Postgraduate Positions

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Postgraduate positions are short term training positions for recent college graduates who seek research experience prior to graduate or medical school. As with postdoctoral positions, most postgraduate trainees find their positions by contacting faculty directly. Several faculty have posted their open positions below.
 
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.
 
Postgraduate position in the Department of Dermatology
Posting Date: 1/7/2020

Peggy Myung, MD, PhD, is seeking a post-graduate student for a Postgraduate Associate position in her laboratory in the Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. The ideal candidate has a strong background in Biological or Chemical Sciences but has not yet received a doctoral degree and is seeking advanced scientific training for one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension under special circumstances. The main special circumstances include when additional advanced training is required for professional licensure, the trainee has a pending application to graduate/professional school or a firm commitment to apply in the coming months, or other similarly unique circumstances require more time in the postgraduate rank.  This Postgraduate Associate will be trained to perform basic science research that explores the cellular and molecular dynamics that control skin and hair follicle development, adult hair follicle regeneration and hair follicle stem cell regulation, as well as skin tumorigenesis, using novel live imaging and genomic approaches coupled with classical genetic tools. In this lab, he/she will learn a broad range of techniques, including mouse genetics, multi-photon live imaging, molecular biology, single-cell RNA sequencing, in situ hybridization as well as others.  Prior research experience using basic molecular biology or animal models is a plus but not required. The Postgraduate Associate will also have opportunities to present his/her data at weekly lab meetings and at national/international conferences. The overall goal is to learn how to design and perform scientific experiments that can be used to develop his/her skills for a future career in science and/or medicine. In addition, the Postgraduate Associate 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 everyone in the lab and that fosters scientific and professional growth!

The Postgraduate Associate will have the opportunity to perform/participate in the following:

  1. Assist with mouse colony management, husbandry and genotyping
  2. Chemical, in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical stains of mouse or human tissue followed by visualization using various microscopy techniques including multiphoton microscopy, confocal microscopy, and basic immunofluorescence/brightfield microscopy
  3. Basic molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR, and preparation of RNA for bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing
  4. Basic tissue culture techniques using primary skin cells and cell lines
  5. Administration of soluble compounds to mice to analyze genetic effects of specific genes
  6. Use basic software/statistical tools such as Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, Fiji, etc.
  7. Assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure quality data for publication and/or presentations
  8. Attend intra-mural and extra-mural conferences where he/she can present research data and develop communication/presentation skills
  9. Attend weekly dermatology and/or pathology research in progress conferences as well as weekly lab meetings
  10. Attend one-on-one meetings with the PI to review scientific data/progress and goals and to provide reciprocal constructive feedback

Interested candidates should email a cover letter that briefly describes their personal and career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and 3 letters of reference to peggy.myung@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games
Posting Date: December 10, 2019

Who We Are: The play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games focuses on the use of “play,” in the form of videogame play, for the purposes of health promotion, risk reduction, social good, and educational interventions. We develop and evaluate videogame interventions focused on behavior change, education, health, well-being, and social intelligence, using the most rigorous scientific methods and metrics available.

The Position: The play2PREVENT Lab is looking for a Postgraduate Associate to join our ever growing team. This position will begin early 2020.  The primary focus of this position is on the team member easily developing comfort in the use of our videogame technologies and being able to train community partners on the use of those technologies in schools and other settings.

