Postgraduate Positions

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Postgraduate positions are short term training positions for recent college graduates who seek research experience prior to graduate or medical school. As with postdoctoral positions, most postgraduate trainees find their positions by contacting faculty directly. Several faculty have posted their open positions below.
 
Postgraduate Appointee compensation.
 
Once you find a position, your Yale department will assist you with the hiring process. The visa application process for international postdocs will be handled by your department and the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars. It often takes several months for a visa to be approved, and you should factor this time into your plans for coming to Yale.
 
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 by August 1. For additional information, please visit Yale University’s Office of the President . Read Here
Postgraduate Position - Psychosis Prodrome Research (PRIME) Clinic
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Yale Fellowship in Clinically High Risk  Psychosis Research

The Psychosis Prodrome Research (PRIME) Clinic will select one highly qualified college graduate for a research fellowship position. The PRIME Research Clinic’s mission is to study the course of symptoms, which are sometimes prodromal for psychosis and to prevent the development of frank psychosis and schizophrenia.  Our research is specifically designed for individuals, ages 12 to 40, who are experiencing worrisome changes in their thoughts, experiences, and/or feelings. These changes may indicate risk factors for serious mental illness. Risk factors include: suspiciousness, odd thinking or behavior, increased difficulty at work or school, withdrawal from loved ones, and changes in emotions. In our lab, we investigate cognition, psychological assessments, biomarkers, language interviews, imaging, digital biomarkers, and other domains.

The clinic director is Dr. Scott Woods. For more information and a list of recent publications, visit the lab website:

https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/research/programs/clinical_people/p…

Mentorship

The fellow will be directly mentored by Dr Woods. The applicant will be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists. 

Training

You will be trained on identifying, monitoring, and managing troubling symptoms of signs of serious mental illness in some high-risk adolescents and young adults as compared to healthy community controls. You will be also be provided training in human and clinical research, which will include multi-method assessment in the collection of wide range of biomarkers including brain structure and function, psychopathology and cognition, genetics, behavior, and natural language and speech. You will learn to test whether data-driven variation in these biomarkers can be used to predict individual clinical trajectories. Furthermore, you will learn about web-based data collection, setting up of data forms, data verification and the data output and conversion methods from web-based to traditional data management tools. In addition, you will learn to conduct clinical research with clinical patient and control samples, including learning approaches with smartphone-based apps that track daily patient symptoms to track clinical and health outcomes.

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background preferred.

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 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.   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, resume, and at least two contacts of reference to Angela Nuñez at angela.nunez@yale.edu

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

Postgraduate position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (RISE-UP Study)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

The Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate to assist with the RISE-UP study.  This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start June 1, 2022.

Training:

This project will focus on understanding the impact of treating obstructive sleep apnea among patients with an acute ischemic stroke on functional recovery.  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 continuous positive airway pressure, the application of actigraphy, and performing follow-up measures of functional recovery including performing the NIH stroke Scale and the Modified Ranking scale.  This training will largely occur through the RISE-UP Study project Coordinator, Mr. Radu Radulescu. 

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 RISE-UP study, who will also provide guided learning through the review of the medical literature as it pertains to Sleep medicine and stroke. Dr. Yaggi with also provide mentorship and career guidance with regards completing medical school applications.

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 Associate - Connecticut Mental Health Center (Dr. DiLeone)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Position: Postgraduate Associate (PGA)

Place: -The Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

Ribicoff Laboratories

34 Park ST

Molecular Psychiatry Division

Psychiatry Department

Yale University

PI: Ralph DiLeone, Ph.D.

Research Description:

During this appointment, the Post-graduate Associate (PGA) will be involved in supporting behavioral neuroscience studies, in rodent models, focusing on understanding and treating opiate abuse and drug addiction. The PGA will be trained in the physiological and behavioral analysis in mouse models. This includes analysis of respiration, studies of drug self-administration, opioid dependence, and drug relapse behavior. The PGA will also receive extensive training experimental design, and statistical analysis. 

The PGA will also be exposed to and learn about other experiments performed by our lab and our collaborators in the Molecular Psychiatry Division, to gain a broader understanding of scientific research.  This will include exposure to surgical techniques and viral/genetic manipulations of brain circuitry. Within this research environment, the PGA will also have the opportunity to attend lab meetings and seminars in the Psychiatry department as well as in other departments at the Yale School of Medicine.   

We hope that this research position will enhance the PGA’s future career by gaining experience in experimental design and the scientific process, and further their interest in neuroscience research. This position will also give experience with basic research that leads directly to translational studies with clinical application.

Training Description:

The lab manager will be training the PGA in all requirements specified in the job description.

Before the PGA is allowed to perform any of the task, the PGA will performed all required Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Trainings to be able to work in the laboratory, as well as all the IACUC trainings to be able to work with animals.

Only after the PGA is approved under our EHS and IACUC protocols he/she will be able to start any activity in the lab gradually, by shadowing the lab manager and/or the lab’s technician for a week or two, pending the experience of the PGA.

Mentoring Description:

The PGA will be provided with all reading material for him/her to familiarize with the lab’s Research, and specifically with the studies he/she will be directly performing.

 The PGA will attend the weekly lab meeting and will be invited to participate in the discussions of the research presented by other lab members.

The PGA will be invited to attend the Biological Sciences Training Program (BSTP), sponsored by our us, the Molecular Psychiatry Division, on which Yale and Non-Yale speaker present contemporaneous research in Neuroscience, etc….

As animals’ behavioral studies run daily, after collecting and imputing the data, the PGA will be mentor daily on the advancement of the behavioral trainings to determine the continuity of the study, pending the experimental projects. The PGA also can meet with the lab manager and/or the PI as needed to obtain advise on future research, draft-paper writings, research advise, etc…

Education:

1.         BA or BS required. Neuroscience background is preferred, but considerations will be given to Psychology and Pre-Med candidates.

2.         Previous research with rodents in behavioral neuroscience is highly preferred, but a consideration will be noted in highly motivated individuals with only previous experience in animal handling or applicants within the clinical settings.

3.         Individual must be highly independent and must have ability to take initiative.

4.         Ability to follow protocols and should have good communication skills.

5.         Ability to work with others and have good collaboration skills.

6.         Data input and some analysis experience.

7.         Flexibility to work on weekends.

This is a 1-year position. -A second year position may be possible pending approval by the post-doctoral office and available funding.

Send a resume, cover letter to ralph.dileone@yale.edu

Postgraduate Position - Surgery (Dr. Ahuja)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Full-time paid position to work in the laboratory of Dr. Nita Ahuja MD, MBA, FACS William H Carmalt Professor of Surgery; Chair, Surgery in the Department of Surgery beginning summer 2022.This is a one or two year position focused on understanding the epigenetic dysregulation in various cancers during disease progression using patient samples, patient derived organoids, PDX mouse and various cell line models, as well as translating the findings to develop novel detection biomarkers and identify novel treatment targets

Training:

The researcher will learn and apply multiple laboratory methods, including gene targeting, nucleic acid preparations, gel electrophoresis, and western blotting to investigate cancer epigenetics. This position is ideal for recent college graduates seeking to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school or medical school.

Mentoring:

Researchers will receive one-on-one mentoring from Dr. Anup Sharma and from other members of the Ahuja Lab along with weekly meetings with Dr. Ahuja. Mentoring will include journal clubs in which recent papers from the primary literature are analyzed as well as discussions about career options in the life sciences. 

Education:

Applicants must have a masters degree in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or a related scientific discipline. Prior research experience in a molecular biology lab is desirable but not required. Applicants must possess strong communication, organization, and data analysis skills. We are looking for a candidate who can start no later than July 2022 and who can commit at least 24 months to the position.

The Ahuja Lab is a highly-collaborative environment that values rigorous research and that welcomes scientists from all backgrounds. The Ahuja Lab is affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, located in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, and Yale employees receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

Candidates who are interested in applying to this position should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Anup Sharma at anup.sharma@yale.edu

Postgraduate Associate - Obstetrics/Gynecologic Oncology (Dr. Altwerger)
Posting Date: April 28, 2022

Postgraduate Associate - Obstetrics/Gynecologic Oncology (Dr. Altwerger)

Posting Date: April 25, 2022

Paid, full-time position, starting August/Sept  2022

Training:

Training will be provided in basic and translation research.  The primary focus is to learn to identify and optimize therapies for uterine serous carcinoma in both in vitro and in vivo models.  The training will teach the Postgraduate how to design, conduct, interpret and analyze scientific research and allow them an opportunity to learn from and be mentored by physician-scientists.

