Yale Postdoctoral Positions

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Thank you for investigating postdoctoral opportunities at Yale.  Many faculty do not advertise open positions in their research groups, and you are encouraged to contact them directly to inquire about the possibility of training with them.  Other faculty advertise open positions in scholarly journals in their fields.  Finally, some post job openings on our website, and these positions are listed below.  Please click the links below to read more about each position and to find contact information for applying for the job.

Once you find a postdoctoral position your Yale department will contact you to begin the formal hiring process and to assist you in applying for an immigration visa to enter the United States if you require one.  Information about the visa process may be found at the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars website.

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: June 2019

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases

Posting Date:  June 2019

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Infectious Diseases

Yale School of Medicine

Postdocoral Associate

A postdoctoral position is available starting July 2019 in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Yale University School of Medicine. The position is for at least two years and focuses on studying a new protein complex that regulates expression of viral structural proteins encoded by oncogenic gamma herpesviruses. The research involves identifying host and viral proteins that regulate formation of a unique pre-initiation complex during transcription of genes encoding viral structural proteins.

Candidates with research experience in proteomics and protein-DNA interactions, including ChIP-seq, are encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.

Duties of this position include:

1)  Designing and performing experiments.

2)  Writing research papers.

3)  Presenting new research findings in local (Yale), national and international research
     settings.

4)  Assisting PI in writing grant proposals.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Ayman El-Guindy (ayman.el-guindy@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 Position in the Kleinstein Lab (Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Computational/Bioinformatics)
Posting Date: June 2019

Department of Pathology

Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Computational/Bioinformatics)

The Kleinstein Lab (Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate in computational immunology. New high-throughput experimental technologies have begun to revolutionize the field of immunology; however, these developments require new computational methods to fully realize their potential. The successful candidate will develop computational methods for analyzing and integrating high-dimensional human immune profiling data generated by cutting-edge technologies, such as single-cell transcriptomics (scRNA-seq) and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing (AIRR-seq, Rep-seq). These methods will be applied in collaboration with laboratory and clinical investigators to a diverse array of studies, including several associated with the NIH Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC; https://immuneprofiling.org). Application areas span infection (West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease), vaccination (Influenza), allergy (Atopic asthma) and autoimmune disease (Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis).

The Kleinstein lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein) pairs big data analyses with immunological 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 analysis methods for transcriptomic and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing data (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein/software). We currently make available the Immcantation tool suite (http://immcantation.org), 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, 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.).

Interested candidates should forward a CV and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to:

steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

-or-

Steven Kleinstein, Ph.D.

Departments of Pathology and Immunobiology

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street, Suite 505

New Haven, CT 06511-6663

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 Position in the Department of Pathology, Computational/Bioinformatics
Posting Date: June 2019

Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate Position

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work as part of a research project (LinkedImm) involving graph-based integration and natural language queries of immunological data. One of LinkedImm’s goals is to create a graph-based model that enables diverse types of human immune profiling data to be represented and linked. In addition, a natural language query interface will be developed to allow researchers in all scientific disciplines to query the linked data in a natural and intuitive way. The successful candidate will join the Kleinstein and Cheung labs at Yale, and work closely with collaborators, including the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) and the NIAID ImmPort team to address problems related to integration and searching of “Big Data” being generated in the field of systems immunology.

Big Data offers tremendous opportunities for scientific researchers. However, these data are not usable until they can be “explained” (or annotated) and queried in a way that both humans and computers can process. The proposed project will involve research to develop information technologies to make the representation of complete metadata and data more linkable and searchable, to facilitate the use of graph database and natural language processing in the integration and querying of Big Data sets in the general area of human immune profiling (including vaccination, infection and autoimmunity).

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of ontologies and data standards, strong quantitative and programming abilities, along with a demonstrated interest in applying these skills to problems in biology. Knowledge of immunological experimental methods, as well as experience with databases and natural language processing would also be considered strong positives.

