Postgraduate Positions

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Postgraduate positions are short term training positions for bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders who seek research experience prior to graduate or medical school. As with postdoctoral positions, most postgraduate trainees find their positions by contacting faculty directly. Several faculty have posted their open positions below.
 
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.
 
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Post Graduate Associate Position in the DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research in the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
Posting Date: February 3, 2023

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

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

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

Education:

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

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

Application Process:

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

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

Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology and Genomics (Lee Lab)
Posting Date: February 3, 2023

Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology and Genomics (Lee Lab)

Full-time paid post-graduate associate training position in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The position is for 1 or 2 years. The start date is flexible but can begin immediately.

The Lee Laboratory develops and applies new genomic technologies to interrogate the complexity of the human immune system. Our goal is to use this knowledge to determine disease etiology and construct potential treatments. Using next-generation and single-cell sequencing, we characterize variation in adaptive immune receptors (e.g. T cell receptors) of patients with cancer or autoimmunity. We then use a combination of high-throughput functional genomics, immunology, and molecular biology to characterize immune gene and variant function in depth.

Education: Post-graduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in the biological sciences or a related field. Prior lab-based experience in immunology or molecular biology is desirable. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in an intensive mentored research experience prior to graduate or medical school, though candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered.

Mentorship: Mentorship is a priority in the lab, and trainees will have frequent formal and informal meetings with Dr. Lee. The candidate will meet with Dr. Lee to discuss their data and its interpretation. The candidate will be encouraged to present at lab meetings, and attend Yale’s human immunology seminars and retreats. Mentoring will include discussion of recent papers from the primary literature as well as discussions about career options in the life sciences and/or medicine. 

Training: The candidate will receive training in molecular biology (e.g. DNA cloning, lentiviral work, and CRISPR/Cas9), cell culture, immunology (e.g. isolation of immune cells, expression of T cell receptors and antigens, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence), and genomics techniques (e.g. gene library screening and sequencing). Efforts are made to tailor the experience to the post-graduate’s goals and interests. There is an emphasis on participating in publications.

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.

Application Process: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Mark Lee, MD, PhD (mark.n.lee@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Post-graduate position in the Lee lab” and include a copy of their CV as well as a Cover Letter addressing their background and interest in the position. Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.

Cresswell Lab Postgraduate Position- Department of Immunology
Posting Date: January 31, 2023

Cresswell Lab Postgraduate Position- Department of Immunology

Full-time, paid postgraduate associate training position available in the Spring of 2023 in Cresswell laboratory in the Department of Immunology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The position is for 1 or 2 years. The lab’s historical focus has been on the cell biology and biochemistry of antigen processing, i.e. the mechanisms used by cells to generate the antigenic MHC-peptide complexes that are recognized by T lymphocytes (PMID: 23298205). Recently, in response to the COVID epidemic, we have begun to study this in bat cells and have uncovered significant differences from the human and mouse systems that may facilitate the ability of bats to survive in the face of persistent virus infection. The candidate’s project will be in this area.

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

Mentorship: The candidate will get “hands on” and conceptual mentorship, orientation, guidance and feedback by senior lab members and Dr. Cresswell.

Training: The candidate will receive training in a variety of techniques used in immunology and cell biology, including flow cytometry, tissue culture of bat and human cells, confocal microscopy, protein chemistry and molecular biology. 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 Dr. Peter Cresswell (peter.cresswell@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Postgrad position in the Cresswell lab” and include a Cover Letter addressing their qualifications and interest in the position and a copy of their CV. 

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION (Emergency Medicine)
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION (Emergency Medicine)

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) to work in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine, with Dr. Cameron Gettel. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits and a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of emergency medicine research.

Training:

The research candidate will train to be a research team member and participate in 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 data analysis 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 $40,000.00 + benefits. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in computer science and healthcare/emergency medicine research. Education opportunities will center on large dataset analysis, regression modeling techniques, and data visualization and presentation.

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 June-July 2023. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION (Emergency Medicine)
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION (Emergency Medicine)

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) to work in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine, with Dr. Cameron Gettel. This is a full-time, paid position 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 $40,000.00 + benefits. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in emergency medicine research.

Specific Duties:

• Identification of older adults in the ED with cognitive impairment (e.g. dementia)

• Completion of electronic medical record chart abstraction to obtain additional

information

• Contact of study participants to assure receipt of survey, and if needed, provision

of a mailed copy of the tool

• Engagement with care transition project involving artificial intelligence + care

coach intervention

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 June-July 2023. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

Postgraduate Associate – Language Learning and Multisensory Brain Lab
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

Postgraduate Associate – Language Learning and Multisensory Brain Lab

Project Directors: Drs. Richard Aslin, Sara Sanchez-Alonso and Nicholas Turk-Browne

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Postgraduate Associate (PGA) position in the Child Study Center of Yale’s School of Medicine. The successful candidate will work with the three project directors on a research study supported by a National Science Foundation grant entitled “Development of language-related neural networks using multimodal imaging.”  The NSF grant uses both fMRI and fNIRS, simultaneously and separately, to measure functional brain connectivity in infants and children ranging in age from 12 months to 7 years.

Drs. Aslin and Sanchez-Alonso are members of the Language-Learning and Multisensory Brain (LLAMB) lab, co-directed by Dr. David Lewkowicz (https://llamblab.haskins.yale.edu/). The LLAMB lab investigates the cognitive and neural bases of language learning and development using behavioral (eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG and fNIRS) techniques in typically developing infants, children, and adults, and in collaboration with Dr. Katarzyna Chawarska studies of toddlers with Autism.  Dr. Turk-Browne is the Director of the Wu Tsai Institute (https://wti.yale.edu/) and uses cutting-edge neuroimaging methods to study learning and memory in adults and infants (https://ntblab.yale.edu/).

Mentorship

Under the primary mentorship of Dr. Richard Aslin, the PGA will be guided through project tasks which include: (1) all aspects of research such as data collection, analyses, writing, and academic presentations; (2) coordinating participant recruitment and human subjects protocols under the direction of Dr. Sara Sanchez-Alonso; (3) gaining knowledge about general aspects of neuroimaging techniques under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Turk-Browne, including the opportunity to sit-in on lectures and workshops, and (4) attending meetings with collaborators who assist the research team in carrying out their grant-support research.

Training

The LLAMB lab has weekly meetings where participants discuss recent research articles on various aspects of behavioral and neural development.  The Turk-Browne lab also has weekly meetings where students present their on-going research projects.  The PGA will attend these meetings, learning from our colleagues, and have the opportunity to present their own research as they become engaged in specific projects.  Past PGAs have been co-authors on joint publications and have presented their work as posters at scientific conferences.  Opportunities to attend technical workshops and summer schools are also encouraged.  The three co-directors offer informal seminars that cover many professional development topics, including (a) graduate school preparation and networking/professional engagement; (b) research design, methodology, and statistical analysis; and (c) diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and practice.

Education and Eligibility Requirements

The successful candidate will work with Drs. Aslin, Sanchez-Alonso, and Turk-Browne, their postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other staff members to plan and execute data collection for the NSF grant and other on-going projects in their labs.  The position involves on-site data collection at both the LLAMB lab and the multi-modal imaging facilities in the Discovery Center of the Wu Tsai Institute (https://wti.yale.edu/resources/human-brain-discovery).  The LLAMB lab and the Discovery Center are in adjacent buildings connected by a skyway.  Recruitment of infant and child participants is facilitated by the Yale Baby School (https://babyschool.yale.edu/), a collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale Psychology Department.

Requirements for this position include:

• BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related fields

• Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)

Additional relevant skills include:

• Experience with human research, particularly with infants or children

• Experience with neuroimaging data analysis software (e.g., FSL, Freesurfer, MNE, NeuroDot)

• Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab) 

• Experience with eye-tracking devices (Eye-Link, Tobii)

• Experience with experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-Prime, Presentation, PsychoPy)

• Experience with on-line data collection platforms (Mturk, Prolific, Lookit)

• Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)

The anticipated start-date is July 1, 2023.  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/.

Application Process

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Richard Aslin by email with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references (richard.aslin@haskins.yale.edu).  Please note “PGA position”, in the subject line of your email.  Review of applications will begin on March 15 and the position will remain open until filled. 

This is a 1-year position, but we expect funding to continue for at least 2 years and encourage applicants to commit to a 2-year appointment, which is advantageous for creating a strong resume for admission to PhD programs and further career development.

Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.  Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Postgraduate Associate, Wet-lab or Computational, Genetics Department (Reilly Lab)
Posting Date: January 24, 2023

Postgraduate Associate, Wet-lab or Computational, Genetics Department (Reilly Lab)

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

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

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

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

EDUCATION
For wet-lab candidates, 1+ years of prior molecular biology research experience is required. Strong coursework in molecular biology/genetics is beneficial. For computational candidates, excellent coding skills and coursework in molecular biology/genetics are required.
The candidate should display a high level of initiative, logic, and creative problem-solving skills, as well as a bachelor’s degree with a solid foundation in science. The candidate is also required to have excellent personal initiative and should be excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic team. They should demonstrate aptitude for time management skills in coordinating concurrent assignments in a multi-faceted project. Candidates should possess strong communication and computer skills, with the ability to develop technical documents and presentations.

Candidates with any experience in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, genetics, machine learning, mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, or sequencing are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of extension or further opportunities. Interested candidates should apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/120419 .

The application should include: (1) CV; (2) a cover letter including a brief description of research interests and how they align with the lab; and (3) either (a) letters from or (b) contact information for 2-3 references.

Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: January 20, 2023

Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

A 1-2 year postgraduate research associate position in translational and clinical research is available in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. The primary role for this laboratory will be to identify and collect biospecimens from women giving birth at Yale New Haven Hospital for inclusion in the Yale University Reproductive Sciences Biobank, which supports translational research projects throughout the University. In addition, the postgraduate research associate will assist with a longitudinal pregnancy study and be involved in defining best practices for biospecimen collection and storage to best support various big data technologies.

Training: The postgraduate research associate will have the opportunity to gain experience with a broad range of different clinical research skills (e.g. design and conduct of clinical trials, IRB development, human subject consent, medical record abstraction, collection of biospecimens, and processing human tissue), as well as cell biology techniques (e.g. RNA and protein extraction and quantification). In addition, Human Subjects and HIPAA training will be provided. Thus, this position is ideal for recent graduates interested in learning how to design, conduct, and interpret scientific experiments, as well as individuals looking to gain clinical research experience prior to graduate studies in the health professions.

Mentoring: The postgraduate research associate will receive direct, daily mentoring and training from Yale University Reproductive Sciences Biobank Manager Jane O’Bryan and weekly mentoring from Yale University Reproductive Sciences Biobank Co-Directors Dr. Shannon Whirledge and Dr. Pinar Kodaman. Mentorship will be provided for research design, data management, and patient interactions. Additional mentorship will be provided in a manner tailored to the individual’s long-term career goals. Intellectual and technical contributions by the postgraduate research associate will provide opportunities for this individual to present data at national research meetings and/or gain experience drafting manuscripts for peer-review.     

Education: A master’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field is required (for example: premed or life sciences/biology). Prior experience working in a clinic or research lab is preferred, although training will be provided for all proposed research activities. Bilingual or Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply. To excel in this role, the applicant should be dedicated and reliable with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently, as well as in a team.

To apply, please email a brief cover letter describing motivations, research interests and experience, and formal qualifications in the body of the email and resume to Dr. Shannon Whirledge at shannon.whirledge@yale.edu. Application review will begin immediate and will occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated start May or early June 2023.

Yale Center for Wellbeing in Women & Mothers Postgraduate Position
Posting Date: January 19, 2023

Yale Center for Wellbeing in Women & Mothers Postgraduate Position

A position is available for a full-time trainee (post-baccalaureate) in The Center for Wellbeing in Women & Mothers under the guidance of Dr. Ariadna Forray. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits. The Postgraduate appointee will be for one year. The position will primarily support a multisite study for pregnant women with opioid use disorder at obstetrical clinics across Connecticut and Massachusetts. The position is based in New Haven with occasional travel to other Connecticut sites. Support for other studies and projects involving pregnant women with substance use disorders are required as needed. For more information and a list of recent publications, visit the lab website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/researchforher/

Training

The position will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and conducting and coding of structured interviews with study participants. Trainee will also be responsible for obtaining informed consent, administering questionnaires, collecting urine toxicology specimens, and breathalyzer carbon monoxide levels, coordinating with hospital and clinical staff and carrying out other study procedures. Position also involves the handling sensitive information and documents, following HIPPAA, Yale and good clinical practice guidelines. 

Mentoring

The postgraduate appointee will be trained in a variety of aspects of clinical research and will gain knowledge in substance use disorders and pregnancy. The position is focused on the training in human subjects’ research and instruction in recruitment, screening, and data collection. The appointee will become familiar with interviewing techniques for both structured and qualitative interviews and will also assist with transcription and coding of the qualitative interviews.

The postgraduate position is open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Anticipated start date is May/June 2023.

Education

Applicants should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology or related discipline.  A goal to pursue medical school or Ph.D. training subsequently will be highly desirable.  The ideal applicant will have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for regular travel around New Haven and occasional travel to other Connecticut sites.

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

Additional Information

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

The Postgraduate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960 and are required to start at the first of the month. 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, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two letters of reference to Amanda Mele at amanda.mele@yale.edu

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

Postgraduate Research Associate - Nephrology
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postgraduate Research Associate - Nephrology 

Full-time postgraduate associate training position in clinical research beginning Spring 2023 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, Jeffrey Turner, MD, 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. 

Post-Graduate Position in Regenerative Liver Biology (Yimlamai Lab)
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Post-Graduate Position in Regenerative Liver Biology (Yimlamai Lab)

Postgraduate positions for research on the developmental biology, growth and regeneration of the liver are available in the laboratory of Dean Yimlamai at Yale University.

Research in the Yimlamai Lab is directed at understanding the drivers of human liver disease, particularly in Pediatric diseases such as biliary atresia and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Our focus is in the cell biology of epithelial cells with their microenvironment. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual who is interested in applying cell biology, organoid and animal model approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms in liver biology for eventual application to Pediatric disease. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training in genetics, in vivo models as well as a range of cell and molecular biology techniques.

Research Activities - The Post-graduate will use a combination of mouse injury models and cell culture techniques to understand the basic mechanisms of liver regeneration.

