, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows will also conduct standardized psychological assessments with children and complete a variety of parent interviews. Lastly, fellows will be involved in direct research within the laboratory using fMRI and eye-tracking measures.

The Yale Child Study Center also provides fellows the opportunity to shadow weekly developmental disability clinic rounds, attend Child Study Center Grand Rounds, as well as other departmental Grand Rounds lectures in the School of Medicine in addition to their clinical and research responsibilities. The fellows will be involved in industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials at Cogstate and gain experience with clinical trial design and methodology, clinician trainings, management of cognitive and behavioral assessments, and statistical approaches.

Under Dr. Ventola’s mentorship, selected applicants will be expected guide a predetermined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and presentation of results.

Location: The training for this position will be located at the Yale Child Study Center at 230 South Frontage Rd in New Haven, CT. The fellowship is one year in duration, a second year of employment is conditional on progress made in the first year.  

Qualifications: Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience and experience of working with children.

Process to Apply: All application materials are due by February 15th, 2024. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a copy of academic transcript, and one letter of reference to Pamela Ventola, Ph.D., at pamela.ventola@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD.
Posting Date: 01/19/2024

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Liver Center. Our lab (https://www.vilarinholab.org) is seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates who are passionate about advancing the cellular and molecular understanding of liver function in health and disease.

  1. Training- Our laboratory is interested in using human genetics and genomics paired with highly informative cohorts of patients to discover new liver disease genes. Using cell based and mouse models we study how a mutant gene causes the liver phenotype. Thus, by uncovering new liver disease genes, we provide a diagnosis to the patient, which provides new therapeutic options, and gain new insight into liver biology. You will actively participate in the ongoing projects in the lab and learn a wide array of techniques involved, including mouse colony maintenance and genotyping, liver cell isolation, DNA and RNA isolation, rtPCR, flow cytometry, microscopy sample preparation and processing, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, whole-exome sequencing and transcriptomic analysis.
  2. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Silvia Vilarinho through regular interactions to review results, protocols, presentations, etc. You will be expected to participate in weekly lab meeting/journal clubs, and constructive feedback will be provided by all lab members. Also, daily mentoring and training in laboratory techniques will be provided by various lab members (postdoc, graduate students, research staff) with expertise in these methods. The laboratory has a very collaborative environment, and everyone learns from each other.
  3. Education-Individuals with prior experience with mouse model, flow cytometry and computational biology are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is for 1 year, with the potential for renewal for another year. This position is a great opportunity for applicants interested to pursue MD, PhD, or combined MD-PhD training/careers.

If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to silvia.vilarinho@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position computational biology / bioinformatics position in the Yale Cancer Center (Braun Lab)
Posting Date: 01/09/2024

Postgraduate position computational biology / bioinformatics position in the Yale Cancer Center (Braun Lab)

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) is seeking a highly motivated, computationally-focused postgraduate with an interested in cancer immunotherapy and immunogenomics to join our translational research team.

Our laboratory aims to understand the key determinants of effective anti-tumor immunity, utilizing high-dimensional analytic tools and patient-derived models to study human tumors. We have focused our efforts on renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), and our work has helped to elucidate genetic and immunologic features that impact response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (Braun, Nature Medicine, 2020) and to define the immunologic changes that occur with progression to advanced disease (Braun, Cancer Cell, 2021). We now aim to understand the antigenic and immune microenvironmental features that determine why kidney cancers respond or a resistant to current immunotherapies, and to create patient-derived pre-clinical models to aid the development of novel immunotherapy approaches in this disease (Braun, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 2021).

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computer/data science (including statistics), knowledge of R and python, experience with high performance computing clusters, be collaborative in nature, an independent learning, be able to problem solve, and have outstanding oral and written communication skills.

1. Training: Postgraduates will develop skillsets in bulk and single-cell genomic analysis, the creation and maintenance of computational pipelines for immunogenomic analysis (including T cell receptor sequencing analysis and prediction of tumor antigens).

2. Mentoring: The BraunLab is committed to mentoring postgraduates, and the Principal Investigator (PI) has a track record of postgraduate mentees ultimately going to medical school or other professional schools. The postgraduate would meet at least weekly with the PI, with additional dedicated meetings for mentoring and career development.

3. Education / Qualifications: Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work well in a multidisciplinary team, and have strong quantitative skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required at the time of starting the position, preferably in computer science, data scientist, computational biology, biostatistics, or the biological scientists (with quantitative experience).

Interested applicants should send a CV and contact information for 3 references to david.braun@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in Clinical / Translational Research (Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program / Braun lab)
Posting Date: 01/09/2024

Postgraduate position in Clinical / Translational Research (Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program / Braun lab)

The Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program (Yale School of Medicine) and the Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) are jointly seeking a highly motivated postgraduate appointee to help develop a cutting-edge biospecimen collection and repository system for human cancer research, with an initial focus on patients with kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment including faculty and staff from medical oncology, urology, and pathology, both from within Yale and from outside the institution.

The postgraduate appointee will have a role in development of human subjects research protocols, identification and consenting of potential subjects, coordination across multiple specialties for tissue acquisition, direct human tissue processing, storing and tracking of stored samples, and maintenance of an associated clinical database. The postgraduate appointee will also assist in development of protocols and agreements for collaborations with other institutions, and will help ensure regulatory compliance.

The ideal candidate will be collaborative in nature, an independent learning, able to problem solve, have outstanding oral and written communication skills, and excel at organization.

1. Training: Postgraduates will develop skillsets in clinical and translational research, including skills for interacting directly with oncology patients, for working in a multidisciplinary team environment, for developing human subjects research protocols, for processing human biospecimens, and for organizing and managing a biobanking effort.

2. Mentoring: The BraunLab is committed to mentoring postgraduates, and the Principal Investigator (PI) has an established track record of postgraduate mentees ultimately going to medical school or other professional schools. The postgraduate would meet at least weekly with the PI, with additional dedicated meetings for mentoring and career development.

3. Education / Qualifications: Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work well in a multidisciplinary team, and have strong organizational skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required at the time of starting the position.

Interested applicants should send a CV and contact information for 3 references to david.braun@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Position in RNA Biology and Immunology in the Grace Chen Lab at Yale University
Posting Date: 01/05/2024

We are seeking a postgraduate fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Grace Chen in the Departments of Immunobiology and Genetics. The Chen lab aims to generate novel therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases based on our basic science understanding about RNA function and regulation. We investigate the mechanisms and regulation of circular RNAs (circRNAs), a newly identified class of ubiquitous RNAs in essentially all eukaryotes and some viruses. Thus far, circRNAs have been found to function as miRNA sponges, regulate transcription, and act as templates for translation. However, there are still many unanswered questions: What other functions do circRNAs possess? How are circRNAs degraded? What are their interacting proteins? Specifically, we aim to understand how different layers of regulation including RNA modifications and cellular localization affect RNA function to enable new insights into both normal function and how dysregulation leads to disease. The Chen Laboratory applies molecular, cellular, and chemical biology techniques coupled with next-generation sequencing to address these questions. For more information, visit gracechenlab.org. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI Dr. Grace Chen at ye.grace.chen@yale.edu.

Training

As a Postgraduate Associate, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to ongoing projects including molecular cloning, culture of mouse and human cell lines, CRISPR-based screening, and biochemical techniques. Direct mentorship from the PI, and opportunities to pursue independent research will be provided.

Mentoring

The post-graduate researcher will work closely with members of the Chen lab and Professor Chen to gain experience in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to their long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and to foster scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement. This position is an excellent fit for researchers interested in gaining research experience and skills before pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field.

Education

The ideal candidate has completed a Bachelor’s degree in the Biological or Chemical Sciences with significant laboratory coursework. Prior research experience, particularly in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, or biochemistry, is highly desirable.

Post Graduate Associate Position in the DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research in the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
Posting Date: 01/05/2024

Post Graduate Associate Position in the DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research in the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center

Training: The Yale Hematology Tissue Bank (YHTB) within The DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Post Graduate Associate for an immediate, full-time position at Yale University School of Medicine (1-2 years). The YHTB provides researchers in and outside Yale with expertise and samples in hematologic diseases. With the YHTB team the successful candidate will be trained to assist in sample collection and processing, manage inventory, and assure accuracy of the database. The Postgraduate Associate will learn diverse aspects of the hematology field, as well as what is required to ensure compliance with laboratory, government, and human subject research rules.

Mentoring: The Postgraduate Associate will work directly under Dr. Jennifer VanOudenhove and in collaboration with the diverse group of scientists that comprise the Hematology Tissue Bank Team. They will also regularly receive feedback directly from Dr. Stephanie Halene and other members of the Halene laboratory. The overall goal is to both gain laboratory and scientific experience while being exposed to elements on both the clinical and basic science sides of research. In addition, the candidate will be able to take on smaller projects that are individually tailored to their interests and longer-term career goals.

Education:

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, preferably in a related field (i.e. premed or life sciences/biology).

The successful candidate should possess excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills; superb attention to detail; strong work ethic; the willingness and ability to take initiative; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. The candidate must be curious, highly motivated, and excited about performing transformative research in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Jennifer VanOudenhove jennifer.vanoudenhove@yale.edu   Please enter “Post Graduate” in subject line of e-mail.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Biology (Laboratory of Dr. Mancy Tong) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: 01/3/24

Postgraduate Position in Reproductive Biology (Laboratory of Dr. Mancy Tong) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

This is a full-time paid 12 month position to work in the laboratory of Dr. Mancy Tong, PhD in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

The laboratory focuses on examining the impact of infection on endometrial stromal cell function and their interactions with neighbouring cells (including placental trophoblasts, endothelial cells, immune cells) using basic and translational approaches. The long-term goal of this research is to better understand the early pathogenesis of pregnancy complications including miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction and preeclampsia. The current position will involve basic lab-based research studies examining the effect of viral double-stranded RNA on endometrial stromal cell interactions with trophoblasts and natural killer cells. These studies will utilize a variety of human in vitro models and techniques including cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, qRT-PCR, and exosome isolation.

Training

The postgraduate will be directly supervised by the PI, Dr. Tong, and will be trained by members of the lab. Training will include learning the necessary lab techniques for the project, and in principles of experimental design, problem solving, and analysis of results. Additional training will include developing scientific presentation and writing skills.

