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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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.

Post-Graduate Position in Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Hematology, Decision Science and Classical Hematology, Goshua Lab)
Posting Date: September 16, 2022

Yale University School of Medicine Post-Graduate Position in Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Hematology, Decision Science and Classical Hematology)

Open Position: Postgraduate Associate

The Goshua Lab at the Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee to contribute to and lead studies at the forefront of the interface of decision analytic modeling and clinical hematology. This is a full-time, paid position available for start effective immediately. Examples of the practical impact of recently completed original science at this interface has helped lead to 1. inpatient formulary approval of rituximab for patients with immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in the US hospital setting, 2. inform clinical optimization of tocilizumab in a supply-limited context in Canada, 3. open ongoing international debate as to the efficacy and safety of caplacizumab in immune TTP, and 4. fill an identified gap in the guidelines for optimal second-line treatment sequencing for patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Ongoing and planned work includes research in gene therapy, allo-immunization, complement inhibition, iron deficiency, iron chelation, thrombosis, and the quantitative modeling of health inequities in the United States.

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

  • Impactful and pragmatic study pre-specification and design
  • Building publishable decision analytic models
  • Evidence synthesis inclusive of meta-analysis
  • Written and oral scientific communication of results
  • Direct measurement of quality-of-life metrics via designed, patient interviews

Trainees will gain quantitative, decision analytic experience and 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 relevant to the research projects and the disciplines of decision science and classical hematology at Yale and beyond.

Mentoring: Candidates will be mentored by Dr. Goshua. Mentoring includes direct supervision and 1:1 weekly meetings with Dr. Goshua to discuss short and long-term research goals, scientific development, and career development. Additional informal mentorship will come from working with other lab members and collaborating with other researchers through an established, Yale-led multi-institutional collaborative, research hub.

Education: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s or Master’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. 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 jennifer.horn@yale.edu and george.goshua@yale.edu with applications to include: (1) CV; (2) Cover letter; (3) One letter of recommendation speaking directly to the candidate’s research and/or clinical experience, and training potential.

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 the Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
Posting Date: August 31, 2022

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

Posting Date: September 2022

Open Position: Postgraduate Associate

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 about February 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. 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. Knauert. Mentoring includes direct supervision and 1:1 bi-weekly meetings with Dr. Knauert 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 taylor.intihar@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 taylor.intihar@yale.edu directly from the recommender. 

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

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.
Postgraduate Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: August 18, 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.
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.
 

Postgraduate Position in Vascular Biology/Cardiorenal Disease (Goodwin lab)
Posting Date: August 5, 2022

Postgraduate Position in Vascular Biology/Cardiorenal Disease (Goodwin lab)

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

The Goodwin lab is located in the Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program in the Amistad building and is focused on steroid microenvironments in particular tissues including endothelial cell and podocytes as well as states of vascular inflammation such as atherosclerosis. Mechanistically we are investigating the regulation of Wnt signaling and its modulation by tissue-specific glucocorticoid receptors. Our work is highly translational and we work at the intersection of cardiovascular and renal disease, tackling several areas of clinically relevant investigation. The lab is seeking motivated, recent college graduates who would like to obtain advanced training in basic science research and to advance their career in medicine. This position is ideal for individuals looking to apply to graduate or medical school in the next 1 to 2 years.  This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available to start whenever a suitable candidate is identified.

  1. Training- The laboratory uses mouse genetics, next generation sequencing, microscopy, and cellular and molecular biology techniques in the course of investigating our areas of interest. While in the lab you will help advance ongoing projects and acquire research skills such as mouse colony management, real-time PCR, flow cytometry confocal microscopy, single-cell and bulk RNA next-gen sequencing and various cell culture techniques and assays. You will also acquire a set of investigative skills surrounding experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis, and publication.
  2. Mentoring- You will be mentored by Dr. Begoña Lainez-Mas during hands-on bench training and proper design of experiments. Dr. Goodwin will meet with you weekly to review progress and assist with manuscript preparation. Additional mentoring will be tailored to help you achieve your long-term career goals.
  3. 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 year. Extension of the position for a second year may be considered under special circumstances. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of any previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to julie.goodwin@yale.edu.

