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 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 Associated Position in skin cancer biology, immunology, and nanotechnology
Posting Date: August 20, 2019

A postgraduate associate is sought for a position in the laboratory of Prof. Michael Girardi, a Physician-Scientist at Yale School of Medicine. The ideal candidate has majored in the Biological or Chemical Sciences (but lacks a doctoral degree) and is seeking advanced training for a defined period of time. In this position, the candidate will learn to carry out basic science research into mechanisms underlying skin cancer development and treatment using mouse models and a variety of cellular and molecular immunology techniques. Prior research experience is a plus, but is not required. 

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

1. Assist with mouse colony management and genotyping.
2. Perform immune cell isolation and subsequent characterization of phenotype and functional activities using a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, cell culture, multiplex cytokine assays and quantitative real-time PCR.
3. Assist with data analysis and interpretation. Attend and present data at weekly lab meetings.

Interested candidates should email their CV including three references to Dr. Girardi at michael.girardi@yale.edu.

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.

Postgraduate position in Clinical Hematology Oncology
Posting Date: July 2019

Postgraduate position in Clinical Hematology Oncology

Posting Date: July 2019

Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Clinical Hematology Oncology

A position is available for a full-time research trainee (Post Graduate Associate) to work on projects involving clinical research studies in Oncology. The individual will work directly with the clinical Principal Investigator helping to develop databases from clinical data used for research studies.  The individual will coordinate with biostatistics and help to draft manuscripts using the database. The individual will also help with coordination of clinical samples of blood and skin biopsies and cataloging of samples in the database as well as interface with the Clinical Trials office and obtain clinical trials training with the opportunity for inclusion in research papers and written reports. The individual will work with the investigator to design and implement clinical trials and be trained in good clinical practice and participate in regulatory approval meetings for clinical and translational trials including the protocol review committee and the institutional review board.  The individual will obtain training in basic biostatistics, and participate in Hematology and Lymphoma Tumor Boards, journal clubs and other research meetings.  Candidates should have a minimum of a BA or BS.  Experience with databases is encouraged but not required for the position. The position is full-time for a minimum of 1 year to start on or after August 1, 2019.  To apply, please email a resume and contact information for three references (email addresses and phone numbers) to Francine Foss (francine.foss@yale.edu) and Richard Carr (richard.carr@yale.edu). 

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

Postgraduate position in Pulmonary Medicine
Posting Date: June 2019

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) in Dr. Klar Yaggi’s lab for Pulmonary research. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in June 2019.

Under the supervision of Dr. Yaggi and 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 (extendable to 2 years). This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in Pulmonary research.

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

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

Postgraduate position in the Department of Neurology at Yale Medical School
Posting Date: June 2019

The Department of Neurology at Yale Medical School seeks a full-time Postgraduate Associate to assist with clinical and translational medical research. 

Under general supervision, this individual will assist scientists in the performance of clinical and laboratory research. 

During this appointment, the candidate will be involved in training meant to educate them in investigative and academic medicine, preparing that individual to contribute to translational research in the fields of neurology and immunology. 

The candidate will receive sophisticated training in neurology/immunology, and exposure to the immunological basis of disease. They will also receive training in the principals of clinical research, trial design and be exposed to clinical trials. 

Our program is focused on clinical and translational neuromuscular research.  Specifically, we are investigating the role of T cells and B cells in autoimmune neurological conditions (i.e., myasthenia gravis, neuromyelitis optica, etc.).  We are also investigating clinical features/markers that will help guide us in the development or utilization of patient tailored therapies in the future. Accordingly, the candidate will participate in a part(s) of an established project ongoing in our sophisticated program.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist scientists and technicians by making lab reagents, performing investigative procedures, and operating a variety of instruments and other scientific equipment.
    • Examples include isolating RNA, synthesize cDNA and successfully perform PCR amplification and qPCR of immune-related genes.
  • Perform routine cellular immunology and molecular biology techniques such as ELISA, DNA sequencing and cloning.
  • Maintain bacterial and tissue cultures for experimental purposes.
  • Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data; perform calculations and prepare charts, graphs and reports. May use software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and test reports.
  • Configure, operate and help maintain lab apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; tabulate data; keep lab records.
  • Maintain laboratory notebook (daily activities including all experiments and procedures), procedure manuals, regulatory lab protocols, and lab databases.
  • May act as liaison between lab and host safety and regulatory offices to insure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Assist in ordering chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies. Maintain lab organization and inventory.
  • Conducts literature searches and review, compiling information from journals and suggesting uses of new techniques of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
  • Attends courses in safety procedures for the handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, infectious, radioactive and toxic substances, ensuring that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with such procedures.
  • Other duties may arise throughout course of hire and as assigned.

