Yale Postdoctoral Positions

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Postdoctoral Associate – Germinal Center B Cell Competition and Derived Malignancies (*new* Mlynarczyk Lab)
Posting Date: 5/28/2024

Postdoctoral Associate – Germinal Center B Cell Competition and Derived Malignancies (*new* Mlynarczyk Lab)

We are seeking a self-motivated and science-driven postdoctoral associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Coraline Mlynarczyk, opening 7/1/2024 at Yale University. Our lab is part of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology (Yale Cancer Center) and Department of Medicine (Yale School of Medicine), with pending affiliation with the Departments of Immunobiology and Pathology. At the interface between Immunology, Cancer and Metabolism, our inter-disciplinary team will tackle how immuno-metabolic deregulation of germinal centers shapes B cell lymphomagenesis.

Building on our recent discovery of supercompetition as a key mechanism of malignant transformation of germinal center B cells (Mlynarczyk et al Science 2023), (1) the candidate will uncover how reprogramming of T-B immune synapse signals drives B cell competitive fitness in germinal centers and yields B cell lymphomas that are addicted to microenvironmental cues.   Based on the candidate’s prior experience and interests, additional projects will focus on (2) elucidating how germinal center B cells and derived lymphomas satisfy their metabolic needs to sustain intense growth and proliferation; and (3) dissecting the biochemical mechanisms underlying elevated mRNA translation rates in these cells.  Opportunities are also available to develop a novel line of investigation.

Training. The candidate will benefit from the lab’s expertise in precise mouse modelling of the immune response and B cell lymphomagenesis, complex immunological assays, in vivo metabolic flux analyses and high-dimensional flow cytometry. The candidate will carry out functional experiments using mouse models, immune and tumor cells, B cell lymphoma patient-derived xenografts and primary samples. With our collaborators, the candidate will implement state-of-the-art spatial analysis of lymphoid tissues (including single-cell transcriptional and metabolic flux profiles) and single-cell phospho-proteomics.

Mentoring. In the Mlynarczyk lab, each mentee will have short and long-term career development plans and the opportunity to discuss needs, receive and provide feedback yearly (or as needed). Weekly one-on-one meetings will support research progress (focused on experimental design, problem solving, data analysis and interpretation) and continuous development of the mentees. Postdoctoral Associates will write research proposals and receive mentoring for putting together competitive applications, present their work at conferences to engage with the scientific community, contribute to writing manuscripts, publish in peer-reviewed journals and be encouraged to build new collaborations with interdisciplinary experts, locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Mlynarczyk has a strong track-record of mentoring postgraduate and graduate students, research technicians and peers, of obtaining peer-reviewed competitive funding and publishing high quality science. Additional mentoring from peers and faculty members will be available from exposure to other labs at Yale and beyond.

Philosophy. We envision to establish ourselves as a new, exciting, and welcoming lab, where everyone can share ideas, provide feedback, and mentor each other. We hope to recruit people that share this spirit and have the desire to facilitate the growth of a new lab and carry out innovative and rigorous science in an evolving field. Discoveries will involve teamwork within the lab and with external collaborators and we are looking forward to fostering a dynamic, diverse, inclusive, and flourishing lab environment, allowing everyone to grow as a scientist and person.

Environment. Our team will initially be composed of 4 members and will grow as our research advances. Our lab is located at 300 George Street, 6th floor. We share the floor with a combination of young and well-established groups, forming a highly interactive, rich, and vibrant environment for trainees. An open laboratory space, shared floor lounge area and conference rooms will provide the space for fruitful interactions. The newly renovated and fully equipped mouse facility as well as flow core facility are located on the 2nd floor.  There will opportunities to participate in multi-lab meetings, journal clubs, departmental research-in-progress seminars, and scientific retreats. Additionally, trainees will be integrated into the thriving research, education, and health-care communities as well as training and well-being programs across Yale University.

Qualifications. Applicants must have a recently obtained/upcoming PhD or MD/PhD degree in a relevant field and one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Applicants should have experience in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics/genomics or related fields. Experience with mouse work is encouraged but not required if the candidate wants to learn. Most important qualifications are high self-motivation, having a curious mind, enjoying doing science, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should also be highly organized, honest and reliable, have good attention to detail, be able to multi-task and perform both independently as well as in a team environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualization, designing and progressive independent execution of experiments to streamline the project’s aims
  • Active participation in lab meetings, journal clubs, improving the team’s knowledge
  • Providing input and guidance to more junior lab members
  • Active fostering of cooperative projects with lab members and external collaborators
  • Submitting fellowship applications and contributing to the lab grant proposals
  • Helping with lab organization and upkeep, including mouse colony maintenance.

Compensation starts at $68,000 plus benefits. Start date is flexible.

How to apply. Candidates should send an email to coraline.mlynarczyk@yale.edu with “postdoctoral position, candidate’s full name” in the subject line and the following:

1. CV

2. Cover letter: brief statement of research experience, interests, motivation to join our lab and career goals.

3. Representative publications

4. Contact information for 3 references

Interested individuals are also welcome to reach out with any questions. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting June 10.

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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.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Genomics (Computational)
Posting Date: 5/21/2024

Postdoctoral Associate in Genomics (Computational)

Yale University, Department of Genetics, Lake Lab.

We are seeking a motivated postdoc to join our growing team in the Yale Center of Genomic Health, Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine, the Lake Lab. Our lab uses computational and experimental methods to determine how genetic variation in mitochondria underlie health and disease in humans.

We are specifically looking for a postdoc to spearhead computational projects at the intersection of human genetics and mitochondrial genomics, who will apply and develop new approaches for analyzing genetic variants and their role in disease. We value diversity of backgrounds in our team and seek candidates who can commit to a multiyear appointment, reviewed annually. The start date can be flexible, and as soon as summer 2024.

The lab is in the Yale School of Medicine which offers an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scientists, with state-of-the-art research facilities and vast resources to support professional development. For more information about our lab and publications see our website: https://www.thelakelab.org/

Responsibilities

  • Use bioinformatic tools to analyze large-scale genomics datasets
  • Develop and apply methods for analyzing genetic variation
  • Prepare high-impact manuscripts for publication and conference presentations
  • Attend and present at lab meetings, journal clubs, and departmental seminars
  • Contribute to the mentoring of students and junior scientists in the lab
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals
  • Maintain code and pipelines, and support lab operations as needed
  • Positively contribute to lab culture

Mentoring & Professional Development

The lab has a strong emphasis on mentorship and values the opportunity to train future leaders in genetics and genomics. The PI will work with the successful candidate to develop and implement a mentorship plan tailor-made for their goals, interests, and needs, and provide ongoing support for the advancement of goals via regular meetings. Mentorship will be provided for fellowship applications, manuscript writing, presentations, and skills for independence. 

The successful candidate will gain access to a range of career development opportunities at Yale. This includes seminars from internationally renowned researchers and ‘Meet the Speaker’ lunches, and professional development and networking activities via the Yale Postdoctoral Association, Yale Office for Career Strategy, and other offices at Yale.

Qualifications

Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a PhD in either genetics, genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field.

Experience with programming languages and the command line interface is required. Experience with one or more of the following is desired: large-scale genomic analyses, variant calling, cloud computing, machine learning methods, and or statistical genetics.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate:

  • A high level of drive and initiative, and track record of impactful research outcomes
  • Experience writing manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Eagerness to learn and establish new methods, and good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Desire to contribute to the mentorship of students and junior scientists in the lab
  • Experience in, or strong understanding of, human genetics research.

Position Information

This is a full-time, in-person position at Yale in the vibrant city of New Haven, Connecticut, with a competitive salary from $68,000 a year and access to a range of benefits.

Application Instructions

Please email (1) a cover letter summarizing your experiences, research interests, and career goals, and why you are interested in pursuing a postdoc in our lab, (2) your CV, including contact details of three references, and (3) when you are available to start, to Dr. Lake at nicole.lake@yale.edu using the subject ‘Postdoc Application - Lake Lab’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

Postdoctoral Associate- XR In Pediatrics at Yale (XRPEDS) Development of Technology-Based Health Promotion Experiences for Youth
Posting Date: 5/21/2024

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS)
DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY-BASED HEALTH PROMOTION EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH

The XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) Lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University focuses on the use of extended reality technologies (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in research, clinical practice, and health education with the goal of improving lives and reducing health disparities among youth, young adults, and their families. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in technology-based interventions (including augmented and virtual reality-based interventions (AR/VR)), serious games, health behavior or public health, clinical research, and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, and educators.

The Postdoctoral Associate will work with Drs. Hieftje and Marks XRPeds’ to support researchers, clinicians, and educators in the early stages of exploring and developing projects that utilize XR technology. The Postdoctoral Associate will therefore collaborate on multiple ongoing and upcoming research projects in areas as diverse as social VR-based support groups for oncology patients, substance use prevention interventions for adolescents, infection prevention training and simulation for family members of hospitalized patients, and the development and exploration of novel multisensory interfaces for XR experiences.

The lab has recently been awarded a grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the goal to create two extended reality experiences. Both will focus on separate populations, but with the shared intended outcome of improving vaccine uptake and decreasing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. The postdoctoral associate will spend the majority of their time in the lab focused on this challenging and interesting project.

The Postdoctoral Associate will gain skills in intervention development; recruitment of study participants; focus group/playtesting facilitation; pilot program evaluation; data collection, management, and analysis; developing a manuscript; and presenting findings to both community and academic audiences.

Furthermore, the Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to further XRPeds’ mission to provide outreach and programming to underserved youth within the community and will be involved in overseeing community-building events such as workshops and internships.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. PhD in Public Health, Education, Social Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or related field, interest or experience with digital interventions is helpful
  2. Excellent methodological and statistical skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data
  3. Demonstrated ability (or potential to learn) to forge connections with community members
  4. Independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team and learn new methods from collaborators
  5. Excellent scientific presentation and writing skills

This position is a one-year, full-time appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding and is eligible to start immediately.

Position begins July 1, 2024, materials should be submitted no later than June 1, 2024.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to: Dr. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@yale.edu)

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A first-authored writing sample, if available
  • 3 names of references

Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Postdoctoral Positions at the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science at Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 5/20/2024

Postdoctoral positions at the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science at Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut (USA)

About the postdoctoral project

We are seeking several highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in computational immunology to work on exciting projects focused on the development of multi-scale models of the immune system, with a focus on B and T cell biology. The team has a strong focus on machine learning and interpretable deep learning. However, more theoretically oriented candidates, interested in developing mathematical and mechanistic models of the immune system, are also encouraged to apply. The projects can be tailored to the candidate’s skills and preferences in the following areas:

  • Developing interpretable deep learning approaches to model T cell receptors and B cell receptor binding, as well as for analyzing and integrating multi-omics datasets.
  • Creating hybrid mathematical-AI models that combine mechanistic knowledge with AI to tackle challenges related to data scarcity, robustness, and generalization in existing data-driven models.
  • Investigating and addressing uncertainties in AI models by adapting current reliability benchmarks for single-cell dataset analysis.
  • Developing multi-scale mechanistic or data-driven models of the immune system, with a focus on T and B cell biology.

Candidate requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, or a STEM-related field (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science). Those in the final stages of their PhD are also eligible to apply. A good understanding of molecular biology and/or immunology is considered an asset. The successful candidate should be capable of working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Essential skills:
    • Proficiency and hands-on experience in machine learning and deep learning.
    • Strong programming skills, preferably in Python.
    • Solid foundation in mathematical modeling, probability, and statistics.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Good to have:
    • Experience in computational biology.
    • Familiarity with multi-omics data analysis.
    • Knowledge of interpretable deep learning methods.
    • Good understanding of immunology and/or molecular biology.
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  • Soft skills
    • Excellent English, both written and spoken, and strong communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively in teams
    • Ability and interest in mentoring junior scientists
    • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
    • Good time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative

About the Supervisor

The primary supervisor for the project is Prof. María Rodríguez Martínez, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science at the Yale School of Medicine. More about Prof. Rodríguez Martínez can be found here https://medicine.yale.edu/biomedical-informatics-data-science/profile/maria-rodriguezmartinez/.

About the department

The Department of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science (BIDS) is a new department at the intersection of health sciences and information technology. It develops new approaches to organize and analyze biomedical and healthcare data to promote health for all. More information about BIDS can be found https://medicine.yale.edu/biomedical-informatics-data-science/

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Posting Date: 5/20/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

We are currently seeking full-time Postdoctoral Associates to be part of our NIH-funded research team at Yale. Our research primarily investigates the outcomes following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in pediatric critical care.

Research Focus:

The successful candidate will support two primary studies:

  1. A qualitative study assessing the impact on parents of children undergoing ECMO, with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, and depression.
  2. An international point-prevalence study to examine the epidemiology and risk factors associated with mental health conditions in these parents.

In supporting these studies, the successful candidate is expected to engage in a variety of research activities including drafting the research protocol in collaboration with the primary investigator, submitting the protocol to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), conducting interviews with parents, collaborating on data analysis, coordinating the international study, developing the case report form, analyzing the research data, and drafting manuscripts for publication.

Training, Mentorship, and Career Development:

The role provides significant opportunities for hands-on experience in pragmatic clinical studies, mixed methods research, and collaborative work across multidisciplinary, multi-site teams.

You will work directly under the guidance of Dr. Oliver Karam, MD, PhD, and collaborate with experts in implementation science, health services research, biostatistics, trauma-related psychopathologies, and critical care research.

The position also includes professional development opportunities such as mentorship, participation in national conferences, grant writing support, and engagement with the broader Yale academic community through seminars and events.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • MD degree required (completed before the start of the postdoctoral term).
  • Experience in pediatrics.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong project coordination skills, with experience managing studies across multiple regions. Fluency in at least two European languages is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with effective team collaboration capabilities.

Application Process:

Candidates interested in applying should send the following materials to Dr. Oliver Karam, MD, PhD, via email at oliver.karam@yale.edu:

  • A brief letter of interest highlighting your qualifications for the role.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • A first-authored writing sample.
  • Contact information for three references.

Appointment Details: This position is a full-time role, lasting six to twelve months, starting in September 2024, with reviews of applications beginning immediately. Please note, the position is non-renewable.

Postdoctoral Position Available - The Pitt Laboratory
Posting Date: 5/14/24
The Pitt laboratory is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team. We conduct translational research focused on understanding the mechanisms that underlie progression/neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We are using cutting-edge technologies such as multiomic single nucleus profiling, highly multiplexed histological imaging of brain tissue sections, and computational tools for spatial analysis. The PI is a co-director of the National MS Brain Bank, and the laboratory is embedded in a highly collaborative, translational neuroimmunology program that includes genetics and computational biology. 
The successful candidate will drive a larger effort to produce and integrate spatial proteomic and single cell multiomic datasets of MS lesion in order to determine the distribution of cellular subpopulations within lesion tissue, and to define their spatial and functional interactions. 
Applicants should have deep expertise in CNS histology, a broad neurobiology background and experience with computational tools such as Squidpy and R for analysis of spatial molecular data. The candidate will join the Department of Neurology for a minimum of 2 years. To apply, please send your CV, a short description of the relevant expertise, representative publications, and the names of three references via email to david.pitt@yale.edu
The Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned institution that provides employees with unparalleled access to state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research, and the opportunity to work alongside some of the most prominent figures in the medical field. In addition, Yale provides its employees with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits packages, and ample opportunities for professional growth and development
 
Postdoctoral Position in Steven Tang’s Lab in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Posting Date: 05/06/2024

Postdoctoral position in Steven Tang’s lab in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Steven Tang’s laboratory in the department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral position.  The successful candidate will be driving cutting-edge research into the mechanisms and engineering of cell-cell fusion and receptor signaling in human physiology and infectious disease.  The successful candidate is expected to be proficient in recombinant protein expression and purification, molecular biology, structural biology (X-ray crystallography or CryoEM), cell and tissue culture.  Experience working with rodent models is preferred but not required.  The successful candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skill, be highly motivated for career development in independent research.  The successful candidate will work in a team of fellow trainees in the lab.  Learn more about the Tang lab at https://www.steventanglab.com.

The Tang lab is committed to training, teaching, mentoring, and enabling the next generation of scientists and scholars.  The successful candidate should expect to gain extensive research experience in several of the following scientific areas: protein biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, protein engineering, antibody discovery, reproductive biology, and immunology.  The successful candidate will receive the scientific, communication, and leadership skills for their career development.

Fundamental to human development and disease, cell-cell fusion is essential in fertilization, muscle regeneration, placental formation, tissue regeneration, and cancer progression.  Research in the Tang lab focuses on decoding and rewiring the cell-surface interactomes for cell-cell fusion and cell-surface receptor signaling.  The Tang lab uses structural biology, cell biology, and protein engineering to investigate receptor-mediated cell-surface recognition and the molecular machine for membrane fusion.  The Tang lab exploits mechanistic and structural knowledge on these molecular interactions to enable design and development of protein-based therapeutics and vaccines.

Applicants should have at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. (or equivalent.) in biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, or a related field.  Please email a cover letter, CV, and three names of reference to Steven directly at shaogeng.tang@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.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Metabolic Inflammation - The Xinshou Ouyang Lab - Department of Internal Medicine
Posting Date: 5/6/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Metabolic Inflammation

-The Xinshou Ouyang Lab

-Department of Internal Medicine

A postdoctoral associate position is immediately available for a NIH funded project in the Ouyang lab at Yale University, focusing on research related to metabolic inflammation in the context of obesity, insulin resistance, and NASH/ASH. The lab is dedicated to advancing the understanding the core metabolic signaling in the control of inflammation, emphasizing the impact of RNA metabolism on metabolic disease pathogenesis.

Successful candidate will lead exciting new projects in RNA metabolism including RNA epigenetics and RNA binding proteins in metabolic diseases. They will utilize cell and molecular biology methods, advanced techniques (scRNA-seq, eCLIP-seq, etc.), and genetic animal models to uncover the protein function in RNA metabolism at both cellular and organismal levels. For additional information, please visit our website (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/xinshou-ouyang/).

Qualifications:

  • We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, biomedical science, or a closely related field.
  • Preferred qualifications include experience in cell culture and animal experimentation.
  • Successful candidates should demonstrate strong motivation, ability work independently and in a team, a proven track record of productivity through peer-reviewed publications, effective communication skills, and less than three years of prior postdoctoral experience.

Benefits:

  • We offer personalized career development plans and comprehensive training programs for all lab members.
  • Yale University provides access to a wide range of resources, including cutting-edge research facilities, specialized centers, and programs to support our members’ success.
  • The lab collaborates closely with various Yale entities, such as the Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA), Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Resource at the W.M. Keck Foundation Biotechnology Resource Laboratory, Yale Metabolomics Facility, Yale Flow Cytometry Facility, Yale Stem Cell Center, and Yale Institute of Biomolecular Design and Discovery.
  • We engage in research collaborations with Yale experts in Immunology, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, as well as renowned outside institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
  • The lab has a strong publication record in prestigious journals, including Cell Metabolism, Nature Communication, Science, Journal of Hepatology, Cell Death & Differentiation, Cell Reports, and more.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest, your current CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Xinshou Ouyang, via email at xinshou.ouyang@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position Available at Yale Cardiovascular Research Group
Posting Date: 4/29/2024

Title: Postdoctoral Role at Yale Cardiovascular Research Group

Department: Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Yale School of Medicine

Anticipated Appointment Dates: 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Email: ycrg@yale.edu

Website: Core Laboratory Analysis and Committee Management < Yale Cardiovascular Research Group

Introduction of the Lab/Department

The Yale Cardiovascular Research Group (YCRG) provides scientific leadership and clinical research expertise to advance cardiovascular medical technology and clinical practice. YCRG is an Academic Research Organization dedicated to providing high-quality research services that drive cardiovascular medicine forward. The Group was founded in 2010 by Dr. Alexandra Lansky as an integral part of the Yale School of Medicine. Our highly experienced team has partnered with a wide range of sponsors to design and execute Phase I-IV clinical trials of medical devices across the full range of topics in cardiovascular medicine. YCRG offers clinical events committee organization and implementation to independently adjudicate clinical events, conforming to regulatory requirements within single- or multicenter, national or international clinical trials. YCRG works with trialists experienced in the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease who are familiar with contemporary scales and definitions common to a variety of drug and device clinical trials.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Training. We are seeking a Postdoc to assist with the management of Clinical Event Committee (CEC) activities. Responsible for narrative writing and data verification from medical records, which may include interpretation of ECG and angiographic results, project coordination and management, medical writing, and administration functions. Will assist with the formation of the committee, communications with CEC meeting members, relay any endpoint or adjudication process-related problems or issues to the relevant parties. Assemble endpoint files from all enrolling sites and proof each one for completeness and appropriate blinding, before it is sent to the CEC members for adjudication. Collect and assemble source documents in support of each suspect endpoint for the Clinical Events Committee (CEC).

Mentoring. The postdoc will work closely with the Clinical Events Committee.

Location. 135 College Street, New Haven, CT

QUALIFICATIONS

PhD or MD. Knowledge of medical terminology, morphology of the heart and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease is preferred.

PROCESS TO APPLY

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Postdoctoral Position is Available in the Laboratory of Susan J. Baserga, MD, PhD, in the Departments of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Posting Date: 4/26/2024

A NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Susan J. Baserga, MD, PhD, in the Departments of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be driving research into the mechanistic biochemical and physiological aspects of how ribosomes are made in eukaryotic cells using model systems ranging from human cell lines and mice to Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Xenopus tropicalis. The successful candidate will not only gain extensive experience working in these model systems but will also receive expert career mentoring. They will develop skills in a wide range of basic biochemical and genetic techniques including, but not limited to, high throughput screening, northern blots, western blots, qPCR, subcellular fractionation, co-immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence and RNA-seq.

Ribosome biogenesis is essential for cells and developing organisms. As such, ribosome production is often dysregulated in cancer and is implicated in a growing number of congenital human genetic diseases known as the ribosomopathies (a recent paper from our laboratory can be found here at Bryant et al PNAS https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2017777118). We have also uncovered strong evidence to support a role for the nucleolus and ribosome biogenesis in embryonic development, neurodegenerative diseases, cytoskeletal integrity, and DNA repair, among other cellular processes and diverse signaling pathways (see our papers in Cell Reports, 2018; Molecular Biology of the Cell 2021). This year we have published a landmark study on how microRNAs regulate the making of ribosomes (Nucleic Acids Research 2024), leading us in an entirely new scientific direction to relevant questions of human brain development. The successful candidate will conceptualize and design original research among these themes and execute it in an environment that values teamwork, camaraderie, and intellectual curiosity.  

