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.

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Postdoctoral Position - DNA Repair and Tumor Immunology (Vasquez Lab)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the Vasquez Lab, DNA repair and Tumor Immunology, Department of Pediatrics

The Yale School of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics is seeking a highly motived postdoctoral associate interested in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, DNA repair and translational research. The major goals of the Vasquez laboratory are to uncover novel treatment strategies that exploit DNA repair pathways in order to induce tumor immunogenicity and sensitivity to immunotherapy. Our work is highly translational and collaborative with immediate relevance to pediatric and adult solid and central-nervous system tumors.  

We are seeking self-motivated applicants with competence in molecular biology techniques, cell culture, microscopy and FACS analysis. As a core member of the Vasquez lab, you will be expected to work at the bench, interpret data, and troubleshoot experiments independently. Previous experiences in immunology or DNA repair labs is preferred. Prior in vivo research experience with small animals, such as mice and/or rats, is also preferred but not required. Due to the translational aspect of our research, a drive for independent investigation, creativity, and excellent communication skills are required.

Information about salary, benefits, and career development opportunities can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and interests, a CV, and a contact information for 2-3 references to Juan.Vasquez@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 - Spatial Ecology and Biogeography (AWE Lab)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Spatial Ecology and Biogeography

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. Ongoing and future projects include human-wildlife conflict, spatial variation in consumption through diet and stable isotope analysis from hair and feces; blood meal analysis from mosquito and ectoparasites; assessing microbial and parasite diversity; carnivore movement from radio-collars; and mammal monitoring via camera-trap surveys. Our work has direct implications to protected area effectiveness and species conservation.

We seek an inquisitive and ambitious individual to harness multiple sources of publicly available geospatial data and integrate information regarding animal distribution and movement, protected areas and landuse change, human-wildlife conflict, environmental conditions, ecological interactions such as predation and parasitism, and human pressures and behavior. Additionally, the candidate will support and use newly acquired movement data from carnivores to investigate socio-ecological dynamics in urban environments.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in geography, landscape ecology or a related field, experience in collecting and analyzing movement data, strong publication record, and exceptional research and communication skills.  The candidate should have demonstrated competency using GIS, python, R, Google Earth Engine and remote sensing, Github as well as occupancy modeling, step selection, agent-based modeling, circuit theory and habitat selection. The position responsibilities include tasks related to these research topics, co-authoring papers, and mentoring students.  AWE Lab members are expected to participate in lab meetings, retreats, and training activities, as well as public engagement initiatives. Public engagement and public science are core values of the AWE Lab, which seeks to inspire new generations of scientists and create opportunities for non-scientists to develop empathy for wildlife and a greater investment in 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.  As such, we strongly encourage applications from researchers identifying as members of marginalized or underrepresented groups.

The position is based at Yale University with the Peabody Museum, Institute of Biospheric Studies, Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change, all providing a stimulating academic community. 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 by an Endowed Postdoc Fellowship through Provost Office, beginning summer 2022 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 “Spatial Ecology Postdoc” in the subject line to: rachel.radin@yale.edu, Rachel provides faculty support to Dr. Harris. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a start date on or before September 1.

Postdoctoral Associate - Nephrology (Besse Lab)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

The Section of Nephrology is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join a research program in the laboratory of Dr. Whitney Besse focused on disease mechanism discovery for human genetic kidney and liver diseases. The research opportunities run the spectrum from human disease gene discovery to utilization of novel disease models for in vivo pathway discovery. The approaches are founded in human cohort development, whole exome sequencing analysis, interpretation of large data sets from genome level and cell type specific transcriptome sequencing, coupled with model organism genetics and basic cellular and molecular biology. The goal of the program is to discover new biology and define targets for human disease treatment.

The offered position could have significant project flexibility and will provide a rich learning environment and supportive career mentorship. Expertise—or interest in developing expertise—in using genetic mouse models and basic bioinformatic analyses is preferred. The Besse lab currently has joint lab meetings with the laboratory of section chief Dr. Stefan Somlo to diversify direct exposure to laboratory and bioinformatic approaches.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., with interest in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, nephrology, or a related field. Qualified applicants should provide a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to whitney.besse@yale.edu.

Post-Doctoral Position in Translational Reproductive Immunology (Konnikova)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Post-Doctoral Position in Translational Reproductive Immunology

Research in the Konnikova group is directed at studying the development and maintenance of mucosal immunity at barrier sites including the placenta. We are interested in understanding how homeostasis is established and maintained in humans and what goes awry to cause disease. In particular, the current NIH R01 funded project will investigate a novel paradigm that fetal immunity contributes to the labor process by studying T cell signaling at the maternal-fetal interface and its role in preterm birth. With the goal of defining a novel and tractable pathway mediating preterm labor.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic postdoctoral candidate to join our team who is interested in applying system’s biology cutting edge techniques including imagining and suspension mass cytometry and single cell RNA sequencing in combination with organoid approaches to study placental immunity. My group has access to the CyTOF and genomics cores at Yale as well as state-of-the-art cell and molecular imaging facilities. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain further training in translational research, in vivo model systems and a range of immunological techniques.

The candidate will be expected to have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with experience in immunology. Preference to candidates with involvement in human systems immunology will be given, but it is not a requirement. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the capacity for independent evaluation of the literature. Prior knowledge in primary cell isolation, flow cytometry, imaging techniques and single cell techniques would be an added benefit. For more information on our group, please visit our website – www.konnikovalab.com.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liza Konnikova – liza.konnikova@yale.edu.

Post-Doctoral Position in Translational Mucosal Immunology (Konnikova)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Post-Doctoral Position in Translational Mucosal Immunology

Research in the Konnikova group is directed at studying the development and maintenance of mucosal immunity at barrier sites including the intestine. We are interested in understanding how cellular trafficking contributes to inflammatory bowel diseases including NEC and IBD. With the goal of defining novel and tractable pathways mediating these diseases.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic postdoctoral candidate to join our team who is interested in applying system’s biology cutting edge techniques including imagining and suspension mass cytometry and single cell RNA sequencing in combination with organoid approaches to study placental immunity. My group has access to the CyTOF and genomics cores at Yale as well as state-of-the-art cell and molecular imaging facilities. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain further training in translational research, in vivo model systems and a range of immunological techniques.

The candidate will be expected to have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with experience in immunology. Preference to candidates with involvement in human systems immunology will be given, but it is not a requirement. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the capacity for independent evaluation of the literature. Prior knowledge in primary cell isolation, flow cytometry, imaging techniques and single cell techniques would be an added benefit. For more information on our group, please visit our website – www.konnikovalab.com.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liza Konnikova – liza.konnikova@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate - Environmental Health Services (Deziel Lab)
Posting Date: May 5, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Environmental Health Sciences

Job Description

Dr. Nicole Deziel, Associate Professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the Yale School of Public Health, has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate in environmental exposure science and environmental epidemiology. Professor Deziel’s research is focused on applying spatial metrics, biomonitoring techniques, and environmental measurements to provide comprehensive and quantitative assessments of exposure to traditional and emerging environmental contaminants in population-based studies of cancer and child health outcomes. The main project of interest is a study of environmental exposures and pediatric thyroid cancer, although a variety of other projects are available.

Position Details

Position will involve leading innovative research that includes quantitative data analysis, graphical exploration and display of data, and writing manuscripts. The position is available for one year at a competitive salary with benefits, with a possibility of extension. The postdoctoral associate will receive dedicated mentoring and training and have opportunities to present at professional conferences and apply for grant funding.

Qualifications

Qualifications include a PhD in environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related discipline, strong quantitative and coding skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong interest in exposure science.

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/106372

Please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interests, along with a current CV and contact information for three references.

For further information about our school, please visit

http://ysph.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.

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Postdoctoral Position - Inflammatory Mechanisms Pharmacology (Lolis Lab)
Posting Date: May 5, 2022

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE IN INFLAMMATORY MECHANISMS

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Inflammation is a normal physiological response to injury but can also become a chronic disease that leads to other pathologies. Chemokines, and cytokine with chemotactic properties, mediate trafficking by immune cells crucial to both homeostasis and inflammation. The lab is interested in understanding inflammation by these proteins. A variety of projects exist to understand mechanisms of (a) macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in systemic idiopathic juvenile arthritis, (b) therapeutics for MIF in inflammatory disease, (c) lupus and cancer by the CXCL13-CXCR5 axis. The disciplines used to study these mechanisms and potential therapeutics range from yeast and mouse genetics to biochemistry and structural biology using state-of-the-equipment and facilities. The postdoc will be responsible for developing and maintaining an independent research project. The position will necessitate a high level of collaborative interactions with other research teams at Yale University in a multi-disciplinary environment. Support for academic enrichment and career development will be core to the postdoctoral research position.

Successful candidates should have a MD, MD/Phd or PhD in one of the following disciplines: genetics, intracellular signaling, biochemistry, structural biology or related discipline. This is an NIH T32-funded position and, therefore, limited to US citizens or permanent residents with a start date of September 1 but the exact time is negotiable. Interested candidates should send their CV and names of three references to:

Professor Elias Lolis

Department of Pharmacology

Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8066

elias.lolis@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate - Pathogen Genomics and Epidemiology (Cohen)
Posting Date: May 2, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pathogen Genomics and Epidemiology

Project Description

Applications from PhD or other doctoral-level degree holders are welcomed for a full-time position focused on using pathogen genomic and spatial data to describe the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in high tuberculosis incidence settings under the primary supervision of Prof. Ted Cohen in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases.

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral associate who is eager to work with our team to develop and apply new methods for the analysis of pathogen genomes and metadata to identify bacterial, host, and environmental factors related to transmission. The postdoctoral associate would have access to data from multiple settings, including at least the Republic of Moldova, Malawi, and South Africa. Our multi-national team includes individuals trained epidemiology, medicine, pathogen genomics, spatial statistics, transmission modeling, and economics.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate as an author in publications arising from this work and will be expected to communicate findings in oral presentations at national and international conferences.

We are seeking candidates willing to commit to at least 2 years of work on these projects.

We are eager to speak with candidates that are passionate about applying their existing skills to help address an urgent public health problem.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Doctoral degree in pathogen genomics, bioinformatics, or a closely related discipline
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers

Benefit and Compensation Information

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter along with an updated resume/CV with contact information for 3 professional references and apply online at:

http://apply.interfolio.com/106311

For any additional information, please visit www.yale.edu/ysph and contact:

Professor Ted Cohen, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health (theodore.cohen@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 Associates - Pharmacology and Yale Center For Molecular and Systems Metabolism (Bennett Lab)
Posting Date: May 2, 2022

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Department of Pharmacology and

Yale Center For Molecular and Systems Metabolism

Two post-doctoral associate positions are now available for an enthusiastic individual who is interested in studying the signal transduction mechanisms of protein tyrosine phosphatases. The research project seeks to investigate the mechanisms of MAP kinase phosphatases as novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of human diseases such as metabolic disease, heart disease and cancer. The project will utilize chemical biology, structural biology, proteomics, biochemical and mouse genetic techniques to define the molecular basis of MAP kinase phosphatase signaling in disease. The individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining an independent research project and will require expertise in either cell signaling, biochemical techniques and mouse genetic skills. The position will necessitate a high level of collaborative interactions with other research teams at Yale University in a multi-disciplinary environment using state-of-the-art equipment. Support for academic enrichment and development will be core to the postdoctoral research experience in the Bennett lab. The Yale University School of Medicine community offers tremendous opportunities for collaboration in many areas of the biological sciences and medicine and the applicant will have the opportunity to engage in translational research experiences.

