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 Associate position-IES Preschool RULER
Posting Date: March 26, 2020

Do you believe that an emotionally intelligent, empathic, and socially skilled society is a better educated, more peaceful, healthy and successful society?

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, 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 Postgraduate Associate (PGA) to start July 1, 2020 or soon thereafter to join the IES Preschool RULER Team. With funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, this five-year project (2018-2023) is designed to test whether Preschool RULER, a whole-school approach aiming to promote emotional intelligence for preschool-aged children and early childhood educators, has an impact on children’s school readiness and school and classroom climate in preschools across Connecticut. To examine its impact, researchers from Yale will use direct child assessments, classroom observations, and surveys to collect data on over 2,000 children’s school readiness (i.e., social and emotional skills, approaches to learning, pre-literacy, and pre-math skills) in preschool and kindergarten. Observational and survey data will also be collected for over 200 educators’ social and emotional skills, stress, social and emotional learning pedagogy, leadership, and school and classroom climate. 

The PGA will be responsible for contributing to data collection, management, cleaning, analyses, and reporting; liaising with schools and teachers and with organizations within and outside of Yale via telephone, web-based, and in person communications; and, attending meetings at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence with Yale staff and our collaborators, keeping meeting minutes, and overseeing related tasks as needed.

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 as well as to work independently and in teams. They will have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or education; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media. Preferred qualifications include research experience, content knowledge in adolescence and emotions, 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 $35,700.00.  Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or masters degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to olivia.martinez@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please have three letters of reference available 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.

Postgraduate Associate position-Social and Emotional Developmental Benchmarks
Posting Date: March 23,2020

Do you believe that an emotionally intelligent, empathic, and socially skilled society is a better educated, more peaceful, healthy and successful society?

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, 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 Postgraduate Associate (PGA) to start June 12, 2020 or soon thereafter to join the Social and Emotional Developmental Benchmarks Team. This team is working on an innovative, multi-year initiative funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The goal of this project is to develop and validate a set of tools that educators can use to assess students’ emotion regulation skills in 1st through 12th grade.

The PGA will be responsible for contributing to data collection, analyses, and reporting; liaising with schools and teachers and with organizations within and outside of Yale via telephone, web-based, and in person communications; and, attending meetings at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence with Yale staff and our collaborators, keeping meeting minutes, and overseeing related tasks as needed.

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 as well as to work independently and in teams. They will have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or education; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media. Preferred qualifications include research experience, content knowledge in emotion regulation, developmental psychology, or affective science; experience working with children and youth; and an interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

The Postgraduate Associate position is a one year duration with a salary of $35,700.00.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or masters degree, but not doctoral degrees.

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to zijia.ng@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please have three letters of reference available 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.

Postgraduate position with the Yale Child Study Center Psychiatric Genetics Lab
Posting Date: March 4, 2020

The Psychiatric Genetics Laboratory (www.fernandezlab.org) at the Yale Child Study Center and Yale University School of Medicine searches for genetic risk factors in psychiatric illnesses, with a goal of translating these findings into a better understanding of biology and new treatment approaches.

We are looking for a Postgraduate Research Associate (PGRA) to join the laboratory for learning while assisting with lab bench research in a state of the art molecular biology research laboratory.

Training & Responsibilities

The PGRA will receive training in the latest lab research techniques used to investigate the effects of genetic mutations on neuron development. These include growth and maintenance of cell lines, genome editing (CRISPR), fluorescence microscopy, DNA and RNA sequencing. The PGRA will attend regular meetings relating to projects they are involved in and weekly Grand Rounds in the Child Study Center on topics related to child mental health, development, and psychiatry. As an option, the PGRA will have the opportunity to learn and participate in other areas of research and practice that may interest them (not required). These include shadowing in the Yale Child Study Center child psychiatry clinic, traveling to and presenting research at scientific meetings, writing scientific manuscripts, and participating in meetings with collaborators to discuss potential projects. Alongside the training objectives, the PGRA will assist with the growth and maintenance of induced pluripotent cell lines, performing assays of pluripotency, growth, and differentiation.