Interested candidates should forward a CV and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to:

steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

-or-

Steven Kleinstein, Ph.D.

Departments of Pathology and Immunobiology

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street, Suite 505

New Haven, CT 06511-6663

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 Position in brain metastasis
Posting Date: May 2019

Post-doctoral position in brain metastasis

A fully funded post-doctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of brain metastasis and drug resistance. Applicants will have the opportunity to develop various aspects of their career, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and translational programs (e.g. Yale SPORE in lung cancer and Yale Brain Metastasis program) affiliated with the departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Cancer Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. More information can be found at http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/nguyen/

Applicants should recently hold or be nearly completing an MD or PhD degree in the biological sciences or related field. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

-Epigenomics.

-Immunofluorescent microscopy.

-Animal models of disease.

-Neuroinflammation.

Interested applicants should direct their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to don.nguyen@yale.edu.

Don X. Nguyen
Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Medical Oncology

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

Postdoctoral Position in Skin Cancer Biology and Immunology, Department of Dermatology
Posting Date: May 2019

Postdoc Position in Skin Cancer Biology and Immunology, Department of Dermatology

The Girardi lab is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow interested in studying cancer biology, skin immunology, nanotechnology, and state-of-art strategies in skin cancer prevention and treatment.  We are using combined approaches of confocal and molecular imaging, nanotechnology, immune modulation, and drug discovery to address fundamental and translational questions in the interface between skin cancer development and immunology. Our work may also lead to the development of new therapeutic strategies for immune diseases and cancers more generally.

Successful candidates will obtain full access to the vibrant intellectual environment and rich research resource across the Yale campus, as well as standard benefits for Yale postdoc employees.

The Girardi lab currently has two major related research directions:

(1) Identifying the role of local immune components in the development of cutaneous carcinogenesis: The Girardi laboratory is dissecting how various immune cells, resident within and recruited to the skin, contribute the skin cancer development. Previously, we elucidated a critical, entirely unforeseen, role for Langerhans cells (LC) in cutaneous carcinogenesis and established a paradigm for resident dendritic cell influences on mutagenesis within epithelial tissues more generally, while definitively demonstrating that LC exert major influences in both stimulating keratinocyte mutagenesis as well as facilitating tumor promotion. More recently, we revealed a major and again unanticipated influence for another immune pathway in UVB-induced p53 mutant keratinocyte clonal expansion. We will continue to elucidate this pathway, and develop novel strategies for skin cancer prevention.

(2) Utilization of biodegradable nanotechnology in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer. In collaboration with W.M. Saltzman, and funded by the Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer and the Yale Blavatnik Fund for Innovation, we have developed a translational sub-program of nanoparticle-based prevention of keratinocyte mutagenesis and the tumor-promoting effects of chemical and UVB exposure. This directly led to the development of a novel sunscreen characterized by superior safety and efficacy, and will form the basis for continued translational studies.  Dr. Girardi is specifically investigating novel approaches to melanoma prevention using nanoparticles to limit direct and indirect effects of UV-induced DNA damage after sun exposure, and strategies to eliminate established skin (and other tissue-derived) tumors.

Michael Girardi, MD, is Professor, Vice Chair, Residency Program Director and NIH T32 Research Fellowship Co-Director for the Department of Dermatology of the Yale School of Medicine.  He has a broad research and mentoring experience in cutaneous immunology, cutaneous carcinogenesis, and cutaneous lymphoma.  The lab is located in the Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. Candidates with doctoral training in cancer biology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter briefly stating research experience and interests, a current CV, and any references to Professor Michael Girardi, MD (michael.girardi@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in lab of Dr. Albert Shaw in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Albert Shaw in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine.  Research in the Shaw lab is focused on understanding mechanisms underlying aging of the human immune system with a particular interest in innate immune pattern recognition receptor dysregulation and vaccine response.  Ongoing projects seek to understand the effects of age on immunologic, gene expression and metabolic signatures of influenza vaccine response, on the intersection of HIV infection and age on immune function, and on the effects of age on circadian regulation of innate immunity.  Other interests include studies of the immunologic effects of agents used for treatment of opioid use disorders in individuals with and without HIV infection.  Applicants should have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent with expertise in biological sciences.  Experience in immunology, molecular biology, and/or computational biology would be desirable.  We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a track record of productivity.  Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and particularly the ability to work collaboratively with others. 