Interested candidates that have a broad interest in intracellular signal transduction should send their CV and names of three references to:

Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. Professor

Yale University School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology,

SHM B-226D

333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8066

Mail to: anton.bennett@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position - Emerging Viruses (Wilen Lab)
Posting Date: April 26, 2022

Postdoctoral position- Emerging viruses, Wilen lab

The Wilen lab is a highly collaborative, friendly, supportive, and dynamic environment in the departments of laboratory medicine and immunobiology. We are looking for a postdoc to study host-pathogen interactions of emerging viruses. We are specifically interested in understanding how potential future pandemic viruses cause disease and interact with the immune system. We are focused on novel previously uncharacterized RNA viruses from virus families known to cause significant human disease, including bat coronaviruses, bunyaviruses, rabies-like viruses, and noroviruses. We use molecular virology, CRISPR, organoids, single-cell technology, and animal models in the BSL2 and BSL3 labs to address fundamental questions about viral pathogenesis and immunity.

Post-docs are provided mentorship tailored to their professional and scientific goals and the autonomy to explore their own ideas and experiments. Mentorship is a priority in the lab, and trainees have frequent formal and informal meetings with Craig. Recent representative publications from the lab include: Wei et al Cell, 2021; Wilen et al Science, 2018; Ravindra, Alfajaro et al, PLoS Biology 2021, Flynn, et al Cell, 2021; Chen et al Science Immunology, 2021.

Prior experience in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology is desired but we are interested in working with the those from multiple diverse fields who are interested in working on emerging viruses to help prevent and combat the next pandemic.

Interested applicants, should email Craig Wilen, MD, PhD  (craig.wilen@yale.edu) a CV and brief statement of interest. More information about the lab is available at wilenlab.com

Postdoctoral Associate - Pragmatic Dyadic Design (Monin Lab)
Posting Date: April 26, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pragmatic Dyadic Design

Please follow the link to learn more about the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and the Monin Lab.

https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/geriatrics/            

https://www.publichealth.yale.edu/biostat

https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/monin/

https://impactcollaboratory.org/

Description:

An exciting full-time opportunity as a Postdoctoral Associate exists in Gerontologic Biostatistics at the Yale School of Medicine. This candidate will be mentored by Drs. Joan Monin and Heather Allore at Yale School of Public Health and Dr. Nicholas Pajewski at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The position is for up to 2 years with and opportunities for travel to collaborating institutions are available.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with an interest in embedded pragmatic clinical trials ePCTs) to work on methodological development in pragmatic dyadic study design. When examining the effectiveness of ePCTs for persons living with dementia (PLWD) and caregivers, it is important to consider how each dyad member influences the other over time.  PLWD and caregivers their perceptions differ making it necessary to understand whether effects of ePCTs may vary between PWDs and CGs. Therefore, recruiting dyads, designing studies to examine interpersonal process, and measuring outcomes consistently between dyad members is important. The position is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. Principal goals of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory are to develop and disseminate research methods and best practices in the conduct, and implementation of ePCT for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to work with a variety of mentors in the IMPACT Collaboratory and world leaders in pragmatic and cluster randomized trial designs.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications are a PhD in biostatistics or quantitative methods or relevant areas, understanding of study design, strong programming skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior course work in dyadic analysis techniques and close relationships science are preferred. Strong preference will be given to individuals who are highly motivated to work in pragmatic trials and/or AD/ADRD care.

Application:

To apply, please submit a CV and copies of two most relevant publications by email to heather.allore@yale.edu. Please include contact information for three references and in your cover letter, summarize your relevant research experience and indicate your interest in the research area as well as the date you will be available to begin.  Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements prior to starting work. Scientific questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Allore at heather.allore@yale.edu, Dr. Monin at joan.monin@yale.edu or Dr. Pajewski at npajewsk@wakeforest.edu Applications will be considered as they arrive. Start date is July 1, 2022.

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.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Epidemiology of Aging and Disability (Gill Lab)
Posting Date: April 19, 2022

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the
Epidemiology of Aging and Disability

Yale School of Medicine

The Center on Disability and Disabling Disorders at Yale University offers a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Epidemiology of Aging and Disability. This experience provides fellows with the opportunity to address fundamental issues related to the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons; train with mentors who are experts in the epidemiology of disability; and produce high impact research papers that will help them establish a successful research career. 

The Center, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Gill, conducts longitudinal studies and clinical trials to enhance the scientific knowledge base of the disablement process in older persons and to rigorously evaluate promising intervention strategies. The Center works closely with the superb Resource Cores of the Yale Program on Aging (Biostatistics and Operations) and has access to data from several large NIH-sponsored studies, including (among others) the Precipitating Events Project (PEP Study) and National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS). Current NIH-funded research is focusing intently on distressing symptoms, functional outcomes, serious health events such as major surgery, end of life, disadvantaged older populations, and health disparities.

Ample training opportunities are available through the Yale Program on Aging/Pepper Center, Investigative Medicine Program, and School of Public Health. Suitable candidates should have a PhD or an MD, prior training in epidemiology, demography, biostatistics, or a related field, and strong communication skills.  Expertise in statistical programming, including SAS, is highly desirable.

Stipends are commensurate with experience. Although not required, US citizenship or permanent residence is preferred for training grant eligible positions. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to: Ms. Robbin Bonanno at robbin.bonanno@yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position - Department of Pediatrics (Deniz Lab)
Posting Date: April 12, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Position

Department of Pediatrics

Yale University School of Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory of Dr. Engin Deniz to analyze novel developmental mechanisms underlying human birth defects, with a particular interest in congenital hydrocephalus. Our work is highly translational, and projects in the lab stem from the reported genes identified in patients with congenital hydrocephalus. We use modern gene-editing tools in Xenopus to phenocopy patient phenotype, then expand our analyses to evaluate the cell and molecular mechanisms linked to these novel hydrocephalus genes.

The postdoc will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples, an extensive Xenopus facility, and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/Ph.D. students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates. Qualified candidates will have significant experience in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology and a strong interest in developmental biology, embryonic patterning, and congenital malformations.

Interested persons should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Engin Deniz, MD, exclusively at the following address: lisa.palmieri@yale.edu or Lisa Palmieri, Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064. The deadline is May 30, 2022.

Postdoctoral Position - Division of Gynecologic Oncology (Santin Lab)
Posting Date: April 7, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

The laboratory of Dr. Alessandro Santin at Yale School of Medicine is looking to hire a Postdoc for a long term research appointment. He or she will work under Dr. Santin direction in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Santin’s research focuses on the development of PDX mouse models in which gynecological cancer can be induced and studied to evaluate drug sensitivity. Dr. Santin laboratory has generated multiple ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancer cell lines with defined genetic alterations that could be used to develop new effective targeted treatments.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in molecular and cell biology, tissue culture, flow cytometry and have experience with small animal surgical procedures. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have publications in peer-reviewed journals. Salary is commensurate with experience and skill level. Applicants must provide a CV, and references.

Interested candidates can email: stefania.bellone@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate - Early Psychosis Research (Srihari Lab)
Posting Date: April 7, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis Research

The Program for Specialized Treatment Early In Psychosis (STEP, www.step.yale.edu) at Yale University School of Medicine is recruiting for an immediately available 1-2 year position.

STEP includes an early detection and intervention service integrated with several clinical and services level research projects. STEP also hosts a Learning Health System with a custom-built informatics platform to support quality improvement and practice-based research.

The PDA will:

- Lead pilot analyses for grant submissions and publications;

- Develop new clinical research projects related to the mission of the Program;

- Oversee and participate in screening, diagnostic evaluation and structured assessment of early psychosis patients and families;

- Oversee and participate in maintaining our research databases;

- Support our clinical informatics platform and support quality improvement projects;

- Assist in referrals to several collaborating laboratories

This an excellent opportunity for those interested in a clinical research career related to serious mental illness. 

A doctoral degree is required (MD or PhD); licensure is preferred but not necessary.  Ideal candidates must have a strong research interest in psychosis and a record of publication in the area. Analytic and writing skills are a key requirement. At least one year of clinical experience with psychotic disorders in a clinical or research setting is desirable. Working familiarity with a statistical package is desirable, but statistical consultation is available.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and writing sample to: 

Vinod H. Srihari, MD (vinod.srihari@yale.edu)
Professor and Director, STEP Program

Department of Psychiatry

Yale University School of Medicine

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
 

Postdoctoral Position - Developmental Immunology (Brodsky Lab)
Posting Date: April 7, 2022

Developmental Immunology Postdoctoral Research Position

Departments of Pediatrics and Immunobiology

A developmental immunology postdoc position is immediately available to work in the laboratory of Dr. Nina Brodsky. Research in the Brodsky group focuses on early-life T cell development and function in health and disease. Our work is translational and directed at studying developmentally programmed regulation, metabolism, phenotype and functions of T cell-mediated immunity in health and during life-threatening disease. We are particularly interested in understanding how the early-life CD8 T cell response is programmed and what goes awry to cause sub-optimal vaccine responses and critical illness such as severe viral bronchiolitis.

We are seeking self-motivated applicants with competence in standard cellular and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, microscopy, western blot, PCR, and FACS analysis. Candidates should be a team player, organized, responsible, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Applicants should be interested in translational work as well as applying cell biology and immunology approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms governing the development and function of human early-life T cells in health and disease. Information about salary, benefits, and career development opportunities can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

Yale’s Department of Immunobiology (https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/) and Human and Translational Immunology (https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/programs/hti/) are highly interdisciplinary, interactive, supportive and collaborative training environments. They combine research strengths of laboratory-based faculty with strong and collaborative interdisciplinary clinical teams. We will help you achieve your goals with regular professional development opportunities, participation in seminars, annual retreats and programs within HTI and Yale School of medicine.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Nina Brodsky at the following address: lisa.palmieri@yale.edu or Lisa Palmieri, Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064.

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 large-scale neuroimaging analysis and machine learning (Yip Lab)
Posting Date: April 7, 2022

Description: The Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab at Yale School of Medicine is looking for a Postdoctoral Associate interested in neuroimaging and machine learning to join a multidisciplinary team of investigators.

The postdoctoral associate will join a diverse, interdisciplinary team focusing on neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychiatric disorders. Specifically, this includes combined mentorship at Yale from Drs. Avram Holmes (Psychology, Psychiatry, Wu Tsai Institute) and Sarah Yip (Psychiatry, Child Study), as well as close collaboration with Dr. Danilo Bzdok at McGill (Biomedical Engineering, Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair).