Interested applicants can submit their resumes to amanda.hernandez@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in the Neurology department at the Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019
Postgraduate Associate at Yale: Functional neural circuit restitution after CNS injury
 
A postgraduate position is available in Dr. William Cafferty’s laboratory in the Neurology department at the Yale School of Medicine to investigate the molecular mechanisms that underlie spontaneous recovery of function after spinal cord injury (SCI). Despite the absence of long distance axon regeneration of axotomized central nervous system (CNS) neurons, a degree of spontaneous functional recovery is observed after SCI that is titrated by the level and extent of the injury. Plasticity of intact spinal and supra-spinal circuits are thought to mediate functional recovery, however the anatomical pathways and molecular machinery that is engaged to promote functional plasticity remain unknown. To elucidate these pathways, the Cafferty lab uses in vivo rodent SCI models, behavioral testing, chronic in vivo two photon structural and calcium imaging in brain and spinal cord, optogenetics, chemogenetics, cell biology and functional genomics.
 
Individuals with Bachelors or Masters degrees who plan to attend graduate school are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to be highly motivated and willing to work hard to solve scientific problems. Prior experience in neuroscience or molecular genetics is preferred, but not mandatory.
 
 
To apply, please email a current CV and contact information for 2 referees to edward.sperry@yale.edu titled ‘Cafferty lab Postgraduate associate position’.

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

Postgraduate position in the Department of Dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019

Alicia Little, MD, PhD, is seeking a Postgraduate Associate for a position in her laboratory in the Department of Dermatology at the 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 a duration of 1-2 years. As a Postgraduate Associate, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to two ongoing projects: 1) characterizing immune cells from skin and blood in human cutaneous lupus patients as well as in mouse models of lupus and 2) developing and testing pathogenesis-targeted therapies for cutaneous and systemic lupus. The projects employ a broad range of techniques in the lab including disease modeling, molecular and cellular biology, single-cell RNA sequencing, and other new tissue-based approaches.

Prior laboratory-based and/or clinical research experience is a plus but not required. The candidate will also have opportunities to present his/her data at intramural and/or national/international conferences, should this be of interest. The overall goal is to gain experience in designing and performing both basic and translational scientific work that can be used as a foundation for a future career in science and/or medicine. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to her/his long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and to foster scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement.

The candidate will be expected to perform some or all of the following duties:

  1. Assist with mouse colony management, husbandry and genotyping
  2. Immunohistochemical stains of tissue followed by visualization using various microscopy techniques including confocal microscopy and basic immunofluorescence/brightfield microscopy
  3. Basic molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR and Western blots
  4. Preparation of mouse and human tissues for bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing as well as for fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and analysis
  5. Basic tissue culture techniques
  6. Use basic software/statistical tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fiji, etc. Opportunity to develop advanced programming/data analysis skills if desired.
  7. Assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure quality data for publication and/or presentations
  8. Attend conferences where he/she can network and/or present research data
  9. Attend weekly dermatology and/or pathology research in progress conferences interest as well as weekly lab meetings
  10. Assist with shipment of samples
  11. Assist with writing scientific papers, case reports, and reviews, if of interest

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 alicia.little@yale.edu.

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

Postgraduate position in Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019

Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is seeking a Postgraduate Associate.