Mentoring

The post-graduate will have weekly and ad hoc meetings with Dr. Tong to discuss their project’s progress as well as their future career goals. Intellectual and technical contributions will provide opportunities to present data at research meetings and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to graduate school.

Education

Applicants should have at the time of starting a BA or BS in a related field. Prior lab-based research experience is preferred. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team environment.

Applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) contact information for at least two references; 3) a short description of their research background, research interests and career goals to Dr. Mancy Tong (mancy.tong@yale.edu)

Postgraduate Associate in Yansheng Liu Lab at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 01/3/24

Postgraduate Associate in Yansheng Liu Lab at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine

The Liu lab at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, seeks Postgraduate Associate applicants with a passion for proteomic research and mass spectrometry (MS). The successful candidate will work to support the research of the Liu lab and collaborative projects.  The overarching goal is to work with the members in the Liu Lab and other talented researchers at Yale to achieve scientific excellence in revealing fundamental biological roles of protein dynamics, turnover, and post-translational modifications underlying diseases and in translational medicine.

The primary role of the Postgraduate Associate will be the generation of samples for MS-based proteomic analysis, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy imaging analysis. The Postgraduate Associate with a computational biological background will also be welcome, whose primary role will be the assistance and participation in proteomic data analysis.

Training:  The major approaches in the Liu Lab and its collaborators include bottom-up MS, bioinformatics, cell culturing, the study of protein dynamics, multi-omic analysis, optical imaging, biochemistry, and cellular signaling. The successful candidate will gain significant exposure to and some hands-on experience in these approaches. Highly motivated and dedicated applicants can also expect to gain training in one or more of the specialized approaches.

Mentoring: Dr. Liu will be the primary mentor and will meet regularly with the postgraduate associate. The department and Yale Cancer Biology Institute (YCBI) environment will provide strong mentoring.  All members of the team will contribute to providing a supportive learning environment. The Postgraduate associate will participate in joint group meetings and attend research in progress talks and seminars.

Education: This position offers an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that will be highly beneficial for individuals whose career plans include studying toward graduate or medical degrees. Strongly motivated candidates who are looking to enhance their laboratory skills and publication record are strongly encouraged to apply and will be strongly supported in their career goals.  Ideally an applicant should be able to commit 2 years to this position.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in biological sciences is required. Prior laboratory experience is strongly preferred.

About us: Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor at Yale. Please see https://www.yslproteomics.org for more information.

If interested, please send a CV, a cover letter detailing your research experience and motivation for this position, and the contact information for 2-3 references to yansheng.liu@yale.edu.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.

Postgraduate Position for Research on Mucosal Immunity, Intestinal Immune Homeostasis/Intestinal Inflammation, and Innate Immunity in the Laboratory of Clara Abraham at Yale University.
Posting Date: 01/03/2024

Postgraduate Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)

Investigator: Clara Abraham, MD

Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Training: The laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating innate immune responses, host:pathogen interactions, and immunological pathways regulating mucosal immunity and inflammatory bowel disease. The current position will involve examination of molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating innate cells and microbial responses, and in vivo intestinal and intestinal-pertinent immune responses. Studies incorporate approaches in both primary human immune cells and mouse model systems.  We aim to better understand the contributions to the disease process in patients living with inflammatory bowel disease and identify pathways that might serve as therapeutic targets for inflammatory bowel disease. 

Mentoring: The postgraduate researcher will work with members in the Abraham lab to gain experience in design, execution and analysis of experiments. Discussions for the conceptual framework for the scientific questions and review of relevant journal articles will be an ongoing component of the training.  This position provides a hands-on experience in addressing mechanisms mediating immune-mediated diseases.  

Education: Minimum requirements: B.A./B.S. in the field of biological sciences, and have some experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology.  Candidates should be motivated, organized, responsible and enthusiastic.

Please send curriculum vitae, three names of reference and a short description of your work experience, research background and interests to Clara Abraham, M.D. (Clara.Abraham@yale.edu)

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postgraduate Position in Cancer Biology and Genetics (Wilson Lab)
Posting Date: 1/2/2024

Postgraduate Position in Cancer Biology and Genetics (Wilson Lab)

The Wilson laboratory in the Section of Medical Oncology and the Yale Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a postgraduate laboratory position. Interests in the laboratory focus on identifying and characterizing genetic vulnerabilities in cancer and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance with an emphasis on lung cancer therapeutics (https://medicine.yale.edu/bbs/people/frederick_wilson-1.profile). The lab leverages genome-scale CRISPR-based functional genomic screening platforms to identify genetic cancer vulnerabilities and to dissect resistance mechanisms in relevant cancer cell models. The lab also applies DNA- and RNA-based next-generation sequencing technologies to identify candidate driver gene alterations and other potentially actionable genomic features from patient tumor specimens. Mechanistic studies are then leveraged in cell model systems to assess the functional impact of identified genetic alterations. A major priority is to translate laboratory findings into therapeutic strategies for patients with advanced lung and other cancers.

Mentoring:

A central emphasis in the laboratory is to provide scientific mentorship through regular meetings with the principal investigator and opportunities for professional development in a supportive and collaborative environment. The postgraduate will meet at least weekly with the principal investigator to discuss research progress as well as professional goals and career planning. The laboratory environment will offer scientific mentorship and a research experience ideal for candidates planning a career in medicine and/or biomedical research.

Training:

The postgraduate will have daily interactions with an experienced Research Associate for hands-on training in relevant laboratory methodologies and techniques including mammalian cell culture, Western immunoblotting, molecular cloning, genetic perturbation with CRISPR and RNA interference, and drug dose-response studies. An important goal is for the postgraduate to develop skills in the design and conduct of well-controlled experiments, data interpretation, critical reading of the scientific literature, and effective communication. 

Education / Qualifications:

Applicants should be highly motivated with a recent bachelor’s or master’s degree and experience in molecular biology, genetics / genomics, and/or cancer biology. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience in molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture is preferred.  The candidate will be expected to work independently in the design and execution of experiments with guidance from the principal investigator. As projects in the laboratory are often highly collaborative, the candidate should be able to work effectively and enthusiastically in a team environment.

Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names / contact information for three references to: frederick.wilson@yale.edu. Anticipated start date will be Summer 2024.
 
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.

Postgraduate Research Position in Yale Cerebrovascular Lab
Posting Date: 12/20/23

Yale Cerebrovascular Lab Postgraduate Research Position

Location: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut Duration: 2 years, Summer 2024 - Summer 2026

Background:

We are seeking a postgraduate research associate to join Dr. Nils Petersen’s Cerebrovascular Lab in Yale’s Department of Neurology. The Petersen lab aims to use novel neuromonitoring techniques to optimize cerebral blood flow following acute neurovascular injury. Recent research has focused on cerebral autoregulation in cases of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and intracranial hemorrhage. After exciting findings detailing the risks of impaired autoregulation, current projects are focusing on intervention mechanisms aimed at maintaining blood pressure within personalized limits of autoregulation. More information can be found on the lab website:

https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/petersen/

Training:

The postgraduate research associate will gain experience with a broad range of clinical research skills: the design and coordination of clinical trials, IRB management, medical record abstraction, and patient interaction. Human Subjects and HIPAA training will be provided in the context of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Additionally, the candidate will be trained in cerebral oxygenation monitoring, and state-of-the-art blood pressure monitoring. The associate will also assist in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations. The position is ideal for recent graduates looking to gain clinical research experience prior to graduate studies in the health professions.

Mentoring:

Mentorship will come from working closely with senior lab members, weekly lab meetings, and 1:1 meetings with Dr. Petersen. Additional mentorship may come from collaborating with other researchers within the neurology department, as well as from outside institutions. Candidates will also be able to participate in and attend neuroscience grand rounds and weekly journal clubs. Past graduates have pursued MD or MD/PhD tracks after completion, details of which can be found on the YCVL website.

Education:

The ideal candidate will have completed a Bachelor’s degree and will have prior experience in research. Experience with statistical analysis (SPSS, R, Matlab) is highly preferred, but not required.

The candidate should display a high level of initiative, logic, and creative problem-solving skills. Candidates should also be highly organized and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should fill out this google for (https://forms.gle/ir1EpHrDMtAzjj6J8) and email their CV and a cover letter briefly describing their interest in the YCVL lab and their research/scientific background to sithmi.jayasundara@yale.edu and madelynne.olexa@yale.edu with the subject line “Postgraduate Position.”

Additional Details:

The potential start date is in June 2024; however, some flexibility is possible. This is a two-year position. Standard postgraduate compensation: $38,000/year.

Postgraduate Associate (Garg Lab – RNA Biology in Stem Cells and Cancer)
Posting Date: 12/20/23

Title:  

We seek enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join the Garg Lab at the Yale School of Medicine at the postgraduate level.  The lab is interested in gene regulation, specifically processes that generate cell-to-cell variation in development and cancer (www.garglab.org).  Projects in the lab are highly interdisciplinary and involve: RNA biology, bioinformatics, data science, and systems biology.  Postgraduate trainees from the lab have gone on to successful matriculation in PhD programs, MD programs, and positions in industry.  Start dates are flexible and could be commensurate with the end of the academic 2023-2024 year or other time based on fit.  Opportunities are available to contribute to ongoing projects or develop a novel line of investigation depending on the candidates’ prior experience.  Positions in the lab are ideal for those interested in driving an independent project to publication.  Responsibilities include designing, assisting with, conducting, and interpreting experiments, record-keeping, and assisting with shared organization tasks.

Education: Students will receive training in practical skills in performing laboratory experiments and quantitative data analysis, building upon their completed undergraduate coursework. 

Training:  Candidates will receive training in basic laboratory skills in cell and molecular biology, RNA biology, data analysis, and biocomputation.  Additional training will be provided in presentation and organization, including at lab and department meetings.  Previous post-grads have presented findings at international conferences relevant to their field of study. 

Mentoring:  Candidates will be primarily mentored by Dr. Salil Garg, physician-scientist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine.  The lab has a strong focus on developing independence and ownership, and in thinking deeply about scientific questions in the field.  Candidates will meet with Dr. Garg weekly (or more often as needed) with a focus on experimental design, data review, and achievement of professional goals.  Additional mentoring from senior faculty members in the department and at the Yale School of Medicine will be available through meetings, seminars, work-in-progress talks, retreats, and group meetings.

Qualifications:  Bachelors of Arts or Sciences in a related field, basic understanding of molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or equivalent related field.  Preferred qualifications:  prior experience in basic laboratory research OR computational experience using R, Python, and/or Unix. 