Candidates must be highly-motivated and have a PhD in the biological sciences, with a degree in biochemistry, genetics, cancer biology, developmental biology, or cell biology preferred. A high level of proficiency in basic laboratory techniques is also required.

For more information about the Baserga laboratory please visit our website at https://basergalab.yale.edu/. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Susan J. Baserga at susan.baserga@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position Developing Novel Optical Microscopy Tools for Deep Tissue in Vivo Imaging
Posting Date: 4/18/2024

Postdoctoral position developing novel optical microscopy tools for deep tissue in vivo imaging

Lab: Rodríguez Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University | rodriguezlab.yale.edu

PI: Cristina Rodríguez, cristina.rodriguez.cr876@yale.edu

Lab description: The Rodríguez Lab is a new lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. Its focus is to develop and apply optical tools for imaging deep into biological tissues with high spatial resolution. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving physics, nonlinear optics, and microscopy development, the Rodríguez Lab seeks to advance our understanding of previously underexplored biology. In particular, we are interested in applying our technological advances to neurobiological questions.

For an example of previous work, please see: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-021-01279-0.

In the Rodríguez Lab we believe it is within diverse communities – where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and supported – that groundbreaking ideas and creative achievements are born. Everyone is encouraged to bring their entire self to the lab and find space for self-expression through science. If this resonates with you, please get in touch!

Job details: We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate with experience designing/building/aligning optical systems. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in physics, optical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related field (or will graduate within the next months). In this position you will have the opportunity to design and build a multiphoton microscopes and develop state-of-the-art optical tools (e.g., wavefront shaping) for deep tissue biological imaging, including the brain and spinal cord. For this position, an interest in learning neurobiology is strongly encouraged.

The interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale, as well as the strong and rapidly growing biomedical imaging community, will provide an exceptional environment for conducting postdoctoral training. Moreover, since research in the Rodríguez Lab lies at the interface between cutting-edge optical microscopy and neurobiology, the holder of this position will benefit immensely from the strong neuroscience community at Yale – including the recently established Wu Tsai Institute – which will provide many exciting opportunities for collaborations.

How to apply: Interested candidates please reach out to cristina.rodriguez.cr876@yale.edu. Include your CV and a one- page description of your research interests and why you would like to join our lab. Please be prepared to provide contact information for three references upon request. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

More information on being a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale can be found at:

·       Yale Postdoctoral Association

·       Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position, School of Public Health and Department of Biostatistics
Posting Date: 4/17/24

Postdoctoral Associate Position, School of Public Health and Department of Biostatistics

New Haven, Connecticut

We are actively recruiting a postdoctoral associate to join the Public Health Data Science and Data Equity research team in the School of Public Health with a primary home in the Department of Biostatistics.

The postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, Ph.D, the inaugural Senior Associate Dean of Public Health Data Science and Data Equity, Anna M.R. Lauder endowed Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Professor of  Statistics and Data Science, with a focus on analysis of electronic health records and real world healthcare data and global health. There may also be opportunities for collaboration with faculty with experience in cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The position is for one year, and is renewable for a second year based on satisfactory performance and progress.

The postdoctoral associate will actively participate in methodological and collaborative research and support writing research grants. Professional development will be an integral part of the position. This position offers postdocs the opportunity to develop expertise in analyzing complex non-probability observational samples and get involved in exciting applications harnessing data from multiple different biobanks. The position will also provide a solid foundation to build a research career in academia, government, or industry.

Qualifications:

  • Completed doctorate in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field by August 1, 2024
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a complex and diverse setting
  • Proficiency with statistical computing (e.g., R, Python or C/C++)
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills to facilitate timely and professional deliverables
  • Experience with causal inference, machine learning, and artificial intelligence is desirable

Organization: Yale School of Public Health
Department: Biostatistics

Primary Location: New Haven, CT
Education Level: PhD
Shift: Days, 40 hours/week

Work Modality: Flexible, hybrid working arrangements could be accommodated if needed
Expected Start Date: September 1, 2024

To apply:

Interested individuals should submit a (1) CV, (2) cover letter that addresses their specific interest in this position, skills and experiences directly related to this position, and highlight overall research interests and plan, and (3) contact information for three professional references via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online:  http://apply.interfolio.com/144336

Questions regarding this position should be directed to ysphfacultyaffairs@yale.edu.

Additional information on the Yale School of Public Health, the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the School of Public Health can be found via the links below:

About Us | Yale School Of Public Health

Biostatistics | Yale School of Public Health

Chronic Disease Epidemiology Department | Yale School of Public Health

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.

Department of Pathology Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 4/15/2024

Department of Pathology Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Position

The Katz Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine seeks applicants for an open Postdoctoral position. Accomplished PhD graduates seeking postdoctoral fellowship training in translational immunotherapy are invited to apply to the laboratory of Samuel Katz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology.

Adoptive cell therapy with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) is a highly promising form of immunotherapy. TILs are isolated from a tumor, amplified ex vivo to attain a pure and highly active T cell population and infused back into patients to achieve objective response rates of up to 55% in melanoma. Recent work has focused on single cell analysis of the ex vivo expanded TIL to identify targetable pathways through cellular reprogramming that may enhance TIL function. The Katz Laboratory employs a multidisciplinary approach including human T cell reprogramming, mouse modeling, and spatial transcriptomics. Our effort is highly cooperative through close collaborations with Drs. Marcus Bosenberg, a leader in melanoma biology and the Director of the Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology; Diane Krause, the director of the advanced cell therapy lab at Yale; Mike Hurwitz, an oncologist in clinical cell therapy, and Yang Liu, a developer of novel spatial transcriptomic technologies.

Big picture questions of interest include:

  • How to enhance TIL survival and cytotoxicity?
  • How to shift TIL products to more stem/central memory phenotypes?
  • How to enrich for tumor-antigen specific TIL?

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be trained to develop an independent research career under the mentorship of Drs. Katz and Bosenberg. Motivated self-starters with exceptional writing and presentation skills and expertise in immunology, culturing primary human T cells, flow cytometry, mRNA production and electroporation, and patient derived xenografts are preferred. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications (i.e., laboratory skills, publication record) and research interests, curriculum vitae, one sample publication, and the names and addresses of three references via e-mail to Dr. Katz.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty and staff and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Postdoctoral Associate - Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Among Survivors
Posting Date: 4/15/24

Postdoctoral Associate - Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Among Survivors

Posting Date: April 4, 2024

A full-time Postdoctoral Associate position is available within the Yale School of Nursing to assist with the project implementation and closely work with Dr. Hermine Poghosyan.  This is a one-year position with a potential to extend for another year and with a start date; July 1st, 2024. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Associate with a strong research background to participate as a professional team member and contribute to ongoing research projects in cancer health disparities, tobacco control and cessation. We are seeking scholars with research interests in cancer health disparities, cancer survivorship, lung cancer screening, and tobacco prevention and cessation among cancer survivors.  In this position, the scholar will be encouraged to conduct mentored and independent research with an emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants and will also have opportunities to further develop their skills as an independent researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Poghosyan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the research team in handling data produced from quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Creating analytic databases
  • Developing analytical models under the guidance of the Investigators and the Biostatistician
  • Providing support with literature reviews, data analysis, and dissemination of study findings through publications and presentations
  • Leading and collaborating on peer-reviewed manuscript publications
  • Maintaining IRB compliance and updating IRB protocols as necessary, and
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 
  • Collaborating proficiently and communicating effectively with colleagues and management teams
  • Being able to design and perform hands on experiments and maintain detailed documentation

Qualifications:

  • Must have a PhD in a field applicable to cancer research and associated experience in a health-related area such as public health, nursing, psychology, health policy, social or behavioral sciences, or another relevant field. 
  • All requirements of the doctoral degree must be completed before the position start date. 
  • Recent PhD graduates and candidates with prior postdoctoral experience are both appropriate.
  • Primary research interests should be in the areas of cancer health disparities; cancer survivorship; lung cancer screening behavior; tobacco prevention and cessation among cancer survivors.
  • Have a high level of pre-doctoral publication activity
  • Have excellent analytic and writing skills and demonstrated potential of scholarly research including content-relevant peer-reviewed publications.
  • Knowledge of using statistical software, Stata.
  • Be able to interpret statistical output and work independently as well as collaboratively

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • A PhD in Nursing is preferred.
  • Strong data analytical skills.
  • Experience using and analyzing population-based data.
  • Excellent past academic performance evidenced with publications.

Compensation

To apply: Please submit a CV, letter of research interests, 3-5 reprints/preprints of publications, and the names and contact information of three individual references to: Dr. Hermine Poghosyan (Hermine.Poghosyan@yale.edu) AND Cindy DeCoste, Research Project Coordinator (Cindy.DeCoste@yale.edu)

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff.  We welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minority groups, and protected veterans.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Computational Genomics
Posting Date: 04/01/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Computational Genomics

The laboratory of Jihoon Kim at the Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Yale School of Medicine is seeking a computational genomics/bioinformatics postdoctoral associate. The research program in this lab focuses on computational genomics in application to human disease using registries and biobanks including All of Us Research Program, Million Veterans Program, and UK Biobank, either a single biobank or cross-biobanks using federated learning. Current research projects aim to identify genetic variants/genes associated with disease traits (susceptibility/treatment response/progression) toward personalized medicine and unravel disease pathogenesis through analyses of different types of omics data including but not limited to whole genome sequencing, messenger RNA-seq, cell-free RNA-Seq, and proteomics (e.g., Somascan) obtained from the same patients along with linked clinical phenotype.

The Kim lab is well funded by NIH and private sources. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to publish several high-quality papers in collaboration with top-notch investigators during his/her stay. The successful candidate will receive comprehensive and personalized training in research and career development and will have extensive opportunities for independent and collaborative research.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the principal investigator (Dr. Jihoon Kim), the successful candidate will

  1. work on study design, data collection, data management, analysis pipeline development, data analysis, and results interpretation, as well as manuscript writing
  2. develop novel bioinformatics methods
  3. publish high-quality papers reporting on methodological and biological advances
  4. present at conferences
  5. participate grant proposal preparation
  6. collaborate with other researchers
  7. teach/mentor other lab members

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, genetics or related field required by the start date
  2. Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and apply for the analysis of high-throughput omics data
  3. Demonstrated expertise in implementing bioinformatics methods and software tools
  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate computational biology problems to clinicians, peers, subject matter experts and investigators
  5. Independent, highly motivated and highly collaborative with ability to work in a team environment
  6. Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written)

APPOINTMENTS, COMPENSATION, and BENEFITS:

This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment renewable on a yearly basis. The details of compensation and benefits can be found at the Yale Postdoctoral Affairs website:

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit the following materials to the principal investigator Dr. Jihoon Kim at jihoon.kim.jk2895@yale.edu

  1. Cover letter that includes a summary of research interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Contact information of 3 references

Yale University is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and members of minority groups.

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

Postdoctoral Associate – Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab
Posting Date: 4/1/24

Postdoctoral Associate – Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab

The Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology (YIP) Lab at Yale University School of Medicine (PI: Dr. Sarah Yip) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a 2-3 year appointment working at the interface between neuroimaging, computational psychiatry and predictive analytics. Appointments are available to start in June 2024 or sooner.

The postdoctoral associate will join a diverse, interdisciplinary team committed to understanding brain-behavior relationships using data from both large-scale data initiatives (e.g., ABCD, UKB) and from curated clinical cohorts (e.g., densely sampled longitudinal fMRI data acquired during treatment for substance use disorders). In addition to developing their own research program, the successful candidate will contribute to multiple NIH funded awards. Our lab is primarily located within Psychiatry and collaborates closely with colleagues in Yale’s Child Study and Magnetic Resonance Research Centers. Thus, there are multiple opportunities for translational research.

Qualifications: PhD, MD or MD/PhD in neuroscience, neuroimaging, statistics, psychology, engineering or a related field is required. Previous experience working with neuroimaging and/or computational modeling is required. Fluency in Python, R or similar strongly preferred.

Compensation: The minimum starting salary for this position is $65,000 and fellows will be provided additional funding for discretionary research expenses, including travel.

Yale School of Medicine has an outstanding track record of mentoring national and international postdoctoral scholars from a wide variety of research and clinical backgrounds. Prior fellows in the Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab have all gone on to either competitive faculty or industry positions upon completion of their postdoc.

The Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab is committed to cultivating an inclusive and collaborative multidisciplinary environment. We encourage applications from scholars committed to our mission to build a thriving, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive research community.

To apply: Please e-mail a brief letter of interest describing your current experience, skills, and how your future goals align with this position, along with an up-to-date CV and contact information for three references directly to sarah.yip@yale.edu. Please also feel free to direct informal inquiries about this position to sarah.yip@yale.edu.

Research Positions (Post-doc or ARS) in the Department of Immunobiology
Posting Date: 3/27/24

Research Positions (Post-doc or ARS) in the Department of Immunobiology

Two research positions (Postdoctoral or Associate Research Scientist) will be available on July 1, 2024, in the laboratory of Dr. Jordan Pober. The Pober lab group works in the area of human immune-mediated vascular and tissue injury. One project is focused on control of IL-15 trans-presentation by human endothelial cells to lymphocytes in the context of transplantation of solid organs. A second project is focused on characterizing and comparing different T cell populations present in biopsies of human inflammatory diseases of the intestine.

 We seek applicants with specific skills in cell and organ cultures and in high dimensional, high resolution spatial analysis of tissues for application to human disease mechanisms. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in immunology.

The Pober Lab is a small group housed within Yale’s Vascular Biology and Therapeutics (VBT) program within the Amistad Building and extensively collaborates with other groups within the Immunobiology Department and Yale’s Human and Translational Immunology program. Researchers are expected to participate in seminars, annual retreats and other relevant programs within and outside of the Yale School of Medicine.

Interested applicants should e-mail a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Dr. Jordan Pober (jordan.pober@yale.edu)

Postdoctoral Associate Position - The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Posting Date: 03/25/2024

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

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

We are seeking a highly motivated, full-time Postdoctoral Associate to join the interdisciplinary research team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to support the Mirror to the World program of research funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. The primary object of the project is to investigate emotional and cognitive effects of engagement with art. The Postdoctoral Associate’s primary responsibility will be to lead data collection, analyses, and writing research articles for publication in academic journals. Results will directly inform and impact how the arts can be used to promote creativity and emotion skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee, conduct, and assist with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses, including data management, cleaning and reporting.
  2. Lead or participate in the design of future studies, literature reviews, development of research protocols, and working with other team members to collect and analyze data.
  3. Interpret and communicate results effectively in various formats.
  4. Prepare and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and present research findings at conferences in areas relevant to the study, possibly in collaboration with other YCEI members.
  5. Collaborate efficiently and effectively with other researchers.

The Postdoctoral Associate will benefit from mentorship on academic advancement and participate in multiple professional development trainings and opportunities (e.g., developing public speaking skills, attending YCSC postdoc seminar series, presenting research from the project at conferences). The Postdoctoral Associate will have flexibility to develop their specific research focus within the context of the project team’s expertise and the needs of the larger project.

The Postdoctoral Associate position is a full-time appointment for one year, with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for two more years, dependent upon performance and availability of funding. Information on benefits for postdoctoral appointments can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/applicants/yale-benefit-summary.  This is not a remote opportunity. This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT. In accordance with the university’s postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus.  

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have or demonstrate the following:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field or discipline such as psychology, sociology, or education
  • Specialization or research experience in the study of psychology of art, and/or relevant area
  • Competence in quantitative research methods
  • Strong analytical skills and use of statistical packages and analyses (e.g., SPSS, R)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work with large and complex datasets
  • Strong track record of publications and research outputs commensurate with career stage
  • Excellent writing skills demonstrated in academic publications
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills, including effective time management
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively (e.g., through writing, presentations) with different audiences (research community, general public)

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should email Whitney Sanders at yceiresearch@yale.edu with the subject line “Postdoc Applicant, TRT: [YOUR NAME]”. Please include the following application materials:

  • (1) Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • (2) Cover letter describing your research background, key research accomplishments, interests, career goals, and motivation for the position (2 pages maximum)
  • (3) An example publication that demonstrates your skills
  • (4) Contact information for 3 references

To apply, please submit the above materials by April 30th, 2024.

For questions about the position, email Zorana Ivcevic Pringle (Zorana.ivcevic@yale.edu).

Anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D., or equivalent degree from a program in relevant field or discipline. When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

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 healthier, and more innovative, productive, and compassionate society. We conduct research and design educational approaches that support people of all ages in developing emotional intelligence and the skills to thrive and contribute to society. Schools are 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 collaboration, 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. Since 2005, more than 5,000 schools across 27 countries have implemented RULER, affecting the lives of over 4 million students. Accordingly, we integrate emotional intelligence skill building, the basis of RULER, into their everyday practices and into classroom curricula across grade levels. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is a self-supporting unit within the Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center serves as the Department of Child Psychiatry for the Yale School of Medicine. The Child Study Center, and more broadly, the Yale School of Medicine is a vibrant and exciting training environment for young researchers with extensive opportunities for networking and career development: https://postdocs.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.

The university strongly encourages all students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees, and visitors to receive all COVID-19 vaccinations that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for which they are eligible. For additional information, please visit https://covid19.yale.edu/.

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: 3/15/2024

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

The laboratory of  Dr Vikki Abrahams, PhD in the Department Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine is looking to recruit a motivated Postdoctoral scientist.

The Abrahams Lab focuses on understanding the role of innate immune Toll-like receptor, Nod-like receptor, and inflammasome family members in placental, fetal membrane, and maternal-fetal immune responses to infectious and non-infectious stimuli, and their role in regulating pregnancy outcome, including those complicated by infections and by autoimmune diseases. The lab uses basic and translational approaches; primarily in human models systems and samples, but also using mouse models. The current position will involve studying the mechanisms by which non-infectious antiphospholipid antibodies, that are associated with lupus, induce placental trophoblast inflammation and impact their communication with the maternal vasculature. This position is for 2 years initially with the possibility of extension and is anticipated to start the fall of 2024.  

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field such as Immunology; Reproductive Sciences; or Cellular and/or Molecular Biology. Prior Reproductive Immunology and/or Reproductive Biology experience is preferred but not essential. Applicants should have skills that include, but are not limited to cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, and RT-qPCR. 

Candidates should be enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. Applicants must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team environment. Successful applicants will have a strong track record of research productivity, presentations, and publications.

Applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) contact information for three references; and 3) a description of their research background and interests and career goals to Dr Vikki M Abrahams, PhD (vikki.abrahams@yale.edu).

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in the Hu lab, Yale University School of Medicine
Posting Date: 3/15/2024

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in the Hu lab, Yale University School of Medicine

Overview

Dr. Wei Hu’s laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join their interdisciplinary team. The Hu Lab is jointly affiliated with the Department of Immunobiology and the Institute of Biomolecular Design and Discovery (IBDD), working at the interface between immunology and chemical biology. The lab utilizes cutting-edge genetic, biochemical, and chemical tools to explore the biology of regulatory T (Treg) cells across various physiological and pathological contexts, including autoimmunity, cancer, and maternal-fetal immunity. The overarching goal is to unravel the context-specific functions of Treg cells at the cellular and molecular levels and develop strategies to manipulate Treg cells for disease intervention. For detailed information, please visit our lab website: www.weihulab.org.

We welcome scientists from diverse backgrounds to join our growing team. The unique dual affiliation with the Department of Immunobiology and IBDD provides an exceptional opportunity for interaction with two vibrant scientific communities at Yale, enabling you to expand your scientific knowledge and vision. You will benefit from regular interaction and prompt feedback from the principal investigator, as well as the flexibility to explore different research directions based on your expertise and interests. Our commitment to the professional growth of team members includes encouraging applications for fellowships and awards, participation in courses and conferences, and engagement in networking and career development activities.

Responsibilities

In collaboration with the principal investigator and aligned with the lab’s overarching theme, the postdoctoral researcher will:

  1. Conduct specific research assignments and develop new projects based on personal interests. This involves conceiving projects, designing research strategies, conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, presenting progress in lab meetings and departmental seminars, and preparing manuscripts for publication.
  2. Provide technical and scientific expertise to assist and advise other lab members.
  3. Assist the PI in laboratory management and contribute to the development of funding proposals.

Requirements

  1. Hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, or a related field at the time of hiring. A strong background in reproductive biology, functional genomics, chemical biology, or mouse genetics is highly desirable.
  2. Demonstrate a passion for scientific discovery, possess the ability to work independently, and be willing to collaborate with team members.

Salary and Benefits

The salary aligns with the compensation guidelines for postdoctoral researchers at Yale University. The University provides health plans, paid leave, parenting leave, and additional benefits. For more details, please refer to the following links:

Compensation: https://postdocs.yale.edu/policies/compensation

Benefits: https://postdocs.yale.edu/applicants/yale-benefit-summary

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 2-3 references to wei.hu.wh447@yale.edu. The review of applications will commence immediately, with interviews scheduled for highly rated candidates. The hiring process will continue until the positions are filled.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Posting Date: 3/15/2024

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

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

We are seeking a highly motivated, full-time Postdoctoral Associate to join the interdisciplinary research team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to support an implementation study of RULER (https://rulerapproach.org) in early childhood settings funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. This study is a collaboration among researchers across several institutions. The Postdoctoral Associate’s primary responsibility will be to lead data and dissemination efforts. Results will directly inform and impact RULER, early childhood education, implementation science, and social and emotional learning.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Collaborate with project partners.
  2. Oversee, conduct, and assist with quantitative analyses, including data management, cleaning, and reporting.
  3. Interpret and communicate results effectively in various formats.
  4. Prepare and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and present research findings at conferences in areas relevant to the study, possibly in collaboration with other YCEI members.
  5. Collaborate efficiently and effectively with other researchers.

The Project Director, Dr. Craig Bailey, will oversee day-to-day work assignments and serve as the primary supervisor. The Postdoctoral Associate will have flexibility to develop their specific research focus within the context of the project team’s expertise and the needs of the larger project. The Postdoctoral Associate will benefit from mentorship on academic advancement and participate in multiple professional development trainings and opportunities (e.g., developing public speaking skills, attending YCSC postdoc seminar series, presenting research from the project at conferences).