Training under the supervision of Dr. Chupp and YCAAD research team, the YCAAD post-graduate research candidate will be trained in all aspects of human research including industry sponsored clinical trials and basic translational and clinical research.  The YCAAD trainee’s curriculum will include: gaining hands on experience on how to perform chart reviews to identify inclusion criteria for enrollment in studies; Under the supervision of regulatory coordinator learn HIC and HIPAA aspects related to the conduct of human based research.  By working closely with YCAAD research coordinators and attending lunch and learn trainings offered by YCCI, the candidate will learn how to perform informed consent of research subjects, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) skills to manage data and case report forms.  Under the guidance of lab technicians in Dr. Chupp’s lab, the candidate will learn proper laboratory techniques associated with study protocols.  The YCAAD trainee will be expected present at weekly lab meetings, and pursue an independent research project in a field relevant to the Principal Investigator expertise in asthma that leads to presentation at a national meeting and/or publication.

Ability to speak Spanish is required.

Applicants should submit their resumes to Carol Brown at carol.brown@yale.edu

 

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

Postgraduate position in the Bindra Lab, Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Department of Pediatrics
Posting Date: May 2019

Postgraduate position in the Bindra Lab, Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Department of Pediatrics

The Bindra Laboratory (Department of Therapeutic Radiology) is seeking a postgraduate associate interested in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, DNA repair and translational research. The candidate will work closely with Dr. Juan Vasquez, a physician-scientist in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. In this position, the candidate will learn to carry out basic and translational research into the interface between DNA repair defects and the tumor immune response. Prior research experience, particularly with murine models, is a plus but not required.

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

  1. Assist with mouse experiments and colony management.
  2. Perform immune cell isolation and subsequent characterization of phenotype and functional activities using a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, cell culture, multiplex cytokine assays and quantitative real-time PCR.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates should be highly-motivated and hard-working with an educational (Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree) or research background in general biology, immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology or genetics. This position is perfect for graduates that are considering pursuing careers in Graduate or Medical school and are looking to improve their lab experience and gain mentorship and will ideally commit to the lab for 1-2 years.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and interests, a CV, and a contact information for 2-3 recommenders to juan.vasquez@yale.edu.

 

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

Postgraduate position in the Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: May 2019
Post-graduate Research Opportunity- Yale Cancer Center
 
A post-graduate associate is sought for a position at the Yale Cancer Center. In this position, the candidate will work with an investigative team studying the determinants of treatment response and resistance in patients with advanced lung cancer. The candidate will learn about molecular and immunologic abnormalities in lung cancer and will work with oncologists and pathologists to identify unique features in human lung cancers that may impact response to treatment. The candidate will be trained to take on the following responsibilities: procurement and processing of human tissue and blood specimens, informed consent discussion with patients, coordination between clinical and laboratory personnel, and data management and analysis. In addition, the position will include analysis of genomic data and generation of patient-derived xenografts (PDXs). This position is ideal for recent college undergraduates who plan to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences and would like exposure to translational research practice.
 
Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrate a willingness and eagerness to learn. A minimum and maximum two-year commitment is required.
 
Interested applicants should submit via email a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals and contact information for three references to Anna Wurtz (anna.wurtz@yale.edu).
 

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

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Associate Professor Dr. Valentina Greco
Posting Date: May 2019
POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE
 
Yale University seeks a highly motivated and dedicated recent college graduate as a postgraduate associate in the laboratory of Associate Professor Dr. Valentina Greco.  The research goal of the Greco Lab is to define how tissues maintain themselves throughout the course of our lives in the face of continuous cellular turnover, frequent injuries and spontaneous mutations. For additional information on the Greco Lab visit:  www.grecolab.org<http://www.grecolab.org> .  The ideal candidate has majored in Biology or molecular biology (but lacks a doctoral degree) and is seeking advanced training for a defined period of time. In this position, the candidate will learn to carry out basic science research using fluorescent murine models to understand the role of stem cells in tissue homeostasis, wound repair and cancer.
 
The candidate will be trained on mouse colony management and genotyping; performing PCR and gel electrophoresis and functional activities using a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, cell culture, multiplex cytokine assays and quantitative real-time PCR and will  assist with data analysis and interpretation. Attend and present data at weekly lab meetings.
 
The position is for 1 year, extendable to 2 years, with immediate start availability.  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 David.Gonzalez@yale.edu<mailto:David.Gonzalez@yale.edu>
 

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

Postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine (Section of Pulmonary Medicine)
Posting Date: May 2019

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) in Dr. Klar Yaggi’s lab for Pulmonary research. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in June 2019.