Please send a brief statement of interest, CV, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Shaw (albert.shaw@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratory of Dr. Nita Ahuja at the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019

Post-doctoral fellowship position in epigenetic dysregulation mechanisms in gastrointestinal cancers

Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nita Ahuja at the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine. The research in Ahuja lab is focused on understanding the epigenetic dysregulation in various cancers during disease progression using patient samples, patient derived organoids and PDX mouse models, as well as translating the findings to develop novel detection biomarkers and identify novel treatment targets.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the molecular, cellular, and epigenetic dysregulation of pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences, molecular/cell biology or related fields. The candidate should be self-motivated and have a proven track record of productivity. Experience in RNA biology, cancer immunology, epigenetic techniques, immunopriming using epigenetic drugs and analyzing genomic data sets will be an advantage. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to work collaboratively with others.

Interested applicants, please send your application package (brief statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references) as a single pdf document to Paulomi Aldo (lab manager) at paula.bole@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Posting Date: April 2019

ImPACTS, a Yale led group, is seeking a highly qualified post-doctoral candidate to work with the PI to lead the collaborative of scientists, physicians, nurses and medics from across the country on a shared goal of improving health outcomes for children.  
 
Position:  Postdoctoral Research

Requirements:  Medical, Nursing or Public Health post-graduate degree(s)

Department: Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Duration: 1 year (with an opportunity for 2nd or 3rd year) available starting June 1st or soon

International medical/nursing graduates are eligible (visa: B1/B2 or possibility of J1 can be discussed)
When:  ASAP

Contact: marc.auerbach@yale.edu AND ambika.bhatnagar@yale.edu (Please send your cv and cover letter)

His/her job responsibilities/duties will include:

  • Managing and coordinating multiple projects of the collaborative.
  • Data management: Data entry, maintenance, analysis and creating reports.
  • Simulation equipment management and case development. (running high tech manikins, developing clinical cases etc.)
  • Content creator and social media management.
  • Opportunities to participate in several manuscripts, presentations and sub-projects.

The ideal candidate will have:​​

  • Excellent communication and management skills 
  • Strong biostatistical skills including database management, survey-based reseach, data reporting and analysis/modeling
  • Preferred (but not required) experience in:  implementation-science, health care provider education, simulation-based training and measurement, emergency/acute care, qualitative research, database researc

The goal of the collaborative is to ensure that all ill and injured children have optimal health outcomes. Our projects use innovative techniques and technology, such as simulation, to improve the pediatric health outcomes.  Projects involve prehospital, office-based and hospital-based acute care (NICU, ED, in-patient floor) of children.   

We aim 

  1. To describe and measure gaps in emergency care (to guide the development of pragmatic interventions using simulation as an investigative methodology)
  2. To develop, implement and evaluate pragmatic interventions aiming to improve the structure, process and outcomes of care at the levels of
    1. individual healthcare providers (education/skills training, knowledge translation, cognitive aids, apps) 
    2. teams of providers (interprofessional and multidisciplinary training)
    3. teams of providers working within complex real world systems (systems engineering/redesigning systems of care, transitions in care) 

https://www.impactscollaborative.com/postgraduate-postdoctorl-position

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

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanobiology in Disease and Development
Posting Date: April 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanobiology in Disease and Development

The Mak Research Lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Yale University has an opening for a postdoctoral position.  The lab is focused broadly on multiscale mechanobiology in cancer, development, and fibrotic diseases, from molecular to multicellular levels, with an emphasis on integrated approaches involving microfluidics, computational modeling, and novel experimental systems.  More information can be found at www.MakResearchLab.com.  Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. computational modeling
  2. mechanobiology and cell mechanics
  3. microfluidics and microfabrication
  4. 3D tissue culture systems