Mentoring:

Mentoring and training will be provided from Dr. Gary Altwerger (PI).   The mentoring will include preparing publications, presenting research data at internal lab meetings and the Reproductive Sciences divisional meetings.   

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required.  This is an ideal position for someone who is recently graduated from college and is interested in gaining research experience prior to applying for medical or graduate school..  Additional information:

  • Prior experience in cell line management, microscopy and familiarity with animal models preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Application process:

Please send your curriculum vitae, 2-3 reference names and reference ‘Dr. Gary Altwerger-Gynecologic Oncology’ in the subject line.  Please include your contact information and a brief description of your interests to Colleen Goble, Faculty/Staff Affairs Manager (colleen.goble@yale.edu). 

Postgraduate Position - Emerging Viruses (Wilen Lab)
Posting Date: April 26, 2022

Post-graduate position- Emerging viruses, Wilen lab

The Wilen lab is a highly collaborative, friendly, supportive, and dynamic environment in the departments of laboratory medicine and immunobiology. We are looking for a postdoc to study host-pathogen interactions of emerging viruses. We are specifically interested in understanding how potential future pandemic viruses cause disease and interact with the immune system. We are focused on novel previously uncharacterized RNA viruses from virus families known to cause significant human disease, including bat coronaviruses, bunyaviruses, rabies-like viruses, and noroviruses.

Training: We use molecular virology, CRISPR, organoids, single-cell technology, and animal models in the BSL2 and BSL3 labs to address fundamental questions about viral pathogenesis and immunity. The post-graduate trainee will develop skills in these techniques as well as data presentation, visualization, and scientific writing. Recent representative publications from the lab include: Wei et al Cell, 2021; Wilen et al Science, 2018; Ravindra, Alfajaro et al, PLoS Biology 2021, Flynn, et al Cell, 2021; Chen et al Science Immunology, 2021.

Mentoring: Mentorship is a priority in the lab, and trainees have frequent formal and informal meetings with Craig and will also work closely with senior graduate students and post-docs in the lab. Each trainee will have a professional development plan tailored to their career goals.

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. Most applicants will pursue a PhD after their post-graduate experience. Start date is flexible. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who can commit 24 months.

Interested applicants should email Craig Wilen, MD, PhD  (craig.wilen@yale.edu) a CV and brief statement of interest. More information about the lab is available at wilenlab.com

Postgrad Associate - Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences (Kallen Lab)
Posting Date: April 20, 2022

Postgraduate Research Associate at Yale School of Medicine

Position overview

A 1-year postgraduate research associate position in basic and translational research is available in the Kallen laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. The primary focus of the Dr. Amanda Kallen’s laboratory is on characterizing the molecular mechanisms that regulate ovarian aging. The research associate will have the opportunity to gain experience in many cell and molecular biology techniques, including working with mouse models. This is a hands-on, immersive basic science research experience ideal for motivated recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to medical or graduate school. 

Position requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Prior experience with small animal models, qPCR, histology, and microscopy is strongly preferred. Applicants must have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail. Dr. Kallen is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility physician with clinical as well as research responsibilities; thus, the applicant must be proactive and able to work independently. This position thus provides the applicant an opportunity not only for direct experience with the design, conduct, interpretation, and analysis of scientific research, but also will provide insight for the applicant into the life of a physician-scientist as a potential career choice. Applicants should email a brief cover letter in the body of the email, CV, and an estimation of their possible time commitment to Dr. Kallen (Amanda.kallen@yale.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. The position is available ASAP.

Educational opportunities

The Yale Division of Reproductive Sciences is renowned for its research excellence and is recognized as a worldwide leader in basic and translational research. The mission of the Division is to conduct outstanding basic and translational research on reproductive health and disease. The Division currently comprises of eighteen independent research scientists and four mentored faculty members. Collectively, their laboratories cover a broad range of research interests, including uterine biology, pregnancy science, ovarian and gamete biology, and cancer biology. Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century and have made seminal discoveries in a wide range of scientific fields. The Division of Reproductive Science also provides numerous training opportunities for physicians, medical and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral students. Aside from ongoing formal seminar series, there is a high level of interaction within Yale and within the Reproductive Sciences Division, with several collaborative projects already underway. We believe that the research environment in the Division of Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine is ideally suited to enhance an applicant’s proposed career development path and advancement of the research project.

The applicant will become part of the structure of the Reproductive Sciences Division at Yale. As such, the applicant will be required to attend and present at the weekly Reproductive Sciences Seminars in Progress (RSSP), where trainees from various labs present ongoing research and discuss future directions. This forum includes students, residents, post-docs, and graduate students, as well as all faculty, in a highly interactive and collaborative session. In this forum, the applicant will gain exposure to the wider field of reproductive biology. The RSSP is extremely well attended and provides a platform for presentation to a larger audience with diverse interests. By being exposed to the work of others and given the interactive nature of the meeting, the applicant can learn by initially observing and then subsequently actively participating. The applicant will learn how to present to a group, defend data, critique the data of others and most importantly, think critically about a specific research issue. The applicant will be required to present research for critical review to the Division of Reproductive Sciences on a bi-annual basis. The applicant will have the opportunity to attend monthly Reproductive Endocrinology journal clubs to gain exposure to critical evaluation of the reproductive biology literature with a broad array of topics supervised by senior faculty members. Finally, the applicant will have the opportunity to present at national research meetings, with the goal being an abstract submission at the 2023 Society for Reproductive Investigation Annual Meeting.

Mentoring opportunities

In addition to ongoing supervision of the research project described above, Dr. Kallen will work with the applicant to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP), a set of goals for the 12 months in the laboratory. This plan will include the following objectives designed to advance his career development, including:

  1. Research project goals (e.g., research milestones, papers, presentations)
  2. Skill development goals (e.g., research skills and knowledge, professional skills, and career-specific skills), and
  3. Career advancement goals (e.g., learning about career options, building a professional network, updating CV).

Dr. Kallen will support the applicant by meeting for one-on-one discussions to review the IDP and discuss career-planning topics such as the establishment of the patient-doctor relationships and the incorporation of research and medical careers. During these times, Dr. Kallen will help prepare the applicant for future interviews by sharing experiences both as a medical school applicant as well as experiences interviewing medical school candidates as a faculty member.

Training opportunities

The goal for the applicant is to learn the basics of ovarian aging, to help develop critical thinking and skills, and to expose the applicant to other faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows who can help mold the applicant’s career direction. In the Kallen lab, the applicant will receive hands-on training from Dr. Kallen and other lab members in performing and communicating the results of translational research as outlined above. The applicant will also receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at the Yale School of Medicine. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: conflict of interest, policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices; peer review; research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct; responsible authorship and publication; the scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research. for presentation and critique of scientific research.

Postgraduate Position - Yale Child Study Center and Dept of Psychiatry (Cho Lab)
Posting Date: April 8, 2022
Postgraduate Associate–Developmental Neuroimaging, Child Study Center and Psychiatry (Cho Lab)
 

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 in Gender Equity & Policy, Women Faculty Forum
Posting Date: April 7, 2022

Postgraduate Associate in Gender Equity & Policy, Women Faculty Forum

The Gender Equity and Policy Postgraduate Associate will be involved with all aspects of the day to day running of the Yale Women Faculty Forum. This will include support of the organization’s scholarly and advocacy goals, which may include data collection, limited analyses, report or publication writing; and facilitating collaboration with other campus organizations. The Women Faculty Forum’s Chair will meet with the associate at least once a week on average to guide their progress.

Education:

The Postgraduate Associate will be involved with all aspects of the day to day running of the Yale Women Faculty Forum. This will include aiding the organization’s scholarly and advocacy goals, including data collection, limited analyses, report or publication writing, and facilitating collaboration with other campus organizations. The associate will learn data analysis, communications, discussion facilitation, group organization, advocacy, and writing.