This post-graduate position is located in the Garg laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, at the Yale School of Medicine. 

Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to salil.garg@yale.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for a post-graduate position.

Dr. Magid-Bernstein Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care
Posting Date: 12/18/23

Dr. Magid-Bernstein Post Graduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care

Dr. Jessica Magid-Bernstein in the Yale Division of Neurology Critical Care is recruiting a research associate to join her group for a one or two year position starting July 2024. Her research focuses on the inflammatory response that occurs following hemorrhagic stroke.

Primary roles of research associate will include:
• Assisting with the collection, processing, and analysis of biosamples collected as part of the Yale Acute Brain Injury Biorepository.
• Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection and analysis, grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and opportunities to present at conferences.

Research associates will gain clinical experience by interacting with critically ill patients in the Neurosciences ICU and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds. Our program has a strong record of preparing our associates for medical school and beyond.

The ideal candidates should be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in the neurosciences, and skills in lab work and data analysis. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Jessica Magid-Bernstein, MD, PhD < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. Magid-Bernstein. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. Magid-Bernstein, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and neurology critical care by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Postgraduate Associate in Translational Neurogenomics
Posting Date: 12/18/23

Title of the Position: Postgraduate Associate in Translational Neurogenomics

Department and School: Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics, Yale University

Anticipated Appointment Dates: 1-2 years in duration with flexible start dates, as early as January 2024

Email/Website: kristen.brennand@yale.edu

Introduction of School/Department

The research group of Dr. Kristen Brennand (Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics, Yale University) is seeking a research associate. The scope of currently funded projects is broad, and scientists from any discipline with training or interest in applying stem cell models to neurogenomics are welcome to apply. Our scientific philosophy is in applying innovative and scalable methods to generate and test hypotheses, towards the goal of translating genetic data into clinically actionable information.

Overview of the Position

The Brennand laboratory is focused on deciphering the genetic causes of debilitating brain conditions such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum, and Alzheimer’s disease. We employ a functional genomics approach that integrates stem cell models and genome engineering (CRISPR) to resolve the impact of patient-specific variants across cell types, genetic backgrounds, and environmental conditions. The culture of our laboratory is inclusive and supportive; the goals of trainees are centered. Dr. Brennand is committed to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in science. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented demographics in the sciences. Visit our laboratory website for more detail.

Training: The project aims to improve our understanding of key genes that play significant roles in the development of the brain. Importantly, these genes are linked to various neurodevelopmental disorders, such as profound autism, intellectual disabilities, and epilepsy. As a postgraduate associate, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of Neuroscience. You will work closely with Dr. Novin Balafkan PhD, an experienced researcher in the field of neuroscience, gaining hands-on experience in advanced research methodologies and techniques such as stem cell models (2D and 3D) and CRISPR technology. Furthermore, you will learn to grow and transform human pluripotent stem cells into different types of neurons and non-neuronal populations. In addition, you will evaluate the consequences when the candidate genes do not function properly. Specifically, you’ll be assessing how this malfunction affects cell division, cell fate, morphology, and cellular function (e.g., neuronal activity).

Mentorship: Joining our team offers a multitude of opportunities for personal and professional growth. You will gain invaluable hands-on experience in cutting-edge research in one of the most renowned labs in the field. Your mentor is committed to providing guidance, sharing valuable knowledge, and ensuring you harness the full potential of your capabilities. We believe mentorship is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s a meticulous process tailored to your individual scientific aspirations and academic needs. Furthermore, our lab emphasizes the importance of mentorship, offering ample opportunities to both receive mentorship and develop your own mentoring skills. The Junior Trainee Meetings stand as a testament to our commitment to professional growth, offering a platform for rigorous scientific dialogue, networking with peers, and charting clear academic and research trajectories. Lastly, your contributions to our ongoing projects may not go unnoticed; our lab values collaboration, and as such, you stand the chance to co-author significant publications, adding merit to your academic profile.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and experiments under the supervision of experienced researchers in the lab
  • Participating in the design and execution of experiments
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Writing and presenting findings in a clear and scientific manner
  • Supervise undergraduate research assistants at Yale

Qualifications

Education/Experience: BA or BS required. Neuroscience, Genetics, or Pre-Med, background with wet and/or computational laboratory experience strongly preferred. Cell culture, molecular biology, and/or bioinformatic skills are valued.

Duration: The Postgraduate Associate position is a one-year appointment with the possibility of a one-year renewal with a salary of $36,960 and has flexible start dates. Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Process to Apply

Qualified applicants should send to kristen.brennand@yale.edu as a single pdf: curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications for the position, as well as their goals after graduation, and contact details for two references. The positions are available immediately and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

Kristen Brennand, PhD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry

Co-Director, Yale Science Fellows Program

Department of Psychiatry, Division of Molecular Psychiatry

Department of Genetics,

Wu Tsai Institute,

Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Longbrake Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate- Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
Posting Date: 12/15/23

Dr. Longbrake Post Graduate Clinical Research Associate- Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis

The Yale Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis division is recruiting research associates to join our groups for a two-year position starting summer 2024. Our investigators are interested in all aspects of the management of patients with MS and other neuroimmune diseases, novel biomarkers and imaging techniques, neurologic outcome assessments, and more.

Primary roles of research associates will include:

  • Managing the Yale Neuroimmunology Data Registry and Biorepository and the the prospective DREAM cohort (Detection Research for Early Asymptomatic MS), including screening and consenting patients, collecting biosamples, processing the biosamples,  performing neurologic assessments, and collecting outcomes data.
  • Managing ongoing investigator-initiated research studies, including studies examining tissue-specific immune responses for patients with neuro-immune diseases.
  • Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects and clinical trials, including data collection and analysis, grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation.
  • Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with ambulatory patients with MS and other neuro-immune diseases and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds. Our program has a strong record of preparing our associates for medical school and beyond.

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and able to multi-task, managing a broad variety of duties and shifting priorities in a dynamic environment. They should have a strong academic record, an interest in the neurosciences, and skills in databases and analyses. Competency in basic statistics and programming (e.g. R, Python) would be an advantage.  Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Erin Longbrake, MD/PhD < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. Longbrake. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. Longbrake, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and neuroimmunology care by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Dr. Beekman Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care
Posting Date: 12/15/23

Dr. Beekman Post Graduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care

Dr.Beekman are recruiting a research associate to head the cardiac arrest research group. We are looking for a candidate to manage a retrospective and prospective cardiac arrest registry, assist with the development and monitoring of key quality metrics, and facilitate cardiac arrest research projects.

Primary roles of the research associate will include:

  • Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis
  • Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with critically ill patients in the emergency room and intensive care units and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds.

This position is for 1 year. The ideal candidates would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in the neurosciences and be a team player. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Rachel Beekman, MD < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations.

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. Beekman. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. Beekman, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and neurology critical care by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Dr. Kim Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care
Posting Date: 12/15/23

Dr. Kim Post Graduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care

Dr. Kim is recruiting a research associate to join her critical care neurophysiology group. We are interested in all aspects of the management of patients with brain trauma and other acute neurologic injuries, novel biomarkers and imaging techniques for brain injury, neurologic outcome assessments, and more.

Primary roles of the research associate will include:

  •  Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, preprocessing and computational analysis
  • Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with critically ill patients in the Neurosciences ICU and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds.

This position is for 1-2 years. The ideal candidates would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in the neurosciences and strong analysis skills (using MATLAB, Python, etc). Prior experience in biologic signal processing, especially electroencephalography (EEG) data, spectral analysis and machine learning methods would be highly valued. Alternatively, prior experience with neuroimaging analysis (Freesurfer, tractography, fMRI) would also be highly valued. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview. Both undergraduate and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply.

Jennifer Ahjin Kim, MD/PhD < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. Kim. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. Kim, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and neurology critical care by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Dr. Sheth Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care
Posting Date: 12/15/23

Dr. Sheth Post Graduate Clinical Research Associate- Neurology Critical Care

Dr. Sheth is recruiting 2-3 research associates to join his critical care research group . We are interested in all aspects of the management of patients in the neurology critical care unit,  novel biomarkers and imaging techniques for brain injury, neurologic outcome assessments, and more.

Primary roles of the research associate will include:

  • Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, preprocessing and computational analysis.
  • Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with critically ill patients in the Neurosciences ICU and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds.

This position is for 2 years. The ideal candidates would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in the neurosciences and a team player. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Kevin Sheth, MD < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. Sheth. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. Sheth, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and neurology critical care by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Dr. Sharma Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate- Vascular Neurology
Posting Date: 12/15/23

Dr. Sharma Post Graduate Clinical Research Associate- Vascular Neurology

Dr. Sharma is recruiting a research associate to join her stroke research group. We are interested in all aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis, identification of the underlying cause, and management of acute ischemic stroke and subsequent brain injury. We work with data from 1) publicly available national databases, 2) administrative claims, 3) electronic health records, 4) proteomic repository, and 5) neuro-imaging data.

Primary roles of the research associate will include:

  • Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection and management, preprocessing, and statistical and computational analysis.
  • Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript authorship, and to present at conferences.

Research associates are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds. Upon stabilization of the COVID-19 pandemic, research associates will be able to gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with stroke patients on the inpatient stroke service and working collaboratively with the medical team.

This position is for 1-2 years. The ideal candidates would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, have an interest in the neurosciences and strong analysis skills (using Python and/or R). Prior experience in machine learning methods would be highly valued. Prior experience with natural language processing and proteomic and neuroimaging analysis would also be highly valued. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview. Both undergraduate and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply.