The Postgraduate Associate (PGA) will receive education and training through participation in the administrative and research tasks of Yale Center for Health & Learning Games. Under the supervision of project directors/research team, the PGA will participate in research activities involving the development and evaluation of digital health interventions and educational technology that focus on behavior change, health, social impact, and education. Specific education and training opportunities will include:

*data management collection systems such as Salesforce, RedCap, Qualtrics, Oncore

*creating novel ways to implement our games that are available to the general public

*dissemination strategies for spreading knowledge and information about our games

*interfacing with and presenting to community partners, potential community partners, and other stakeholders

*training on critical reading of research articles

* learning how to conduct comprehensive reviews of research on health behaviors and research on digital health interventions and educational technology, including videogames

* learning about scientific theoretical frameworks for defining and measuring health behaviors

* gaining familiarity with current literature in educational technology and health behaviors

* opportunities to collaborate with the research team on the development of new digital health interventions and educational technology

* experience with pilot-testing and playtesting videogames and other digital health interventions and educational technology

* training and experience with research study processes, including institutional review, participant recruitment, data collection, and data management

* training and experience with using statistical software for data processing and analysis

* potential opportunities to present research posters at scientific meetings

* potential opportunities to contribute to manuscripts submitted for publication

* attendance at regularly scheduled lab meetings at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games, as well as opportunities to attend relevant Grand Rounds and other scientific seminars in the Yale Child Study Center, and Yale School of Medicine

Eligibility: An individual is eligible for the position if they have knowledge and training in Computer Science and/or Software Engineering. Comfort with and proficiency in the use of digital technologies. Basic proficiency in statistical analysis. Interest in working with people in diverse communities.

Responsibilities: The post-graduate associate will participate in research activities involving the development and evaluation of videogame interventions that focus on behavior change, health, social impact, and education. Responsibilities include: community outreach to educate stakeholders about the play2PREVENT Lab’s games,  conceptualization and development of video game content material, recruiting research participants for focus groups and playtesting, overseeing gameplay sessions, assisting in focus group discussions, collection of and data management, data analysis, writing up study results, and presenting findings. May be required to work some evenings or weekends.

Benefits: Health insurance, travel stipend, vacation, sick days

*** Must have reliable transportation.

How to Apply: Application materials should be sent electronically to tyra.pendergrass@yale.edu. A complete application will include a:

  • Resume or CV
  • Three reference letters
  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Writing Sample

Job Type: Full-time

  • Salary: $35,800
Postgraduate Research Associate in the Economics Group at Yale School of Management
Posting Date: December 6,2019

Professor Jason Abaluck seeks to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Economics Group at Yale School of Management.

Position Focus: This position is intended to provide training in the field of economics research to prepare a candidate for doctoral studies in graduate school. This position presents an opportunity for recent graduates to begin training for a career in research and will serve as a strong stepping stone to doctoral studies. The successful applicant will work closely with several faculty in the economics group, including: Jason Abaluck (primarily), Barbara Biasi, Rob Jensen, Fiona Scott Morton, Michael Sinkinson, and Kevin Williams. This will allow the trainee to be exposed to rigorous economic research covering a broad range of topics, such as health economics, labor economics, and industrial organization.

Job Description: The trainee will learn about a given research project and do background reading to understand the project. The trainee will be trained in how to turn the goal of the research into a detailed research design plan. The trainee will then be expected to complete detail-oriented tasks using large datasets, as well as learning to present interim results concisely while explaining the economic mechanism lying behind the results. Specific tasks requested will involve data collection, big data statistical analysis, model estimation, model simulations, and analytical derivations.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree, have a strong quantitative background, and possess strong programming skills. Preference will be given to detail-oriented applicants with previous research and programming experience, particularly in working with large datasets and using Stata, Python, R, GIS and/or MatLab. Experience with Stata is especially essential.

To apply: Visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/69618.

Interested applicants should submit:

1. C.V.

2. Cover letter describing research background and interests.

3.  Submit a sample of code you have written.

4. Provide the contact information for two academic references.

5. As part of the application review process, finalists will also be asked to complete a Stata training exercise task.

The preferred start date is January 1, 2020, although there is some flexibility. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position located in New Haven, Connecticut. The review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. 

Postgraduate position in the Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: November 26, 2019

The Powers Lab is looking for a post graduate with an interest in pursuing graduate research education in neuroscience, psychology, and/or medicine for a one-year position in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. This is a salaried, academic position focused on training in human subjects research techniques.  The post-graduate associate will receive individual  instruction in collection and processing of behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging data as well as computationally-oriented analysis using MATLAB.  Post-graduates will also have a chance to work directly with participants experiencing the Clinical High Risk state and early psychosis.