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 Associate – Yale Emergency Medicine (Safdar Lab)
Posting Date: July 15, 2022

Posting Date: July 15, 2022

Postgraduate Associate – Yale Emergency Medicine (Safdar Lab)

Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Post Graduate Research Associate 

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

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

Training:

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

Mentorship:

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

Education:

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

Application Process:

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

Anticipated start date is 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 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 – Child Care Provider Wellbeing (Zigler Center)
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

Postgraduate Associate – Child Care Provider Wellbeing

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas.

We seek a postgraduate associate who will be responsible for assisting with our large-scale national study of child care workers regarding the health, mental health, and economic wellness of themselves and the families they serve. This project is led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in child development, mental health, child policy, epidemiology and infectious disease, vaccinology, and economics. More information about this project can be found here. Other potential projects include preschool expulsion, equitable access to supports, and other related topics within the Zigler Center.

The postgraduate associate will also support other tasks related to the team’s research, such as manuscript preparation, grant writing, presentations at conferences, design of future studies, and other duties as assigned. The position provides opportunities for publication and supervision by national leaders in early childhood policy and experience interacting with policymakers.

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

Training:

The candidate will receive training in applied research methodologies, including following applicable research ethics and guidelines. In addition, the postgraduate associate will gain experience in data analysis, research writing, data collection, presentation development, and reporting at team meetings, as well as a deeper understanding of research on child care workforce wellness and its implications for policy development. There are also opportunities for publications and presentations.

Mentorship:

Ongoing mentorship will be provided by Walter Gilliam, PhD, Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, and Ayse Cobanoglu, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate in the Zigler Center, with support from other investigators and team members in our Yale-CARES interdisciplinary research team. In addition to development of an in-depth understanding of applied research, data management, analysis, and preparation of policy-relevant presentations and publications, efforts are made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests.

Education:

Candidates must have career goals in applied research focusing on early care and education or child development and be available to commit to up to one year of full-time work. Qualifications include BA/BS in in psychology, child development, education, sociology, data science, or a related field; GPA 3.5/4.0 preferred. Also preferred are strong methodological, analytic, and writing skills; the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; strong interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families; and the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment. Experience in legislative and regulatory policy analyses is a plus. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to improving young child outcomes through improving the services they receive.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter and resume or CV, a first-authored writing sample, and a minimum of three (3) letters of reference to: Gitta Selva at gitta.selva@yale.edu. Please make “Zigler Center Postgrad Position” the subject line of your e-mail. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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

Postgraduate Associate – Asian-American Early Educators and Racial Aggression Project (Zigler Center)
Posting Date:

Postgraduate Associate – Asian-American Early Educators and Racial Aggression Project

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas.

We seek a postgraduate associate who will be responsible for assisting with our new Asian-American Early Educators and Racial Aggression Project. The overall goals of the project are to (a) better understand the degree and nature of anti-Asian racial aggression and trauma experienced by Asian-American early educators during the COVID-19 pandemic, (b) lift the voices of Asian-American early educators and shine a light on their contributions and burdens, and (c) develop and polit a support program to mitigate the adverse impact of racial trauma on Asian-American early educators. Prior experience with prevention and intervention program design and implementation in Asian and Asian American populations is strongly preferred. More information about this project can be found here. Other potential projects include preschool expulsion, equitable access to supports, and other related topics within the Zigler Center.

The postgrad associate’s responsibilities will include assisting and participating in the online support program design and implementation, qualitative data collection, data management, and data analysis. The postgraduate associate will also support other tasks related to the team’s research, such as manuscript preparation, grant writing, presentations at conferences, design of future studies, and other duties as assigned. The position provides opportunities for publication and supervision by national leaders in early childhood policy and experience interacting with policymakers.