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with large, longitudinal, multi-modal (clinical, behavioral, and imaging) datasets as well as to develop their own research questions within this conceptual and experimental framework. In addition to developing his or her own research program, the successful candidate will contribute to an NIH funded R01 combining machine learning and longitudinal modeling approaches to 1) identify neural networks predictive of risk behaviors and 2) chart the developmental trajectories of these networks over time in a large samples of youth using Bayesian modeling. Other federally funded projects within the lab include acquisition of longitudinal neuroimaging data from developmental and adult cohorts, and diverse pharmacological challenge studies. Thus, there are multiple opportunities for translational research.

Qualifications: PhD in neuroscience, statistics, psychology, engineering or a related field is required. Previous experience working with neuroimaging and/or computational modeling is required. Candidates with strong statistical background but without neuroimaging experience are also strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Python, R or similar strongly preferred.

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.

Postdoctoral Associate - SEL For All Team
Posting Date: April 5, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE – SEL for All Team

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

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the SEL for All Team to work on a multi-year project, Promoting SEL Access and Outcomes for Students with Learning Differences (Oak Foundation; PI Dr. Christina Cipriano). This project is an ongoing research initiative between The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, experts in the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and EdTogether, experts in the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), in the promotion of evidence-based SEL programming for students with learning differences. The next phase will further diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in SEL by centering students with learning differences in SEL practice and research through systematic, deep qualitative work with diverse students and educators and completing critical scholarship for the field of SEL that supports a comprehensive, transparent, and scalable evidence based hereafter.

The postdoctoral associate’s primary responsibility will be to support all data collection efforts including the ongoing management and maintenance of student and educator focus group data, advisory feedback sessions and SLD focus group data, liaising and troubleshooting with participants across the project, and readying the data sets for analyses. The PDA will provide data analyses research support and contribute to dissemination materials, front matter and school-facing resources. They will also be invited to support in other tasks related to the team’s research, such as the preparation of research articles, grant writing, and the design of future studies. Dr. Christina Cipriano will oversee day-to-day work assignments and be the primary supervisor alongside providing additional professional development support.  

Skills and Qualifications

  • Doctorate (PhD or EdD) in psychology, education, or a related field
  • Specialization or demonstrated interest in the study of social emotional learning and equity, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Excellent statistics skills, including experience with multi-level modeling, meta-analysis and working with qualitative data.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn with school communities (educators, students, families), conduct focus groups, and maintain school relations 
  • Excellent communication skills (e.g., writing research papers, giving presentations)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

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. Per postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus. 

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. You are required to comply with the Vaccine Program prior to the first day of your Yale appointment. Should you not be eligible for the Booster at this time, you will be required to receive your booster within seven (7) days of your eligibility. Please see the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program for information on how to schedule a vaccination and/or how to Submit or Confirm your vaccination documentation. For up-to-date university information on COVID-19, please visit: https://covid19.yale.edu/.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program T32
Posting Date: March 30, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions in the Yale Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program

The Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (YCC) have a Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) T32 training award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH, T32 CA250803, 08/01/2020 – 07/31/2025), under which we are currently recruiting up to two postdoctoral fellows. Below are key aspects of the training program:

  • The Yale CPC Training Program aims to train pre- and post-doctoral fellows in five thematic areas: cancer etiology, cancer outcomes, lifestyle behavioral interventions, implementation science and community-engaged research.
  • The program is enabled by over 35 faculty members at the Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine, who have an outstanding track record in CPC research and mentoring of junior investigators.
  • Fellows will also directly participate and interact with the YCC Research Programs and Disease-Aligned Research Teams.
  • Our training program will include a comprehensive mentoring program; a structured CPC Fellows research in progress meetings; participation in CPC research assistantships; and annual ½ day workshops in our 5 thematic areas.
  • Our program will select highly qualified and diverse candidates who wish to pursue a career in CPC. It is our goal that CPC Fellows will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function independently, and develop and carry out innovative, impactful studies filling key gaps in CPC research, potentially changing the standard of care and impacting policy.
  • Selected candidates will receive stipend support at the prescribed NIH postdoctoral level based on NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-070, and may request training related expenses up to $11,000 each year.

Application Details:

Review of applications will commence in March 2022 and will continue until positions are filled.

Applications must be submitted online: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BLDJGhNFyHOvR3

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, health policy, medicine, or other areas in life or data sciences, as well as a strong interest in CPC. Previous research experience in CPC is desirable but not required.
  • Applicants will need to meet NIH eligibility requirements for appointment to NRSA training grants. In particular, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.
  • Applicants may not have received more than two years of previous support through a NIH postdoctoral training grant. Their support by the CPC T32 training program will not exceed two years.
  • Applicants must submit
    • A curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information of two references; and
    • A one-page statement about your aims for postdoctoral training through the Yale CPC T32 training program.

Questions:

For questions about the application process, please contact Melinda Irwin (melinda.irwin@yale.edu) or Xiaomei Ma (xiaomei.ma@yale.edu) and be sure to include “CPC T32” in the Subject line of your email. 

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 - Dermatology (Dr. Brett King)
Posting Date: March 30, 2022

Dr. Brett King at Yale School of Medicine Department of Dermatology is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate.

The Associate will participate as a sub-investigator in clinical trials, do clinical research, and spend time in a medical dermatology clinic. As a sub-investigator in clinical trials, the Associate will be an integral member of a clinical trials team, seeing patients and working closely with a trial coordinator and Dr. King. The Associate will conduct and publish the results of clinical research. This clinical experience will provide exposure to the care and management of patients with severe skin disease, including alopecia areata, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and other conditions.

The Associate must be a physician who has successfully completed internship year and who has an interest in medical dermatology. The estimated start date is August 1, 2022.

About Dr. Brett King, MD, PhD: He is Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine. He has pioneered the use of JAK inhibitors in dermatology, in particular for alopecia areata, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis, in addition to other disorders.

For additional information, please contact Dr. King directly by email at brett.king@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position - Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (Kabeche Lab)
Posting Date: March 28, 2022

Postdoctoral Trainee – Ad

The Kabeche lab in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral position. Our goal is to understand the fundamental pathways that ensure cells to properly replicate and segregate their DNA and how perturbations in these pathways can be strategically targeted to create novel and efficient cancer therapies.

Our current projects use complimentary techniques to study the non-canonical functions of the DNA damage response pathway throughout the cell cycle. We rely on a wide variety of microscopy techniques, biochemistry and molecular biology to tackle these questions. You can find more information at: https://kabechelab.com

The position is available immediately and the start date is flexible. The position is initially for one year with possibility of renewal based on performance.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in a Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology or a related field
  • Substantial experience with human cell culture and microscopy
  • A record of innovative research, strong communication skills, and demonstrated ability to see projects through to publication
  • The candidate is expected to have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Previous work with DNA damage, DNA damage response or mitosis is a plus, but not required

Interested candidates should submit the following directly to: lilian.kabeche@yale.edu

  1. Cover letter detailing:
    1. Relevant training and experience (including a list of research skills)
    2. Future career goals
    3. Earliest and preferred start date
    4. Desired length of postdoc
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three references
  4. Diversity statement
Postdoc Positions (2) - Pathology (Yan Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Yale University
Postdoctoral Positions Available

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology is seeking two highly motivated postdoctoral associate to decipher the epigenetic mechanisms of tumor immune evasion and metastasis in the laboratory of Dr. Qin Yan.

The major goals of the Yan laboratory are to elucidate the roles of epigenetic aberrations that drive tumorigenesis ansd to translate these findings to the clinic. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to address the fundamental questions in the field using a diverse array of biochemical, molecular biological, and mouse genetic approaches. Recent representative publications from the Yan laboratory include Zhang SM et al, 2021 Nature, Zhang M et al, 2022 Science Translational Medicine and Yin M et al 2020, Nature Communications. For more information on the research in the Yan laboratory, please refer to https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/yan/.

Prior experience of the candidates with cancer biology, epigenetics, immunology, bioinformatics, or mouse genetics is preferred.  Interested candidates should email your curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing your qualification and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to:

Qin Yan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Center for Epigenetics and Biomarkers

Department of Pathology

Co-Leader, Genomics, Genetics & Epigenetics Research Program

Scientific Co-Director, Center for Breast Cancer

Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital

Yale School of Medicine

310 Cedar St, BML 348C

PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Email: qin.yan@yale.edu

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2022 or until the position is filled.
Yale University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Minority and female applicants are urged to apply.

 

Postdoctoral Associate Positions (2) – Human Evolutionary Genomics (Tucci Lab)
Posting Date:

Postdoctoral Associate Positions at Yale University – Human Evolutionary Genomics

Position Description

The Tucci lab at Yale University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Our research addresses fundamental questions in Human Evolutionary Genomics by using field work, laboratory work, and cutting-edge computational approaches to disentangle the evolutionary forces that have shaped patterns of genetic variation in human populations.

Responsibilities:

A successful candidate will develop and use statistical frameworks to analyze large-scale genomic data sets to reconstruct the evolutionary history of modern and ancient human populations (as well as human and non-human primates) and to gain insights into genetic adaptations.

Expected responsibilities include conducting research, attending weekly lab meetings, participating to scientific journal clubs, preparing research findings for publication and presenting reports at professional meetings. Opportunities exist for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Population Genetics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Biological Anthropology, or disciplines with strong quantitative backgrounds
  • Strong programming and bioinformatics skills (R, Python Perl, or C/C++, Bash scripting, cluster computing,etc)
  • Research experience in population genetics analyses and working with large sequencing data sets.
  • Strong background in statistical inference
  • Independent, motivated, creative, and collegial
  • Strong writing skills.

Salary and duration

 The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually up to three more years, pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Flexible start date in Spring 2022.

Applications must be submitted online at: tucci.serena@gmail.com and will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications (for each publication please add a brief description of your contribution).
  • A brief statement of research interests and goals
  • A 2-page research proposal
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Principal Investigator Serena Tucci at serena.tucci@yale.edu

Postdoc Positions - Immunology (Lucas Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Open postdoc positions available to define and learn from severe, pediatric immune diseases in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University

We are looking to recruit motivated postdoc scientists to join our team.   

The Lucas lab strives to advance basic and translational immunology through discovery and mechanistic investigation of severe, pediatric immunodeficiency and autoinflammatory disorders, often caused by single-gene defects. Starting with patients and extending to mouse models, our work aims to dive deeply into translationally relevant biology of adaptive and innate immune cells by combining genetic, cellular, molecular, and in-vivo approaches. 

Interested candidates should send their CV to Carrie.Lucas@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position - Wild Immunology and Disease Ecology (Ezenwa Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Postdoctoral position: wild immunology and disease ecology

A postdoctoral research associate position in wild immunology and disease ecology is available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University in the lab of Vanessa Ezenwa. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to NIH-funded research investigating ecological and evolutionary interactions between gastrointestinal helminths and bovine tuberculosis in wild African buffalo. Animal work is based in Kruger National Park, South Africa and the postdoc will travel internationally to South Africa, along with other members of the Ezenwa lab, for project activities. Specifically, the postdoc will: (1) apply immunological methods (e.g., ELISA, cell culture, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, RNA sequencing) to samples collected from experimental and cross-sectional studies; (2) conduct data analysis that combines immunological data with other data streams (e.g., demographic, ecological, genetic, microbiome, behavior); (3) write manuscripts; and (4) collaborate with an international team of scientists with interests spanning animal ecology, wildlife disease, veterinary medicine, parasitology, microbiology, and immunology.