If interested, please send an e-mail with a brief description of your interests and your CV to Brittany.quagan@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in Video game research, Psychology, Sociology, Health Behavior, or Public Health-play4REAL Lab at Yale
Posting Date: November 21, 2019

The play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games seeks a highly-motivated Postgraduate Associate with appropriate experience in video game research, healthcare, behavioral or cognitive psychology, health behavior, sexual health, or public health to support several videogame projects. The individual in this position will gain hands-on experience and training through their participation in the development and testing of a 2D multiplayer game for adolescent girls with grant funding from the NIH. The individual in this position will also have the opportunity to participate in and coordinate community-building events and activities at the play4REAL Lab with a focus on applying AR/VR technology.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the play4REAL team and videogame developers, participating in all phases of the research project: conceptualization and development of the multiplayer videogame; 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 game researchers, but requires creativity, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning January 6, 2020, materials should be submitted no later than Dec 10, 2019.

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: Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu)

Kimberly Hieftje

Director, play4REAL Lab

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games/play2PREVENT Lab

e-mail: kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu

website: www.play4rlab.org; www.play2prevent.org

Postgraduate position in the Pitt Laboratory in the Department of Neurology
Posting Date: November 21, 2019

A one year postgraduate student position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Pitt, MD, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/pitt/). We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable candidate with a strong interest in science.

Our lab conducts translational research in multiple sclerosis (MS) with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of MS progression. We work with induced pluripotent stem cell-derived CNS cells derived from MS patients, human CNS autopsy tissue and advanced MRI methods.

The successful applicant will learn:

  • cutting, processing and immunohistochemical staining of human brain tissue
  • Histopathological evaluation of human multiple sclerosis lesions, normal brain tissue and tissue from other human neurological diseases
  • computational analysis of stained tissue
  • Cell culture techniques to maintain and proliferate iPSC-derived astrocytes, neurons and microglia.
  • Overview over MS disease course, pathogenesis and treatment options

The position is available immediately. If interested, please respond with CV to david.pitt@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in the Department of Dermatology
Posting Date: November 18, 2019

Ruth Halaban, PhD, is seeking a Postgraduate Associate for a position in her laboratory in the Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. 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 one year.  The postgraduate will be trained in scientific thinking and the design and implementation of experiments in melanomagenesis and the effects of mutations on drug resistance. He/she will have the opportunity to extend his/her scientific knowledge and skills beyond his/her undergraduate qualification. The training will expand his/her qualification and will contribute to his/her intellectual development that will be useful to his/her future career. He/her will learn how to construct experiments, how to measure cell responses to environmental stress, evaluate data and draw the correct conclusions for the next step in research. He/her will learn signaling pathways that lead to malignancy and how they can apply to the clinic. 

The candidate will be expected to perform the following:

  1. Assist cell proliferation assays
  2. Construct expression vectors for mammalian cells
  3. Basic molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR, and preparation of RNA and DNA for sequencing
  4. Basic tissue culture techniques using primary skin cells and melanoma cell lines
  5. Use basic software/statistical tools such as Excel file, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, MacVector, etc.
  6. Assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure quality data for publication and/or presentations
  7. Attend weekly dermatology and tumor board conferences as well as lab meetings
  8. Attend one-on-one meetings with the PI to review scientific data/progress and goals and to provide reciprocal constructive feedback
  9. Assist with lab organization

Interested candidates should email a cover letter that briefly describes their personal and career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and at least 3 letters of reference to ruth.halaban@yale.edu 

Postdoctoral position in Cellular Metabolism (the Shen lab)
Posting Date: November 15, 2019

The Laboratory of Assistant Professor Hongying (Hoy) Shen at Systems Biology Institute at Yale West Campus and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine is currently seeking postgraduate associate to join the team to study cellular metabolism. The Shen lab uses multidisciplinary approaches ranging from biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and mass spec-based metabolomics to study cellular metabolism underlying human health.