The Postgraduate Associate position is a full-time appointment for one year, with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon performance and availability of funding. Information on benefits for postdoctoral appointments can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/applicants/yale-benefit-summary. This is not a remote opportunity. This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT. In accordance with the university’s postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have or demonstrate the following:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field or discipline such as psychology, sociology, education, and data science
  • Specialization or research experience in the study of implementation science, emotional intelligence or emotions, and/or relevant area
  • Competence in quantitative research methods
  • Strong analytical skills and use of statistical packages and analyses (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work with large and complex datasets
  • Strong track record of publications and research outputs commensurate with career stage
  • Excellent writing skills demonstrated in academic publications
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills, including effective time management
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively (e.g., through writing, presentations) with different audiences (research community, general public)

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should email Whitney Sanders at yceiresearch@yale.edu with the subject line “Postdoc Applicant: [YOUR NAME]”. Please include the following application materials.

  • (1) Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • (2) Cover letter describing your research background, key research accomplishments, interests, career goals, and motivation for the position (2 pages maximum)
  • (3) An example publication or dataset that demonstrates your skills
  • (4) Contact information for 3 references

Priority will be given to candidates who apply by April 19th, 2024, at 5:00PM. Applications will continue to be accepted but those received after April 19th will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

For questions about the position, email Craig Bailey (craig.bailey@yale.edu).

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D., or equivalent degree from a program in relevant field or discipline. When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

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 healthier, and more innovative, productive, and compassionate society. We conduct research and design educational approaches that support people of all ages in developing emotional intelligence and the skills to thrive and contribute to society. Schools are 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 collaboration, 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. Since 2005, more than 5,000 schools across 27 countries have implemented RULER, affecting the lives of over 4 million students. Accordingly, we integrate emotional intelligence skill building, the basis of RULER, into their everyday practices and into classroom curricula across grade levels. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is a self-supporting unit within the Child Study Center. The Child Study Center serves as the Department of Child Psychiatry for the Yale School of Medicine. The Child Study Center, and more broadly, the Yale School of Medicine is a vibrant and exciting training environment for young researchers with extensive opportunities for networking and career development: https://postdocs.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.

At our Center, we specialize in providing training and conducting research tailored to prek-12 schools and districts, with a focus on supporting the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) skills within educational settings.  

OPTIONAL: Add if you’d like:  

-An example of academic writing

-A peer-reviewed, published article; and

- Short (ca. 2,000 words long) proposal about a research project you would like to develop at the YCEI, indicating the problem to be addressed, the working hypothesis about the solution, and the methodology that may be used.

Postdoctoral Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: 03/14/2024

Postdoctoral Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)

Investigator: Clara Abraham, MD

Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

Yale University, New Haven, CT

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available for research on mucosal immunity, intestinal immune homeostasis/intestinal inflammation, and innate immunity. 

The laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating innate immune responses, host pathogen interactions, and immunological pathways regulating mucosal immunity and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The current position will involve examination of molecular, cellular and biochemical mechanisms regulating innate cells and pattern recognition pathways, in particular in the context of genes implicated in IBD.  The ability to incorporate computation approaches to biological questions is also beneficial.  Studies incorporate approaches in both primary human immune cells and in vivo mouse intestinal model systems. 

Education and experience:  Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree with a strong background in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.  Experience in examination of intestinal tissues, multiparameter flow cytometry, and bioinformatics/computational biology is desired. 

Please send curriculum vitae, three names of reference and a one-page summary of research background and interests to Clara Abraham, M.D. (Clara.Abraham@yale.edu)

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Posting Date: 3/14/2024

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Immunology (Laboratory of Dr Vikki Abrahams) in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

The laboratory of  Dr Vikki Abrahams, PhD in the Department Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine is looking to recruit a motivated Postdoctoral scientist.

The Abrahams Lab focuses on understanding the role of innate immune Toll-like receptor, Nod-like receptor, and inflammasome family members in placental, fetal membrane, and maternal-fetal immune responses to infectious and non-infectious stimuli, and their role in regulating pregnancy outcome, including those complicated by infections and by autoimmune diseases. The lab uses basic and translational approaches; primarily in human models systems and samples, but also using mouse models. The current position will involve studying the mechanisms by which non-infectious antiphospholipid antibodies, that are associated with lupus, induce placental trophoblast inflammation and impact their communication with the maternal vasculature. This position is for 2 years initially with the possibility of extension and is anticipated to start the fall of 2024.  

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field such as Immunology; Reproductive Sciences; or Cellular and/or Molecular Biology. Prior Reproductive Immunology and/or Reproductive Biology experience is preferred but not essential. Applicants should have skills that include, but are not limited to cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, and RT-qPCR. 

Candidates should be enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working and reliable, with excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. Applicants must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team environment. Successful applicants will have a strong track record of research productivity, presentations, and publications.

Applicants should email: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) contact information for three references; and 3) a description of their research background and interests and career goals to Dr Vikki M Abrahams, PhD (vikki.abrahams@yale.edu).

Postdoctoral Associate Position - The Yale Department of Linguistics
Posting Date: 03/08/2024

Title of the Position: Postdoctoral Associate

Department and School: Department of Linguistics, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Anticipated Appointment Dates: August 15, 2024, to August 14, 2025 (with the possibility for a one-year renewal); the exact dates are flexible.

Email/website: https://rtmccoy.com/prospective_postdocs/

Introduction of Department: The Yale Department of Linguistics is home to a broad range of scholars who study language in its many facets: What rules or constraints define the structure of language? How do people learn and process language? How do languages change over time? How can we develop technology that can process language effectively? By studying such topics, we can use language as a window into the human mind and human society.

Overview of the Position: The Yale Department of Linguistics seeks candidates for a

Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Linguistics, who would work under the guidance of

Professor Tom McCoy. Applicants should have a background in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, or another discipline related to computational linguistics. The applicant’s research agenda should relate to the use of computational methods to understand human cognition and/or the use of insights from linguistics and cognitive science to advance artificial intelligence; applicants who are purely interested in artificial intelligence, without a connection to linguistics, would not be a strong fit for this position. Potential research directions include developing computational models of language learning (e.g., neural networks or Bayesian models) or analyzing the linguistic representations of large language models; see https://rtmccoy.com/research/ for more discussion of potential research topics.

Education: The postdoctoral associate will be encouraged to attend seminars within the Linguistics Department that cover topics relevant to their research interests and professional goals. During regular meetings with the faculty mentor, the postdoc will also discuss current research in computational linguistics in order to further their education about the state of the field.

Training: At the start of employment, the postdoc and the faculty mentor will meet to discuss the postdoc’s career goals so that they can develop a plan for how their time at Yale can best advance those goals. Depending on the nature of those goals, types of training that the postdoc might receive include training from the faculty mentor in relevant computational techniques, opportunities to mentor student research (with guidance from the faculty mentor), and attendance at workshops about career planning.

Mentoring: The postdoctoral associate will attend weekly meetings with the faculty advisor to discuss research projects. They will also be encouraged to attend weekly lab meetings for the research groups that relate to their interests, such as the Computational Linguistics at Yale (CLAY) research group, and they will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of Yale’s computational linguistics community.

Location: The postdoctoral position will be held in-person on the Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut, at the Department of Linguistics in Dow Hall.

Timeline: This postdoctoral position is a one-year appointment with the possibility for a one-year renewal, up to a maximum total of three years. The start date is flexible but is expected to be approximately August 15, 2024.

Qualifications: The applicant must have received a PhD before their start date. They are also expected to have a background in the application of computational methods within linguistics or cognitive science. Applicants will be judged based on their prior achievements and their fit with the faculty mentor’s research interests.

Process to apply: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received on or before April 4, 2024.. Applicants should supply three things: (i) An up-to-date CV; (ii) exactly two writing samples (e.g., two papers that you have written); and (iii) a one-to-two paragraph summary of the applicant’s research interests. The research summary can be informal (e.g., it could just be a bulleted list) - the goal is simply to provide a sense of what topics or questions the applicant might want to work on during a postdoc. Please send these materials via email to tom.mccoy@yale.edu; the subject line of the email should contain the phrase “Postdoc application” and your name (e.g., “Postdoc application: Alex Smith”).

Selected applicants may be asked to also provide two letters of recommendation, but these should not be submitted with the initial application.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pediatric Health Services and Implementation Research
Posting Date: 3/8/24

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pediatric Health Services and Implementation Research

We are recruiting full-time postdoctoral candidates to join our NIH-funded research team focused on preventing chronic disease, reducing health inequities, and improving the healthcare delivery for children affected by obesity.

Primary responsibilities will be focused on supporting the summative evaluation of two NIH R01-funded multi-site clinical trials using mixed methods including analyses of quantitative (survey and EHR data) and qualitative data and assisting with related dissemination (manuscripts and conference presentation), with opportunities to propose and develop ancillary studies of interest to the candidate.

Training, Mentorship, and Career Development

This position offers the post-doctoral associate the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in pragmatic clinical trial evaluation, applied implementation science methodologies, mixed methods research, and collaboration with multi-disciplinary, multi-site teams.

The post-doctoral associate will work with Principal Investigator Mona Sharifi, MD, MPH and her team of co-investigators and collaborators with expertise in implementation science, health services research, clinical informatics, biostatistics, childhood obesity, primary care research, and stigma and bias in care.

The position offers a supportive environment for professional growth, including mentorship, opportunities to participate in national conferences, and guidance in grant writing. Additionally, the position will include opportunities to actively engage with the broader Yale community, attending seminars and events as appropriate.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a social sciences or health sciences field, completed before postdoctoral start date (flexible, but ideally early summer 2024)
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methodologies and protocols
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative data analysis methodologies and fluency with at least one statistical analysis language (e.g., SAS or R)
  • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in teams
  • Preferred: Knowledge of health services research as well as dissemination and implementation science. Spanish proficiency. Experience working with large datasets. Prior coursework in longitudinal data methods, clinical trials and causal inference are preferred.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Emily Finn (e.finn@yale.edu):

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A first-authored writing sample
  • 3 names of references

This position is a one-year, full-time appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding and is eligible to start immediately.

Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Emily Finn (e.finn@yale.edu):

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Immunity and Lung Diseases at Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 3/8/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position in immunity and lung diseases at Yale School of Medicine 

Starting Date: August 2024 (2 years position- renewable) 

Are you passionate about unraveling how immune cells impact chronic lung diseases? Do you possess a deep understanding of immunology and biochemistry? If so, we want you to be a part of our team!

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our lab as a Postdoctoral Associate. At the forefront of our research lies the investigation into how immune dysfunctions, particularly within monocytes/macrophages, contribute to chronic lung inflammatory diseases, with a special focus on cystic fibrosis (CF).

Under the guidance of Dr. Emanuela Bruscia in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, you will delve into research aimed at understanding and combatting CF and related disorders.

Why Join Us?

  • Work alongside experts in a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Access cutting-edge facilities and resources at the heart of the Yale School of Medicine campus.
  • Be part of a vibrant research community.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in immunobiology, biochemistry, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in flow cytometry and strong biochemistry background.
  • Hands-on experience with mouse models and basic molecular techniques.
  • Familiarity with immunofluorescence staining of tissue and fluorescence microscopy.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining your scientific background and career aspirations, and contact information for two references to Dr. Emanuela Bruscia at Emanuela.bruscia@yale.edu 

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

Postdoctoral Position in Lipid Biology and Mass Spectrometry in the Zhao Lab
Posting Date: 03/8/2024

Postdoctoral position in lipid biology and mass spectrometry in the Zhao Lab at Yale University

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Xiaoai Zhao in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Yale University. Zhao lab’s main focus is on the funtional investigation of complex lipids in the context of aging and diseases. Questions that the Zhao lab are interested in include: how do membrane lipids affect cellular function and organismal health during aging and age-related pathologies, what are the organelle-specific lipid contribution in biological processes, and what is the role of complex lipid species in systems metabolism. We use a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in cell and animal models to address these questions. For more information, please visit www.zhaolabyale.com. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI at xiaoai.zhao@yale.edu.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to develop and apply innovative untargeted lipidomic studies using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LS-MS/MS) approaches on a latest Orbitrap MS platform from Thermo. The successful candidate will have completed or will soon complete their Ph.D. degree and should have extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting high-resolution MS instruments, particularly orbitrap mass spectrometers. However, substantial prior experiences with other mass spectrometers will also be considered. Hands-on experience in sample preparation and data analysis is preferred. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong track record of publications, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment with a commitment to excellence.

Opportunities and Benefits:

The candidate will lead research project on the new frontier of functional lipid research in the context of aging and systems metabolism. The Zhao lab is also part of a diverse and vibrant scientific community in the Department of Comparative Medicine and Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism. This position offers unique opportunity to interact with and learn from labs with broad expertise in metabolism, aging and immunology research. The candidate will also play a pivotal role in the development and shaping of the new Zhao Lab with opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Postdoc compensation and benefits will be according to Yale policies. More information about salaries and other resources can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

Postdoctoral Associate in Pharmacoepidemiology – Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 3/4/2024

Join the VACS team!

The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) team is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in Pharmacoepidemiology who will be responsible for conducting NIH- and FDA-funded mentored research, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on deriving real-world evidence on the safety of prescription stimulants among patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and effectiveness of repurposed medications to treat alcohol use disorder in people with and without HIV. More details on the aims and objectives of these grants found below.

The Postdoctoral Associate will join a multi-site, multidisciplinary research team, and be mentored primarily by Dr Christopher Rentsch, PhD, with the opportunity to collaborate with the wider VACS team and external partners through its infrastructure of Cores and Workgroups to acquire experience and knowledge outside of their primarily responsibilities.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be encouraged to articulate research questions of clinical, population health, and mechanistic importance, design research projects, develop detailed analytic plans, perform analyses, interpret results, effectively communicate results orally and in writing, lead and submit results for peer-reviewed publication, and disseminate findings at national and international conferences. 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and collaborative, have strong epidemiological skills with some experience using complex, large-scale data (e.g., electronic health records) and a passion for deriving high-quality real-world evidence on medication safety/effectiveness, ideally in the field of addiction.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and assist in designing, conducting, and interpreting epidemiological and pharmacoepidemiological research
  • Extract and clean very large sources of electronic health records and other routinely-collected data
  • Lead and assist with the preparation of abstracts and presentations at national and international scientific meetings and manuscripts for publication, including as lead author 
  • Manage elements of larger grants, ensuring compliance with good practice in relation to the conduct of research, and institutional ethics policies
  • Undertake high quality research and scholarship, including contributing to drafting major grant proposals and/or leading on drafting smaller grant proposals
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisors, including, but not limited to, travel and attendance of and participation in training and data access activities required for this role

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience of performing epidemiological or statistical analyses
  • Experience extracting and/or analyzing large-scale health datasets, including those derived from electronic health records or other routinely-collected data
  • Previous contributions to written output, preferably peer-reviewed
  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet research deadlines
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management
  • Proficiency in SAS, SQL, or other programming languages

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 1-2 years prior post-doctoral experience are preferred but not required
  • Some experience of contributing to research grant applications
  • Some experience using propensity score approaches, including propensity score matching and/or inverse probability of treatment weighting
  • Some knowledge of addiction treatment
  • A strong interest and willingness to learn these preferred skills will be reviewed favorably 

This position is jointly funded by NIH and FDA grants and available for a full time (100% FTE) one-year appointment with the possibility of extension upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. Candidates interested in this opportunity are invited to email Dr Christopher Rentsch (christopher.rentsch@yale.edu) with questions, or to apply, with a single PDF including:

  1. Cover letter of up to 2 pages detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals
  2. Names and contact information of 2-3 academic references
  3. CV

About the projects

FDA funding

The overall aim of this grant is to elucidate current patterns of prescription stimulant receipt and improve our understanding of potential harms associated with these medications. To achieve this aim, these analyses will: 1) characterize patterns of and identify factors associated with receipt of prescription stimulant medication; 2) develop and validate the accuracy of algorithms used to identify patients with ADHD, a key indication of prescription stimulant use, in electronic health record data, and stimulant use disorder codes; and 3) among patients with ADHD, to examine the association between receipt of prescription stimulants and incident addiction, cardiovascular-related health outcomes, and neuropsychiatric outcomes.

NIH funding

The overall aim of this grant is to investigate potential repurposing of medications for alcohol use disorders to provide health benefits in people living with HIV. These analyses will assess whether each medication under investigation is associated with: 1) improvements in direct HIV-related biomarkers, i.e. decrease in HIV RNA levels and/or increase in CD4 count, 2) improved retention on ART, 3) improvement in liver function as measured by clinically relevant biomarkers of liver damage and function; 4) improvement in physical health and physiological frailty; and 5) reduction in pain level.

About VACS

The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) is a well-established, international, collaborative network of epidemiological, statistical, and clinical experts, with an exceptional track record of productivity and development of early career researchers, many of whom have transitioned to independent NIH and VA funding. The team are excited to offer this opportunity to develop and apply advanced epidemiologic and statistical methods on large, complex, national cohorts derived from electronic health records (EHR) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Over the past 25 years, the VACS team have curated and maintained several well-characterized cohorts based on VA data made possible by the national

VA Corporate Data Warehouse. The Warehouse provides access to all VA EHR data, including hospital and outpatient diagnoses (recorded using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision [ICD-9] and Tenth Revision [ICD-10] codes), pharmacy data (i.e., dispensed outpatient and inpatient prescriptions), and laboratory results as well as clinical notes, vital signs (including weight and height), and health factors data (level of alcohol use collected via the AUDIT-C and smoking).

Yale University is an affirmative Acton/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected Veterans and member of minority groups. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Position in the Dr. Arya Mani Lab at the Cardiovascular Research Center
Posting Date: 02/19/2024

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Arya Mani at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Yale University. The exciting project involves the investigation of epigenetic regulations by PRDM6 in vascular smooth muscle cells and a model of aortic aneurysm. Candidates should have a foundational understanding of molecular cloning, expression analysis in vivo and mammalian cell cultures, comprehensive ChIP-sequencing, and knowledge of histone modifications such as acetylation and methylation. Knowledge of CRISPR-Cas gene editing is a plus.

This position offers close mentorship, expecting the postdoctoral researcher to independently conduct experiments, analyze data, and actively participate in resolving experimental challenges. Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment are essential for success in this role. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s research experience.

Interested applicants should compile a single PDF document that includes a concise cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research experience and publications, and the contact details of three references. Please send your application to arya.mani@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Cancer Biology and Epigenetics Bakhoum Laboratory – Departments of Ophthalmology & Pathology and Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: 02/19/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Cancer Biology and Epigenetics

Bakhoum Laboratory – Departments of Ophthalmology & Pathology and Yale Cancer Center.

Overview

We are seeking highly motivated and creative postdoctoral candidates to join our team. Our NIH-funded research is focused on understanding the role of epigenetic dysregulation in melanoma progression and metastasis, with an emphasis on identifying therapeutic targets.

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates who are motivated, creative, and capable of independent research as well as collaborative teamwork. A strong background in cell culture techniques and/or mouse modeling is preferred. Computational skills are preferred but not required.

Lab Culture and Environment

Our lab values interdisciplinary collaboration and the clinical application of research findings. Postdoctoral fellows will have opportunities to work with a diverse team, including medical and graduate students, fostering an environment that encourages independence and the development of innovative ideas. We use a range of techniques including next-generation sequencing, single-cell genomics, high-resolution imaging, and mouse modeling. Our research is supported by both federal and private foundation grants. Candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Career Development

The position offers a supportive environment for professional growth, including mentorship, opportunities to participate in international conferences, and guidance in grant writing.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following to mbakhoumlab@gmail.com with the subject line “Postdoctoral Position Application”:

  • A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, research experience, and career goals.
  • Your current CV.
  • Contact information for three references.

For more information please visit www.bakhoumlab.org

Postdoctoral position at The Forest School at the Yale School of Environment
Posting Date: 2/14/2024

Postdoctoral position at The Forest School at the Yale School of Environment, Yale University

The Yale Forests invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher specializing in forest ecology, agroforestry, and/or silviculture as part of a USDA-funded project focusing on promoting climate-smart and sustainable agriculture in New England through regionally adapted agroforestry systems (Project “ADAPT”). We seek a highly motivated individual to establish forest and agroforestry experimental studies at the Yale Forests and surroundings to test and to transition agricultural systems into agroforestry in the Northeast. We intend to develop and test three agroforestry systems that includee silvopasture, polycultures (i.e. mulitstrata pererennial systems and/or food forests), and forest farming. We seek to do this in a way that optimizes climate and socio-ecological benefits, while also considering potential tradeoffs by incorporating perspectives from diverse stakeholder and rightsholders groups and integrating socio-ecological data collected across New England in agroforestry transition sites hosted at Yale and partner institutions (UNH and Dartmouth), and practitioner locations. The position is funded for 3 years with an expected start date of July 2024.

The postdoctoral researcher will be primarily advised and hosted in the Ashton silviculture Lab and the Orefice agroforestry program Maple | Yale Forests but also be part of the Yale School of the Environment  (YSE) The Forest School | Yale School of the Environment. Much of the work will be based at the Yale Forests in northeastern CT Welcome | Yale Forests. Applicants who self-identify as individuals from groups historically excluded from ecology and/or persons excluded because of their ethnicity or race (PEERs) are particularly encouraged to apply. The Yale is committed to antiracism, equity, and inclusion, and resolves to create programs, measures, and systems of accountability that ensure trainee success. This is a full-time, non-remote, in-residence position. Yale is an equal opportunity employer.

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a larger USDA-funded ADAPT project, which integrates research, education, and extension to (i) develop and test three agroforestry systems, (ii) promote agroforestry training and outreach programs for landowners, professionals, and other interested communities through university extension, and (iii) build knowledge and skills around agroforestry as a climate smart solution for expanding food production through diverse educational opportunities. Project collaborators include researchers and extension staff from three universities (University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth, and Yale), partners from numerous institutions and organizations engaged in agroforestry-related activities (e.g., USDA National Agroforestry Center, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station & Climate Hub, The Nature Conservancy, Whole Systems Design Collective, MidCoast Permaculture Design, ReTreeUS, Interlace Commons, Food Solutions New England) and individual collaborators throughout the region. Project results will contribute to developing climate-smart agriculture and forestry in New England through (i) mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) fostering market opportunities, and (ii) enhancing climate adaptation and resilience.