Interested postdoctoral candidates should email Michael Mak, Ph.D. (Michael.Mak@Yale.edu) with a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Center for Medical Informatics
Posting Date: April 2019

The Yale Center for Medical Informatics seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in data science. Individuals with expertise in machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing in the context of biomedical informatics are highly encouraged to apply. The position is focused on working with healthcare data including text data, administrative data, and image data to develop and test new approaches to study different healthcare pressing issues such as headaches phenotyping.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the research team developers, participating in all phases of the research project: conceptualization, development of machine learning approaches; design and implementation; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This two-year, full-time position (with the potential for extension) offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of biomedical informatics researchers but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning September 2019, materials should be submitted no later than July 25, 2019.

 The successful fellow will receive health insurance coverage and full access to the Yale University libraries. 

Scope of Work:

  • Develop and apply machine learning approaches to phenotype health conditions using structured and unstructured data in the EHR.
  • Apply natural language processing to clinical notes in the EHR to extract important clinical descriptors.
  • Collaborate with the research team developers and participating in all phases of the research project including design, implementation; analysis; writing up results; and presentation of findings.

Application Instructions

Candidates are requested to submit

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 names of references

To: Samah Fodeh (samah.fodeh@yale.edu)

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: April 2019

A position is available for a full time research trainee (Postgraduate Associate) to work on projects involving measurement of immune biomarkers of solid tumors. The position includes patient interaction and laboratory work focusing on characterizing the immune cells in tumor samples using novel methods. The training entails learning about molecular and immunologic abnormalities and working with oncologists and pathologists to identify unique features in human cancers that may impact treatment options.Candidates should have a Bachelors or Master’s degree. The position is full-time for a minimum of 1 year to start on or after June 1, 2019. To apply, please email a resume and contact information for three references (email addresses and phone numbers) to Sarah Goldberg at Sarah.Goldberg@yale.edu and Kurt Schalper Kurt.Schalper@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Pediatric Gender Program
Posting Date: April 2019

Postdoctoral Associate position at the Yale Pediatric Gender Program

The Yale Gender Program at Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for postdoctoral associate for research for those seeking to develop a career in the delivery of affirmative transgender health care. The postdoctoral fellow will receive research opportunities and training under the mentorship of Christy Olezeski, PhD. The position is research-focused and will include opportunities for grant-writing, data collection related to pediatric transgender health care in collaboration with our community and hospital partners, qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, manuscript preparation, and general professional development. There will be optional opportunities for supervised clinical experiences for candidates seeking licensure as a psychologist. This position aims to prepare the fellow for an independent clinical research career in an academic medical setting.

Applicants must have: (a) completed their doctoral training in psychology or a related field prior to the start date, and (b) demonstrated strong potential for an academic career in research focusing on transgender and gender diverse populations. We offer competitive salary commensurate with NIH guidelines and benefits. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and equity, and Dr. Olezeski especially encourages applications from candidates whose backgrounds are often underrepresented in research. The search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Applicants should compile the following items:

  1. 1-2 page statement of research interests and career development aims
  2. Three letters of recommendation from mentors/supervisors
  3. Sample publications
  4. Updated curriculum vitae

These items should be forwarded to Christy Olezeski, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, 1 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 503, New Haven, CT 06510. Please direct applications and/or inquiries via email to Dr. Olezeski via email at the following email address: Christy.olezeski@yale.edu. Position start date is negotiable.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Sun lab at Yale University
Posting Date: April 2019

The Sun lab at Yale University is currently seeking a postdoctoral candidate. The lab studies the function of the cilium in vertebrate development and diseases, particularly polycystic kidney disease and primary ciliary dyskinesia. More detailed information about lab research can be found at https://medicine.yale.edu/genetics/people/zhaoxia_sun-2.profile.

