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-Measuring Up RULER To Promote Access and Outcomes for Students with Learning Differences Project, RULER for All Team
Posting Date: May 6, 2021

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

We are looking for a Postgraduate Associate (PGA) to join the RULER for All team to work on a multi-year project, Measuring Up RULER To Promote Access and Outcomes for Students with Learning Differences Project (Oak Foundation; PI Dr. Christina Cipriano). This project is a multi-year research initiative between The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, experts in the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and EdTogether, experts in the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), to rigorously evaluate The RULER Approach to SEL under the UDL lens to promote access and benefits for students with learning differences. Research process and findings will be shared with the SEL and disability communities broadly for use as an exemplar model of systematic accessibility review. Results will directly inform and impact RULER offerings and provide the foundation for an empirical investigation of the efficacy of RULER for students with learning differences in the next phase of work.

Mentoring

Under the primary mentorship of Dr. Christina Cipriano, the PGA will play an integral role in all facets of the project, including but not limited to: participant recruitment and data collection (including online virtual professional learning communities, focus groups with students and teachers, online surveys, and potentially in person classroom observations pending COVID

restrictions), data maintenance and management; data coding and analysis; management of day-to-day project operations;

training and supervising undergraduate and consultant research assistants; conference submissions and presentations; manuscript preparation; and additional project-related tasks as needed. The PGA will also be required to attend meetings at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Training

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence offers a weekly PGA seminar series, led by the Director of Research with guest lecturers ranging from Postdoctoral Associates to Research Scientists. This seminar series covers professional development

topics, including graduate school preparation and networking/professional image; methods meetings, including study design, methods, and statistical analysis training; and facilitated reading discussions.

Education

The ideal candidate will have or demonstrate the following:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field (including, but not limited to, Psychology, Education, and Human Development)
  • Research experience in developmental psychology, education, and/or human development
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, SAS, or R).
  • Strong project management, organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience working with children and/or families and teachers of students with learning differences
  • Content knowledge in emotional intelligence, SEL, and/or special education
  • An interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future
  • Interest in mixed-method research designs, qualitative analyses, and school-based research
  • Proficiency in data analysis (e.g., SPSS, STATA, or R) and master’s degree would be considered a plus.

The Postgraduate Associate position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, with a salary of $36,960.00. Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Anticipated start date is July 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references to lauren.naples@yale.edu. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by Friday, May 21, 2021, at 11:59PM EST. Applications will continue to be accepted until Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11:59PM EST, but those received after May 21 will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

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 at the Yale Liver Center (Gupta Lab)
Posting Date: May 4, 2021

The Gupta lab is opening this summer in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Liver Center. The lab’s research centers around understanding diseases of the liver’s bile ducts. The lab is seeking motivated, recent college graduates who would like to obtain advanced training in basic science research and to advance their career in medicine. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about August 1, 2021.

Training

The laboratory uses mouse genetics, next generation sequencing, imaging, and patient samples to understand crosstalk between biliary epithelial cells and surrounding mesenchyme in health and disease. While in the lab you will help advance ongoing projects in the lab and acquire a number of research skills including, mouse colony maintenance and genetics, mouse surgical techniques, real time PCR, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing. You will also acquire a set of investigative skills surrounding experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis, and publication.

Mentoring

You will be mentored by Dr. Vikas Gupta during hands-on bench training, discussion of results, proper design of experiments, and manuscript preparation. Additionally, mentoring will be tailored depending upon your long-term career goals.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in the sciences is required (e.g. premed or life sciences/biology). While prior experience working in a research lab is preferred it is not required and training will be provided.

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

Postgraduate position in the Department of Pediatrics
Posting Date: April 26, 2021

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an enthusiasm for science with strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.  The candidate should have an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences and basic knowledge of word processing software and data entry. Laboratory experience is strongly preferred but not required.

Education

The appointee will learn about patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who develop chronic lung infections as a result of their underlying genetic disease. We will teach the student about the underlying defect in CF, how problems with the immune system in the lungs lead to infection and how certain bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa are able to establish infection in CF patients. We will also teach the student about how bacteria use different metabolic pathways that determine its ability to evade the host immune system, specifically the host heme/oxygenase pathway that generates the bactericidal carbon monoxide (CO).

Training

At the end of the year, the appointee will be highly trained in basic microbiology techniques. The student will learn how to cultivate and measure bacterial growth and death in the laboratory. We will teach the students how to measure bacterial metabolism and the activity of reactive oxidase species. The student will learn how to use PCR to measure bacterial gene expression. The student will learn basic cell culture techniques and learn how to measure bacterial killing and phagocytosis by macrophages.

Mentoring

The appointee will be mentored w by Dr Thomas Murray MD PhD who has expertise in microbiology. Dr Murray will be in the laboratory daily to assist in training and meet at least 1x weekly to monitor progress. Dr Murray has mentored post graduate fellows and medical students successfully throughout his career. Weekly laboratory meetings with Dr Emanuela Bruscia PhD, an immunologist with expertise in CF and macrophage biology will facilitate understanding of host pathogen interactions in CF. Pamela Huang is a laboratory technician who has expertise in microbiology and PCR and Dr Caterina Di Pietro post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Bruscia who can supervise with cell culture and macrophage assay development. Drs Murray and Bruscia share laboratory space and work closely on a number of projects.

Interested candidates should email their CV and cover letter to Dr. Thomas Murray at  thomas.s.murray@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in YSPH, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases ( Ko Lab)
Posting Date: April 23, 2021

Yale School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate as part of its activities in support of the Connecticut State Department of Public Health COVID-19 response. We are providing an opportunity for a post baccalaureate graduate to analyze COVID-19 epidemiological and surveillance data, lead weekly data review meetings and engage with collaborators at the Department of Public Health (DPH). This is a full-time position with benefits.

Training

Under the supervision of Dr. Albert Ko and Dr. Fadi Al Daoud, the Postgraduate Associate will receive specific training in performing analysis of surveillance data, communicating research findings to a diverse audience, and informing evidence-based decision making. 

Mentoring

The Postgraduate Associate will be mentored by Dr Ko. Under Dr. Ko’s mentorship, the candidate will be collaborating with partners at the DPH to analyze data with statistical software and present findings.

Education

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in disciplines related to public health (health sciences, biology and other exact sciences, premed courses) or epidemiology. A Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree is preferred. We are specifically seeking an individual who has prior experience in managing databases and is proficient in analyzing data with statistical software such as R, SAS, SPSS, STATA or equivalent. Experience in creating presentations, graphs and figures is a requirement. Experience in analyzing epidemiological and surveillance data is preferred as is prior experience in delivering presentations in research settings. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in clinical research, public health, and infectious diseases.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter briefly describing career goals, interest in this position and research background along with a resume and contact information for three references to Dava Flowers-Poole at dava.flowers@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position -Emotion Understanding and Psychological Well-Being Project Team
Posting Date: April 22, 2021

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 join our Emotion Understanding and Psychological Well-Being research team. This team is working on an innovative, multi-year initiative funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Wend Ventures. The goal of the Emotion Understanding project is to create a performance-based measure of adults’ ability to discern the causes and consequences of 25 emotions, and their ability to dynamically process emotional experience in a granular way via language. The purpose of the Psychological Well-Being project is threefold: 1) to develop a suite of psychological measures that tap the causes of educators’, professionals’, and college students’ well-being and that index the multi-dimensional nature of well-being (i.e., social, emotional, occupational, eudaimonic, and physical); 2) to validate our battery of well-being measures in a diverse body of US educators, professionals, and college students at multiple time points to confirm assessment psychometrics; and 3) to examine the predictive validity of our well-being measures, and their effectiveness in supporting initiatives and interventions to improve educators’, professionals’, and college students’ well-being.