Position Details

The PGRA position is a one year appointment with an annual salary of $35,700.  Ideal candidates for the position will have some experience with bench research in a molecular biology laboratory. Strong work ethic, time management, communication skills, ability to give and receive feedback, and ability to work independently and in teams are required.

To apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/74746

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information of at least two references. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and considered until the position is filled. 

Cancer Biology Postgraduate position in Medical Oncology
Posting Date: March 2, 2020

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

The laboratory environment will offer scientific mentorship and a research experience ideal for candidates planning a career in medicine and/or biomedical research.
 
Applicants should be highly-motivated with a recent bachelor’s or master’s degree and experience in molecular biology, genetics / genomics and/or cancer biology.  Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Experience in molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture is preferred.

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

Postdoctoral Associate position in Genetics (Sun Lab)
Posting Date: February 27, 2020

The Sun lab at Yale Genetics is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual for an open Postdoctoral Associate position. Our research is focused on the function of cilia and the etiology of ciliopathies, particularly renal fibrosis and polycystic kidney disease.

The candidate is expected to work with both zebrafish and mouse models. Although experience in either system is a plus, it is not pre-requisite for this position. We are seeking an individual who is proficient in molecular biology, highly motivated, with collaborative spirit and ready to explore all the opportunities available in our research community.

Further information about the Sun Lab can be found at: https://medicine.yale.edu/genetics/profile/zhaoxia_sun/ Successful candidates should have a PhD and background in molecular biology.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three references to: Zhaoxia.Sun@Yale.edu

Postgraduate Research Associate on Quality Improvement in Psychiatry
Posting Date: February 26, 2020

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

The Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH) is a 118 bed, acute care, psychiatric facility that consists of five main inpatient programs and several specialized step-down intensive outpatient/day hospital programs for adolescents and adults across two hospital campus locations and access to Interventional Psychiatric Services including ECT, Ketamine and TMS. The hospital consistently ranks among the best hospitals in the United States (ranked number 9 by U.S. World and News in 2019-2020), and its educational programs in psychiatry and psychology are in the top 4 in the country.

The Quality Improvement Program at the YNHPH is growing and seeks a postgraduate research associate for a 1-year term. The research associate will report directly to Frank Fortunati, MD, JD, the vice chief of psychiatry at YNHH and medical director of YNHPH, and will also work with Luming Li, MD, the associate medical director for quality in psychiatry. The research associate will work on projects related to suicide prevention, aggression management, optimizing hospital time, and patient safety in psychiatric care. Examples of prior projects include implementation of an evidence-based suicide risk assessment tool, development of visual management tool for daily rounding, and creation of a framework for educational innovation in quality improvement in psychiatry.

In this role, the postgraduate associate will be able to gain skills in data analysis, quality improvement methods, implementation science, psychiatric metric monitoring, and educational program development, as well as hone skills in research and writing. The postgraduate associate will have opportunities to attend departmental Grand Rounds and educational meetings as part of the Yale Department of Psychiatry and broader Yale School of Medicine and have mentorship and support for career development.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Knowledge and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or above, in a social sciences or health sciences field

• Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

• Capable of working independently

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in teams

• Preferred: knowledge with working on data management systems and statistical software programs

Interested candidates should email their CV, cover letter, and two references to Dr. Frank Fortunati at frank.fortunati@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in cancer cell death (Pathology Department, Katz Lab)
Posting Date: February 21, 2020

As a motivated Research Assistant, the candidate will perform biological assays in Associate Professor Samuel Katz’s laboratory in the Department of Pathology.  Dr. Katz was trained as a physician/scientist at Harvard Medical School and a hematopathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he had extensive experience working with and teaching undergraduate, medical and graduate students in the lab and in the classroom, as well as residents and fellows in the hospital.