We use multidisciplinary approaches ranging from genetics to live imaging in our research. The candidate is expected to work with both zebrafish and mouse models, conduct an independent research project, collaborate with scientists within and outside of our group and participate in multiple joint group meetings. We are seeking an individual who is proficient in molecular biology and/or developmental biology, self-motivated and ready to explore all the opportunities available in our research community.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three references to:

Zhaoxia Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Genetics

Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar ST., SHM I-329A            

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

zhaoxia.sun@yale.edu

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology
Posting Date: April 2019

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology

Employer: Yale University

Location: New Haven, CT, USA

Brief Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to begin in July of 2019. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to work on projects dealing with microvascular and kidney tissue engineering. 

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations: The individual will be part of a small research team that conducts research focused on the development of new approaches to microvascular and kidney tissue engineering. Our goals are to make advances in these fields and to model clinically relevant human disease with tissue engineered constructs. We routinely use microfluidic devices, pluripotent stem cells, and in vivo animal models with human cells. An MD, PhD, or MD/PhD in a field relevant to biomedical engineering is preferred and skills needed for mammalian cell culture are required. Candidates should have good organizational, presentation, and writing skills. They should be able to work well in a team environment and be willing to take on creative new approaches.      

            Yale University provides competitive salaries and benefits packages and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a CV and a cover letter with your qualifications and interests as they pertain to this posting to the principal investigator, Dr. William G. Chang (w.chang@yale.edu).  

Contract period: This position would be for a two-year period with the possibility of extension.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: March 2019

Postdoctoral Associate Opening at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is recruiting one postdoctoral associates (2-year appointment) to begin April 1, 2019, who wish to have research training in the areas of addiction genetics and epigenetics. 

The postdoctoral associates will work primarily with Dr. Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Attending Psychiatrist, on a two NIH- funded study of addiction epigenetics in HIV-infected population.  The projects aim to understand how substance abuse impacted epigenome in HIV-infected populations and their comorbid conditions. The goal is to identify cell-type specific epigenetic effects of abused drugs in immune cells. The study may extend to neuroimmune system to understand the central nervous effects of abused drugs.  

Research duties will include conducting experiments in a wet lab, analysing genomic data, presenting the findings in conferences and co-authoring manuscripts.    

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in the genetics, psychiatric disorders, psychology, immunology, or other relevant area at the time the position begins and excellent project management, quantitative and writing skills. Experience with bench work in molecular biology, genetics, computer programming, 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

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

Postdoctoral Position in Video Game Research, Virtual Reality, Psycology, Sociology, Health Behavior, or Public Health - play4REAL Lab at Yale
Posting Date: March 2019

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN VIDEO GAME RESEARCH, VIRTUAL REALITY, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, HEALTH BEHAVIOR, or PUBLIC HEALTH – play4REAL Lab at Yale

The play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in video game research, virtual reality, health, behavioral or cognitive psychology, health behavior, or Public Health and appropriate experience to take a role in the implementation of a virtual reality research project funded by Oculus Education. The position is focused on the development and testing of a virtual reality videogame intervention aimed at e-cigarette prevention in teens. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at the play4REAL Lab with a focus on AR/VR.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the play4REAL team and video game developers, participating in all phases of the research project: conceptualization and development of the virtual reality videogame; recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent randomized controlled trial; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position (with the potential for a second year) offers the opportunity to work along side a prolific group of game researchers but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning April 2019, materials should be submitted no later than March 25, 2019.