The postdoctoral associate will participate as part of a large interdisciplinary team of scientists and graduate students and will have substantial flexibility to develop their specific research focus within the context of the project team’s expertise and the needs of the larger project.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in silviculture, applied ecology, agroecology, agroforestry or a closely related field at the time of starting the position.
  • Strong track record of relevant publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and use of statistical packages and analyses.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, organizational affiliations, and levels of expertise and knowledge.
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision, including strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a large, inter-disciplinary team.
  • Ability and desire to travel to partner sites and participate/lead community building activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of mentorship and experience broadening participation for historically excluded.
  • Strong field experience

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Set up and monitor a suit of agroforestry experiments within systems converting open field to agroforestry, and a suit of agroforestry experiments within systems that convert forests to agroforestry.
  • Work with masters students employed over the summer months on setting up and monitoring the experiments
  • Collect and analyze data in the agroforestry experiments.
  • Participate in ADAPT cohort activities, including interactions with postdocs, graduate students, undergraduates, and PIs, farmers, and other project team across all partner institutions
  • Give guest lectures in agroecology/agroforestry courses as appropriate
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed journal articles and present data at conferences.
  • Mentor graduate masters students in scientific methods and career development.
  • Contribute to the cultivation of an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist lab group.

For questions about the position, email Mark S. Ashton (mark.ashton@yale.edu) or Joseph Orefice (joseph.orefice@yale.edu) with “ADAPT agroforestry agroforestry postdoc” in the subject line.

(Target start date: June 1st, 2024; some flexibility is possible.)

To apply, please submit the following by April 1st, 2024: 1) A cover letter, CV, and contact information for three reference letters. Letters will be requested for finalists only.

Applications received by April 1st, 2024, will receive full consideration, and reviewed thereafter until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Position - The Division of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology (Dr. Jennifer A Kim, MD-PhD)
Posting Date: 02/07/2024

Postdoc Position- Dr. Jennifer A Kim, MD-PhD

The Division of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology at Yale University is inviting applications for a two-to-three-year postdoctoral position with experience in physiologic signal processing (e.g., EEG) and statistical/machine learning methods. The applicant would be joining the lab of Dr. Jennifer A. Kim MD-PhD, which focuses on predicting complications and poor outcomes after acute brain injuries, such as trauma, stroke or brain hemorrhage, using data from multiple diagnostic modalities.

The main goal of the research will be to perform time-series or image processing and apply statistical and machine learning methods for prediction of complications and poor outcomes after acute brain injury. The position will require both the processing of already collected datasets as well as assistance with the ongoing effort of establishing a larger data set of recordings, which may include some practical implementation, execution, storage, and transfer of new data.

Applicant must have a background in signal processing and experience in statistical modeling or machine learning methods. Programming experience in Python, Matlab, and/or R is a prerequisite. Experience with EEG or other brain physiology recordings is an advantage but not required. A candidate with a strong statistical background is desired; experience with machine learning methods including random forest and deep learning methods is an advantage, but not required.

Good oral and written English communication skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, is a prerequisite. Candidates must be self-motivated. Responsibilities will include design, implementation and dissemination of research including data processing, modeling, and drafting manuscripts.

This appointment as a postdoctoral researcher requires academic qualifications at the PhD or MD level, preferably in Neuroscience, Bio/Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related areas. Interest applicants should send their CV to Sara Jasak at sara.jasak@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Garg Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine)
Posting Date: 02/05/2024

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

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) 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 (salil.garg@yale.edu) 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.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - The Jiang laboratory in the Genetics and Neuroscience
Posting Date: 2/5/2024

Position:  Postdoctoral Associate

Department:  Genetics

Hiring Faculty:  Dr. Yong-Hui Jiang

The Jiang laboratory in the Genetics and Neuroscience is seeking highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position. Interests in the laboratory focus on developing new treatments for neurogenetic and neurodevelopmental disorders using CRISPR somatic genome editing approach. In collaborating with Dr. Jiangbing Zhou, Professor of Biochemical Engineering, we have developed a new delivery platform for genome editing mediated by Cas9 and dCas9 in brains and other organs. The new delivery platform, termed Stimuli-responsive Traceless Engineering Platform (STEP) is a non-viral and non-nanoparticle based platform that is capable to penetrate to brain very efficiently.  We have recently received a large NIH grant as a part of Phase 2 of NIH Somatic Genome Editing Consortium. The candidate is expected to develop and test a CRISPR/Cas9 editing based treatment for neurogenetic diseases of interests in mouse model as well as in patient derived IPSC and brain organoids.  

Applicants should be highly motivated with experience in molecular biology, neurological techniques, and mouse study. Of particular interest are candidates with research experience neurogenetic disease mouse models.  The candidate must have a recent PhD or MD/PhD degree in a relevant field with a proven track record of scientific productivity including at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. The candidate will be expected to work independently in the design and execution of experiments with guidance from the principal investigator. As projects in the laboratory are often highly collaborative, the candidate should be able to work effectively and enthusiastically in a team environment.

Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and names / contact information for three references to: yong-hui.jiang@yale.edu. Anticipated start date is immediately.

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.

Postdoctoral Associate position Yale School of Medicine, Clinical Cytogenetics, Department of Genetics
Posting Date: 01/22/2024

Postdoctoral Associate position Yale School of Medicine, Clinical Cytogenetics, Department of Genetics

Faculty Member:  Peining Li

The Clinical Cytogenetics Lab in the Department of Genetics at Yale School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral candidate interested in validating and utilizing genomic technologies for clinical diagnosis.

Our lab provides conventional cytogenetic analyses and chromosome microarray assay for detecting chromosomal abnormalities and pathogenic copy number variants in both clinical and research settings ( https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/cytogenetics/ ).

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to (1) develop and validate novel genomic testing for detecting recurrent structural rearrangements in various types of cancers; (2) perform independent research on specific case cohort, and (3) participate in collaborative research.

Candidates with experience in molecular and cytogenetics techniques, microarray analysis, next-generation sequencing (especially long read genome sequencing), and bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Candidates would have a background in genetics or molecular biology. PhD and excellent communication and writing skills are required.  Salary is on the standard of school and department guidelines.

Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter and three references to peining.li@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - Project director of the Environmental Performance Index
Posting Date: 01/22/2024

Summary

  • Position: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Duties: Project director of the Environmental Performance Index (epi.yale.edu)
  • Academic unit: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (envirocenter.yale.edu)
  • Location: New Haven, CT, USA
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Quantitative Social Science, Statistics or Data Science, or a similar discipline
  • Term: Summer 2024 – Summer 2026
  • Application: Cover letter and CV
  • Deadline: Review of applications begins February 1, 2024 and continues until filled.

Position

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (envirocenter.yale.edu) seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to serve as the project director for the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (epi.yale.edu). The position will span the Summer of 2024 to the Summer of 2026, culminating in the launch of the 2026 EPI report.

The EPI has been a flagship project of the Center for over twenty years, tracking trends in sustainability and highlighting global leaders in environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Policymakers, researchers, media outlets, and non-governmental organizations rely on the EPI’s data-driven insights to identify environmental priorities and implement more effective sustainability policies.

The Postdoctoral Associate will supervise all aspects of the 2026 EPI analyses and report by: (1) mobilizing a team of data partners, researchers, and sustainability experts; (2) engaging with environmental and health ministries in governments around the world; (3) supervising multiple environmental research streams and data analyses; and (4) overseeing the production of a high-quality report. In addition to the Postdoctoral Associates primary responsibilities as EPI director, we also seek an individual who can engage with the Center’s broader environmental policy agenda.

Essential Duties

  • Oversee all elements of the production of the 2026 EPI report, including developing innovative environmental indicators, reviewing data sources, performing statistical analyses, and communicating findings in high-quality publications.
  • Work closely with the EPI Team, including Yale faculty, student research assistants, and our partners at Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network.
  • Contact and consult data partners at other institutions, including academic research centers, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Ensure methodological rigor and scientific accuracy of the EPI through surveying the latest advances in environmental data, refining existing approaches, introducing new metrics, and engaging with sustainability thought leaders in academic and policy institutions.
  • Curate and expand a code library in support of the EPI’s environmental data analyses.
  • Coördinate day-to-day operations and administration of the EPI, including hiring and supervising student research assistants, developing and tracking budgets, and managing contracts with data partners.
  • Lead the writing of the 2026 EPI report, website, policymakers’ summary, and technical appendix.
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for disseminating the results of the 2026 EPI, including event planning for the release, engagement with news outlets and social media, and other opportunities for presenting the project to diverse audiences.
  • Answer inquiries from international media, government officials, academic researchers, and members of civil society.
  • Work with Professor Dan Esty, other Yale faculty, and research partners to publish scientific findings and policy insights in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Otherwise support the work of the Center, including contributing to fundraising efforts and writing reports and other materials for donors.

Education & Experience

  • A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or Quantitative Social Science. Possible fields include Climate Science, Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Sustainability, Public Health, Statistics, Data Science, Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy.
  • Experience with statistical analyses and comfort with data analysis.
  • Experience in coding (ideally using R, but also Python, Matlab, or a similar data-oriented language).
  • Broad knowledge of environmental science and policy, especially in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, and international sustainable development.

Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent research, writing, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research and collaborations;
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience;
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and manage multiple pressing responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Schedule & Compensation

This is a full-time position for two years to run Summer 2024 – Summer 2026. The start date is flexible, but we cannot offer a deferral. The position requires working during normal business hours throughout the calendar year with occasional travel. Salary is competitive and includes a benefits package through Yale University.

Application Guidelines

  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please email a cover letter and CV as a single PDF to Meghan.Kircher@yale.edu and sebastian.block@yale.edu with the subject “EPI 2026 Post Doc Application”. If your email does not have that in the subject, your application may not get reviewed.
    • Letters may be addressed to Prof. Dan Esty, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
    • Cover letters should address qualifications for this position rather than summaries of research and publications.
  • If invited, candidates may be asked for additional materials, including writing samples and references.
Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pain & Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology
Posting Date: 1/19/2024

Postdoctoral Associate in Pain & Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology

The Pain and Addiction Interaction Neurosciences (PAIN) Lab, located within the Division of Addictions of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral associate to work on developing novel pain and addiction therapeutics, through translating advances in neuropsychopharmacological research. The ideal candidate should have recently completed a Ph.D. or M.D., with a background in psychiatry or psychology, and experience in behavioral data analysis, with proficiency in R or similar programs.

The postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to work on Phase 1/2 human laboratory studies aiming to understand the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of substances that have both analgesic and addictive potential (e.g., phytocannabinoids, NDMA antagonists, psychedelics). The postdoctoral associate will work on studies recruiting healthy persons and persons with substance use disorders. Potential experiences include contributing to ongoing data collection; working on data already collected within the lab; and applying data analysis skills to larger, nationwide datasets.

The postdoctoral associate will receive training in state-of-the-art behavioral pharmacology techniques (delivering psychoactive substances using various routes of administration and manipulating processes that are clinically relevant for pain and addiction treatment); computerized quantitative sensory testing (QST) of pain; and real-world clinical trial methods. These training opportunities are bolstered by the rich intellectual environment of the Yale Division of Addictions with adjacent PI’s Mehmet Sofuoglu (expertise in addiction psychopharmacology), Mohini Ranganathan (expertise in cannabinoid science) and R. Ross MacLean (expertise in ecological momentary assessment applied to the study of co-occurring pain and addiction).

Expectations of the postdoctoral associate include the processing and analysis of complex behavioral data, aiming towards publishing manuscripts and generating novel scientific directions. Additional opportunities include behavioral and psychophysical task design and pharmacokinetics modeling.

The ideal candidate should be self-driven, creative, ethical, and collaborative, and able to integrate feedback. Ultimately, there will be project flexibility based on the interests and motivation of the postdoctoral associate, and a lack of formal experience should not preclude the motivation to be trained. Experience in multidimensional assessment of pain, clinical neuroscience, or prior work with populations with pain and/or addiction are a plus. 

The starting date is negotiable. The duration of the position will be two years, with the opportunity to extend if agreed upon by the post-doctoral associate and the PI. 

If interested, please email a letter of interest, CV or resume, and the names of three references to: joao.deaquino@yale.edu and julia.meyerovich@yale.edu.  

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Posting Date: 01/19/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Location: Yale School of Public Health

Position Type: Full-time, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Length of position: Renewed annually for up to three years

Start Date: February 5, 2024

Salary Range: $65,000 - $68,000

The Society, Connectedness, and Health (SOCAH) Group at Yale School of Public Health is growing as an important leader in research and solutions to help people in organizations and communities socially connect in ways that increase health and prosperity in multiple areas of life. We are seeking a diligent, hungry, highly motivated, and qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our dynamic research team. This position is based on a newly funded project that focuses on advancing our understanding of the causal impact of neighborhood and individual social connectedness on mental health, as well as other health outcomes, among Black adults in the United States. The Postdoctoral Associate will use: 1) data from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Series, which includes longitudinal and cross-sectional data on over 500 Black adults who reside in Milwaukee, WI; and 2) census-tract spatial identifiers linked to each participant, which will be used as a proxy for neighborhoods. Methodological approaches that will be used in this study include longitudinal analyses, geo-spatial analysis, multilevel analyses, mediation analyses, and qualitative research design and analysis. The Postdoctoral Associate will be at Yale and will collaborate with researchers across several institutions (including Villanova, University of Maryland, Michigan State, The George Washington University). The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to lead several data management and statistical analyses, writing, and submitting manuscripts for publication. The Postdoctoral Associate will benefit from mentorship on academic advancement (e.g., on writing and winning a K01), have opportunities to write and submit NIH grants, and participate in multiple professional development trainings and opportunities (e.g., developing public speaking skills, attend writing retreats, presenting research from the project at national or international conferences). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is hired. The position may be hybrid (80%) in person at Yale in New Haven with flexibility in schedules including workdays.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee, conduct, and assist with systematic literature reviews of epidemiologic studies on social connectedness and health outcomes among Black people. In addition to conducting and publishing systematic or scoping reviews, the Postdoctoral Associate should develop a system to stay current and abreast of the latest developments in social connectedness and health research to integrate new knowledge into the projects and prepare for new projects.
  2. Conduct in-depth research on the effects of social connectedness and mental health outcomes using advanced longitudinal, multilevel, mediation, and spatial epidemiology methods. Prepare and analyze longitudinal datasets for analyses aimed at identifying trends, associations, and potential causal relationships, and identify mediating mechanisms between social connectedness and mental health outcomes.
  3. Identify other relevant datasets or collaborate with other researchers who have related datasets that allow for replication and expansion of our primary analyses.
  4. Organize and manage complex datasets from the Census bureau, and other independent sources that can be linked to the MIDUS datasets while ensuring data quality and integrity. Merge geographic and other spatial- datasets on social, built, and other environmental variables with individual-level data in the MIDUS. Implement data cleaning and preprocessing techniques as needed.
  5. Apply advanced statistical techniques to analyze longitudinal data, hierarchical data such as mixed-effects models, survival analysis, and geospatial analysis to obtain Census-tract level data and perform Bayesian spatial analyses, including Small Area Estimation (SAE) techniques to obtain estimates of the variables for each participant in the dataset.
  6. Interpret and communicate results effectively in various formats, including Op-Eds, and blog posts on the SOCAH website and/or social media pages.
  7. Assist with developing qualitative research protocols, which includes developing the interview guide, working with other team members to conduct interviews, code, and verify transcribed data, and assist with qualitative data analysis in NVivo or related software.
  8. Prepare manuscripts (as first author and second or middle author) for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present research findings at conferences and seminars.
  9. Collaborate efficiently and effectively with multidisciplinary teams of researchers, epidemiologists, leadership at community-based organizations, community residents, health geographers, biostatisticians, and public health experts. Examples of collaboration includes organizing communications (e.g., zoom, call, emails) with group members to complete manuscripts on time, to facilitate dissemination of results, obtaining and addressing feedback in a respectful way that centers inclusivity and equity.
  10. Provide mentorship and guidance to junior researchers, masters students, and doctoral students who work on the project. Collaboration may include overseeing manuscript writing where you are the lead or second author.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D or Dr.PH in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Geography, Sociomedical Sciences, Sociology, or a related field with experience working in research examining health disparities, social connectedness, social capital, and related constructs in association with mental health variables  
  • A strong background obtaining from multiple sources, wrangling, creating new variables from spatial estimation techniques, and merging geo-spatial data products is essential.
  • Experience with or interest in geospatial/spatial epidemiology analysis (Desired)
  • Demonstrated expertise in advanced epidemiological methods, including but not limited to longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, multilevel/mixed-effects modeling, and causal inference methods such as mediation analyses, merging nested data, obtaining, and building databases from multiple sources (e.g., Policy Map, American Fact Finder, ESRI Business Analyst)
  • Advanced proficiency in R (Required), STATA (Required), and Mplus (Desired) statistical software (as demonstrated by papers published where you used this software)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work with large and complex datasets.
  •  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate cross-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to the application of social sciences, epidemiology and community-engaged participatory methods.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, for presenting research findings and collaborating effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • A track record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals is a plus.

Application Process:

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/139067

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter (2-pages max) outlining your doctoral research, your interest in the lab, why you qualify for the position, what unique strengths you bring, and your plans after the position ends.
  2. Brief letter (up to 1 page) that describes your positionality in the world, your core values, and commitment health equity, and transforming the lives of marginalized peoples and communities.
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV) which shows a list of publications and prior experience.
  4. Reprints of two (2) peer reviewed publications you submitted as a first or 2nd author
  5. Names for two letters of reference, at least one from a previous faculty member that you have published with.

Information on benefits for postdoctoral positions can be found here.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Yusuf Ransome at yusuf.ransome@yale.edu.
Please put “Postdoctoral Associate” in the subject of the email. Note, there may be delays in email response.

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.

Postdoctoral position in Genetics and Pathogenesis of Liver Disease at the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD at Yale Liver Center.
Posting Date: 01/19/24

Postdoctoral position in Genetics and Pathogenesis of Liver Disease at the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD at Yale Liver Center.

The Vilarinho lab at Yale Liver Center is seeking highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are passionate about advancing the cellular and molecular understanding of liver function in health and disease.

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 as well as biochemistry we study how a mutant gene causes the liver phenotype. Thus, by uncovering new liver disease genes, we provide a diagnosis leading to new therapeutic options, and we gain new insight into liver biology. For more information, please see: https://www.vilarinholab.org.

Successful candidates should have backgrounds in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics or other related fields. Individuals with a track record of publications, training in liver biology, mouse models and/or bioinformatics and recent PhD graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. The Liver Center provides a stimulating training environment, as well as many collaborative opportunities. 

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a statement of why you are interested in the lab to silvia.vilarinho@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position in Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 01/17/2024

Funded by a new interdisciplinary team science program from the NIH, we seek postdoctoral applicants with a passion to understand how membrane composition directs membrane protein structure and function. The successful candidate will link their work with the seven primary laboratories in the team (Kathryn Ferguson, Joel Butterwick, Kallol Gupta, Daryl Klein, Yansheng Liu, Wei Mi and Joseph Schlessinger), based in one – or a subset of – these groups. The overarching goal is to develop and apply innovative approaches to study structure and function of integral membrane proteins (IMPs) in their native environments. A key expertise that we seek to bring to our team is the use CRISPR approaches to facilitate quantitative analysis of the native environment (lipid & proteins) of select endogenously expressed IMPs.

The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to gain or expand expertise in top-down and bottom-up mass spectrometry (MS), studies of protein dynamics, multi-omic analysis, optical imaging, biochemistry, and cell signaling. The team science environment will provide strong mentoring and support to pursue independent directions.

The successful candidate will have completed or will soon complete their PhD degree and possess a strong motivation to perform interdisciplinary team science in the field of membrane proteins.

Postdoc compensation and benefits will be according to Yale policies. More information about salaries and other resources can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

If interested, please send CV, a cover letter detailing past and future research interests, and names of 2-3 references to kathryn.ferguson@yale.edu.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and members of minority groups.

Postdoctoral associate, Whitney Humanities Center at Yale
Posting Date: 01/08/2024

Postdoctoral associate, Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for 2024–25. The fellowship is offered to complement and contribute to the Spring 2025 Franke Seminar in the Humanities: Architectures of Illness. The Center invites applications from scholars in the medical and health humanities working in areas that may include design and biopolitics, the rise of the clinic and clinical spaces, technologies in medicine, the concept of care, architectural forms and healing. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in film and/or literature. The fellow will contribute to the Franke Lectures in the Humanities and will have some teaching responsibilities with the Franke Seminar in the Humanities (Spring 2025). This non-renewable fellowship is for ten months (August 1, 2024–May 31, 2025) and carries a stipend of $70,000 and full benefits. The Center invites applications from candidates who will contribute to a community of scholars in an interdisciplinary setting. The Franke Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven for the full academic year 2024–25.

apply.interfolio.com/138970

Qualifications

A Ph.D. involving research centrally related to the theme of the Franke Seminar: Architectures of Illness, although disciplinary specialization is open. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2024.

Application Instructions

The application can be submitted online via Interfolio and must include  a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; c) contact information for three references; and d) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2024. Email inquiries may be addressed to diane.b.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.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - The Hattie Chung Lab
Posting Date: 01/08/2024

Postdoctoral Associate Position | The Hattie Chung Lab 

 

The newly launched Hattie Chung Lab at the Yale School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center pioneers experimental and computational methods to study the principles of cellular heterogeneity that underlie tissue function in health and disease. We pioneer single-cell and spatial genomics technologies to study how the coordination of cell signaling across time and space impacts tissue function. Our applications span ovarian aging, cardiovascular disease, and drug response. For more information, please visit www.hattiechunglab.bio. 

 

Responsibilities 

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to join our growing team. The successful candidate will spearhead the development and application of single-cell and spatial genomics methods to a mutually agreed upon focus area. Ongoing topics include examining the role of inflammation and vascular formation in ovarian remodeling and aging, neurovascular interactions, and drug response. The candidate will also play a pivotal role in the development and shaping of the new Chung Lab with opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. 