The successful candidate should have: (1) a PhD degree in biology, infectious diseases, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, or a related discipline (candidates with a DVM-PhD degree are also encouraged to apply); (2) experience using immunological methods and an interest in applying these methods to non-model organisms in a field setting; (3) strong analytical and problem solving skills; (4) a track record of research productivity, as evidenced by first-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals; (5) ability to independently lead projects as well as the willingness to work in a team; and (6) excellent written and oral communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and the position is renewable for up to 3 years.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV including contact information for three references, and statement of research interests to vanessa.ezenwa@yale.edu. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf file. The position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Position – Engineering translation enhancers for therapeutic mRNAs (Thoreen Lab)
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Position available at Yale School of Medicine – Engineering translation enhancers for therapeutic mRNAs

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Carson Thoreen in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. We are looking for an energetic and creative individual to help design a new generation of therapeutic mRNAs. The primary aim will be to use a massively parallel reporter system to engineer RNA-encoded translation enhancer elements that maximize the protein output of mRNA therapeutics. This project is a collaboration with the laboratory of Wendy Gilbert and will involve training and mentorship across both laboratories. Applicants should have a PhD, MD, or equivalent. Familiarity with molecular biology, RNA biochemistry, and basic bioinformatics are desired. Applicants should email a current CV and cover letter describing research interests to carson.thoreen@yale.edu. Lab website: http://campuspress.yale.edu/thoreenlab.

Postdoctoral Associate - Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Among Survivors
Posting Date: March 21, 2022

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

Posting Date: March 18, 2022

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 2-year position with a flexible start date; July 1st, 2022 is the preferred start date. 

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 position in single-cell genomics, bioinformatics, and immunology of HIV persistence and cure (Ho Lab)
Posting Date: March 10, 2022

Postdoctoral position in single-cell genomics, bioinformatics, and immunology of
HIV persistence and cure

Ho Lab, Yale University School of Medicine

The Ho Lab at Yale University School of Medicine (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/yachiho/) is recruiting motivated, productive, independent, and collegial postdoctoral research associates interested in innovative single-cell genomics on HIV-induced immune dysfunction and HIV persistence. This postdoctoral researcher will combine wet-bench molecular biology methods, dry-lab bioinformatic analysis, and a translational approach using clinical samples from people with HIV. The overall goal is to understand mechanism of HIV persistence and guide the development of HIV cure strategies. The immediate project will involve single-cell multi-omic profiling of clinical samples from people living with HIV (bioRxiv 2021, in press at Immunity).

The postdoctoral training will involve (a) the development and application of innovative single-cell RNAseq methods, (b) bioinformatic analysis of single-cell genomics datasets, (c) a translational approach using blood or tissue samples from humans, (d) wet-bench methods in virology (such as sterile cell culture in an enhanced biosafety level 2 (BSL2+) lab), immunology  (such as flow cytometry), and molecular biology (such as CRISPR, real-time PCR, and western blot), (e) collaboration with other researchers both inside and outside of Yale, including virologists, immunologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, and clinicians, (f) presentation in international conferences, and (g) manuscript preparation and grant applications.

Funded by several NIH grants (R01, R61, and UM1), our lab provides a collaborative environment and multi-disciplinary training for scientific and career development. Our lab has a track record of training postdoctoral researchers: our postdocs have international conference presentations and first-authored original articles (Science Translational Medicine and JCI) within three years after they joined the lab. Our lab members have received New Investigator Award, Pilot Grant, and travel grants in the past three years. Our lab is dedicated to recruiting researchers from a diverse background.

A successful candidate will likely have (a) a recent (<4 years) PhD degree in bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or a related discipline; (b) a track record of research productivity, as evidenced by first-authored original publication(s) in high-quality peer-reviewed journals; (c) experience in programming languages such as R or python; (d) willingness to work with HIV+ samples following BSL2+ procedures; (e) independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team; (f) an open mind to learn new methods from junior researchers and collaborators; (f) good scientific presentation and writing skills. Previous experience and publications in bioinformatics, immunology, or virology is preferred but not required. People who have no interest in bioinformatic analysis should not apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates may send a CV, a personal statement, and the contact information for three referees to ya-chi.ho@yale.edu. This position is immediately available. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Related publications:

bioRxiv 2021, https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.27.428491v1 (in press at Immunity 2022)

Science Translational Medicine 2020, PMID 32404504

Journal of Clinical Investigation 2020, PMID 32573496

Pollack et al., Cell Host Microbe 2017, PMID 28407485

Ho et al., Cell 2013, PMID 24243014

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 - Nephrology (Chang Lab)
Posting Date: March 10, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE Position

Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join the lab of William G. Chang MD, PhD (Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Section of Nephrology). The research project will focus on tissue engineering models of kidney disease. More specifically, the Associate will develop microfluidic devices to model and analyze tubular dysfunction in polycystic kidney disease. The Associate will be supervised by Dr. Chang. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated scientist who will receive intensive mentorship and training in laboratory research techniques, critical thinking, and problem solving. The Associate will participate in manuscript publications, laboratory group meetings, and will gain critical experience presenting their research.  

Applicants for the position should have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD (or equivalent) with significant experience in life sciences, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, or a related field.

All application materials consisting of a cover letter (including research interests, career goals, and contact information for three potential references) and Curriculum Vitae should be submitted electronically to Dr. Chang (w.chang@yale.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Post-Doctoral Position - Regenerative Liver Biology (Yimlamai Lab)
Posting Date: March 10, 2022

Post-Doctoral Position in Regenerative Liver Biology

Research in the Yimlamai Lab is directed at understanding the drivers of human liver disease, particularly in Pediatric diseases such as biliary atresia and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Our focus is on the cell biology of epithelial cells with their microenvironment. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic postdoctoral candidate who is interested in applying next generation sequencing (bulk, RNA, single-cell, chromatin), cell biology, organoid and animal model approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms in liver biology. As a member of the Yale Liver center, lab members have access to the Morphology cores with State-of-the-art cell and molecular imaging facilities. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain further training on in vivo models as well as a range of cell and molecular biology techniques.

The candidate will be expected to have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with experience in cellular and molecular biology. Preference to candidates with involvement in liver pathophysiology will be given, but it is not a requirement. The successful candidate will have the capacity for independent evaluation of the literature. Prior knowledge in cell culture techniques, primary cell isolation/culture, flow cytometry and imaging techniques would be an added benefit. For more information on our group, please see our website – www.liverstemcells.org.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Dean Yimlamai - dean.yimlamai@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position - Yale Cancer Center (Kluger Lab)
Posting Date: March 10, 2022

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity

Principal Investigator: Dr. Harriet M. Kluger, M.D.

Program: Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine, Section of Medical Oncology

Email Contact: Tarissa.Klarman@yale.edu

Research Description:

The laboratory of Dr. Harriet Kluger has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct translational studies in metastatic melanoma. My laboratory conducts clinical and bench-based studies geared to identify more effective therapies that can lead to clinical trials with novel drugs and combinations thereof for melanoma patients with brain metastases. Additionally, we focus on the development of biomarkers predictive of response to novel therapies using human tissues.

Prospective candidates will play an important role in elucidating specific mechanisms involved in melanoma brain metastasis. The outcome of these studies would be groundbreaking and likely lead to the identification of novel therapeutic targets and the possible development of new drugs for melanoma treatment. This work will require the use of a wide variety of approaches ranging from Molecular/Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry based techniques to study patient derived cell lines and mouse model systems of disease, and will employ innovative analytical technologies for in situ biomarker assessment of patient samples.

Requirements:

Post-Doctoral candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD. Experience in cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology is required. Candidates with experience in handling mouse models of cancer are encouraged to apply. A strong publication record, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team are essential.

Interested applicants should submit a CV as well as the contact information (email address and phone number) for three references, and a brief statement of research skills and interest to Tarissa.Klarman@yale.edu

Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Relevant Publications:

Jilaveanu LB, Parisi F, Barr ML, Zito CR, Cruz-Munoz W, Kerbel RS, Rimm DL, Bosenberg MW, Halaban R, Kluger Y, Kluger HM. PLEKHA5 as a biomarker and potential mediator of melanoma brain metastasis. Clinical Cancer Research 2015 May; 21(9):2138-47. PMID: 25316811

Kluger HM, Zito CR, Barr ML, Baine MK, Chiang VL, Sznol M, Rimm DL, Chen L, Jilaveanu LB. Characterization of PD-L1 Expression and Associated T-cell Infiltrates in Metastatic Melanoma Samples from Variable Anatomic Sites. Clinical Cancer Research 2015 Jul.; 21(13):3052-60. PMID: 25788491

Kluger H, Zito CR, Barr M, Baine M, Chiang VL, Sznol M, Rimm DL, Chen L, Jilaveanu LB. Characterization of PD-L1 Expression and Associated T cell Infiltrates in Metastatic Melanoma Samples from Variable Anatomic Sites. Clinical Cancer Research, 2015, March 18. PMID: 25788491

Goldberg SB, Gettinger SN, Mahajan A, Chiang AC, Herbst RS, Sznol M, Tsiouris JA, Cohen J, Vortmeyer A, Jilaveanu L, Yu JB, Hegde U, Speaker S, Madura M, Ralabate A, Rivera A, Rowen E, Gerrish H, Yao X, Chiang VL, and Kluger HM. Pembrolizumab for patients with melanoma or non-small cell lung cancer and untreated brain metastases, Lancet Oncology, 2016. PMID: 27267608

Kluger HM, Chiang VL, Mahajan A, Zito C, Sznol M, Tran T, Weiss SA, Cohen JV, Yu J, Hegde U, Perotti E, Anderson G, Ralabate A, Kluger Y, Wei W, Goldberg SB, Jilaveanu LB. Long term survival of melanoma patients with active brain metastases treated with Pembrolizumab on a phase II trial. J of Clin Oncology. 2019 Feb. PMID: 30407895

Goldberg SB, Schalper KA, Gettinger SN, Mahajan A, Herbst RS, Chiang AC, Lilinbaum R, Wilson FH, Omay SC, Yu JB, Jilaveanu LB, Tran T, Pavlik K, Rowen E, Gerrish H, Komlo A, Gupta R, Wyatt H, Riberio M, Kluger Y, Zhou G, Wei W, Chiang V, Kluger HM. Pembrolizumab for management of patients with NSCLC and brain metastases: long-term results and biomarker analysis from a non-randomized, open-label, phase 2 trial, Lancet Oncology, 2020 May;21(5):655-663. PMID: 32251621

Postdoctoral Position in Leukemia (Halene Lab)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Leukemia (Halene Lab)

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Stephanie Halene’s laboratory at the Yale University School of Medicine, to study cancer mutations and aberrations in splicing and RNA modifications in MDS and Leukemia. The Halene laboratory studies RNA biology, such as splicing and RNA modifications (Cancer Cell 2015, Leukemia 2018, Immunity 2021), and genomics in hematopoietic stem cell biology and in MDS and Leukemia. We employ cutting edge molecular biology techniques and use primary mouse models (Blood 2014) and patient derived xenotransplantation models (Nat Comm 2019, Science 2021) to study novel treatment approaches in hematopoietic disorders, such as SCD, MDS and AML.