The PGA will be responsible for contributing to: study design, planning, and implementation; academic conference proposals; data collection, cleaning, quantitative statistical analyses in SPSS; experience with qualitive coding and mixed methods analysis; as well as text-based analysis and data reporting, including using machine learning and AI techniques; programing and troubleshooting online study projects on Qualtrics; liaising with participants, schools, and organizations within and outside of Yale University via telephone, web-based, and in person communications; and attending routine meetings at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence with Yale staff and our collaborators, keeping meeting minutes, and overseeing related tasks as needed.

Mentorship

Under Dr. James Floman’s mentorship, the PGA will be guided through project tasks which include: (1) research-related tasks such as study design, data collection, data analysis, and data reporting, and preparing original research for national and international academic conferences, as well as potentially for scientific publication; (2) conducting comprehensive reviews of relevant literature; (3) programming online study projects on Qualtrics; (4) liaising with participants, schools, and organizations within and outside of Yale via telephone, email, and in-person communications; and (5) attending meetings at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence with Yale staff and our collaborators, keeping meeting minutes, and related tasks as needed.

Training

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence offers a weekly PGA seminar series, led by the Director of Research with guest lecturers ranging from Postdoctoral Associates to Research Scientists. This seminar series covers professional development topics, including graduate school preparation and networking/professional image; methods meetings, including study design, methods, and statistical analysis training; and facilitated academic reading discussions.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or education, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). They will be strongly professionally driven and focused, and have: excellent time management skills, along with comfort working under deadlines; high attention to detail; superior written and oral communication skills; the ability to give and receive feedback; and the ability to work independently as well as in teams. Preferred qualifications include research experience in social, psychological, and/or cognitive science; experience with data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, R, Mplus); content knowledge in affective science, happiness and well-being, mindfulness, and/or motivation research; experience with qualitative and/or mixed methods study design and analysis; machine learning and AI approaches to analyzing open-ended text data; and an interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to Dr. Annette Ponnock at annette.ponnock@yale.edu. Please submit your application by no later than May 14th. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please have three letters of reference and a writing sample available upon request.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960. Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. The anticipated start date is July 2021 and the position may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

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 in Human Immunology and Gastroenterology (Konnikova Lab)
Posting Date: April 21, 2021

Postgraduate positions for research on the intestinal immunology and development in the laboratories of Liza Konnikova and Leonel Rodriguez at Yale University.

Research in the Konnikova group is directed at studying the development and maintenance of mucosal immunity. We are interested in understanding how homeostasis is established and maintained in humans and what goes awry to cause disease such as necrotizing enterocolitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Rodriguez’ group studies intestinal motility and associated disorders. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual who is interested in translational works and patient recruitment as well as applying cell biology, organoid and immunology approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms governing the establishment and maintenance of human GI tract in health and disease. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training patient recruitment, sample processing and preparation and in immunologic techniques such as FACS and mass cytometry, in vivo models and translational research.

Research Activities

The Postgraduate will identify and recruit patients for on going studies, use a combination primary cell culture techniques, FACS and imagining modalities to understand the the mechanisms leading to mucosal immunity.

Training

The Postgraduate will receive training in clinical and translation research, cell biology techniques including cell culture and molecular biology (ie. PCR, next generation sequencing) and immunobiology techniques (ie. FACS, mass cytometry).

Mentoring

The successful candidate will receive daily, hands-on mentoring from members of the Konnikova lab. The candidate will meet with both PIs regarding their productivity and interpretation of their data on a weekly basis. Finally, the candidate will be expected to present at lab meetings on a bi-monthly basis.

Education

The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. in the field of biological or chemical sciences. Some lab experience in cellular and molecular biology or immunology is preferred. Candidates should be a team player, self-motivated, organized, responsible, enthusiastic and eager to learn. For more information on our group, please see our website – www.konnikovalab.com.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, your work experience and a resume with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liza Konnikova (liza.konnikova@yale.edu).

Postgraduate position at Elevate Policy Lab (Yale School of Public Health)
Posting Date: April 2, 2021

Based in the Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health, Elevate Policy Lab works with government partners to elevate mental health as a strategy to disrupt poverty and improve family social and economic mobility. Led by Executive Director Hilary Hahn, the Lab focuses on scaling and evaluating the Mental health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) Partnership®. Elevate currently seeks a recent college graduate to fill the Postgraduate Associate role in support of this work.

Mentorship

The Postgraduate Associate will be mentored Hilary Hahn, as well as by their direct supervisor. The position allows for incredible growth and professional development as the postgraduate explores research and program evaluation, maternal mental health, environmental and economic policy, and the workings of government. The Postgraduate Associate will have opportunities to learn from others on the Elevate team with expertise in these areas as well, setting them up to discern potential next steps in their career.

Training

The Postgraduate Associate at Elevate will have the opportunity to receive training in Elevate’s three main branches of work—Implementation & Scaling, Research & Evaluation, and Policy Analysis & Innovation. As an integral member of the team, the Postgraduate Associate will learn the values, goals, inner workings, and outward impact of the lab’s numerous partnerships and engagements, beginning with an extensive onboarding process.

Additional training will accompany specialized responsibilities, which may include creating research briefs on community‑based organizations, government agencies, and individual leaders in the fields of mental health, poverty, and public safety nets (e.g., TANF); analyzing public policy and public programs; drafting materials for implementing the MOMS Partnership, an evidence‑based mental health intervention; liaising and supporting external partners in MOMS replication sites; aiding in the development and/or submission of grant proposals; contributing regularly to social media platforms related to Elevate; and supporting the team’s administrative needs by scheduling meetings, taking notes, and preparing presentations. Responsibilities can grow commensurate with demonstrated talent and drive.

Education and Experience

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in psychology, pre-med, public health, policy, government, business, or related field
  • Highly motivated, meticulously organized, strong work ethic, fast learner
  • Strong communications skills including those relevant for social media platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, direction, and correction
  • GPA > 3.5

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

Elevate seeks a Postgraduate Associate who can start as soon as May 1, 2021. The position may start remotely within the state of Connecticut in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and the contact information of two references to elevate@yale.edu.

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

ostgraduate position in the Department of Dermatology (Myung Lab)
Posting Date: April 19, 2021

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.

Education

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.

Training

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. Specifically, the project uses mouse genetic models to trace the cellular and molecular origins of hair follicle progenitors during development as well as during adult regeneration. In this lab, he/she will be trained to become proficient at a broad range of techniques, including mouse husbandry, multi-photon and confocal 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

Mentoring

Postgraduate Associate will also be mentored by the PI and lab members on how to write scientifically, present scientific data, critically review scientific articles, and how to design experiments. This will also entail giving the trainee the opportunity 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. These career development opportunities (e.g. scientific writing and public speaking skills) will be individually tailored to his/her long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for everyone in the lab and that fosters scientific and professional growth!

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

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

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

Postgraduate position in the Section of Infectious Diseases, AIDS Program (Meyer Lab)
Posting Date: April 12, 2021

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Associate) in Dr. Jaimie Meyer’s lab. The lab’s work centers on HIV, women’s health, and integrated care for people who are involved in the criminal justice system. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start on or about June 1, 2021.