The ideal candidates should have undergraduate or master degree majored related to Biology, Chemistry or Engineering, or are currently enrolled in a related graduate program. The candidate will work independently to drive the projects and perform as part of a team working with other members in the laboratory. The candidate will be trained in techniques in cell biology and state-of-art mass spec metabolomics techniques.

The position is for 1 year with start availability as early as Jan 2020. 

To learn more about the lab please visit the website: https://hongyingshenlab.org/

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV/resume, a brief description of previous research experience and contact information of two references to the PI at hongying.shen@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in the Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date:

The Ishizuka lab is recruiting both wet and dry lab research associates to join a team dedicated to identifying novel targets for cancer immunotherapy and new approaches to profiling patient samples. The candidate will function both independently to drive projects and as part of a team with other Lab members. Your work will be central to several research projects and co-authorship on resulting publications is strongly supported. For wet lab associates, you will be expected to design and conduct experiments in a reproducible manner, to interpret their results and to conduct independent analysis. In vivo tumor modeling, cell culture and molecular biology experience are preferred. For dry lab associates, facility with R, Python or other commonly used languages in bioinformatics and experience with statistical pattern classification are preferred.

For more information regarding the lab www.ishizukalab.org

Minimum qualifications include:

• Bachelor degree in biology, engineering or a computer / data science-related field.

• Demonstrated ability to think creatively and to solve problems with a strong attention to detail

• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

• Abundant motivation with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference to jeffishizukalab@gmail.com

Postgraduate position in Anesthesiology Research
Posting Date: October 18, 2019

A postgraduate associate is sought for a position in the laboratory of a Physician-Scientist at Yale School of Medicine. In this position, the candidate will be trained to carry out translational research to understand how cerebrospinal fluid transport and metabolic processes underlie vascular dementias using magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The projects focus on mapping glymphatic transport function in the brain of several rodent models of vascular dementia and identifying key drivers of pathology including fluctuation of blood pressure, glymphatic influx and efflux, and BBB permeability. This work involves the use of rodent models, MRI and other imaging techniques including histological techniques.

The candidate will be trained to take on the following principle responsibilities:

1. Assist with rat colony management and genotyping.


2. Perform MRI and biochemical experiments for characterization of phenotype. 


3. Assist with data analysis and interpretation.

Attendance at weekly lab meetings and presentation of data generated is integral to the position.


 The candidate must hold B.S or B.A. in the biology, chemistry, psychology, or neuroscience. Ideal candidate holds prior research experience in pre-clinical research with a track record of publications.

Interested candidates should email their CV including two references to Dr. Helene Benveniste, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology at helene.benveniste@yale.edu .

Postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
Posting Date: October 18, 2019

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) in Dr. Melissa Knauert’s lab for Critical Care Sleep research. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in November 2019.

Under the supervision of Dr. Knauert and the Senior Trial Coordinator, the post-graduate research candidate will train to work as an assistant research team member, participate in the planning, start-up, implementation, and data analysis for several multifaceted research projects.

Qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in a related discipline. Prior experience in a research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in clinical research.

Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Carol Brown, HR Associate (carol.brown@yale.edu ).

Postgraduate position in Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: October 17, 2019

Two postgraduate researchers are sought to conduct research on behavioral interventions to increase vaccine uptake in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants should have familiarity with using insights from behavioral science such as nudges, anchoring, choice architecture, to change behavior. Applicants must have strong research skills and a master’s degree in global health, economics/econometrics, social and behavioral health or another relevant discipline. Individuals with a desire to cross interdisciplinary boundaries and aptitude for developing an independent research portfolio will be strong applicants. This position is a good opportunity for someone looking to gain research experience before moving on to a doctoral degree.