Richa Sharma, MD, MPH < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. Sharma. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. Sharma, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and vascular neurology care by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Postgrad Position Available - Environmental Research Technician (Yale School of the Environment)
Posting Date: 12/7/23

Title of the Position: Environmental Research Technician

School: Yale School of the Environment

Appointment start date: winter/spring 2024

Contact: Professor James Saiers (james.saiers@yale.edu)

  1. Introduction of School/Department
    • The successful candidate will collaborate with students, postdocs, and faculty affiliated with the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) and the Yale Center of Natural Carbon Capture (YCNCC). YSE is leading the world toward a sustainable future with cutting-edge research, teaching, and public engagement on society’s evolving and urgent environmental challenges. To learn more about YSE, read our Vision and Mission statements here.  YCNCC seeks to better understand how natural processes can be enhanced to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to help mitigate climate change while leveraging co-benefits.  More information about YCNCC can be found here.
  2. Overview of the Position
    • The Saiers Lab is seeking a postgraduate research assistant to participate in research projects on carbon removal from the atmosphere by enhanced weathering.  Among our projects is a novel watershed-scale application of silicate minerals that pull atmospheric carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they are weathered by rainfall and snowmelt.  The primary responsibilities of this position involve activities to support the chemical analysis of streamwater, soil-water, and groundwater samples collected from the field sites where the silicate minerals are applied. 
    • As a postgraduate research assistant, you will receive the following benefits to help further your career and prepare you for your future endeavors:
      • Education: You will be eligible to audit classes of interest and attend seminars hosted by YSE and other Yale departments. Through interactions with members of your and allied research groups, you will learn about climate-change effects on ecosystems and about various approaches intended to mitigate climate change.
      • Training: You will receive comprehensive training on the use of state-of-the-art analytical instruments housed within the Yale Analytical and Stable Isotope Center that are used for the analyses of environmental samples. You will also gain expertise in standard techniques used in environmental laboratories and develop an understanding natural and anthropogenic processes that influence the chemistry (quality) of freshwaters.  There will be opportunities for fieldwork and to gain experience in procedures for the collection of stream, groundwater, and soil samples. In addition, you will learn and apply statistical and computational methods used to analyze and interpret environmental data.
      • Mentoring: You will be supervised by Professor Saiers, interact with other Yale faculty with varied interest in climate-change mitigation, and engage extensively with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. This engagement will involve your participation in lab-group meetings and research seminars and working closely alongside more senior members of our research team. 
    • Location: Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center, 21 Sachem St, New Haven, CT 06511
    • Appointment term:  One  year with the possibility for a one-year renewal contingent on performance and availability of funding.
  3. Qualifications
    • Baccalaureate degree in environmental sciences/studies, engineering, chemistry, biology, or related field.
  4. Process to Apply
    • Please send a CV/resume, a brief description of your background and experiences that may be relevant to this position, and the names and contact information for two references to Professor James Saiers at  james.saiers@yale.edu
    • The deadline for application is January 31, 2024.
Art Exhibitions Postgraduate Associate in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music Department and School: Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Posting Date: 12/6/2023

Title of the Position: Art Exhibitions Postgraduate Associate in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Department and School: Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Anticipated Appointment Dates: 2/15/2024 – 2/14/2025

Email/website: ism.yale.edu

Introduction of Institute:

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center, educates leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life. Partnering with the Yale School of Music and Yale Divinity School, as well as other academic and professional units at Yale, the Institute prepares its students for careers in church music and other sacred music, pastoral ministry, performance, and scholarship. The Institute’s curriculum integrates the study and practice of religion with that of music and the arts. With a core focus on Christian sacred music, the ISM builds bridges among disciplines and vocations and makes creative space for scholarship, performance, and practice.

Overview of the Position:

Education: Bachelors and master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would have experience in the visual arts, material culture, and/or museum studies. Further studies or experience in religion and the arts is desirable. Applicants holding the doctorate are not eligible for this position.

Training: The Art Exhibitions Postgraduate Associate will receive training at both the Institute of Sacred Music and the Peabody Museum. At the ISM, the postgraduate associate will learn about soliciting and appraising exhibition proposals that deal with religion and the arts. The associate will attend meetings with curators, artists, and staff and formulate and execute exhibition planning, installation, and de-installation. In consultation with the ISM’s Assistant Director, the postgraduate associate will gain experience in developing programming around the exhibition and learn techniques of using augmented reality interfaces in museum settings.

At the Peabody Museum the postgraduate associate will gain experience with object selection and narrative development, community engagement and evaluation, exhibition installations and graphics, design, and construction of specialist mounts for objects, design and build of media installations, preparation of specimens and objects for exhibition, fabrication of furnishings, etc. The Peabody is completing the final stages of its renovation before reopening in the spring of 2024.

Mentoring: The postgraduate associate will spend ten hours a week on site at the Peabody Museum, gaining hands-on experience in exhibition activities and receiving mentoring from the Peabody’s Associate Director of Exhibition, Kailen Rogers, and other Peabody staff.

In addition, the postgraduate associate will have weekly meetings with the ISM Assistant Director to review progress on exhibition planning and larger strategic aims. The postgraduate associate will also attend ISM meetings and other lectures and talks on campus related to the area of religion and visual arts program at the ISM.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have completed bachelors or master’s level studies in any of the following areas: art history, anthropology, religious studies, museum studies, or another program that links with religion and the arts. The candidate for this position will also need to be detail oriented with strong communication, organization, and time management skills.

Application Process:

To apply please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references, including name, nature of the professional relationship, and contact information with the subject line Postgraduate Associate in Art Exhibitions to ismfellows@yale.edu. The committee will begin to review applications on January 8, 2024.

The anticipated start date is February 15, 2024. The original term for this position is one year with possible renewal of a second year.

Postgraduate Position - Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in the Clinical Neuroscience of Autism
Posting Date: 12/6/23

The Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in clinical neuroscience seeks highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on autism in the McPartland Lab and the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center and through the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials. The Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical research on autism and related conditions, with a multidisciplinary approach spanning neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, and clinical care. Successful applicants will be involved in a program of training incorporating both clinical and research experiences, beginning July 1, 2024.

Training

The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to clinical neuroscience research. The fellowship’s curriculum includes participation in a weekly seminar on autism taught by Drs. James McPartland Kelly Powell, and Mariana Torres-Viso (1 semester), weekly rounds in the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (year-long), biweekly journal club meetings (year-long), weekly lab meetings (year-long), and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center. Fellows will gain experience working with autistic children and adults and their families, as well as individuals with other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions and with neurotypical participants. Training and research opportunities include electrophysiological brain recording using electroencephalography (EEG) and event related potentials (ERP), eye tracking, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), positron emission tomography (PET), and behavioral assessment for ASD, including participation on multidisciplinary clinical teams in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Fellows will gain experience and exposure to all aspects of clinical research, from recruiting participants to analyzing data and authoring manuscripts. Fellows will also be provided opportunities to submit research for conference presentation and potential publication.

Mentorship

Successful applicants will be directly mentored by Dr. McPartland and be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists at Yale and at collaborating groups in the United States and abroad. 

Education/ Experience

College graduates who will have received a bachelor’s degree by June 2024 are eligible.  The postgraduate associate position is not open to those with a doctoral degree.  Candidates with previous experience with autism, children, or psychology/neuroscience research will be favorably reviewed.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we intend for the fellowship to serve as an important preparatory step for graduate studies upon completion of the program. 

Additional Information

The postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,400.  A maximum second year extension is conditional on progress made in the first year.  This is not a remote opportunity.  This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.

In accordance with university requirements, postgraduate trainees in this position are expected to be on campus full time for in-person training and will need to verify COVID-19 vaccination status.

Application Process

Please visit our website for additional information about the application requirements for the Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship.  Applications are requested by February 1, 2024, for an intended start date of July 1, 2024.  Review of applications will begin once all submissions have been received.  For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact mcp.lab@yale.edu or call (203) 737-4586.

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.

Postgraduate Associate, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Genetics (Lake Lab)
Posting Date: 12/4/23

Position: Postgraduate Associate, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Genetics (Lake Lab)

Introduction & Overview

We are seeking motivated postgraduate researchers to join our growing and dynamic team in the Yale Center of Genomic Health and Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine. Our lab uses functional and computational genomics methods to determine how genetic variation in our mitochondria underlies health and disease. This work has implications across rare and common diseases, and other processes such as development and aging. We also prioritize translating our research into practical tools that benefit research and clinical communities.

We have experimental or computational projects available, and highly value diversity of backgrounds in our team. The appointment is for 1 year, with the possibility to extend to 2 years. The start date can be flexible, and as soon as January 2024.

The lab is located in the Department of Genetics in the Yale School of Medicine which offers an outstanding training environment for postgraduate scientists, with state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support career development. For more information about our lab see our website: https://www.thelakelab.org/

Responsibilities, Training & Education

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge techniques in functional or computational genomics. For experimental candidates, this includes genome editing techniques, single cell studies, and a range of molecular techniques. For computational candidates, this includes analysis of various genomic data and high-performance computing.

General responsibilities include:

  • Perform research analyses and experiments
  • Generate, analyze, and organize data
  • Attend and present at lab meetings and journal clubs
  • Maintain lab notebooks or code, and support lab operations as needed
  • Positively contribute to lab culture

Mentoring & Career Development

The Lake Lab has a strong emphasis on mentorship and values the opportunity to train junior scientists. The Principal Investigator will work with the successful candidate to develop and implement a mentorship plan tailor-made for their goals, interests, and needs, and provide ongoing support for the advancement of research and career goals via regular meetings. Supporting candidates to achieve authorship on at least one manuscript will be a priority.

The successful candidate will also gain access to a wide range of career development opportunities at Yale. This includes opportunity to attend Yale seminars and other departmental events, as well as professional development and networking activities via the Yale Postgraduate Association, Yale Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, and other offices at Yale.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in either genetics, genomics, molecular biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field.

They should demonstrate enthusiasm for science; prior experience with research projects is desirable but not required. For candidates interested in experimental projects, experience with standard molecular techniques or a laboratory environment is a plus. For candidates interested in computational projects, experience with programming languages is required.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate:

  • A high level of drive and initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good organizational skills
  • An understanding of genetics or molecular biology.

Application Process

To apply, please email Dr. Nicole Lake at nicole.lake@yale.edu using the subject ‘Postgraduate Application-Lake Lab’ and include (1) a cover letter summarizing your experiences, research interests, and career goals, and why you are interested in joining our lab, (2) your CV, including contact details of three references, and (3) when you are available to start.

For further information and inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Lake or visit the lab website at https://www.thelakelab.org/.

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.

Postgraduate Associate Training Position in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 12/04/2023

Full-time paid post-graduate associate training position in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The position is for 1 to 2 years

The Kuan Laboratory aims to understand how neuronal connectivity in brain circuits gives rise to cognition. We develop cutting-edge high-resolution imaging techniques to map out comprehensive circuit diagrams (connectomes) and investigate how circuit architectures support neuronal function and behavior. More information about the lab and research topics can be found at kuanlab.org.

