Postdoctoral Associate Position (Garg Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine)

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Postdoctoral Associate Position (Garg Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Salil Garg (, Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine.  The Garg laboratory ( uses approaches from genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and systems biology to understand heterogeneity in stem cells and cancer.  We want to understand how cell systems with the same genetic material generate cells with markedly different behaviors from one another.  Our hypothesis is that the processes that drive this behavior in normal development operate in cancer, complicating treatment and preventing cure.  The lab’s most recent publications appear in Molecular Cell and Cancer Discovery, and mentees have gone on to success in both academic and industry careers.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent credential in a relevant discipline.  The lab employs both experimental and computational approaches; applicants should have familiarity with at least one of these areas and a willingness to learn the other.  Our philosophy is to chase scientific questions using the best methodology available, which usually means employing both “wetlab” and “drylab” techniques.  Candidates should be curious, hard-working, strong communicators, and above all interested in answering challenging questions.  Visa sponsorship is available.

Projects are flexible and can be crafted to the interest of the applicant, and may relate to 1) molecular mechanisms in gene regulation that drive heterogeneity; 2) understanding cellular states and memory in cell systems; 3) cell-cell communication and how it relates to heterogeneity; 4) connections between developmental biology and cancer, particularly for pediatric tumors.

Application process:  Interested applicants should contact Dr. Salil Garg ( using subject line “Postdoctoral position in the Garg lab” and include: a cover letter addressing their research background, interests, and goals; a copy of their curriculum vitae; and names of 3 references including research supervisors.  Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.

Job Type: 
Academic Jobs - Yale
Posting Date Field: 
Monday, February 5, 2024