Training

Under the supervision of Dr. Meyer, the post-graduate research candidate will train as an assistant research team member for a service-oriented SAMHSA-funded project, known as Project CHANGE. This project aims to expand and enhance integrated housing, behavioral health, and addiction treatment services for justice-involved men and women experiencing co-occurring homelessness, psychiatric, and substance use disorders. This project is currently in Year 2 of funding and is conducted in partnership with the Yale Community Health Care Van (CHCV) and Liberty Community Services. The trainee will be primarily responsible for outreach, recruitment, and referrals. He or she will interface with our collaborators and learn key research skills and participate in key elements of the project including: implementation, data collection, data analysis, and development of products for publication and dissemination.

Mentoring

 Dr. Meyer and the lab Program Manager will provide overall training supervision and direct mentoring for the trainee. Mentoring will include 1:1 meetings, a formal mentee/mentor agreement, setting of short and long-term goals, scientific development, and career development. Additional informal mentorship from lab members at various training levels will enrich the trainees experience.

Education

 Qualifications include a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related discipline. Prior experience in public health research is preferred, but not required. The position is for one year. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interests in community and clinical research.

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

Postgraduate position with the Adolescent Initiatives Team at the Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: April 12, 2021

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 join the Adolescent Initiatives Team. This team works on a range of projects including the development and testing of the RULER Approach and the inspirED program: two complementary social emotional learning initiatives for middle and high schools. The team is also building several innovative assessments for secondary school students; (1) a web-based app designed to measure student perceptions of school climate, and (2) a momentary emotion assessment of students’ emotional experiences throghout the school day.

Mentoring

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

Training

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence offers a weekly PGA seminar series, led by the Director of Research with guest lecturers ranging from Postdoctoral Associates to Research Scientists. This seminar series covers professional development topics, including graduate school preparation and networking/professional image; methods meetings, including study design, methods, and statistical analysis training; and, facilitated reading discussions.

Education

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

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to Jessica.hoffmann@yale.edu. Please submit your application by May 1st. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please have three letters of reference available upon request.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $36,960. Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. The anticipated start date is July 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Postgraduate position in Yale Cancer Center (Genitourinary Data and Specimen Repository)
Posting Date: April 9, 2021

The Yale Cancer Center has an opening for a postgraduate associate. The position is in the Data and Specimen Repository for Patients with Known or Suspected Genitourinary Cancer and Benign Syndromes.

The position involves collection and analysis of clinical samples from patients with genitourinary cancers (e.g. prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular). These samples include tumor, blood and sometimes other samples. The position also involves curating a clinical data base and profiling of the human specimens using a variety of proteomics and genomics platforms.

Training

The position involves training in the following areas:

1. How to handle and process samples of human tissues.

2. Use of clinical and translational databases, data entry and data extraction for retrospective clinical and correlative (translational) studies.

3. How to consent patients for submission of their tissues to the GU tumor registry and database.

Mentoring

The position involves mentoring with the principal investigator weekly to discuss data extraction projects and how to analyze data. 

Education

Applicants are required to have a BA or BSc and ideally have some experience with bench work in a biology lab. A one-year commitment is required. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in applying to medical school. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please email a CV and 3 names of referees to angela.costa@yale.edu

Postgraduate positions for research on the developmental biology, growth and regeneration of the liver (Yimlamai Lab)
Posting Date: April 8, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. in the field of biological sciences, and have some experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Candidates should be motivated, organized, responsible and enthusiastic. For more information on our group, please see our website – www.liverstemcells.org.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, your work experience and a resume with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Dean Yimlamai (dean.yimlamai@yale.edu).

Postgraduate position in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Whirledge lab)
Posting Date: April 8, 2021

A 1 year postgraduate research associate position in basic and translational research is available in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. The primary focus of the laboratory is the impact of stress on the female reproductive system, specifically looking at how stress alters female fertility through changes in uterine functions and examining the role stress signaling plays in the development of uterine diseases, such as uterine fibroids.

Training

The postgraduate research associate will have the opportunity to gain experience with a broad range of different cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, RNA and protein extraction and quantification, immunohistochemistry, and working with both human cells/tissue and small animal models. Intellectual and technical contributions by the postgraduate research associate will provide opportunities for this individual to present data at national research meetings and gain co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. This position is ideal for recent graduates interested in learning how to design, conduct, and interpret scientific experiments, as well as individuals looking to gain research experience prior to medical or graduate school.

Mentoring

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

Education

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

To apply, please email a brief cover letter in the body of the email and resume to Dr. Shannon Whirledge at shannon.whirledge@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated start June-July 2021.

Postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine Section of Nephrology
Posting Date: April 5, 2021

Possible full-time postgraduate associate training position in clinical research beginning Summer 2021 in the Yale University Department of Internal Medicine Section of Nephrology.  The section has several ongoing interventional clinical research studies focusing on novel therapies for treating kidney disease, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, resistant hypertension, and rare nephropathies.

Training
The candidate will receive training in clinical research methodologies, including good clinical practices (GCP) and NIH/FDA guidelines. In addition, the postgraduate will gain experience in patient and healthcare interactions, assist in clinical data collection and quality management, consent patients, develop presentations, process biospecimens, and report at team meetings.

Mentorship

Postgraduates receive ongoing mentorship in patient interactions, lab and clinical research techniques, and have the opportunity to participate in publications and presentations.

Education

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 Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (Bleichert lab)
Posting Date:

The Bleichert lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry is seeking a highly motivated postgraduate associate to study molecular mechanisms of chromosome replication and genome stability. The Bleichert lab uses a combination of biochemical, biophysical and structural (X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM) methods to understand the functional principles of the molecular machines involved in these biomedically important processes. This position is a great opportunity for a recent college graduate who has a strong interest in obtaining advanced scientific training and in joining a young, dynamic team.

Training

The postgraduate associate will learn how to design, conduct, and interpret scientific experiments. He/She will be trained in a wide range of techniques, including basic molecular biology, recombinant protein expression and purification, cell culture, biochemistry, and structural biology, with the goal to be able to independently perform experiments and drive research projects. The postgraduate trainee will also be expected to actively participate in lab meetings and to attend departmental seminars.

Mentoring

The postgraduate associate will be directly involved in research projects and mentored by the PI and other lab members.

Education:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related field.

The position is initially for one year. Interested candidates should email their CV, a brief description of research interests and career goals, as well as the contact information of two references to franziska.bleichert@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Liver Center (Vilarinho Lab)
Posting Date: March 30, 2021

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Liver Center. This lab 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. The position is for 1 year.

Training

Our laboratory is interested in using human genetics and genomics paired with highly informative cohorts of patients to discover new liver disease genes. Using cell based and mouse models we study how a mutant gene causes the liver phenotype. Thus, by uncovering new liver disease genes, we provide a diagnosis to the patient, which provides new therapeutic options, and gain new insight into liver biology. You will actively participate in the ongoing projects in the lab and learn a wide array of techniques involved, including mouse colony maintenance and genotyping, liver cell isolation, cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation, rtPCR, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.

Mentoring

You will be mentored by Dr. Silvia Vilarinho through regular interactions to review results, protocols, presentations, etc. You will be expected to participate in weekly lab meeting/journal clubs, and constructive feedback will be provided by all lab members. Also, daily mentoring and training in laboratory techniques will be provided by various lab members with expertise in these methods. The laboratory has a very collaborative environment, and everyone learns from each other.

Education

Individuals with prior experience with mouse models, bioinformatics/computational biology and liver biology are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

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 Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Dela Cruz Lab)
Posting Date: March 24, 2021

Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM), is looking to hire a highly motivated Postgraduate Associate to drive innovative research projects forward in the laboratory of Dr. Dela Cruz. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in July 2021.