Training - The Post-graduate will receive training in mouse genetics, cell biology techniques including cell culture and molecular biology (ie. PCR, next generation sequencing) techniques.

Mentoring Plan - The successful candidate will receive daily, hands-on mentoring from members of the Yimlamai lab. The candidate will meet with the PI regarding their productivity and interpretation of their data on a weekly basis.

Education - The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. in the field of biological sciences, and have some experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. 

Candidates should be motivated, organized, responsible and enthusiastic. For more information on our group, please see our website – www.liverstemcells.org.

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. Dean Yimlamai (dean.yimlamai@yale.edu).

Postgraduate position in Translational Research
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postgraduate position in Translational Research

Yale Cancer Center is seeking an enthusiastic postgraduate or postdoctoral research associate to spearhead a biorepository of cancer patients treated with immunotherapy and other novel drugs, starting May 2023. The individual will also engage in an array of basic, clinical and translational projects ongoing in the lab. The lab focuses on developing new drug regimens, finding biomarkers predictive of response to therapies and discover mechanisms of side effects.

The position includes collecting, profiling and annotating specimens. The research associate will work with the clinical team at Yale New Haven Hospital. Based on motivation and skill set, the candidate will engage in individual research project/s.

Education:

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with previous experience in lab work and strong computer skills. Individuals with an MD degree are also encouraged to apply.

Training:

The research associate will receive training in basic laboratory skills, medical sciences, and advanced use of computer programs.

Mentoring:

The research associate will be mentored by an assigned post-doctoral associate / medical fellow, depending on personal aspirations, and the principal investigator, on a weekly basis.

Interested applicants should submit their CV to Tarissa.Klarman@yale.edu .

Postgraduate Position in Liver Vascular Biology (McConnell Lab)
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postgraduate Position in Liver Vascular Biology (McConnell Lab)

The lab is located in the Yale Liver Center and is focused on translational research in primary human cells and patient samples to discover novel inflammatory pathways in the liver. In particular, we focus on the role of platelets and their interactions with liver sinusoidal endothelial cells to cause hepatic inflammation and disease. 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 and/or biomedical research. 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 July 1, 2023.

  1. Training- The laboratory uses primary human cell and plasma isolation, next generation sequencing, advanced microscopy, and biochemical techniques to discover platelet-mediated inflammatory pathways in the liver sinusoid. While in the lab you will take the lead on advancing ongoing projects and acquire skills in patient-oriented research including interfacing with research coordinators to collect patient samples, primary human cell isolation, cell culture, real-time PCR, cell microscopy, and bulk RNA sequencing. You will also acquire investigative skills such as experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis, and publication.
  1. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Matthew McConnell 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 matthew.mcconnell@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD.
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Associate position studying dietary and microbial drivers of pancreatic cancer in the Muzumdar Lab, Department of Genetics
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postgraduate Associate position studying dietary and microbial drivers of pancreatic cancer 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 to work on an innovative interdisciplinary project that aims to understand how dietary fat and gut microbial communities – associated with obesity – contribute to pancreatic cancer development.

Our lab focuses on understanding the genetic, environmental, and host factors that govern the earliest stages of pancreatic cancer evolution with the goal to develop precision-based prevention therapies for this recalcitrant disease. Our lab fosters a respectful, fun, and exciting multidisciplinary environment, spanning experts with backgrounds in oncology, metabolomics, immunology, endocrinology, and bioinformatics. Through our projects, our trainees have access to cutting-edge technology and unique opportunities for collaboration across different Yale Departments within the Yale School of Medicine.

Training:

Through this project, candidates will gain experience in broadly applicable techniques in biomedical research including, but not limited to, mammalian and bacterial DNA and RNA sequencing, cell culture, western blotting, quantitative RT-PCR, immunofluorescence microscopy, and more specialized techniques involved in metabolomic analysis and GPCR activation screens. Candidates will also receive extensive training in mouse colony management, physiology, and tissue histology.

Mentoring:

Candidates will receive one-on-one mentoring from designated postdoctoral fellow in the lab, on experimental design and execution. Additional mentorship will come through interactions with other members in the laboratory and their projects; participation in lab meetings, journal clubs, and seminars; and periodic one-on-one meetings with PI Dr. Mandar Muzumdar 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 hardworking with an educational (bachelor’s or master’s degree) with 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: apply.interfolio.com/120087<http://apply.interfolio.com/120087> .
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 or Christian Ruiz

Yale Fellowship in Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

Yale Fellowship in Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)

The Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY) group at Yale will select one highly qualified college graduate for a research fellowship. The TRY group is a team of researchers, led by Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, in Yale School of Medicine dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative and optimal interventions for adolescent tobacco users. We have been recruiting and conducting prevention and cessation programs in over 20 local high schools in Connecticut since 2003. In our current study, we aim to discover the best behavioral intervention to help adolescents and young adults to quit vaping nicotine. This work is funded through an American Heart Association-funded initiative called ENACT (End Nicotine Addiction in Children and Teens) which seeks to prevent and/or reverse nicotine addiction through e-cigarette use among adolescents and young adults.

Mentorship

The candidate will be mentored by Dr.’s Krishnan-Sarin and Kong. Dr. Krishnan-Sarin is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also a Chair of the Human Investigations Committee (IRB) at Yale. Her research is focused on developing a bio-behavioral understanding of substance use behaviors in adult and adolescent substance users, with the goal of developing optimal prevention and cessation interventions. She leads the ENACT and the Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (TCORS) initiatives at Yale. Dr. Kong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her research is focused on preventing youth tobacco use using a variety of methods, such as qualitative and quantitative strategies, including social media analytics to understand tobacco use and promotional trends to inform policies and to develop novel prevention/cessation interventions. She leads the career core and training in the TCORS initiative at Yale.

Training

The candidate will contribute to research exploring the efficacy of a virtual intervention for vaping cessation among youth. The candidate will assist with disseminating information about ecigarettes and potential harm to youth, recruiting participants who may be interested in quitting vaping from local schools, obtaining consent/assent from youth, assessing their eligibility using standardized assessments, transporting study materials, and conducting research appointments with participants in the community. Didactic courses will include: bi-weekly TCORS Career Core seminars which are focused on career and grant development and foundational topics on tobacco regulation 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 candidate will have access to a wide range of webinars on cutting-edge topics in nicotine and tobacco use through Society of Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) and The Tobacco Regulatory Science Knowledge Center (sponsored by the TCORS coordinating center).The candidate will also receive training in human subjects research (completed upon hiring and will result in certification to participate in human subjects research) as well as courses throughout the Yale School of Medicine/Yale School of Public Health focused on engaging community members in health research. In addition to the specific research duties described above, the candidate may have opportunities to be part of scientific publications through assistance in the literature review, writing, and data analysis.

Education/Experience BA or BS required.

Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background is preferred 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

Access to a car to allow for assisting with transportation of research materials is required; mileage will be reimbursed. In accordance with university requirements for a safe return to inperson 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-fa…

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: Thomas Liss, thomas.liss@yale.edu

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

Postgraduate position in Clinical / Translational Research (Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program / Braun lab)
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate position computational biology / bioinformatics position in the Yale Cancer Center (Braun Lab)
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Associate Position at the Yale Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator (Nephrology/Wilson/Moledina)
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

Postgraduate Associate Position at the Yale Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator (Wilson/Moledina)

Yale School of Medicine, Nephrology (CTRA)

Full-time paid postgraduate associate training position beginning Summer 2023 in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator.  The position is available for 1-2 years with Drs. Wilson/Moledina.

Mentorship

The lab has several ongoing clinical research studies focusing on developing novel technologies and biomarkers related to various kidney and heart diseases.  Past graduates have pursued MD or MD/PhD tracks after completion. The Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator is composed of a collaborative group of physician-scientists, research fellows, post-docs, post-grads, biostatisticians, nurses, and study coordinators. Our group prides itself in providing strong mentorship for trainees, promoting academic excellence, and achieving work-life balance.

Education

Requirements for the position include BA/BS in the life sciences or completion of the pre-medical track with expected graduation June 2023 or earlier. Prior experience in a research laboratory or hospital is preferred but not required.
 

Training

The position provides hands-on training in patient-oriented biomedical research with the opportunity to interact with both patients and healthcare professionals in hospital, clinic, and laboratory settings. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: assistance in clinical data and quality management, consenting/interacting with patients, developing presentations, biospecimen processing, reporting at team meetings, and data management/analysis.  There will be opportunities to participate in abstract and manuscript publication and to lead sub-studies. 

Further details about the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator is available at https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/ctra/

Interested applicants should send their resume with cover letter to melissa.m.shaw@yale.edu

Post-graduate Wet Lab Research Associate (Ishizuka Lab)
Posting Date: January 9, 2023

Post-graduate Wet Lab Research Associate (Ishizuka Lab)

The Ishizuka Lab is recruiting a wet lab research associate to join a team dedicated to identifying novel targets and therapeutic strategies in cancer immunotherapy. The candidate will function to drive projects and as part of a team with other Lab members. Your work will be central to several research projects and co-authorship on resulting publications is strongly supported. You will be expected to design and conduct experiments in a reproducible manner, to interpret their results, to conduct independent analysis and to participate in purchasing and other tasks critical to lab functioning. Cell culture, molecular biology and in vivo tumor modeling experience are preferred. Minimum qualifications include:

* Demonstrated ability to think creatively and to solve problems with a strong attention to detail
* Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
* Abundant motivation with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Training Provided: The candidate will work closely with other lab members and the principal investigator to develop expertise in:

* Experimental approaches in cell and molecular biology, potentially including cell culture, microscopy, immunofluorescence, molecular cloning and western blotting
* Experimental approaches in immunology potentially including flow cytometry, cytokine bead arrays and intracellular cytokine staining
* Experimental approaches in genomics, functional genomics and transcriptomics potentially including CRISPR-Cas9 screening, next generation sequencing, bulk and single cell RNAseq
* Tumor immunology and communication / presentation via lab meetings, journal clubs and informal discussion
Mentoring Provided:

* The principal investigator meets with every lab member weekly to review data, discuss goals and provide feedback and advice
* The candidate will additionally work closely with a post-doctoral fellow or graduate student in the Lab with expertise in the project selected.
Required Education:

* Bachelor degree in biology, engineering or other science-related field.
If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter with three references to: jeffishizukalab@gmail.com<mailto:jeffishizukalab@gmail.com>

Post-graduate Dry Lab Research Associate (Ishizuka Lab)
Posting Date: January 9, 2023

Post-graduate Dry Lab Research Associate (Ishizuka Lab)

The Ishizuka lab is recruiting a dry lab research associate to join a team dedicated to identifying novel targets and therapeutic strategies in cancer immunotherapy. The candidate will function to drive projects and as part of a team with other Lab members. Your work will be central to several research projects and co-authorship on resulting publications is strongly supported. You will have access to perturbational single cell RNA sequencing data from patient samples and other genomic data. Facility with R, Python or other commonly used programing languages in computational biology is expected. Minimum qualifications include:

* Demonstrated ability to think creatively and to solve problems with a strong attention to detail
* Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
* Abundant motivation with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Training Provided: The candidate will work closely with other lab members and the principal investigator to develop expertise in:

* Analysis of single cell RNA sequencing data, including perturbational data
* Computational biology
* Genomic analysis
Mentoring Provided:

* The principal investigator meets with every lab member weekly to review data, discuss goals and provide feedback and advice
* The candidate will additionally work closely with a post-doctoral fellow, graduate student or close collaborator with expertise in the project selected.
Required Education:

* Bachelor degree in biology, computer science, mathematics, engineering or other science-related field.
If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter with three references to: jeffishizukalab@gmail.com<mailto:jeffishizukalab@gmail.com>

Postgraduate Associate position in the Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
Posting Date: January 5, 2023

Postgraduate Associate Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine - Knauert Lab)

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

This is a full-time, paid position available for start on or around July 1, 2023.                                                                                                   

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

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

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

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

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

Education: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline prior to the beginning of the position. Prior clinical and research experience is not required, but highly preferred. Candidates should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. Candidates must also have a flexible schedule (able to work weekends and evenings). Individuals, whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees, are highly encouraged to apply. The position is for 1 year, and extendable for one additional year.

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

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

Please include your full name on every page of the items listed above.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023. CV and Cover letter must be received by 5:00 PM EST to be considered for an interview.

Postgraduate Associate position in the Giraldez Lab, Department of Genetics
Posting Date: January 5, 2023

Postgraduate Associate position in the Giraldez Lab, Department of Genetics

The Giraldez Lab is seeking a postgraduate associate interested in zebrafish husbandry to learn the zebrafish research model. It requires hands on work and maintenance of the freshwater tropical fish large fish facility under the supervision of the principal investigator of the laboratory. Must be self-motivated and physically capable of maintaining 10-liter fish tanks in shelving units. The focus of the overall project is to use zebrafish as a model system to study vertebrate development and behavior. For more information on our lab, see https://www.giraldezlab.org/.

Training:
The new hire will receive training in Genetics, Molecular and Developmental Biology using the Zebrafish model. They will learn about the CRISPR technique different stages of zebrafish development as well as identifying the different mutants, phenotypes, and how to characterize gene expression in the zebrafish model. Candidate will be trained on several necessary lab techniques including RNA and DNA extraction, cloning, in-situ probe generation, in-situ hybridization, zebrafish tissue collection, genotyping using PCR and gel electrophoresis, and data interpretation and analysis. They will also learn how to maintain and document fish lines, prepare fish food, feed fish, check and maintain water quality, breed fish (both wild type and mutant), raise young, maintain tanks and equipment, make solutions, track and maintain optimal fish health. Additionally will be trained on how to document results using SnapGene, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Mentoring:
The postgraduate associate will be mentored by assigned members of the Giraldez lab to gain experience in experimental design, execution and analysis of experiments, lab meeting presentation and time management.

Education:
The ideal candidate should be a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in marine, aquatic, or fishery Biology, or related Biological field.

Interested applicants should submit their application through the Department of Genetics Interfolio portal http://apply.interfolio.com/119526

Specific questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to genetics.admin@yale.edu<mailto:genetics.admin@yale.edu>.

Florence B. Selden Fellow Department of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery
Posting Date: January 4, 2023

Florence B. Selden Fellow

Department of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery

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

Salary range: $45,000-$50,000, commensurate with education and experience, and a competitive benefits package: https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Curators of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Florence B. Selden Fellow will supervise the department’s active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections of works on paper. The Selden Fellow will prepare and follow through to publication the annual list of the department’s acquisitions on the Gallery’s website, conduct scholarly research to catalogue new acquisitions, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students, and the public on matters concerning the collection. The Selden Fellow will have the opportunity to propose acquisitions, conduct independent research, and assist with special exhibitions and permanent gallery installations. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds interested in working in the prints and drawings curatorial field.