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 names of references

To: Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu)

Kimberly Hieftje

Director, play4REAL Lab

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games/play2PREVENT Lab

e-mail: kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu

website: www.play4rlab.org

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

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratory of Jean-Ju Chung in Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale
Posting Date: March 2019

Postdoctoral associate – Chung lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jean-Ju Chung in Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The Chung lab studies cellular signaling via ion channels and membrane receptors that regulates sperm motility and fertility under normal and pathophysiological conditions using insights from human genetics and mouse models. Self-driven and highly motivated PhD (or PhD candidate) with an inquisitive nature and a quantitative mind is encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates should be passionate about the Chung lab’s research interests and hold a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or Reproductive Biology. Experience with molecular & cellular biology and imaging techniques is necessary, and experience with mice gametes and embryos will be favorably considered but not a must. Excellent organization skills, written and verbal communication skills, and willingness to write grant proposals and manuscripts are necessary.

To apply, please send a single PDF file to Jean-Ju Chung at jean-ju.chung@yale.edu<mailto:jean-ju.chung@yale.edu> including

(1) a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references.

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

Postdoctoral Position in Public Humanities
Posting Date: March 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities

An outstanding junior scholar with an interest in public humanities is sought for a postdoctoral fellowship. Based at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and working with Professor Timothy Snyder. Position for one year, with a possibility for two renewals.

This position is split evenly between research and public outreach. For half the time, the fellow will be working on her or his own project, as defined in the application.  For the other half, the fellow will work on outreach and planning involving book publishing, television and other media, and public events.

Applicants will be recent PhD recipients and will have completed their degree before beginning the fellowship. A doctorate in history or a related field and a facility with languages required. The fellow will remain in residence through the duration of the fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Jackson Institute.

To apply, submit the following via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/61043): cover letter; research proposal (1000 words); two or three letters of reference (at least one should refer to administrative experience); transcripts (all higher education); brief writing sample. The cover letter should address research interests, interest in and experience relevant to academic administration, and language ability.

Salary: $57,000 plus $3,000 for research expenses.  The fellow will be housed in the Jackson Institute and will have an office.

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

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology
Posting Date: March 2019

CANCER BIOLOGY POSTDOC POSITION AT YALE

The Wilson laboratory in the Section of Medical Oncology and the Yale Cancer Center is seeking postdoctoral candidates.  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 applies sequencing-based and functional genomic approaches to identify cancer vulnerabilities and dissect resistance mechanisms in translational and basic projects.
 
Applicants must have a recent PhD degree in a relevant field and at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Applicants should have experience in molecular biology, genetics / genomics, tumor cell biology, or other related fields.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected.
 
Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals and the names / contact information for three references to: frederick.wilson@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in natural resource economics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES)
Posting Date: February 2019

Don’t scramble for your second choice position; advance your career by spending a year or two at Yale as a post-doc.

Postdoctoral associate position available in natural resource economics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES)

Starting date summer 2019

The successful candidate will contribute to research on approaches to valuing stocks of natural capital, green or sustainability accounting, and/or value of information. The individual filling this role will collaborate with faculty to develop original research. The primary focus is on extending techniques and developing case studies for the approach laid out in Fenichel et al. 2018 Handbook of Environmental Economics. There may also be opportunities to work on the value of information as it relates to remote sensing products. Applicants are encouraged to visit http://environment.yale.edu/profile/eli-fenichel/research for more information about Dr. Fenichel’s ongoing projects.  The position is expected to last 1-2 years.

Qualifications

  • PhD focused on Natural Resource & Environmental Economics or closely related areas.
  • Knowledge of economic dynamics, natural resource economics, and/or capital theory.
  • Strong programming capabilities (e.g., R, python, MatLab, Stata, or Mathematica).
  • Knowledge and interest in ecological and economic systems.
  • Abilities in econometrics or applied statistics.
  • Abilities in dynamical systems modeling, dynamic programming, or optimal control preferred.
  • Experience with non-market valuation techniques, outdoor recreation, climate or development forecasts, or specific resource systems also desirable. 

Benefits

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Furthermore, Yale FES offers an excellent interdisciplinary environment with a strong core group in environmental economics. The research focus on valuing natural capital has potential to help shape sustainability policies around the world.