Training

Under the supervision of Dr. Dela Cruz and Senior Research Coordinator, the post-graduate  will  participate in the clinical study recruitment and implementation for multifaceted biorepository and research projects involving respiratory infections and critical illness including COVID-19. The candidate will have interaction and exposure with physicians and researchers as well as nurses and research coordinators in this role; and receive hands on experience and present at weekly lab meeting.

Mentorship

Candidate will be mentored by the Senior research coordinator to learn study design and implementation, proper laboratory techniques associate with study protocol and will receive guidance in identifying an independent research project.

Education

Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in a related discipline.  Prior experience in a research is preferred, but not required. The position requires a one-year commitment. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in pulmonary, infectious diseases and medical research. Candidates will have opportunities to explore various career development options including medical school, graduate school, and public health studies.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter in the body of an email and CV/references as attachments to Carol Barfield at carol.barfield@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in RNA biology of stem cells
Posting Date: March 17, 2021

The Van Wolfswinkel Lab has an opening for a full-time Postgraduate Associate. The work in the Van Wolfswinkel Lab focusses on the dynamics and regulation of pluripotent stem cells, using the freshwater flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a model. Schmidtea mediterranea has the ability to regenerate or repair any part of its body, and can even regrow its entire brain. We study the molecular processes involved in this amazing regenerative ability, using molecular imaging, confocal microscopy, (single cell) RNA sequencing, and computational analysis.

For more information on the lab, see our website: www.vanwolfswinkellab.org.

Training

You will learn to manage and maintain a high-tech recirculation system for animal culture and manage our animal colony. Furthermore you will actively participate in one of the projects developing in the lab and will learn a wide array of molecular techniques, including cloning, RNA synthesis, imaging techniques, cell sorting and sequencing. We offer you a dynamic lab environment in which you will have the chance to grow and really make a difference. 

You will also participate in the weekly lab meetings and journal clubs and learn to clearly communicate your science. The Van Wolfswinkel Lab is part of the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, and is located in the new Yale Science Building, in close proximity to the other science departments. There are many opportunities for interacting with other labs and hearing seminars by renowned speakers to broaden your perspective on biology.

Mentorship

You will be mentored by Prof. van Wolfswinkel in the form of biweekly one-on-one meetings to discuss progress and identify any potential hurdles for your project and for your further development. Daily mentoring and training in the animal culture and in lab techniques will be provided by the various lab members who are experts in these methods. The lab has a very collaborative atmosphere, and everyone learns from each other.

Education

We are looking for a thoughtful and motivated recent college graduate, with affinity for invertebrate biology, and a strong interest in learning new molecular techniques. Candidates should hold a major in a biological discipline. Prior experience in a biological research environment is highly desirable. A strong sense of responsibility and a good eye for animal health are essential. 

This position is a great fit for a student wanting to gain advanced training in preparation for graduate school.

The position is for 1 year.  Preferred start date is June 1 2021, but is negotiable.

To apply, send a CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation to josien.van.wolfswinkel@yale.edu. Also please suggest a reference who can evaluate your lab experience.

Postgraduate position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Posting Date: March 12, 2021

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) in working with the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, with Drs. Inderjit Singh and Phillip Joseph. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits, available for start in June 2021.

Training

The research candidate will train to be an assistant research team member, participate in the planning, start-up, implementation, and data analysis for several multifaceted research projects related to pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, and exercise physiology.

Mentorship

The trainee will receive intensive mentorship and training in laboratory research techniques, critical thinking, and problem solving. Individual will also have an opportunity to participate in manuscript publications, laboratory group meetings, and will gain experience presenting their research.  

Education

Candidate will have 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 pulmonary and cardiovascular research.

If interested, please send a resume with a cover letter to Dr. Phillip Joseph at phillip.joseph@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in the Yale University Art Gallery (Cullman-Payson Fellowship in Academic Affairs and Outreach Education Department)
Posting Date: March 8, 2021

This is a one-year, full-time position.

Expected start date: August 2, 2021

Salary: $40,000 - $50,000, commensurate with education and experience, a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, and a modest professional development stipend. For more details, see https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits

Position Focus

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman-Joan Whitney Payson Fellowship is intended for an emerging professional considering a career in museum education or academic engagement. Reporting to the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs, the fellow will work closely with colleagues and collaborators across and beyond Yale University. The focus of this fellowship is to explore university-level curricular engagement at the museum, and to help develop teaching resources and innovative materials, including for the Gallery’s new website. We anticipate that Academic Affairs work in the 2021-2022 academic year will be a hybrid of in-person and digital engagement. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field of museum education.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Sydney Skelton Simon, The Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs, sydney.simon@yale.edu by Monday, April 19, 2021.

Training

The Fellow will gain broad, hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects; university-level outreach and curricular programs; and the execution and evaluation of educational offerings for diverse audiences. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Yale University Art Gallery’s global collections. The Fellow will be trained in the Gallery’s collection database system (TMS), image and media databases, and other software systems as needed.

Mentoring

The Fellow will be fully integrated into the Education Department in order to gain familiarity with all aspects of the department’s operations and the career of a museum educator. The Fellow will receive direct mentorship in the areas of academic affairs, curricular outreach, and collection-based instruction, as well as in the research, development and delivery of public Gallery talks and other presentations. The Fellow will participate in a peer mentorship program and in the Fellows Forum, an informal professional development platform for fellows across the Gallery.

Education and Preferred Experience

Emerging scholars with a master’s degree in art history, visual studies, museum studies, or a related academic field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with collections, are encouraged to apply. Digital content development skills would be especially welcome. 

At least one year of experience teaching with objects in a museum setting is required. Once in-person work at the Gallery resumes, residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner; ability to connect with diverse audiences; and demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.

Postgraduate position in the Department of Laboratory Medicine ( Scanlon Lab)
Posting Date: March 4, 2021

The recently established Scanlon Lab aims to understand the crosstalk between disparate cell types in the bone marrow microenvironment that influences lineage commitment of hematopoietic progenitors. Specifically, we utilize the human Megakaryocytic-Erythroid progenitor (MEP) as a model of hematopoietic progenitors and explore factors that regulate its bipotency and fate to either lineage. We are seeking a motivated, trainable individual who is interested in applying cell biology, in vitro and animal model approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms in hematopoiesis. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain training in cell culture, imaging, flow cytometry and fluorescence-activated cell sorting, colony forming unit assays, histology, and complete blood cell counts, as well as a range of molecular biology techniques.

The Postgraduate will use a combination of cell culture techniques to understand the basic mechanisms of MEP lineage commitment

Training

The Postgraduate will receive training on cell biology techniques including cell culture and molecular biology, and imaging techniques.

Mentoring Plan

The successful candidate will receive daily, hands-on mentoring from members of the Scanlon lab. The candidate will meet one-on-one with the PI regarding their productivity and interpretation of their data on a weekly basis and participate in weekly team meetings.

Education

The candidate will be expected to have a B.A./B.S. in the field of biological sciences, and have some experience in cellular and molecular hematology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Candidates should be motivated, organized, responsible and enthusiastic.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, your work experience and a resume with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Vanessa Scanlon (vanessa.scanlon@yale.edu).

For more information, please see my profile

https://medicine.yale.edu/labmed/profile/vanessa_scanlon/.

Postgraduate position at the Yale University Art Gallery (Florence B. Selden Fellow )
Posting Date: March 3, 2021

This is a one-year, full-time position.

