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 Associate in Psychosis and Computational Psychiatry Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: March 23,2020

The Powers Laboratory at Yale is recruiting two full-time post-doctoral fellows to work on two new NIMH-funded studies in psychosis. 

The first is a multi-site study involving Yale, Northwestern University, UMBC, and UGA, evaluating the efficacy of a battery of behavioral tests for tracking symptom severity and risk of conversion among patients at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (CHR-P).  In addition to collaborating across sites, candidates will also work with Drs. Phil Corlett, Scott Woods, and Barbara Walsh at Yale. 

The second project uses performance on a simple perceptual task and computational modeling to predict behavioral and neural responses to cholinergic manipulation.  Our goal is to use the knowledge generated to take the first steps toward a computationally-informed, personalized treatment approach to hallucinations.

Activities for both positions will include data collection, analysis of behavioral and functional imaging data using cutting-edge computational modeling, and reporting in the form of journal articles and presentations at national and international meetings.  Ideal candidates will have experience with behavioral data collection and analysis, basic working knowledge of MATLAB or other technical computing languages, expertise in sensory neuroscience, and a background in working with individuals with psychosis-spectrum illness. Duration and start date are negotiable but a minimum of a two-year commitment is required.  Timing of hire will also depend on resolution of hiring restrictions currently in place due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Salary and benefits package are highly competitive. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references to Al Powers, M.D., Ph.D. by email: albert.powers@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate in Pre-Modern Cultures and Civilizations with a focus on Dura-Europos
Posting Date: March 16, 2020

Yale University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in ancient and pre-modern cultures and civilizations. This is a two-year position beginning in the academic year 2020-2021 and attached to Archaia: the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. Now in its eighth year, Archaia is a collaborative forum that brings together scholars and graduate students working on early and pre-modern cultures and civilizations at Yale in the Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to the Divinity and Law Schools and various University collections and libraries including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Participating departments and disciplines include Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, History, Religious Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology, History of Art, and the Divinity School. In addition to hosting conferences and colloquia, the year-long Workshop in Ancient Societies, and faculty-led study tours, Archaia offers a graduate qualification for students interested in research beyond departmental lines. Students have the opportunity to design a course of study individually tailored to their needs, and take a team-taught core seminar, the topic of which varies from year to year. For additional information, see https://archaia.yale.edu/training.

The postdoctoral associate will be hired in conjunction with Archaia’s initiative to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Dura-Europos excavations in 1922. As part of the initiative, “Dura- Europos: intersections of art, culture and religion in the ancient world,” Archaia will devote its annual Ancient Societies Series in AY 2021-2022 to Dura-Europos, and organize an international conference in the Spring of 2022. Through a series of monthly talks by internal and external speakers and a team-taught graduate seminar, the Ancient Societies Workshop will showcase the latest research on Dura-Europos and mobilize resources to engage with the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection of artifacts and materials related to Dura-Europos.

The postdoctoral associate is expected to take an active role in Archaia programming while pursuing research in their own area of expertise. Additionally, the associate’s duties include: (1) in the first year of the appointment, teaching one graduate seminar in Roman art and archaeology in its broad ancient context with the approval of relevant department(s) or program(s); (2) in the second year of the appointment, co-teaching with a faculty member the Archaia core seminar on Dura-Europos and co-organizing the attendant Ancient Societies Workshop; and (3) directing a co-curricular project related to Dura-Europos such as an international conference or a digital humanities project. The postdoctoral associate will work under the supervision of the Archaia coordinators and will also be provided with at least one mentor from a field/department close to their area of training and expertise.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience along with Yale’s benefits package that includes health insurance.

Requirements

• A Ph.D. in one of the following fields: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Classics, History, Religious Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, History of Art.

• The intellectual training and trajectory of the postdoctoral associate must show a commitment to cross-disciplinary or cross-cultural research in more than one of the areas, languages, and/or disciplines represented by Archaia. Prior engagement with any aspect of the site of Dura-Europos is particularly desirable.

• The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a desire and ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and collections.

Applicants and referees should upload documentation via Interfolio:

apply.interfolio.com/75112 . Applicants must supply (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement (1000 words max.) detailing the work that the associate wishes to pursue at Yale, (4) a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness and syllabi for courses taught or planned), (5) three letters of recommendation addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Milette Gaifman.

Review of applications will begin April 25th.