The candidate will work closely with Dr. Katz on projects that elucidate programmed cell death.  Cell survival and death is regulated by intertwined pathways of apoptosis, autophagy and necroptosis; and is critically important for the development, maintenance and chemoresistance of cancer.  The laboratory focuses on both intrinsic cell death pathways as mediated by BCL-2 family members and extrinsic cell death pathways as mediated by T cells and NK cells in killing tumor cells by immunotherapy.  Potential projects include (1) targeting anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family members, (2) exploring the mechanism of a poorly characterized BCL-2 family member, (3) performing CRISPR screens of NK cell cytotoxicity in AML and Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte (TIL) cytotoxicity in melanoma.  A detailed understanding of how cell death processes function will ultimately allow us to design novel therapies for cancer.

The successful candidate will manage an independent cell death related project under the close supervision of Dr. Katz.  Techniques that may be learned include tissue culture, ex vivo primary cell culture, cell treatment, handling of mice, quantitative RT-PCR, Western blot, CRISPR, and flow cytometry, among other tasks.  Opportunities exist to shadow Dr. Katz in the hospital and publish findings.  The ideal candidate is looking for a one year position in preparation for either graduate or medical school.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform basic research activities:  Design, record, summarize and analyze results
  2. Discuss progress of work regularly with supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Knowledge of biology and chemistry
  3. Prior laboratory experience in molecular biology or biochemistry is desirable, but not required

SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  1. Meticulous organizational skills that include a focus on details and fine points
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Ability to multitask and prioritize work
  4. Sound degree of computer literacy
  5. Ability to demonstrate professionalism with a can-do attitude
  6. Obsessed with making a difference that benefits society

Interested applicants should submit a CV as well as the contact information (email address and phone number) for three references, and a brief statement of research skills and interest to samuel.katz@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Immune Therapies for Cancer
Posting Date: February 19, 2020

Yale Cancer Center has an opening for a Post-baccalaureate trainee to conduct translational studies in cancer patients. The laboratory conducts clinical and bench-based studies geared to identify more effective immune and targeted therapies for specific tumor types and correlative studies for clinical trials to determine which patients are more likely to respond to a given therapy. 

Prospective candidates will play an important role in these studies which are highly clinically relevant. This work will require patient consent, sample collection and the use of a variety of techniques and approaches ranging from Molecular/Cellular Biology, flow cytometry and Biochemistry based techniques to study patient samples. We employ innovative analytical tools for biomarker assessment of patient samples.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in applying to medical school.

Requirements

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in biological or physical sciences. Experience in cell biology and molecular biology techniques is required. 

Interested applicants should submit a CV as well as the contact information (email address and phone number) for three references, and a brief statement of research skills and interest to Tarissa.Klarman@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Critical Care Sleep Research
Posting Date: February 19, 2020

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 March 2020.

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 Clinical Neurology and Sleep research
Posting Date: February 18, 2020

Postgraduate associate training position in clinical research for 1 year beginning Spring in Yale University Department of Neurology within the Sections of Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine. You will be working with Dr. Brian Koo, Associate Professor of Neurology, primarily on a clinical research project funded by the Department of Defense.

The research project studies restless legs syndrome (RLS) and its potential association with elevated levels of melanocortin hormones. Recruited subjects will undergo measurement of sleep, leg movements, and assessment of severity of RLS. There is one in-person visit to the hospital research unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, where blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples will be drawn.

The duties of the associate for this study include screening potential participants, scheduling for the research visit, submitting Institutional Review Board assessments, assessment of leg movements, and handling of biospecimens. Dr. Koo performs several clinical research projects and the associate may be included in these studies as time permits. The associate will gain experience in clinical research learning about experimental design, data collection, data analysis and scientific writing.

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

Please contact Dr. Brian Koo if interested at brian.koo@yale.edu

Women’s Health Research at Yale Postgraduate Associate
Posting Date: February 18, 2020

Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is now accepting applications for a Postgraduate Associate to fill the position of Special Assistant. WHRY is an interdisciplinary research center (www.yalewhr.org), located in the Yale School of Medicine responding to the dramatic need for research on the health of women and the influence of sex/gender on health outcomes. This one-year full-time position is open now.