 

Qualifications 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, computational or systems biology, or related. We are open to candidates who are trained primarily in experimental biology, computational biology, or both. Candidates with experience in any of the following areas are preferred: next-generation sequencing, single-cell and/or spatial genomics technologies, large-scale genomic analyses, or working with mice. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong track record of publications, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment with a commitment to excellence. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

 

How to Apply 

Candidates should email Dr. Chung at hattie.chung@yale.edu with the subject linePostdoctoral candidate – [YOUR NAME]. Please include the following: (1) CV, (2) a cover letter describing key research accomplishments, interests, career goals, and preferred start date, and (3) contacts of three references. 

 

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Postdoctoral Positions in Bioinformatics and Computational Mass Spectrometry — Immunopeptidomics & T-cell vaccine targets discovery
Posting Date: 01/08/2024

Postdoctoral Positions in Bioinformatics and

Computational Mass Spectrometry —

Immunopeptidomics & T-cell vaccine targets discovery

(Starting immediately or upon agreement)

Postdoctoral Positions in Etienne Caron Lab at Department of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine. The Caron Lab seeks postdoctoral applicants with a passion for innovation in mass spectrometry-based immunopeptidomics research. The overarching goal of the Caron Lab is to develop and apply mass spectrometry-based methods and systems immunology approaches to understand the generation, composition and dynamics of both the self and nonself immunopeptidome, as well as its interaction with T cells, with the ultimate goal of innovating treatments and preventive strategies for a broad range of immune-related diseases.

Expectations and Qualifications:

The successful candidates are expected to work on the development and application of bioinformatic (integrative multi-omic methods) and/or computational mass spectrometry workflows (machine- and deep-learning methods) for the analysis of immunopeptidomic data generated by a timsTOF Ultra (Bruker). We are seeking passionate individuals with a solid background in computational sciences who are already familiar with state-of-the-art packages and analysis pipelines in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and/or immunopeptidomics. Among the required qualifications are the following:

  • PhD in computer science, bioinformatics or a related field.
  • Work experience in proteomics and/or immunopeptidomics
  • Programing skills (Python, R, Java, C, C++).
  • Expert in GitHub user.
  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Opportunities and Benefits:

Postdocs will have the opportunity to gain expertise in mass spectrometry, systems immunology, spatial immunopeptidomics, T-cell epitope discovery, immunology, and vaccine design. The selected candidates will also have the opportunity to become active players within several Yale Centers, including the Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology (YCIO), Center for Infection and Immunity (CII), and Center for Systems and Engineering and Immunology (CSEI). Strong support will be given to purse independent directions. Postdoc compensation and benefits will be according to Yale policies. More information about salaries and other resources can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/.

About the Caron Lab:

Dr. Caron is an Assistant Professor at Yale who has recently moved from University of Montreal, Canada. Over the last five years, the Caron Lab has published 14 immunopeptidomics manuscripts including 10 as corresponding papers in Journal of Experimental Medicine, Cell Systems, Cancer Discovery, and other high-profile journals. Dr. Caron is co-founder and former chair (2015-2020) of the Human Immunopeptidome Project. He has a total citation of >4400 times to date and is the recipient of multiple Awards and Recognitions. Please see https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/etienne-caron/ for more information.

If interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter to etienne.caron@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

Postdoctoral Scholars Position who work with Intracranial EEG and Single-Unit Recordings - The Damisah Lab
Posting Date: 01/05/2024

The Damisah lab at Yale University is currently recruiting highly motivated postdoctoral scholars who work with intracranial EEG and single-unit recordings to join our research team. Our lab is composed of scientists from various academic backgrounds, including neuroscience, bioengineering, computer science, and psychology. We aim to create a supportive environment for innovative and rigorous scientific research, as well as personal and professional development of all our members. We provide access to cutting-edge facilities and excellent opportunities for collaboration with neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine.

Our lab is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms of human cognition, including various states of arousal, the neural correlates of interoceptive feedback during periods of heightened states of arousal, including the correlates of threat and emotional valence in humans.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and representative publication(s) to eyiyemisi.damisah@yale.edu.

Required Skills and Experience:

- A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, computer science, or a related field is required.

- Proficient in MATLAB, Python, and/or R programming and data visualization experiences.

- Familiarity with time-frequency analysis in Fieldtrip, MNE, or similar environments.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

- Previous experience with human scalp/icEEG, single-unit recordings.

- A strong background in computational modeling of behavioral or neural data.

- Experience with statistics, machine learning, and/or brain stimulation.

Our project enables unparalleled access to various patient populations and a variety of complementary techniques: single and multi-unit neuron recordings, intracranial electroencephalogram, closed loop recording, and stimulating devices such as DBS, RNS, measures of the autonomic nervous system (heart rate, pupillometry). This invasive human electrophysiology-centric approach is combined with behavioral tasks, naturalistic behaviors, and computational modeling to ask fundamental questions about human cognition.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - The Hattie Chung Lab - Cardiovascular Research Center
Posting Date: 1/4/24

Postdoctoral Associate Position | The Hattie Chung Lab

The newly launched Hattie Chung Lab at the Yale School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center pioneers experimental and computational methods to study the principles of cellular heterogeneity that underlie tissue function in health and disease. Our questions span ovarian aging, neurovascular interactions, and drug response. We are particularly interested in dissecting the dynamic changes in cellular states driven by the precise coordination of intra- and inter-cellular signaling across time and space. For more information about our research and publications, please visit www.hattiechunglab.bio.

Responsibilities

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to join our growing team. The successful candidate will spearhead the development and application of single-cell and spatial genomics methods to a mutually agreed upon focus area. Ongoing topics include examining the role of inflammation and vascular formation in ovarian remodeling and aging, neurovascular interactions, and drug response. The candidate will also play a pivotal role in the development and shaping of the new Chung Lab, with opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, computational or systems biology, or related. We are open to candidates who are trained primarily in experimental biology, computational biology, or both. Candidates with experience in any of the following areas are preferred: next-generation sequencing, single-cell and/or spatial genomics technologies, large-scale genomic analyses, or working with mice. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong track record of publications, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment with a commitment to excellence. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Candidates should email Dr. Chung at hattie.chung@yale.edu with the subject line “Postdoctoral candidate – [YOUR NAME]”. Please include the following: (1) CV, (2) cover letter describing key research accomplishments, interests, career goals, and preferred start date, and (3) contacts of three references.

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Postdoctoral Position of Mass Spectrometry in Yansheng Liu Lab at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: 1/3/24

Postdoctoral Position of Mass Spectrometry in Yansheng Liu Lab at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine

The Liu lab at the Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, seeks postdoctoral applicants with a passion for mass spectrometry-based spatial proteomics research. The overarching goal of this position is to work with the members in the Liu Lab and other talented researchers at Yale to achieve scientific excellence in revealing fundamental biological roles of protein local environments, protein abundance and lifetime, as well as protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) underlying diseases and in translational medicine.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to Develop and apply innovative MALDI-imaging mass spectrometry (MS) approaches in an entirely new platform of timsTOF Flex MALDI-2 instrument. The successful candidate will have completed or will soon complete their Ph.D. degree and should have extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting high-resolution MS instruments, particularly the timsTOF or the MALDI imaging MS. Hands-on experience in sample preparation and conducting MALDI-imaging MS analysis is preferred. However, significant experience with other mass spectrometers will also be considered. The candidate is expected to have strong English writing and communication skills, strong motivation in scientific research, and a commendable publication record.

Opportunities and Benefits:

The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to gain or expand expertise in mass spectrometry, spatial proteomics, metabolic and lipidomic analysis, optical imaging, biochemistry, and cell signaling. The lab and department science environment will provide strong mentoring and support to pursue independent directions.

Postdoc compensation and benefits will be according to Yale policies. More information about salaries and other resources can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

About the Liu Lab:

Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor at Yale. In the past six years, the Liu Lab has published 43 papers including 18 corresponding papers in Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Developmental Cell, and other high-profile journals. Dr. Liu has a total citation of >8000 times to date and is the recipient of ASMS Research Award, HUPO ECR Award, and US HUPO Robert J. Cotter Award. Please see https://www.yslproteomics.org for more information.

Application Process:

If interested, please send a CV, a cover letter detailing past and future research interests, and names of 3 references to yansheng.liu@yale.edu.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology and Genetics (Wilson Lab)
Posting Date: 1/2/24

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology and Genetics (Wilson Lab)

The Wilson laboratory in the Section of Medical Oncology and the Yale Cancer Center is seeking highly-motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position. Interests in the laboratory focus on identifying and characterizing genetic vulnerabilities in cancer and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance with an emphasis on lung cancer therapeutics (https://medicine.yale.edu/bbs/people/frederick_wilson-1.profile). The lab leverages genome-scale CRISPR-based functional genomic screening platforms to identify genetic cancer vulnerabilities and to dissect resistance mechanisms in relevant cancer cell models. The lab also applies DNA- and RNA-based next-generation sequencing technologies to identify candidate driver gene alterations and other potentially actionable genomic features from patient tumor specimens. Mechanistic studies are then leveraged in cell model systems to assess the functional impact of identified genetic alterations. A major priority is to translate laboratory findings into therapeutic strategies for patients with advanced lung and other cancers.

A major emphasis in the laboratory is to provide scientific mentorship through regular meetings with the principal investigator and opportunities for professional development in a supportive and collaborative environment. The postdoc will meet at least weekly with the principal investigator to discuss research progress as well as professional goals and career planning. An important goal is for the postdoc to generate a body of scientific work leading to a first-author peer-reviewed publication.
 
Applicants should be highly motivated with experience in molecular biology, genetics / genomics, and cancer biology. Of particular interest are candidates with research experience in DNA damage repair (immunostaining for biomarkers of DNA damage, R-loop biology, DNA damage signaling, etc). The candidate must have a recent PhD or MD/PhD degree in a relevant field with a proven track record of scientific productivity including at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. The candidate will be expected to work independently in the design and execution of experiments with guidance from the principal investigator. As projects in the laboratory are often highly collaborative, the candidate should be able to work effectively and enthusiastically in a team environment.
 
Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and names / contact information for three references to: frederick.wilson@yale.edu. Anticipated start date will be Summer 2024.
 
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.

Yale University – Institute of Sacred Music: Postdoctoral Associate – Anthropology of Religion
Posting Date: 01/02/24

Yale University – Institute of Sacred Music: Postdoctoral Associate – Anthropology of Religion

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the arts, invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position in the anthropology of religion with a special emphasis on ritual practice and theory and its associated sensorial cultures. Alongside conducting their own research, the successful candidate would be offering one or two courses each year and student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, especially with the ISM Fellows, and other service.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in anthropology, religious studies, or another relevant discipline. Candidates are eligible to apply as post-doctoral associates if they have fewer than six years of related experience following the terminal degree and are not yet employed as full-time regular faculty. The candidate’s research statement must coincide with the aims of this position, and they should also have strong potential as an instructor. The position is appointed for a one-year term renewable twice on completion of a successful review.

The application should contain a C.V.; 1400-word research statement; research statement abstract; sample of scholarly work; and 1-3 course proposals that include course title, course description, and weekly lecture topics. The applicant will also need three letters of recommendation and be prepared to provide email contacts for recommenders when applying.

Applications for this position should be submitted through the ISM Fellows application portal, which can be found at https://fellows.ism.yale.edu/apply. The search committee will begin to read applications in mid-February. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is July 1, 2024. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information about fellowships at the ISM can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. Any questions about the position or application process can be sent to ismfellows@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.

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Yale Child Study Center & Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration
Posting Date: 01/02/2024

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Yale Child Study Center & Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Postdoctoral Associate
Somatic mosaicism and epigenomic regulation in human development and disorders
Flora Vaccarino, PI

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Vaccarino laboratory (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/vaccarino/) at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. The lab is in the Sterling Hall of Medicine, in the main Yale Medical School campus.

 The lab uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and organoid technologies to investigate genomic and epigenomic underpinnings of human brain development. Over the last 10 years, the Vaccarino lab has created a unique resource, a large numbers of human iPSC lines from over 110 individuals comprising clinically characterized cohorts of patients, their first- degree family members, and independent controls. The research focuses on using this unique tool to develop and refine methods for discovery and analysis of noncoding regulatory elements and somatic mutations during human development using advanced molecular, cellular and genomic techniques.

The applicant will be supported by the laboratory’s experience in stem cell technologies and bioinformatic analyses, a library of viral vectors to perform cell type-specific tracing, and microscopic set-up to perform live cell imaging and functional activity studies. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with bioinformaticians involved in the analysis of DNA structural and sequence variants. The applicant will probe the cell types harboring somatic mutations by single cell transcriptome analyses and their functional relevance using CRISPR technologies to engineer mutations in iPSCs lines. Finally, the candidate will take advantage of the superb core facilities at Yale University and will interact with experts in several other disciplines, including geneticists, physiologists, and system biologists.

  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., should be an accomplished biomedical scientist with knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics and preferably developmental neuroscience.
  • Excellent command of the English language is required

Qualified candidates should send a CV, a statement of research interests and the names of two references to:

Vaccarino Lab: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/vaccarino/

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration: https://medicine.yale.edu/neurodevelopment/

AWE Postdoctoral Position in Urban Ecology
Posting Date: 12/20/23

AWE Postdoctoral Position in Urban Ecology

A postdoctoral position is available with the Applied Wildlife Ecology (AWE) Lab at the Yale School of the Environment under the supervision of Prof. Nyeema C. Harris, Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation. The AWE Lab investigates antagonistic interactions in mammal systems including parasitism, competition, and predation namely in terrestrial carnivores. Our work has direct implications to species management through understanding ecological and environmental interactions.

We seek a committed, self-motivated, problem solving individual to investigate urban ecology through lens of social science, public health, and global change. The individual will be conscious of the myriad social and ecological interactions that cities create, which can lead to vulnerable populations within a landscape of fear for urban carnivores. We are interested in identifying areas of vulnerability for human-wildlife conflict in cities across North America. We are also interested in launching new wildlife surveys for comparative studies in cities around the world, particularly in the Global South. This includes investigating movement patterns of carnivores across gradients of air-quality, noise and environmental pollution. Additionally, the individual will help to plan and implement natural experiments testing how carnivores respond to stress and pressure from living in close proximity to humans.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, geography, or a related field. Experience and familiarity with experience in chemical immobilization, carnivore collaring, trail cameras, and environmental sampling and data are preferred for this position. Demonstrated analytical experience includes hotspot analysis both from occupancy modelling, as well as movement data from GPS collars. This individual will have a growing publication record, and exceptional research and communication skills needed for leading teams in urban fieldwork settings. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated competency or emergent interests in urban fieldwork, as well as Arc GIS, RGoogle Earth Engine. Interest or familiarity with climatic data, iNaturalist or other crowd sourced data, participatory mapping, maximum entropy modelling, machine learning are also a bonus.

The position responsibilities include tasks related to research topics above, co-authoring papers, and mentoring students and technicians. AWE Lab members are expected to participate in lab meetings, retreats, field work and training activities as well as public engagement initiatives throughout the year. Public engagement and public science are fundamental to the AWE Lab, which seeks to inspire new generations of scientists and create opportunities for non-scientists to contribute in combatting the ecological and environmental challenges facing our planet. Diversity, equity, justice and inclusion are also core values in the AWE Lab and we are committed to ensuring the lab reflects those values and integrates them into our work. As such, we strongly encourage applications from researchers identifying as members of marginalized or underrepresented groups.

Yale University provides a stimulating academic community, situated among the Peabody Museum and Institute of Biospheric Studies(YIBS). The University offers its postdocs and staff a generous benefits package and is located in New Haven (75 miles north of New York City). This is a one-year position supported directed by Dr. Harris and YIBS, beginning asap with reappointment for an addition year based on outstanding performance and availability of funds. In addition to a competitive salary and full research support, the successful candidate will receive an annual professional development budget for additional trainings and conference participation.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV (hyperlink publications), contact info for three referees, and “Urban Ecology Postdoc” in the subject line to: nyeema.harris@yale.edu. The anticipated start date for this position is on or before June 1st.

Postdoctoral Position in Cell Biology and Genetics of Cilia (David Breslow Lab)
Posting Date: 12/20/23

David Breslow’s lab, part of the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher interested in understanding the functions of the mammalian primary cilium, with a focus on defining the mechanisms that regulate cilium biogenesis and ciliary signaling and on understanding how defects in these processes contribute to disease.

Located in the newly constructed Yale Science Building, the Breslow lab aims to understand the mammalian primary cilium – a micron-scale structure protruding from the surface of most cells in the human body. Using a combination of CRISPR-based functional screening, microscopy and biochemistry, we are investigating the fundamental processes by which cilia are assembled, maintained, and disassembled and the physiologic impact of defects in these processes. Project areas of particular interest include: applying genome-wide imaging-based screening technology to cilia; understanding a newly identified role for ciliary dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disease; and functional analysis of cilia disassembly pathways. Collectively, our studies aim to provide fundamental biological insights, to shed light on the pathogenic mechanisms of ciliary diseases, and to reveal new strategies for targeting cancers in which ciliary function is altered.

The Breslow lab and MCDB department provide a supportive, diverse, and collaborative environment for training and mentorship. Interactions across campus with scientists that have shared interests and expertise in cilia and cell biology provide additional opportunities for intellectual enrichment.

Applicants should hold (or anticipate award of) a Ph.D. in a relevant area of biological research such as cell biology, biochemistry, or genetics. Please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and goals, a CV, and contact information for 3 references to david.breslow@yale.edu

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Practical Theology
Posting Date: 12/18/23

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Practical Theology

Yale Divinity School

Anticipated Appointment Dates: July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025.  

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Yale Divinity School exists to address the most pressing issues facing humanity in the 21st century. We engage this challenge through scholarship of the highest caliber and through the cultivation of faith. It is this potent, unique combination—faith and intellect—that makes our school powerfully relevant and ideally positioned to take on the challenges of the future.

The mission of the Divinity School is to foster the knowledge and love of God through rigorous scholarly inquiry, the preparation of students for lives of transformative service, the promotion of broad inclusivity and diversity in our communal life, encounter with the sacred through music and the arts, and the advancement of the sustainability of the earth. Traditionally and primarily Christian in character, the school welcomes persons of all faiths and those of no faith.

Conectere is an interdisciplinary project to support secure Christian parenting and caregiving, through research and resource development. Conectere resources parents and caregivers in culturally attentive ways of relating with children, so that the sharing of faith and values is complemented by secure relational practices – a combination shown by research to make faith transmission across generations most effective. The project is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and led by an interdisciplinary team of scholars at Eastern Mennonite University and Yale Divinity School. 

The Conectere Initiative seeks a postdoctoral fellow in the area of Practical Theology, Christian Education, Youth Ministry, or a related field with experience researching parents and care givers’ central role in the faith development of children.

Mentoring:

The candidate will report to and be mentored by the co-principal investigator of Conectere and Associate Professor of Religious Education, Almeda Wright for the duration of the fellowship. They will also collaborate with the Conectere team of researchers, both at Yale and at Eastern Mennonite University. This will afford them opportunities for further mentoring from others in the field of practical theology and counseling.

Training:

The postdoctoral fellow will participate in the research activities of the Conectere grant initiative on Christian Parenting and Secure Attachment. They will be trained in qualitative research design, execution of research plans, interpretation/scoring of data, and training/supervising student researchers. They will also be trained in the theories and practices of secure attachment and participate in internationally led trainings on how to facilitate groups of parents and caregivers who want to lean into these practices.  The postdoctoral fellow will work with the co-PIs to begin to create parenting groups in Connecticut, Virginia, and other areas as needed. The postdoctoral fellow will also assist the co-principal investigators in writing research reports and presenting research findings at a relevant academic conference.

Education:

Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in practical theology (or related field) completed within the last 5 years or have a scheduled dissertation defense date in spring semester 2024. The expectation is that the successful candidate will already have some research experience and demonstrated interest in faith development and parenting/caregiving broadly understood and will use the postdoctoral fellowship as an opportunity to enhance this research trajectory while learning alongside of a dynamic team of scholars and practitioners.

As part of the integration of their research and training, the postdoctoral candidate will teach one course per semester at the master’s level at Yale Divinity School, starting in Fall 2024, for a potential total of three courses during the post-doctoral fellowship. The appointment is for 18 months, starting July 1, 2024.  The successful candidate must live within commuting distance of Yale Divinity School (This is not a remote position and all teaching at Yale Divinity is conducted in person).

Review of  application materials will begin February 15th, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit the following: 1) Cover letter outlining specific experiences relevant to teaching and researching faith development and parenting; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Transcripts (official or unofficial); 4) Names and contact information for three references; and 5) Sample syllabus from previous or proposed course related to this position. Materials should be mailed or submitted electronically to the almeda.wright@yale.edu.  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position - The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Posting Date: 12/15/23

Yale University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (http://climatecommunication.yale.edu) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to our ongoing experimental research on the public’s climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes several projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions.

Salary: $65,000/year

Responsibilities

  • Conduct scientific research to advance the theory and practice of effective climate change communication, and the psychological, cultural, political, and social factors influencing public awareness, risk perceptions, policy preferences and behavior.
  • Contribute to message experiment research design, implementation, data analysis, and data management.
  • Author peer-reviewed publications and public reports.
  • Help maintain a database, including research materials, datasets, and codebooks.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary and international network of researchers.

Required education and experience

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field or discipline, such as psychology, political science, communication, or public health.
  • Proficiency in survey and experimental research design, methods, and analysis.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, using R, SPSS, or other statistics packages.
  • Proficiency in data and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research results to both expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English.

The review of applications will begin on January 31, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. The position is a full-time appointment for one year, with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon performance and availability of funding.

For full consideration, applicants must submit an application to climatechange@yale.edu. Please put “Experimental Postdoc Application – (your last name)” in the subject line. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, including a statement of research interests and career goals, with names and contact information for three professional references, and (2) a curriculum vita. Also indicate how you heard about the position. Applications should contain all documents in a single PDF attached to the email. 

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Joint Postdoctoral Fellow – SEICHE Center for Health and Justice & The Justice Collaboratory
Posting Date: 12/14/23

We are currently inviting applications for a 2024-2025 postdoctoral fellowship. This is a joint appointment with The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School and the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice at Yale School of Medicine.

