Yale Postdoctoral Positions

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in Immunohematology
Posting Date: January 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunohematology 

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Miranker lab
Posting Date: January 2019

Post-doctoral position in the Miranker lab @ Yale University
 

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Psychology
Posting Date: January 2019

The Yale Psychology Department is pleased to announce two postdoctoral scholar positions in honor of Professor Susan Nolen-Hoeksema that have been endowed by her husband, Richard Nolen-Hoeksema. Each Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Postdoctoral Associate in Integrative Psychology is for a two-year period, with appointments staggered such that only one position turns over in a given year.  Eligible applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or a related field by June 30 of the year in which the appointment begins.  Applications in any area of psychology are encouraged, especially from candidates with research interests that are integrative across areas and levels of analysis and applicable to one or more domains of psychopathology or its treatment (i.e., areas in which Professor Nolen-Hoeksema took special interest).  Applicants for the initial position, to begin July 1, 2019, should identify one or more Yale faculty members with whom they desire to work during the term of the appointment, and include a personal statement, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected papers, and letters of recommendation from two to three individuals familiar with the applicant’s research background and promise.   These materials can be addressed to the Chair of the Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Fellowship Committee and sent by email to Jessica Hermann (jessica.hermann@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Lee Lab, Department of Pharmacology
Posting Date: January 2019

Postdoctoral Positions are available in the Lee Lab,

Department of Pharmacology,

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT, USA

The Lee Lab in the Department of Pharmacology, at the Yale School of Medicine, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to investigate the molecular mechanism of endocrine fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling. Endocrine FGFs, which include, FGF15/19, FGF21, and FGF23, activate signaling via FGF receptors and require binding to the Klotho family of surface receptors; FGF23 signaling requires α-Klotho, while FGF15/19 and FGF21 signaling requires β-Klotho. The research in our laboratory is focused on the structural elucidation, biophysical, and biochemical analyses of complexes involved in endocrine FGF signaling.

Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field and should have extensive experience in recombinant protein production (E.coli and mammalian cells) and structural biology techniques (X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM), as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with mammalian cell culture and quantitative biophysical analyses are also desirable.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to Sangwon Lee (s.lee@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral (or Associate Research Scientist) Position in Cancer and Hematopoiesis
Posting Date: December 2018

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

Available immediately, 2 positions in the Kupfer Laboratory

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

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

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

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

See our home page at kupferlab.org

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
Posting Date: December 2018

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

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

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

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

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply through Interfolio and must include the following:

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

2.      Current curriculum vitae

3.      Two letters of recommendation.

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in Virology and Immunology (Lab of Dr. Craig Wilen)
Posting Date: December 2018

Postdoctoral position in Virology/Immunology, Wilen Lab

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

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Craig Wilen, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology (craig.wilen@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Art Gallery
Posting Date: December 2018

 Jock Reynolds Programs Fellowship

 Yale Art Gallery

The Jock Reynolds Programs Fellowship is intended for an emerging professional in the arts who is considering a career in museum programs. This is a two-year fellowship. Programs at the Yale Art Gallery present a wide range of engagement opportunities, including in-gallery artist talks, studio workshops, performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and scholarly lectures. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Programs, and working collaboratively across departments at the museum, the university, and the broader community, the Fellow will gain broad-based experience in museum programming, including researching, writing, coordinating, collaborating, teaching, and implementing of programs. The Fellow will be exposed to various activities related to programs, from planning to execution; conduct research to support programs; encourage direct encounters with objects and audience engagement; welcome visitors and assist with reservations; represent the Gallery among our multiple audiences in the Yale and New Haven communities; support broadening programming offerings. Additional duties as needed. Regular evening and weekend work will be required.

Applicants must attach a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship and includes the names of three references.

Contact Person:

Molleen Theodore, Associate Curator of Programs

Molleen.theodore@yale.edu

203- 432-0796

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

 
Postdoctoral Position in Translational Applications of Chemiexcitation
Posting Date: December 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Applications of Chemiexcitation

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

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

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

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

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW/ POST GRADUATE WITH EXPERTISE IN BIOINFORMATICS

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

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiac Developmental Biology
Posting Date: November 2018

Postdoctoral Position in  Cardiac Developmental Biology

Job Title:                     Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Location:                     School of Medicine

Full/Part Time:            Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:   Regular

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Other Information

This position requires successful completion of a drug test and criminal background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

peter.gruber@yale.edu

Job posting will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral Position in Cell Biology
Posting Date: November 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Cell Biology

The Gupta Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is hiring!

We are looking for postdoctoral researchers who want to study how membrane, as well as membrane associated, transient protein complexes regulate cellular signaling pathways.