Training:

The Gender Equity and Policy Postgraduate Associate will receive training in the research, advocacy, and community building aspects of the Women Faculty Forum. They will be trained in working with the Women Faculty Forum’s leadership team which includes the Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair, Senior Strategic & Higher Ed Fellow, and members of the Steering and Council.

Mentoring:

The Gender Equity and Policy Postgraduate Associate will meet weekly on average with the Chair of Women Faculty Forum to receive mentoring. In addition, they will meet with the Chair-Elect, Past Chair, Senior Strategic & Higher Ed Fellow, and members of the Steering and Council whose membership spans faculty from the entire university.

Qualified applicants will be recent bachelors or masters degree graduates from Yale with demonstrated academic excellence, a background in thinking about the role gender plays in social structures, qualitative and organizational skills, and experience working with diverse groups of people. Familiarity with software such as Word, Excel, InDesign, and a variety of social media platforms is strongly desired. The position is available beginning June 2022. Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their research background and interests, a CV, contact details of 2 references, and contact information to wff@yale.edu. Open until filled. Working location (remote/in-person) will be tailored in conversation with the individual in this role.

Postgraduate Associate - English/Spanish Bilingual Speaker in the Child Study Center CHILD Program
Posting Date: March 29, 2022
Postgraduate Associate Opportunity (English/Spanish Bilingual Speaker) Yale Child Study Center CHILD Program
 
The Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development (CHILD) Tool, developed and led by Yale Child Study Center faculty, is a research-based evidence-informed tool that assesses the mental health climate or quality of social and emotional interactions in early care and education settings.
 
We currently seek an English/Spanish bilingual Postgraduate Associate (Postgrad) who will contribute to the Infant-Toddler CHILD Project, currently implemented in New York City. This position is available immediately. Because of the language of most of our study participants, Spanish fluency is a requirement.
 
The Postgrad Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960. Postgrad positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.
 
This is not a remote opportunity. The position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.
 
Mentorship
The Postgrad will be directly mentored by Drs. Chin Reyes and Brooke Rumper, and will be guided in developing independent research ideas that draw upon data from the I-T CHILD Project and similar datasets. By the end of the fellowship year, Postgrad will be expected to submit abstracts for conferences and to contribute to authorship of scientific manuscripts.
 
Training
The Postgrad will be trained and certified on the use of the CHILD/I-T CHILD Tool and will participate in reliability sessions. Additionally, Postgraduate will be trained in: (1) the process of applied research from creation of study protocols, scripts, and surveys to data management, analyses, and reporting; (2) scientific writing; and (3) oral presentations. They will receive guidance in data analyses and writing projects related to lab research drawing from available data from CHILD-related projects. The Postgraduate curriculum also includes participation in regular team meetings as well as talks and workshops such as weekly Child Study Center Grand Rounds on topics related to child mental health, development, and psychiatry.
 
Education/Experience
BA or BS required in psychology, social work, early childhood education, or similar field with research experience. Spanish fluency is required for this position. The ideal candidate possesses the following: a flexible mindset and strong problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail; proven interest in early childhood education/development (birth-5).
 
Application Process
Interested applicants should submit the following: (1) cover letter detailing how their experience and research interests match with the CHILD program; (2) CV; (3) copy of academic transcript; and (4) at least two letters of reference (with contact information) of at least two references (may be e-mailed as part of a package, or e-mailed separately) to itchild@yale.edu, with subject title, “I-T CHILD Bilingual Postgrad”. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled. Start date is as soon as possible.
 
Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff, and 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/.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 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 - Biliary Stem Cell Biology (Gupta Lab)
Posting Date: March 24, 2022

Postgraduate Position in Biliary Stem Cell Biology (Gupta Lab)

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

The lab is located in the Yale Liver Center and revolves around understanding stem cell behavior, cellular identity, and mesenchymal biology in the biliary tree. The lab is seeking motivated, recent college graduates who would like to obtain advanced training in basic science research and to advance their career in medicine. This position is ideal for individuals looking to apply to graduate or medical school in 1 to 2 years.  This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about August 1, 2022.

  1. Training- The laboratory uses mouse genetics, next generation sequencing, imaging, and patient samples to understand biliary stem cells. While in the lab you will help advance ongoing projects in the lab and acquire a number of research skills including, mouse genetics, mouse surgical techniques, real time PCR, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing. You will also acquire a set of investigative skills surrounding experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis, and publication.
  1. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Vikas Gupta during hands-on bench training, discussion of results, proper design of experiments, and manuscript preparation. Additionally, mentoring will be tailored depending upon your long-term career goals.
  1. Education- A bachelor’s degree in the sciences is required (e.g. premed or life sciences/biology). Prior experience working in a research lab is preferred.

The position is for 1-2 years. 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 vikas.gupta@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Associate - Yale Fellowship in the Child Study Center Program in Neurogenetics
Posting Date: March 24, 2022

Yale Fellowship in the Child Study Center Program in Neurogenetics

The Fernandez and Olfson laboratories located in the Yale Child Study Center (CSC) Program in Neurogenetics will select one or more highly qualified college graduates for research fellowship positions (Postgraduate Associates). The Yale CSC is a leading institution for multidisciplinary research on the genetics, genomics, neuroscience, and treatment of childhood-onset neuropsychiatric conditions.

Thomas Fernandez, MD, and Emily Olfson, MD PhD, are leading genomic investigations focused on families impacted by trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders, and related conditions. Our hope is that these studies will advance our fundamental understanding of these conditions and identify novel treatment targets to alleviate suffering in the future. We are seeking a Postgraduate Associate who is interested in gaining experience in translational research methods and being involved in our genomic studies.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. There may be an option to renew for a second year if the applicant is a good fit in the program.

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. Per postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus.  

Mentorship

The Postgraduate Associate will be directly mentored by Drs. Fernandez and Olfson and will be involved in a highly active and productive community of physician-scientists.  We are committed to working with the Postgraduate Associate to provide them with the necessary career development experiences so that they are prepared for the next step in their careers. This is an ideal position for someone interested in gaining experience prior to applying to either graduate school or medical school within the next few years.

Training

The Postgraduate Associate will learn a variety of scientific skills in the Fernandez and Olfson laboratories, including participant recruitment and assessment for genomic studies, preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and general laboratory techniques to support our ongoing genomic studies.  The fellowship’s curriculum includes participation in weekly research meetings, bi-weekly joint neurogenetics laboratory meetings, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center and School of Medicine. We are also able to offer clinical opportunities for the Postgraduate Associate to participate in evaluations in the Tic disorders/OCD outpatient clinic where Drs. Fernandez and Olfson see patients.

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Pre-Med, Psychology, Genetics, or Neuroscience background preferred with past research experience. Preference for experience working with children and families. We would like someone who is organized, enthusiastic, and works well on a team.

Application Process

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two letters of reference to Emily Olfson at emily.olfson@yale.edu.

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

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 Associate - Department of Psychiatry (Taylor Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

The Taylor lab seeks a postgraduate associate to join our team in studies of decision-making and alcohol use in rodent models for a one-year training position. The Taylor lab investigates mechanisms underlying decision-making and addiction using operant conditioning, computational modeling, molecular biology, and fiber photometry approaches. Dr. Summer Thompson’s research within the Taylor lab aims to elucidate the role of environmental influences on complex behaviors such as decision-making and maladaptive alcohol use, including dietary manipulations and the role of the gut microbiome.

Training: This position will provide extensive hands-on and conceptual training in neuroscientific approaches. The Taylor lab is a part of the Molecular Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, a vibrantly collaborative and educational community that is ideal for early-stage investigators to receive training in neuroscience approaches and concepts. As a member of the Taylor lab, the postgraduate associate would be expected to attend the weekly Taylor lab meetings, in addition to having opportunities to attend weekly division-wide lab meetings and weekly seminars on molecular psychiatry research.

Mentorship: The successful candidate will work with Dr. Summer Thompson, an Associate Research Scientist in the Taylor lab. Dr. Thompson is a dedicated mentor with a track record of successfully advancing trainees in their career paths. Dr. Thompson will train the successful candidate in technical, presentation, and problem-solving skills related to the position, in addition to providing career guidance and support. The Taylor lab is committed to promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment that fosters the development of the next generation of scientists. As such, we are dedicated to the recruitment and retention of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are invested in pursuing a career in science.