The Justice Collaboratory is a social science research center at Yale Law School, comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars and researchers at Yale University and beyond. Co-founded in 2015 by Professors Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler, the JC envisions a future where science and scholarship provide the foundation for building community vitality and transforming criminal legal systems, where people and communities feel and experience equity, respect, and trust in criminal legal interactions. Historically, much of our work has involved researching public trust in legal authorities and the popular legitimacy of the criminal legal system.

The SEICHE Center for Health and Justice represents a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School. The interdisciplinary group of researchers at the SEICHE Center works to understand and address the extensive public health harms of mass incarceration through clinical care, research, education, and legal scholarship and advocacy. The team of committed clinicians, researchers, and formerly incarcerated individuals bring together real-world experience and scientific research to identify innovative solutions for addressing the health impacts of mass incarceration on individuals, families, and communities as well as produce evidence-based solutions for decarceration—the process of depopulating prisons and jails and investing in community health and safety.

This position is intended for individuals who are interested in an academic or policy career working on the intersections of social science, law, medicine, and public health, with a particular interest in conducting research that takes a public health approach to understanding the harms caused by the criminal legal system and informing policy reform. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose work is empirically grounded, rigorous, and interdisciplinary. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (PhD in Psychology, Criminology, Sociology or other social science field, JD, and/or MD), and their research interests may combine different elements of behavioral science, social science, public health research, and the study of legal institutions. For example, research interests may include or be related to: the health harms caused by incarceration or health disparities among people with criminal-legal involvement, the use of legal epidemiology methods, among other related topics.

Candidates must have familiarity with a range of research methods and strong quantitative and qualitative skills. Experience with community-based participatory research and/or policy research is a plus.

Postdoctoral fellows will become integral members of The Justice Collaboratory and the SEICHE Center. They will participate in Yale’s vibrant academic community, receive mentoring from our senior faculty and have the opportunity to share ideas, gain research experience and produce manuscripts for publication. Fellows will be expected to be involved in and contribute to ongoing and upcoming research projects led by the Justice Collaboratory and the SEICHE Center. Responsibilities will include collaboration with the writing of grant proposals, as well as the collection, management and analysis of research data and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Fellows will be expected to lead a joint project between SEICHE and the JC with the goal of integrating the partnering center’s interdisciplinary missions.

Additionally, there is an opportunity to actively engage with the broader Yale community, attending seminars and events as appropriate. Postdoctoral fellows will be chosen based on demonstrated academic merit, rigor of their research and likelihood of future success collaborating with The Justice Collaboratory and SEICHE Center teams.

This is a full-time, 12-month appointment located in New Haven, CT (appointees may have their contracts extended for an additional year, upon mutually agreed terms). The salary range for this position is between $62,000 - $70,000 and access to Yale’s top-tier employee benefits program.

Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in this position (of two pages or less), a CV, and full contact information for three references. Please collate these documents into a single PDF file. Applications should be addressed to Caroline Nobo and sent to the care of our program coordinator, Molly Aunger molly.aunger@yale.edu no later than March 30, 2024.

Select candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample, academic transcripts, and reference letters.

Social Science and Law Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Posting Date: 12/13/23

Social Science and Law Postdoctoral Fellow

The Justice Collaboratory is an interdisciplinary group of scholars at Yale University and beyond. Co-founded by Professors Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler. We envision a future where science and scholarship provide the foundation for justice system transformation, where people and communities feel and experience equity, respect, and trust in the justice system. Historically, much of our work has involved researching public trust in legal authorities and the popular legitimacy of the criminal legal system.

We are currently inviting applications for a 2024-2025 postdoctoral fellowship. This position is intended for individuals who are interested in an academic or policy career working on the intersections of social science and law, with a particular interest in conducting research that informs improvements in outcomes and legitimacy of the criminal justice system. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose work is empirically grounded, rigorous, and interdisciplinary. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (PhD in Psychology, Criminology, Sociology or other social science field, JD or MD), and their research interests may combine different elements of behavioral science, social science, and the study of legal institutions. For example, research interests may include or be related to: the perceived legitimacy of legal actors or legal processes; legal authorities’ discretion; or evaluation of impacts of recent/current criminal legal policies, among other related topics.

Candidates must have familiarity with a range of research methods and strong quantitative skills. Experience with policy research is a plus.

Postdoctoral fellows will become integral members of The Justice Collaboratory. They will participate in Yale’s vibrant academic community, receive mentoring from our senior faculty and have the opportunity to share ideas, gain research experience and produce manuscripts for publication. Fellows will be expected to be involved in and contribute to ongoing and upcoming research projects led by the Justice Collaboratory. Responsibilities will include collaboration with the writing of grant proposals, as well as the collection, management and analysis of research data.

Additionally, there is an opportunity to actively engage with the broader Yale community, attending seminars and events as appropriate. Postdoctoral fellows will be chosen based on demonstrated academic merit, rigor of their research and likelihood of future success collaborating with The Justice Collaboratory team.

This is a full-time, 12-month appointment located in New Haven, CT (appointees may have their contracts extended for an additional year, upon mutually agreed terms). The salary range for this position is between $62,000 - $70,000 and access to Yale’s top-tier employee benefits program.

Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in this position (of two pages or less), a CV, and full contact information for three references. Please collate these documents into a single PDF file. Applications should be addressed to Caroline Nobo and sent to the care of our program coordinator, Molly Aunger molly.aunger@yale.edu no later than March 30, 2024.

Select candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample, academic transcripts, and reference letters.

Postdoc Opportunity – High-Content Drug Screening (Verhaak lab)
Posting Date: 12/7/23

Postdoc opportunity: machine learning methods for high-content image screens (Verhaak lab)

Description

The Verhaak lab is looking to recruit a postdoctoral associate who will help us develop analytical approaches for high-content imaging screen data sets. The ideal candidate has experience with machine learning and cancer biology. Previous work with high-throughput approaches is desirable. First author peer-reviewed papers are required.

The Verhaak lab is a hybrid dry and wet lab allowing us to generate and analyze complex data from emerging technologies including high-throughput 3D content screens, live cell tracking of extrachromosomal DNA, and single cell genomics/proteomics to better answer our biologically-driven questions. The candidate will build upon our existing high-content screens datasets, consisting of >50M high-resolution images of billions of single cells, which we use to identify new therapeutic approaches for cancer patients.

We offer a supportive environment that is highly conducive to effectively working towards a great future. If you are a PhD-level or MD-level scientist with first author publications and an interest in cancer, high-throughput methods, we strongly encourage you to apply. Gender parity and diversity in thought, beliefs, and backgrounds in the lab lead to better, more thoughtful science. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We place greater emphasis on your ambition and curiosity to confront some of formidable questions in cancer evolution than your current skillset. The goal of your postdoc is to help you achieve your career goal(s), including the ability to develop computational skills, and as evidenced by the many alumni who successfully started their own laboratories. Please take look at our lab website: verhaaklab.com to learn more about our recent news and get to know our team members.

Qualifications

  • MD or PhD in genetics, molecular/cell biology, cancer biology.
  • Track record of productivity supported by first-author publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills, with an ability to work both independently and within collaborative teams productively

Benefits

Benefits are commensurate with the Yale University policies for postdoctoral associates, as described at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

How to Apply

Email Roel with questions: roel.verhaak@yale.edu       

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Medicine in Genetics-Computational (Lake Lab)
Posting Date: 12/4/23

We are seeking a motivated, passionate postdoctoral scientist to join our growing and dynamic team in the Yale Center of Genomic Health and Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine. Our lab uses computational and functional genomics methods to determine how genetic variation in our mitochondria underlies health and disease. This work has implications across rare and common diseases, and other processes such as development and aging. We also prioritize translating our research into practical tools that benefit research and clinical communities.

We are looking for a computational postdoctoral scientist to spearhead the development and application of methods for assessing the functional and clinical impact of genetic variation, focusing on mitochondrial genomics, and highly value diversity of backgrounds in our team. We seek candidates who can commit to a multiyear appointment, reviewed annually. The start date can be flexible, and as soon as January 2024.

The lab is located in the Department of Genetics in the Yale School of Medicine which offers an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scientists, with state-of-the-art research facilities and vast resources to support professional development. For more information about our lab, past publications, and our research see our website: https://www.thelakelab.org/

Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, and perform research analyses on large-scale genomics datasets
  • Develop new algorithms and pipelines for analyzing human genetic variation
  • Prepare high-impact manuscripts for publication and conference presentations
  • Attend and present at lab meetings, journal clubs, and departmental seminars
  • Contribute to the mentoring of students and junior scientists in the lab
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals
  • Maintain code and pipelines, and support lab operations as needed
  • Positively contribute to our collaborative, communicative, and collegial lab culture

Mentoring & Professional Development

The Lake Lab has a strong emphasis on mentorship and values the opportunity to train future leaders in genetics research. The Principal Investigator will work with the successful candidate to develop and implement a mentorship plan tailor-made for their goals, interests, and needs, and provide ongoing support for the advancement of research and career goals via regular meetings. Dedicated mentorship will also be provided for fellowship applications, preparation of manuscripts, scientific presentations, and developing skills for independence. 

The successful candidate will also gain access to a wide range of career development opportunities at Yale. This includes Yale seminars from internationally renowned researchers and ‘Meet the Speaker’ lunches, the Genetics Postdoctoral Mentoring Program which pairs postdocs with additional faculty mentors, as well as professional development and networking activities via the Yale Postdoctoral Association, Yale Office for Career Strategy, and other offices at Yale.

Qualifications

Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a PhD in either genetics, genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field.

Experience with programming languages and the command line interface is required. Experience with one or more of the following is desired: machine learning methods, statistical genetics, large-scale genomic analyses, cloud computing, and single-cell and or bulk sequencing analysis.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate:

  • A high level of drive and initiative, and track record of impactful research outcomes
  • Experience writing manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Eagerness to learn and establish new methods, and good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Desire to contribute to the mentorship of students and junior scientists in the lab
  • Experience in, or strong understanding of, human genetics research.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email Dr. Nicole Lake at nicole.lake@yale.edu using the subject ‘Postdoctoral Application-Lake Lab’ and include (1) a cover letter summarizing your experiences, research interests, and career goals, and why you are interested in pursuing a postdoc in our lab, (2) your CV, including contact details of three references, and (3) when you are available to start.

For further information and inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Lake and or visit the lab website at https://www.thelakelab.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.

Postdoctoral Associate Position – Adams Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research
Posting Date: 12/1/23

Yale School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Associate – Adams Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research

We are looking for an exceptional Post-doctoral Associate to join the Scherzer Laboratory at Yale. The candidate will lead a transformational project designed to unravel novel mechanisms of Parkinson’s and to rapidly repurpose therapeutics using human iPSC models. Candidate therapeutics will undergo pre-clinical development including preclinical efficacy studies, target mechanism dissection using molecular genetics, dose-response studies, and animal model testing. The ideal candidate will be driven by our shared mission to cure Parkinson’s disease. Previous experience with stem cells is required. At least one prior first-author publication is required.

Read about our transformational research at www.scherzerlaboratory.org and https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2023/11/03/new-parkinsons-research-center-to-open-at-yale/

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular genetics, biology, neurobiology, molecular/cellular biology, or a related field, with at least one year of related research experience
  • Prior first author publication
  • Minimum of three-year commitment is required
  • Prior lab experience with human pluripotent stem cells and neurons, confocal microscopy, or molecular biology
  • Mission driven to advance neuroscience
  • Documented excellent English verbal and written skills

Application:

The complete application should be emailed to Dr. Scherzer at Clemens.scherzer@yale.edu. Applications must include:

  1. Biosketch
  2. Two letters of recommendation from professional supervisors (e.g. undergraduate advisor or previous PI)
  3. A cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate for this position
  4. Copy of your first-authored article
Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Computer Science, Data Science and Economics 2024 - 2025
Posting Date: 12/01/2023

Now Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Associate positions in Computer Science, Data Science and Economics 2024 - 2025

Center for Algorithm, Data and Market Design, Yale University

The Center for Algorithm, Data and Market Design is a cross-university center that seeks to support and further research at the intersection of computer science, data science and economics.

The Center is offering several Postdoctoral Associate positions designed for recent graduates of Ph.D. programs working at the intersection of Computer Science, Data Science and Economics. We are particularly interested in candidates with interest in algorithms, blockchains and cryptocurrency, causal inference, game theory, learning, machine learning, market design, and networks, but all subjects at the intersection of these three scientific disciplines are invited to apply.

Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. prior to beginning as a Postdoctoral Associate and are expected to have a strong research and publication record. Resident Associates are expected to be present on the Yale campus three full days per week, contribute to research and publications, and participate in seminars and conferences at Yale. Associates are strongly urged to reside in the New Haven area.

The resident Postdoctoral Associates will be starting in the Fall of 2024 and last for one year; associates may apply for a second year of support. Associates receive a salary of USD 80,000 per year plus Yale benefits, a travel/research stipend of 15,000, and office space.

The Center also offers self-funded Resident Fellowships for individuals with their own sources of funding—for example, winners of Fulbright or other fellowship awards. The application requirements are identical. Please indicate the sources of funding in your application.

The Center is also offering (partially) funded sabbatical appointment for junior and senior researchers in the above areas of interest. The application requirements are identical. Please indicate the sources of funding and request for additional funding in your application.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Resident Fellowship
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper or at least one scholarly writing sample (in English)
  • A research agenda (3 pages max)
  • PhD program transcript 
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please electronically submit application materials to https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=111473360 before February 28, 2024. A review of all applications will begin January 15, 2024, with an anticipated start date of July 1,

2024 or later based on mutual agreement. Appointment decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

If you have specific questions about the position for which you are applying, please contact Karina Ciulla (karina.ciulla@yale.edu). Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at

TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in the Chris Burd Lab - Department of Cell Biology
Posting Date: 11/16/2023

A position for an ambitious junior postdoctoral researcher is immediately available in the laboratory of Chris Burd of the department of cell biology at the Yale School of Medicine. We are cell biologists with interests in understanding homeostatic pathways that maintain the functions of membrane-bounded organelles, especially the Golgi apparatus, the plasma membrane and the lysosome. Currently, we focus on sphingolipids that are produced in the Golgi apparatus. Perturbations to sphingolipid synthesis, trafficking and turnover play key roles in protection from neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), metabolic disease (e.g., diabetes) and developmental disorders. Recent discoveries from our lab include a role for very long chain sphingolipids in cholesterol homeostasis, lysosome function and growth regulation. Our laboratory relies heavily on lipidomics, metabolic lipid labeling technologies, live cell imaging and biochemistry.

The successful candidate will have experience with lipid biochemistry and analysis and have a strong desire to apply their training to investigate a cholesterol-sphingolipid homeostasis axis that controls cholesterol and sphingolipid levels of organelle membranes. The candidate will benefit from an exceptionally collaborative research community with expertise in membrane biophysics, optical imaging technologies, organelle cell biology and diverse model organisms.

Please respond with a statement of interest, your CV and a short description of relevant expertise to christopher.burd@yale.edu.

Examples of our relevant research can be found in these publications:

Kim et al., 2023 doi: 10.1083/jcb.202308055
Kim and Burd, 2023 doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a041397
Sundberg et al, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.08.014
Deng et al, 2016. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602875113

Postdoctoral Position in Histocompatibility and Immune Evaluation laboratory - YSM Dept. of Surgery/Transplantation
Posting Date: 11/14/23
Post-Doctoral position in Histocompatibility and Immune Evaluation laboratory
Yale School of Medicine, Dept of Surgery/ Transplantation
 
1. Introduction of School/Department
This post doc position will reside within the Yale School of Medicine, Dept of Surgery, Transplant Section, specific area is the Histocompatibility and Immune Evaluation Laboratory which supports the solid organ transplant program for YNHH.  This laboratory focuses on the clinical evaluation of compatibility for organ transplant, which includes state of the art NGS determination of the HLA system, multiplex Luminex analysis of antibodies to HLA, non-HLA targets associated with graft dysfunction, flow cytometry measurement of compatibility, and donor derived cell free DNA determination of graft dysfunction post-transplant.  The primary focus of this laboratory is clinical support of organ transplantation, and also research in diagnostic areas/improvements to detect and define organ transplant rejection pathways.
 
2. Overview of the Position
This position is designed to help support the laboratory in evaluation of new diagnostic assays which may have clinical significance, as well as enhance research efforts in the diagnosis of organ transplant rejection, especially antibody mediated rejection.  Research will clinically based, in humans.
 
  • Education:  The successful candidate will gain in depth understanding of all aspects of histocompatibility testing and support of the organ transplant program.  For those interested and if background education standards are met, HLA Director in Training may be provided, which is a 2 year commitment.  Interaction with all medical and surgical faculty will occur on a weekly basis in conferences held to evaluate candidates pre transplant, as well as post- transplant management.
  • Training: Training in HLA determination by various sequencing platforms including Illumina sequencing and Nanopore technology HLA and non-HLA antibody assessments and flow cytometry to determine compatibility, interpretation of lab results, digital droplet PCR measurement of donor derived cell free DNA, which is in research mode currently.
  • Mentoring: Primary mentoring wil be provided by Laurine Bow, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery and the current Director of the laboratory. As mentioned above, there will be weekly meetings dedicated to patient management and interpretation of laboratory findings with regards to transplant patient candidacy and post-transplant outcomes.   
  • Location:  The Histocompatibility laboratory is located within the School of Medicine in FMB 15.
  • Length of Appointment: Post doc appointments are a one year term, for those candidates wishing to proceed to Director in Training a second year renewal is possible
 
3. Qualifications:  PhD in molecular genetics, cell biology or immunology is required, experience in NGS, cytometry, multiplex assays is preferred, interest in clinical laboratory medicine and clinically based research projects is required.  
 
4. Process to Apply: 
Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2024.  Required documents are a current CV, examples of experience related to the area, cover letter, and list of references.  Materials may be submitted to Laurine.bow@Yale.edu
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Position Available in The Laboratory of Intelligent Global Health Technologies
Posting Date: 11/13/2023

The Laboratory of Intelligent Global Health Technologies (LiGHT, https://www.yale-light.org/) at Yale University is looking for exceptional, multi-talented AI/ML postdocs to develop implementable predictive models adapted to low-resource settings and humanitarian response.

ABOUT YALE

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science [BIDS] is a new section in the Yale School of Medicine [YSM], driving research to ensure equity in the digital transformation of healthcare.

YSM, established in 1810, is a leading institution combining education, research, and clinical practice. With a long-standing commitment to excellence, it provides a dynamic environment with work recognized globally by several Nobel prizes and practice-changing innovation. Employees at Yale have the opportunity to work alongside respected scholars and top students and participate in a diverse range of programs.

ABOUT LiGHT

LiGHT is a research lab that focuses on using data science to improve health care in resource-limited settings. We work with university hospitals and international NGOs and have a large and diverse project portfolio, which includes running clinical trials to validate our tools in the field.

YOUR PROFILE

  • You are exceptional
  • You have a Ph.D. in some combination of DS/ML/AI/CS and have acquired diverse skills in all.
  • You are passionate about research and teaching
  • You want to create impactful tools for humanitarian and low-resource settings
  • You are comfortable in a multi-project lab with a dynamic young international environment

YOUR MISSION

  • Development in close collaboration with research staff working on cutting-edge deep learning algorithms and software
  • Support research staff to transition research prototypes to production-grade software tools
  • Implement best practices for sustainable and maintainable software development
  • Education and support for research staff and students in software development

THE FOCUS AREAS (no specific experience needed here, you can learn on the job, just FYI)

  • We have a range of projects that focus on equitable data management in low-resource settings (equitable, fair, provably privacy-preserving, carbon-aware federated learning which is robust to data shifts of imperfect interoperability and capable of large-scale multimodality)
  • We work with multimodal models (including LLMs) and are interested in creating implementable optimization techniques that reduce their computational cost for equitable access and use in low-resource settings.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Strong practical experience (ideally Python plus other languages too), and good expertise with at least one common ML framework
  • Open source and software design expertise
  • Fluent English in speech and writing
  • Effective team player

SKILLS PREFERRED

  • Knowledge in one or more of the areas of machine learning, deep learning, distributed computing, p2p networks, decentralized systems, PyTorch, jax, TensorFlow (in particular .js), web stack, and public cloud environments.
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in computer science or equivalent.

WE VALUE

  • Creativity
  • Passion
  • Humor
  • Kindness
  • Organization
  • Rigor
  • Autonomy
  • Diversity
  • Openess&Transparency
  • Adventure
  • Generosity
  • Hard work

WE OFFER

An exciting and fun environment in a very talented and motivated international team. Strong potential impact in research, applications, and the open-source community

Start date: ASAP

Term of employment: Fixed-term

Work rate: 100% (onsite/hybrid)

Duration: 1 year fixed-contract (till Dec. 2024), with possible extension

Apply: via the LiGHT lab website https://www.yale-light.org/join-us

Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Healthcare (Dr. Qingyu Chen)
Posting Date: 11/9/23

Several immediate openings exist for postdoctoral positions intended for highly motivated individuals to work with Dr. Qingyu Chen at the Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University. These positions entail projects related to data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, covering biomedical natural language processing, medical image analysis, and AI-assisted healthcare applications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics, computer science, or related fields.
  • Demonstration of first-authored papers in relevant areas, including but not limited to biomedical natural language processing, medical image analysis, or AI-assisted healthcare applications.
  • Proficiency in programming, particularly in deep learning tools such as PyTorch and TensorFlow.
  • Preferred experience in interdisciplinary research.

Application Process:

The review of applications will commence immediately and proceed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and the contact information for three professional references to qingyu.chen@yale.edu. Please use “Postdoctoral Application in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Healthcare” as the subject line.

About Dr. Qingyu Chen:

Dr. Qingyu Chen is an incoming assistant professor at the Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University. He is currently finalizing the K99 phase and will be establishing the team in 2024. Dr. Chen has led research in AI and data science in healthcare, contributing over 40 first-authored papers out of over 60 in total. Additionally, he has developed widely-used biomedical informatics tools such as LitCovid (Chen et al., Nature 2020; Chen et al., Nucleic Acids Research 2021; Chen et al., Nucleic Acids Research 2023), which has been used by millions of biomedical researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide.