The candidate will interact with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the lab, as well as with external collaborators. The primary role of the Postgraduate Associate will be to work closely with senior scientists in the lab on specific projects. The lab tasks will include a combination of methods including sample preparation, microscopy, analysis and annotation of image data, behavioral training of laboratory mice, lab presentations and active participation in meetings. Depending on the individual, a more independent, focused research project can also be defined. In addition to learning laboratory skills, managerial tasks such as ordering supplies, data processing, and management of lab records and reports, will be assigned.

Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team setting. Efforts are made to tailor the experience to the post-graduate’s goals and interests.

Training:

The candidate will receive hands-on training in lab management, electron microscopy, image processing, animal behavior, data analysis and scientific writing and presentations. Training will include both wet-lab and data analysis skills. The candidate will have opportunities to participate in manuscript preparation, attend of scientific conferences (local and national), and access resources for career development towards a future PhD and/or MD, or positions in the biotech or technology industries.

Mentorship: 

Mentorship is a priority in the lab, and trainees will have frequent formal and informal meetings with Dr. Kuan. Since the Kuan lab is new (opened Aug 2023), the candidate will be one of the first few hires in the lab, and thus will play a vital role in the setup and growth of the lab. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities to meet with Dr. Kuan to discuss scientific topics and career development. The candidate will also have opportunities to present at lab meetings, and attend scientific meetings and conferences. Mentoring will include discussion of recent papers from the primary literature as well as discussions about career options in the life sciences, medicine, or technology. 

Education:

This position offers an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that will be highly beneficial for individuals whose career plans include studying towards graduate or medical degrees, or those who plan to work in the biotech or technology industries. Highly motivated candidates who are looking to enhance their laboratory skills and publication record are strongly encouraged to apply and will be strongly supported in their career goals. Ideally, an applicant should be able to commit 2 years to this position, but we will consider a 1-year position as well. Prior experience with lab-based research and/or programming and data analysis is desired. However, candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered.

Location:

The Postgraduate Associate will be based in the Neuroscience Department of the Yale School of Medicine at 100 College Street, New Haven, CT.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in science or engineering is required. Prior laboratory experience is strongly preferred.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Aaron Kuan, PhD (aaron.kuan@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Post-graduate position in the Kuan Lab” and include a copy of their CV. Please also include a brief description of career goals and proposed start/end date, and optionally, highlight relevant experience. Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.

Postgraduate Position - Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience
Posting Date: 11/30/2023

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) will select one or more highly qualified college graduates for research fellowship positions at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC). The Yale CSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and early intervention. Through extensive interdepartmental collaborations, the SANA Program brings together experts in developmental psychopathology, experimental psychology, eye-tracking, and psychophysiology as well as statistics, neuroimaging, and computational science. The program is led by Dr. Kasia Chawarska and co-directed by Drs. Suzanne Macari, Kelly Powell, and Angelina Vernetti. For more information and a list of recent publications, visit the lab website: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/

The position is one year in duration with a salary of $39,480.00. Postgraduate positions are open to those who will have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree before beginning the position, but not doctoral degrees. Reappointment to a second year may be possible and will be determined 4-6 months prior to the end date. Anticipated start date is July 2024. This is not a remote opportunity. This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Our Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience Fellowship position will support the implementation of research protocols focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Research Fellows have opportunities to be involved in aspects of each study ranging from implementation of novel behavioral, eye-tracking, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging (fNIRS) experiments, to participating directly in subject characterization by conducting structured parent interviews and assessing participants, to data processing and analysis. Fellows will receive training in administration of novel behavioral paradigms, eye-tracking, and psychophysiological sensing technologies.  The Fellow will be responsible for conducting experimental procedures with infants and children with and without ASD, including behavioral, eye-tracking, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging studies, as well as recruiting and scheduling participants and assisting with their clinical assessment. In addition, the Fellow will be responsible for data entry and data quality checks, will contribute to data analysis and data visualization procedures, and may assist in grant and manuscript preparation. The Fellow will also be responsible for maintaining hardware and software of behavioral, eye-tracking and electrophysiology labs, and for data backup and data management.  Applicants who have prior experience in research with clinical populations and/or with infants and young children and their families, experience with design and/or implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and/or psychophysiological studies, as well as a strong background in statistical methods, will be reviewed favorably. 

Mentorship

The Postgraduate Associate will be directly mentored by Drs. Chawarska, Macari, Powell, and Vernetti, and will be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists. With research mentorship, the selected applicant will be expected to guide a research project from the point of data collection through analysis and abstract and/or manuscript submission.

Training

The Postgraduate Associate will also assist in a variety of scientific activities in the lab, including assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the lab. The Fellowship’s curriculum also includes participation in weekly research meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine and Departments of Psychology and Statistics.

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Applicants who have prior experience in research with clinical populations and/or with infants and young children and their families, experience with design and/or implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and/or psychophysiological studies, as well as a strong background in statistical methods, will be reviewed favorably. Applicants must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Priority will be given to those who have experience with database management systems such as Microsoft Access and statistical packages such as R, SPSS, or SAS.

Application Process

Application Deadline: January 24, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Application must include the following items, and be sent as a single document, preferably in pdf format, to sanalab@yale.edu:

  1. A completed application cover page (below) – all sections are required.
  2. A CV
  3. Copies of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) unofficial transcripts.
  4. A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced

In addition:

Two letters of recommendation that speak directly to the candidate’s potential. Recommendation letters must be emailed to sanalab@yale.edu directly from the recommender.

Applications are requested by January 24, 2024. Review of applications will begin once all applications are received. Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. You are required to comply with the Vaccine Program prior to the first day of your Yale appointment. Should you not be eligible for the Booster at this time, you will be required to receive your booster within seven (7) days of your eligibility. Please see the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program for information on how to schedule a vaccination and/or how to Submit or Confirm your vaccination documentation. For up-to-date university information on COVID-19, please visit: https://covid19.yale.edu/. 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.

Additional information: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/media-player/chawarska-sana-program-post-baccalaureate-training-in-the-chawarska-lab/

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.

Postgraduate Research Associate Position Available - Yale School of Medicine, Obstetrics/Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Posting Date: 11/27/23

Yale School of Medicine, Obstetrics/Maternal-Fetal Medicine Postgraduate Research Associate

Paid, full-time position, starting February 2024

This is a one-year position to work on a pregnancy-related clinical research study in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The associate will be expected to assist with the successful execution of a grant-sponsored randomized clinical trial at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Responsibilities include patient recruitment, medical record review and extraction, biospecimen collection and processing, and reporting to research team.

Background research experience is preferred, but not required. Mentoring will be provided as needed for learning about clinical trial/study requirements, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation. Training will be provided in the conduct of clinical trials, regulatory management (IRB), research design and methodology, data management, biospecimen collection, patient interactions including study consent and medical history, data collection, and medical record abstraction. This research involves the use of human biospecimens, including blood, therefore Human Subjects and HIPAA training is provided. The postgraduate research associate will receive direct, daily or weekly mentoring and training from Dr. Molly McAdow (PI). Additional mentorship will be provided in a manner tailored to the individual’s long-term career goals.

The following are requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to communicate through both verbal and written expression.
  • Work and schedule flexibility to meet the needs of the position which is based on physician/patient availability.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and promote a strong communicative environment.  Highly developed organizational skills and ability to multi-task without losing focus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree

This is an ideal position for someone who is recently graduated from college and is interested in gaining experience in clinical research prior to applying for medical or graduate school. Bilingual, Spanish is a plus.

Please send your curriculum vitae, 2-3 names and contact information for references, and a short description of your interests, work experience, and research background to Jessica Leventhal, DNP, APRN at Jessica.leventhal@yale.edu

Postgraduate Associate Position - Yale Fellowship in Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcohol (CTNA)
Posting Date: 11/20/23

Yale Fellowship in Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcohol (CTNA)

The Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcohol (CTNA) group at the Yale School of Medicine will select one highly qualified college graduate for a research fellowship to work on a CTNA project led by Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin. CTNA is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional NIH-funded center grant which focuses on understanding and treating alcohol use disorders. The project led by Dr. Krishnan-Sarin is examining the effects of a glutamatergic agent on drinking and other behavioral measures related to alcohol consumption among those who drink heavily. 

Mentorship

The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Krishnan-Sarin, a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also a Chair of the Human Investigations Committee (IRB) at Yale. She develops and tests novel pharmacological interventions for alcohol use disorders in adults and examines neurochemical predictors of alcohol use and treatment response.

Training

The candidate will receive training in human subjects research (completed upon hiring and will result in certification to participate in human subjects research) as well as courses throughout the Yale School of Medicine/Yale School of Public Health focused on engaging community members in health research. In addition, the candidate may have opportunities to be part of scientific publications through assistance in the literature review, writing, and data analysis. Candidates will receive training on the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID) to assess study participants for psychological conditions and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and the Timeline Follow back (TLFB) which is a tool used to obtain quantitative estimates of alcohol use. Additionally, candidates will be trained on experimental human lab sessions with adults who drink heavily and have alcohol use disorders. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in training offered through the Yale TCORS, a center focused on developing science to support regulations on tobacco products.

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background is preferred with some research experience.  

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.

Additional Information

In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to in-person university operations, all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral and postgraduate trainees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,400  Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter stating their research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information of three references to: Nicholas Franco, nicholas.franco@yale.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Postgraduate Associate Position- Neurology (Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center)
Posting Date: 11/10/2023

Title of the Position: Postgraduate Associate

Department and School: Neurology (Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center); Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: Scheduled on a rolling basis.

Email/Website: Margaret.gopaul@yale.edu; https://www.ynhh.org/services/neurology-neurosurgery/conditions/epilepsy

Introduction of School/Department:

The Yale Department of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine’s mission is to enhance understanding and improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders through research and clinical care. Our vision is to lead in neurological research, education, and patient care, fostering an environment of innovation and diversity. Postgraduates can expect to benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations, research opportunities, extensive clinical exposure, mentorship, and a strong commitment to diversity, making it an ideal place to develop their careers in clinical neurology and research (clinical trials).

Overview of the Position:

Education:

  • For visiting students at the School of Medicine, the training received will relate to the degree program at your home institution in the following ways:
    • Relevant participation in ongoing clinical research projects in neurology (epilepsy), including screening, recruiting, and data collection.
    • Engage in abstract and manuscript preparation and opportunities for conference presentations.
    • Gain valuable clinical experience by interacting with patients in the Neurosciences unit and working collaboratively with the medical team.
    • Attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds in the neurology department.