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

Training:

The candidate will receive training in applied research methodologies, including following applicable research ethics and guidelines. In addition, the postgraduate associate will gain experience in data analysis, research writing, data collection, presentation development, and reporting at team meetings, as well as a deeper understanding of research on racialized aggression, its impact on Asian-American early educators, and related implications for policy development. There are also opportunities for publications and presentations.

Mentorship:

Ongoing mentorship will be provided by Walter Gilliam, PhD, Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, and Tong Liu, PhD, Co-Director of the Yale-China Program on Child Development, with support from other investigators and team members. In addition to development of an in-depth understanding of applied research, data management, analysis, and preparation of policy-relevant presentations and publications, efforts are made to tailor the experience to the postgraduate’s goals and interests.

Education:

Candidates must have career goals in applied research focusing on early care and education, racial equity, or child development and be available to commit to up to one year of full-time work. Qualifications include BA/BS in in psychology, social work, child development, education, sociology, data science, or a related field; GPA 3.5/4.0 preferred. Also preferred are strong methodological, analytic, and writing skills; the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; strong interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families; and the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to improving the mental health of Asian and Asian American early educators within a community-based context. Bilingual applicants, and particularly Mandarin-speaking applicants, are encouraged to apply.

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have: (1) completed at least a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, child development, education, sociology, data science, or a related field; (2) strong interest in working with Asian and Asian American educators in a mental health and community-based context is a must, and prior experience in these contexts is preferred. Bilingual applicants, and particularly Mandarin-speaking applicants, are encouraged to apply; (3) strong methodological, analytic, and writing skills; (4) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (5) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; (6) strong interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families; and (7) the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment. Experience in legislative and regulatory policy analyses is a plus.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter and CV, a first-authored writing sample, and a minimum of three (3) letters of reference to: Gitta Selva at gitta.selva@yale.edu. Please make “Zigler Center Asia Project Postgrad Position” the subject line of your e-mail. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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

Postgraduate 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, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Whirledge lab)
Posting Date: May 23, 2022

Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Whirledge lab)

A one year postgraduate research associate position in basic and translational research is available in the Whirledge Lab in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. The primary focus of the laboratory is the impact of stress on the female reproductive system, specifically looking at how stress alters female fertility through changes in uterine functions and examining the role stress signaling plays in the development of uterine diseases, such as uterine fibroids.

Training: The postgraduate research associate will be directly supervised by Dr. Shannon Whirledge and have the opportunity to gain experience with a broad range of different cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, RNA and protein extraction and quantification, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and working with both human cells/tissue and small animal models. Additional training will include developing scientific presentations and manuscript writing. Research performed by the postgraduate research assistant will provide opportunities for this individual to present data at local and national research meetings and gain co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. 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 research experience prior to medical or graduate school.

Mentoring: The postgraduate research associate will receive direct, daily mentoring and training from Dr. Shannon Whirledge (PI) in research techniques, data analysis and interpretation, problem solving, and manuscript preparation. Additional mentorship will be provided in a manner tailored to the individual’s long-term career goals (i.e. professional and career-specific skills).     

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required (e.g. premed or life sciences/biology). Prior experience working in a cell or molecular biology lab is preferred, although training will be provided as needed in experimental design and research techniques. To excel in this role, the applicant should be dedicated and reliable with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

The Whirledge Lab is a highly collaborative environment that welcomes scientists from all backgrounds. To apply, please email a brief cover letter in the body of the email, contact information for three references, and a Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Shannon Whirledge at shannon.whirledge@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated start: late summer 2022.

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

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

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

Training:

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

Mentoring:

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

Education:

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

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

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

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

Post-graduate position- Emerging viruses, Wilen lab

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

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

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in biological sciences is strongly preferred. Prior experience in immunology, microbiology, or molecular biology is desired but not necessary. Most applicants will pursue a PhD after their post-graduate experience. Start date is flexible. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who can commit 24 months.