Examples of duties:

• Conduct systematic literature reviews and examine the state of the field on behavioral insights and vaccine uptake

• Conduct in depth qualitative interviews with experts in the field

• Write manuscripts on findings and recommendations

• Develop a model for implementing recommendations in low- and middle-income countries

Minimum qualifications:

•Master’s degree in global health, economics/econometrics, social and behavioral health or another relevant discipline

• Experience conducting systematic literature reviews and synthesizing evidence

• Strong writing skills and analysis as well as manuscript drafting and publication

• High EQ and a strong focus on team-oriented research

• Experience in qualitative interviewing a plus

Omer Research Group

Omer Research Group is involved with a diverse complement of vaccine research, ranging from field and clinical trials to epidemiological studies and studies on vaccine acceptance and policy. The group also maintains collaborative research relationships with vaccine immunology groups. The group is headed by Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD.

Research Group Environment and Philosophy

Omer Research Group works both domestically and internationally; the post graduate positions will focus on an interdisciplinary project focusing on behavioral science and vaccine uptake. This group also has an orientation towards strong mentoring and focuses on developing skills. We invest in mentee growth and have a culture of mutual support. The group fosters a rigorous scientific research environment but is cognizant of the importance of work-life balance - and works with members to strike a healthy balance between research and personal life.

Interested applicants should send their CV to erin.james@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Molecular Psychiatry-Ribicoff Laboratories
Posting Date: October 10, 2019

During this appointment, our Postgraduate Associate  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. You will also receive extensive training experimental design, and statistical analysis.

Also, 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.

Requirements:

1. Previous research with rodents, in behavioral neuroscience, is highly preferred, but a consideration will be noted in highly motivated individuals.

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

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

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

5. Some data input and analysis experience.

6. Ability to work on weekends.

This is a one year position.

Send a CV, cover letter, and 2 recommendation letters from 2 last previous employers) to ralph.dileone@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Posting Date: October 7, 2019

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) to work with the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, with Drs. Inderjit Singh, Hyung Chun, and Phillip Joseph. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for an immediate start.

The postgraduate research candidate will be involved in projects that will facilitate learning several skill sets including research design, planning, implementation, and data analysis within several multifaceted research projects. Candidate will be instructed in good clinical practice, FDA regulations, human safety and conduct of research guidelines, both through practical work and formal training.

Qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in a related discipline. Prior experience in research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in Pulmonary and Cardiovascular research.

If interested please send resume with cover letter to Carol Brown, HR Administrator at carol.brown@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Health Workforce Program, Liberia
Posting Date: October 2, 2019

BACKGROUND

Liberia aims to build a high quality and sustainable health system but faces a severe deficit of health care workers. In 2015, the Ministry of Health developed the Health Workforce Program, an inter-ministerial initiative to achieve targeted improvements in the quantity, quality, and skill diversity of the national health workforce and improve access to safe and quality health services in Liberia. Strengthening health management is one of five key components of the Health Workforce Program, which aims to fill gaps in health management education, and to support and sustain strengthened health management capacity in Liberia.

THE HOSPITAL AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE ROLE

The two overarching goals of this role are to: (1) strengthen management systems and staff capacity at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) with a focus on the Center’s Infectious Disease Clinic, and (2) serve as an instructor for and assist with the implementation of an executive-education style course in health systems leadership and management at the University of Liberia, a certificate-level training program for existing Liberian health managers. The Associate’s efforts to build management capacity will be grounded in a partnership-mentorship model in which the Associate works alongside their counterparts at JFKMC and mentor learners in the certificate course.

We anticipate that the health manager hired for this position will focus on quality improvement of the following systems: establishing performance measurement systems, building effective governance structures, strengthening management of medical records and other health information systems, improving referral systems and patient flow, promoting better pharmacy and inventory management, promoting human resource management, strengthening financial management and budgeting, and ensuring effective infection control practices.

