Postgraduate Positions

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Postgraduate positions are short term training positions for recent college graduates who seek research experience prior to graduate or medical school. As with postdoctoral positions, most postgraduate trainees find their positions by contacting faculty directly. Several faculty have posted their open positions below.
 
Once you find a position, your Yale department will assist you with the hiring process. The visa application process for international postdocs will be handled by your department and the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars. It often takes several months for a visa to be approved, and you should factor this time into your plans for coming to Yale.
 
Postgraduate position in the Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date:

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

For more information regarding the lab www.ishizukalab.org

Minimum qualifications include:

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

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

• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

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

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

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

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

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

1. Assist with rat colony management and genotyping.


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


3. Assist with data analysis and interpretation.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Examples of duties:

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

• Conduct in depth qualitative interviews with experts in the field

• Write manuscripts on findings and recommendations

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

Minimum qualifications:

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

• Experience conducting systematic literature reviews and synthesizing evidence

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

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

• Experience in qualitative interviewing a plus

Omer Research Group

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

Research Group Environment and Philosophy

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

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

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

During this appointment, our Postgraduate Associate  will be involved in supporting behavioral neuroscience studies, in rodent models, focusing on understanding and treating opiate abuse and drug addiction. The PGA will be trained in the physiological and behavioral analysis in mouse models. This includes analysis of respiration, studies of drug self-administration, opioid dependence, and drug relapse behavior. You will also receive extensive training experimental design, and statistical analysis.

Also, the PGA will also be exposed to and learn about other experiments performed by our lab and our collaborators in the Molecular Psychiatry Division, to gain a broader understanding of scientific research. This will include exposure to surgical techniques and viral/genetic manipulations of brain circuitry. Within this research environment, the PGA will also have the opportunity to attend lab meetings and seminars in the Psychiatry department as well as in other departments at the Yale School of Medicine.

We hope that this research position will enhance the PGA’s future career by gaining experience in experimental design and the scientific process, and further their interest in neuroscience research. This position will also give experience with basic research that leads directly to translational studies with clinical application.

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

5. Some data input and analysis experience.

6. Ability to work on weekends.

This is a one year position.

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

Postgraduate position in the Economics Group at Yale School of Management
Posting Date: October 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

To apply: Visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/69618 . Interested applicants should submit a C.V., a cover letter describing research background and interests. You should submit a sample of code you have written, as well as answering the following questions: 1) Have you used git? 2) Have you used “Make files”? 3) Have you ssh’d into a machine? 4) Have you used the linux/unix computing environment? (An answer of “No” is not disqualifying, and in fact, most previous research assistants in our program initially answer “No” to many or all of these questions). Also provide the contact information for two academic references. As part of the application review process, finalists will also be asked to complete a Stata training exercise task.

The preferred start date is December 1, 2019, although there is some flexibility. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position located in New Haven, Connecticut. The review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

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

THE HOSPITAL AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE ROLE

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

• Success in working in interdisciplinary and intercultural work teams

• Success in fostering and maintaining organizational relationships and affiliations

• End-to-end project management experience

• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining priorities

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

• Experience initiating and leading projects without formal authority

• Ability to build cross-functional consensus on project priorities

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

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

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

• Ability to interpret and apply instructions in diverse settings

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

• English proficiency required

WORK SETTING

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

COMPENSATION

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

CONTRACT PERIOD

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

REPORTING

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

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

The cover letter should:

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

2) Explain why you are interested in this position;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and procedures. 

2)     Recording and compiling information related to research data. 

3)     Coding data accordingly to research specifications.  

4)     Summarizing data using scientific or statistical techniques. 

5)     Interpreting and analyzing data. 

6)     Reporting on the status of research activities.

7)     Formulating and preparing scientific solutions and media. 