As a Special Assistant, reporting to the Director (Dr. Carolyn Mazure) and the Manager for Special Projects, you will have the opportunity to work at an unusual level of responsibility for someone who has recently graduated from college. This is due to the momentum of WHRY and the trajectory of our new collaboration with Elevate – a policy lab working with government partners to advance health in under-resourced women, children and families as a strategy to disrupt poverty (Director, Dr. Megan Smith).

Examples of responsibilities you may have include managing the implementation of WHRY’s five intersecting initiatives critical to the health of the nation; developing both short and longer term strategic plans to advance initiatives and coordinate results; translating and communicating research and policy findings; overseeing aspects of our Yale undergraduate training program; aiding in the development and/or submission of grant proposals; planning and executing special WHRY-events for Yale and community education in coordination with the Special Projects Manager, contributing regularly to social media platforms; and working with the WHRY team. You also will have the opportunity to learn about innovative research on the health of women and sex/gender differences, program evaluation, and health policy from nationally renowned faculty.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in pre-med or science major, policy, government, business, or related field
  • Highly motivated, meticulously organized, strong work ethic, fast learner
  • Excellent written, editing and oral communication skills, ability to think analytically and articulate ideas in verbal and written communications
  • Presentation, project management and organizational skills when working both collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with faculty, administrators and external constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, direction, and correction
  • GPA > 3.5

Responsibilities can grow commensurate with demonstrated talent and drive. We seek a Special Assistant who can start as soon as possible. Applications will be continually reviewed until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, college transcript (can be unofficial copy), and contact details for two persons to provide recommendations to mona.gregg@yale.edu

Postgraduate position at the Program of Applied Translational Research
Posting Date: February 3, 2020

A postgraduate research position in translational and clinical research is available for 1 year in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Program of Applied Translational Research starting May/June 2020. The lab has several ongoing clinical research studies focusing on developing novel biomarkers related to various kidney pathologies. The position provides direct patient interaction and an introduction to patient-oriented biomedical research. This position is a good opportunity for someone interested in learning clinical research methodologies including good clinical practices (GCP) and NIH/FDA guidelines. Postgraduate will also have the opportunity to interact with both patients and healthcare professionals in hospital, clinic and laboratory settings. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assistance in clinical data and quality management, consenting/interacting with patients, developing presentations, biospecimen processing, and reporting at team meetings.

Requirements for the position include BA/BS in the life sciences or completion of the pre-medical track. Prior experience in a research laboratory or hospital is preferred but not required. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented research and obtain medical knowledge. The associate will have the opportunity to obtain clinical research experience, interact with patients and healthcare professionals, and work closely with clinical physicians. There is also an opportunity to participate in manuscript publication and sub-studies. 

The lab is composed of a great group of physicians, research fellows, nurses, and study coordinators. Further details about the Program of Applied Translational Research is available at patr.yale.edu. Interested applicants should send their resume with cover letter to mailto:dennis.moledina@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in the Section of Nephrology
Posting Date: February 3, 2020

Postgraduate associate training position in clinical research available for 1 year beginning Spring or Summer in Yale University Department of Internal Medicine within the Section of Nephrology. The section has several ongoing interventional clinical research studies focusing on novel therapies for treating kidney disease, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, resistant hypertension, and rare nephropathies. This position is a good opportunity for someone interested in learning clinical research methodologies including good clinical practices (GCP) and NIH/FDA guidelines. Postgraduate will also have the opportunity to interact with both patients and healthcare professionals in hospital, clinic and laboratory settings. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assistance in clinical data and quality management, consenting/interacting with patients, developing presentations, biospecimen processing, and reporting at team meetings.

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

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

Postgraduate Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: January 30, 2020
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.   
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 pattern recognition pathways, 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.   
 
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.  
 