We use state of the art tools and techniques, including RNA immunoprecipitation coupled with high-throughput sequencing (eCLIP), single cell sequencing and single cell spatial sequencing, m6A CLIP,  Riboseq, RNAseq, targeted exome seq coupled with state of the art bioinformatic analyses, as well as biochemistry and functional genomics in cell lines, primary mouse models, and primary patient samples. We foster collaborations with laboratories at Yale harnessing novel developments for the advancement of hematologic diagnoses, understanding of disease mechanisms and development of novel therapeutics.

Candidates with strong background in RNA biology, hematopoiesis/leukemia, genomics, mouse models, and/or molecular biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Advanced bioinformatic skills are a plus. Applicants with a Ph.D. should submit curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Stephanie Halene (stephanie.halene@yale.edu).  Please enter “Postdoc Position” in subject line of the e-mail.

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 - Yale Regenerative Wound Healing Program (Hsia Lab)
Posting Date: March 8, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow – Yale Regenerative Wound Healing Program

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Hsia of the Yale Regenerative Wound Healing Program located within the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine.  The goal of our lab’s work is to investigate wound cell biology in various microenvironmental contexts using patient-derived wound samples and cutting-edge technology including single-cell RNA sequencing.  Our ultimate objective is to elucidate how such knowledge may be translated into novel therapeutics for the clinical setting to promote more regenerative healing.  The successful candidate will be Dr. Hsia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering who has developed multiple cross-disciplinary collaborations that have resulted in several important publications in translational wound research in high-impact publications including Science (PMID: 30467144), Nature Communications (PMID: 35013299), and Biomaterials Science (PMID: 34190227).

The successful candidate must have a PhD and/or MD and must be comfortable with proper experimental planning and executing laboratory techniques including cell and tissue culture techniques, biochemical protein and gene expression analyses (including RNA), and statistical evaluation of experimental data.  Experience with mouse and human studies, as well as matrices, scaffolds, and similar biomaterials is a plus.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as supervise students and interact with collaborators; so an enthusiastic, dedicated and collaborative attitude to research is a must.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest describing research interests and past accomplishments, contact information for 3 references, and a CV to Dr. Henry Hsia at henry.hsia@yale.edu

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, persons who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in science and medicine, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Postdoctoral Associate - Kidney Injury and Regeneration (Cantley Lab)
Posting Date: March 2, 2022

Post-doctoral Associate position available to study Kidney Injury and Regeneration

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Cantley at Yale University School of Medicine to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney injury and repair, with a specific focus on the cross-talk between epithelial cells and immune cells following injury. The Cantley lab is interested in the mechanistic underpinnings of how immune cells regulate tubule repair, including macrophages and dendritic cells, and how tubule homeostasis is maintained in healthy tubules and dysregulated in polycystic kidney disease.

The applicant should have completed their PhD or MD training and have expertise in cell culture, western blotting, quantitative PCR, and immunofluorescence staining. Knowledge in bioinformatics including MATLAB and R studio would be beneficial.

Training will include the use and interpretation of single cell RNA sequencing, imaging mass cytometry and analysis of mouse and human kidney specimens.

All interested candidates should email their CV and cover letter to lloyd.cantley@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Positions - Yale School of Public Health (Aksoy Lab)
Posting Date: March 1, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Aksoy Lab

We are inviting motivated Postdoctoral Scientists to join our group to study the physiology, and the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in host-pathogen interactions in the tsetse fly-African trypanosome system. We study the role of the fly immune system and the influences of tsetse’s endosymbiotic bacteria in the parasite infection process.  We also investigate parasite mediated mechanisms that modify tsetse’s vector competence efficiency and influences the transmission success of trypanosomes to the next mammal in fly saliva. Finally, we are developing transmission blocking vaccines that target antigens present on the parasites in saliva that are deposited to the mammalian bite site.

We are looking for highly motivated scientists trained in a related field such as entomology, microbiology or immunology.  Our lab provides a collaborative environment and multi-disciplinary training for scientific and career development. Our lab has a track record of training postdoctoral researchers: our postdocs have international conference presentations and first authored original articles in high impact journals. We also have extensive international collaborations with researchers in Africa which provide a rich training environment for our researchers in global health.

The successful candidate will likely have (a) a recent (4-years) PhD degree in entomology, microbiology or immunology or a related discipline; (b) a track record of research productivity , as evidenced by first authored original publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals; (c) experience in–omics based technologies, and parasite or insect cultures; (d) experience with BSL2 procedures; (e) independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team; (f) an open mind to learn new methods from collaborators and (g) good scientific presentation and writing skills. Previous experience in immunology, parasitology and bioinformatics are preferred. Salary and benefits are according to Yale and NIH guidelines.

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/103187

Interested candidates should submit a CV, personal statement and contact information for three references.  

Interested candidates can obtain additional information about our work on our website: https://ysph.yale.edu/profile/serap_aksoy/.  Below are a few of our recent publications.

1. Aksoy E, Vigneron A, Bing X, Zhao X, O’Neill M, Wu YN, Bangs JD, et al. (2016) Mammalian African trypanosome VSG coat enhances tsetse’s vector competence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113: 6961-6966.

2. Bing X, Attardo GM, Vigneron A, Aksoy E, Scolari F, Malacrida A, Weiss BL, et al. (2017) Unravelling the relationship between the tsetse fly and its obligate symbiont Wigglesworthia: transcriptomic and metabolomic landscapes reveal highly integrated physiological networks. Proc Biol Sci 284.

3. Vigneron A, O’Neill MB, Weiss BL, Savage AF, Campbell OC, Kamhawi S, Valenzuela JG, Aksoy S. Single-cell RNA sequencing of Trypanosoma brucei from tsetse salivary glands unveils metacyclogenesis and identifies potential transmission blocking antigens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Feb 4;117(5):2613-2621.

4. Michalkova V, Benoit JB, Weiss BL, Attardo GM, Aksoy S (2014) Vitamin B6 generated by obligate symbionts is critical for maintaining proline homeostasis and fecundity in tsetse flies. Appl Environ Microbiol 80: 5844-5853.

5. Weiss BL, Savage AF, Griffith BC, Wu Y, Aksoy S (2014) The Peritrophic Matrix Mediates Differential Infection Outcomes in the Tsetse Fly Gut following Challenge with Commensal, Pathogenic, and Parasitic Microbes. J Immunol 193: 773-782.

6. Vigneron A, Aksoy E, Weiss BL, Bing X, Zhao X, Awuoche EO, O’Neill MB, et al. (2018) A fine-tuned vector-parasite dialogue in tsetse’s cardia determines peritrophic matrix integrity and trypanosome transmission success. PLoS Pathog 14: e1006972.

7. Weiss BL, Wang J, Maltz MA, Wu Y, Aksoy S. Trypanosome infection establishment in the tsetse fly gut is influenced by microbiome-regulated host immune barriers. PLoS Pathog. 2013;9(4):e1003318.

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 - Clean Energy Justice (Torres) - application extended
Posting Date: February 24, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Clean Energy Justice at Yale University

Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in equitable clean energy development. The successful candidate will support the research and writing of a forthcoming book on environmental justice with Professor Gerald Torres, faculty director of the Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) with particular attention to tribal energy sovereignty and international just transition. The book will begin with an advanced introduction to the field of environmental justice to which the research will contribute directly.

The successful candidate will also pursue their own research related to these topics in collaboration with Professor Torres and serve as a content/curriculum development expert for new courses in the Clean and Equitable Energy Development Program, a joint program of YCEJ and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY). The hire will work in close collaboration with YCEJ and CBEY staff as a content expert to outline critical skills and knowledge outcomes, content, and ensure the cohesion and connectivity between new courses on clean energy development and energy justice. The hire will design and professionally record content/lectures for online courses in the Clean and Equitable Energy Development (CEED) Program as well as develop teaching case studies for the course.  This is a one-year position with expected reappointment for a second year based on performance.

The Yale School of the Environment is an inclusive workplace that values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until April 15th. The start date of the position is June or July of 2022. The position carries a competitive postdoctoral salary for one year and a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to Gerald Torres, Professor of Environmental Justice at gerald.torres@yale.edu cc’ing YCEJ Program Manager, Kristin Barendregt-Ludwig at kristin.barendregt-ludwig@yale.edu.

Postdoc Position - Department of Pathology, Vascular Biology (Jenny Zhou Lab)
Posting Date: February 22, 2022

Posting Date: 2/22/2022

POSTDOC POSITION, Department of Pathology, Vascular Biology (Jenny Zhou Lab),

Yale University School of Medicine.

Postdoc positions are immediately open to investigate exciting on-going directions in vascular biology, especially vascular malformations, mitochondrial dysfunction and vascular diseases (CCM, AVM, Eye diseases and Lymphatic diseases) in mechanistic and translational perspectives.

The goals of these projects are to utilize robust genetic mouse models of the disease, investigate the molecular mechanisms of vascular malformation formation and vascular disease progression. These are fully funded positions with guaranteed salary and benefits for up to 4 years following Yale and NIH guidelines with renewal opportunities based on performance and fit.

Candidate will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates. Postdoc will primarily work at Amistad Research Building, an excellent environment with active interaction with the rest of the Vascular Biology Program and Yale Stem Cell Center.

Requirements:  The position requires cellular and molecular biology skills, and especially, a strong background in mouse genetics and/or mouse models of disease. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, rigorous, scientific environment, be adept at multi-tasking, and be able to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.  The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. A recent PhD and/or MD is preferred.

If interested, please send CV and one reference to Dr. Jenny Zhou at jenny.zhou@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position - Department of Pediatrics, Vascular Biology (Pierce Lab)
Posting Date: February 21, 2022

Vascular Biology Postdoctoral Research Position

Department of Pediatrics

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

A vascular biology postdoc position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Pierce. Research in the Pierce group focuses on endothelial cell dysfunction in acutely critically ill children. Our work is highly translational and collaborative with immediate relevance to childhood diseases, such as shock, bronchiolitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome. We leverage samples from critically ill children to identify genetic and molecular targets to investigate in cultured primary human endothelial cells and ex vivo perfused organs. Open projects involve investigating the mechanisms of trans- and para-cellular endothelial permeability changes (capillary leak) in primary human endothelial cell cultures.