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Vikki M Abrahams, PhD
Professor 

Director, Division of Reproductive Sciences

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Yale School of Medicine

310 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate position in Clinical Hematology Oncology
Posting Date: July 2019

Postgraduate position in Clinical Hematology Oncology

Posting Date: July 2019

Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Clinical Hematology Oncology

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

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

Postgraduate position in Pulmonary Medicine
Posting Date: June 2019

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

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

Qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in a related discipline.  Prior experience in a research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year (extendable to 2 years). This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in Pulmonary research.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to speak Spanish is required.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

How to Apply:

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

 

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

Postgraduate position in the laboratory of Associate Professor Dr. Valentina Greco
Posting Date: May 2019
POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATE
 
Yale University seeks a highly motivated and dedicated recent college graduate as a postgraduate associate in the laboratory of Associate Professor Dr. Valentina Greco.  The research goal of the Greco Lab is to define how tissues maintain themselves throughout the course of our lives in the face of continuous cellular turnover, frequent injuries and spontaneous mutations. For additional information on the Greco Lab visit:  www.grecolab.org<http://www.grecolab.org> .  The ideal candidate has majored in Biology or molecular biology (but lacks a doctoral degree) and is seeking advanced training for a defined period of time. In this position, the candidate will learn to carry out basic science research using fluorescent murine models to understand the role of stem cells in tissue homeostasis, wound repair and cancer.
 
The candidate will be trained on mouse colony management and genotyping; performing PCR and gel electrophoresis and functional activities using a variety of techniques including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, cell culture, multiplex cytokine assays and quantitative real-time PCR and will  assist with data analysis and interpretation. Attend and present data at weekly lab meetings.
 
The position is for 1 year, extendable to 2 years, with immediate start availability.  If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to David.Gonzalez@yale.edu<mailto:David.Gonzalez@yale.edu>
 

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

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

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

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

Qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in a related discipline.  Prior experience in a research is preferred, but not required. The position is for 1 year (extendable to 2 years). This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable candidate with interest in Pulmonary research.

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

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

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

The play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games is looking for a post-graduate associate to join our team. This position will begin August of 2019. The post-graduate associate (PGA) will receive education and training through participation in the administrative and research tasks of Yale Center for Health & Learning Games. Under the supervision of project directors/research team, the PGA will participate in research activities involving the development and evaluation of digital health interventions and educational technology that focus on behavior change, health, social impact, and education. Specific education and training opportunities will include:

* training on critical reading of research articles

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

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

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

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

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

* experience designing and creating survey instruments for research data collection

* exposure to the process of designing and conducting a school-based  or afterschool program research study

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

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

* potential opportunities to present research posters at scientific meetings

* potential opportunities to contribute to manuscripts submitted for publication

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

Eligibility: An individual is eligible for the position if they have knowledge and training in psychology or Public Health.

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

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

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

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

Stipend: Based on NIH pay scale

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

For more information, contact:

Tyra Pendergrass

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

Yale University School of Medicine

2 South Church St, Suite 515

New Haven, CT 06510

Tel: 203-737-6101

e-mail: Tyra.pendergrass@yale.edu

website: play2PREVENT.org

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

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

InveInvestigating Long Noncoding RNAs in Cancer

Dimitrova Laboratory

Yale University

Department of Molecular, Cellular

and Developmental Biology

Position: Postgraduate Research Assistant

Start date: Summer/fall of 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate position in the Anticevic Lab
Posting Date: April 2019

The Anticevic Lab is looking for a graduating senior with an interest in pursuing graduate research education in neuroscience, psychology, and/or medicine for a two year position in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.  This is a salaried, academic position focused on training in human subjects research techniques.  The post-graduate associate will receive individual instruction in recruitment, screening, and data collection for human subjects research in psychiatry and instruction in preprocessing and quality assurance of neuroimaging data while contributing to analytics studies.  If interested, please send an e-mail with a brief description of your interests and your CV to nicole.santamauro@yale.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Research experience in molecular biology preferred

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

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