To Apply
Please send curriculum vitae, three names of reference and a short description of your work experience, research background and interests, and an unofficial transcript to Clara Abraham, M.D.  Clara.Abraham@yale.edu 
Postgraduate position in the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games
Posting Date: January 29, 2020

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 an entry level Postgraduate Associate to join our ever growing team. 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 start this date for this position is negotiable.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience; minimum $36,000.

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

  • experience designing and creating survey instruments for research data collection

  • exposure to the process of designing and conducting a school-basedor afterschool program research study

  • 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 psychology, Public Health, biology, chemistry, computer science, software engineering or other STEM related areas.

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: 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. ***Must have reliable transportation

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

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

  • Resume or CV

  • Three reference letters

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position

  • Writing Sample

Postgraduate position in the Section of Nephrology(Internal Medicine)
Posting Date: January 28, 2020

Postgraduate associate training position in clinical research available for one year beginning Spring or Summer in Yale University Department of Internal Medicine within the Section of Nephrology. The section has several ongoing interventional clinical research studies focusing on novel therapies for treating kidney disease, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, resistant hypertension, and rare nephropathies. This position is a good opportunity for someone interested in learning clinical research methodologies including good clinical practices (GCP) and NIH/FDA guidelines. Postgraduates will also have the opportunity to interact with both patients and healthcare professionals in hospital, clinic and laboratory settings. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assistance in clinical data and quality management, consenting/interacting with patients, developing presentations, biospecimen processing, and reporting at team meetings.

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

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

Postgraduate position in Gender Equity and Policy
Posting Date: January 24, 2020

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.

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, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and a variety of social media platforms is strongly desired. Qualified applicants will have strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, and display excellent attention to detail.

The working space for this position will be housed in the Women Faculty Forum (WFF) office, and will involve collaboration with other WFF staff, as well as the WFF leadership (Chairs and Council). The appointee and Chair will have weekly meetings (more frequently as needed).

The position is available beginning March 1st, 2020. Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and interests, a CV, contact details of 2 referees, and contact information to wffchair@yale.edu. Open until filled.

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD
Posting Date: January 23, 2020

The Vilarinho lab (https://vilarinholab.squarespace.com) at Yale Liver Center and Department of Internal Medicine is seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent college graduates who are passionate about advancing the cellular and molecular understanding of liver function in health and disease.

Our laboratory is interested in using human genetics and genomics paired with highly informative cohorts of patients to discover new liver disease genes. Using cell based and mouse models we study how a mutant gene causes the liver phenotype. Thus, by uncovering new liver disease genes, we provide a diagnosis to the patient, which provides new therapeutic options, and gain new insight into liver biology.

Your main responsibilities will include mouse colony management and maintenance and characterization of iPSC cell-based models to study novel gene mutations in liver function using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. Furthermore, you will actively participate in the ongoing projects in the lab and learn a wide array of techniques involved, including whole-exome sequencing analysis, confirmation of mutations using PCR and sanger sequencing, cloning, RNA isolation, rtPCR. Individuals with prior mouse and/or cell culture experience 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 silvia.vilarinho@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in the development of the sensory system -Department of Neuroscience
Posting Date: January 23, 2020

The Crair lab in the Department of Neuroscience is seeking a postgraduate associate trainee interested in the development of the sensory system.  Candidate will work closely with a senior graduate student, supervised by the PI, to study spontaneous activity in the developing auditory system.

Through this one-year opportunity candidates will learn basic histological, neuroanatomical, physiological and molecular biological techniques employed to study the development and function of the central nervous system in mice.  Training will include surgical preparation for in vivo calcium imaging, processing brain samples for histological analysis, performing basic molecular biological procedures, such as PCR, immunohistochemistry, and western blots, as well as how to perform quantitative analysis of these experimental samples.  Candidate will learn how careful experiments are designed and analyzed.

This is an ideal position for someone who recently graduated from college and is applying for medical or graduate school. The candidate should be motivated, hard-working and engaging, and hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Neuroscience or a related field.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 referees to http://apply.interfolio.com/73465.

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 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 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.

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 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 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