Training:

  • Focus on ongoing clinical research projects involving screening and recruiting subjects for studies, data collection, and management.
  • Opportunities for abstract and manuscript preparation, as well as presenting at conferences.
  • Acquire extensive clinical experience and gain exposure to clinical and research aspects of epilepsy/neurology.

Mentorship:

  • Work with Dr. Hirsch and colleagues, gaining guidance from experienced clinicians and researchers in the neurology department.
  • Regular meetings with Dr. Hirsch and participation in weekly lab meetings, department meetings, and conferences.
  • Access to formal didactic instruction in neurology and epilepsy through weekly conferences.

Location: Training will be at the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Appointment Duration: One-year appointments with the possibility of a one-year renewal.  Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s graduates in biological/neurosciences or related fields.
  • Prior research experience is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Highly motivated individuals with a strong academic background and interest in clinical research.
  • Interest in neurology/epilepsy and basic statistics are beneficial.

Process to Apply:

  • Deadline to apply for this position: Rolling basis.
  • Interested candidates should e-mail their applications to Margaret.gopaul@yale.edu with “Postgraduate Position Application – Yale Neurology/Epilepsy” in the subject line.
  • The application should include: (1) CV; (2) a one-page description of research interests; (3) contact information for 3 referees.
Postgraduate Associate Position in Jeff Gehlhausen, MD, PhD Research Group in Laboratory of Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, PhD - Department of Immunobiology
Posting Date: 11/07/23

Jeff Gehlhausen, MD, PhD, is seeking a Postgraduate Associate for a position in his research group that is situated in laboratory of Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, PhD in the Department of Immunobiology. Dr. Gehlhausen is a clinical instructor in the Department of Dermatology at Yale studying autoimmune connective tissue diseases. The ideal candidate for this position has majored in the Biological or Chemical Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of > 1 year. As a Postgraduate Associate in his group, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to two ongoing projects: 1) in vitro and in vivo studies of cutaneous lupus using genetic mouse models 2) tissue based studies of human cutaneous lupus. The projects employ a broad range of techniques in the lab including disease modeling, molecular biology, single-cell RNA sequencing and other new tissue-based approaches. Translational projects will also include analysis of tissues from dermatology patients. 

Prior laboratory-based and/or clinical research experience is a plus but not required. The candidate will also have opportunities to present his/her data at intramural and/or national/international conferences, should this be of interest. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing both basic and translational scientific work that can be used to develop the candidate’s basis for a future career in science and/or medicine. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to his/her long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and foster their scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement.

Training: As a Postgraduate Associate, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to two ongoing projects: 1) characterizing immune cells from skin and blood in human cutaneous lupus patients as well as in mouse models of lupus and 2) developing and testing pathogenesis-targeted therapies for cutaneous and systemic lupus. The projects employ a broad range of techniques in the lab including disease modeling, molecular and cellular biology, single-cell RNA sequencing, and other new tissue-based approaches. Specifically, during the first year, the candidate will be trained to: perform immunohistochemical stains and in situ hybridization of tissue followed by visualization using microscopy techniques including confocal and brightfield microscopy; molecular biology techniques including quantitative PCR; assist with mouse colony management; preparation of mouse and human tissues for analysis by bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS); use of software/statistical tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fiji, etc. with an opportunity to develop advanced programming/data analysis skills if desired; assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure quality data for publication and/or presentations; attend conferences where he/she can network and/or present research data; attend weekly dermatology and/or pathology research in progress conferences interest as well as weekly lab meetings; assist with writing scientific papers, case reports, and reviews, if of interest.

Mentoring: The Postgraduate Associate will meet with Dr. Gehlhausen at least twice weekly and will attend all weekly Iwasaki lab meetings; every few months she will have formal meetings with Dr. Iwasaki and Dr. Gehlhausen. The candidate will have opportunities to present his/her data at intramural and/or national/international conferences, should this be of interest. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing both basic and translational scientific work that can be used as a foundation for a future career in science and/or medicine. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to her/his long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and to foster scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement.

Education: The ideal candidate has majored in the Biological or Chemical Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of > 1 year. Prior laboratory-based and/or clinical research experience is a plus but not required. Individuals whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees are highly encouraged to apply.

Specific Post-graduate duties:

The candidate will be expected to perform some or all of the following duties:

  1. Assist with mouse colony management, husbandry and genotyping
  2. Immunohistochemical stains of tissue followed by visualization using various microscopy techniques including multiphoton microscopy and basic immunofluorescence/brightfield microscopy
  3. Basic molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR and Western blots
  4. Preparation of mouse and human tissues for and single-cell RNA sequencing
  5. Basic tissue culture
  6. Use basic software/statistical tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fiji, etc. Opportunity to develop advanced programming/data analysis skills
  7. Assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure quality data for publication and/or presentations
  8. Attend conferences where he/she can network and/or present research data
  9. Attend weekly dermatology and/or pathology research in progress conferences interest
  10. Assist with shipment of samples
  11. Assist with writing scientific papers and reviews, if of interest

Interested candidates should email a cover letter that briefly describes their personal and career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and at least 2 letters of reference to jeffrey.gehlhausen@yale.edu

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)
Posting Date: 11/2/23

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)

The Farhadian Research Group at Yale School of Medicine seeks a post-graduate research assistant to contribute to our studies aimed at understanding how infectious diseases, like HIV and COVID-19, affect the brain and mind. Our lab combines translational “wet lab” studies with clinical (patient-facing) research.

There are several opportunities to contribute to our studies, and depending on the candidate’s skills, background, and interest, these will include face-to-face enrollment of research study participants, administration of cognitive tests, bench experiments, and data analysis.

Training – the post graduate research assistant will receive training in translational and clinical research skills, including:

  • laboratory handling of spinal fluid and other tissue samples
  • Design and maintenance of online Redcap database for research data
  • identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the hospital and the community
  • basic statistical analyses
  • if desired, candidate will learn additional techniques in immunology and/or molecular biology

 The post-grad is welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences and lectures and to participate in clinical research study visits. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research! Anticipated start date will be Summer 2024 (flexible).

Mentoring – The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Farhadian. Dr. Farhadian emphasizes strong mentorship and working with each member of the lab to achieve their career goals. She will meet with the post-grad once per week, to focus on personal and professional growth, and will guide the candidate as he/she transitions toward a career in medicine or science. Additional mentorship will come from exposure and collaboration with other physician-scientist members of the Neuro-infectious disease research group, with whom we hold weekly inter-lab meetings.

Education/qualifications –

Required Qualifications:

-BA/BS degree

-conceptual understanding of basic human physiology and immunology

-strong computer skills including Microsoft excel

Preferred qualifications (not required):

-knowledge of R, SASS, or other statistical analysis tool

-experience with Redcap or other database management system

-knowledge of basic statistics

-experience with molecular biology or immunology lab techniques

Interested candidates should forward a CV and cover letter with the names and email addresses of two references to: shelli.farhadian@yale.edu. Please include in the subject line “Your Full Name, Post-grad position”

Postgraduate Associate Positions in the Rangaraju Laboratory, Department of Neurology - Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 10/31/23

The Rangaraju Lab at Yale University, Department of Neurology is recruiting two full-time Postgraduate Associates, to join our research team and participate in NIH-funded research projects focused on neuroinflammation, glial biology, and mechanisms of neurodegeneration. We apply in vitro (cell lines, primary cell culture, IPSc) and in vivo (mouse) model systems to understand how different brain cell types (neurons, astrocytes, microglia, vascular cells) respond to pathological stimuli and then contribute to development of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. We have a specific interest in using mass-spectrometry-based proteomics to characterize cellular responses in the native state of the cell in the brain.

We seek candidates who are highly motivated, self-driven, organized, detail-oriented and collaborative, and are willing to multi-task. The candidate will interact with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the lab, as well as with collaborators from other institutions.
The primary role of the Postgraduate Associate will be to work closely with senior scientists in the lab on a specific project. The lab tasks will include a combination of methods including animal colony management, genotyping, tissue harvest, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, data analysis of omics datasets, lab presentations and active participation in meetings. Depending on the individual, a more focused research project can also be defined with clear goals/objectives to be accomplished in a set time frame. In addition to learning laboratory skills in bench science, cell culture and animal models, managerial tasks will also be assigned. These include ordering supplies, weekly laboratory checks/maintenance, management of lab records and monthly reports.

Training: The candidate will receive hands-on training in lab management, animal colony management, genotyping, tissue harvest, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, record keeping, data analysis and presentation at lab meetings. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with proteomics and transcriptomics datasets and acquire data analytics skills by working alongside a bioinformatics scientist in the laboratory. The candidate will have opportunities to participate in manuscript preparation, attendance of scientific conferences (local and national), and access to resources for career development towards a future PhD/MD or MD-PhD. . Accordingly, one-on-one mentoring for research skills and career development will be tailored to the candidate.

Mentoring: The team science environment will provide strong mentoring. Dr. Rangaraju will be the primary mentor and will meet regularly with the postgraduate associate, individually as well as in small group meetings and weekly laboratory meetings. All members of the team will contribute to providing a supportive learning environment. The Postgraduate associate will participate in joint group meetings and attend research in progress talks and seminars.

Education: This position offers an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that will be highly beneficial for individuals whose career plans include studying towards graduate or medical degrees. Highly motivated candidates who are looking to enhance their laboratory skills and publication record are strongly encouraged to apply and will be strongly supported in their career goals. Ideally, an applicant should be able to commit 2 years to this position, but we will consider a 1-year position as well.
Location: The Postgraduate Associate will be based in Suite 8201, 300 George Street, New Haven CT, within the Department of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in biological sciences is required. Prior laboratory experience is strongly preferred. Experience with desiredin vitro and in vivo work is a Plus.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply: Please send your CV, and a personal statement detailing your research experience and motivation, and the contact information for at least 2 references to Srikant.rangaraju@yale.edu

Postgraduate Associate Position – Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation (ImPACTS): Dr. Auerbach, YSM, Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Posting Date: 10/19/2023

The ImPACTS Research Program is in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine at Yale. ImPACTS aims to address the up to four fold higher rate of mortality for acutely ill and injured infants and children presenting to community sites compared to “pediatric ready” academic specialty centers. Our goal is to ensure that all critically ill and injured children no matter where they live work or travel receive optimal care. The core of ImPACTS is at Yale and supports a scalable/regional model of 40 leading Academic Medical centers working with over 300 community sites across North America. Our programs includes work in primary care offices, in prehospital (emergency medical services), emergency departments, critical care transport teams, inpatient pediatric wards and to neonatology units in community hospitals. The ImPACTS model involves a structured longitudinal collaboration between academic medical centers and regional community sites involving simulation and other improvement activities. Multiple papers have been published supporting the efficacy of this model in improving pediatric readiness and outcomes.