Salary range: $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with education and experience, and a competitive benefits package: https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits

Position Focus:

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

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

Deadline for receipt of applications is April 2, 2021.

Training:

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

Mentoring:

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

Education and preferred experience:

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

A copy of the application can be addressed directly to:

Elisabeth (Lisa) Hodermarsky

Sutphin Family Curator of Prints and Drawings

Yale University Art Gallery

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

Postgraduate position in the Scharfe Lab, Department of Genetics
Posting Date: March 1, 2021

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

Training

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

Mentoring

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

Education

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

Interested applicants should submit an application through the Department of Genetics Interfolio portal (http://apply.interfolio.com/82803). Application materials should include a CV with names of three references and a cover letter describing motivations, research interests and experience, and formal qualifications. Specific questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to curt.scharfe@yale.edu.

Bilingual Postgraduate position in Infant-Toddler Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (I-T CHILD)
Posting Date: February 24, 2021

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy under the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners in an effort to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas. We are currently seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) Postgraduate Associate (Postgrad) to contribute to a randomized controlled trial of the I-T CHILD in New York City.

At the height of the pandemic, the Zigler Center launched the Infant-Toddler Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (I-T CHILD) proof-of-concept in home-based child care programs in New York City. The I-T CHILD is used by early childhood mental health consultants when they work with childcare providers. It is designed to boost healthy brain development by providing childcare providers with practical strategies that support children’s mental health and social and emotional skills.

Training

During the fellowship year, the Postgrad will be trained in research and evaluation activities that include participant recruitment, project coordination (within and outside of Yale via telephone, web-based and in-person communications), data collection, data analyses, and reporting. The Postgrad will participate in manuscript writing for publication in journals and annual reports; assist with presentation development, including the opportunity to present at professional conferences; and assist with grant writing. 

Postgrad will be trained and certified on the use of the CHILD Tool that objectively assesses the “mental health climate” of early care and education settings, and will participate in training and reliability sessions.

Didactic training will consist of directed readings in equity/bias within the context of early care and education settings, early childhood mental health consultation, preschool expulsion, and social and emotional learning.

The Postgrad will attend regular team meetings relating to projects they are involved in, as well as talks and workshops such as weekly Child Study Center Grand Rounds on topics related to child mental health, development, and psychiatry. As an option, the Postgrad is free to participate in other areas of research and professional development as they see fit and as time allows (not required).

Mentoring

Under the mentorship of Drs. Chin Reyes and Walter Gilliam, the Postgrad will be guided in developing independent research ideas that draw upon extant data from Zigler Center projects. By the end of the fellowship year, Postgrad will be expected to submit abstracts for conferences and to contribute to authorship of scientific manuscripts.

Education

This position requires the ability to fully communicate in both Spanish and English, including written, oral, and comprehension skills. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, 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, education, social work, or other related field; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Captivate, In-Design, After Effects and other programs) is a plus.

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 master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Candidates ideally demonstrate interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

This position may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Application Process

To apply, please e-mail us at itchild@yale.edu with subject line, “I-T CHILD Project Bilingual Postgrad Position”.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Chin Reyes, along with a CV and at least two letters of recommendation.

Please indicate your level of proficiency in comprehension and written and oral communication in Spanish and what type of translation experience you have, if any. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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

If you have questions regarding this position, please e-mail us at itchild@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in Infant-Toddler Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (I-T CHILD)
Posting Date: February 24, 2021

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy under the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners in an effort to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas. We are currently seeking a Postgraduate Associate (Postgrad) to contribute to a randomized controlled trial of the I-T CHILD in New York City.

At the height of the pandemic, the Zigler Center launched the Infant-Toddler Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (I-T CHILD) proof-of-concept in home-based child care programs in New York City. The I-T CHILD is used by early childhood mental health consultants when they work with childcare providers. It is designed to boost healthy brain development by providing childcare providers with practical strategies that support children’s mental health and social and emotional skills.

Training

During the fellowship year, the Postgrad will be trained in research and evaluation activities that include participant recruitment, project coordination (within and outside of Yale via telephone, web-based and in-person communications), data collection, data analyses, and reporting. The Postgrad will participate in manuscript writing for publication in journals and annual reports; assist with presentation development, including the opportunity to present at professional conferences; and assist with grant writing. 

Postgrad will be trained and certified on the use of the CHILD Tool that objectively assesses the “mental health climate” of early care and education settings, and will participate in training and reliability sessions.

Didactic training will consist of directed readings in equity/bias within the context of early care and education settings, early childhood mental health consultation, preschool expulsion, and social and emotional learning.

The Postgrad will attend regular team meetings relating to projects they are involved in, as well as talks and workshops such as weekly Child Study Center Grand Rounds on topics related to child mental health, development, and psychiatry. As an option, the Postgrad is free to participate in other areas of research and professional development as they see fit and as time allows (not required).

Mentoring

Under the mentorship of Drs. Chin Reyes and Walter Gilliam, the Postgrad will be guided in developing independent research ideas that draw upon extant data from Zigler Center projects. By the end of the fellowship year, Postgrad will be expected to submit abstracts for conferences and to contribute to authorship of scientific manuscripts.

Education

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, 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, education, social work, or other related field; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and in Qualtrics. Preferred qualifications include research experience, content knowledge in early childhood care and education, and psychometrics. Experience with programming for statistical analysis (R, Python) is a plus but not required.

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 master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Candidates ideally demonstrate interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

This position may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Application Process

To apply, please e-mail us at itchild@yale.edu with subject line, “I-T CHILD Project Postgrad Position”.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Chin Reyes, along with a CV and at least two letters of recommendation.

Please indicate your level of proficiency/experience in database management and statistical analyses, if any.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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

If you have questions regarding this position, please e-mail us at itchild@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position analyzing immune responses in autoimmunity in the Department of Immunobiology (Herold Lab)
Posting Date: February 19, 2021

The laboratory of Dr. Kevan Herold in the Immunobiology Dept at Yale University is looking to recruit a motivated postgraduate scientist to join our team.   

The Herold lab advances immunology through discovery and mechanistic investigations of using samples from clinical studies many of which involve treatment of Type 1 diabetes with agents that are designed to delay or prevent the disease. Our studies are designed to understand the immunologic mechanisms in vivo setting, using tools that we have developed in the lab. Some of our studies may extend into animal models.

The qualified candidate will receive the following while in this position:

Training

The individual will receive training in methods used to analyze research samples by flow cytometry, molecular studies, and with cell culture techniques.

Mentoring

The PI (Dr. Herold) will mentor the trainee. In addition, there are members of the laboratory who will provide training in methods.

Education

Experience with cell culture is a benefit as well as basic molecular methods and data analysis. A BS degree is required. A trainee with a MS is also eligible.

Interested candidates should email their CV, with the words “Postgrad Opportunity in the Herold Lab” in the subject line to dana.kalina@yale.edu to be considered.  

Postgraduate Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: February 17, 2021

Investigator: Clara Abraham, MD

Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate position in the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (O’Donnell Lab)
Posting Date: February 17, 2021

We are looking for a postgraduate trainee to join and help launch our new lab in the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. In the O’Donnell lab, we study the how gut microbes impact animal behavior using the roundworm, C. elegans. We have found that gut bacteria produce chemicals that influence the nervous system of their host animals, impacting feeding decisions and behavior. We aim to identify both the nature of these cues, as well as the mechanisms by which they influence host behavior. We combine the use of genetics, imaging of neuronal activity, behavior analysis, metabolomics and comparative genomics to further these aims. More information is available at https://odonnelllab.yale.edu. Interested candidates should send a resume/curriculum vitae to m.odonnell@yale.edu with a brief statement about research interests and goals as well as contact information for three references.