Interested and qualified candidates must include the following documents with their application: cover letter describing career goals and why this position is of particular interest; CV; graduate transcript; an example of recent written research (maximum 2 pages); names and contact information of three references (letters not necessary).

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2023.

Training:

  1. The Selden Fellow will receive advanced training in the proper cataloguing of Western works of on paper dating from the 15th century to the present, including in the use of oeuvre catalogues and reference works on collectors’ marks and publisher chop marks.
  2. The fellow will receive training in the proper handling of works of art on paper and in paper connoisseurship, including the history of paper manufacture and watermarks.
  3. The fellow will be provided in-depth instruction in the use of the Gallery’s collection database, The Museum System (TMS), which will be critical to the fellow’s carrying out of responsibilities as well as to future training in the field.
  4. The fellow will receive instruction in provenance research and in the proper compilation of object bibliography.

Mentoring:

  1. The fellow will receive instruction in the hosting of class and scholar visits (in-person and virtual) to our active Duffy Study Room, which will be a principal part of the fellowship position.  
  2. Intensive mentorship will be provided in the research, formation, and delivery of gallery talks and public presentations.
  3. Working closely with the department curators, the fellow will be introduced to all aspects of the preparation of exhibitions and permanent gallery installations, from the selection of objects to the writing and editing of exhibition texts and wall labels.
  4. The fellow will receive encouragement and oversight on independent scholarly ventures, including the preparation of articles for scholarly publication. 

Education and preferred experience:

  1. M.A. in Art History or related field.
  2. Commitment to the field of graphic arts and to object-based teaching.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with colleagues and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
  4. Museum and/or teaching experience.
  5. Familiarity with collections databases, preferably TMS (The Museum System).
  6. Ability to exercise discretion and to be a team player in an active office and museum environment.
  7. Familiarity with at least one European language.
  8. Well-developed research and written communication skills.
  9. Ability to lift 35 pounds.

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.

A copy of the application can be addressed directly to:

Freyda Spira

Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings

Yale University Art Gallery

c/o Suzanne Greenawalt, Senior Museum Assistant: suzanne.greenawalt@yale.edu

Postgraduate Position in Psychiatry (Seo Lab)
Posting Date: December 20, 2022

A post-graduate research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hyojung Seo in the Department of Psychiatry (https://seolab.yale.edu/). The research focus of the laboratory is to understand how the brain regulates cognition and motivation via large-scale neural networks connecting prefrontal cortex and subcortical regions. We are recruiting a candidate with strong mathematical/computational/engineering backgrounds who desires to apply state-of-the-art mathematical/statistical methods to high-dimensional neural activity to infer inter-areal and inter-neuronal causal connectivity.

Mentoring

The candidate will receive mentoring from the members and the collaborators of the lab. The candidate will meet with the PI regularly to discuss his/her progress and productivity. The candidate will participate and present at weekly journal clubs and have opportunity to learn about topics/issues in cognitive neuroscience as well as state-of-the-art methods of network analyses.

Training

The candidate will work closely with graduate students and receive basic training to understand neurophysiological methods and unique characteristics of high-dimensional neural data. Under the guidance of supervisor (PI), the candidate will learn how to apply mathematical methods/models in an interpretable and biologically-relevant way.

Education/Experience

Candidates should have a B.A./B.S. in applied mathematics/computer science/data science/biomedical engineering or related fields. Prior lab experience is preferred but not required. Candidates with research experience in machine learning and artificial neural networks, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,000/year.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Application process

Interested applicants should send their applications to Dr. Hyojung Seo (hyojung.seo@yale.edu). The application should include: (1) CV; (2) A brief statement of research interests; (3) Contact information for 2-3 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: December 16, 2022

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

Investigator: Clara Abraham, MD

Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

Yale University, New Haven, CT

POSTGRADUATE POSITION for research on mucosal immunity, intestinal immune homeostasis/intestinal inflammation, and innate immunity in the laboratory of Clara Abraham at Yale University. 

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

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

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

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

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postgrad Position at the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Yale University
Posting Date: December 14, 2022

Postgrad Position at the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Yale University

Our group is interested in comparative analyses of normal lymphocyte development and malignant transformation towards leukemia and lymphoma. We cover research areas with relevance to Immunology, Hematology and Cancer Biology. Our research involves experiments with primary human leukemia and lymphoma cells, normal lymphocyte development in humanized mice, leukemia, lymphoma and stem cell transplantation pre-clinical models, mouse genetics, gene editing, genetic biosensors of signal transduction, optogenetics, classical molecular and cell biology, a strong emphasis on mechanistic studies in oncogenic signal transduction. We strive to promote a culture of diversity and inclusivity, focusing on career development and innovative approaches to science.

Training and education:
We are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to molecular biology. The candidate should bring enthusiasm for science, willingness to think beyond established concepts and to expand their methodological repertoire. The lab takes a team science approach and puts emphasis on a collaborative working environment.

The candidate will be involved in experiments using state-of-the-art genetic engineering to analyze B-/T-cell signaling in malignant transformation and may learn and apply the following scientific methods:

CRISPR-based genetic engineering, flow cytometry, western blot, mouse genetics, viral gene delivery, pre-clinical drug testing in xenotransplantation models, stem cell transplantation experiments.

Mentoring:
Mentoring will be provided by various active laboratory members and overseen by Dr. Markus Müschen. The members of the mentoring team is dependent on the project(s) and techniques involved for scientific inquiry.  Working with current and prior mentees, over the past five years, the Müschen Laboratory established innovative conceptual frameworks for the understanding of B-cell signaling mechanisms and negative selection, some of which are summarized below:

  • We discovered regulation of energy-abundance as the central determinant of negative B-cell-selection: Hyperactivation of kinases downstream of an autoreactive B-cell receptor induces ATP-depletion and energy stress (Chen Nature 2015, Shojaee Nature Med 2016, Chan Nature 2017; Pan PNAS 2020).
  • Studying changes of energy-metabolism during B-cell transformation, we discovered that glucose carbon-flux was diverted in way that left transformed B-cells uniquely vulnerable to inhibition of PP2A, an enzyme that coordinates glycolytic flux with antioxidant protection (Xiao Cell 2018).
  • We discovered that changes in cell-size are orchestrated by BCL6 and MYC. Opposed by MYC, BCL6 decreases cell-size by transcriptionally repressing glucose-uptake in favor of autophagy (Duy Nature 2012; Geng Cancer Cell 2015; Hurtz Genes & Dev 2019).
  • Tracking mechanisms of leukemia-initiation in 1,100 patients, we discovered pathway convergence as a novel therapeutic vulnerability in B-ALL. Only mutations that converged on one central pathway promoted leukemia-progression. Genetic reactivation of divergent (suppressed) pathways engaged conflicting biochemical and transcriptional programs and subverted leukemia-development. Pharmacological pathway-reactivation to create a diverse signaling-environment represents a novel strategy to prevent B-ALL relapse and drug-resistance (Chan Nature 2020).
  • Studying biophysical mechanisms of B-cell activation, we discovered the short endosomal protein IFITM3 as central scaffold for lipid-raft assembly and surface-expression of rafts-associated receptors. Membrane-recruitment of IFITM3 was essential for the initiation of PI3K-signaling, antibody affinity maturation and oncogenic B-cell transformation (Lee Nature 2021).

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

Your application should include in one single PDF:

CV, brief motivation statement, coordinates of three scientific mentors (references)

markus.muschen@yale.edu

Methods/Techniques:

@muschenlab

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience
Posting Date: December 13, 2022

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience

The Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive joint pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism intervention. The position will commence June 2023.

The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution in autism research. Cogstate is an independent science company that supports clinical trials. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations.
 

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

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

Mentoring

Under Dr. Ventola’s mentorship, selected applicants will be expected guide a predetermined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and presentation of results. Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. They must have the ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings while juggling multiple tasks. Flexibility, endurance, and attention to detail are also essential qualities.

Education and Eligibility Requirements
Eligible candidates are college graduates who will have obtained a bachelor’s degree by June 2023. While previous relevant experience is preferred, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement of the fellowship.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

Application Information

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Dr. Pamela Ventola (pamela.ventola@yale.edu). Electronic submissions are preferable. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items: 1) Resume or CV 2) Transcript-undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) 3) A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced 4) Two letters of recommendations should be emailed to pamela.ventola@yale.edu. The recommender should include the applicants full name in the subject line.

Interested students should send their CV, personal statement, and transcript to Pamela Ventola (pamela.ventola@yale.edu).

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience may be directed to Pamela Ventola (pamela.ventola@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Associate (Garg Lab - Yale Stem Cell Center, Center for RNA Science and Medicine, and Cancer Center)
Posting Date: December 6, 2022

Postgraduate Associate (Garg Lab - Yale Stem Cell Center, Center for RNA Science and Medicine, and Cancer Center)

We seek enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join the Garg Lab at the Yale School of Medicine at the postgraduate level.  The lab is interested in the processes that generate heterogeneity in development and cancer (www.garglab.org).  Projects in the lab are highly interdisciplinary and involve cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, data science, and systems biology.  Postgraduate trainees from the lab have gone on to successful matriculation in PhD programs, MD programs, and positions in industry.  Start dates are flexible and could be commensurate with the end of the academic 2022-2023 year or earlier based on fit.  There are opportunities to contribute to multiple ongoing projects or develop a novel line of investigation.  Positions in the lab are ideal for those interested in driving an independent project to publication.  Responsibilities include designing, assisting with, conducting, and interpreting experiments, record-keeping, and assisting with shared organization tasks.

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

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

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

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

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience
Posting Date: December 6, 2022

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

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

The position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,000.00. Postgraduate positions are open to those who will have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree before beginning the position, but not doctoral degrees. Reappointment to a second year may be possible and will be determined 4-6 months prior to the end date. Anticipated start date is July 2023. This is not a remote opportunity. This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Our Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience Fellowship position will support the implementation of research protocols focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Research Fellows have opportunities to be involved in aspects of each study ranging from implementation of novel behavioral, eye-tracking, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging (fNIRS) experiments, to participating directly in subject characterization by conducting structured parent interviews and assessing participants, to data processing and analysis. Fellows will receive training in administration of novel behavioral paradigms, eye-tracking, and psychophysiological sensing technologies. 

The Fellow will be responsible for conducting experimental procedures with infants and children with and without ASD, including behavioral, eye-tracking, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging studies, as well as recruiting and scheduling participants and assisting with their clinical assessment. In addition, the Fellow will be responsible for data entry and data quality checks, will contribute to data analysis and data visualization procedures, and may assist in grant and manuscript preparation. The Fellow will also be responsible for maintaining hardware and software of behavioral, eye-tracking and electrophysiology labs, and for data backup and data management.  Applicants who have prior experience in research with clinical populations and/or with infants and young children and their families, experience with design and/or implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and/or psychophysiological studies, as well as a strong background in statistical methods, will be reviewed favorably. 

Mentorship

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

Training

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

Education/Experience

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

Application Process

Application Deadline: January 25, 2023, 11:59 pm EST

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

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

In addition:

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

Applications are requested by January 25, 2023. Review of applications will begin once all applications are received. Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. You are required to comply with the Vaccine Program prior to the first day of your Yale appointment. Should you not be eligible for the Booster at this time, you will be required to receive your booster within seven (7) days of your eligibility. Please see the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program for information on how to schedule a vaccination and/or how to Submit or Confirm your vaccination documentation. For up-to-date university information on COVID-19, please visit: https://covid19.yale.edu/. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in the Clinical Neuroscience of Autism
Posting Date: November 30, 2022

Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in the Clinical Neuroscience of Autism

The Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in clinical neuroscience seeks highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on autism spectrum disorder in the McPartland Lab and the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center and through the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials. The Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical research on autism and related disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach spanning neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a program of training incorporating both clinical and research experiences, beginning July 1, 2023.

Training

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

Mentorship

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

Education/ Experience

College graduates who will have received a bachelor’s degree by June 2023 are eligible.  The postgraduate associate position is not open to those with a doctoral degree.  Candidates with previous experience with autism, children, or psychology/neuroscience research will be favorably reviewed.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future graduate studies upon completion of the program. 

Additional Information

The postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,000.  A maximum second year extension is conditional on progress made in the first year.  This is not a remote opportunity.  This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.

In accordance with university requirements 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.

Application Process

Please visit our website for additional information about the application requirements for the Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship.  Applications are requested by February 1, 2023, for an intended start date of July 1, 2023.  Review of applications will begin once all submissions have been received.  For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact mcp.lab@yale.edu or call (203) 737-4586.

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

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)
Posting Date: November 30, 2022

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)

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

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

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

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

 The post-grad is welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences and lectures and to participate in clinical research study visits. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research! Anticipated start date will be June 2023 (though this is flexible).

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

Education/qualifications –

Required Qualifications:

-BA/BS degree

-conceptual understanding of basic human physiology and immunology

-strong computer skills including Microsoft excel

Preferred qualifications (not required):

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

-experience with Redcap or other database management system

-knowledge of basic statistics

-experience with molecular biology or immunology lab techniques

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

Postgraduate Associate (Neuroinformatics and Computer Science)—Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics, Psychiatry (Anticevic Lab)
Posting Date: November 30, 2022

Postgraduate Associate (Neuroinformatics and Computer Science)—Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics, Psychiatry (Anticevic Lab)

The Anticevic Lab is looking for a graduating senior with an interest in pursuing graduate research education in neuroscience, psychology, and/or computer science for a postgraduate position in the Department of Psychiatry under the guidance of Zailyn Tamayo, Director of N3 Technology. The Anticevic Lab <https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/anticevic/> leverages developmental and cognitive neuroscience to better understand how psychiatric illnesses develop. We seek to understand processes such as motivation and cognition in 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 neuroinformatics. 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:

Training under the supervision of Dr. Alan Anticevic, and the Anticevic Lab research team, the post-graduate associate will work closely with the Director of N3 Technology, Zailyn Tamayo. The post-graduate associate will be trained in neuroinformatics. Under the supervision of the Director of N3 Technology, they will learn HIPAA, CFR Part 11, and GDPR compliance related to the conduct of human based research and human data security. The candidate will learn proper data management skills as well as to implement quality assurance of acquired neuroimaging data. The candidate will have coding skills to work on fmri processing pipelines and data orchestration. The candidate will preferably have systems engineering and software engineering knowledge.