We are seeking highly self-motivated applicants with competence in standard cellular and molecular biology techniques, including human cell culture, genetic, protein, RNA, microscopy and FACS analysis. As a core member of the Pierce lab, you will be expected to work at the bench, interpret data, and troubleshoot experiments independently. Due to the translational aspect of our research, a drive for independent investigation, creativity, and excellent communication skills are required. Information about salary, benefits, and career development opportunities can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

            Yale‘s Vascular Biology and Therapeutics (https://medicine.yale.edu/vbt/) and Human and Translational Immunology (https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/programs/hti/) are unique, highly supportive and collaborative environments which combine the investigative strengths of outstanding laboratory-based faculty with strong interdisciplinary clinical teams. We will help you achieve your goals by continuous professional development and regular career progression sessions along with participation in seminars, annual retreats and programs within VBT, HTI and Yale School of Medicine. This is an excellent and supportive environment for a highly motivated candidate.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Richard Pierce, MD exclusively at the following address: lisa.palmieri@yale.edu or Lisa Palmieri, Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064.

More information at https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/pierce/ and @Pierce_Vasc_Lab

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, persons who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in science and medicine, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Postdoctoral Position - Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Lee Lab)
Posting Date: February 21, 2022

Yale School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Postdoctoral Association Position

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow interested in infection, repair, tissue regeneration, inflammation, immunology, biomedical engineering, and cancer of bone and joints. The candidate will interact with Principal Investigators whose research programs are funded NIAMS, NCI, and OREF.

Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees and experimental experience in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, or genetics/genomics are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other postdoctoral fellows and faculty members at the Yale University School of Medicine. 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 francis.lee@Yale.edu. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process.

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.

Postdoc Position - Department of Immunobiology and Ophthalmology (Song Lab)
Posting Date:
POSTDOC POSITION, Department of Immunobiology and Ophthalmology,
Yale University, School of Medicine.
Are you fascinated by how the immune system affects the central nervous system? Do you have neuroscience or immunology training but want to further understand how the two systems interact? We are looking for an individual to help us broaden our research with new ideas and techniques.
The Laboratory of Neuroimmunology studies fundamental mechanisms that regulate immune responses in central nervous system tissues, with a special interest in brain tumors and ophthalmic-neurodegenerative diseases.
Our team uses in vitro (cell lines and organoids) and in vivo (mouse) models with a combination of genetic, immunologic and engineering manipulations to uncover rules governing neuroimmunity and immune-privilege in the central nervous system. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist interested in joining us at Yale to further investigate why the immune system in the brain is different and to devise methods to overcome barriers in treating central nervous system diseases.
Qualifications
- Must have a recent PhD and/or MD
- Experience with mice work, microsurgery experience is a bonus
- Comfort level in basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques
- Works well in teams (will be expected to work with technicians, students, research associates and other members of the lab)
- Previous experiences in immunology or neuroscience labs are preferred although not necessary
- We prioritize people with excitement for all things brain, eye and immunology
This is a fully funded position with guaranteed salary and benefits for up to 4 years following Yale and NIH guidelines with renewal opportunities based on performance and fit. Candidate will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates. Postdoc will primarily work at The Anlyan Center, an excellent environment with active interaction with the rest of the Yale Immunobiology department.
Position is open for beginning March 2022. If interested, please send CV and one reference to Dr. Eric Song at eric.song@yale.edu,
Yale University, School of Medicine.
 
Are you fascinated by how the immune system affects the central nervous system? Do you have neuroscience or immunology training but want to further understand how the two systems interact? We are looking for an individual to help us broaden our research with new ideas and techniques.
 
The Laboratory of Neuroimmunology studies fundamental mechanisms that regulate immune responses in central nervous system tissues, with a special interest in brain tumors and ophthalmic-neurodegenerative diseases.
Our team uses in vitro (cell lines and organoids) and in vivo (mouse) models with a combination of genetic, immunologic and engineering manipulations to uncover rules governing neuroimmunity and immune-privilege in the central nervous system. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist interested in joining us at Yale to further investigate why the immune system in the brain is different and to devise methods to overcome barriers in treating central nervous system diseases.
 
Qualifications
- Must have a recent PhD and/or MD
- Experience with mice work, microsurgery experience is a bonus
- Comfort level in basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques
- Works well in teams (will be expected to work with technicians, students, research associates and other members of the lab)
- Previous experiences in immunology or neuroscience labs are preferred although not necessary
- We prioritize people with excitement for all things brain, eye and immunology
 
This is a fully funded position with guaranteed salary and benefits for up to 4 years following Yale and NIH guidelines with renewal opportunities based on performance and fit. Candidate will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates. Postdoc will primarily work at The Anlyan Center, an excellent environment with active interaction with the rest of the Yale Immunobiology department.
 
Position is open for beginning March 2022. If interested, please send CV and one reference to Dr. Eric Song at eric.song@yale.edu
Postdoctoral Associate - School of the Environment, Environmental Performance Index
Posting Date: February 22, 2022

Environmental Performance Index

Postdoctoral Associate Job Ad

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: Two years, Summer 2022 – Summer 2024

Application: Cover letter and CV

Deadline: Review of applications begins March 15th 2022 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 2022 to the Summer of 2024, culminating in the launch of the 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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 expande 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 2024 EPI report, website, policymakers’ summary, and technical appendix.
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for disseminating the results of the 2024 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 using R, Python, Matlab, Stata, 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 2022 – Summer 2024. 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

  • For full consideration, please apply by March 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please email a cover letter and CV as a single PDF to epi@yale.edu
    • 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.
Postdoc position - psychiatric genetics, computational biology
Posting Date: January 29, 2022

Title:   Postdoc position - psychiatric genetics, computational biology

Zhou lab, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Psychiatry

Yale School of Medicine

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative postdoc to join the Zhou lab in Division of Human Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. The primary research interest of Zhou lab is to identify novel genetic risks and explore the genetic etiology for alcohol use disorder, substance use disorders and the relationship with comorbidities (e.g., major depression, alcohol-related cancers) using large-scale human genetic data.

This position involves conducting research related to alcohol: 1) the genetic causality of alcohol intake and alcohol use disorder on cancer risk; 2) advanced genetic study of alcohol use disorder by incorporating whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, and machine learning methodologies. Researchers with human genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, psychiatric genetics or related background, or with skills of statistical genetics, whole exome/genome sequencing, multi-omics, or cancer genomics are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send your cover letter and CV alongside contact information of three referees to Dr. Hang Zhou (hang.zhou@yale.edu). For more information, please visit https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/hang_zhou/

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff, and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minority scholars.

Postdoctoral Position in Human Systems Immunology
Posting Date: January 29, 2022

Post-Doctoral Position in Human Systems Immunology, Yale School of Medicine

Research in the Konnikova group is directed at studying the development and maintenance of mucosal immunity at barrier sites such as the intestine and the placenta. We are interested in understanding how homeostasis is established and maintained in humans and what goes awry to cause disease. In particular, the current NIH R01 funded project will investigate a novel paradigm that fetal immunity contributes to the labor process by studying T cell signaling at the maternal-fetal interface and its role in preterm birth. With the goal of defining a novel and tractable pathway mediating preterm labor.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic postdoctoral candidate to join our team who is interested in applying system’s biology cutting edge techniques including imagining and suspension mass cytometry and single cell RNA sequencing in combination with organoid approaches to study placental immunity. My group has access to the CyTOF and genomics cores at Yale as well as state-of-the-art cell and molecular imaging facilities. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain further training in translational research, in vivo model systems and a range of immunological techniques.

The candidate will be expected to have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with experience in immunology. Preference to candidates with involvement in human systems immunology will be given, but it is not a requirement. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the capacity for independent evaluation of the literature. Prior knowledge in primary cell isolation, flow cytometry, imaging techniques and single cell techniques would be an added benefit. For more information on our group, please visit our website – www.konnikovalab.com.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Liza Konnikova – liza.konnikova@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position - Neurology (Pitt Lab)
Posting Date: January 29, 2022

A junior postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Pitt, MD, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/pitt/).

We are looking for a highly motivated biologist with strong computational interest with knowledge of programming languages (Python, R) as applied to multi-omics single cell analysis. This position is part of a larger effort to generate and integrate spatial transcriptomic data with highly multiplexed immunofluorescencent staining and sNuc-Seq data sets, all obtained from MS tissue. Expertise in glial cell biology is desirable but not necessary.

We conduct translational research in multiple sclerosis (MS). We are using MS lesion tissue from our brain bank, human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived glial cells and glia derived exosomes with the overall goal of understanding the mechanisms of MS progression.

If interested, please respond by email to david.pitt@yale.edu with CV, a short description of relevant expertise and representative publications. The successful candidate will join the Department of Neurology for a minimum of 2 years.

Postdoctoral Position - Breast Cancer Research (Pusztai Lab)
Posting Date: 01/28/2022

 
 
Postdoctoral Position Yale Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research (Pusztai Lab)

A bioinformatics postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Breast Medical Oncology Translational Research Laboratory (http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/pusztai/ ) at Yale University School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be co-mentored by Lajos Pusztai M.D., D.Phil. and senior members of Yale University computational biology faculty and will work with bioinformaticians, laboratory researcher and clinicians on translational research projects in breast cancer.. The laboratory is located in 300 George Street, New Haven. We analyze whole exome, whole genome and RNA sequence data at bulk, single cell, and spatial resolution levels generated from human tissues in combination with functional genomics experiments. Our current research focus includes defining clinically relevant novel prognostic and predictive markers through the analysis of clinical trial tissues and studying interactions between germline polymorphisms and somatic mutations as determinants of the biology of cancer. We seek candidates with strong background in bioinformatics, systems biology and/or statistics and strong programming skills. Candidates with prior experience in pathway analysis, machine learning and DNA/RNA sequence data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected not only to apply existing analysis pipelines but to develop new analytical and computational tools as needed to address research questions. Independence, creative thinking and motivation are required. Applicants with an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree should submit curriculum vitae and names of three references to Lajos Pusztai, MD, DPhil (lajos.pusztai@yale.edu ). Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes talented applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.

Postdoctoral Position - Hematology (Krause Lab)
Posting Date: January 25, 2022

  Postdoctoral Position

Yale Cooperative Center of Excellence in Hematology

Yale Stem Cell Center

Yale University School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available in the Krause laboratory at Yale (krauselab.net). Our lab focuses on how hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells function to maintain hematopoiesis in health, and the molecular mechanisms that dysregulate these cells in leukemia and other disease states. We use in vitro and in vivo cell and molecular approaches to reveal mechanisms of cell fate determination.  The Krauselab specifically and Yale in general is a highly collaborative environment. We are looking for a candidate who enjoys both working independently and also as part of a team.

Qualifications: PhD, MD, or both with a strong track record of training and independent research in Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics or related transdisciplinary fields. Experience in cell culture and molecular biology as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Candidates should have a strong publication track record with first author publications in English journals.

