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 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 Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: February 2019

Postdoctoral researcher positions

Two postdoctoral fellows are sought for research positions in an interdisciplinary vaccine research group. Fellows should have strong quantitative skills and a doctoral degree in epidemiology, global health, economics/econometrics, or another relevant quantitative discipline. PhDs in lab sciences with experience in field or clinical work will be considered. Individuals with the potential for leadership, a desire to cross interdisciplinary boundaries, and aptitude for developing an independent research portfolio will be strong applicants. Researchers in their first or second postgraduate research year are preferred, but third-year researchers will also be considered.

Examples of duties:

  • Coordination of research efforts between different research sites, nationally and internationally
  • Drafting grant proposals and protocols
  • Primary and/or secondary authorship of original research manuscripts
  • Mentoring of predoctoral researchers

Minimum qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology, global health, economics/econometrics, or another relevant quantitative discipline
  • Strong quantitative skills with data cleaning and analysis as well as manuscript drafting and publication
  • High EQ and a strong focus on team-oriented research

Omer Research Group

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

Research Group Environment and Philosophy

Omer Research Group works both domestically and internationally; the postdoctoral positions will focus on a variety of interdisciplinary projects having to do with vaccine research. This group also has an orientation towards strong mentoring and focuses on developing skills as well as the ability to lead an independent research program. We invest in mentee growth and have a culture of mutual support. The group fosters a rigorous scientific research environment but is cognizant of the importance of work-life balance - and works with members to strike a healthy balance between research and personal life.

Interested applicants should send their CV to Stephanie.santore@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 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.

Postdoctoral Position in Digestive Disease
Posting Date: January 2019

Department: Digestive Disease

Post-doctoral position in the area of sterile inflammation and fibrosis focused on liver diseases. Will be using molecular techniques as well as experimental in vivo models. The goal is to better understand the factors which regulate inflammation and fibrosis in the liver, with a strong interface with metabolism.

Contact Dr. Mehal Wajahat directly at mehal.wajahat@yale.edu for further details.

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratory of Dr. Manoi M. Pillai
Posting Date: January 2018

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW IN HEMATOLOGY

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 Position in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the New York Botanical Garden
Posting Date: January 2019

The Lewis B. Cullman Postdoctoral Associate

Deadline Monday March 18 2019

The Cullman Postdoctoral Associate is a joint position between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the New York Botanical Garden. The objective is to support early career natural and social science researchers to use an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems in the following or related areas of study: Agroforestry and Forest Management, Ecosystem Analysis, Economic Botany, Economic Evaluation of Tropical Resources, Ethnobotany, Plant Biodiversity and Conservation, Social and Policy Processes Affecting the Management of Plant Resources, Tropical Field Studies, and Tropical Silviculture.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be based at Yale but must work closely with faculty from both institutions.

Interested parties should contact faculty (F&ES) and research scientists (NYBG) in both institutions to develop a 2-year research program and obtain their nomination.

Eligibility

 - Individuals who have been awarded a PhD degree within the past three years, or who are soon to be awarded. 

 - Yale PhD graduates and individuals already in residence at Yale are eligible. 

 - Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

Disciplines and Faculty Sponsors

 - The Cullman Postdoctoral Associate supports research on a variety of disciplines in the social, economic, physical, and biological sciences concerned with plants and people. 

 - Associates will work under the mentorship of at least one Yale F\&ES faculty member and one NYBG research scientist. 

 - The Yale or NYBG faculty member will provide office and lab space, and research funds beyond the Associate’s contingency fund. 

Faculty pages are located here:

 - [F&ES](http://environment.yale.edu/directory/allfaculty/),

 - [NYBG](https://www.nybg.org/plant-research-and-conservation/about/meet-the-scientists/).

Awards

 - Fellowships will be for a two-year duration, without the possibility of renewal. 

 - There is the opportunity to teach a seminar course in the individual’s area of specialization, and/or work closely with one of the F\&ES [Centers and Programs](http://environment.yale.edu/centers/). 

 - Annual compensation is $50,000 plus fringe benefits, plus $2,500 contingency funds. Additional research funds may be available, depending on the research proposal and budget submitted. 

Nomination process

Nominations (by faculty) and applications (by the applicant) for the competitive Cullman Postdoctoral Associate position are due Monday 18 March 2019.

Faculty

 - Nominations must be made jointly by a Yale F&ES faculty and NYBG research scientist who must both affirm that they will act as mentors and provide research infrastructure *if their nominee is selected*.

 - The nomination should include one letter (from either the F&ES or NYBG faculty) and one email confirmation (from the co-advisor).

 - The nomination letter must explain how the proposed mentor came to know the nominee, why the nominee is an outstanding candidate, and how and why the nominee’s proposed research will complement that of their F&ES and NYBG mentors, and how the nominee will strengthen research and teaching collaborations between the two institutions.