Mentorship:

The postgraduate associate will be mentored by Dr. Anticevic and will meet on a regular basis. They will have weekly supervision under the Director of N3 Technology, Zailyn Tamayo, in the development and conducting of neuroimaging analyses and processing workflows applied to psychiatric studies. They will be responsible for training those who intern in the lab in the summers and semesters. They will also be mentored by associate research scientists, post-doctoral associates, N3 faculty and the lab manager within the N3 Division.

Education:
The trainee’s curriculum will include: gaining independence in developing neuroinformatics workflows and programming, such as behavioral computer working memory tasks using e-prime programming. They will present at lab meeting on scientific papers and on their work. They will be encouraged to work towards shared authorship on poster presentations, and attend conferences to learn about this area of work. They will take short courses or workshops focused on fMRI, basic statistics and computer programming.

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 $38,000. 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 Zailyn Tamayo at zailyn.tamayo@yale.edu<mailto:zailyn.tamayo@yale.edu> AND Nicole Santamauro at Nicole.santamauro@yale.edu<mailto:Nicole.santamauro@yale.edu> Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Two post-graduate positions available at Yale University to work on transformation and genome engineering in Citrus
Posting Date: November 17, 2022

Two positions are currently available to work on a USDA-funded interdisciplinary project in the laboratories of Vivian Irish and Yannick Jacob at Yale University (Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology). The U.S. citrus industry is facing unprecedented challenges from the spread of citrus greening disease (i.e Huanglongbing or HLB) in citrus-growing states like Florida, Texas and California. The overall goal of this USDA-supported project is to utilize the extensive molecular information available for HLB infected citrus to develop a large-scale population of CRISPR/Cas9 gene-edited citrus plants that can be screened for tolerance to HLB. Position 1 will focus on training in plant tissue culture and transformation and position 2 will center on training in molecular genetics. For more information on the project, please see the project website at: https://crisprcitrus.org/<http://crisprcitrus.org/>.

Training

For position 1, training will include learning basic laboratory handling of chemicals and reagents, sterile technique, tissue culture approaches, plant husbandry, database management and other relevant skills. For position 2, training will include developing skills in bioinformatics, DNA extraction, PCR, and other molecular techniques. If desired, the PGA can learn additional techniques related to the project. The PGAs will meet with the entire team on a weekly basis to discuss project progress, and are encouraged to take advantage of lectures, departmental conferences, and other opportunities to enhance their research expertise. Anticipated start date will be January 2, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Mentorship

The PGA will be mentored by a postdoctoral associate on a daily basis, to learn and apply skills to the project needs. The goal is to develop a degree of research independence, while learning to working closely and effectively with members of a team. In addition, the PGA will meet with the P.I. of the project on a weekly basis to discuss weekly project progress, professional growth, and longer term career goals. Additional informal mentorship will come from working closely with other lab members and collaborating with other researchers with overlapping scientific interests.

Education

Applicants with a recent B.A. or B.S. degree in biology, plant science, biochemistry, genomics, or other related fields are encouraged to apply. Highly motivated individuals with experimental and/or computational skills are especially welcome. The position is for 1 year (extendable for one additional year with a 2 year maximum).

To apply, please send a CV to Vivian Irish (vivian.irish@yale.edu<mailto:vivian.irish@yale.edu>) that includes the names and complete contact information of three previous supervisors/mentors or referees. A brief cover letter describing which position interests you, your current scientific interests and career goals, and how they would fit with the research projects would be helpful. Please write “CITRUS APPLICATION” in the subject line of the email.

Postgraduate Position Cardiovascular Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: November 17, 2022

Postgraduate Associate Position 

Summary
Postgraduate associate positions are short term training positions for bachelor’s and master’s degree holders who seek research experience prior to graduate or medical school. The Postgraduate Associate position is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year extension. This is a full-time, paid position available for start in January/February 2023 or May/June 2023.

Training
Candidates will receive training as follows:

1. Performing morphologic and quantitative analysis of patient angiographic films from coronary and peripheral trials.
2. Completion of Technician’s Worksheet, patient identification code, clinical site identification number, initial procedural data and identification of catheter using micrometry.
3. Maintaining databases by logging and tracking study media and other administrative duties.
4. Project coordination of trials including management of timeline and communication with trial sponsors, clinical trial sites, and other trial management teams.
5. May be trained on and expected to conduct quality control (QC) steps.
Trainees will gain extensive research experience and will be expected to help with all activities and participate in weekly meetings. Trainees will also attend departmental conferences and lectures that are relevant to the research projects.

Mentoring
This role is in the section of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Under the general supervision of the Director of the Imaging Core Laboratories, and within the framework of the Phase I-IV clinical trials. The Director of the Imaging Core Laboratories will mentor candidates. Mentoring includes direct supervision and meetings to discuss goals, scientific development, and career development. Additional informal mentorship will come from working closely with other team members and collaborating with other researchers within the department of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Education
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline prior to the beginning of the position. Prior clinical and research experience is not required, but highly preferred. Coursework in anatomy and physiology and the morphology of the heart is also preferred, but not required. Preference will also be considered for exposure to Cardiology, clinical trials, and knowledge of medical terminology. Candidates should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. Candidates must also have a flexible schedule and willing to allocate time for any project deadlines. Individuals, whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees, are highly encouraged to apply. The position is for 1 year (extendable for one additional year with a 2-year maximum).

Application
Interested candidates should email (1) a cover letter summarizing any previous research experience, and how they may qualify or have an interest in the postgraduate associate role and (2) a resume to ycrg@yale.edu<mailto:ycrg@yale.edu>. Please include your full name and ACL Postgraduate Associate Application on the email title.

Postgraduate Associate Position (Ameen Lab)
Posting Date: November 8, 2022

Position is available for a Post- Graduate Associate, effective July 1, 2022 in the Ameen laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Ameen is a Professor of Pediatrics, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, pediatric gastroenterologist and physician scientist who has been investigating CFTR, its regulation by traffic in the intestine and importance to intestinal diseases for over 25 years. The laboratory has been supported by NIH for over 25 years, and has a strong track record of training Post-Graduate Students, medical students, PhD Post-Doctoral students and under-represented students at all levels. Students have successfully transitioned to medical school, graduate school, competed for NIH training grants and independent careers in biotech companies and academic medical centers. The current Post Graduate Associate is working on an exciting project to understand the role of CFTR modulators in intestinal disease in Cystic Fibrosis using a humanized CF mouse model. She is preparing a manuscript for publication. Our papers are available on Pubmed.

Please visit our lab at https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/ameen/

EDUCATION:

The PI will meet regularly (at least one weekly) with the PGA to discuss the rationale and relevance of the research being conducted to human disease. The PGA will attend a variety of weekly seminars within the Digestive Disease Section that encompass topics on clinical and research on genetic and non-genetic liver diseases. PGA will also participate in the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center weekly research presentations, where she will learn about research related to CF. PGA will participate in weekly meetings with my collaborator in the Dept. of Genetics, where he/she will learn about new cutting edge approaches (single cell RNA) intestinal organoids and its applications to disease pathogenesis.  In addition, PGA will participate in all collaborative meetings with the PI. PGA will attend sessions at the Yale library on use of end note, bioinformatics, and other classes offered.   

TRAINING: PGA will be trained in the following research techniques: Animal surgery and handling, lab regulatory procedures, Western Blot, Immunofluorescence staining of tissues, and cells, transgenic mouse breeding, PCR, genotyping, electrophysiology, Organoid culture, cell culture, knock down of gene expression, single cell RNA analysis, bioinformatics, manuscipt writing, and preparation, preparation of figures, data analysis. 

MENTORING: The PI will mentor the PGA by providing career guidance- how to succeed in biomedical career- scientific and medical career development, networking, CV preparation, how to present. The postgraduate appointment rank may be used to invite individuals lacking doctoral degrees to come to Yale for advanced training. Appointments are preceded by this Application, which must be submitted to the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs for approval prior to extending an invitation to the candidate. Appointees funded from Yale-administered research grants, contracts, or other University sources in order to provide services related to the supported research are classified as Postgraduate Associates; they are employees of the University even though they are considered train- ees. Postgraduate Fellows are also trainees, but they are not Yale employees. They are supported from funding awarded to the trainee from an outside source.

The maximum term in the postgraduate rank is 1 year. A second year is available only under special circumstances and requires a separate application. The three types of postgraduate appointments at the School of Medicine are:

Research trainees: Ladder faculty often recruit individuals with Bachelors or Masters degrees to work in their labs. Almost all of these appointments are for employment positions and are made through Human Resources. In rare cases in which the appointment is for a short duration in order to provide formal research training to a candidate, the postgraduate rank is appropriate. These trainees must receive health insurance and a salary of at least $2,975 per month.

Postgraduate Position (Anticevic Lab)
Posting Date: November 8, 2022

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

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

Mentorship/Training

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

Education/Experience

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

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

Additional Information

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

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,000.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.

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

Postgraduate Associate--Developmental Neuroimaging, Child Study Center and Psychiatry (Cho Lab)
Posting Date: November 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 $38.000.  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 position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Posting Date: November 7, 2022

The Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate to assist with conducting a research study on personalizing therapy for sleep apnea. Briefly, the duties include but are not limited to collecting data through sleep laboratory (e.g., sleep studies) and clinical procedures (e.g., medical history, surveys), maintaining a database assisting in developing and modifying research experiments, presenting reports and scientific communications. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start January 1, 2023

Training:

This project will focus on understanding the impact of treating obstructive sleep apnea and patient’s ability to succeed with treatment.  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 home sleep studies, and performing follow-up measures of sleep function and quality of life (e.g., Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire, Psychomotorvigelence test).  This training will largely occur through current study staff and will be supervised and supplemented by Dr. Zinchuk.

Education:

The postgraduate will attend the Sleep Medicine “Boot 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, psychology, otolaryngology, anesthesia. 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. Zinchuk, PI of the NICEPAP study, who will also provide guided learning through the review of the medical literature as it pertains to Sleep medicine and sleep apnea. Dr. Zinchuk with also provide mentorship and career guidance with regards completing medical school applications during those times.

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. Andrey Zinchuk at andrey.zinchuk@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 Research Associate – Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Ion-Lymphocyte Interactions (Chernova Laboratory)
Posting Date: October 31, 2022

Postgraduate Research Associate – Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Ion-Lymphocyte Interactions (Chernova Laboratory)

Irene Chernova, MD, PhD is seeking a Postgraduate Research Associate for a full-time, paid training position in her research group, currently situated within the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Craft, MD, Professor of Immunobiology and Rheumatology. Dr. Chernova is an Instructor in Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, and she studies the pathophysiology of the autoimmune kidney disease lupus nephritis and the effects of ion disorders on the immune system.

Training:

As a Postgraduate Associate, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to two ongoing projects: 1) characterizing immune cells in mouse models of lupus nephritis and 2) studying how modulating sodium concentrations and ion receptors alters immune system development. The projects employ a broad range of techniques in the lab including disease modeling, molecular and cellular biology and other new tissue-based approaches. Specifically, during the first year, the candidate will be trained in flow cytometric techniques, microscopy, molecular biology techniques, mouse colony management and tissue processing, use of software/statistical tools such as ImageJ, Illustrator, Graphpad Prism, etc. with an opportunity to develop advanced programming/data analysis skills if desired.  The candidate will assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure-quality data for publication and/or presentations; attend conferences where they can network and/or present research data; attend weekly nephrology and immunology seminars as well as weekly lab meetings; assist with writing scientific papers, case reports, and reviews, if of interest.

Mentoring:

The Postgraduate Associate will work closely with Dr. Chernova and will also regularly receive feedback directly from Dr. Craft and other members of the Craft laboratory. The candidate will have opportunities to present their data at intramural and/or national/international conferences, should this be of interest. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing scientific work that can be used as a foundation for a future career in science and/or medicine. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to their long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and to foster scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement.

Education:

The ideal candidate has majored in the Biological or Chemical Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of 1-2 years. Prior laboratory-based and/or clinical research experience is a plus but not required.

Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. We strive to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and we place an emphasis on career development, scientific communication and collaboration.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email their CV and a cover email briefly describing their career goals and their research/scientific background to irene.chernova@yale.edu with the subject line “Postgrad Position in the Chernova Lab.” If selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 2 letters of reference.

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)
Posting Date: October 18, 2022

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuro Infectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)

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

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

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

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

 The post-grad is welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences and lectures and to participate in clinical research study visits. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research! Anticipated start date will be January 2023 (flexible).

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

Education/qualifications –

Required Qualifications:

-BA/BS degree

-conceptual understanding of basic human physiology and immunology

-strong computer skills including Microsoft excel

Preferred qualifications (not required):

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

-experience with Redcap or other database management system

-knowledge of basic statistics

-experience with molecular biology or immunology lab techniques

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

Yale Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate
Posting Date: October 13, 2022

Yale Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Clinical Research Associate

The Yale Department of Emergency Medicine is recruiting research associates to join our  group for a one- or two-year position starting as soon as possible. Our investigators are interested in all aspects of emergency medicine including substance use disorders, the management of patients with stroke and other acute neurologic injuries, critical care, emergency medical services, and more.
 

Primary roles of research associates will include:

Training:
Study Recruitment: including screening and consenting patients, collecting biosamples, processing the biosamples, performing assessments, and collecting outcomes data via tablet and/or telephone interviews.

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

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

Application Process:

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

Postgraduate Position in The Yale School of Medicine Clinical Research Program (Barry Lab)
Posting Date: September 30, 2022

The Yale School of Medicine Clinical Research Program is seeking a Post-Graduate Associate.

MENTORING:
Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (Declan Barry, PhD), the Post-Graduate Associate will oversee the day-to-day running of a multisite NIH funded clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of a stepped-care model to treat persons with chronic pain and opioid use disorder. The PGA will receive training and supervision from the IMPOWR-YOU center Assistant Director and IMPOWR-YOU Principal Investigators.
This is a one-year fixed term position with the possibility of extension. The start date for this position is negotiable.