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

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

Postgraduate Research Associate at Yale School of Medicine

Position overview

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

Position requirements

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

Educational opportunities

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

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

Mentoring opportunities

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

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

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

Training opportunities

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

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

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

Training

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

Mentorship: 

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

Education:

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

Application Process

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

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

Postgraduate Associate in Gender Equity & Policy, Women Faculty Forum

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

Education:

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

Training:

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

Mentoring:

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

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

Postgraduate Associate - English/Spanish Bilingual Speaker in the Child Study Center CHILD Program
Posting Date: March 29, 2022
Postgraduate Associate Opportunity (English/Spanish Bilingual Speaker) Yale Child Study Center CHILD Program
 
The Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development (CHILD) Tool, developed and led by Yale Child Study Center faculty, is a research-based evidence-informed tool that assesses the mental health climate or quality of social and emotional interactions in early care and education settings.
 
We currently seek an English/Spanish bilingual Postgraduate Associate (Postgrad) who will contribute to the Infant-Toddler CHILD Project, currently implemented in New York City. This position is available immediately. Because of the language of most of our study participants, Spanish fluency is a requirement.
 
The Postgrad Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960. Postgrad positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.
 
This is not a remote opportunity. The position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.
 
Mentorship
The Postgrad will be directly mentored by Drs. Chin Reyes and Brooke Rumper, and will be guided in developing independent research ideas that draw upon data from the I-T CHILD Project and similar datasets. By the end of the fellowship year, Postgrad will be expected to submit abstracts for conferences and to contribute to authorship of scientific manuscripts.
 
Training
The Postgrad will be trained and certified on the use of the CHILD/I-T CHILD Tool and will participate in reliability sessions. Additionally, Postgraduate will be trained in: (1) the process of applied research from creation of study protocols, scripts, and surveys to data management, analyses, and reporting; (2) scientific writing; and (3) oral presentations. They will receive guidance in data analyses and writing projects related to lab research drawing from available data from CHILD-related projects. The Postgraduate curriculum also includes participation in regular team meetings as well as talks and workshops such as weekly Child Study Center Grand Rounds on topics related to child mental health, development, and psychiatry.
 
Education/Experience
BA or BS required in psychology, social work, early childhood education, or similar field with research experience. Spanish fluency is required for this position. The ideal candidate possesses the following: a flexible mindset and strong problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail; proven interest in early childhood education/development (birth-5).
 
Application Process
Interested applicants should submit the following: (1) cover letter detailing how their experience and research interests match with the CHILD program; (2) CV; (3) copy of academic transcript; and (4) at least two letters of reference (with contact information) of at least two references (may be e-mailed as part of a package, or e-mailed separately) to itchild@yale.edu, with subject title, “I-T CHILD Bilingual Postgrad”. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled. Start date is as soon as possible.
 
Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff, and faculty, which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. You are required to comply with the Vaccine Program prior to the first day of your Yale appointment. Should you not be eligible for the Booster at this time, you will be required to receive your booster within seven (7) days of your eligibility. Please see the Yale COVID 19 Vaccine Program for information on how to schedule a vaccination and/or how to Submit or Confirm your vaccination documentation. For up-to-date university information on COVID-19, please visit: https://covid19.yale.edu/.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
Postgraduate Position - Biliary Stem Cell Biology (Gupta Lab)
Posting Date: March 24, 2022

Postgraduate Position in Biliary Stem Cell Biology (Gupta Lab)

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

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

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

The position is for 1-2 years. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of any previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to vikas.gupta@yale.edu.

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

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

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

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

Education and Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship in American Decorative Arts

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

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

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

Interested and qualified applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Patricia E. Kane, Friends of American Arts Curator of American Decorative Arts (patricia.kane@yale.edu) by  Monday, April 25, 2022. Please send your email with the subject line “Marcia Brady Tucker Fellowship Application”.