We seek a Postgraduate Associate interested in health services research, implementation science, simulation, and quality improvement with appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, and educators. The Postgraduate Associate will work primarily with Dr. Marc Auerbach and collaborators from Indiana University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. More information is available on impactscollaborative.com.
Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team setting.

Education: Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in biological sciences or a related field. Prior experience in healthcare, emergency medicine, public health, education, and/or quality improvement are preferred. This position is ideal for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Mentorship: The candidate will get “hands on” and conceptual mentorship, orientation, guidance and feedback by members of the national team. Additionally they will meet regularly and receive mentorship from Dr. Auerbach and the team.

Training: The candidate will receive training in a variety of technologies and techniques used in healthcare systems improvement including implementation science, simulation based training/testing, education, quality improvement and patient safety. They will receive formal training in collaborative research. They will be encouraged to participate in training related to pediatric acute care, program evaluation, data management and analysis. They will have engage in collating performance results and presenting findings to community and academic audiences. Efforts will be made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests. There is also the opportunity to participate in publications and presentations.

Roles will include:

  • Project Management including monthly meeting coordination for ImPACTS projects with a focus on ED, Neonatal and EMS projects.
  • Data management: Data entry, maintenance, analysis and creating reports of data for the ImPACTS network.
  • Simulation equipment management and case development (e.g., running high tech manikins, developing clinical cases).
  • Content creator and social media management, website management.
  • Opportunities to participate in disseminating research: manuscripts, presentations, and sub-projects.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication and management skills
  • Strong biostatistical skills, including database management, survey-based research, data reporting, and analysis/modeling
  • Preferred (but not required) experience in implementation-science, health care provider education, simulation-based training, and measurement, emergency/acute care, qualitative research, database research

This position is a one-year, full-time appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding, and is eligible to start immediately. Applications will be reviewed as soon as received.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit

1) a personal statement/letter of interest including a summary of their top skills /experiences that relate to this project, 2) their CV, 3) an optional letter of reference via e-mail to Dr. Marc Auerbach marc.auerbach@yale.edu

Postgraduate Associate Position in Epithelial Stem Cell-Based Repair in the Alveolar Region of the Lung - The Chioccioli Lab
Posting Date: 10/03/2023
The Chioccioli lab in the department of Genetics and Comparative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine seeks a highly motivated postgraduate associate to embark on research focused on understanding the mechanisms that govern tissue regeneration in the alveolar region of the lung.
 
We combine powerful genome-wide ‘omics approaches, genetic mouse models, in vivo and ex vivo live imaging, advanced microscopy and human lung slice culture to uncover fundamental mechanisms of epithelial stem cell-based repair in the lung. In our latest work, we developed longitudinal timelapse imaging of intact lung tissue in vivo and ex vivo and discovered alveolar stem cell migration as a new cellular mechanism required for repair (Chioccioli et al., 2022, BioRxiv). We now seek to explore how different signals and cell-cell interactions modulate this and other mechanisms during the repair process, and how these go awry in disease.
 
Available Projects
We have multiple NIH grants for suite of projects that together aim to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive alveolar epithelial cell repair in the live mouse. Within this, multiple related sub-projects are available including:
 
  1. characterizing the emergence of a transient progenitor population derived from alveolar stem cells following injury using precision cut lung slice culture and live timelapse imaging of intact lung tissue
  2. combined scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq to define the cell trajectories and gene regulatory networks that drive stem cell transitions in the in vivo mouse lung following injury
  3. multiphoton live imaging via a permanent lung window in the mouse to uncover dynamic behavior of individual alveolar stem cells over 2 – 4 weeks following injury
  4. in vivo single cell ablation to uncover fundamental principles of alveolar stem cell-niche interactions and how different cells in the niche are important for homeostasis and repair
  5. a microfluidics-based approach to uncover key signaling pathways and other mechanisms that modulate alveolar stem cell migration
Training & Responsibilities
The Chioccioli lab truly values the opportunity to train and mentor others. We also place equity, fairness and respect for each other at the highest level of importance. Weekly lab meetings, one-on-one meetings, professional growth and career mentorship, opportunities to present, opportunities to write manuscripts, opportunities to attend conferences and additional training and networking
opportunities are all available. More broadly, the postgraduate researcher will be able to take advantage of the vibrant scientific communities of the Department of Genetics and the Department of Comparative Medicine, as well as the broader community of postgraduates at Yale.
 
The postgraduate will have the opportunity to learn unique cutting-edge imaging technologies (intravital and ex-vivo live imaging in moue lung), ex vivo mouse and human tissue platforms, cutting-edge single cell multi-omics approaches (ATAC-seq, and RNA-seq), microfluidics-based approaches, and single cell laser ablation in vivo and multiple mouse models for lung injury (bleomycin and virus) along with standard approaches in mouse genetics, molecular biology, stem cell biology and cell biology. The candidate will also assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in performing research, contributing to daily laboratory operations, analyzing data, preparing manuscripts and presentations and assisting in the preparation of figures and text for grant submissions. Some administrative responsibilities related to laboratory safety, ordering supplies, performing basic laboratory and equipment maintenance and maintaining databases are also required in this role.
 
Mentoring and Professional Development
  • Mentorship and career development are a priority in the lab.
  • Trainees will have regular meetings with the PI (Mau Chioccioli) to discuss the project, the relevant scientific background and career goals.
  • The post-graduate associate will develop laboratory technical skills as well as data presentation, visualization, and scientific writing and presentation, with the expectation that the candidate will gain independence and autonomy.
  • The post-graduate trainee will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-research with graduate and post-doctoral fellows under the PI supervision.
  • The post-graduate associate will be able to attend the Genetics and CMED seminars, retreats, gatherings and be part of a vibrant research community.
  • Mentoring will be tailored to individual needs based on the successful applicant’s long-term career goals.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in biological sciences
  • Prior experience in molecular biology is desired but not necessary
  • Individuals whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees are highly encouraged to apply
  • The candidate should display a high level of personal initiative and be able to organize their time effectively to tackle both short- and long-term goals
  • The candidate should be able to work responsibly with others and have excellent listening skills and strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to keep accurate and informative lab notebooks and create and deliver in-person presentations
  • Hands-on experience with mouse models is considered a plus
  • Microscopy (confocal and other live imaging systems) experience is considered a plus
  • We are looking for highly motivated candidates who can commit to 24 months
The ideal candidate for this position has majored in the Biological Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of 2 years. Prior laboratory-based research experience is a plus but not required. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team setting. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing both basic and translational scientific work that can be used to develop the candidate’s basis for a future career in science and/or medicine.
 
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should email Maurizio Chioccioli (maurizio.chioccioli@yale.edu) a cover letter that briefly describes their personal motivation for pursuing the opportunity, career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and at least the contact information of 2-3 referees familiar with your experience and interests. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who can commit to ~24 months.
 
At the Mau Chioccioli lab, diversity, equity and inclusion are our commitment and passion. For further information and inquiries, please contact Dr. Maurizio Chioccioli
Postgraduate Associate Position - Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine (Moore Lab)
Posting Date: 8/1/2023

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION

Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine (Moore Lab)

Post Graduate Research Associate

This is a paid, full-time position with great benefits, having a 1-year fixed duration with a maximum possible 12-month extension. This role will offer the unique opportunity to develop clinical skills using novel medical devices while gaining patient interaction experience in the healthcare setting.

Training:

The research candidate will train to be a research team member, participate in the start-up, implementation, patient enrollment, data collection and data management for several multifaceted research projects under the overall direction of Dr. Christopher Moore, in topics related to emergency medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, development of artificial intelligence for ultrasound interpretation, and health equity.

Please note: most hours focused on patient enrollment will occur M-F: 3pm-11pm and Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm.

Mentorship:

The successful candidate will receive mentorship and training in the conduct of clinical trials, regulatory management (IRB), research techniques, and data collection under the overall supervision of Professor Moore. He/she will also have an opportunity to participate in manuscript drafting and publications, laboratory group meetings, and will gain experience presenting their research.  This mentorship will be done in context of developing the candidate toward their professional goals. The candidate will be given the opportunity to develop independent projects within the research portfolio, ideally resulting in peer-reviewed publications.

Education:

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in biological sciences or a related field. Prior experience in research is preferred, but not required. The position is for one year, with possible extension for a second year. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, motivated, and reliable candidate with an interest in a career in clinical research or medicine, specifically emergency medicine.

Application Process:

If interested, please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references (name, contact information and the nature of the professional relationship you maintained) with the subject line Postgrad EM Research to ryan.denkewicz@yale.edu.

In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to in-person university operations, all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral and postgraduate trainees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate - Vascular Neurology - Dr. Adam de Havenon
Posting Date: 07/25/2023

Dr. de Havenon is recruiting 2 research associates to join his neurovascular research group. We are interested in intracranial atherosclerosis, white matter hyperintensities and VCID and blood pressure variability. 

Primary roles of the research associate will include:
 • Involvement in ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, preprocessing and computational analysis
• Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients in the Neurosciences unit and working collaboratively with the medical team. You are welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and rounds.

This position is for 1-2 years. The ideal candidates would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in the neurosciences and a team player. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and strong candidates will be invited to interview.

Adam de Havenon, MD, MSCI < Yale School of Medicine

Education:

Both bachelors and Master’s degree graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a strong academic record, an interest in neurosciences and basic statistics and programming would be valuable.

Training:

The training will focus on ongoing clinical research projects, including data collection, data entry, preprocessing and computational analysis.  Opportunities for grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and to present at conferences. You will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients and working collaboratively with the medical team. This training in the Department of Neurology will be ideal for gaining experience in a clinical setting and cutting edge research. You will have significant exposure to both clinical and research operations

Mentorship:

You will work closely with Dr. de Havenon. Your education will include regular meetings with Dr. de Havenon, clinicians and researchers in the department, and attendance at weekly lab meetings and department meetings where you will be exposed to cutting edge research. You will also participate in formal didactic instruction in neurology and vascular neurology by attending weekly conferences. This position will give you an ideal opportunity to learn clinical neuroscience research.