Education and Desired Qualifications:

  • Academic or technical background in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field with a bachelor’s degree. However, applicants with alternative backgrounds will be considered.
  • Prior job experience, especially involving research or mouse handling, is a plus.
  • Familiar with MS Excel, basic statistical concepts, or MATLAB (desired but not required)
  • Enthusiastic and engaged; can-do attitude
  • Responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Attention to detail, meticulous recordkeeping/notetaking
  • Adaptable/flexible regarding scheduling/hours and daily duties contingent on experimental priorities is essential
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maneuver a cart weighing 50 lbs, squat/lift 10 lbs, walk 2 miles/day

Position: This role is an in-person, fulltime, salaried position that is eligible for benefits. This position typically consists of daily behavioral experiments, which include rodent handling and care, data management/organization, and rigorous recordkeeping/notetaking. Additional duties may include performing mouse colony management, molecular biology experiments, data analysis, optimizing protocols, literature searches, or presentations. This position requires daily mouse handling. Flexibility in this role regarding schedule/hours and day-to-day duties is key for achieving experimental priorities.

Applying: We seek a candidate who is available for a June 1st, 2022, start date for a one-year commitment. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Thompson via email (summer.thompson@yale.edu) with a copy of their curriculum vitae and a brief statement explaining the candidate’s background including: any relevant prior experience, the reason for interest in the position, career goals, and availability timeline.

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship in American Decorative Arts
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship in American Decorative Arts

The Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellowship is two-year, full-time position designed to provide curatorial experience for an emerging scholar of American decorative arts who is considering the museum profession. The Fellow is fully integrated into the Department of American Decorative Arts and works under the direction of the curators. The Fellow assists in the daily functions of the department, including collection and acquisitions research, participation in public programming such as tours of the Leslie P. and George H. Hume Furniture Study Center, and collections maintenance. The Fellow also interacts with the public, visiting scholars, and students to exchange information on the collection and helps prepare the American Decorative Arts section of the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, a biennial publication highlighting recent acquisitions. The Fellow has the opportunity to pursue their own research, particularly on subjects that draw from the Gallery collections.

Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, material culture studies, or a related field are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field.

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 Study Center at Yale’s West Campus, in West Haven.

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  Monday, April 25, 2022. Please send your email with the subject line “Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship Application”.

Expected start date: Summer 2022

Salary range: $41,000–$53,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; and a modest professional development stipend. For more details, see the information for postdoc associates at  https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits

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 – Engineering translation enhancers for therapeutic mRNAs (Thoreen Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Postgraduate Position available at Yale School of Medicine – Engineering translation enhancers for therapeutic mRNAs

A postgraduate position is immediately available in the laboratory of Carson Thoreen in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. We are looking for an energetic and creative individual to help design a new generation of therapeutic mRNAs. The primary aim will be to use a massively parallel reporter system to engineer RNA-encoded translation enhancer elements that maximize the protein output of mRNA therapeutics. This project is a collaboration with the laboratory of Wendy Gilbert and will involve training and mentorship across both laboratories. Applicants should have a BA/BS or equivalent. Familiarity with molecular biology, RNA biochemistry, and basic bioinformatics are desired. Applicants should email a current CV and cover letter describing research interests to carson.thoreen@yale.edu. Lab website: http://campuspress.yale.edu/thoreenlab.

Post-graduate position – Cellular & Molecular Physiology (Chung lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Post-graduate position – Cellular & Molecular Physiology (Chung lab)

Jean-Ju Chung’s lab in the Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time post-graduate researcher to join a research program aimed at understanding the ion channel & transporter function in the mammalian reproduction.

Education: The main focus of our research is sperm ion channels and transporters in male fertility and infertility. Using a combination of mouse genetics, microscopy, and biochemistry, we investigate the signaling underpinning sperm fertility at the molecular and cellular levels. Areas of particular interest include understanding how CatSper organizes signaling nanodomains for Ca2+ signaling in sperm capacitation and dissecting the CatSper complex to find ways to interrogate the CatSper function in developing contraceptives and infertility treatment drugs.

Training: The post-graduate researcher will learn a variety of experimental procedures including molecular cloning, culture of mouse and human cell lines, maintaining mouse lines, protein biochemistry, and advance microscopy techniques. Direct mentorship from the PI and opportunities to pursue independent research will be provided. The appointee will assist the principal investigator and post-doctoral fellows in multiple aspects of the research projects in the laboratory. These include: 1. Protein purification and analysis, 2. Handling mice including genotyping mice carrying mutations in genes that encode sperm-specific calcium channel and other fertility molecules; 2. Performing functional assays and molecular imaging to characterize mammalian fertilization and reproduction.

Mentoring: The post-graduate researcher will work closely with Dr. Chung and other members of the Chung 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. or a physician scientist in molecular cell biology, physiology, or reproduction.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree (completed within the last two years) or master’s degree - ABD included - in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Chemistry with significant laboratory coursework. Prior research experience particularly in working with mouse, mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, light microscopy, or biochemistry, is highly desirable. Applicants should be high motivated, dependable, and organized, with strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a research team.
The position is available immediately and a start date before July 1st, 2022 is strongly 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 jean-ju.chung@yale.edu
For more information, visit: www.jeanjuchunglab.org

Postgraduate Associate - Translational Neurogenomics (Brennand Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Postgraduate Associate in Translational Neurogenomics

The research group of Dr. Kristen Brennand (Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics, Yale University) is seeking a research associate and/or laboratory manager.  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.

The Brennand laboratory is focused on deciphering the genetic causes of debilitating brain diseases such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. We employ a functional genomics approach that integrates stem cell models and genome engineering to resolve the impact of patient-specific variants across cell types, genetic backgrounds, and environmental conditions. Our highly collaborative approach strives to uncover the convergence and synergy arising from the complex interplay of the many risk variants associated with brain disease. Our team science approach supports each lab member in undertaking cutting-edge, rigorous, and high-quality science. 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.

Mentorship: The fellow will be directly mentored by Dr. Brennand within a highly active and collaborative community of scientists.  With research mentorship, the selected applicant will be expected to guide a research project from the point of experiment design through analysis and publication of results. 

Training: Post-graduate scientists will pursue biological follow-up of emerging genetic findings in brain disease using stem cell-based in vitro models. The successful candidate will gain experience in lab-based work including human induced pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR-engineering, genetics and genomics, neuronal/glial differentiation, cell/synaptic imaging, and/or molecular cell biology.

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

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.

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

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.

Application Process: Qualified applicants should send to kristen.brennand@yale.edu as a single pdf: curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact details for three references.

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

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does 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. 

Postgraduate Associate - Neuropsychopharmacology (De Aquino Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Yale Postgraduate Associate Appointment in Pain and Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology

The Yale Division of Addictions (DSA) and the VA VISN-1 New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) will select one highly qualified college graduate for a Postgraduate Associate position in the Department of Psychiatry. 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 VA VISN-1 MIRECC brings together expertise in behavioral pharmacology, multimodal assessment of pain, and clinical trial techniques towards developing novel therapeutics for pain and addiction.

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/

Mentorship

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 also assist in a variety of scientific activities in the lab, including assisting in data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the lab. The Postgraduate Associate’s curriculum also includes participation in weekly research meetings and other didactic experiences at the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Yale School of Medicine.

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience and an interest in clinical and translational research. Data analysis skills (R, SPSS) strongly encouraged, with opportunities for further training.

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 letters of reference to Joao De Aquino at joao.deaquino@yale.edu.    

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

Post Graduate Research Position - Child Study Center (Pattabiraman Lab)
Posting Date: March 10, 2022

Post Graduate Research Position available in Pattabiraman Lab

The Pattabiraman laboratory is looking for two highly qualified and enthusiastic college graduates for postgraduate research associate position starting July 1st 2022 at Yale Child Study Center. The lab is led by Dr. Kartik Pattabiraman MD, PhD, a child psychiatrist-scientist. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms required for circuit assembly in the developing cerebral cortex and how disruption of this process could underlie the complex symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. To accomplish this, we combine novel transgenic mouse tools with single cell transcriptomic and epigenetic profiling, circuit tracing and molecular biology approaches. Responsibilities will include to design and perform experiments using these approaches with assistance of PI, assist in maintaining mouse colony, and general lab maintenance.