Dr. Chen is the recipient of the K99 grant on multimodal AI-assisted disease diagnosis and has received several competitive awards, including the NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (twice), recognition as a Top 50 Talent in AI across disciplines by Baidu Scholar, the Microsoft Master Innovation Award, Excellence in Teaching Awards (twice), the NIH Mentor Award (four times), and the top performance award in three machine learning challenge tasks in biomedical informatics as the first author.

Experimental Postdoctoral Fellow or Associate Research Scientist Interested in Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunogenomics - The Braun Lab
Posting Date: 11/08/2023

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine; www.thebraunlab.org) is seeking a highly motivated experimental postdoctoral fellow or associate research scientist interested in cancer immunotherapy and immunogenomics to join our translational research team.

Our laboratory aims to understand the key determinants of effective anti-tumor immunity, utilizing high-dimensional analytic tools and patient-derived models to study human tumors. We have focused our efforts on renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), and our work has helped to elucidate genetic and immunologic features that impact response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (Braun, Nature Medicine, 2020) and to define the immunologic changes that occur with progression to advanced disease (Braun, Cancer Cell, 2021). We now aim to understand the antigenic and immune microenvironmental features that determine why kidney cancers respond or a resistant to current immunotherapies, and to create patient-derived pre-clinical models to aid the development of novel immunotherapy approaches in this disease (Braun, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 2021).

Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees and strong experimental experience in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, and/or or genetics/genomics are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other postdoctoral fellows, computational biologists, graduate students, and other trainees in the laboratory. High priority will be given to candidates with prior experience in immunology techniques, functional genomics, and/or mouse modeling.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (describing prior research and future goals, AND listing contact information for 3 references) and a CV to david.braun@yale.edu .

The Braun Lab uses reverse translation to understand human tumor immunology, with the goal of improving immunotherapies for patients with cancer. We are located at Yale University, an internationally-renowned research university located in the historic city of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process.

Computationally-Focused Postdoctoral Fellow or Associate Research Scientist Interested in Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunogenomics - The Braun Lab
Posting Date: 11/08/2023

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine; www.thebraunlab.org) is seeking a highly motivated, computationally-focused postdoctoral fellow or associate research scientist interested in cancer immunotherapy and immunogenomics to join our translational research team.

Our laboratory aims to understand the key determinants of effective anti-tumor immunity, utilizing high-dimensional analytic tools and patient-derived models to study human tumors. We have focused our efforts on renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), and our work has helped to elucidate genetic and immunologic features that impact response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (Braun, Nature Medicine, 2020) and to define the immunologic changes that occur with progression to advanced disease (Braun, Cancer Cell, 2021). We now aim to understand the antigenic and immune microenvironmental features that determine why kidney cancers respond or a resistant to current immunotherapies, and to create patient-derived pre-clinical models to aid the development of novel immunotherapy approaches in this disease (Braun, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 2021).

Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees and expertise/experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, and/or statistics are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other experimental postdoctoral fellows, computational biologists, graduate students, and other trainees in the laboratory. High priority will be given to candidates with prior experience in bulk genomic/transcriptomic analysis (including data pre-processing), single-cell transcriptomic analysis, and machine learning methods.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (describing prior research and future goals, AND listing contact information for 3 references) and a CV to david.braun@yale.edu .

The Braun Lab uses reverse translation to understand human tumor immunology, with the goal of improving immunotherapies for patients with cancer. We are located at Yale University, an internationally-renowned research university located in the historic city of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process.

Postdoctoral Associates Position - Yale Center for Customer Insights
Posting Date: 11/01/23
Postdoctoral Associates: Yale Center for Customer Insights
 
Yale Center for Customer Insights (YCCI, led by Professor Ravi Dhar) is seeking applications for two postdoctoral research associates for an initial term of one year, with possibility of renewal. Built on Yale’s pathbreaking work in behavioral science, YCCI partners with global marketing leaders to develop, test, and disseminate new insights that advance the understanding of the changing consumer. The postdoc position provides an opportunity to work with corporate partners to design and implement experiments in the area of behavioral science, with the goal of developing research that is both actionable and publishable. The postdocs will also be a part of the marketing group at the Yale School of Management.
 
Successful applicants will have broad interests in behavioral science, strong methodological and statistical training, and a track record of working on field experiments (preferably with companies or other large institutions). Given the strength of YCCI partners in the areas of health, food, fitness, transportation, and sustainability, an interest in these areas is a plus. The postdoc position will also have significant opportunities to work with other faculty in the marketing department and to develop their own research program. A Ph.D. in marketing, decision sciences, psychology, behavioral economics, or a related discipline must be completed prior to starting this position. Start date is intended to be summer 2024. This position is located in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
For full consideration, please apply via http://apply.interfolio.com/135735 as soon as possible. We will begin reviewing applications in December and will continue until candidates have been identified or until February 1, 2024, whichever occurs first. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of purpose outlining your research interests and goals, and at least two letters of references. Only complete applications will be considered. Members of historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates may address questions about the application process to ycci@som.yale.edu with “YCCI postdoc” in the subject line.
 
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
Postdoctoral Associate, The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management
Posting Date: 10/27/23

Postdoctoral Associate, The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management

Background

The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management (TBC at Yale SOM) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position who will contribute to TBC at Yale SOM’s vibrant community and share its dedication to helping all students—particularly those from underserved communities—to learn and thrive. TBC at Yale SOM is looking for education scholars whose work demonstrates commitment to improving outcomes for students and aligns with its work to develop public education leaders. Unlike many postdoctoral opportunities in education, this associateship is a unique opportunity for education scholars to benefit from access to elite faculty with expertise in organizational behavior, leadership, and management in addition to their substantive education knowledge. Furthermore, postdoctoral associates will have the chance to build relationships across the TBC at Yale SOM alumni network, which will afford them greater opportunities to engage in research that meaningfully impacts practice.

Postdoctoral associates will spend half of their time on their own research and the other half supporting the research of affiliated faculty members. Postdoctoral associates will benefit from collaboration and mentorship from affiliated faculty members, including Seth Zimmerman, Barbara Biasi, and Jayanti Owens.

The postdoctoral associate program is based in New Haven, CT and begins in summer 2024. The position pays a salary of $90,000 and includes $10,000 for research-related travel (e.g., conferences). The position does not include housing. The position is for an initial term of one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. 

Qualifications

Successful applicants will: 

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Education, Economics, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field before the start of the associateship.
  • Demonstrate dedication to improving educational outcomes for all students, especially those from historically underserved communities. 
  • Demonstrate strong research and communication skills. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should complete the online application at http://apply.interfolio.com/135367. Required documents include:

  • A cover letter that:
    • Explains the applicant’s research interests and future goals 
    • Describes how the associateship contributes to those interests and goals 
    • Demonstrates the applicant’s interest in the postdoctoral program’s focus on management, governance, and leadership in K-12 education
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Two writing samples that are either published or of publication quality
  • Two letters of recommendation. 

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in November 2023. The final application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on February 23, 2024. TBC at Yale SOM will not consider late or incomplete applications. Candidates may address questions about the application process to broadcenter@yale.edu with the subject line, “Postdoc application question.” 

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

Postdoctoral Research Position in the Department of Astronomy at Yale University
Posting Date: 10/27/23

Description:

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Astronomy at Yale University in the new research group of Assistant Professor Earl Bellinger. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of annual renewals for up to two additional years, contingent on performance. The research direction will be flexible and according to mutual interests, aligning broadly with the themes of stellar astrophysics, machine learning, and the analysis of large observational and theoretical data sets.

Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, Palomar and SMARTS telescopes. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations, and the postdoc may develop projects with these data. The postdoc will have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale. The position will involve travel to collaboration meetings and other related workshops and conferences.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree by the start date.

Application Instructions:

Applications should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief (2-3 page) description of research interests to the following URL: 

http://apply.interfolio.com/134999 

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024, although other start dates are possible. If you have questions, please email earl.bellinger@yale.edu prior to the deadline. Applicants who apply to the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics (YCAA) Fellowship will also be considered for this position. 

Postdoctoral Position in Systems Neuroscience at Yale University
Posting Date: 10/26/2023

The Nandy lab and the Jadi lab in the Departments of Neuroscience & Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate, to investigate the neural mechanisms of perception and attention.

Applicants with the following skills are particularly encouraged to apply: (a) research background in cognitive, systems, or computational neuroscience, (b) expertise in electrophysiology in behaving animals, and/or (c) highly quantitative data analytic skills (possibly including computational modeling). The candidate will carry out high-density multiareal electrophysiological recordings while animals are engaged in attention-demanding visual tasks. The individual will be required to train animals, generate electrophysiological data, and perform advanced statistical data analyses and modeling in a highly collaborative research environment.

This is a multi-year fully funded position. The initial appointment will be for a period of 1 year, with scope for multi-year renewal subject to satisfactory progress. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Yale provides an outstanding environment for conducting successful and rigorous postdoctoral training toward obtaining an independent research position. The neuroscience community at Yale is highly active and involves interdisciplinary collaborations across multiple academic units including the Departments of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics & Data Science, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, and more. The Wu Tsai Institute, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, and the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology provide excellent opportunities for training and cross-disciplinary dialog.

Yale and our labs are highly committed to promoting diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should e-mail their applications to anirvan.nandy@yale.edu. The application should include (1) a CV; (2) a one-page description of research interests; (3) contact information for 3 referees.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biostatistics - Yale School of Public Health
Posting Date: 10/24/23

Information:

The Department of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is home to Biostatistics faculty who are leaders in developing quantitative methodologies and tools for rigorous scientific research to solve the world’s most challenging problems in biology, medicine, and public health. The Yale School of Public Health’s new Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) was created to develop and disseminate innovative methodological approaches to address novel study design, causal inference, implementation gaps of intervention studies and to directly improve health outcomes worldwide.

Description:

The Department of Biostatistics & Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), Yale University, is seeking a highly motivated full-time Postdoctoral Associate to join our team. The candidate will engage in cutting-edge research, tackling statistical challenges that arise from real-world applications in pragmatic trials and observational studies. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Fan Li to develop causal inference methods for pragmatic clinical trials, including cluster randomized experiments and stepped wedge trials, to address challenges due to estimands specification, multiple treatments, and intercurrent events. The candidate will also collaborate with multidisciplinary researchers at Yale on applying new methods to real-world data. The candidate will be able to attend regular meetings and interact with colleagues from the NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials and leaders in pragmatic and effectiveness trials.

For more information about the Department of Biostatistics at YSPH, CMIPS, and the NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials, please refer to (1) https://ysph.yale.edu/public-health-research-and-practice/department-research/biostatistics/ (2) https://ysph.yale.edu/cmips/ (3) https://rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/cores-and-working-groups/biostatistics-and-study-design/

Qualifications:

Qualifications required are a PhD in statistics or biostatistics or relevant areas, a strong background in statistical methods and programming, and good writing and communication skills. Prior coursework in longitudinal data methods, clinical trials and causal inference are preferred. Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral research salary scale, and support for travel to conferences is also available. 

The position is for one year, with renewal in the second year depending on funding and performance. Information on benefits for postdoctoral positions can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits

Application:

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/135164

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references. In your cover letter, please summarize your relevant research experience and indicate your research interest and the date you will be available to start. Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements prior to starting work. Scientific questions regarding this position should be directed to Fan Li at fan.f.li@yale.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

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.

Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Biostatistics - McDougal lab
Posting Date: 10/24/23

Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Biostatistics

We seek one or two highly motivated Postdoctoral Associates to advance the frontiers of neuroscience simulation. 

Related lab projects include: combining machine learning and mechanistic modeling, multisimulation (interoperation with other tools), high-resolution simulations of subcellular chemical dynamics, and algorithm development (GPUs, initialization, performance enhancements). 

The Postdoctoral Associate will lead one or more of these projects and will present this work at conferences, in publications, and in the form of open source software. Mentorship and career development opportunities will be tailored to the Postdoctoral Associate’s interests.

Applicants should hold or be about to complete a PhD in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, computer science), neuroscience, or a related field. Strong programming skills in Python and C++ are essential, as is scientific excellence as demonstrated through publication history. Experience with the NEURON simulator, in machine learning, numerical methods, and/or GPU computing is desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate will join the McDougal lab (Biostatistics/Health Informatics, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Wu Tsai Institute, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science). We are major contributors to the development of the NEURON simulator and run the ModelDB model discovery platform. We additionally have a wide-range of collaborations at Yale and beyond, applying informatics methods to solve biomedical challenges.

Please apply online:  http://apply.interfolio.com/135170.

Interested individuals should submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.  Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Robert McDougal at: robert.mcdougal@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.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - The DIGITAL Insights Lab
Posting Date: 10/24/23

The DIGITAL Insights Lab at Yale University School of Medicine (PIs: Drs. Lisa Fucito and Kelly DeMartini) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2-3 year appointment; within 5 years of award of their PhD). Appointments are available to start in Winter 2024 (January 1, 2024 or sooner). This is a multi-year position for individuals seeking to become independent scientists in:

(a)  Digital psychiatry

(b)  Digital health technology

(c)  Data science and health informatics

(d)  Lifestyle risk behavior change and chronic disease prevention

The postdoctoral associate will work on multiple completed and ongoing NIH-funded studies investigating smartphones, biosensors, and other digital tools for assessing and phenotyping mental health and lifestyle risk behaviors (e.g., heavy alcohol use, tobacco use, deficient sleep), deriving personalized health feedback, and delivering tailored interventions. The fellow will also have the opportunity to analyze electronic health record data and EHR-tools for optimizing healthcare.  

Responsibilities include: a) study coordination and oversight, data management and analysis, and supervision of research staff for an NIH-funded longitudinal, digital phenotyping study on alcohol use disorder risk in young adults; b) authoring and co-authoring manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication; c) assisting with NIH-grant writing and submissions.

This position will also assist the associate to develop a career as an independent scientist. The associate will create an individual development plan with their mentors and complete training in areas including, but not limited to: biosensor and passive smartphone sensing technology, clinical trials design, implementation science frameworks, EMA methodology, qualitative research methods, advanced statistical methodologies, and intervention development and evaluation. 

Position Requirements: Competitive candidates should have: 1) a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences, public health, data science or related fields; 2) excellent writing skills; 3) strong research background; 4) excellent data and statistical skills; and 5) experience with digital technology and knowledge of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical modeling strongly preferred.

How to Apply: Candidates should apply with: a) cover letter (summarizing research experience, qualifications, and career goals as related to interest in this position); b) CV; c) representative reprints; d) the names and email addresses of 3 individuals familiar with their work who can be contacted for recommendations. Email these materials to Lisa Fucito, PhD and Kelly DeMartini, PhD at:  lisa.fucito@yale.edu and kelly.demartini@yale.edu.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority group members are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - Yale Department of Astronomy
Posting Date: 10/24/23

Description:

The Yale Department of Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work in the group of Professor Malena Rice. This is a one-year position that will be renewed annually for up to three years, contingent upon performance. The applicant will conduct research in the areas of exoplanet and/or solar system science. Particular topics of interest include exoplanet dynamics, stellar spectroscopy, and outer solar system detection.

Yale offers a lively academic community and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck and Palomar telescopes. Because Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations, the successful applicant can automatically join both. Postdocs in the Yale Department of Astronomy also have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with others across the Yale Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Department of Statistics and Data Science, among others.

The starting date of this position is flexible, with a nominal start date of August 1, 2024.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree in physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field by the start of the position. A background in exoplanet or solar system science, especially related to population studies and/or dynamics, is desirable.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/134876 and should include a curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and a research statement (maximum 3 pages) providing a summary of past/current research work and an overview of future plans. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by the application deadline of December 15, 2023. 

Applications received by December 15, 2023 will receive full consideration. If you have questions, please contact Assistant Professor, Malena Rice, malena.rice@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral and Research Scientists Positions - Inorganic Carbon and Water Modeling
Posting Date: 10/24/23

Postdoctoral and Research Scientists Positions

Inorganic Carbon and Water Modeling

Available at Yale University

We intend to hire seven professionals (postdoctoral associates and/or research scientists) to participate in the Global Ocean and Land Alkalinization (GOAL-A) Project.  This study, which is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Earth Shot Program, is a collaboration among scientists at Yale, Georgia Tech, Princeton, and Texas A&M universities that aims to create a soils-to-oceans modeling framework to evaluate the efficacy, co-benefits, and risks of enhanced mineral weathering (EMW) and ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE).  To support this interdisciplinary initiative, we are seeking applicants with proficiency in modeling that is relevant to simulating physical and chemical processes that govern the flows of water, energy, and chemicals within and between watersheds, river networks, the atmosphere, and the ocean. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in earth-system and climate modeling, ocean circulation/biogeochemical modeling, river-network modeling, watershed modeling, and reactive transport modeling. 

At Yale, we are searching for post-doctoral and/or research scientists to focus on:

  • Large Scale modeling of water and inorganic carbon including water transport between the ocean and watersheds, the production and transport of alkalinity in soils, riverine transport of inorganic carbon and CO2 gas exchange, and coastal ocean alkalinity cycling.
  • Leading and developing innovative systems modeling frameworks to understand geospatial and temporal implications of agricultural liming on CO2 sequestration and river chemistry in the Mississippi River basin
  • Facilitating collaborations with researchers in different disciplines and domains
  • Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and advising student course projects.

Required education and experiences of:

  1. Ph.D. in engineering, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, climate science, chemistry, or systems analysis.
  2. Experience in the modeling of carbon or water.
  3. A strong publication record

Successful applicants will be eligible to take part in the Yale Environmental Leadership and Mentoring certificate as well as pursue other career development opportunities available at the Yale POORVU center.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to peter.raymond@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate Position - Department of Pathology - The Kleinstein Lab & The McDougal Lab
Posting Date: 10/16/2023

The Kleinstein Lab (Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology) and McDougal Lab (Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Yale School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics Division of Health Informatics) are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join the NIH-funded Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC; https://www.immunespace.org) as a member of the HIPC Data Coordinating Center. The research will focus on the development and application of methods to capture published immune signatures of infection and vaccination in a machine-readable format. This will include: (1) engaging the eight current national HIPC centers to share emerging research results, (2) automating the identification of papers to target for signature capture, and (3) developing natural language processing and information extraction approaches to identify and validate immune signature components (cohorts, immune exposure, response, etc). Involvement in systems immunology analysis projects to identify and compare signatures is possible for interested candidates.

The Kleinstein Lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein) pairs big data analyses with immunological domain expertise to better understand how the dynamic processes of the immune system affect the course of infection, vaccination and autoimmunity. The lab has developed many widely used bioinformatics analysis methods for high-throughput immune profiling data, particularly transcriptomic and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing data (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein/software). Dr. Kleinstein is MPI of the HIPC Data Coordinating Center.

The McDougal Lab develops and applies informatics and simulation approaches to gain insight into multiscale biomedical phenomena. They are especially interested in deriving information from scientific artifacts (computational models and papers) and in improving the practice, rigor, and capabilities of simulation studies. The lab is a major contributor to the NEURON simulator (https://nrn.readthedocs.io) and to ModelDB (https://modeldb.science), a discovery tool for computational neuroscience models.

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and programming abilities (ideally Python, MongoDB, and web technologies), along with an interest in applying these skills to problems in immunology. A PhD in a quantitative discipline (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, etc) and prior experience with information extraction is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to: steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

Yale University is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and member of minority groups.

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

Postdoctoral Associate Specializing in NLP, Large Language Models, and Applied AI
Posting Date: 10/12/2023

Postdoctoral Position in Applied AI, NLP, and Large Language Models in Health Care

Background:

We are thrilled to present an exciting opportunity within the Data and Decision Science Lab in Health Care (DECILE), located within the Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science at Yale School of Medicine. The successful candidate will dive into the intricate world of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Large Language Models, and Applied AI, exploring diverse disease states through the application of these technologies and data science methodologies. DECILE is generously funded by various agencies including AHRQ, NIH, and industry collaborations.

Mentoring:

We invite a postdoctoral associate to join our interdisciplinary team of informaticians, physicians, and computational scientists. The associate will report directly to Dr. Andrew Taylor (richard.taylor@yale.edu) and will also collaborate broadly with various researchers and professionals, both internal and external to Yale University, creating a rich, interactive, and supportive research environment.

Training:

The postdoctoral associate will undertake responsibilities related to collating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting study findings. Training will encompass the practical application of advanced computational frameworks, including Spark and various machine learning libraries, with a pronounced focus on NLP and graph databases. The integration of common data models, such as OMOP, and the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR). Further, the role will delve deeply into Machine Learning, AI, and statistical concepts, applying these skills to investigate clinical conditions and outcomes, and to develop impactful, innovative projects within the lab.

Education, Qualifications, and Skills:

• PhD, or MD/PhD, with research experience in a relevant quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field.

• Substantial expertise and interest in NLP, large language models, and applied AI, particularly within healthcare contexts.

• Experience or familiarity with healthcare and medical terminology.

• Adeptness in utilizing mathematical and/or statistical models.

• Profound interest in computational healthcare, clinical informatics, and data engineering.

• Capacity to analyze data, interpret findings, and present results using various research techniques.

• Proficiency in Python, R, version control, and distributed computing systems.

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with experience in conveying research findings to varied audiences.

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research team.

This position is available for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension upon mutual agreement. Candidates interested in this vibrant opportunity are invited to email Dr. Andrew Taylor (richard.taylor@yale.edu ) with a CV, statement of interest, and contact information for 2-3 references.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

LGBTQ Mental Health Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate in NYC - School of Public Health
Posting Date: 10/12/2023

LGBTQ Mental Health Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate in NYC

The Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative, part of the Yale School of Public Health, is seeking a postdoctoral associate to 1) deliver and supervise the delivery of LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from our community-based clinical research lab in NYC and (2) become involved in LGBTQ mental health research, including supporting clinical trials operations, analyzing data, and supporting and leading empirical manuscripts regarding LGBTQ mental health, as interests and background permit.

The Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative is currently conducting several NIH-funded studies of LGBTQ-affirmative treatments and mechanisms, as well as community implementation research.  The postdoctoral associate would join a dynamic team of faculty, research scientists, and students committed to advancing LGBTQ mental health through research (https://medicine.yale.edu/lgbtqmentalhealth/).