Expected start date: Summer 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree (completed within the last two years) or master’s degree - ABD included - in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Chemistry with significant laboratory coursework. Prior research experience particularly in working with mouse, mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, light microscopy, or biochemistry, is highly desirable. Applicants should be high motivated, dependable, and organized, with strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a research team.
The position is available immediately and a start date before July 1st, 2022 is strongly preferred. If interested, please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and goals, a CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to jean-ju.chung@yale.edu
For more information, visit: www.jeanjuchunglab.org

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

Postgraduate Associate in Translational Neurogenomics

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

The Brennand laboratory is focused on deciphering the genetic causes of debilitating brain diseases such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. We employ a functional genomics approach that integrates stem cell models and genome engineering to resolve the impact of patient-specific variants across cell types, genetic backgrounds, and environmental conditions. Our highly collaborative approach strives to uncover the convergence and synergy arising from the complex interplay of the many risk variants associated with brain disease. Our team science approach supports each lab member in undertaking cutting-edge, rigorous, and high-quality science. The culture of our laboratory is inclusive and supportive; the goals of trainees are centered. Dr. Brennand is committed to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in science. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented demographics in the sciences.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yale Postgraduate Associate Appointment in Pain and Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology

The Yale Division of Addictions (DSA) and the VA VISN-1 New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) will select one highly qualified college graduate for a Postgraduate Associate position in the Department of Psychiatry. The Yale Department of Psychiatry is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on neuropsychiatric and substance use disorders, involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Through extensive collaborations, the VA VISN-1 MIRECC brings together expertise in behavioral pharmacology, multimodal assessment of pain, and clinical trial techniques towards developing novel therapeutics for pain and addiction.

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

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

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

Mentorship

The Postgraduate Associate will be directly mentored by Dr. De Aquino and will be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.  With research mentorship, the selected applicant will help conduct a research project from the point of experiment design through analysis and publication of results. 

Training

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

Education/Experience

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

Application Process

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

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

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

Post Graduate Research Position available in Pattabiraman Lab

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

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

This is not a remote opportunity.  This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT. Per postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus. 

Mentorship

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

Training

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

Education/Experience

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

Application Process

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate researcher in cancer genomics.

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

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

Training:

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

Mentoring:

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

Education:

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

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

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

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

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

Our clinical research group at Yale School of Medicine seeks a postgraduate trainee to contribute to several different projects related to sleep and post-COVID recovery in older adults. Ongoing projects involve primary data collection and analysis of existing data to evaluate sleep through self-reported and objective measures (including several different sleep technologies) and qualitative interviews. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about July 1, 2022.

Depending on the candidate’s skills, background, and interest, opportunities range from face-to-face interaction with study participants, in-home visits for collection of quantitative and qualitative data, data analysis, and involvement in publications.

This job involves some face-to-face interactions with patients and their loved ones; we seek someone who is compassionate and comfortable interfacing with patients and medical staff. As we will be setting up sleep studies in the homes of participants, some scheduling flexibility and early evening work is a requirement.

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

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

Postgrad trainees will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients. There are many opportunities within our department for career development through conferences, lectures, didactics, and participation in clinical research study visits. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research!

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

Education/qualifications –

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline

-Strong computer skills including Microsoft excel

-Flexible schedule with ability to work occasional evenings

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

Preferred qualifications (not required):

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

-Experience with Redcap or other database management system

-Prior experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research

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

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

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

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

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

Education

Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree in biological sciences or a related field. Prior lab-based experience in cellular and molecular biology is preferred. This is an ideal position for recent graduates interested in strengthening their research experience prior to medical school.

Mentoring

The postgraduates will have weekly meetings with Dr. Tal to discuss their project’s progress as well as their future career goals. Intellectual and technical contributions will provide opportunities to present data at research meetings and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. Results will be presented at national conferences, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Reproductive Investigation.

Training

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

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

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

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

Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Student Engagement

Education Department

Yale University Art Gallery

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

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

Training

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

Mentorship

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

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

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

Compensation

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

Start date

Summer 2022

Application Process

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

Required Education and Qualifications

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

Preferred Experience

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

Additional Information

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

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