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

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. Per postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus. 

Mentorship

The Postgraduate Associate will be directly mentored by Dr. Pattabiraman and will be involved in a highly active and productive community of neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine.  With research mentorship, the selected applicant will be expected to guide a research project from the point of experiment design through analysis with the goal of publication. 

Training

The Postgraduate Associate will also assist in a variety of scientific activities in the lab, including participating in experiments ongoing in the laboratory, processing and analyzing data, writing grants, and general lab maintenance. The fellowship’s curriculum also includes participation in weekly research meetings, multi-laboratory journal club, and other didactic opportunities at Yale Child Study Center and School of Medicine. 

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Neuroscience, Biology or Pre-Med background required with wet-laboratory/ computational research experience; working with mouse models is valued.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial copy of academic transcript to kartik.pattabiraman@yale.edu.

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

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 - Cancer Genomics (Sheltzer Lab)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

Postgraduate researcher in cancer genomics.

The Sheltzer Lab at Yale University is seeking a research assistant for a cutting-edge project applying CRISPR to dissect drug targets in cancer.

Cancer cells require the expression of certain genes, called “addictions” or “genetic dependencies”, that encode proteins necessary for tumor growth. Targeting the proteins encoded by these genes can trigger cell death and durable tumor regression. The Sheltzer Lab is applying CRISPR to study genetic dependencies in cancer in order to identify new therapeutic vulnerabilities and targets for drug development. Additionally, through CRISPR mutagenesis, we investigate the on-target and off-target effects of different cancer drugs, with profound implications for their clinical use.

Training:

The researcher will learn and apply multiple laboratory methods, including CRISPR-based gene targeting, nucleic acid preparations, gel electrophoresis, western blotting, and flow cytometry, to investigate the biology of cancer. This position is ideal for recent college graduates seeking to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school or medical school, though candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered.

Mentoring:

Researchers will receive one-on-one mentoring from Dr. Sheltzer and from other members of the Sheltzer Lab. Mentoring will include journal clubs in which recent papers from the primary literature are analyzed as well as discussions about career options in the life sciences. 

Education:

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or a related scientific discipline. Prior research experience in a molecular biology lab is desirable but not required. Applicants must possess strong communication, organization, and data analysis skills.

We are looking for a candidate who can start no later than July 2022 and who can commit at least 24 months to the position.

The Sheltzer Lab is a highly-collaborative environment that values rigorous research and that welcomes scientists from all backgrounds. The Sheltzer Lab is affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, located in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, and Yale employees receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

More information on research in the Sheltzer Lab can be found on our website: www.sheltzerlab.org  Candidates who are interested in applying to this position should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Sheltzer at Jason.Sheltzer@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Position - Medicine (Dr. Miner)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

Our clinical research group at Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee to contribute to several different projects related to sleep and post-COVID recovery in older adults. 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 qualitative interviews. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about July 1, 2022.

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 – the postgraduate trainee will receive training in clinical research skills, including:

  • Identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the community
  • Design and maintenance of online Redcap databases
  • Use of smart technologies in study protocols
  • Conduct and analysis of qualitative interviews
  • Epidemiologic principles and analytical approaches
  • Publication of original research

Postgrad 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. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research!

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 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 weekly inter-lab meetings.

Education/qualifications –

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline

-Strong computer skills including Microsoft excel

-Flexible schedule with ability to work occasional evenings

-Able to commit to a one-year position (two years optional)

Preferred qualifications (not required):

-Knowledge of R, SAS, Stata or other statistical analysis tools

-Experience with Redcap or other database management system

-Prior experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research

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 - Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences (Tal Lab)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

Postgraduate Research Associate- Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Full-time paid position to work in the laboratory of Dr. Reshef Tal, MD PhD, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences beginning summer 2022.

This is a one or two year position to work on translational/clinical research as related to female infertility. The position is funded by a grant from Celmatix and includes research into the underlying genetic underpinnings of female infertility. This research involves interacting with patients at the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) clinic and working with human tissue, so HIPAA training is provided.

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 lab-based experience in cellular and molecular biology is preferred. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to medical school.

Mentoring

The postgraduates will have weekly meetings with Dr. Tal 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. Results will be presented at national conferences, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Reproductive Investigation.

Training

The postgraduates will be directly supervised by the PI, Dr. Tal, and will be trained and guided by members of the lab. Training and mentorship will be provided in learning the necessary lab techniques, biospecimen collection, principles of experimental design, problem solving, and analysis of results. Additional training will be provided in the conduct of clinical trials, patient consenting, data collection and analysis, and medical record abstraction.

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.

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 - Student Engagement Yale Art Gallery
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Student Engagement

Education Department

Yale University Art Gallery

This is a one-year, full-time position for a recent Yale College graduate (undergraduate degree earned in or after 2020) with prior museum experience who is seeking to expand their professional training in preparation for graduate studies or a career in the cultural sector. The position resides in the Education Department of the Yale University Art Gallery and reports jointly to the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs and the Associate Curator of Public Programs. The position’s focus is on integrating the collection and related programming into undergraduates’ cocurricular lives and making the Gallery a welcoming space to undergraduates at Yale and beyond. It is anticipated that work in the 2022–23 academic year will be fully in person.

Essential functions and responsibilities: 1) supporting the Gallery Guides program, including scheduling Gallery Guide–led “Highlights Tours” and overseeing the calendar of Gallery Guide recruitment and training; 2) student outreach and engagement, including serving as a conduit for Gallery-wide student opportunities, supporting outreach to first-year students, planning opportunities for students to learn about museum careers, assisting in developing enrichment opportunities for Gallery-employed students, and coordinating receptions and open houses for students; 3) cultivating the Gallery as a social and creative hub for students, including supporting Gallery visits from student organizations and developing and offering weekend student programming; 4) supporting digital engagement; and 4) administrative duties as assigned.

Training

The fellow will gain practical experience and transferrable skills through deep engagement with the Gallery Guide program as well as other public programming at the Gallery, the University, and in New Haven. The fellow will have broad exposure to and involvement in the operations of an active museum education department and will train in audience engagement and object-based pedagogies. The fellow will connect with peers across campus collections and other campus organizations and will learn and regularly utilize software systems such as TMS (collections management), EMS (event scheduling), and Microsoft Teams.

Mentorship

The fellow will be assigned a peer mentor and will be part of a cohort of Gallery fellows. The fellow will have access to professional-development resources and a network of museum staff, who can also serve in a mentorship capacity. The fellow will participate in Gallery-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging initiatives.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

General open-office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, standing, and frequent movement from office to galleries, campus, and community. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods, and to set up for events. Occasional evening and weekend work. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required.

Compensation

A salary of $41,000; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; a modest professional-development stipend; and relocation expense reimbursement of up to $1,000. For more details, visit https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

Start date

Summer 2022

Application Process

An equal opportunity employer, the Gallery seeks a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join the Yale community. Please email application materials, all in PDF format, by April 15, 2022, to yuag.acadaff@yale.edu, with subject line “Student Engagement Application.” Applications should include a cover letter, one-page resume, and the names and contact information of three references.

Required Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from Yale College earned no earlier than 2020
  • At least one year’s (cumulative) experience in a museum or gallery as a student assistant, intern, student curator, Gallery Guide, volunteer committee member, and/or as a student enrolled in a class taught by a museum curator or another museum professional
  • Interest in museums, visual art, and/or education
  • Relevant coursework in the humanities
  • Excellent administrative and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills with a high level of motivation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Availability to work occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Familiarity with Zoom (meeting and webinar), Adobe Creative Cloud, and/or comparable software programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Preferred Experience

  • Coursework in the history of art or another art-related field
  • Familiarity with the collections and operations of the Yale University Art Gallery

Additional Information

In accordance with University requirements for a safe return to in-person 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.

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 Associate - Obstetrics/Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Dr. Son)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

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

Paid, full-time position, starting March/April 2022

This is a one-year position to train on a pregnancy-related clinical research study in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Division 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.

Training:

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.

Mentoring:

Mentoring will be provided as needed for learning about clinical trial/study requirements, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation.  The postgraduate research associate will receive direct, daily mentoring and training from Dr. Moeun Son (PI). Additional mentorship will be provided in a manner tailored to the individual’s long-term career goals.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required.  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.  Additional information:

  • 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.