Interested candidates should send a CV with names of references to diane.krause @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 Fellowship - Cellular and Network Neuroscience
Posting Date: 01/24/2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cellular and Network Neuroscience

Yale University School of Medicine

NIH-funded postdoctoral position to investigate cellular and network mechanisms of impaired brain function and behavior during epileptic seizures. Methods will include in vivo single neuron electrophysiology, optogenetics, genetically encoded neurotransmitter sensors, fMRI and behavior. See also:

https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/blumenfeld/

https://reporter.nih.gov/search/SZKlprKtYUK_sOznLZyxcw/project-details/10365317

https://reporter.nih.gov/search/SZKlprKtYUK_sOznLZyxcw/project-details/10403184

A successful applicant will have a PhD with strong experience in neurophysiology, in vivo experimental methods, and computational analysis. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references via email to: hal.blumenfeld@yale.edu

Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
Loughridge Williams Professor

Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery
Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT  06520-8018
email:  hal.blumenfeld@yale.edu

https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/blumenfeld/

http://cnic.yale.edu/

Postdoctoral Position - Neurocritical Care, Neurology
Posting Date: 01/21/2022

Postdoc Position

The Division of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology at Yale University is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position with experience in one or more of the following: physiologic signal processing (e.g., EEG), image processing and 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 injuries, such as trauma, stroke or brain hemorrhage, using data from multiple diagnostic modalities.

The main goal of the research will be development of signal processing and/or image processing 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 and images, which may include some practical implementation, execution, storage, and transfer of new data.

Applicant must have a background in signal processing, or image processing and some experience in statistical modeling or machine learning methods. Programming experience in Matlab, Python and/or R is a prerequisite. Experience with EEG, other brain physiology recordings and/or MRI analyses is an advantage but not required. Experience with a range of machine learning methods including random forest and deep learning methods also 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, Engineering, Bio/Statistics, Computer Science, or related areas.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biostatistics
Posting Date: 01/21/2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biostatistics

Please follow the links below to learn more about the NIH IMPACT Collaboratory, Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine and the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

https://impactcollaboratory.org/

https://www.publichealth.yale.edu/biostat                            https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/geriatrics/

https://med.nyu.edu/departments-institutes/population-health/divisions-sections-centers/biostatistics/

Description:

An exciting full-time opportunity as a Postdoctoral Associate exists in Biostatistics at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health. This candidate will be primarily mentored by Dr. Fan Li at Yale School of Public Health and Dr. Keith Goldfeld at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, with additional support from Dr. Heather Allore at Yale School of Public Health. Opportunities for travel to collaborating institutions are available.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with an interest in developing analytical methods for pragmatic, embedded cluster randomized trials with an emphasis on estimating heterogeneous treatment effects. The flexible inclusion of a range of clusters and patients to mimic real-world practice naturally induces more heterogeneity, an aspect that often invites studying associated variation in treatment effects. Thematically, the focus will be on developing and comparing data-driven methods (including machine learning algorithms) to measure and identify heterogeneity of treatment effects by race, ethnicity, and sex, or across important subgroups, as well as measured and unmeasured factors that might vary between clusters. The position is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. Principal goals of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory are to develop and disseminate research methods and best practices in the conduct, dissemination, and implementation of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCT) for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The Postdoctoral Associate will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of mentors in the IMPACT Collaboratory and world leaders in pragmatic trial designs.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications are a PhD in statistics or biostatistics or relevant areas, strong programming and computing skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior course work and research in clinical trials, longitudinal and clustered data analyses and causal inference methods are strongly preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates who are motivated to work in the area of pragmatic trials and/or AD/ADRD care.

Application:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and one copy of most relevant publication by email to fan.f.li@yale.edu. Please include contact information for three references and in your cover letter, summarize your relevant research experience and indicate your interest in the research area as well as the date you will be available to begin.  Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements prior to starting work. Scientific questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Li at fan.f.li@yale.edu, Dr. Goldfeld at keith.goldfeld@nyulangone.org, and Dr. Allore at heather.allore@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 Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Pediatrics
Posting Date: 01/19/2022

Postdoctoral Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate Position

Department of Pediatrics,

Yale University School of Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory of Dr. Mustafa Khokha to analyze novel developmental mechanisms underlying human birth defects.  Projects in the lab stem from genes identified in patients with congenital malformations including congenital heart disease and heterotaxy (a disorder of left-right patterning).  We use modern gene-editing tools in Xenopus to phenocopy patient gene-associated birth defects then expand our analyses to evaluate the cell and molecular mechanisms linked to these novel developmental disease genes. Our lab has identified over a hundred candidate genes in patients with congenital malformations and has had significant success discovering roles for these genes throughout embryonic development and in human disease. The postdoc will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples, an extensive Xenopus facility, and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates.  Qualified candidates will have significant experience in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology and a strong interest in developmental biology, embryonic patterning, and congenital malformations. Interested candidates can view more details at https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/khokha/.

Interested persons should send a CV, brief statement of research interests, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Mustafa Khokha, MD, exclusively at the following address: lisa.palmieri@yale.edu or Lisa Palmieri, Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064.  The deadline is April 30, 2022.  

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 - Head and Neck Cancer Research (Burtness Lab)
Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Postdoctoral position in Head and Neck Cancer Research (Burtness Lab)

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Barbara Burtness at the Yale Cancer Center, Medical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA. Dr. Burtness’ laboratory focuses on translational cancer research to identify novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of head and neck cancer and lung cancer, across an extensive research program on targeting cell cycle-related kinases, drug resistance mechanisms and immuno-oncology. This postdoctoral associate will mainly work in wet-bench-based cancer cell biology, molecular biology and in vivo study of tumor models, to understand mechanisms of drug resistance and development of new therapeutics to treat drug-resistant head and neck and lung cancers, funded by NIH/NCI and NIDCR, DOD, and foundations. Our lab provides a collaborative environment within the university and with external partners. This position will provide multi-disciplinary training for scientific and career development, including opportunities for national/international conference presentations and publication of first-authored original articles.

The postdoctoral training may involve (a) the development and application of genetic screening tools, such as CRISPR/Cas9 libraries, (b) bioinformatic analysis of in house/publicly available genomic datasets, (c) a translational approach using human tissue samples and animal models, (d) wet-bench methods in biochemistry, molecular cell biology and immunology, (e) collaboration with other researchers both inside and outside of Yale, (f) presentation in international conferences, and (g) manuscript preparation and grant applications.

The postdoctoral associate will be mentored directly by Dr. Burtness, with possible co-mentorship from qualified Yale Cancer Center faculty members. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates are expected to have (a) a recent PhD degree (<4 years or current PhD students graduating by May 2022) in cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, immunology, or a related discipline, (b) hand-on research expertise with animal handling skills (cell culture, transfection/transduction, qRT-PCR, cloning and western blotting, immuno-staining, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, murine tumor modeling, injections and breeding), (c) first-authored original publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals, (c) independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work as a team player, and (d) good scientific oral presentation and writing skills. Previous experience in organoid culture or tumor immunology is preferred but not required. Previous experience or strong interest in programming languages such as R or Python is highly preferred. 

Candidates should send a cv, statement of interest and 2 potential references to barbara.burtness@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate - Energy Economics, School of the Environment
Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Energy Economics at Yale University

The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Energy Economics. The successful candidate will work on both their own research in energy economics and support a major U.S. Department of Energy-funded project on the co-adoption of solar photovoltaics and related energy technologies under the supervision of Prof. Ken Gillingham. The project brings to bear unique data, and will allow a deeper understanding of consumer behavior and the effects on the electricity grid of co-adoption. The hire will be expected to assist with field experiments and surveys, perform econometric analyses, co-author papers, and participate fully in the environmental economics community at Yale. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. focusing on topics in empirical environmental and energy economics with exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills, as well as an inclusive and flexible approach to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals and organizations. This is a one-year position with an expected reappointment for a second year upon satisfactory performance.

Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until March 1st. The start date of the position is negotiable, with the default of a July 1st 2022 start date.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to Kenneth Gillingham, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental & Energy Economics at kenneth.gillingham@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate - Electricity Economics, School of the Environment
Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Electricity Economics at Yale University

The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Electricity Economics. The successful candidate will work on both their own research in energy and electricity economics and support a project funded by Iberdrola/Avangrid on the value of electricity storage from both the private perspective and social perspective. In addition to energy arbitrage (buying low – selling high), storage can help in balancing the system, reduce renewable curtailment, lower emissions, and reduce the need for peak generation, transmission and distribution capacity. The project will leverage rich data from a local electric utility alongside publicly available electricity system data. The hire will be expected to assist with field experiments and surveys, perform econometric analyses, co-author papers, and participate fully in the environmental economics community at Yale. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. focusing on topics in empirical environmental and energy economics, ideally with a focus on the economics of electricity. In addition, the hire will be expected to have exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills, as well as an inclusive and flexible approach to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals and organizations. This is a one-year position with an expected reappointment for a second year upon satisfactory performance.

Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until March 1st. The start date of the position is negotiable, with the default of a July 1st 2022 start date.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to Kenneth Gillingham, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental & Energy Economics at kenneth.gillingham@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate in Tobacco Use and Tobacco Regulatory Science, Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: January 10, 2022

Yale School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work on studies related to tobacco use prevention, treatment, and regulation.

The post-doc will work primarily with Dr. Krysten Bold on multiple completed and ongoing research studies related to cigarette and e-cigarette use among youth and adults. These projects aim to investigate factors associated with initiation, switching, and cessation of tobacco products and to understand the influence of flavors in tobacco products on appeal and addiction. The fellow will have opportunities for writing papers and gaining experience in various research methods including clinical trials, mobile interventions, qualitative research, and survey studies. The fellow will receive training in additional areas such as grant writing, research and data analytic methods, and will participate in seminars on related topics including ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance use and tobacco regulatory science. Fellows will have opportunities for training and collaboration through Yale TCORS. (https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/tobacco/tcors/).

Qualifications include a PhD in psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology, behavioral sciences, public health, or other relevant areas. Ideal candidates will have experience with human subject data collection, statistical analysis, and excellent writing skills. Experience with diverse populations, tobacco research, health disparities, and quantitative methods are preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter stating their research interests and career goals, and three letters of recommendation to: Krysten.bold@yale.edu.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. https://oiea.yale.edu/ We welcome applications from individuals of minoritized groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Postdoctoral Fellow in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine
Posting Date:

The NIH-NHLBI funded T32 program ‘Training in Translational Lung Biology and Pathobiology’ program at Yale’s Section of Pulmonary, Critical and Sleep Medicine (Yale-PCCSM) is offering postdoctoral research fellow position for motivated individuals with a strong background in basic and translational research, an interest in training and developing an academic career in profound and impactful human lung disease relevant research.  

 The candidate will be part of a diverse community of research fellows, and will benefit from the extensive mentoring, specific training and career development offered by the program, as well as its 30-year track-record of developing successful careers. As part of program, postdoctoral research fellows are matched with mentors and labs in research areas of their interested and are expected to develop research projects aligned with the mission of the T32 program, their mentors’ research interests, and their career goals. Progress is assessed based on knowledge, creativity, productivity, and integrity. 

