A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Salil Garg (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/salil_garg/), Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine. The Garg laboratory (http://www.garglab.org) is new to Yale and actively recruiting for multiple positions. The lab uses approaches from genomics, molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology to understand non-genetic heterogeneity in development and cancer. We want to understand how cell systems with the same genetic material break symmetry and generate cells with markedly different behaviors from one another. Our hypothesis is that the processes that drive this behavior in normal mammalian development operate in cancer, driving tumor heterogeneity. 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 that each trainee should chase scientific questions using the best methodology available. 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) identification of molecular mechanisms driving heterogeneity in developmental or cancer contexts; 2) understanding of cellular states and non-genetic memory in cell systems; 3) construction of new diagnostic tools using connections between developmental biology and cancer.
Application process: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Salil Garg (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.