The Associate will also spend time intermittently at the University of Liberia in Monrovia to collaborate with faculty in the delivery of a certificate-level health management course. The course includes topics such as strategic problem solving, change management and organizational leadership, hospital operations and quality improvement, human resource management, and financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Build and strengthen health management capacity in designated hospital management teams through day-to-day collaboration with local health managers in order to develop management and leadership capacity within the teams and identify strategies to improve performance.

2. Support quality improvement projects, helping senior hospital managers to strengthen basic management structures and systems in order to promote continuous quality improvement, with a focus on HIV/AIDS-related service delivery. The Health Management Associate will be responsible for mentoring hospital managers in the development of action plans for specific initiatives, facilitation of project teams, and development and monitoring of key project indicators.

3. Engage health management practitioners to build their skills in mentorship, facilitation, and organizational development through a health management certificate program.

4. Plan and implement educational program content for the health management certificate program in collaboration with University of Liberia faculty. Both in collaboration with local faculty and independently, the Health Management Associate will design, prepare and deliver teaching materials; facilitate learning and supervision, provide mentorship to health management students, and ultimately, build capacity of Liberian faculty in health management.

5. Contribute to regular progress reports. The successful candidate will have emotional intelligence and personal maturity, enthusiasm for working in Liberia, cultural flexibility and competence, and a passion for making a positive contribution to Liberia’s healthcare delivery system.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

• Master’s degree in healthcare administration, public health, or a related field

• A minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare or hospital management and leadership

• Success in leading health systems quality improvement initiatives in low-resource settings

• Success in working in interdisciplinary and intercultural work teams

• Success in fostering and maintaining organizational relationships and affiliations

• End-to-end project management experience

• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining priorities

• Strong data management and analysis skills, with proficiency in database design desired

• Experience initiating and leading projects without formal authority

• Ability to build cross-functional consensus on project priorities

• Experience in client-site consulting or in being seconded to a partner organization preferred

• Basic understanding of or exposure to HIV/AIDS-related health care service delivery preferred LANGUAGE SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY

• Ability to communicate information and data effectively in written and verbal form to course participants, senior management, government officials, and the public

• Ability to interpret and apply instructions in diverse settings

• Ability to support organizational change and develop management capability of others

• English proficiency required

WORK SETTING

Associate will be based at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia.

COMPENSATION

Associate will be provided with a competitive salary and benefits package, including housing and travel allowances.

CONTRACT PERIOD

The Health Management Associate will be contracted for a 12-month period (anticipated start date in November/December 2019), with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

REPORTING

The Health Management Associate will report to the Faculty Director for Yale’s Health Management program, based in New Haven, CT, USA.

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV, names and contact information for two references, and a one-page cover letter to the Recruitment Director, Martha Dale at YaleLiberiaHHM@gmail.com

The cover letter should:

1) Describe previous management experiences in a low-resource health care setting;

2) Explain why you are interested in this position;

3) Describe the personal qualities or experiences that make you well-suited for the position.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates selected for interview will be notified via email.

Postgraduate position in tissue morphogenesis and underlying cellular mechanisms
Posting Date: September 25,2019

The Sumigray lab in the Department of Genetics is seeking a postgraduate associate trainee interested in tissue morphogenesis and the underlying cellular mechanisms. Candidates will work closely with the PI to study components of the mouse intestinal stem cell niche as it forms.

Through this opportunity, candidates will gain experience in mouse colony management, microscopy, and 3D organoid culture.

The ideal candidate should be motivated, hard-working and engaging with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or a related field.

Interested candidates should upload their  (1) CV containing contact information for three references,  and (2)cover letter to http://apply.interfolio.com/63103

Postgraduate position in acetylcholine signaling in learned and innate behaviors
Posting Date: September 9, 2019

The research focus of this postgraduate position will be work on projects investigating the role of acetylcholine signaling in learned and innate behaviors. Experiments in the lab will involve but are not limited to mouse handling, behavioral training, stereotactic surgery, fiber photometry recordings, optogenetic manipulations, pharmacological studies, tissue collection, histology, and data analysis.