In the crowded membrane environment, membrane proteins form dynamic and transient complexes with other soluble and membrane proteins, lipids and various other chemical regulators, which in turn govern cellular physiology. Building on and combining our recent groundbreaking work in native mass spectrometry with a large numbers of experimental and theoretical approaches, the lab provides a top down deconstructive vantage point to address this problem. Our unique approach enables us to detect membrane protein complexes directly from the native environment while identifying novel interacting partners and subsequently track their spatiotemporal progression. We simultaneously apply these cutting-edge platforms to dynamic macro-molecular membrane associated systems in order to delineate the molecular mechanisms behind various cellular signaling pathways. Some of our interests lie in, but are not limited to, understanding vesicular transport, membrane trafficking, secondary metabolite transport and apoptotic signal transduction.

For a more comprehensive account of our work, methods, and ideas, head to https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/gupta/kallol_gupta.profile

 The Lab has multiple postdoctoral positions available at present.

What we are looking for:

  • Expertise in any branch of Biomedical, Chemical and Engineering Sciences.
  • Expertise in membrane protein expression and purification from various cellular systems is an asset.
  • Prior mass spec experience is NOT required. If we hire you, we will train you.

Interested researchers can send their CV with their prospective research interests and the contact details of three to five referees, to Kallol Gupta (Kallol.gupta@yale.edu), Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Division of Neurocritical Care & Emergency Neurology at Yale
Posting Date: November 2018

The Division of Neurocritical Care & Emergency Neurology at Yale has a strong track record of training outstanding postdocs who go on to successful high impact careers in biomedical research. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a background in biological or data sciences to perform cutting-edge research utilizing novel clinical, physiological, and quantitative data assembled from human subjects with acute brain injury, including stroke. The post-doc would be supervised by Dr. Kevin Sheth in close collaboration with several investigators across Yale (and possibly across the country). The incumbent will advance research focused on highly innovative technologies, coupled with therapeutic pathways, in patients, with a focus on ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and recovery. Visa sponsorship for non-US applicants is possible.

The post-doc will be responsible for project management, preparation of materials, writing of manuscripts and grant applications, supervision of coordinators, presentations at regional and national/international conferences. With support from faculty members, the post-doctoral fellow will design and implement studies and analyses, analyze relevant data and lead manuscript and grant writing activities. We are committed to tailoring the experience to career goals.

Qualifications include MD, PhD, ScD, DrPH, MPH or MSc, proven experience in multi-tasking and project closure, and formal training in quantitative sciences.

We would require exceptional time management and organizational skills and working with deadline pressure, ability to conceptualize and conduct complex analyses, and capacity for independent work. The individual must have excellent inter-personal skills, exceptional technical skills and preferably a familiarity in engineering or computer science, time-series analysis and facility with statistical and programming software (MATLAB, R, SQL, Stata). An ability to create stand-alone executables for time-series analysis which can be used by others and for real-time time-series analysis are a plus. This position is funded for 2 years. Familiarity and enthusiasm regarding working with novel sensors and wearable technology in neurological disease is desired.

Interested candidates should contact Kevin Sheth, MD at kevin.sheth@yale.edu and/or Hitten Zaveri, MD at hitten.zaveri@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 in the study of immunology, infection, and cancer biology
Posting Date: November 2018

The scientific focus of the laboratory is to study the intersection of immunology, infection, and cancer biology.  The lab studies the immunology of cancer incidence in the setting of chronic viral infection, including HIV, HPV and EBV.  Focus of lab will be to determine immune correlates of increased cancer incidence and biomarkers of worse prognosis in the setting of chronic viral infection like HIV.  The laboratory has clinical, translational, and basic science components and is highly collaborative with other laboratories in Pathology, Surgery, Neurology, the Cancer Center, and Immunology.  Under the direction of the PI but with expectation to exercise independent judgment, this position will have the role of planning research projects, designing experiments, training staff, ensuring all safety and research compliances are met, and managing sponsored research awards.

Ideal candidates would have strong background in immunology, virology, molecular biology, genetics, and/or computational biology.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter describing research experiences and interest, and 3 references to Brinda.emu@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 in Computational Genomics for Immunology and Chemical Biology
Posting Date: November 2018

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS FOR IMMUNOLOGY AND CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

Description

The laboratories of David Schatz and Matthew Simon are seeking a postdoc with strong computational skills and a keen interest in working across two laboratories to (1) understanding sources of genome instability that drive the development of cancer, particularly lymphoma and leukemia, and (2) develop new computational pipelines to analyze data mutational profiles from chemically modified RNAs.