Application process:

Please send your curriculum vitae, 2-3 reference names and reference ‘Maternal-Fetal Medicine’ in the subject line.  Please include your contact information and a short description of your interests to Colleen Goble, Faculty/Staff Affairs Manager (colleen.goble@yale.edu). 

Postgraduate Associate - Emergency Medicine (Dr. Gettel)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION

Positions are available for full-time trainees (Postgraduate Research Associates) to work in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. These are full/part-time, paid positions with insurance benefits and a unique opportunity to be in a role directly interacting with patients seeking acute care.

Training:

The research candidate will train to be a research team member, participate in the start-up, implementation, patient enrollment, data collection, and data analysis for several multifaceted research projects related to emergency medicine, health services research, and health policy. A particular focus of the efforts will be directed towards the growing geriatric population, including persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Mentorship:

The successful candidate will receive intensive mentorship and training in mixed methods research techniques and health services research. He/she will also have an opportunity to participate in manuscript publications, laboratory group meetings, and will gain experience presenting their research.  

Education:

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Prior experience in research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year, with possible extension for a second year. The Postgraduate Associate position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, with a salary of $36,960.00 + benefits. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in emergency medicine research.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If interested, please send a resume with a cover letter to Dr. Cameron Gettel at cameron.gettel@yale.edu.

The anticipated start date is July-August 2022. 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.

Post-graduate position - Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator (Bakhoum Lab)
Posting Date: February 28, 2022

Post-graduate position available for highly motivated and creative candidates to join the Christine Bakhoum Laboratory, within the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator at Yale University. Further details about the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator are available at https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/ctra/. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in Summer of 2022.

The ongoing work within the laboratory focuses on identifying which blood pressure measurement methods best predict outcomes in children, particularly those with chronic kidney disease. Additionally, we are working to identify whether modifying nighttime blood pressure patterns, through retiming of medications, can improve outcomes in this population.

Training – 

Training will be provided in patient-oriented research and epidemiology including, but not limited to, enrolling patients into studies, measuring blood pressure using different techniques, processing of human biospecimens, using electronic data capture, and performing advanced statistical analyses. There will be opportunities to develop scientific writing and presentation skills by contributing to research publications and presenting at local and national conferences.

Mentoring – 

Mentoring includes direct supervision and one-on-one weekly meetings with Dr. Bakhoum to discuss research progress. The candidate will have the opportunity to present during lab meetings at the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator, which is comprised of a team of physicians, nurses, research fellows, and study coordinators. There will be opportunities to work on projects with post-doctoral fellows, medical students, residents and clinical fellows. 

Education – 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree.  Prior experience in laboratory or clinical research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 2 years. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in pursuing graduate studies, medical school or a career in biomedical research.

All applications should be sent to christine.bakhoum@yale.edu and include the following items merged as a single-PDF file:
1) Cover letter (2-page maximum) indicating current and future research interests and expected availability dates;
2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) Reprints of up to two publications (optional);
4) Names of three references

 
Post-graduate position in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Breslow lab)
Posting Date: February 18, 2022

Post-graduate position in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Breslow lab)

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 screening, microscopy and biochemistry, we are investigating the basic processes by which cilia are assembled, maintained, and disassembled. Areas of particular interest include understanding how the cilium serves as an organizing center for select signaling pathways (e.g. Hedgehog signaling) 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, to shed light on the pathogenic mechanisms of cilium-based congenital and degenerative diseases, and to reveal new strategies for targeting Hedgehog-driven cancers.

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 immediately and a start date before July 1, 2022 is strongly 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

For more information, visit: http://breslowlab.yale.edu

John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery
Posting Date: February 17, 2022
John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education
Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery
 
This is a one-year, full-time position.
Expected start date: Summer 2022 Salary range: $41,000–$53,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; a modest professional-development stipend, and relocation expense reimbursement of up to $1,000. For more details, visit https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.
 
Position Focus
 
The John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education is a full-time, one-year fellowship, intended for an emerging professional with an advanced degree who is considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education, the fellow will work closely with colleagues and collaborators across Yale University and New Haven. They will gain broad-based experience in academic museum education over the course of the fellowship, including pre-K–12 public education; interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects; community and university outreach and teaching programs; execution and evaluation of educational offerings for various audiences; school, youth, adult, and community groups; and teachers, families, and adult visitors. We anticipate that work in the 2022–23 academic year will be in person, though some programs will take place online. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field of museum education.
 
The focus of this fellowship is to explore teaching practices in a university museum and to help develop materials that can be used in pre-K–12 and university-level teaching and as part of the Yale University Art Gallery’s new website. An advanced degree and one year of museum teaching is required. Additional duties as assigned by supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend work will be entailed. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required.
 
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: Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education, jessica.sack@yale.edu, by
Monday, March 21, 2022.  Please send your email with the subject line “John Walsh Fellowship Application.”
 
Training
The fellow will gain broad, 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 Gallery’s global collections. 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 fully integrated into the Education Department to gain familiarity with all aspects of the department’s operations and the work of a museum educator. The fellow will receive direct mentorship in the areas of public education, access programs, and collection-based instruction, as well as in the development and delivery of public gallery talks and other presentations. The fellow will participate in a peer-mentorship program and in the Fellows Forum, an informal professional-development platform for fellows across the Gallery.
 
Education and Preferred Experience
Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, visual studies, museum studies, education, or a related academic field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with collections, are encouraged to apply. Digital content-development skills would be especially welcome.
 
At least one year of experience teaching with objects in a museum setting is required. Some evening and weekend work will be entailed. The work will require movement between 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 and professional manner; a demonstrated ability to connect with diverse audiences; and a demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
 
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.
Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery
Posting Date: February 17, 2022
Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs
Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery
 
This is a one-year, full-time position.
Expected start date: Summer 2022
Salary: $41,000–$53,000, commensurate with education and experience, a competitive benefits
package, including health insurance, a modest professional-development stipend, and a relocation
expense reimbursement of up to $1,000. For more details, visit
 
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 museum education or public programs and
engagement. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, cocurricular, and community
initiatives and interests through a range of in-person, virtual, and hybrid engagement opportunities.
Reporting to the Associate Curator of Programs, the fellow will work closely with colleagues and
collaborators across Yale University and New Haven. The focus of this fellowship is to develop, realize,
and evaluate programs and to help create digital public-engagement resources and material. We
anticipate that programs work in the 2022–23 academic year will be a hybrid of in-person and digital
engagement. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially
those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field.
 
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, Associate Curator of Programs, molleen.theodore@yale.edu, by Monday, March
21, 2022. 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; developing,
implementing, and evaluating in-person and digital programs; working with diverse audiences; and
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 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 fully integrated into the Education Department to gain familiarity with all aspects of
the department’s operations and the work of a museum educator. The fellow will receive direct
mentorship in the areas of public programs and engagement. The fellow will participate in a peermentorship
program and in the Fellows Forum, an informal professional-development platform for
fellows across the Gallery.
 
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. We welcome applications
from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the
museum field.
 
At least one year of museum programming experience is required. The fellow must reside in the
Greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship, even if some work from home continues. Some
evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. The work will
entail movement between the open office space, the galleries, and the campus and community, along
with use of computer and audio/visual equipment.
 
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 and professional manner; a demonstrated ability to connect with diverse collaborators
and audiences; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; experience
presenting programs on Zoom webinar and developing digital content using Creative Cloud or
comparable software programs; and a commitment to fostering a culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
Accessibility, and Belonging.
 
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.
Post-Graduate Position in Neonatal Nutrition and Outcomes Research
Posting Date: February 15, 2022
Post-Graduate Position in Neonatal Nutrition and Outcomes Research
Postgraduate positions for research in very preterm infant nutrition, growth, and
development lead by Dr. Sarah Taylor through the Neonatal NOuRISH Team at Yale
University.
 