The candidate will be trained to take on the following principle responsibilities:

1)     Researching and collecting data through complex laboratory/ scientific experiments, techniques,

and procedures. 

2)     Recording and compiling information related to research data. 

3)     Coding data accordingly to research specifications.  

4)     Summarizing data using scientific or statistical techniques. 

5)     Interpreting and analyzing data. 

6)     Reporting on the status of research activities.

7)     Formulating and preparing scientific solutions and media. 

8)     Designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, and survey instruments.

Interested candidates please email your application including a cover letter, CV, and contact information of 2 referees to marina.picciotto@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in autoimmune disease and antidepressants in pregnancy outcomes
Posting Date: September 9, 2019

This is a 9-12 month position starting October 2019 to work on basic research studies examining: 1) the effect of autoimmune disease on placental innate immune function and adverse pregnancy outcomes; and 2) the effect of antidepressants on fetal membrane function and adverse pregnancy outcomes. These studies will utilize a variety of human in vitromodels including tissue and cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA and qRT-PCR. Background research experience is preferred. Mentoring is provided for working with lab techniques, and in principles of experimental design, problem solving, and analysis of results. This research involves the use of human tissue, so Human Subjects and HIPAA training is provided. The goal is for results to be presented at national conferences, and manuscripts prepared for publication.This is an ideal position for someone who recently graduated from college and is applying for medical or graduate school.

Please contact Dr Vikki M Abrahams, PhD for more information, vikki.abrahams@yale.edu

Dr Vikki M Abrahams, PhD
Professor 

Director, Division of Reproductive Sciences

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Yale School of Medicine

310 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT

Postgraduate position in cancer genetics, signal transduction, or developmental therapeutics
Posting Date: August 13, 2019
The Muzumdar Lab (Department of Genetics) is seeking a postgraduate associate interested in cancer genetics, signal transduction, or developmental therapeutics.
Candidates will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory to study the molecular mechanisms that govern cancer progression and treatment resistance in sophisticated genetically-engineered cell line and mouse models of cancer. Through this opportunity, candidates will gain experience in broadly applicable techniques in biomedical research including molecular cloning, DNA and RNA sequencing, mouse colony management and histology, western blotting, and microscopy.
 
As a part of the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Yale Cancer Center, the lab offers an outstanding and fully-resourced training environment including support and mentorship for an eventual transition to a graduate career in biology and/or medicine.
 
Successful candidates should be highly-motivated and hard-working with an educational (bachelor’s or master’s degree) or research background in general biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, or developmental biology. Prior research experience, especially with mouse models, is preferred but not required.
 
Interested applicants should submit an application through the Department of Genetics Interfolio portal (http://apply.interfolio.com/63103). Application materials should include a CV with names of three references and a cover letter describing motivations, research interests and experience, and formal qualifications. Specific questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to mandar.muzumdar@yale.edu.
Postgraduate position in psychiatric genetics
Posting Date: August 7, 2019

The primary research focus will be to investigate the predisposition to psychiatric disorders and behavioral traits using genome-wide data. Postgrad candidatesshould have majored in in biological sciences, computational biology, or statistics (but lacks a doctoral degree) and are seeking advanced training for a defined period of time. In this position, the candidate will learn to carry out complex computational analyses of large-scale datasets informative to investigate the genetics of psychiatric disorders, human behaviors, and other complex traits.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Renato Polimanti, Assistant Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, on projects funded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder. Additionally, there will be the possibility to be involved in collaborative studies on data from large GWAS consortia, including the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the Million Veteran Project, and the UK Biobank.  

The position is for 1 year, extendable to 2 years, with immediate start availability. Please email your application including a cover letter, a detailed CV, and contact details of 2 referees to renato.polimanti@yale.edu.