Candidates should send a CV to sara.jasak@yale.edu and indicate in the subject line they are applying for a post graduate position.

Postgrads/Undergraduate Part-Time for Infectious Diseases-Related Biotechnology and Immunology Research
Posting Date: 7/24/2023

Yale University School of Medicine

The Vinetz Laboratory in the Section of Infectious Diseases is seeking students at the postgraduate or advanced undergraduate levels interested in studying pathogenesis and immunological mechanisms of infectious diseases. 

Our lab provides exceptional basic science and translational research environment, with direct connections to tropical disease-endemic field sites.

Candidates who seek deeper experience in biotechnology and immunological aspects of infectious diseases, with approaches including molecular biology, recombinant protein expression (bacterial, insect, algae, mammalian cells), protein purification using various chromatographic methods, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, solid phase assay development and small animal models of infectious diseases are encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidates should have excellent undergraduate preparation in biology with goals of graduate or professional education in the biomedical sciences.  Excellent communication and writing skills are essential for this position. Salary is based on research experience and on published university norms.

https://postdocs.yale.edu/current-postgrads

Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter describing research interest, your reasons to apply to my lab including long-term career goals, and names/contact information for 2 references to joseph.vinetz@yale.edu. Very important is being able to be independent with supervision in the laboratory, with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Postgraduate Positions in The Field of Microbial Pathogenesis, Drug Discovery, and Vaccine Development (Mamoun Lab)
Posting Date: 7/21/23
YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE POST-GRADUATES
 
The Mamoun Lab at Yale School of Medicine is seeking post-graduates to contribute to studies in the field of microbial pathogenesis, drug discovery and vaccine development. The postgraduate will receive training in the fields of parasitology and translational medicine including
in vitro culture of Plasmodium and Babesia parasites; genetic manipulation of the parasites; handling of animals and evaluation of vaccine efficacy in mice; and various molecular and cellular biology techniques.
 
The candidates will be mentored by senior lab scientists in the Mamoun Lab. Required qualifications include a BA/BS degree, basic understanding of microbiology and molecular biology, excellent computer skills and flexible hours including monitoring cell cultures
and animals on weekends.
 
To apply please send a curriculum vitae, description of research experience, and three references to: Dr. Choukri Ben Mamoun, Professor of Medicine and Microbial Pathogenesis, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease, Yale School of Medicine.
TACS215, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520. Email: choukri.benmamoun@yale.edu.
 
YaleUniversity is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and
minorities are encouraged.
Postgraduate Position in Clinical Trials for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: 7/12/2023

This is a full time paid 12 month position to work with the research team and Dr. Hugh Taylor, MD in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

The research team focuses on clinical trials related to women’s health and fertility. The areas of focus for the Postgraduate will include but are not limited to:

-        Screening and consenting patients

-        Collecting and processing biosamples

-        Collecting and recording data

-        Exposure in clinical and OR settings

-        Managing ongoing investigator initiated and sponsor initiated research studies

-        Managing and updating study related documents

Training

The Postgraduate will be directly supervised by Dr. Hugh Taylor and will be trained by Research Nurse Coordinators. The Postgraduate will have the opportunity to gain experience with a broad range of different clinical research aspects (e.g. design and conduct of clinical trials, IRB development, human subject consent, medical record abstraction, collection of biospecimens, and processing human tissue). In addition, Human Subjects and HIPAA training will be provided. Thus, this position is ideal for recent graduates interested in advancing to a career in medicine, as well as individuals looking to gain clinical research experience prior to graduate studies in the health professions.

Mentoring

Postgraduate mentorship will be provided for research design, data management, and patient interactions. Daily mentoring and training will be provided by Research Nurse Coordinators as well as Dr. Hugh Taylor in both a clinical and laboratory setting.

Education

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field is required (for example: premed or life sciences). Prior experience working in a clinic or research lab is preferred, although training will be provided for all proposed research activities. Applicants should be dedicated and reliable with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently, as well as in a team.

Interested candidates should email a brief cover letter describing motivations, research interests and experience, and formal qualifications in the body of the email and forward their resume to Colleen Goble at colleen.goble@yale.edu. Please also send contact information for at least two professional references. Application review will begin immediate and will occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated start September 2023 (or earlier, if possible).

Postgraduate Position in Digestive Diseases, Liver Biology (Liu Lab)
Posting Date: 7/3/2023

We are a liver biology lab focused on basic and translational studies of alcohol-associated liver disease. We study the regulatory mechanisms of liver inflammation in the setting of alcohol-associated liver disease, with particular interest in the role of liver endothelial cells in regulating liver inflammation. Our current project studies liver IL17 signaling, T cell/liver endothelial cell interaction, and chromatin-structure regulation of gene expression. We are looking for interested candidates who are looking for training in basic scientific research. Here, you will be exposed to various molecular techniques, including next-generation sequencing, chromatin interaction assays, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, RNA-scope, and microscopy. You will learn how to work with primary human and mouse cells. There is opportunity to work mouse as well. In the lab, you will take responsibility for ongoing projects, and in the process acquire investigational skills such as experimental design, data analysis, writing and oral presentation skills, as well as publications.  We are looking for motivated college graduates who are looking for advanced training in basic science research. This is a full-time paid position available for start on or about Aug 15th, 2023.

1. Training – Our lab utilizes primary human and mouse cells, next generation sequencing, chromatin interaction assays, microscopy, and other molecular biology techniques. In the lab, you will take responsibility for ongoing projects and acquire skills in basic science research. You will also acquire investigational skills such as experimental design, data analysis, writing and oral presentation skills, as well as publications.

2. Mentoring – You will be mentored by Dr. Mengfei Liu during hands-on bench training, design of experiments, discussion of results, and manuscript writing. Mentoring will be tailored to individual needs based on your long-term career goals.

3. Education – A bachelor’s degree in sciences is required, prior experience in a research lab is preferred.

Prefer candidates who intend to stay on for 2 years or longer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of any previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to mengfei.liu@yale.edu

Postgraduate Position - Respiratory Pathogens and Vaccines (Israelow Lab)
Posting Date: 06/28/2023

Postgraduate Position- Respiratory Pathogens and Vaccines (Israelow Lab)

The Israelow lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/benjamin_goldman-israelow/) is seeking a motivated Postgraduate Associate for a position in his in laboratory in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Goldman-Israelow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases at the Yale School of medicine studying mucosal immune responses within the respiratory track.  We study respiratory mucosal immune responses to infections and how to combat pathogens with novel mucosal vaccination strategies. We are interested in identifying the signals which promote lasting and potent immune memory within the respiratory tract and will leverage this knowledge to improve respiratory mucosal vaccines to better prevent disease and pathogen transmission.

Training - The postgraduate trainee will receive training in mucosal immunology, vaccinology, mRNA vaccines, molecular virology, animal models of infection and disease in the BSL2 and BSL3 labs. Techniques utilized include but are not limited to flow cytometry, ELISA, neutralization assay, cell culture, RT-PCR, molecular cloning, RNA isolation, invitro transcription, dissection, animal husbandry and genotyping. The trainee will develop skills in these techniques as well as data presentation, visualization, and scientific writing.

Mentoring – Mentorship is a priority, and the post graduate trainee will receive daily hands-on training and mentoring from Dr. Goldman-Israelow in addition to other members of the Israelow lab.  Each trainee will have a professional development plan tailored to their career goals. The candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to his/her long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and foster their scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement.

Education - Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in biological sciences is strongly preferred. Prior experience in immunology, microbiology, or molecular biology is desired but not necessary. Individuals whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees are highly encouraged to apply. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who can commit to 24 months.

The ideal candidate for this position has majored in the Biological Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of 2 years. Prior laboratory-based research experience is a plus but not required. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team setting. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing both basic and translational scientific work that can be used to develop the candidate’s basis for a future career in science and/or medicine.

Interested candidates should email Benjamin Goldman-Israelow (benjamin.goldman-israelow@yale.edu) a cover letter that briefly describes their personal and career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and at least 2-3 references

Postgraduate Associate Position - Yale Department of Immunobiology (The Chen Lab)
Posting Date: 06/21/2023

Lieping Chen, MD, PhD, United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, of Dermatology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology) is seeking a Postgraduate Associate for a position in the Department of Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Our lab has access to cutting-edge technology and has unique opportunities to develop translational research projects in human cancer. More information can be found at https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/profile/lieping-chen/
Education- The ideal candidate has majored in the Biological Sciences (or related field) with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of one or two years. Prior laboratory-based and/or clinical research experience is a plus but not required.
The competitive candidate will be involved in the following areas:

1. Training
* There will be direct training in the lab for laboratory techniques related to experimental work focused on the immune system interactions with cancer. These include but are not limited to: 1) microscope use 2) quantitative immunofluorescence 3) cell culture 4) flow cytometry 5) data interpretation 6) CyTOF 7) LC-MS/MS and statistical analysis.
* There may also be aspects of the candidates’ responsibilities that include collection of clinical trial samples and pathology specimens, which will include training on specimen handling and preparation.
* There may also be aspects of the candidates’ responsibilities that include developing methods on LC-MS/MS for lipidomics and metabolomics.

2. Mentoring
* There will be mentorship meetings every week with Dr. Baozhu Huang to review progress of research projects and advance career development for the candidate.
* There will be weekly lab meeting, which provides an opportunity for feedback on research projects and strategy in a group format.

3. Education
* There will be weekly lab meetings as noted above where pertinent data generated from the lab will be reviewed as well as new updates in the field of immunobiology. The candidate may present updates regularly on their work at these meetings.
* There will be a bimonthly journal club, which will rotate the presenter bimonthly. This will focus on novel experiments / techniques that are related to the immune system / cancer interaction and will provide learning opportunities for the lab on experimental designs, techniques, and data interpretation / analysis.
* Yale University has seminars throughout the campus on various topics which will be available to the candidate.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to data generation for translational projects which aim to elucidate biomarkers from clinical specimens and developing new drugs. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Baozhu Huang at baozhu.huang@yale.edu<mailto:baozhu.huang@yale.edu> with a brief letter of intent and their current CV. Please describe your career goals, research/scientific background, and your availability (preferred start date).