Training

The post-graduate researcher will receive training in concepts and experimental applications in areas including neurobiology, microbiology, genomics and metabolomics. This training will include practical experimental techniques such as molecular cloning, genetics, genome editing, microscopy, video tracking and behavioral analysis and optogenetics. The candidate will receive opportunities to develop analytical and communication skills, and to contribute to the publication of original research.

Mentoring

Candidate will receive direct supervision and mentorship from Prof. O’Donnell, gaining skills in the design, interpretation and communication of scientific findings. Through this mentorship, the candidate will receive individually-tailored career development opportunities, including public speaking and networking via science communication. The goal of this position is to provide a rewarding scientific experience that aligns with the candidate’s long term goals. This position is ideal for a candidate looking to gain research experience before continuing their education in a biology-related field.

Education

The candidate should ideally have a Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Chemical sciences or Engineering. Prior research experience is desirable.

Postgraduate position in Bioinformatics Research (Müschen Laboratory)
Posting Date: February 17, 2021

We are currently seeking a highly motivated postgraduate associate with experience in bioinformatics to join the Müschen Lab in the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at the Yale Cancer Center. Our multidisciplinary team bridges clinical, genetic and computational approaches to understanding mechanisms of oncogenic signaling and B-cell selection, allowing us to explore novel therapeutic strategies in B-cell malignancies including B-ALL, CLL and MCL. Our scientific discoveries are driven by the desire to create a stimulating academic environment where we focus on rigorous, collaborative and innovative science.

Training

You will work closely with our bioinformatics teams to hone your computational skills, and collaborate with bench scientists to explore biological questions. Career development and project guidance will be provided by frequent discussion with Dr. Müschen. The assignments will focus on high-throughput data analysis and interpretation - from raw data sequence processing through to biological insights and visualization and for presentation and publication. Techniques  include proteomics, phosphoproteomics, ChIP-seq, transcriptomics, single-cell BCR- and RNA-sequencing and genomics. This includes both analysis of public datasets for identification of B-cell specific vulnerabilites, and internally generated datasets to answer hypothesis-driven questions. This is a great opportunity to develop command line scripting, high performance computing environments, R- and python programming, and data vizualisation. In addition to technical training, you will gain in depth understanding of molecular oncology, specifically in B-cell malignancies. Prior experience or familiarity with analysis pipelines, alogorithms or experimental protocols for any of the above techniques would be considered a plus.

Mentoring

In the laboratory, we promote a culture of inclusivity, mentoring our trainees’ scientific growth, and striving to make science accessible to everyone. It’s our aim that through daily guidance from our lead bioinformician and weekly sessions with Dr Müschen you will have the support necessary to develop into a successful independent scientist. You will also have the opportunity to attend conferences and courses on programming, bioinformatics, machine learning and oncology. Participation in Yale’s mentorship program is also strongly encouraged.

Education

You should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any biological, computational or other quantitative science, and have a track record of experience with bioinformatics - either coursework or preferably practical experience. To excel in this role you must have a passion for exploring challenging research questions in an interdisciplinary team setting, be organized, motivated and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Experience in the fields of cancer genomics or hematology is preferred but not required.

Your application should include in one single PDF:

CV, brief statement of motivation, and contacts of three scientific mentors (references), sent to Markus Müschen via email (markus.muschen@yale.edu).

Postgraduate position in the Department of Genetics ( Muzumdar Lab)
Posting Date: February 5, 2021

The Muzumdar Lab (Department of Genetics) is seeking a postgraduate associate interested in cancer biology, genetics, and/or metabolism.

Training

Candidates will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory to study the molecular mechanisms that govern the interplay between cancer gene mutations, diet, obesity, metabolism, and cancer progression. Through this opportunity, candidates will gain experience in broadly applicable techniques in biomedical research including molecular cloning, DNA and RNA sequencing, metabolomics, gene manipulation (CRISPR/RNAi), mouse colony management and histology, western blotting, and microscopy.

Mentoring

Candidates will receive one-on-one mentoring on experimental design and execution from a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. Candidates will also meet periodically with the PI to discuss scientific progress and career development. As a part of the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Yale Cancer Center, the lab offers an outstanding and fully-resourced training environment including support and mentorship for an eventual transition to a graduate career in biology and/or medicine. 

Education

Successful candidates should be highly-motivated and hard-working with an educational (bachelor’s or master’s degree) or research background in general biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, or metabolism. 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/82803). 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 RNA biology and Immunology (Grace Chen Lab)
Posting Date: February 5, 2021

We are seeking a postgraduate trainee to join the laboratory of Dr. Grace Chen in the Department of Immunobiology. The Chen lab investigates the mechanisms and regulation of circular RNAs (circRNAs), a newly identified class of ubiquitous RNAs in essentially all eukaryotes and some viruses. Thus far, circRNAs have been found to function as miRNA sponges, regulate transcription, and act as templates for translation. However, there are still many unanswered questions: What other functions do circRNAs possess? How are circRNAs degraded? What are their interacting proteins? Specifically, we aim to understand how different layers of regulation including RNA modifications and cellular localization affect RNA function to enable new insights into both normal function and how dysregulation leads to disease. The Chen Laboratory applies molecular, cellular, and chemical biology techniques coupled with next-generation sequencing to address these questions. We aim to generate novel therapies based on our new insight about circRNA function and regulation. For more information, visit gracechenlab.org. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI Dr. Grace Chen at ye.grace.chen@yale.edu.

Training

As a Postgraduate Associate, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to ongoing projects including molecular cloning, culture of mouse and human cell lines, CRISPR-based screening, and biochemical techniques. Direct mentorship from the PI, and opportunities to pursue independent research will be provided.

Mentoring

The post-graduate researcher will work closely with Professor Chen and other members of the Chen lab to gain experience in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments. 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. This position is an excellent fit for researchers interested in gaining research experience and skills before pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field.

Education

The ideal candidate has completed a Bachelor’s degree in the Biological or Chemical Sciences with significant laboratory coursework. Prior research experience, particularly in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, or biochemistry, is highly desirable.

Postgraduate position with the Emotion Regulation Project Team
Posting Date: February 2, 2021
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 join the Emotion Regulation 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 novel tools for assessing emotion regulation knowledge and emotion regulation ability in working adults based on leading theories in the field. These new emotional intelligence assessments will incorporate rigorous psychometric validation and will be guided by gamification principles to maximize participant engagement and the real-life validity of the measure.
 
Mentorship & Training
Under Dr. Matthew LaPalme’s mentorship, the PGA will be guided through project tasks which include: 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 related tasks as needed. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence offers a weekly PGA seminar series, led by the Director of Research with guest lecturers ranging from Postdoctoral Associates to Research Scientists. This seminar series covers professional development topics, including graduate school preparation and networking/professional image; methods meetings, including study design, methods, and statistical analysis training; and facilitated reading dicussions.
 
Eligibility Requirements
The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, superior written and oral communication skills, the ability to give and receive feedback 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 data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, SAS). Preferred qualifications include research experience, content knowledge in emotional intelligence and psychometerics, and an interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future. Experience with programming for statistical analysis (e.g. R, Python) is desirable but not required.
 
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 master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees.
 
Anticipated start date is July 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.
 