Research in the Yale Neonatal NOuRISH (Nutrition Outcomes Research In Sustaining
mother and infant Health) team is directed at studying health outcomes affected by
pregnancy and lactation especially when preterm birth occurs. Our work includes a plan
to identify how very preterm infant growth pattern phenotypes relate to nutritional and
health exposures and how these growth pattern phenotypes influence infant health and
neurodevelopment outcomes. To determine growth patterns and their impact, we are
conducting a translational, longitudinal study of very preterm infants with data and
biological sample collection, body composition measures, and neurodevelopmental
testing from birth until 2 years of age. We are seeking a motivated and dynamic
individual who is interested in gaining experience in clinical study coordination in both
the neonatal intensive care unit and outpatient clinic setting and interested in elucidating
the determinants of growth and neurodevelopment in preterm infants. During this time,
the successful applicant will obtain training in human subjects’ research, infant body
composition measures, and neurodevelopmental testing.
 
Research Activities - The Post-graduate will conduct prospective human
subjects’ research with informed consent, data and biological sample
collection, infant measurement, and neurodevelopmental assessments.
 
Training - The Post-graduate will receive training in multicenter,
translational research conduction, understanding the specialized
nutritional needs and health outcomes of very preterm infants, and body
composition measures including body circumference and skinfold
thickness by calipers and ultrasound.
 
Mentoring Plan - The successful candidate will receive daily, hands-on
mentoring from members of the Yale Neonatal NOuRISH team. The
candidate will meet with the PI regarding their productivity and
interpretation of data on a weekly basis.
 
Education - The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. A degree or experience in
psychology, public health, or nutrition 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—Yale Neonatal NOuRISH Team <
Neonatal‐Perinatal Medicine.
 
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. Sarah Taylor (sarah.n.taylor@yale.edu).
Postgraduate Associate - Human Dementia
Posting Date: February 15, 2022

We are seeking a Post-Graduate with strong interests and/or skills in molecular biology to study the initiating causes of human dementias. Our lab supports a multifaceted approach and has broad experience in viral induced brain degenerations including human CJD and kuru infections. In these studies we discovered new unsuspected circular (“SPHINX”) DNAs in brain and neural cultures (PMID: 21165784), and the list of such unsuspected viruses is now growing exponentially. Our current focus is on environmental viruses that can ignite innate immunity and neurodegenerative cascades, e.g., PMID: 31231867. 

The Postgraduate Associate will have the unique opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplinary research environment which includes active interactions with relevant research scientists and physicians .

Training

The Associate will receive training in techniques which include (but are not limited to): neural tissue culture, biohazard training, molecular biology, e.g., protein blots and antibody detections, cell fractionation, RNA and DNA analytical and synthetic methods and . The Associate will contribute to essential lab operations, present their work in lab/institutional/national meetings and is encouraged to contribute to manuscripts that will be prepared for publication.

Mentoring

The Associate will be directly mentored by Professor. Laura Manuelidis who has educated many post-graduates with success. Mentoring activities will include daily hands-on instructions as well as a weekly small group or individual meeting to discuss scientific progress and career development.  The trainee will be encouraged to attend additional group meetings, conferences, and workshops as appropriate.

Education/Qualification

The candidate is expected to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with some previous lab experience and molecular biology techniques.

Application

Qualified candidates who are interested in applying should prepare a statement of interest, CV, and two letters of reference addressed to Dr. Dr. Laura Manuelidis. The application packages should be sent to laura.manuelidis@yale.edu

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Our lab has always valued diversity among our students, staff, and faculty, and we strongly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

Postgraduate Position - Microbial Pathogenesis, Translational HIV cure research (Ho Lab)
Posting Date: January 31, 2022
Postgraduate research opportunity in basic and translational HIV cure research (Ho Lab, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis)
 
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, 2022 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 or medical 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.
 
EDUCATION
A bachelor’s degree in a science discipline (or current undergraduate students who will graduate by May 2021) and prior bench experience in research labs is required. Experience in sterile cell culture skills is preferred. Individuals who are willing to learn new techniques and who are proficient in multi-tasking are preferred.
 
HOW TO APPLY
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. 
 
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veteran.
Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology and Gastroenterology
Posting Date: January 29, 2022

Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology and Gastroenterology

Postgraduate positions for research on the intestinal immunology and development in the laboratories 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 such as necrotizing enterocolitis and inflammatory bowel disease. 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 placenta in health and disease. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training in sample processing and preparation and in immunologic techniques such as FACS and mass cytometry, in vivo models and translational research.

Research Activities - The Post-graduate will use a combination of primary cell culture techniques, FACS and imagining modalities to understand the mechanisms leading to mucosal immunity.

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.

Education - 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 - Department of Immunology (Joshi Lab)
Posting Date: 01/25/2022

Joshi Lab Postgraduate Position- Department of Immunology

Full-time paid postgraduate associate training position beginning Summer 2022 in the Department of Immunology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The position is for 1 or 2 years.

The Joshi Laboratory is in the Department of Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. The lab employs cutting-edge molecular tools to engineer animal models of disease and use these models to study translationally relevant questions for cancer patients focused on the intersection between cancer biology and immunology. This research has led to the development of the NINJA model that enables studies in a variety of cancers and tissues. http://www.nikjoshilab.org/

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 lab-based experience in cellular and molecular biology is preferred. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Mentorship: The candidate will get “hands on” mentorship, orientation, and guidance by senior lab members and will receive conceptual mentorship and feedback related to their project (i.e., study design, results) directly from Dr. Joshi.    

Training: The candidate will receive training in cancer immunology techniques (flow cytometry, mouse therapy studies, intravital imaging, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence), as well as be involved in engineering innovative transgenic mouse models to study disease mechanisms. In addition to development of an in-depth understanding of immunology and cancer research, efforts are made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests. There is also the opportunity to participate in publications and presentations.

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.

Interested applicants should contact Aya Tal (aya.tal@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Postgrad position in the Joshi lab” and include a Cover Letter addressing their qualifications and interest in the position and a copy of their CV. 

Postgraduate Associate - Genetics (Muzumdar Lab)
Posting Date: 01/24/2022

Postgraduate Associate position in the Muzumdar Lab, Department of Genetics

The Muzumdar Lab (Department of Genetics) is seeking a postgraduate associate interested in cancer biology, molecular biology, metabolism, and genetics.

Training: Candidates will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory to study the molecular mechanisms that govern the effects of genetic, environmental, and host factors on lung and pancreatic cancer progression. Through this opportunity, candidates will gain experience in broadly applicable techniques in biomedical research including molecular cloning, DNA and RNA sequencing, gene manipulation (CRISPR/RNAi), mouse colony management and histology, western blotting, and microscopy.

Mentoring: Candidates will receive one-on-one mentoring on experimental design and execution from a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. Candidates will also meet periodically with the PI to discuss scientific progress and career development. As a part of the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Yale Cancer Center, the lab offers an outstanding and fully resourced training environment including support and mentorship for an eventual transition to a graduate career in biology and/or medicine. 

Education: Successful candidates should be highly-motivated and hard-working with an educational (bachelor’s or master’s degree) or research background in general biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, metabolism, or genetics. Prior research experience, especially with mouse models is preferred, but not required.

Interested applicants should submit an application through the Department of Genetics Interfolio portal (https://apply.interfolio.com/101302). Application materials should include a CV with names of three references and a cover letter describing motivations, research interests and experience, and formal qualifications. Specific questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to mandar.muzumdar@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Position - Developmental Cell Biology
Posting Date: 01/21/2022

Postgraduate position in Developmental Cell Biology in the Kaelyn Sumigray Lab at Yale University

We are seeking a postgraduate fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Kaelyn Sumigray (sumigraylab.org)  in the Department of Genetics. The Sumigray lab aims to understand how stem cell niches form and the role niche architecture plays on stem cell behavior, using the mammalian small intestine as a model. Candidates will work closely with the PI, lab manager and graduate students to study the role cell-cell interactions play in intestinal development and in pre-cancerous conditions.

Training

Through this opportunity, candidates will gain experience in mouse colony management, microscopy, and 3D organoid culture. The postgraduate researcher will work closely with Sumigray lab members to gain experience in the design, execution and analysis of experiments. The candidate is expected to become an integral lab member, participating in weekly lab meetings and attending seminars.

Mentoring

The candidate will be directly mentored by Dr. Sumigray, both through informal interactions in the lab and regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings. The candidate will be given career development opportunities that are tailored to their long-term goals, including scientific writing and presentation opportunities. The ultimate goal is to create a rewarding and engaging experience to foster scientific, professional and educational advancement.