TRAINING:
The PGA will have the opportunity to learn about topics in addiction and the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of substance use disorders, and will gain familiarity with the fundamentals of the center and project management. Specific training opportunities will include:
• Longitudinal program and project management
• Grant writing and post-award management
• Development and implementation of quality improvement projects, including the
opportunity to design and implement one or more independent projects
• The research process, including institutional review, participant recruitment, data
collection, and data management
• Data collection and management approaches
• Strategic communications for spreading knowledge about our center
• Public relations and interfacing with program managers, institutional partners, and community stakeholders
• Regular attendance at continuing education activities in addiction medicine and related
disciplines, including but not limited to Addiction Medicine Rounds and the Faculty
Fellows Forum on Research in Addiction Medicine
The PGA is invited to work with staff and faculty of the IMPOWR-YOU center to
identify and fulfill additional learning and professional development goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversees recruitment of study participants

2. Trains and supervises research assistants

3. Coordinates schedules of study counselors and research assistants

4. Initiates and maintains contact with study participants

5. Schedules and conducts interviews or assessments

6. Organizes participant logs and other study-related materials

7. Manages data sets

8. Prepares and presents progress reports

9. Assists in write-up of publications and presentations

10. Assists study investigators in completing study-related reports

11. Interfaces with Yale Institutional Review Board

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of related
experience (pre- or post-grad), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal applicant will have an interest in substance use treatment and prevention, medicine, and/or public health. This position is especially well-suited to an individual considering graduate study in the health professions.

2. Excellent interpersonal skills

3. Polished verbal and written skills

4. Well-developed organizational skills

5. Commitment to human services research and patient population

6. Punctuality and positive work ethic

7. Ability to multitask

8. Flexibility with work schedule to meet study demands

Please contact Declan Barry PhD (declan.barry@yale.edu) for more information about this position.
https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/declan_barry/

HOW TO APPLY: Application materials should be sent electronically to svetlana.vassilieva@yale.edu
A complete application will include a:
• Resume or CV
• Three references
• A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
• Academic writing sample (not to exceed 3 pages, any subject matter)YALE UNIVERSITY-Post-Graduate Associate

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Yale School of Medicine Clinical Research Program is seeking a Post-Graduate Associate.

MENTORING:
Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (Declan Barry, PhD), the Post-Graduate Associate will oversee the day-to-day running of a multisite NIH funded clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of a stepped-care model to treat persons with chronic pain and opioid use disorder. The PGA will receive training and supervision from the IMPOWR-YOU center Assistant Director and IMPOWR-YOU Principal Investigators.
This is a one-year fixed term position with the possibility of extension. The start date for this position is negotiable.

TRAINING:
The PGA will have the opportunity to learn about topics in addiction and the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of substance use disorders, and will gain familiarity with the fundamentals of the center and project management. Specific training opportunities will include:
• Longitudinal program and project management
• Grant writing and post-award management
• Development and implementation of quality improvement projects, including the
opportunity to design and implement one or more independent projects
• The research process, including institutional review, participant recruitment, data
collection, and data management
• Data collection and management approaches
• Strategic communications for spreading knowledge about our center
• Public relations and interfacing with program managers, institutional partners, and community stakeholders
• Regular attendance at continuing education activities in addiction medicine and related
disciplines, including but not limited to Addiction Medicine Rounds and the Faculty
Fellows Forum on Research in Addiction Medicine
The PGA is invited to work with staff and faculty of the IMPOWR-YOU center to
identify and fulfill additional learning and professional development goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversees recruitment of study participants

2. Trains and supervises research assistants

3. Coordinates schedules of study counselors and research assistants

4. Initiates and maintains contact with study participants

5. Schedules and conducts interviews or assessments

6. Organizes participant logs and other study-related materials

7. Manages data sets

8. Prepares and presents progress reports

9. Assists in write-up of publications and presentations

10. Assists study investigators in completing study-related reports

11. Interfaces with Yale Institutional Review Board

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of related
experience (pre- or post-grad), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal applicant will have an interest in substance use treatment and prevention, medicine, and/or public health. This position is especially well-suited to an individual considering graduate study in the health professions.

2. Excellent interpersonal skills

3. Polished verbal and written skills

4. Well-developed organizational skills

5. Commitment to human services research and patient population

6. Punctuality and positive work ethic

7. Ability to multitask

8. Flexibility with work schedule to meet study demands

Please contact Declan Barry PhD (declan.barry@yale.edu) for more information about this position.
https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/declan_barry/

HOW TO APPLY: Application materials should be sent electronically to svetlana.vassilieva@yale.edu
A complete application will include a:
• Resume or CV
• Three references
• A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
• Academic writing sample (not to exceed 3 pages, any subject matter)

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.
Posting Date: September 23, 2022

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Section of Digestive Diseases and West Haven VA Medical Center. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates (or soon to be graduates by 6/2023) who are passionate about advancing early detection of pancreatic cancer to improve survival of this deadly disease.

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

The position is for 1-2 years.

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

Postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Geer Lab)
Posting Date: September 20, 2022

Postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)

The Geer Lab at Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee to contribute to our studies aimed at understanding the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and stroke.

This is a full-time, paid position available for start on or about November 1, 2022.

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

  • Identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the intensive care unit and stroke units.
  • Conducting study visits.
  • Design and maintenance of online databases.
  • Manuscript preparation.

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

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

Mentoring: Candidates will be mentored Dr. Geer. Mentoring includes direct supervision and 1:1 bi-weekly meetings with Dr. Geer to discuss short and long-term goals, scientific development, and career development.  Additional informal mentorship will come from working closely with other lab members and collaborating with other researchers within the department of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Education: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline prior to the beginning of the position. Prior clinical and research experience is not required, but highly preferred. Candidates should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. Candidates must also have a flexible schedule (able work weekends and rarely evenings). Individuals, whose career plans include studying towards graduate degrees or medical degrees, are highly encouraged to apply. The position is for 1 year (extendable for one additional year with a 2 year maximum).

Interested candidates should send their applications to Jacqueline.Geer@yale.edu.

The applications should include: (1) CV; (2) Cover letter; (3) One letter of recommendation that speak directly to the candidate’s research and clinical experience and training potential Recommendation letters must be emailed to Jacqueline.Geer@yale.edu directly from the recommender. 

Please include your full name on every page of the items listed above.

Postgraduate position in the Yan Biofilm Lab, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Quantitative Biology Institute
Posting Date: September 14, 2022

Lab:  Yan Biofilm Lab, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Quantitative Biology Institute, Yale University

PI: Jing Yan jing.yan@yale.edu

Lab Description:  The Yan Biofilm Lab collaborates with the Olson Lab at Wesleyan University. This interdisciplinary research group works at the interface between microbiology, molecular biology, physics, and engineering. In particular, we are interested in the formation of biofilms, surface-attached bacterial communities embedded in an extracellular matrix.  We combine state-of-art imaging techniques, genetics, crystallography, mechanical measurements, and computer simulations to understand how bacteria build such multicellular communities cell by cell, what unique biomolecules they use to do so, and what characteristics emerge at the level of the collective.  Ultimately, we will use our understanding of bacterial biofilms to solve biofilm-related problems in medicine and in industry and to enhance the use of beneficial biofilms. Check https://yanbiofilmlab.yale.edu/ and http://rolson.faculty.wesleyan.edu/ for more details. 

Job Posting Details:  We are looking for postdoctoral and postbaccalaureate applicants with a solid background in biochemistry and/or bacterial genetics. Experience in microscopy is preferred but not necessary. We look for young creative scientists with an open mind and love for beautiful images and molecules, ready to explore new territories and to collaborate within the group and with other groups.  

Education, Mentoring and Training: Postbaccalaureate researcher working in the Yan lab will be provided with ample mentorship by Dr. Yan and other lab members. The postbaccalaureate researcher will also interact widely with other labs in the MCDB department, the Quantitative Biology Institute, and the Microbiology depart through seminars, retreats, and daily interactions.

POSTGRAD POSITION DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY, YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (LOLIS LAB)
Posting Date: September 6, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY, YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (LOLIS LAB)

Our group is interested in studying inflammation, infections, and cancer using state-of-art equipment and facilities for projects that include structural biology, protein design, signaling, and editing the genomes of yeast and mice for designing vaccines and testing therapeutics. Our lab focuses on these proteins: (1) macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), (2) chemokines and their receptors, including humanizing the genes in mice for testing human therapeutics, and (3) the phosphatase MKP5 and its interaction with phosphorylated p38 kinase. All these projects are multi-disciplinary and involve other research teams. The postgrad is expected to have a strong work ethic. The Lolis Lab has a long history of training under-represented minorities ranging from high students to postdoctoral researchers and promoting a culture of diversity.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND MENTORING

The Lolis Lab is looking for a postgrad candidate with some basic research experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and/or genetic skills. The applicant must be enthusiastic for basic and translational science. The postgrad associate will be mentored by postdoctoral associates and Dr. Lolis to learn concepts, use of equipment, experimental skills, and analysis of data. The applicant will participate in a weekly group meeting to improve the scientific communication by presenting their experimental results, discussing their implications, and proposing follow-up studies. The postgrad associate will also participate in the lab’s journal club to evaluate manuscript’s results, techniques, and implications in the field. The techniques the postgraduate associate will be trained is project-dependent and may include following methods:

Techniques associated with protein expression by insect cells and E. coli, protein purification and characterization (purity, thermostability, and structural biology), tissue culture, cell proliferation and migration, flow cytometry, signal transduction, mouse and yeast experiments, scRNAseq and analysis, and high throughput drug screening,

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, AND HOW TO APPLY

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, chemistry, genetics, or a related scientific discipline is required. Prior experience in working in biochemistry and molecular biology is preferred but not required.

Interested candidates should email (1) a cover letter summarizing any previous research experience, career goals, project of interest as described above the Lolis Lab, and contact information for two references and (2) a resume to //elias.lolis@yale.edu/">elias.lolis@yale.edu.

The Postgraduate Associate position is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year extension. The start date is flexible.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. https://dhr.yale.edu/yale-university-equal-opportunity-statement

Postgraduate associate in Neuroscience (Favuzzi Lab)
Posting Date: September 6, 2022

Postgraduate associate in Neuroscience (Favuzzi Lab)

The Favuzzi lab (favuzzilab.com) in the Department of Neuroscience & Wu Tsai Institute at Yale University will open in October 2022. We are seeking a motivated, curious and diligent postgraduate associate interested in studying neuroimmune interactions and brain wiring, including understanding how microglia interact with neurons and synapses in health and disease.

This position will provide advanced training in a variety of experimental techniques, including cell biology and histological techniques (immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging), mouse work (colony maintenance, genotyping, perfusion) and molecular biology (e.g. cloning). Previous lab experience in one or more of these techniques is ideal but not required.

Although significant time will be devoted to bench work and scientific discovery, about 30% of the applicant’s time will be spent on general lab management, including lab ordering, animal colony management and assisting with regulatory compliance.

The ideal applicant for this position will have Bachelors or Masters degrees in biology, neuroscience, or related disciplines. Ability to work with mice or willingness to learn how to work with mice is required.

We value inclusion, motivation, creativity, reliability and honesty. If this resonates with you, reach out to Emilia Favuzzi at emilia.favuzzi@yale.edu.

The position is initially for a period of 1 year, with possible reappointment for a second year. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Position in Host-Virus Interactions (Xiong Lab)
Posting Date: August 26, 2022

Postgraduate Position in Host-Virus Interactions

The Xiong Lab at the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University (https://xiong.yale.edu) is seeking a full-time postgraduate assistant interested in structural virology, biochemistry, and biophysics.

Our laboratory primarily studies host immune responses to viral infections. We use a variety of techniques including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, biochemistry and biophysics, and computational biology. We also develop new methods to facilitate structural biology studies.

MENTORING

Researchers will receive mentoring from a team of experienced graduate students, postodcotral researchers, and Dr. Xiong. Mentoring will include lab-based skills (experimental design, specific techniques, and analysis) as well as scientific communication and presentation (through mentored reading of primary literature, preparation of lab meeting presentations, and preparation of manuscripts).

This position is ideal for recent college graduates who are interested in gaining additional research experience prior to applying to graduate or medical school. Mentorship will also include advice on navigating careers in the life sciences.  

TRAINING

The postgraduate researcher will learn a variety of broadly applicable experimental techniques, including molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, biochemical and biophysical analysis, microscopy, and structural biology. The researcher will present their findings in lab meetings and one-on-one meetings with the PI, participate in journal clubs, and will write up significant findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The researcher will be directly mentored by the PI and will have opportunities to pursue independent research directions.

EDUCATION

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related scientific discipline is required. Prior experience in working in a molecular biology lab is preferred but not required.

HOW TO APPLY & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interested candidates should send a CV, contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience, career goals, and why you’re interested in working with the Xiong Lab to Dr. Xiong at yong.xiong@yale.edu.

The start date for the position is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with the possibility of a one-year extension.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. https://dhr.yale.edu/yale-university-equal-opportunity-statement

Research Assistant positions in Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions (Laurent-Rolle lab)
Posting Date: August 23, 2022
Research Assistant positions in Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions
Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
 
The Laurent-Rolle lab at Yale University, New Haven, CT is now accepting applications for research assistant positions in the area of host-pathogen-vector interactions to start as soon as possible.
 
We are interested in how RNA viruses evade the host immune system and how host-responses to virus infections prevent or enhance infections. There are multiple ongoing projects that are interdisciplinary and highly collaborative including studies on SARS-CoV-2, Zika virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. Specifically, we are interested in 1) the mechanisms of actions of interferon stimulated genes in host resistance to viral infections, 2) dissecting the molecular mechanisms utilized by pathogenic viruses to antagonize host immune responses, 3) the development of vaccines and novel therapeutics against viral infections, and 4) identifying biomarkers of viral infections for early diagnosis.
 
Training - The postgraduate trainee will work with members of the Laurent-Rolle lab and receive training in immunology, virology, molecular biology, and animal models of infectious diseases. The individual will have the opportunity to work in a BSL3 biocontainment facility. Techniques used in the lab include molecular cloning, cell culture work, RNA transcription and transfection, immunofluorescence assays, plaque assays, western blotting, flow cytometry, animal husbandry.
 
Mentoring – The post graduate trainee will be mentored by Dr. Laurent-Rolle individually as well as other members of the Laurent-Rolle lab with the goal of advancing the scientific and professional growth of the post graduate trainee. The trainee will have the opportunity to present their research at lab meetings, will receive feedback on data analysis, reading and discussing primary literature as well opportunities to develop their writing skills.
 
Education: Eligible candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the biological sciences; or an equivalent combination of experience and education and be willing to spend a minimum of 2 years in the lab. Candidates should be curious, highly motivated, and enthusiastic.
 
Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining why you think this lab would be a good fit for you, a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Maudry Laurent-Rolle at maudry.laurent-rolle@yale.edu. The subject of the email should be “Research Assistant Position in Host-Pathogen-Vector Interaction”.
 
Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
Saltzman Lab Postgraduate Position- Department of Biomedical Engineering
Posting Date: August 16, 2022

Saltzman Lab Postgraduate Position- Department of Biomedical Engineering

Full-time paid postgraduate associate training position beginning Fall 2022 in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year.

The Saltzman Laboratory is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The lab develops novel delivery systems for the treatment of cancer, genetic diseases, women’s health, and vascular diseases. These delivery systems are based on degradable polymers, which are engineered into implants or nanoparticulates, and designed to match the pathophysiology of disease. Most of this work is done collaboratively with physician-scientists at the Yale School of Medicine, so opportunities for joint mentorship are also possible.

Education: Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering or a related field. Prior lab-based experience is preferred, but not required. 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 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. Saltzman.

Training: The candidate will receive training in polymer synthesis, nanoparticle engineering, and testing of drug delivery systems in cell culture and animal models of human disease. The candidate will gain experience with physical characterization of biomaterials (including training in methods such as HPLC, NMR, and GPC), as well as light, confocal, and electron microscopy; flow cytometry; and in vivo imaging. 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. We have a supportive and diverse laboratory climate, and seek to help all of our teammates successful.

Interested applicants should contact Mark Saltzman (mark.saltzman@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Postgrad position in the Saltzman lab” and include a Cover Letter addressing their qualifications and interest in the position and a copy of their CV.
 

Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology/Genomics (Lee Laboratory)
Posting Date: August 4, 2022

Post-Graduate Position in Human Immunology/Genomics (Lee Laboratory)

Full-time paid post-graduate associate training position in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The position is for 1 or 2 years. The start date is flexible but can begin immediately.

The recently-opened Lee Laboratory develops and applies new genomic technologies to interrogate the complexity of the human immune system. Our goal is to use this knowledge to determine disease etiology and identify potential treatments. Using next-generation and single-cell sequencing, we characterize variation in the immune systems of healthy donors as well as of patients with cancer, autoimmunity, and alloimmunity. We then use a combination of high-throughput functional genomics, immunology, and molecular biology to characterize immune gene and variant function in depth.

Education: Post-graduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in the biological sciences or a related field. Prior lab-based experience in immunology or molecular biology is desirable but not required. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to graduate or medical school, though candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered.

Mentorship: Mentorship is a priority in the lab, and trainees will have frequent formal and informal meetings with Dr. Lee. The candidate will meet with Dr. Lee to discuss their data and its interpretation. The candidate will be encouraged to present at lab meetings. Mentoring will include discussion of recent papers from the primary literature as well as discussions about career options in medicine and/or the life sciences. 

Training: The candidate will receive training in molecular biology (e.g. DNA cloning, gene expression, and CRISPR/Cas9), cell culture, human immunology (e.g. isolation of immune cells from blood, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence), and genomics techniques (e.g. gene library synthesis and sequencing). There may also be aspects of the candidate’s responsibilities that include collection of primary human samples, which will include training on specimen handling and preparation. Efforts are made to tailor the experience to the post-graduate’s goals and interests. There is also the opportunity to participate in publications.

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.

Application Process: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Mark Lee, MD, PhD (mark.n.lee@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Post-graduate position in the Lee lab” and include a copy of their CV as well as a Cover Letter addressing their background and interest in the position. Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.

Postgraduate Associate (Creativity and Emotions Lab)
Posting Date: August 2, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE – Creativity and Emotions Lab

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (https://www.ycei.org), part of the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence. Our work focuses on (1) the development and impact of social and emotional skills among diverse populations, including education settings and organizations, and (2) the mechanisms by which social and emotional skills and training impact significant life outcomes.

We are looking for a full-time Postgraduate Associate (PGA) to join the Creativity and Emotions Lab to work on a multi-year project, Creativity, Emotion, and the Arts (Botin Foundation; PI Dr. Zorana Ivcevic Pringle). The purpose of this project is to (1) understand the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in creativity, and (2) develop educational programs that build creativity and emotion skills through engagement with the arts. To achieve these goals, we conduct research that assesses emotions, emotion skills, and self-regulation strategies during the creative process in people of different ages and across different contexts. We also apply existing scientific knowledge to develop programs that teach creativity and emotion skills through arts appreciation and creation, as we as test the effectiveness of these programs.

Mentorship

Under the mentorship of Dr. Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, the PGA will be guided through project tasks which include: (1) research-related tasks such as data collection, analyses, writing, and academic presentations; (2) liaising with research partners via telephone, email, and in-person communications; (3) education-based tasks such as creating and revising workshops and courses, associated manuals, and participating in training events, and (4) attending meetings with collaborators and supporting the PI in preparation for those meetings as needed.

Training

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence offers a weekly PGA seminar series co-led by the Director of Research, Dr. Christina Cipriano, the Director of Adolescent Initiatives, Dr. Jessica Hoffmann, and the Director of Early Childhood, Dr. Craig Bailey, with guest lecturers and facilitated reading ranging from Postdoctoral Associates to Senior Research Scientists. This seminar series covers many professional development topics, including (a) graduate school preparation and networking/professional image; (b) research design, methodology, and statistical analysis; (c) diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and practice.

Eligibility Requirements

The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, superior written and oral communication skills, the ability to give and receive feedback, and the ability to work independently as well as in teams. They will have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or education, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Preferred qualifications include research experience and experience with data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, R, STATA, SAS), speak Spanish, and an interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,000. 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.

The anticipated start date is October 2022. 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/.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and CV to zorana.ivcevic@yale.edu with email subject “Postgraduate Applicant: Creativity and Emotions Lab”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please have contact information available for three references upon request.

ABOUT THE YALE CENTER FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. Helping children and adults develop emotional intelligence is central to the mission of the Center. To date, schools have been at the center of these efforts. RULER, the Center’s signature program, draws on leading pedagogical practices as well as advances in psychology and neuroscience, and it has been honed through years of classroom observation, interviews, and the most demanding evaluations. Creating awareness—both of self and others—about emotions and developing the skills of emotional intelligence can improve children’s prospects in life and contribute, in turn, to healthier, more compassionate families, workplaces, and communities. RULER does this by teaching adults and children the skills of emotional intelligence. Since 2005, more than 600 schools have implemented RULER, affecting the lives of over 500,000 students. Accordingly, we integrate emotional intelligence skill building, the basis of RULER, into their everyday practices and into classroom curricula across grade levels.

The Division of Research within the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is at the forefront of translational emotion science, building and evaluating SEL tools and interventions with youth and educators to support whole-school community thriving.  Our research advances SEL science, practice, and policy, through innovative tools, methodologies, and lines of inquiry that fosters inclusive and equitable conditions for teaching and learning, improves individual skill-building, advances SEL measurement and evaluation, and evolves the definition of the field. Learn more at www.ycei.org/research-overview.

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

Postgraduate Research Associate – Autoimmune Skin Disease (Little Laboratory)
Posting Date: August 1, 2022

Postgraduate Research Associate – Autoimmune Skin Disease (Little Laboratory)

Alicia Little, MD, PhD is seeking a Postgraduate Research Associate for a full-time, paid training position in her research group, which is situated within the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Craft, MD, Professor of Immunobiology and Rheumatology. Dr. Little is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, and she studies the pathophysiology of cutaneous lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune skin diseases.

Training:

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

Mentoring:

The Postgraduate Associate will meet with Dr. Little at least twice weekly, and will also regularly receive feedback directly from Dr. Craft and other members of the Craft laboratory. The candidate will have opportunities to present his/his data at intramural and/or national/international conferences, should this be of interest. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing both basic and translational scientific work that can be used as a foundation for a future career in science and/or medicine. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to her/his long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and to foster scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement.

Education:

The ideal candidate has majored in the Biological or Chemical Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for a duration of 1-2 years. Prior laboratory-based and/or clinical research experience is a plus but not required.

Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. We strive to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and we place an emphasis on career development, scientific communication and collaboration.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email their CV and a cover letter briefly describing their career goals and their research/scientific background to alicia.little@yale.edu with the subject line “Postgrad Position in the Little Lab.” If selected for interview, please be prepared to provide at least 3 letters of reference.

Postgraduate Research Associate (Dr. Cameron Gettel)
Posting Date: July 26, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) to work in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine, with Dr. Cameron Gettel. This is a full-time, paid position 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 and participate in 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 data analysis 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 $39,000.00 + benefits. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in emergency medicine research. Education opportunities will center on large dataset analysis, regression modeling techniques, and data visualization and presentation.

Responsibilities:

  • Clean and construct datasets for analyses and assist with statistical analysis ideally using SAS, R, or Python statistical software.
  • Assist with analysis of lab-owned datasets assessing topics such as ED visits, out-of-pocket expenses, falls, ED clinician level outcomes, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting statistical information as tables, charts, or graphs.
  • Prepare and present reports for presentation or submittal to sponsoring agent, Principal Investigators, and staff.

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 September-October 2022. For additional information, please visit https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/workplace-guidance/workplace-guidance-faqs.

Postgraduate Associate (Müschen Laboratory)
Posting Date: July 25, 2022

Postgraduate Associate, Müschen Laboratory

Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Yale University

Our group is interested in comparative analyses of normal lymphocyte development and malignant transformation towards leukemia and lymphoma. We cover research areas with relevance to Immunology, Hematology and Cancer Biology. Our research involves experiments with primary human leukemia and lymphoma cells, normal lymphocyte development in humanized mice, leukemia, lymphoma and stem cell transplantation pre-clinical models, mouse genetics, gene editing, genetic biosensors of signal transduction, optogenetics, classical molecular and cell biology, a strong emphasis on mechanistic studies in oncogenic signal transduction. We strive to promote a culture of diversity and inclusivity, focusing on career development and innovative approaches to science.

Training and Education: We are looking for a candidate with basic experience in cell or molecular biology, enthusiasm for science, willingness to think beyond established concepts and to try and learn new experimental and analysis tools. The lab takes a team science approach, being collaborative is important as well. Dependent on the project, the candidate may already have training in or acquire training for the following scientific methods/techniques:

Flow cytometry, mass spectrometry/quantitative phospho-profiling, genetic biosensors of signal transduction, optogenetics, mouse genetics, bone marrow transplantation assays, retroviral gene delivery, whole exome sequencing and RNA-seq-analysis of clonal evolution of lymphoma and leukemia, pre-clinical drug testing in xenotransplantation models.

Mentoring: Mentoring will be provided by various active laboratory members and overseen by Dr. Markus Müschen. The members of the mentoring team is dependent on the project(s) and techniques involved for scientific inquiry.  Working with current and prior mentees, over the past five years, the Müschen Laboratory established innovative conceptual frameworks for the understanding of B-cell signaling mechanisms and negative selection, some of which are summarized below:

  • We discovered regulation of energy-abundance as the central determinant of negative B-cell-selection: Hyperactivation of kinases downstream of an autoreactive B-cell receptor induces ATP-depletion and energy stress (Chen Nature 2015, Shojaee Nature Med 2016, Chan Nature 2017; Pan PNAS 2020).
  • Studying changes of energy-metabolism during B-cell transformation, we discovered that glucose carbon-flux was diverted in way that left transformed B-cells uniquely vulnerable to inhibition of PP2A, an enzyme that coordinates glycolytic flux with antioxidant protection (Xiao Cell 2018).
  • We discovered that changes in cell-size are orchestrated by BCL6 and MYC. Opposed by MYC, BCL6 decreases cell-size by transcriptionally repressing glucose-uptake in favor of autophagy (Duy Nature 2012; Geng Cancer Cell 2015; Hurtz Genes & Dev 2019).
  • Tracking mechanisms of leukemia-initiation in 1,100 patients, we discovered pathway convergence as a novel therapeutic vulnerability in B-ALL. Only mutations that converged on one central pathway promoted leukemia-progression. Genetic reactivation of divergent (suppressed) pathways engaged conflicting biochemical and transcriptional programs and subverted leukemia-development. Pharmacological pathway-reactivation to create a diverse signaling-environment represents a novel strategy to prevent B-ALL relapse and drug-resistance (Chan Nature 2020).
  • Studying biophysical mechanisms of B-cell activation, we discovered the short endosomal protein IFITM3 as central scaffold for lipid-raft assembly and surface-expression of rafts-associated receptors. Membrane-recruitment of IFITM3 was essential for the initiation of PI3K-signaling, antibody affinity maturation and oncogenic B-cell transformation (Lee Nature 2021).

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

Your application should include in one single PDF:

CV, brief motivation statement, coordinates of three scientific mentors (references)

markus.muschen@yale.edu

Methods/Techniques:

@muschenlab

Postgraduate Associate (Benjamin Goldman-Israelow)
Posting Date:

Benjamin Goldman-Israelow, MD, PhD, is seeking a Postgraduate Associate for a position in his research group that is situated in laboratory of Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, PhD in the Department of Immunobiology. Dr. Goldman-Israelow is a clinical instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases at the Yale School of medicine studying mucosal immune responses within the respiratory track.  We study respiratory mucosal immune responses to infections and how to combat pathogens with novel mucosal vaccination strategies. We are interested in identifying the signals which promote lasting and potent immune memory within the respiratory tract and will leverage this knowledge to improve respiratory mucosal vaccines to better prevent disease and pathogen transmission.

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Associate in XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds)
Posting Date:

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE IN XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) at Yale

XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) focuses on the use of extended reality (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in research, clinical practice, and health education with the goal of improving lives and reducing disparities of youth, young adults, and their families.

We are seeking a Postgraduate Associate with an interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, health behavior, behavioral or cognitive psychology, or public health and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the Department of Pediatrics at Yale.

Education: The Postgraduate Associate will gain education in topics related to virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality as it pertains to health and medicine. They will also gain education around behavioral and clinical intervention development, evaluation, and implementation. The postgraduate will also learn about research methods, HIPAA compliance, and working with diverse populations.

Mentorship: As part of our team, the Postgraduate Associate will gain mentorship and research experience by working closely with a multidisciplinary team on the development and evaluation of several game- and XR-based clinical applications and health interventions focused on improving the lives of youth and young adults. The Postgraduate Associate will be mentored directly by Drs Kimberly Hieftje and Asher Marks.