 
Application Process
Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to matthew.lapalme@yale.edu. Please submit your application by March 19th. 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 in the Cancer Center (wet lab)
Posting Date: February 2, 2021

The Ishizuka lab is recruiting a wet lab research associate 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. The candidate will likely be initially asked to support an ongoing project which includes using functional genomic screening and microscopy to identify new therapeutic targets for cancer. You will be expected to design and conduct experiments in a reproducible manner, to interpret their results, to conduct independent analysis and to participate in purchasing and other tasks critical to lab functioning. Cell culture, molecular biology and in vivo tumor modeling experience are preferred. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and to solve problems with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Abundant motivation with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Training

The candidate will work closely with other lab members and the principal investigator to develop expertise in:

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

Mentoring

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

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, engineering or other science-related field.

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter with three references to: jeffishizukalab@gmail.com

Postgraduate position in the Department of Dermatology (Little Lab)
Posting Date: February 2, 2021

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.

Education

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

Training

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

Mentoring

The candidate will 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.

Postgraduate position in the Department of Dermatology (Damsky Lab)
Posting Date: February 2, 2021

William Damsky, MD, PhD, is seeking a Postgraduate Associate for a position in his laboratory in the Department of Dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine.

Education

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

Training

 As a Postgraduate Associate in his lab, the candidate will perform basic science and/or translational research related to two ongoing projects: 1) Developing and testing pathogenesis targeted therapies for granulomatous disorders including sarcoidosis and granuloma annulare and 2) Identifying and developing novel approaches for the immune-based treatment of cancers. The projects employ a broad range of techniques in the lab including disease modeling, molecular biology, single-cell RNA sequencing and other new tissue-based approaches. Translational projects will also include analysis of tissues from patients in dermatology clinical trials.

Mentoring

The candidate will 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 to develop the candidate’s basis 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 his/her long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for the successful applicant and foster their scientific, professional, and/or educational advancement. There will be direct one-on-one mentoring meetings with Dr. Damsky at least twice per week.

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 multiphoton 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 and single-cell RNA sequencing
  5. Basic tissue culture
  6. Use basic software/statistical tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fiji, etc. Opportunity to develop advanced programming/data analysis skills
  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
  10. Assist with shipment of samples
  11. Assist with writing scientific papers 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 william.damsky@yale.edu

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism
Posting Date: January 11, 2021

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) will select one or more highly qualified college graduates for research fellowship positions at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC). The Yale CSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Through extensive interdepartmental collaborations, the SANA Program brings together experts in developmental psychopathology, experimental psychology, statistics, neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychophysiology, and computational science.

The program is led by Dr. Kasia Chawarska and co-directed by Drs. Suzanne Macari and Kelly Powell. Collaborators include Drs. Joseph Chang (Statistics and Data Science), Todd Constable and Dustin Scheinost (Radiology and Biomedical Imaging), Laura Ment (Pediatrics), as well as Flora Vaccarino, Wendy Silverman, Fred Volkmar and Jamie McPartland (CSC). For more information and a list of recent publications, visit the lab website: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/

Mentorship and Training

The fellow will be directly mentored by Drs. Chawarska and Vernetti and will be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists. With research mentorship, the selected applicant will be expected to guide a research project from the point of experiment design through analysis and publication of results. The fellow will also assist in a variety of scientific activities in the lab, including assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the lab. The fellowship’s curriculum also includes participation in weekly research meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine and Departments of Psychology and Statistics.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $35,700.00. Anticipated start date is September 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Award Details

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University

Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska

Additional Faculty: Suzanne Macari, Kelly Powell, Angelina Vernetti

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants with experience in design and implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and/or psychophysiological studies, as well as a strong background in statistical methods, including linear mixed models and data-driven analytic approaches using packages such as R, SPSS, SAS and/or MATLAB, will be reviewed favorably.

Postgraduate positions are open to those who will have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree before beginning the position, but not doctoral degrees. Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping stone towards future graduate studies. For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Dr. Angelina Vernetti at sanalab@yale.edu.

Application Information

Application includes 1 copy of each of the following items, preferably in pdf format:

•A completed application cover page – all sections are required.

•A CV

•Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable). Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution.

•A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced

•Two letters of recommendation that speak directly to the candidate’s potential. Electronic copies of recommendation letters are preferred and must be emailed to sanalab@yale.edu directly from the recommender. Hard copies may be sent by recommenders in signed and sealed envelopes to the address below.

•Please include your full name on EVERY PAGE of the items listed above. Application

Deadline

February 7, 2021, 11:59 pm EST. Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to sanalab@yale.edu. Items not sent electronically can be sent to:

Yale Child Study Center

Yale Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program

300 George Street, Suite 900

New Haven, CT 06511

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience
Posting Date: January 11, 2021

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) will select one or more highly qualified college graduates for research fellowship positions at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC). The Yale CSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Through extensive interdepartmental collaborations, the SANA Program brings together experts in developmental psychopathology, experimental psychology, statistics, neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychophysiology, and computational science.

Mentorship

The program is led by Dr. Kasia Chawarska and co-directed by Drs. Suzanne Macari and Kelly Powell. Collaborators include Drs. Joseph Chang (Statistics and Data Science), Todd Constable and Dustin Scheinost (Radiology and Biomedical Imaging), Laura Ment (Pediatrics), as well as Flora Vaccarino, Wendy Silverman, Fred Volkmar and Jamie McPartland (CSC). For more information and a list of recent publications, visit the lab website: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/

Training

The fellowship’s curriculum includes participation in the Yale Autism Program’s weekly science meetings, weekly SANA Program meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine, and Departments of Psychology and Statistics. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, and eye-tracking studies. The lab has many ongoing neuroimaging studies with fetal, neonatal, and school-aged participants. Fellows are typically involved in aspects of each study ranging from design and implementation of novel behavioral, eye-tracking and psychophysiological experiments, data processing and analysis of experimental data to participating directly in subject characterization by conducting structured parent interviews and assessing participants.

Fellows will assist with data entry, data quality control, videotaping and coding of experimental sessions, as well as grant manuscript and conference abstract preparation. Additionally, fellows will be given an opportunity to prepare their own conference abstract from the point of data collection though data analysis and abstract submission. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors and faculty and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $35,700.00.

Anticipated start date is September 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Award Details
Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University
Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska
Additional Faculty: Suzanne Macari, Kelly Powell, Angelina Vernetti
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
 
Eligibility Requirements
The program will give priority to applicants with prior experience in research with clinical populations and/or with infants and young children. Experience with implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and psychophysiological studies, as well as in data processing and analysis will be helpful. The applicants must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and have familiarity with database environments such as SQL. Familiarity with packages such as R, SPSS, or SAS will be reviewed favorably.
Postgraduate positions are open to those who will have received a bachelor and/or master’s degree before beginning the position, but not doctoral degrees. Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping stone towards future graduate studies. For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Suzanne Macari at sanalab@yale.edu.
 
Application Information
Application includes 1 copy of each of the following items, preferably in pdf format:
•A completed application cover page – all sections are required.
•A CV
•Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable). Transcripts should be sentdirectly from the institution.
•A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and careergoals - can be single or double spaced
•Two letters of recommendation that speak directly to the candidate’s potential.Electronic copies of recommendation letters are preferred and must be emailed tosanalab@yale.edu directly from the recommender. Hard copies may be sent byrecommenders in signed and sealed envelopes to the address below.
•Please include your full name on EVERY PAGE of the items listed above.
 
Application Deadline: February 7, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.
 
Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to sanalab@yale.edu. Items not sent electronically can be sent to:
Yale Child Study Center
Yale Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program
300 George Street, Suite 900
New Haven, CT 06511
Postgraduate position in the Department of Neurology ( Pitt Lab)
Posting Date: January 4, 2021

A postgraduate student position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Pitt, MD, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine. We conduct translational research in multiple sclerosis (MS) with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of MS progression. We work with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived CNS cells from MS patients, human CNS autopsy tissue and advanced imaging methods on MS patients.

Training

The successful candidate will receive training in histological techniques (cutting, processing and immune-histochemical staining of human CNS tissue), histopathological evaluation of multiple sclerosis lesions, highly multiplexed fluorescent imaging including computational analysis, and cell culture techniques related to  iPSC-derived astrocytes/microglia cells.

Mentoring

Direct mentorship from Dr. Pitt and several post-docs in the lab. Mentoring includes one-on-one sessions to evaluate multiple sclerosis lesions histologically, weekly one-on-one meetings to design and troubleshoot experiments, and presentations in lab meeting/journal club.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in a biology-related field. Prior research experience is desirable.

The position is available starting February 1st. If interested, please respond with CV to david.pitt@yale.edu.

Postgraduate position in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Breslow lab)
Posting Date: January 3, 2021

David Breslow’s lab, part of the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, is seeking a full-time post-graduate researcher to support the development of a research program aimed at understanding the functions of the mammalian primary cilium.

The main focus of our research is the mammalian primary cilium, a micron-scale structure protruding from the surface of almost all cells in the human body. Using a combination of functional screening, microscopy and biochemistry, we are investigating the basic processes by which cilia are assembled, maintained, and disassembled. Areas of particular interest include understanding how the cilium serves as an organizing center for select signaling pathways (e.g. Hedgehog signaling) and dissecting the complex interplay between cilium assembly/disassembly and the cell cycle. Additionally, we have a strong interest in applying new technologies to study cilia, including genome-wide CRISPR-based screening and advanced imaging methods. Together, our studies aim to provide fundamental biological insights, to shed light on the pathogenic mechanisms of cilium-based diseases, and to reveal new strategies for targeting Hedgehog-driven cancers.

Training:

The post-graduate researcher will learn a variety of experimental procedures including CRISPR-based mutagenesis, molecular cloning, culture of mouse and human cell lines, and advanced microscopy techniques. Direct mentorship from the PI, and opportunities to pursue independent research will be provided.

Mentoring:

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

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree (completed within the last two years) in a biology-related field with significant laboratory coursework.  Prior research experience, particularly in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, light microscopy, or biochemistry, is highly desirable. Applicants should be motivated, dependable, and highly organized. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a research team are essential.

The position is available from May 1, 2021 and a start date before July 1, 2021 is strongly preferred. If interested, please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and goals, a CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to david.breslow@yale.edu

For more information, visit: http://breslowlab.yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Sukhodolsky Lab in the Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: December 14, 2020

The Sukhodolsky lab at the Yale Child Study Center is looking to fill two postgraduate (post-baccalaureate) positions associated with studies of brain mechanisms and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. One position will be primarily responsible for studies of behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, including cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and behavioral therapy for irritability and the second will be primarily responsible for coordinating a multisite, longitudinal neurogenetics study of gender differences in autism.

Training

Both positions will have responsibilities in study coordination, running subjects through clinical assessments, collecting fMRI and EEG data, and managing study databases. In addition to current studies with children on the autism spectrum, the Sukhodolsky lab conducts clinical research in the areas of childhood disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and OCD. Postgraduate associates will gain deep knowledge of developmental psychopathology and will benefit from a collaborative environment by contributing to all projects.

Mentoring

The postgraduate associates will be trained in a variety of aspects of clinical research and will gain experience in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. The positions include the following learning opportunities:

  1. Learn about autism and developmental psychopathology and behavioral treatments for anxiety and irritability in autism. Train on how to guide children and families through clinical studies of behavioral therapy. Learn to administer, score and interpret measures of social behavior, anxiety and neurocognitive functioning to children and adolescents.
  2. Become familiar with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). These techniques are used in the Sukhodolsky Lab to examine brain mechanisms of response to cognitive-behavior therapy in youth and gender differences in autism. Postgraduate associates will learn the importance of the interface with families during all parts of the research process.
  3. Learn about behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging research conducted with children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Postgraduate associates will have an opportunity to learn about psychological assessments of symptoms, intelligence, and adaptive functioning as well as neurocognitive tasks for evaluating brain mechanisms of cognitive and emotional functioning.
  4. Additional learning opportunities include: attending weekly grand rounds devoted to various topics in child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry; aiding in preparation and possibly co-author manuscripts based on research studies conducted; learning about data management and analysis procedures in clinical trials.

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 master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Anticipated start date is June 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

Education

BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience and experience of working with children. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two letters of reference to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., at Denis.Sukhodolsky@yale.edu.  Review of applications will begin in immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Postgraduate position at the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator
Posting Date: December 8, 2020

A post-graduate research position in clinical and translational research is available in the Department of Pediatrics within the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator at Yale University. The position is available for one year. The laboratory focuses on improving risk prediction and developing novel biomarkers to assist with clinical decision making and inform clinical trials in children with kidney disease.

Education: Requirements for the position include a BA/BS in the life sciences or completion of the premedical track. Experience with statistics and/or scientific writing is a plus. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented research and obtain medical knowledge. Prior experience in a research laboratory or hospital is preferred but not required. Candidates should be motivated, enthusiastic, and organized.

Training: The candidate will have the opportunity to obtain clinical research experience, interact with patients and healthcare professionals, and work closely with clinical physicians. There is also the opportunity to participate in manuscript publication.

Mentoring: The candidate will have extensive mentoring in clinical and translational research as a part of this position. Weekly mentorship meetings will take place to discuss study design, conducting research, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, and manuscript preparation. Additionally, frequent interactions with physician-scientists, participation in bi-weekly conferences dedicated to methodological issues in ongoing and future research, and frank collaboration on projects within our community make this an ideal environment in which to train while gaining research experience.

Our lab is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, research fellows, and study coordinators. Further details about the Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator is available at https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/ctra/

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter in the body of an email and CV/references as attachments to jason.greenberg@yale.edu

Postgraduate position in Epilepsy Research in Department of Neurosurgery (de Lanerolle Lab)
Posting Date: November 16, 2020

The Epilepsy Research laboratory is looking to hire a Postgraduate Associate to participate in research on the molecular neuropathology of animal and human temporal lobe seizure foci. This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Nihal de Lanerolle. This can be a full or part-time paid position initially for one year.

Training

The postgraduate research associate will train in research methods under the supervision of Dr. de Lanerolle and the senior Research Assistant. The associate will participate in studies on animal models of hyperthermic (fever) seizures to investigate changes in molecular and gene expression during epileptogenesis and chronic spontaneous seizures.

These studies will involve training in the development of the seizure model, animal surgery for implantation of electrodes of detecting neural activity and techniques for video-EEG recording and analysis. Additionally, techniques for extraction of proteins, DNA, RNA and immunoblotting will be used. Also, immunohistochemistry. There will also be opportunities for interacting with members of the clinical epilepsy program and human tissue studies.

Mentoring

The candidate will be mentored by Dr. de Lanerolle to learn proper laboratory procedures, experimental design and planning and writing research reports for publication.

Education

Qualifications required include a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with expertise in biochemistry & molecular biology. Some familiarity with immunology would be preferred but not essential. Must be comfortable working with rodents. Candidates should be motivated, organized, responsible and enthusiastic.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter in the body of an email, a CV and names of referees as attachments to nihal.delanerolle@yale.edu.