For any questions please contact Professor Gaifman (milette.gaifman@yale.edu) and Professor Peirano Garrison (irene.peirano@yale.edu).

Postdoctoral position in Metabolism
Posting Date: March 11, 2020

Daniel Vatner M.D., Ph.D. in the Yale School of Medicine Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism is looking to hire a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to do exciting translational basic science studies, with an emphasis on in vivo physiology and molecular biology.  We investigate the physiology of the metabolic syndrome, studying numerous rodent models and human subjects with state of the art techniques.  We seek to understand the metabolic fluxes that drive excess triglyceride production in the setting of insulin resistance; additionally, in collaboration with other laboratories at the School of Medicine, we are investigating links between metabolic dysfunction and the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver to NASH.  The postdoctoral fellow will work on projects both independently and in multi-laboratory collaborations (working alongside students, fellows, technicians, and other investigators).

Candidates for this position should be recent graduates with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.  Candidates must be eligible for a position on an NIH T32 training grant restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.  Expectations include those important for growing the fellow’s research career, including presenting at meetings and preparing manuscripts, and those important for a properly-functioning laboratory, including participation in mouse colony maintenance and laboratory organization.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter briefly outlining research experiences, career goals, references, and expected availability date, along with a CV to daniel.vatner@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Posting Date: March 6, 2020

Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM), is looking to hire a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to drive innovative research projects forward in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD. The post-doctoral fellow will work on understanding the host-pathogen interactions at cellular and molecular levels during bacterial and viral infections in disease models of pneumonia, COPD and fibrosis. The post-doctoral fellow should be able to work independently as well as in a team of other researchers in the lab which include other postdocs, clinical fellows and students. The major experimental tools that will be used include animal models, multicolor flow cytometry, knockdown and overexpression studies and imaging techniques using bacterial and viral infection along with techniques of viral and or bacterial culture, western blotting and ELISA.

Job Qualification:

1. A recent graduate or about to graduate from PhD in the field of biology, immunology, bacteriology, virology or similarly related fields.

2. Experience with animal handling is preferred but not necessary. Knowledge about the major cellular and biochemical techniques will be plus.

3. Candidate should be willing to write independent funding applications after first few years of their post-doctoral position with the goal for a career as independent investigator.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to make a significant contribution to the educational and research missions of the section. There will be opportunities to work on projects autonomously while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, post docs, and students. Supervision of other research personnel and other related duties will be expected.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter in the body of an email and CV/references as attachments to charles.delacruz@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Breslow's Lab)
Posting Date: March 3, 2020

David Breslow’s lab, part of the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher interested in understanding the functions of the mammalian primary cilium, with a focus on defining the mechanisms that regulate cilium assembly and disassembly.

Located in the newly constructed Yale Science Building, the Breslow lab aims to understand the mammalian primary cilium – a micron-scale structure protruding from the surface of most cells in the human body. Using a combination of functional screening, microscopy and biochemistry, we are investigating the basic processes by which cilia are assembled, maintained, and disassembled. Areas of particular interest include understanding how the cilium serves as an organizing center for select signaling pathways and dissecting the complex interplay between cilium assembly/disassembly and the cell cycle. Additionally, we have a strong interest in developing and applying new functional genomic and imaging technologies. Collectively, our studies aim to provide fundamental biological insights, to shed light on the pathogenic mechanisms of cilium-based diseases, and to reveal new strategies for targeting cancers in which ciliary function is altered.

Applicants should hold (or anticipate award of) a Ph.D. in a relevant area of biological research such as cell biology, biochemistry, or genetics. A multi-year position is available from April 1, 2020.  Please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and goals, a CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to david.breslow@yale.edu

Cancer Biology Postdoctoral position in Medical Oncology
Posting Date: March 2, 2020

The Wilson laboratory in the Section of Medical Oncology and the Yale Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position.  Interests in the laboratory focus on identifying and characterizing genetic vulnerabilities in cancer and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance with an emphasis on lung cancer therapeutics (https://medicine.yale.edu/bbs/people/frederick_wilson-1.profile). The lab leverages genome-scale functional genomic screening approaches (such as CRISPR and RNA interference) to identify cancer vulnerabilities and dissect resistance mechanisms in relevant cancer cell models.  The lab also applies sequencing-based approaches to identify candidate driver gene alterations from patient tumor specimens for mechanistic studies in cell model systems.  A major priority is to translate laboratory findings into therapeutic strategies for patients with lung and other cancers.
 