The Yale T32 program was started in 1994 and has grown dramatically with currently 9 slots for postdoctoral trainees.  We have successfully recruited a mix of trainees with M.D., M.D./Ph.D., and Ph.D. backgrounds, with diverse interests ranging from profound bench research, through translational investigations to clinical outcomes and trials.  Our mentors come from Yale-PCCSM, as well as other Yale departments and investigations have occurred in disease areas as various as Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory Infections, COPD, Critical Care, Acute Lung Injury, Sleep Apnea, and Circadian Biology, but with a common theme of lung pathobiology and human disease. The increased diversity of our trainees has not been limited to only research interests, but also the inclusion of women (50% of the recent trainees that completed their training were women) and URiM (21% were members of underrepresented minorities). Majority of our alumni have successful academic careers, and graduates of the program in the last decades have published >300 research papers.

Required qualifications

  • recent MD, PhD, or MD/PhD
  • research experience in pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine (basic, translational, and or clinical)
  • publication track record

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit 1) a detailed curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter briefly stating your scientific background and career goals and 3) contact information of two references. The application should be sent to Jennifer.caprio@yale.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Postdoctoral Associate, School of Public Health
Posting Date: December 14, 2021

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION

The Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) initiative at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is seeking a postdoctoral associate for a one-year appointment beginning January 1, 2022. The Associate will work closely with Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Professor of Public Health and Dr. Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Research Scientist.

The BBF initiative was developed to create an evidence-based measurement system and toolbox to help guide development and tracking of large-scale, well-coordinated, multi-sector, national breastfeeding promotion programs for widespread use in low, middle, and high income countries. The evidence-based measurement system and toolbox have been developed, pretested, and are currently being packaged for dissemination.  The successful candidate will support the dissemination and pretesting of BBF in West Africa.

We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in implementation science plus qualitative and quantitative analysis skills. Candidates should have a sound background in nutrition, public health or a related field, ideally with breastfeeding/infant and young child feeding research experience.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in nutrition, public health or related fields by the start of appointment
  • Strong interest in maternal-child child nutrition 
  • Availability to travel internationally
  • Strong methodological training in mixed-methods research skills preferred
  • Ability to work in a team and excellent people skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

The position is expected to be funded from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

The position carries a competitive postdoctoral salary for one year and a comprehensive benefits package.

Review of applications will commence on December 15, 2021 and will continue until successful candidates are identified. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest highlighting background, skills, experience and goals relevant to the position, and contact information for three references (who would be contacted during the final stage of consideration).

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/100360

For questions, please contact Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Yale School of Public Health
Email: amber.hromi-fiedler@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, Yale Liver Center
Posting Date: January 4, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Genetics and Pathogenesis of Liver Disease 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, proteomics, biochemistry, iPSC biology 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 Associate in Developmental Psychiatric Neuroimaging
Posting Date: January 4, 2022

The Cho Lab would like to hire a post-doctoral associate to work on neuroimaging studies of developmental neuropsychopathology. The Cho Lab uses multimodal imaging to identify vulnerabilities in the neurodevelopmental process that present risks for developing psychiatric illnesses in childhood and adolescence. We are a lab within the Child Study Center, Department of Psychiatry and N3 Division at Yale.

The post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to work on multimodal neuroimaging studies of developmental psychopathology that aim to understand the effects of motivation on cognition in adolescent depression, in psychosis or schizophrenia, and in typical populations. This includes studies that are collecting data, work on data collected within the lab, and applications to the ABCD dataset and other publicly available developmental datasets. 

The post-doc will receive training in areas such as state-of-the-art neuroimaging, quantitative and computational methods, and cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, all of which are bolstered by the rich intellectual environment of the N3 Division with adjacent PI’s Alan Anticevic (expertise in clinical neuroimaging) and John Murray (expertise in computational modeling and data-driven techniques).

Expectations of the post-doctoral associate include the processing and analysis of complex neuroimaging and behavioral data with an aim towards publishing manuscripts and generating creative scientific directions. Additional opportunities can include behavioral and neuroimaging task design and genetics-neuroimaging integration.

The well-qualified applicant would have recently completed a PhD or have concrete dates for graduation, would have experience in neuroimaging (pediatric or otherwise) and behavioral data, and would have some experience in quantitative methods with fluency in R or similar data programs. Ideally, they would be self-driven, creative, ethical and collaborative, with the ability to integrate feedback. Ultimately there will be project flexibility based on the interests and motivation of the post-doc, and a lack of formal experience should not preclude the motivation to be trained. Experience with HCP-related pipelines, Linux, pediatric patient populations, pharmacology or visual system neuroscience 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: youngsun.cho@yale.edu and nicole.santamauro@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral position in the Yale University-Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation
Posting Date: January 3, 2022

A full-time Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Yale University-Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) and Yale School of Public Health. The candidate will be mentored by Drs. Joshua Wallach and Zeyan Liew.

Position details:

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Wallach, Liew, the CERSI directors (Drs. Joseph Ross and Molly Jeffery), and collaborators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on projects at the intersection of regulatory science, epidemiology, and meta-research (i.e., research on research). The position will focus on the evaluation of epidemiologic methods and tools that can help leverage observational data to inform regulatory decision-making. In particular, the candidate will lead studies related to the identification and implementation of quantitative bias analysis (QBA) methods for epidemiological studies of pharmaceutical treatments or exposures.

Furthermore, candidates will have the opportunity to receive training in and collaborate on projects related to evidence synthesis and the use of existing real-world data for medical product evaluation. The Yale University-Mayo CERSI conducts high-quality, high-impact collaborative research to support several areas of focus in the FDA strategic plan for regulatory science. For examples of other CERSI projects, please see: https://medicine.yale.edu/core/current_projects/cersi/research/.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. PhD/ScD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other relevant areas.
  2. Strong background in epidemiological/statistical methods, including coursework and research experience in causal inference and evidence synthesis.
  3. Programming experience (e.g., R, SAS, STATA).
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills.

Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral research salary scale. The position is for one year, with possible renewal at the second year depending on funding and performance.

Application:

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter of up to two pages, and contact information for three references (name with position title, phone, and email address). In your cover letter, please summarize your relevant research experience.

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/100813

Question regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Joshua Wallach [joshua.wallach@yale.edu]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral position in Mechanobiology and Cell Systems Engineering
Posting Date: December 20, 2021

The Mak Research Lab (MakResearchLab.com) in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Yale focuses on studying multiscale mechanobiology from the cytoskeleton to single cells to tissue systems, with emphasis on physiological and pathological processes including solid tumor progression, fibrosis, and organoid morphogenesis.  We develop and apply advanced experimental methods, novel biological scaffolds, computational tools, image analysis, and devices to investigate cell and tissue biophysical phenotypes.

We are looking for someone highly motivated and excited about engineering complex biological systems for disease modeling and regenerative medicine applications and to uncover fundamental mechanisms underlying biophysical phenotypes in cells and tissues.  We are open to engineering, biophysics, and/or interdisciplinary backgrounds with experiences in one or more of the following:

mechanobiology, cell mechanics, tissue engineering, biological scaffolds, computational modeling, image analysis, informatics and data analytics, biophysics, organoids, tumor microenvironment, fibrosis, liver disease, bioprinting, device engineering

Interested candidates can apply directly through email to Michael Mak (Michael.Mak@Yale.edu).  Please send a brief introduction/cover letter and CV along with contact information of references.

Postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Heidi Zapata, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases (Yale School of Medicine).
Posting Date: December 14, 2021

I am an Infectious Disease doctor that is interested in the individual immune response.  My overall research question is why one person will have an overwhelming infection in response to a microbe, and another person can be asymptomatic or have a mild disease to the same microbe.  The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly illustrative of this phenomenon, with worse outcomes seen in the context of increased age, obesity and metabolic disease. 

Overall, I am interested in how the innate immune system changes with increased age, HIV-infection, obesity, and with co-morbidities such as Diabetes Mellitus. 

My current projects involve evaluation of the innate immune system (NLRP3 inflammasome, C-type lectin receptors) in human samples (Blood/PBMCs, adipose tissue) from older and young adults with and without HIV-infection.  We are also evaluating these tissues in COVID-19 patients. 

PhD or MD with strong background/interest in immunology, and molecular biology is required.  A background/interest in Transcriptomics/Bioinformatics would also be ideal for analysis of our sequencing data.  Current methodologies in use in my lab include: multicolor flow cytometry, cell sorting, RNA sequencing (both single cell (10X) and bulk), CyTOF, and protein work (western blots). 

Overall, I am looking for a motivated post-doctoral associate to join my laboratory that has a strong track record for productivity, and good verbal and communication skills.  Finally, the candidate should be able to work with others in a respectful and collaborative manner. 

My goal with any fellow that joins my lab is to provide strong mentorship so that they may achieve their career goals.

Candidates should send a cover letter (explaining their interest in my lab), CV, and names of references to Heidi.zapata@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in the Braun Lab(Dry Lab) at the Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: December 9,2021

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) is seeking a highly motivated, computationally-focused postdoctoral candidate 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, 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, 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 position in the Braun Lab(Wet Lab) at the Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: December 9, 2021

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate 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 experimental experience in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, 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 and 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.

Postdoctoral position in the Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: December 9, 2021

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 expertise 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

Postdoctoral position in the Section of Infectious Diseases (Shaw Lab)
Posting Date: December 9, 2021

Postdoctoral research positions are available to investigate mechanisms underlying aging of the immune system, with projects in human immunology including studies of innate immune pattern recognition receptor dysfunction and chronic inflammation, effects of age on the immunologic and transcriptomic response to influenza or SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, as well as studies of circadian variation in immune response and immune system aging in HIV infection.  Ph.D. or M.D. degree with strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, or immunology required.  Available methodologies in the lab include flow cytometry and cell sorting, and 10x Genomics transcriptomic analysis; we also utilize the Yale mass cytometry (CyTOF) core.  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. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: albert.shaw@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral position in Biostatistics
Posting Date: December 3, 2021

A full-time Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Fan Li to develop (1) methods for designing pragmatic cluster randomized trials to detect treatment effect heterogeneity, and (2) methods for estimating heterogeneous treatment effects and identifying interpretable patient subgroups in existing parallel and longitudinal cluster randomized trial databases with continuous, binary, and censored time-to-event outcomes. This position is supported by an Award from the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), with additional mentorship from Biostatistics faculty at University of Washington and Harvard University. The candidate will also have an opportunity to attend regular meetings and interact with a variety of mentors from the NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials and world leaders in pragmatic and cluster randomized trial designs.

For more information about the Department of Biostatistics at YSPH and the NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials, please refer to

https://ysph.yale.edu/public-health-research-and-practice/department-research/biostatistics/

https://rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/cores-and-working-groups/biostatistics-and-study-design/

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications required are a PhD in statistics or biostatistics or relevant areas, strong background in statistical methods and programming, as well as good communication skills. Prior course work in study designs, correlated and longitudinal data analysis and causal inference are preferred. Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral research salary scale.

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

Application:

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/99800

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. In your cover letter, please summarize your relevant research experience as well as the date you will be available to begin. 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.