For more information or to apply please contact Eli Fenichel (Yale F&ES) at eli.fenichel@yale.edu.  Applicants should send a cover letter describing their interests and skills as they relate to my research, a CV, a description (up to one page) of a computational project he/she has engaged in outside of a class, the contact information for three references, and JMP. Please combined documents into a single pdf. 

Affirmative Action Statement:

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 Position in Cardiac Developmental Biology
Posting Date: February 2019

Postdoctoral Position in  Cardiac Developmental Biology

Responsibilities

Postdoctoral position immediately available to investigate the genetic and molecular mechanisms that underlie congenital heart disease. The Gruber lab utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the molecular and genetic basis of human congenital heart disease. Through deep sequencing (WES and WGS) of both large cohorts and informative families, we have a identified several novel genetic associations that require mechanistic investigation. Recent work (Dev Cell, Stem Cells) has uncovered a series of progenitor cell populations whose single cell transcriptional signal is enriched with damaging mutations identified in human cohorts. Our lab employs mouse modeling, tissue culture, biochemical assays, and a variety of informatic approaches to understand the mechansims that guide tissue movements in the developing heart. The applicant should be highly motivated with a PhD or MD/PhD and be prepared to perform self-directed research in a close-knit laboratory environment at Yale University. Prior experience in molecular biological techniques and mouse modeling is preferred.

Qualifications

PhD or MD/PhD
Experience in mouse modeling and colony management is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Yale University is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

In addition to applying online, the applicant should send a CV and the names of two faculty-level references to:

Peter J. Gruber, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

peter.gruber@yale.edu

Job posting will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral Position in the Rudnick Lab, Department of Pharmacology
Posting Date: February 2019

Postdoctoral Position available in the Rudnick Lab,

Department of Pharmacology,

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT, USA

The Rudnick Lab in the Department of Pharmacology, at the Yale School of Medicine, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to investigate the molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter re-uptake. The investigation will use biochemical and biophysical approaches to study how these proteins concentrate neurotransmitters within neurons using, as a driving force, the transmembrane concentration gradients of Na+, H+ and K+ ions. The key to understanding this energy coupling requires investigation into the influence of ion and substrate binding on transporter conformation and dynamics. The proteins to be studied are targets for many therapeutic drugs, and this research aims to reveal the structural elements within the transporters that are responsible for their function.

Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field and should have extensive experience in molecular biology and quantitative biochemistry as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with mammalian cell culture and recombinant protein production (E.coli and mammalian cells) are also desirable.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to Gary Rudnick (gary.rudnick@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Immunology
Posting Date: February 2019

CANCER IMMUNOLOGY POSTDOC POSITION AT YALE

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately in the laboratory of Katerina Politi, PhD at Yale University to study tumor-

immune cell interactions and how these influence the efficacy of immunotherapies (http://medicine.yale.edu/labs/politi/) in lung cancer.

Applicants must have a recent PhD or MD/PhD degree in a relevant field and at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed

journal. Research experience in one or more of the following areas is required: immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or mouse genetics.

Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals and the names of three references to:

katerina.politi@yale.edu

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

Postdoctoral Position in Lipid/Glucose Metabolism
Posting Date: February 2019

Postdoctoral position in Lipid/Glucose Metabolism

Posting Date: February 2019

One post-doctoral fellowship position is open Starting in May in Dr. Arya Mani’s lab in the Department of Medicine, and Genetics at The Cardiovascular Research Center, Yale University. Our projects include generation of mouse model harboring human mutations underlying metabolic syndrome (Cell Metabolism 2013, 2014, Nature Genetics in press). The successful candidates must be highly self-motivated with a strong background in molecular cell biology, have experience in breeding and handling mice; knowledge in lipid/glucose metabolism is a must. The candidate must be currently present in the United States, be either a citizen or have a valid working visa. The candidate will work with an established principal investigator (supported by multiple NIH R01 grants and private funding), as well as a strong scientific team on cutting edge projects. Please submit your CV, a research summary, and names and addresses of three references via email to: arya.mani@yale.edu.