The primary duties for this position involve: (a) delivering short-term LGBTQ-affirmative CBT to LGBTQ individuals living in New York State, remotely from our research offices in Midtown Manhattan, upon receiving training in this therapy from our team, (b) providing supervision to externs and student therapists who are delivering LGBTQ-affirmative CBT, (c) conduct trainings in LGBTQ-affirmative CBT with staff and community partners, (d) overseeing the fidelity of LGBTQ-affirmative CBT delivered in the context of clinical trials, (e) implementing clinical and research protocols, and (f) participating in the research process, including research coordination, data analysis and manuscript preparation.

The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision necessary for licensure in New York and other states.

Our office is located in Midtown Manhattan, easily accessible by public transportation.  

Successful candidates will possess a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related fields. Ideal candidates will possess theoretical and practical knowledge of CBT, have experience working with the LGBTQ community, and have experience treating diverse mental health and substance use problems.

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/133561

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV; a cover letter detailing research interests, relevant experience, and professional goals; and the contact information of three professional references. 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Dani Chiaramonte (danielle.chiaramonte@yale.edu). Anticipated start is July 1, 2024, but flexible for outstanding candidates.

Competitive salary and fringe benefits.

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. 

Bioinformatic Postdoctoral Associate Opening at Yale School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: 10/4/2023

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is recruiting one highly motivated bioinformatics postdoctoral associate (2-year appointment) to begin immediately, who aspires to become an independent academic researcher in the areas of addiction genetics and epigenetics and computational psychiatry.  

The postdoctoral associate will work primarily with Dr. Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, on NIH-funded studies identifying epigenetic (e.g., DNA methylation) alterations associated with substance misuses in humans. The role will involve analyzing high throughput genomic data, including DNA methylation sequencing, RNAseq, and single cell RNAseq; performing integrative analyses; and delivering analytical results. The applicant will be expected to have the capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively with other members of the lab, experience in developing workflows for sequencing data, and the ability to multitask.

Other research duties will include authoring and co-authoring several manuscripts per year, assisting with grant writing, collaborating with other investigators, and attending professional conferences. 

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in genetics/epigenetics, statistical genetics, mental health, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas at the time the position begins and excellent project management and writing skills. Excellent programming skills (R or Python, Linux shell scripting) and experience with high performance computing in Linux environment is required. Experience with psychiatric disorder research and 1-2 years prior post-doctoral experience are preferred but not required. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

Applicant Instructions: 

To apply, please send a single PDF documenting the following to ke.xu@yale.edu:

  1. Cover letter detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals 
  2. CV
  3. Names and contact information of three academic references
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position - The Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism and Department of Comparative Medicine
Posting Date: 10/04/2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism and Department of Comparative Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine has a postdoctoral research position available for a highly motivated PhD graduate. The successful candidate will join a group of young and motivated scientists in the Alagpulinsa laboratory, located in the Yale Sterling Hall of Medicine, to study hematopoiesis and metabolic diseases, with a particular focus on type 1 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The ideal candidate would have a strong background and knowledge of molecular biology or immunology and the biomedical sciences in general. A demonstrated success as a recent PhD graduate, with ability to or strong interest in applying single-cell multi-omics and statistical bioinformatics approaches in conjunction with mouse models are desirable. Although there are well-laid out projects with strong preliminary data for an easy start, the position is well-suited for a candidate who has a clear vision and thinks outside the box, with the desire and motivation to expand their research and ultimately develop an independent research program and transition to independence. The successful candidate will receive excellent mentoring and guidance, and the resources needed to thrive and accomplish their research and career goals.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  1. Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology and immunology techniques such as recombinant DNA techniques, RNA isolation, RT-PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence microscopy.
  2. Proficient in mammalian cell culture and lentiviral transduction or willingness to learn.
  3. Experience with mouse work and/or willingness to learn and work with mice.  
  4. Knowledge of NGS and single-cell sequencing technologies and familiarity with diverse biostatistics and data analysis software packages such as R would be a plus.
  5. Successful candidate will assume an increasing trajectory of project responsibility in preparation for an independent research career. Components include reviewing and discussing literature in lab meetings and with the PI, routinely tracking and documenting results in electronic and hard-copy laboratory notebooks and databases, analysis, summarization, and presentation of experimental results to other team members, active participation in manuscript preparation and publication.
  6. Biosafety Levels 1-3 experience or willingness to work in these is desirable.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

• Ph.D. in biomedical or life sciences, computational biology and/or related disciplines, especially recent PhD graduates.

Qualified candidates interested in applying, please email your CV and cover letter outlining research and career goals to David Alagpulinsa (david.alagpulinsa@yale.edu) and apply online here as well.  

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Epithelial Stem Cell-Based Repair in in the Alveolar Region of The Lung - The Chioccioli Lab
Posting Date: 10/3/23
Postdoctoral Associate Position in epithelial stem cell-based repair in in the alveolar region of the lung
 
The Chioccioli lab in the department of Genetics and Comparative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to embark on research focused on understanding the mechanisms that govern tissue regeneration
in the alveolar region of the lung.
 
We combine powerful genome-wide ‘omics approaches, genetic mouse models, in vivo and ex vivo live imaging, advanced microscopy and human lung slice culture to uncover fundamental mechanisms of epithelial stem cell-based repair in the lung.
In our latest work, we developed longitudinal timelapse imaging of intact lung tissue in vivo and ex vivo and discovered alveolar stem cell migration between alveoli as a new cellular mechanism required for repair (Chioccioli et al., 2022, BioRxiv). We now seek to explore how different signals and cell-cell interactions modulate this and other repair mechanisms, and how these go awry in disease.
 
Available Projects
We have multiple NIH grants for suite of projects that together aim to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive alveolar epithelial cell repair in the live mouse. Within this, multiple related sub-projects and combinations thereof are
available including:
 
  1. characterizing the emergence of a transient progenitor population derived from alveolar stem cells following injury using precision cut lung slice culture and live timelapse imaging of intact lung tissue.
  2. combined scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq to define the cell trajectories and gene regulatory networks that drive stem cell transitions in the in vivomouse lung following injury.
  3. multiphoton live imaging via a permanent lung window in the mouse to uncover dynamic behavior of individual alveolar stem cells over 2 – 4 weeks following injury.
  4.  in vivo single cell ablation to uncover fundamental principles of alveolar stem cell-niche interactions and how different cells in the niche are important for homeostasis and repair.
  5. a microfluidics-based approach to uncover key signaling pathways and other mechanisms that modulate alveolar stem cell migration
Training & Responsibilities
The Chioccioli lab truly values the opportunity to train and mentor others. We also place equity, fairness and respect for each other at the highest level of importance. Weekly lab meetings, one-on-one meetings, professional growth and career mentorship, opportunities to present, opportunities to write manuscripts, opportunities to attend conferences and additional training and networking opportunities are all available. More broadly, the postdoctoral scientist will becomepart of the vibrant scientific communities of the Department of Genetics and the Department of Comparative Medicine, as well as the community of postdoctoral
scientists at Yale School of Medicine and Yale University.
 
The post doctorate will have the opportunity to learn unique cutting-edge imaging technologies (intravital and ex-vivo live imaging in moue lung), ex vivo mouse and human tissue platforms, cutting-edge single cell multi-omics approaches (ATAC-seq, and RNA-seq), microfluidics-based approaches and single cell laser ablation in vivo and multiple mouse models for lung injury (bleomycin and virus) along with
standard approaches in mouse genetics, molecular biology, stem cell biology and cell biology. The candidate will also assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in performing research, contributing to daily laboratory operations, analyzing data,
preparing manuscripts and presentations and assisting in the preparation of figures and text for grant submissions. Some administrative responsibilities related to laboratory safety, ordering supplies, performing basic laboratory and equipment maintenance and maintaining databases are also required in this role.
 
Mentoring and Professional Development
  • Mentorship and career development are a priority in the lab.
  • Trainees will have regular meetings with the PI (Mau Chioccioli) to discuss the project, the relevant scientific background and career goals.
  • The postdoctoral scientist will develop laboratory technical skills as well as data presentation, visualization, and scientific writing and presentation, with the expectation that the candidate will gain independence and autonomy.
  • The postdoctoral scientist will have the opportunity to conduct cuttingresearch under the PI supervision.
  • The postdoctoral scientist will be able to attend the Genetics and CMED seminars, retreats, gatherings and be part of a vibrant research community.
  • Mentoring will be tailored to individual needs based on the successful applicant’s long-term career goals.

Education & qualifications

Applicants should have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant field such as genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, or related areas.

Key Experience and Competencies

  • Hands-on experience with mouse genetic models.
  • Interest in the lung epithelial stem cell field.
  • Essential mammalian cellular/molecular biology techniques.
  • Proficient in the application of both 2P and confocal is considered a plus.
  • Quantitative image processing and analysis, combining tools such as ImageJ, IMARIS
  • Skilled in the use of programming languages including R and Matlab.
  • Publish research findings in high-impact scientific journals and present at international conferences.
  • The candidate should display a high level of personal initiative and be able to organize their time effectively to tackle both short- and long-term goals
  • The candidate should be able to work responsibly with others and have excellent listening skills and strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to keep accurate and informative lab notebooks and create and deliver in-person presentations.
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should email Maurizio Chioccioli (maurizio.chioccioli@yale.edu) a cover letter that briefly describes their personal
motivation for pursuing the opportunity, career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and at least the contact information of 2-3 referees familiar with your experience and interests. At the Mau Chioccioli lab, diversity, equity and inclusion are our commitment and passion. For further information and inquiries, please contact Dr. Maurizio Chioccioli.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Hematology - Yale Cancer Center & Dept. of Medicine (The Pillai Lab)
Posting Date: 9/22/2023

A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Manoj M. Pillai (http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/pillai/index.aspx), Section of Hematology at Yale Cancer Center and Dept. of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine. The laboratory focuses broadly on regulation of hematopoiesis with specific emphasis on RNA mechanisms of its regulation. The ideal candidate will be familiar with general molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning and preparation of next generation libraries, viral vector preparation), protein chemistry (Western, sample prep for Mass-Spec) and general hematology-related techniques such as tissue culture and flow-cytometry. Candidates who are not proficient in all of the above, but eager to learn and adapt techniques are also welcome to apply.

Please include a current CV to Manoj.Pillai@Yale.edu. Yale University is an equal opportunity employer, salary and benefits will be commensurate to the experience and skill level of applicants.

Postdoctoral Positions in Foundations of Data Science - Yale’s Institute for Foundations of Data Science
Posting Date: 9/18/23

Yale’s Institute for Foundations of Data Science (FDS) is seeking applications for postdoctoral positions. These will be generously supported postdoctoral positions, expected to last 2-3 years, for independent scholars working on the foundations of data science. FDS postdocs can select multiple mentors from among the members of the institute, and can change their mentors during their fellowship. This is an opportunity to work with leading theorists as well as domain scientists who are eager to collaborate. A list of the members may be found on our web page, fds.yale.edu.

Yale’s Data Science Initiative has supported the rapid growth of the departments of Statistics & Data Science and Computer Science, as well as many interdisciplinary activities in which the postdocs could participate, including a Data Intensive Social Science Center, a center for Biomedical Data Science, and the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power.

FDS launched in October of 2022 and moved into a newly renovated Kline Tower in the summer of 2023 along with the departments of Statistics & Data Science, Mathematics, and Astronomy. The institute was created to advance research in the mathematical, algorithmic, and statistical foundations of data science and their application to other disciplines. In addition to providing support to core foundational research, the institute hosts activities to help scholars across the university apply new methods of data science to their research. In turn, those scholars help us discover their unmet needs and thereby inspire the development of new methods and theories.

Applying

Follow this link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25695
Timeline: Postdoctoral appointments typically begin in July to September, but other arrangements are possible. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1st, 2023. Applications received by then will receive full consideration.

Please submit your application materials via this portal only. Questions may be sent to FDS Managing Director Tom Keegan at thomas.keegan@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position to work on Alkalinity Monitoring in Aquatic Systems- Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture & Advanced Prototyping Center
Posting Date: 9/15/2023

The Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture[1] (YCNCC), in collaboration with the Advanced Prototyping Center[2] (APC) seeks a post-doctoral candidate to work on alkalinity monitoring in aquatic systems.  The candidate will help with the ongoing development of a new instrument to measure alkalinity in the environment and work with Yale scientists to deploy the instrument in a variety of systems where research is being performed to capture atmospheric CO2 through alkalinization and pH management. 

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to build, operate, and troubleshoot prototype instruments.  Suggest and implement improvements and iterations
  • Work in collaboration with Yale scientists who are currently researching natural climate solutions involving alkalinity production in natural and engineered systems
  • Author peer-reviewed publications and public reports

Potential education and experience

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field or discipline, such as biogeochemistry, chemistry, chemical oceanography, or engineering
  • Proficiency in chemical analysis
  • Proficiency in field work
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English
  • Interest in electronics design and development

The positions are full-time appointments for one year, with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon performance and availability of funding.  Please send a CV and email of interest to Pete Raymond at the Yale School of the Environment (peter.raymond@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position in Urban Ecology - Applied Wildlife Ecology Lab
Posting Date: 8/31/23

AWE Postdoctoral Position in Urban Ecology

A postdoctoral position is available with the Applied Wildlife Ecology (AWE) Lab at the Yale School of the Environment under the supervision of Prof. Nyeema C. Harris, Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation. The AWE Lab investigates antagonistic interactions in mammal systems including parasitism, competition, and predation namely in terrestrial carnivores. Our work has direct implications to species management through understanding ecological and environmental interactions.

We seek a committed, self-motivated, problem solving individual to investigate urban ecology through lens of social science, public health, and global change. The individual will be conscious of the myriad social and ecological interactions that cities create, which can lead to vulnerable populations within a landscape of fear for urban carnivores. We are interested in identifying areas of vulnerability for human-wildlife conflict in cities across North America. We are also interested in launching new wildlife surveys for comparative studies in cities around the world, particularly in the Global South. This includes investigating movement patterns of carnivores across gradients of air-quality, noise and environmental pollution. Additionally, the individual will help to plan and implement natural experiments testing how carnivores respond to stress and pressure from living in close proximity to humans.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, geography, or a related field. Experience and familiarity with experience in chemical immobilization, carnivore collaring, trail cameras, and environmental sampling and data are preferred for this position. Demonstrated analytical experience includes hotspot analysis both from occupancy modelling, as well as movement data from GPS collars. This individual will have a growing publication record, and exceptional research and communication skills needed for leading teams in urban fieldwork settings. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated competency or emergent interests in urban fieldwork, as well as Arc GIS, RGoogle Earth Engine. Interest or familiarity with climatic data, iNaturalist or other crowd sourced data, participatory mapping, maximum entropy modelling, machine learning are also a bonus.

The position responsibilities include tasks related to research topics above, co-authoring papers, and mentoring students and technicians. AWE Lab members are expected to participate in lab meetings, retreats, field work and training activities as well as public engagement initiatives throughout the year. Public engagement and public science are fundamental to the AWE Lab, which seeks to inspire new generations of scientists and create opportunities for non-scientists to contribute in combatting the ecological and environmental challenges facing our planet. Diversity, equity, justice and inclusion are also core values in the AWE Lab and we are committed to ensuring the lab reflects those values and integrates them into our work. As such, we strongly encourage applications from researchers identifying as members of marginalized or underrepresented groups.

Yale University provides a stimulating academic community, situated among the Peabody Museum and Institute of Biospheric Studies(YIBS). The University offers its postdocs and staff a generous benefits package and is located in New Haven (75 miles north of New York City). This is a one-year position supported directed by Dr. Harris and YIBS, beginning asap with reappointment for an addition year based on outstanding performance and availability of funds. In addition to a competitive salary and full research support, the successful candidate will receive an annual professional development budget for additional trainings and conference participation.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV (hyperlink publications), contact info for three referees, and “Urban Ecology Postdoc” in the subject line to: joseph.poggi@yale.edu. Joe serves as the Lab Manager for the AWE Lab and will support the hiring process. Ideally, the anticipated start date for this position is on or before October 31st.

Postdoctoral Associate Position - Yale Center for Genome Analysis
Posting Date: 08/29/23

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale Center for Genome Analysis

Yale University, School of Medicine

The Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA) is one of the most prominent genome centers. YCGA utilizes diverse cutting-edge genomic technologies to advance biomedical and life sciences breakthroughs. http://ycga.yale.edu/index.aspx

We seek a postdoctoral associate with cell/molecular biology expertise to assist YCGA in developing novel technology platforms and evaluating the existing platform for offering a new service. This position envisages training opportunities for recent PhDs (not more than two years of postdoctoral experience) to take a future job in a service core facility or technology development centers in academia or pharmaceutical /biotechnology-based companies. The successful candidate will get an opportunity to manage clients, training in project management, opportunity to develop SOPs, impart training to users in technology usage and data interpretation, offer consultation in experimental design and analytical needs, research budgeting, optimize new technology for YCGA use, and development of new technology platforms. The area of current interest in new technology platforms includes proteogenomic, functional characterization of DNA variants using tools such as CRISPR, and spatial genomics. The ideal candidate must also be able to interact with Yale investigators using YCGA, bioinformatics, and HPC staff. It is anticipated that the individual will continue to build on their career and professional development by attending conferences and/or workshops on new technology. As well as participate in career and professional development activities through the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, https://postdocs.yale.edu/career-development.  Resources and postdoc benefits information is available at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with strong preference given to candidates with a degree in molecular/genomic biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have Proficiency in cell biology, Protein extraction/characterization, and protein-based assays. Experience in next-generation sequencing, NGS data analysis, CRISPR technology or single-cell genomics is a plus.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have the following attributes: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email or mail your curriculum vitae, a description of relevant experience, and two letters of reference to:

Shrikant Mane, Ph.D.

Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis

Professor of Genetics

Yale University School of Medicine

830 West Campus Drive

West Haven, CT 06516

E-mail: shrikant.mane@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.

Postdoctoral Position for Sustainable Forest Resource Utilization - The Yao lab
Posting Date: 08/22/23
Postdoctoral Scholar Position 
Systems Analysis for Sustainable Forest Resource Utilization
Available at Yale University
 
The Yao lab at Yale University has a Postdoctoral position available for sustainable forest resource utilization. Forest plays an essential role in the development of a sustainable bioeconomy to produce energy, chemicals, and products. The Yao Lab develops systems analysis tools to understand the carbon, environmental, and economic implications of forest resources and other biomass utilization technologies throughout their life cycle. The Yao Lab has multiple ongoing projects under this research direction. Those projects investigate various technologies for producing materials and products from woody biomass (e.g., biochar, wood products, and advanced materials such as bio-based plastics).  
 
The position will focus on:
 
(1) Using ecosystem models to simulate forest ecosystem carbon cycle and soil organic carbon turnover.
(2) Using process-based simulations to quantify changes in carbon stock and GHG fluxes for different forest management practices and wood product pathways.  
(3) Conducting geospatial analysis, life cycle assessment, and techno-economic analysis for sustainable production and utilization of woody biomass.
(4) Leading and developing innovative systems modeling frameworks to understand geospatial and temporal implications of woody biomass utilization from economic, climate, and ecological perspectives.
(5) Facilitating collaborations with researchers in different disciplines, including engineering, forestry, and economics. 
(6) Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and advising student course projects. 
Required education and experiences of:
(1) Ph.D. in engineering, environmental science, forestry, agronomy, ecology, or systems analysis.
(2) Ecosystem carbon modeling experiences using forest-ecosystem models, agro-ecosystem models, or soil models.
(3) Publications related to LCA/TEA for biomass systems.
 
Required skills/abilities of:
 
(1) GIS modeling using such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Python, or R.
(2) Basic coding such as Python, R, or Matlab.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to Dr. Yuan Yao, y.yao@yale.edu. Lab website: https://yao.research.yale.edu/
 
Postdoctoral Associate or Associate Research Scientist Positions (Computational Immunology)
Posting Date: 8/18/2023

The Kleinstein Lab (Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) is seeking two highly motivated researchers in computational immunology. These can be Associate Research Scientist (research rank faculty) or Postdoctoral Associate positions, depending on experience. The successful candidates will work in a highly collaborative environment on systems-level human immune profiling studies. Available projects include both computational methods development and applications in collaboration with experimental and clinical groups as part of grant-funded projects, such as the NIH Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) and DARPA Assessing Immune Memory (AIM). Potential research areas include:

  • Identification of signatures that relate to outcomes of human vaccination and infection.
  • Development of multi-omics modules to support integrative signature analysis.
  • Tensor decomposition methods for multi-omics immunology data analysis.
  • Analysis of high-throughput single-cell B cell receptor (BCR) repertoire sequencing data.

Other areas of research focus that are consistent with the general themes of the lab are also possible.

The Kleinstein Lab pairs big data analyses with immunological expertise to better understand how the dynamic processes of the immune system drive the course of infection, vaccination and autoimmunity. The lab has developed many widely used analysis methods for high-throughput immune profiling data, particularly transcriptomic and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing data. We currently make available the Immcantation framework, a start-to-finish analytical ecosystem for high-throughput adaptive immune receptor repertoire sequencing (AIRR-seq) datasets.

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and programming abilities (ideally R and Python), along with an interest in applying these skills to problems in immunology. A Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline is desired (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Applied Mathematics, etc.). We are seeking a candidate with interpersonal skills and that thrives in a collaborative environment, fostering teamwork and open communication.

Interested candidates should send a CV and short description of research interests to: steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

Yale University is an affirmative Acton/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and member of minority groups.

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Tumor Immunology - The Ishizuka Lab
Posting Date: 8/10/2023
The Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center seeks creative and driven scientists to lead projects within the Lab. The candidate should have a strong background in biology, with a strong interest in immunology and / or cancer biology research. Experience with in vivo immunotherapy models, functional genomics and the use of CRISPR, protein engineering, systems immunology, and tumor microenvironment profiling by scRNAseq / flow cytometry are preferred. The ideal candidate will additionally possess excellent experimental planning and execution skills, good communications skills, an open mind and a desire to collaborate with others. You will lead independent research projects, report progress and track deliverables, work to develop new approaches and ways of thinking about the field of tumor immunology, contribute to the lab through teamwork and discussion and help to train, supervise and mentor junior staff as needed. Minimum qualifications include:
 
  • PhD in a relevant field (biology, immunology, cancer biology or similar)
  • Demonstrated scientific contributions to the field
  • Proven ability to solve challenging technical problems
  • Clarity of thought in communications (written and oral)
If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter with contact information for three references to: jeffishizukalab@gmail.com