Under the supervision of Dr. Yaggi and 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 (extendable to 2 years). This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in Pulmonary research.

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

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

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

The play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games is looking for a post-graduate associate to join our team. This position will begin August of 2019. The post-graduate 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:

* 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-based  or 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 or Public Health.

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.

How to Apply: Application materials should be sent electronically to:

Tyra Pendergrass, Associate Director for the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games, at tyra.pendergrass@yale.edu including:

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

Stipend: Based on NIH pay scale

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

For more information, contact:

Tyra Pendergrass

Associate Director, play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

Yale University School of Medicine

2 South Church St, Suite 515

New Haven, CT 06510

Tel: 203-737-6101

e-mail: Tyra.pendergrass@yale.edu

website: play2PREVENT.org

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

Postgraduate position in the Dimitrova lab, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Posting Date: April 2019

InveInvestigating Long Noncoding RNAs in Cancer

Dimitrova Laboratory

Yale University

Department of Molecular, Cellular

and Developmental Biology

Position: Postgraduate Research Assistant

Start date: Summer/fall of 2019

The Dimitrova lab at Yale University is looking for a motivated and highly organized individual to join our group as a postgraduate research assistant. The candidate should have experience in a biological research environment and should expect to receive a BS degree in biology or biochemistry in May 2019. This is a perfect opportunity to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research, to learn advanced techniques and to build strong analytical skills before going on to earn a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree. The position is for upto 2 years and will be available in the summer of 2019.

The Dimitrova lab focuses on long noncoding RNAs and their roles in the regulation of critical cellular pathways during tumor development. We use advanced CRISPR technologies to edit as well as transcriptionally control long noncoding RNAs implicated in cancer pathways. Experiments are performed in mammalian cell lines and in mouse models of cancer. Our goal is to dissect the complex biology of long noncoding RNAs and to gain a deeper understanding of their contribution to health and disease at the cellular and organismal level. Our lab is a dynamic, young group of investigators at all levels of their careers.

Duties will include including tissue culture, cloning, DNA, RNA and protein isolation and analysis. Additional duties will include basic husbandry of the mouse colony, PCR genotyping as well as initiating and monitoring lung tumor studies. Attention to detail and a strong sense of responsibility are essential. Applicant must be a team player, possess strong communication skills and will also be responsible for providing general lab support. Although previous experience is preferred, hands-on training will be provided.

To apply, send a CV and a cover letter to nadya.dimitrova@yale.edu. Please provide two references, at least one of which can evaluate your lab experience.

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

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Dr. Zhaoxia Sun, Department of Genetics
Posting Date: April 2019

Postgraduate Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Zhaoxia Sun.

The Sun Lab (Department of Genetics) is seeking a postgraduate associate trainee.  This training opportunity is ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in biomedical research but wants to gain experience, clarify directions and establish a publication record.  This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension to a second year.  Our lab studies the function of the cilium, a cell surface organelle, in vertebrate development and genetic diseases. We use zebrafish, mouse and cell culture models and multiple technical approaches, ranging from imaging to genetics, in our research. More detailed information can be found at https://medicine.yale.edu/genetics/people/zhaoxia_sun-2.profile.

The trainee will be involved in multiple aspects of research, including experimental design, execution, data interpretation and presentation and learn and gain experience in genetics and molecular biology.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology or related fields required.

Research experience in molecular biology preferred

Interested applicants should send a CV, name and contact information of two references and a cover letter with past experience to:   Zhaoxia Sun (Zhaoxia.sun@yale.edu).

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

Postgraduate position in the Anticevic Lab
Posting Date: April 2019

The Anticevic Lab is looking for a graduating senior with an interest in pursuing graduate research education in neuroscience, psychology, and/or medicine for a two 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 recruitment, screening, and data collection for human subjects research in psychiatry and instruction in preprocessing and quality assurance of neuroimaging data while contributing to analytics studies.  If interested, please send an e-mail with a brief description of your interests and your CV to nicole.santamauro@yale.edu

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