The biological focus of this position is the mechanisms that lead to genome damage during the processes of somatic hypermutation and V(D)J recombination, which are mediated by the enzymes AID (activation induced deaminase) and RAG (recombination activating gene), respectively.  The project will involve the analysis of diverse data types including NGS, epigenetic, Ig/TCR REP-seq, and chromatin architecture and looping data in order to identify the mechanisms that lead to mis-targeting of AID and RAG.  There will also be opportunities to perform wet-bench experiments if desired. 

The chemical biology focus of this position will include the development of efficient pipelines to accompany nucleotide recoding experiments—new RNA sequencing experiments that use metabolic labeling and mutational analysis to infer RNA structure, dynamics and small molecule-RNA interactions from sequencing data.

The successful applicant will develop novel computational approaches and pipelines while working closely with experimental immunologists and chemical biologists to formulate hypotheses, design experiments and refine models.  Interested applicants should have a strong interest in biological mechanism and in developing their skills and independence in computational genomics, immunology and chemical biology.

Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter describing research interest, and names/contact information for 3 or more references to david.schatz@yale.edu and matthew.simon@yale.edu.

David G. Schatz, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Immunobiology
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT  06520-8011
United States
Matthew D. Simon, Ph.D.
Chemical Biology Institute
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Yale University
West Haven, CT 06516-7392
United States

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Simbonis Fellowship in Bioinformatics
Posting Date: November 2018

Simbonis Fellowship in Bioinformatics

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position: 18 months from date of hire; non-renewable

Yale University offers an exciting opportunity for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include major art museums, theaters and music. New Haven is also a biotech and research hub and the location of one of the largest hospitals in the United States.

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School. The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center’s missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the library’s active personal librarian program. Electronic resources have grown to 22,717 e-journals, 48,911 e-books and 99 electronic databases. In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

Position Description

The Simbonis Fellowship in Bioinformatics offers a recent Ph.D. or MS scientist a chance to explore a career in medical librarianship, by serving as an informationist in the established Bioinformatics Support Program at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the estate of Dr. Stanley Simbonis ’53, ‘57MD. Upon completion of this fellowship, the informationist would be poised to continue a career in the cutting-edge and expanding field of library bioinformatics support. 

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library serves an array of academic and clinical programs. The Simbonis Fellow will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, researchers, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as graduate students and post-docs. The library also supports Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Fellow will interact with clinicians, staff and researchers from the hospital. The Fellow will also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library system.

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Bioinformatics Support Program is considered among the most comprehensive medical library bioinformatics programs. Geared towards biomedical researchers with little or no command-line skills, it supports Yale biomedical researchers by providing access to a suite of commercial and open source bioinformatics software for the analysis, annotation, and visualization of -omics and other types of data throughout the research data lifecycle. In addition, the program provides training and consultation on how to use these tools to hundreds of biomedical researchers every year. An integral part of the program is to assess the usage of the different resources and services provided by the program. 

Responsibilities
The Simbonis Fellowship is an 18-month appointment and focuses on growing services and innovating within the Biomedical Support Program at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library while exploring new career opportunities.

Under the mentorship of the Biomedical Research Support Librarian, the Simbonis Fellowellow will gain broad experience in the growing field of bioinformatics support in libraries. Other activities will vary based on current library projects and the Fellow’s interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, the Simbonis Fellow is expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. The Simbonis Fellow will be introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are expected to be professionally active and represent the library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. 

Specifically:

  1. Observes, learns and then provides bioinformatics instruction in the form of training sessions on the use of databases and bioinformatics software and methods. These will be accomplished either by teaching or coordinating presentations from outside vendors and guest speakers for the benefit of the Yale biomedical community. 
  2. Teaches Yale biomedical researchers and staff to use a range of free and commercial (licensed by the library) bioinformatics databases and software for retrieving, downloading, analyzing, and visualizing a wide variety of molecular data including (but not limited to) genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. 
  3. Guides biomedical researchers through bioinformatics methods and analyses and prepares reports for group presentation or publication.
  4. Participates in one-on-one and group consultations (in person or online) on a wide variety of bioinformatics topics under the mentorship of colleagues.
  5. Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information related to bioinformatics and other biomedical subjects.
  6. May evaluate, recommend, and support electronic resources, such as software applications, pertinent to the bioinformatics support program.
  7. Provides support in assessing the efficacy/relevance of the program by collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision.
  8. Helps the library gain insights into new potential uses and users of the bioinformatics resources, and information-seeking behaviors of scientists.

Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a biomedical or life sciences-related field.
  2. Knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a biomedical-related discipline and an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in that field.
  3. Experience with genomics research and an understanding of fundamental biological concepts.
  4. Excellent analytical, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:

  1. Working experience in the analysis and interpretation of high-throughput biological data (e.g. sequencing, array-based technologies).
  2. Ability to perform independent analyses and report findings to biomedical researchers.
  3. Publication(s) in relevant peer-reviewed journals.