Training: The successful candidate will gain research experience and training by participating in all phases of our research projects alongside our team: conceptualization and development; recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent randomized controlled trial; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings.

This one-year, full-time position offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of researchers and clinicians but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning September 15, 2022, materials should be submitted no later than August 15, 2022.

To Apply:            

Candidates are requested to submit

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 names of references

 To: Dr. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@yale.edu)

Postgraduate Associate - Internal Medicine, Urology (Drs. Dahl and Singh)
Posting Date: July 15, 2022

Postgraduate Research Associate

Full-time postgraduate associate training position focused on kidney stone disease in an interdisciplinary position between the Yale University Department of Urology and Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology. Beginning Fall 2022.

Urology:

The two departments have jointly developed a robust database of kidney stone patients at Yale, known as the Kidney Stone Patient Registry. The postgraduate will continue to develop the database, conduct data analyses, present findings to the team of Nephrologists/Urologists, and participate in writing manuscripts. Opportunities are available to work in other areas of Urologic research. The postgraduate will spend 80% of his/her time in Urology research.

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. The postgraduate associate will conduct study visits with patients in ongoing clinical trials. The postgraduate will spend 20% of his/her time in Nephrology Research.

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 data analysis, research writing, data collection, presentation development, patient and healthcare interactions, research consent, quality management, biospecimen processing, and reporting at team meetings. There are also opportunities to participate in publications and presentations.

Mentorship:

Ongoing mentorship will be provided by Neera Dahl, MD, PhD, Director of the Nephrology Clinical Trials Program, and Dr. Dinesh Singh, Chief of Endourology, with support from other investigators and team members. In addition to development of an in-depth understanding of clinical research, data management, 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 data analysis, 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. 

Postgraduate Position - School of Medicine Nephrology (Chang Lab)
Posting Date: July 12, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE Position

Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Postgraduate Associate to join the laboratory of William Chang MD, PhD. The lab has several ongoing research studies focusing on kidney and vascular tissue engineering.

  1. Training- The associate will receive training in laboratory research techniques, critical thinking, and problem solving. The associate will learn tissue engineering techniques such as the construction of microfluidic devices to model human disease. They will also learn cell culture, imaging, data acquisition, and analysis.
  2. Mentoring- The associate will be mentored by Dr. Chang individually and in scientific group meetings. Trainees will gain valuable experience presenting their research on a regular basis. 
  3. Education- Applicants for the position should have a BA/BS in the life sciences, biomedical engineering, or related field. Prior experience in a research laboratory is preferred but not required. Experience with computer programming/bioinformatics would be viewed favorably.  

This position is for a one-year appointment with a preferred extension for a second year. This will be a paid, full-time position, starting Aug/Sept 2022.

All application materials (brief statement of scientific goals and CV/resume) should be submitted electronically to William G. Chang (w.chang@yale.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Postgraduate Position - Ob/Gyn Reproductive (Oktay Lab)
Posting Date: July 5, 2022

POSTGRADUATE POSITION – Oktay Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Education:  Leading NIH-funded laboratory in ovarian biology, aging, and fertility preservation is looking for a postgraduate candidate with a background in molecular biology.

Training:  The Postgraduate Fellow will train and work on the role of DNA repair in oocyte aging as well as the relationship of BRCA and related mutations to reproductive and overall aging.

Mentoring:  Mentorship is provided by Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator.

To understand the background of the Oktay laboratory’s theme, please refer to these:

  1. Impairment of BRCA1-related DNA double-strand break repair leads to ovarian aging in mice and humans. Titus S, Li F, Stobezki R, Akula K, Unsal E, Jeong K, Dickler M, Robson M, Moy F, Goswami S, Oktay K. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Feb 13;5(172):172ra21. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3004925
  2. Turan V, Lambertini M, Lee DY, Wang E, Clatot F, Karlan BY, Demeestere I, Bang H, Oktay K. Association of Germline BRCA Pathogenic Variants With Diminished Ovarian Reserve: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient-Level Data. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Jun 20;39(18):2016-2024. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.02880. Epub 2021 Apr 23. PMID: 33891474; PMCID: PMC8260903
  3. Titus S, Szymanska KJ, Musul B, Turan V, Taylan E, Garcia-Milian R, Mehta S, Oktay K. Individual-oocyte transcriptomic analysis shows that genotoxic chemotherapy depletes human primordial follicle reserve in vivo by triggering proapoptotic pathways without growth activation. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 11;11(1):407. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79643-x. PMID: 33431979; PMCID: PMC7801500.).

Interested candidates can email a cover letter and a CV to Colleen.Goble@Yale.edu, Faculty & Staff Affairs Manager, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and include “Oktay Lab” in the subject line.

Postgraduate Associate - XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) at Yale
Posting Date: June 24, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE IN XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) at Yale

XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) focuses on the use of extended reality (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in research, clinical practice, and health education with the goal of improving lives and reducing disparities of youth, young adults, and their families.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, health behavior, behavioral or cognitive psychology, or public health and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the Department of Pediatrics at Yale. As part of our team, the Postdoctoral Associate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team on the development and evaluation of several game- and XR-based clinical applications and health interventions focused on improving the lives of youth and young adults.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the XRPeds team and XR developers, participating in all phases of our research projects: conceptualization and development; recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent randomized controlled trial; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of researchers and clinicians but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning September 1, 2022, materials should be submitted no later than August 1, 2022.

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 names of references

To: Dr. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (asher.marks@yale.edu)

Postgraduate Associate - Neuroinfectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)
Posting Date: June 21, 2022

Postgraduate Research Assistant in Neuroinfectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)

The Farhadian Lab at Yale School of Medicine seeks a post-graduate research assistant to contribute to our studies aimed at understanding how infectious diseases affect the brain and mind. Our lab combines translational “wet lab” studies with clinical research, to better understand the neurological consequences of infections including HIV and COVID-19.

These are several opportunities to contribute to our studies, and depending on the candidate’s skills, background, and interest, these range from face-to-face enrollment of research study participants, wet-lab experiments, and data analysis.

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.

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

  • laboratory handling of blood and cerebrospinal fluid
  • Design and maintenance of online Redcap database
  • identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the hospital and the community with various infectious disorders
  • basic statistical analyses

Post-grad research assistants will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients with acute or recovered infections. The post-grad is welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences and lectures and to participate in clinical research study visits. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research! Anticipated start date will be Fall 2022.

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

Education/qualifications –

Required Qualifications:

-BA/BS degree

-conceptual understanding of basic human physiology and immunology

-strong computer skills including Microsoft excel

-flexible schedule- able to very rarely work evenings and weekends

Preferred qualifications (not required):

-experience with molecular biology or immunology lab techniques

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

-experience with Redcap or other database management system

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

Postgraduate Associate - Addiction Medicine (Nicotine Flux Vaping Study)
Posting Date: June 16, 2022

Postgraduate Associate in Addiction Medicine (Nicotine Flux Vaping Study)

Posting Date: June 14, 2022

The Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate to coordinate the Nicotine Flux Vaping study.  This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start 08/01/2022.

The Nicotine Flux Vaping Study is an exciting collaboration between Yale University and the American University of Beirut.  Together, we will discover the factors that influence nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes among people who routinely vape nicotine. 

As a highly organized and motivated person with outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, you will work with our international team to complete the project and make novel discoveries in addiction science. You will work directly with Dr. Stephen Baldassarri, the project Principal Investigator, and you will interact with a diverse team of collaborators at Yale School of Medicine and the American University of Beirut.  You will routinely interact with people who vape nicotine, whom you will enroll into our study.  Using your skills, knowledge, and determination, you will learn and excel in the completion of day-to-day study activities including: (1) recruitment, screening, and retention of study participants; (2) assistance with regulatory tasks such as Institutional Review Board approval; (3) working with human study participants who vape; (4) working with international collaborators to develop reliable study procedures; (5) assisting with supply procurement; (6) data entry, management, and analysis; (7) processing and storage of biologic specimens (i.e., human blood samples).   

Training:

The Training Plan will provide you with invaluable skills and knowledge that will advance your career in health sciences.  As a Postgraduate Associate, you will be trained in human research methods, data management, scientific integrity and ethics, paper writing, scientific presentation, and communication.  You will learn about patient populations with addiction and related mental and physical health conditions.  In addition to the direct experience you will gain from working on the project, your Training Plan will include opportunities for direct interactions with the Principal Investigator and collaborators, selected reading of relevant journal articles and textbook chapters pertinent to the research project, and relevant lectures by other related faculty and investigators in the School of Medicine.  Opportunities for clinical shadowing in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and pulmonary clinic with Dr. Baldassarri will be offered for those interested in pursuing medical careers. 

Education:

You will receive education on the conduct of lab-based human research in the area of addiction, with a focus on nicotine use and e-cigarette vaping.  Specific educational topics will include the neurobiology of addiction, human research methods, recruitment, data collection and analysis, coordination of study logistics, and working with biologic specimens.  Content-specific education will include addiction and other health behaviors, and selected topics in medicine (including health consequences of addiction, among others).

Mentoring:

You will receive direct mentorship from Dr. Baldassarri during weekly lab meetings.  Larger lab group meetings with the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science and Translational Brain Imaging teams will occur biweekly to monthly.  Specific mentoring activities will include responsible conduct of research, career advancement, methods for establishing collaboration, preparation of graduate medical education applications, and networking.  Additional mentoring will be available through the larger research groups.   

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a CV and list of references to Dr. Stephen Baldassarri at stephen.baldassarri@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 - Pathology (Schalper Lab)
Posting Date: June 16, 2022

The Schalper Research Lab in the Department of Pathology at Yale University has an opening for a Postgraduate (post bacc) position.  The lab is focused on understanding the immunobiology of human solid tumors using quantitative pathology, computational image analysis, in vitro cell models and molecular biology to interrogate relevant immunomodulatory pathways and identify determinants of sensitivity and resistance to treatments. Our lab has access to cutting-edge technology and has unique opportunities to develop translational research projects in human lung and colorectal cancer.  More information can be found at https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/schalper/

We are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in studying tumor-immune cell interactions in a variety of solid tumors. Interested applicants should hold a B.S. or B.A. and have basic expertise in biology, chemistry, and be research oriented. The candidate should be self-motivated and in addition to individual projects, the lab encourages a collaborative and positive working environment with other lab members and throughout the University and Cancer Center.

The competitive candidate will be involved in the following areas:

  1. Training
    1. There will be direct training in the lab for laboratory techniques related to experimental work focused on the immune system interactions with cancer. These include, but are not limited to: 1) microscope use 2) quantitative immunofluorescence 3) cell culture 4) flow cytometry 5) data interpretation and statistical analysis.
    2. There may also be aspects of the candidates’ responsibilities that include collection of clinical trial samples and pathology specimens, which will include training on specimen handling and preparation.
  2. Mentoring
    1. There will be mentorship meetings every 1-2 weeks with Drs. Schalper and Cecchini to review progress of research projects and advance career development for the candidate.
    2. There will be weekly lab meeting, which provides an opportunity for feedback on research projects and strategy in a group format. 
  3. Education
    1. There will be weekly lab meetings as noted above where pertinent data generated from the lab will be reviewed as well new updates in the field of immunobiology. The candidate will present updates regularly on their work at these meetings.
    2. There will be a weekly journal club, which will rotate the presenter weekly. This will focus on novel experiments / techniques that are related to the immune system / cancer interaction and will provide learning opportunities for the lab on experimental designs, techniques, and data interpretation / analysis.
    3. Yale University has seminars throughout campus on various topics which will be available to the candidate.

Qualified candidates who are interested in applying should e-mail an application package, including; statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references. Please send your application package to Dr. Kurt Schalper (kurt.schalper@yale.edu) and Dr. Michael Cecchini (michael.cecchini@yale.edu)) in the subject line include your last name and reference to the job posting. 

Postgraduate Associate - Yale Divinity School DEIB Fellow
Posting Date: June 16, 2022

YDS DEIB Fellow

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), at Yale Divinity School. The one-year Fellowship position was developed to mentor and develop future leaders in DEIB by responding to the needs of  students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The DEIB fellowship offers mentorship from the Associate Dean of DEI and access to [1]partners on the quad to create opportunities for the fellow to cocreate and facilitate professional development workshops for faculty and staff, conceive and execute events, and research and assess programs. Additionally, a faculty advisor will be assigned to oversee the fellow’s educational formation. The fellow will learn skills needed to  support the implementation and ongoing evaluation of  DEIB plans and recommendations from  task forces that address antiracism.

Hours: 8:30am–5:00pm (M-F including availability on some weekends and evenings for campus related events)

This position is educational in nature and provides training in program development and assessment , reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

EDUCATION:

The Postgraduate Associate will be involved with all aspects of the everyday facilitation and implementation of the Divinity School’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging short, and long range, plans. This will include working closely with and supporting the Associate Dean for DEIB at YDS, especially in developing mechanisms to assess YDS’s DEIB programs and practices, creating DEIB training curriculum, and overseeing student liaisons.

This role will also be directly involved with a newly instated Antiracism Training for teaching fellows.  This program was a pilot program last year and will be fully funded in Year II (2022-2023).

Training:

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Postgraduate Associate will receive training in the research, advocacy, and community building aspects of Yale Divinity School. They will be trained in working with the Divinity School’s administration, faculty, students, and staff.  The fellow will also become acquainted with serving on school policy committees (ad hoc and standing) as well as facilitating DEIB trainings for faculty, students, and staff especially at the Divinity School and occasionally across the university.

MENTORING:

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Postgraduate Associate will meet weekly on average with the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Yale Divinity School to receive mentoring. In addition, they will occasionally meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School, and Dean of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale as needed.