Education Requirements

The ideal candidate should be motivated, hard-working and engaging with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or a related field. Prior research experience in mouse models, organoid culture, molecular biology, or microscopy is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should send a (1) CV, (2) a cover letter describing motivation regarding this opportunity, research interests and experience, and (3) names and contact information for  three references to Kaelyn.sumigray@yale.edu.

Postgraduate Research Associate - Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Posting Date: 01/18/2022

Full-time postgraduate associate training position in clinical research beginning Spring 2022 in the Yale University Department of Internal Medicine Section of Nephrology.  The section has several ongoing interventional clinical research studies focusing on novel therapies for treating kidney disease, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, resistant hypertension, and rare nephropathies.

Training:

The candidate will receive training in clinical research methodologies, including good clinical practices (GCP) and NIH/FDA guidelines. In addition, the postgraduate will gain experience in patient and healthcare interactions, research consent, data collection and quality management, presentation development, biospecimen processing, and reporting at team meetings. There is also the opportunity to participate in publications and presentations

Mentorship:

Ongoing mentorship will be provided by clinical research director, Neera Dahl, MD, PhD with support from other investigators and team members.  In addition to development of an in-depth understanding of clinical research, patient interaction skills, lab and clinical research techniques, efforts are made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests. 

Education:

Candidates must have career goals in the medical field and be available to commit to up to one year of full-time work. Qualifications include BA/BS in pre-med, public health, or the life sciences; GPA 3.5/4.0 or higher preferred.  Prior experience in a research lab or hospital is preferred but not required. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented research.
 

Email your resume/CV as well as a cover letter describing your future education or career goals to lauren.liberti@yale.edu specifying Postgraduate Research Associate Position in the subject line. 

Yale Fellowship in Yale Center for the Study of Tobacco Product Use and Addiction
Posting Date: 01/18/2022

Yale Fellowship in Yale Center for the Study of Tobacco Product Use and Addiction

The Yale Center for the Study of Tobacco Product Use and Addiction (YCSTP) will select one highly qualified college graduate for a research fellowship. YCSTP was formed at Yale in 2013 under a five-year federal grant to research the influence of flavors, including menthol, on tobacco addiction. The work at Yale and 13 other federally funded research centers has provided science-based knowledge to the U.S. FDA, which regulates tobacco.

In September of 2018, National Institute of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, renewed a grant for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS 2.0) to continue to investigate the influence of flavors and sweeteners, and other constituents, on the appeal and addictive potential of traditional tobacco products and newer products like e-cigaretteshttps://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/research/tobacco-centers-regulatory-science-tcors The center is co-led by Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin and Dr. Stephanie O’Malley.

Mentorship

The candidate will be mentored by three YCSTP affiliates: Drs. Krysten Bold, Asti Jackson and Sakinah Suttiratana. Dr. Bold has extensive experience studying cigarette and e-cigarette use among adults, including investigating processes related to quitting smoking and barriers to quitting, as well as examining potential reactions to tobacco policies such as a ban of menthol cigarettes. She has extensive experience using both qualitative and quantitative survey methods proposed in this study. Dr. Jackson has extensive experience with investigating reasons for tobacco product use by understanding characteristics such as flavors that facilitate use. Her work specifically focuses on prioritized groups in tobacco research: adolescents, people who smoke menthol cigarettes and Black people. Dr. Suttiratana has extensive research and programmatic experience with mixed methods and community-engaged research which may be useful for incorporating community and lay perspectives into research understandings of the perceptions and effects of tobacco regulations.

Training

The candidate will contribute to active human subjects research exploring stakeholder perspectives on tobacco product use, cessation, and regulation. The candidate will help with scheduling and logistics for focus groups and interviews to be conducted with community members including people who use tobacco products, small business owners and state policy makers. These focus groups seek to understand perceptions and possible responses to possible state and federal tobacco policies. The candidate will also help facilitate relevant focus groups and interviews after sufficient training and research observation. Once data are collected, the candidate will help analyze qualitative and survey data collected by the research team. Depending on research progress, the candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to peer-reviewed research manuscripts. Didactic courses will include: an online tobacco center for regulatory science (TCORS) course, Regulation of Tobacco Products, human subjects research (completed upon hiring) and qualitative research methods (Summer/Fall 2022) training as well as courses throughout the Yale School of Medicine/Yale School of Public Health focused on engaging community members in health research (various). The TCORS course covers topics including: the public health impact of tobacco, the FDA’s regulatory role, measurement of tobacco addiction, tobacco product marketing, public policies and policy frameworks that shape global tobacco control, the effects of flavorants and special populations. The human subjects course will result in a certification to participate in human subjects research. Depending on the candidate’s preparation, the ability to participate in tobacco pharmacological trainings may also be possible

Education/Experience

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with 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 $36,960.   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: Dr. Asti Jackson, PhD asti.jackson@yale.edu

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

Postgraduate Positions in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Postgraduate Positions in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

These are full time paid 12 month positions to work in the laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams, PhD in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences beginning summer 2022.

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 approaches. There will be two positions available in 2022 and for both, the research projects will utilize a variety of human in vitro models and techniques including tissue and cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, RT-qPCR, and exosome isolation:

Project 1: Examines the effect of antidepressants on placental fetal membrane immunobiology in the context of preterm birth.

Project 2: Investigates the effect of bacterial/viral components on maternal endometrial stromal and epithelial cell function and differentiation in the context of early pregnancy loss.

Training

The postgraduates 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 postgraduates 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) contact information for at least two references; 3) a short description of their research background, research interests and career goals to Dr Vikki Abrahams (vikki.abrahams@yale.edu) indicating their preference for Project 1 or Project 2.

Post-Graduate Associate - Human Immunology and Gastroenterology
Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology and Gastroenterology

Postgraduate positions for research on the intestinal immunology and development in the laboratories of Liza Konnikova and Leonel Rodriguez 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 such as necrotizing enterocolitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Rodriguez’ group studies intestinal motility and associated disorders. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual who is interested in translational works and patient recruitment as well as applying cell biology, organoid and immunology approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms governing the establishment and maintenance of human GI tract in health and disease. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training patient recruitment, sample processing and preparation and in immunologic techniques such as FACS and mass cytometry, in vivo models and translational research.

Research Activities - The Post-graduate will identify and recruit patients for on going studies, use a combination primary cell culture techniques, FACS and imagining modalities to understand the the mechanisms leading to mucosal immunity.

Training - The Post-graduate will receive training in clinical and 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 both PIs 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.

Education - 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 Associate - Translational Metastasis Research
Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Postgraduate Associate in Translational Metastasis Research

Posting Date: January 14th, 2022

The Nguyen Lab in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center invites qualified candidates to submit applications for the position of Postgraduate Associate. The Nguyen Lab is studying the process of cancer metastasis and translating our findings towards clinical applications.  More information can be found at http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/nguyen/

The Postgraduate Associate will have the unique opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplinary translational research environment which includes active collaborations with clinicians and pharmaceutical research partners.

Training

The Associate will receive training in techniques which include (but are not limited to): patient biospecimen collection and imaging, live animal imaging, cell culture, molecular biology, and related analytical methods. As a member of our team, the Associate will contribute to essential lab operations, present their work in lab/institutional/national meetings and is encouraged to contribute to manuscripts that will be prepared for publication.

Mentoring

The Associate will be directly mentored by Dr. Don X. Nguyen and a senior Research Associate in the Nguyen lab. Mentoring activities will include daily hands-on instructions as well as weekly small and large group meetings to discuss scientific progress and career development.  The trainee will be encouraged to attend additional group meetings, conferences, and workshops as appropriate.

Education/Qualification

The candidate is expected to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biology related field. Previous experience with tissue immunostaining, animal research, or cell culture are preferred, but not required.

Application

Qualified candidates who are interested in applying should prepare a statement of interest, CV, and two letters of reference addressed to Dr. Don X. Nguyen. The application packages should be sent to Wendy Folsom (wendy.folsom@yale.edu).

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Nguyen lab values diversity among our students, staff, and faculty and we strongly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

Postgraduate position in Clinical / Translational Research (Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program / Braun lab)
Posting Date: 01/12/2022

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.