Salary and Benefits

The Simbonis Fellow will serve for eighteen months and will receive an award of $90,000 prorated over 18 months. Health insurance will be provided. Fellows can draw upon a wide range of expertise across Yale and the Yale University Library for support and will be offered mentorship and guidance.

Application Process

The Simbonis Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Katie Hart via e-mail at katherine.hart@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling cycle until the position is filled. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “Simbonis Fellowship” in the e-mail subject line.

Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Postdoctoral Position inthe department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University
Posting Date: November 2018

Postdoc in single cell analysis of stem cells

A postdoctoral position is available in the department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University to study the molecular regulation of pluripotent stem cells.

The Van Wolfswinkel lab (www.vanwolfswinkellab.org) focusses on the dynamics and regulation of pluripotent stem cells using the freshwater flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a model. Schmidtea mediterranea has the ability to regenerate any part of its body including its entire brain, due to the presence of a large population of adult stem cells called neoblasts. We have for the first time analyzed heterogeneity in this stem cell population using single cell analysis. This has demonstrated the presence of specialized as well as pluripotent stem cells. We are interested in the molecular processes involved in the maintenance of pluripotency and in the transition towards differentiation. Several lines of evidence have suggested an important role for non-coding RNAs (piRNAs and lncRNAs) and chromatin regulation in these processes, and the planarian stem cell system is an excellent model to explore this further. We are also interested in the regulation surrounding the long-term maintenance of this population of mitotically active cells, driven by the question of how planarians manage to avoid organismal aging and cancer.

We are looking for a highly motivated molecular biologist with an interest in stem cell research and an inclination for technological development. Candidates must have recently obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant field and should have experience with at least two of the following: protein biochemistry, RNA biology, chromatin biology, and bioinformatic analysis. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Experience with next-gen sequencing library preparation, immunoprecipitation methods, flow cytometry, confocal imaging, and computational analysis are desirable.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter explaining your experience and your motivation to josien.van.wolfswinkel@yale.edu

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse
Posting Date: November 2018

Post-doctoral Associate Opening at Yale School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse

The Yale School of Medicine Division of Substance Abuse of the Department of Psychiatry is recruiting one postdoctoral associate (2-year appointment) to begin July 1, 2019, who aspires to become an independent academic researcher in the areas of alcohol and tobacco use, clinical trials of behavioral/pharmacological interventions, mobile health (mHealth), and studies of intervention mechanisms and risk factors of substance use.  

The postdoctoral associate will work primarily with Dr. Lisa Fucito, Associate Professor, clinical psychologist, and Director of the Tobacco Treatment Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, on an NIH-funded study of a multi-modal, mobile sleep intervention for young adults who report heavy alcohol use. The study incorporates sleep and alcohol biosensor technology and a mobile self-monitoring application. The goal is to evaluate effective sleep intervention components for engaging young adults in treatment, improving their sleep, and reducing their alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences. The postdoctoral associate will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Fucito on completed and ongoing tobacco clinical trials and implementation and dissemination studies.  

Other research duties will include authoring and co-authoring several manuscripts per year, assisting with grant writing, collaborating with other investigators, and attending professional conferences. The position may also include some supervision of students in the lab. The position will also assist the postdoctoral associate in developing a career as an independent researcher.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in the behavioral sciences, public health, psychology, or other relevant area at the time the fellowship begins and excellent project management and writing skills. Applicants must also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Experience with alcohol and/or tobacco research, clinical trials, student supervision, mobile health, computer programming, and quantitative methods are preferred but not required. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

Applicant Instructions: 

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

1) Cover letter detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals 
2) CV
3) Names and contact information of three academic references

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Microbiology
Posting Date: November 2018

Postdoctoral positions in microbiology

Yale University School of Medicine

The Vinetz Laboratory in the Section of Infectious Diseases is seeking postdoctoral candidates interested in studying mechanisms of leptospirosis pathogenesis. 

Our lab provides an excellent basic science and translational research environment, with direct connections to tropical disease-endemic field sites.

Candidates with experience in molecular biology, recombinant protein expression (bacterial, insect, algae, mammalian cells), protein purification using various chromatographic methods, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and small animal models of infectious disease pathogenesis are encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidates should have a background in immunology, molecular biology and genomic analysis.  Excellent communication and writing skills are essential for this position. Salary is based on research experience.

Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter describing research interest, your reasons to apply to my lab including long-term career goals, and names/contact information for 3 references to joseph.vinetz@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Division of Prevention and Community Research and The Consultation Center
Posting Date: November 2018

Division of Prevention and Community Research and The Consultation Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship

https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/psychology/education/postdoc/dpcr.aspx