Qualified applicants will be recent master’s degree graduates (Education, Religion, Theology preferred) with demonstrated academic excellence, a background in thinking about the role that various identities play in social structures especially in higher education, organizational skills, and experience working with diverse groups of people. Proficiency with software such as Word, Excel, presentation software, and a variety of social media platforms is strongly desired. The position is available beginning August 15, 2022. Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their equity and inclusion background and interests, a CV, contact details of 2 references, and contact information to lynn.s.sullivan@yale.edu. Open until filled.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on ideas to increase DEIs visibility and accessibility across the YDS student community
  • Collaborate with other university departments to facilitate the high delivery of and excellence in program execution
  • Assist in the development of a mechanism to assess YDS D&I programs and practices
  • Help to research and develop approved social media platforms that can contribute to ongoing discussions as they relate to (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) DEI
  •    Explore strategic outreach activities and programs for partnerships with the New Haven community
  • Conduct surveys and host focus groups as directed by the Associate Dean for DEI
  • Collaborate with DEIB Student Liaisons to standardize bi-weekly DEI newsletters
  • Collect data to help assess YDS’ culture around generational diversity
  • Assist in the process to evaluate speakers and programs
  • Create and update a DEIB program and events calendar
  • Contribute to the DEIB Campus Groups page

and program ideas for DEI’s role in BTFO (Before the Fall Orientation)

  • Meet regularly with the Office of Student Affairs to promote the success of all students regardless of gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political values, citizenship, personality type, disability, learning style or other such factors

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to increasing skills and abilities in  diversity, inclusion, equity and access initiatives with clear aims to center this work in future career goals
  • Experience with program management and a strong sense of project ownership, including confidence in managing plans through to completion
  • Team oriented with demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituents, including exercising discretion in holding confidential information
  • Advanced research competencies utilizing a variety of primary resources
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills
  • Positive, friendly disposition with a flexible working style

To apply, please send a resume to: Lynn Sullivan (Lynn.S.Sullivan@yale.edu) by July 18, 2022.

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[1] Yale Divinity School teems with diverse ideas and interests, offering resources for people on many varied paths. Here at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, the richness of students’ experience and opportunity is enhanced by the robust presence of Andover Newton SeminaryBerkeley Divinity School, and the Institute of Sacred Music(link is external), as well as ongoing research and engagement resources and programs including the Center for Faith and Culture(link is external), the Center for Continuing Education, and the Jonathan Edwards Center(link is external).

Postgraduate Associate - Emergency Medicine (Dr. Moore)
Posting Date: June 14, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION

Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Post Graduate Research Associate

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

This position will involve an annual salary of $39,000 plus benefits.

Training:

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

Mentorship:

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

Education:

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

Application Process:

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

The anticipated start date is July to 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.

Postgraduate Associate – Human Nature Lab (Christakis Lab)
Posting Date: June 13, 2022

Postgraduate Associate – Human Nature Lab (Christakis Lab)
Under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, the Human Nature Lab works to advance the science of understanding the social and biological determinants of human behavior, social networks, and public health. We are a diverse team of researchers, among which there is a group dedicated to studying face-to-face social networks in the developing world. We have a variety of grant-funded research projects that are currently at different phases: data analysis, data collection, and dissemination of our methods. We are looking for a skilled research assistant to join us on a project that will utilize social network analysis methods to understand mental health and other associated health outcomes in a face-to-face community setting. This research assistant will likely support diverse phases of the data analyses. One of our main projects will be to understand the link between different types of biological and network measures with mental health outcomes among individuals and dyads.
Postgrad positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor’s and master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. We cannot offer a remote opportunity at this time. The position will be located at the Human Nature Lab.
 

Mentorship
The Postgrad will be directly mentored by Dr. Ana Lucia Rodriguez de la Rosa and co-mentored by Dr. Christakis and guided to develop their independent research ideas drawing upon the project’s existing data and research goals. By the end of this fellowship year, the Post-grad will be expected to submit conference presentations and co-author scientific papers related to Social Networks and Health Outcomes.
 

Training
The Postgrad will participate in innovative research projects and be trained in the use of our software for social network data collection: Trellis and the development and implementation science of seldom studied populations in rural settings. The postgraduate will be trained in (1) the scientific process of analyzing real-world interactions and large data sets of face to face social networks and (2) the ability to perform oral presentations through the guidance of their mentor and the feedback of the whole group lab members (3) the ability to write scientific papers in the network science field that can answer bio-social and cross-disciplinary questions.
 

Education and experience
We are seeking a student familiar with social network analysis methodologies and interested in working collaboratively on innovative approaches to health outcomes. The ideal candidate must be flexible, creative, and passionate about global health.

* Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health Sciences, Psychology, Computer Science, or related fields
* Previous experience in social network research and health outcomes is a plus.
* Familiarity with programming languages such as R and Python is a requirement.
* Strong skills in quantitative methods in sociology, medicine, psychology, social work, or health-related fields.
* Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
* Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple complex tasks
* A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
* Written and conversational Fluency in Spanish is required.
 

Application Process
Applicants must submit their CV and a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation from former professors or research collaborators to ana.rodriguezdelarosa@yale.edu. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Postgraduate Position - Human and Artificial Intelligence Lab (Shung Lab)
Posting Date: June 9, 2022

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Dennis Shung, MD, MHS, PhD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Human+Artificial Intelligence Lab in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. This lab is seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates who are passionate about advancing the understanding and use of machine learning to enhance human presence in clinical care.

  1. Training- Our laboratory is interested in developing, validating, and studying novel machine learning methods with multimodal data (electronic health record, image, and other data sources) to develop, validate, and implement robust machine learning algorithms to provide risk prediction for clinical decision support. We are also interested in developing and using machine learning tools for dynamic electronic health record phenotyping to target clinical care pathways and exploring methods to understand and test for disparities in care when using machine learning algorithms. You will actively participate in the ongoing projects in the lab and learn a wide array of techniques involved across the continuum of translational research informatics.
  2. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Dennis Shung through regular interactions to review results, protocols, and presentations. You will be expected to participate in weekly lab meeting/journal clubs, and constructive feedback will be provided by all lab members. Also, daily mentoring and training in laboratory techniques will be provided by various lab members with expertise in these methods. The laboratory has a very collaborative environment, and everyone learns from each other.
  3. Education-Individuals with programming expertise, background in statistics, and prior experience with tabular electronic health record data, textual analysis, and image processing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is for 1 year.

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

Postgraduate Associate – Gynecologic Oncology (Dr. Gloria Huang’s lab)
Posting Date: June 7, 2022

Postgraduate Associate – Gynecologic Oncology (Dr. Gloria Huang’s lab)

Full-time/paid Postgraduate Associate position beginning Summer 2022 in the lab of Dr. Gloria Huang,  Gynecologic Oncology Division, Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

Training program:

The research training program focuses on Translational Research and Preclinical Studies in gynecological cancer therapeutic development. Novel targeted therapies and combination treatment strategies will be evaluated in unique preclinical models of human ovarian and endometrial cancer. The unique preclinical models include bioengineered primary cell lines, patient-derived 3-dimensional organoids, and patient-derived xenograft-bearing mice.

Mentoring: 

The postgraduate researcher will receive mentoring and education on all aspects of bench-to-beside development of targeted anti-cancer therapeutics. S/he will be guided and mentored in experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, preparation of oral presentations for national/international conferences and writing of original scientific manuscripts for publication. S/he will also have the opportunity to shadow the PI in clinical trial development for the evaluation of novel targeted therapies.

Education:

The successful applicant should have a bachelor’s or master’s of science degree in a biology or biomedical field, as well as relevant molecular and cellular biology hands-on laboratory experience (e.g. cell culture, transfection, DNA and RNA isolation, cytotoxicity assays, apoptosis and DNA damage assays, immunoblotting and immunofluorescence, mouse handling and drug administration by oral gavage, intravenous, and intraperitoneal delivery).

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and CV to Dr. Gloria Huang (gloria.huang@yale.edu) with the words “Postgraduate candidate” in the email subject line.

Postgraduate Associate - Sustainable SEL Assessments Team Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Posting Date: May 27, 2022

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE – Sustainable SEL Assessments Team

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (https://www.ycei.org), part of the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence. Our work focuses on (1) the development and impact of social and emotional skills among diverse populations, including education settings and organizations, and (2) the mechanisms by which social and emotional skills and training impact significant life outcomes.

We are looking for a full-time Postgraduate Associate (PGA) to join the Sustainable SEL Assessments Team to work on a multi-year project, Fostering Students of Color and Their Educators to Thrive Through Sustainable SEL Assessment (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; PIs Dr. Christina Cipriano and Jessica Hoffmann). The purpose of this project is to investigate how the Digital SEAD and School Climate Toolkit SEL assessments work practically in schools and support students of color and their educators to thrive. These assessments cover both adult and student emotional intelligence skills, and student social and emotional experiences at school. Along with our partner organizations - the Urban Assembly and Trajectory of Hope - the three-pronged mission of this project includes: (1) investigating how our SEL assessment tools can work together to support students of color and their educators; (2) demonstrate two models of assessment utility through the two community partners, to support scaling of the organizations as leaders in their respective spaces and effect greater educational policy change; this would include understanding how and if the Digital SEAD and School Climate Toolkit supports UA and Trajectory of Hope’s missions, and catalog recommendations for best practices for schools; (3) finalize and make available a full suite of rigorous, sustainable, accessible, and impactful SEL assessments.

Mentorship

Under the mentorship of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s Faculty, the PGA will be guided through project tasks which include: (1) research-related tasks such as data collection, analyses, and reporting, and academic presentations, including opportunities for publications/presentations (2) liaising with schools, teachers, and organizations within and outside of Yale via telephone, email, and in-person communications; (3) program-based tasks such as SEL content creation or revisions, and training events, and (4) attending meetings at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence with Yale staff and our collaborators, keeping meeting minutes, and related tasks as needed.

Training

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence offers a weekly PGA seminar series co-led by the Director of Research, Dr. Christina Cipriano, the Director of Adolescent Initiatives, Dr. Jessica Hoffmann, and the Director of Early Childhood, Dr. Craig Bailey, with guest lecturers and facilitated reading ranging from Postdoctoral Associates to Research Scientists. This seminar series covers many professional development topics, including (a) graduate school preparation and networking/professional image; (b) research design, methodology, and statistical analysis; (c) diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and practice.

Eligibility Requirements

The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, superior written and oral communication skills, the ability to give and receive feedback, and the ability to work independently as well as in teams. They will have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or education, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Preferred qualifications include research experience and experience with data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, R, STATA, SAS), content knowledge in emotional intelligence, and an interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $38,000. 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.

The anticipated start date is July/August 2022. 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.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and CV to linda.torv@yale.edu with email subject “Postgraduate Applicant: Sustainable SEL Assessments Team”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please have contact information available for three references upon request.

ABOUT THE YALE CENTER FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. Helping children and adults develop emotional intelligence is central to the mission of the Center. To date, schools have been at the center of these efforts. RULER, the Center’s signature program, draws on leading pedagogical practices as well as advances in psychology and neuroscience, and it has been honed through years of classroom observation, interviews, and the most demanding evaluations. Creating awareness—both of self and others—about emotions and developing the skills of emotional intelligence can improve children’s prospects in life and contribute, in turn, to healthier, more compassionate families, workplaces, and communities. RULER does this by teaching adults and children the skills of emotional intelligence. Since 2005, more than 600 schools have implemented RULER, affecting the lives of over 500,000 students. Accordingly, we integrate emotional intelligence skill building, the basis of RULER, into their everyday practices and into classroom curricula across grade levels.

The Division of Research within the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is at the forefront of translational emotion science, building and evaluating SEL tools and interventions with youth and educators to support whole-school community thriving.  Our research advances SEL science, practice, and policy, through innovative tools, methodologies, and lines of inquiry that fosters inclusive and equitable conditions for teaching and learning, improves individual skill-building, advances SEL measurement and evaluation, and evolves the definition of the field. Learn more at www.ycei.org/research-overview.

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 - Obstetrics Maternal Fetal Medicine
Posting Date: May 23, 2022

Date: 

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

Paid, full-time position, starting June/July 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 ongoing execution of a NIH-funded multi-center 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.  Additionally, the person would be trained on the conduct of neonatal measures.

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 mentoring and training from Dr. Audrey Merriam and Dr. Jennifer Sherr (PI).  In addition, opportunities to participate in clinical care delivery in outpatient clinic or by joining inpatient rounds will be possible.  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.  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 may require work on weekends with subsequent flexing of time during the week
  • 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 - Endothelial Biology and Preeclampsia (McAdow / Taylor)
Posting Date: May 23, 2022

Postgraduate Position in Endothelial Biology and Preeclampsia in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

This is a full time, paid, 12-month position to work with Dr. Hugh Taylor and Dr. Molly McAdow, MD PhD, Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences beginning summer 2022.

Our research uses basic and translational approaches to understand mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia, a common and sometimes devastating complication of pregnancy. The postgraduate in this position will use a variety of in vitro and biochemical approaches including primary and immortalized tissue culture models, Western blot analysis, ELISA, RT-PCR, and immunofluorescence microscopy.

Training:

Training will be provided for all necessary laboratory techniques required for the project. As the project progresses, there will also be training in experimental design, trouble shooting, data analysis, and presenting data through verbal and written communication. The postgraduate will attend and participate in weekly lab meetings.

Mentoring:

The postgraduate will meet weekly with Dr. McAdow to discuss the project and on an ad hoc basis throughout the week to discuss issues that arise. The work performed by the post-graduate is expected to generate data that will be presented at conferences and be submitted for peer-reviewed publication. In addition, the post-graduate will receive career development mentorship from Dr. Taylor and Dr. McAdow. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate who would like additional experience in basic or translational research prior to medical or graduate school.

Education:

At the time of starting the position, the applicant should have a BA or BS in a related field. Prior basic science research experience is preferred. Candidates should be hard-working, motivated, reliable, and organized. Candidates should have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae, 2) contact information for at least two references, and 3) a short description of prior research background and future career goals to Dr. McAdow (molly.mcadow@yale.edu).

Postgraduate Associate - Genetics (Scharfe / Gandotra)
Posting Date: May 20, 2022

Job Description

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Genetics, is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate. We are providing an opportunity for a post baccalaureate graduate to perform research in inherited metabolic disorders in newborns, and engage in developing experimental and computational methods for biomedical research and clinical diagnostics.

Training

Under the supervision of Dr. Curt Scharfe and Dr. Neeru Gandotra, the Postgraduate Associate will receive specific training in generating high-throughput DNA sequencing data, and laboratory workflows for data analysis and interpretation. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Mentoring

The Postgraduate Associate will be mentored by Drs. Scharfe and Gandotra. The research candidate will be establishing protocols for sequence data generation and analysis, and assist in the interpretation of sequence data in comparison to clinical findings.

Education

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in disciplines and tracks related to molecular biology and computational sciences (biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, bioinformatics or related fields). Prior experience in laboratory research is preferred, but not required. As well, experience with bioinformatics or database tools and use of statistical software is preferred but not required. The position requires a one-year commitment. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, curious and reliable candidate with interest in medical genetics and genomics, and clinical research of metabolic disorders in infants and children.

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 curt.scharfe@yale.edu.

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