 - Nominations should be submitted online by the advisor/s. Please submit your letter of nomination to tri@yale.edu.

Nominee

Nominees are asked to provide the following in PDF format:

  - a 2-page research proposal (reference page/s are additional),

  - an abbreviated CV with a complete bibliography,

  - Two (2) letters of recommendation, *in addition* to the nomination letter,

  - One (1) manuscript or reprint of a published work.

Deadlines

 - Faculty nominations are due Monday 18 March 2019.

 - Nominee’s application materials are due Monday 18 March 2019.

 - Awards will be announced on or before 30 April 2019. The awardees should begin residency at Yale University at or before Fall semester 2019.

For any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact:

Dr. Simon Queenborough 

Director, Yale Tropical Resources Institute 

tri@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 Eating Disorders at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: January 2019

Postdoctoral Associate Opening in Eating Disorders at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is recruiting two postdoctoral associates (one 2-year appointment and one 3 – year appointment) to begin June 1, 2019, who wish to have research experience/training in the area of eating disorders, their early identification, associated comorbidity, clinical trials of psychological interventions and scalable methods of training clinicians and providing treatment.  

The postdoctoral associates will work primarily with Dr.Zafra Cooper, Professor of Psychiatry and clinical psychologist, on a two center DoD - funded study of eating disorders in Veterans focusing on prevalence, comorbidity, risk and health care usage. The study is jointly led by Dr Mitchell of the National Center for PTSD and the Boston VA and Dr Cooper. It aims to address four interrelated questions using a two-stage design; a large-scale survey (completed at the Boston site) followed by detailed clinical interviews using a case control design (Yale site). The goal is to: examine the prevalence of full and subthreshold eating disorders among recent male and female Veterans and accompanying comorbidity with particular emphasis on temporal associations between eating disorders and comorbid disorders; study risk factors for the onset and maintenance of disorder; explore treatment use and access and validate scalable screening measures.

The postdoctoral associates will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Cooper on other treatment intervention and training projects as time permits.  

Research duties will include recruiting and consenting participants for interview, conducting the detailed diagnostic and risk factor interviews, entering and managing the data and preparing it for merging with the initial survey data, co-authoring manuscripts, collaborating with other investigators in the Boston team, and attending professional conferences.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in the behavioral sciences, public health, psychology, or other relevant area at the time the positions begins and excellent project management, quantitative and writing skills. Applicants must also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Experience with eating disorders and/or eating disorder research, clinical trials, mobile health, computer programming, are preferred 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 zafra.cooper@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 Immunohematology
Posting Date: January 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunohematology 

The Yale Department of Laboratory Medicine offers a 2-3 year postdoctoral research fellowship in the broad field of Immunohematology to MDs, MD/ PhDs, and PhDs interested in a long term academic investigative career. The major areas of focus are: Stem Cells/Hematopoiesis, Transfusion Medicine, Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Vascular Biology/ Transplantation, and Biomedical Engineering. The core of the program is work in the research laboratory of one of 30 Yale faculty members, drawn from 8 different Departments. The program also offers the possibility of obtaining an additional advanced degree: a PhD in Investigative Medicine or a Masters in Health Sciences for trainees with an MD degree, or a Masters in Biomedical Engineering for any trainees. Individuals aiming for clinician-scientist careers, including MDs and MD/PhDs interested in any relevant clinical fi eld, as well as PhD pathology and genetics clinician-scientists fi nd the program well designed for their aspirations, as do academically oriented PhDs. The program is supported by an NIH T32 and hence fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents. Information is available at: http://medicine.yale.edu/labmed/research/ immunohematology/. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to diane.krause@yale.edu. Women, people with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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 Miranker lab
Posting Date: January 2019

Post-doctoral position in the Miranker lab @ Yale University
 

A post-doctoral position (full-time, part-time or shared) is available for a project in the laboratory of Professor Andrew Miranker, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University.  Candidates should have a compelling interest to work broadly in the area of molecular medicine.  Preference will be given to candidates whose dissertation topic required routine use of optical (spectroscopy and/or microscopy), biochemical and cell biological tools. Experience with genomic or microbiome level sequencing and analysis is also a plus. The successful candidate will work to elucidate mechanisms in human diseases associated with pathogenic protein self-assembly (e.g., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Type II diabetes). See <tinyurl.com/yc6hp8z5> and <tinyurl.com/y9cswmhr>. Candidates should send their CV and cover letter, publication reprints and request 2-3 letters of recommendation be sent, by E-mail, to Lisa.Adams@yale.edu.  Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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 Lee Lab, Department of Pharmacology
Posting Date: January 2019

Postdoctoral Positions are available in the Lee Lab,

Department of Pharmacology,

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT, USA

The Lee 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 endocrine fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling. Endocrine FGFs, which include, FGF15/19, FGF21, and FGF23, activate signaling via FGF receptors and require binding to the Klotho family of surface receptors; FGF23 signaling requires α-Klotho, while FGF15/19 and FGF21 signaling requires β-Klotho. The research in our laboratory is focused on the structural elucidation, biophysical, and biochemical analyses of complexes involved in endocrine FGF signaling.

Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field and should have extensive experience in recombinant protein production (E.coli and mammalian cells) and structural biology techniques (X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM), as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with mammalian cell culture and quantitative biophysical analyses 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 Sangwon Lee (s.lee@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 (or Associate Research Scientist) Position in Cancer and Hematopoiesis
Posting Date: December 2018

Postdoctoral (or Associate Research Scientist) Position in Cancer and Hematopoiesis

Available immediately, 2 positions in the Kupfer Laboratory

The Kupfer lab works on genetic models of cancer and hematopoiesis:

1-Fanconi anemia:  a rare genetic disease of bone marrow failure, leukemia, and solid tumors, FA is a caused by defects in genes involved in cell signaling and DNA repair in response to DNA damage.  We are interested in understanding the genetic changes associated with progression to leukemia and how those changes may reveal therapeutic vulnerabilities.  Work on this project will involve cell culture with cell lines and primary cells, mouse models of FA, and humanized mice to act as recipients for FA patient samples.

2-Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia:  a rare disease of red cell production, CDA is caused by defects in genes that have no known function.  In particular, we have identified a novel CDA gene for which we are making a mouse model and working on cell culture and primary cells.  In addition we have ongoing work on codanin, which is mutated in CDA type I.  We have a CRISPR-modeled knockin mouse and are currently characterizing its erythroid phenotype.

Please contact Gary Kupfer for further information:  gary.kupfer@yale.edu

See our home page at kupferlab.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 Virology and Immunology (Lab of Dr. Craig Wilen)
Posting Date: December 2018

Postdoctoral position in Virology/Immunology, Wilen Lab

A position is available for a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in studying how viruses interact with the immune system to cause disease. Specifically, we are interested in how norovirus (aka the “cruise ship” virus) establishes infection, interacts with the intestinal microbiome, and evades the immune system. We recently found norovirus infects a rare and exciting intestinal cell type called tuft cells and are focused on understanding the role of these unusual cells in immunity. This work involves the use of mouse models, tissue culture, genome-wide CRISPR screens, molecular biology, and immunology techniques.

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Craig Wilen, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology (craig.wilen@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 Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
Posting Date: December 2018

The Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate position under its initiative to study the Racialization of Islam beginning on July 1, 2019.  The candidate will be expected to be in full-time residence and to teach one course in academic year 2019-2020 related to the interdisciplinary field of Muslim American studies which overlaps and extends several ethnic studies subfields (such as Arab American studies, African American studies, and Asian American studies) as well as disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, religious studies, and political science. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life and growth of the Center, to hold office hours for students, and to offer one public lecture and to assist in the development of relevant campus programming. Ideally, the postdoctoral associate will also complete a significant publication during their residency. 

Under the direction of Professor Stephen Pitti, the Center aims to gather students and scholars interested in Ethnic Studies fields; intersectional race, gender, and sexuality research; and Native and diasporic communities both in the United States and other countries.

The successful fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus individual health insurance coverage, full access to the Yale University libraries, and shared office space. 

For additional information, please email ritm@yale.edu.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply through Interfolio and must include the following:

1.      Cover letter, indicating qualifications and plans for research and writing

2.      Current curriculum vitae

3.      Two letters of recommendation.

4.      A writing sample up to fifty pages in length.

5.      A syllabus of a proposed course related to the racialization of Islam

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 Translational Applications of Chemiexcitation
Posting Date: December 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Applications of Chemiexcitation

This project moves our knowledge of a new mode of skin disease – chemiexcitation, the chemical excitation of electrons to a high-energy state (Science 347:842, 2015; Trends Molec Med 24:527, 2018) – toward translational application in skin cancer prevention. Natural and synthetic compounds that prevent chemiexcitation or dissipate triplet-state energy will be tested on primary melanocytes in culture and on mouse skin. The candidate will be a molecular biologist with experience in mammalian tissue culture, DNA isolation, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, and PCR. S/he will be highly motivated and have an interest in photochemistry or excited states, have the ability to think about new problems, and have published or in-press papers. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience; fluent technical English is required. This is a one-year NIH-funded position, ideally starting in January 2019, although there may be opportunities for continued research on related topics.

Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing relevant expertise, to Dr. Douglas Brash, Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, douglas.brash@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.