Applicants must have a recent PhD degree in a relevant field and at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Applicants should have experience in molecular biology, genetics / genomics, tumor cell biology, or other related fields.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected.
 
Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals and the names / contact information for three references to: frederick.wilson@yale.edu.
 

Postdoctoral Fellow position in HIV/AIDS
Posting Date: February 27, 2020

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is now open to study host genetic control of HIV, in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT, USA).  A PhD or equivalent advanced degree in Biomedical, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences, or related field is required.

This is a research based position and prior investigative experience in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and microbiology are required. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and conducting experiments, maintaining laboratory records and writing/editing manuscripts and articles, completing diagnostic tests and determining, carrying out and modifying methods, procedures and techniques, designing, fabricating, calibrating and repairing research equipment as necessary; preparing grant applications. Knowledge of mammalian cell culture, propagation of HIV, and related molecular biology methods is essential.

If interested, please contact Richard Sutton, MD-PhD; email: richard.sutton@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral position at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Posting Date: February 21, 2020

The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, recent MD/PhD graduate to work with Dr. Jeptha Curtis, Associate Professor in cardiovascular health services research related projects. This is a one-year position. The appointee will interact in a multidisciplinary team environment to design, implement, and monitor outcomes research projects at CORE.

Essential Duties:

  1. Engagement in various related projects at CORE, utilizing available datasets and participating in study design, analysis and manuscript writing from conception to publication.
  2. Plan and conduct assigned and original research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with faculty, analysts, research staff, post docs, and medical students; maintain accurate records of research findings using proper methodology and keeping track of the specifications for the analysis files and results.
  3. Conduct high impact research studies using available data resources such as the Open Payments Program, TOP PCI, and the National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s suite of clinical registries. 
  4. Integrate with CORE’s Research Data Analytic Center (RDAC) team to develop research grant applications through literature reviews, analysis of preliminary data, and the development of appropriate analytic approaches.
  5. Present research findings at professional meetings and conferences; supervision of other research personnel and other related duties as required. Appointee is expected to make a significant contribution to the educational and research missions of CORE.
  6. Support study design, data analysis, and dissemination of findings from the collaboration’s studies. Potential tasks include proposal development, data interpretation and summarization, some statistical analysis, and manuscript writing.
  7. Provide leadership for the dissemination of findings from the work of the collaboration, including the formation of teams for the development of new proposals.
  8. Participate in team meetings at CORE and in conference calls with outside researchers as needed.
  9. Maintain regular communication with supervisor by providing weekly progress updates, communicating any problems incurred in data collection or conducting studies, and making recommendations for improvement.
  10. Perform additional functions incidental to research activities.
  11. Represents CORE in a professional manner at all times using excellent customer relations.
  12. Adheres to all CORE data management and security policies.

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. MD or PhD in public health.
  2. Strong publication record and excellent writing skills.
  3. Excellent analytical skills and familiarity with SAS.
  4. Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Benefit and Compensation Information: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Please send the following materials to: bonnie.garmisa@yale.edu.

  1. A cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Contact information for two references; and
  4. A research or job market paper.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For further information about CORE, please visit www.medicine.yale.edu/core.

The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, recent MD/PhD graduate to work with Dr. Jeptha Curtis, Associate Professor in cardiovascular health services research related projects. This is a one-year position. The appointee will interact in a multidisciplinary team environment to design, implement, and monitor outcomes research projects at CORE.

Essential Duties:

  1. Engagement in various related projects at CORE, utilizing available datasets and participating in study design, analysis and manuscript writing from conception to publication.
  2. Plan and conduct assigned and original research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with faculty, analysts, research staff, post docs, and medical students; maintain accurate records of research findings using proper methodology and keeping track of the specifications for the analysis files and results.
  3. Conduct high impact research studies using available data resources such as the Open Payments Program, TOP PCI, and the National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s suite of clinical registries. 
  4. Integrate with CORE’s Research Data Analytic Center (RDAC) team to develop research grant applications through literature reviews, analysis of preliminary data, and the development of appropriate analytic approaches.
  5. Present research findings at professional meetings and conferences; supervision of other research personnel and other related duties as required. Appointee is expected to make a significant contribution to the educational and research missions of CORE.
  6. Support study design, data analysis, and dissemination of findings from the collaboration’s studies. Potential tasks include proposal development, data interpretation and summarization, some statistical analysis, and manuscript writing.
  7. Provide leadership for the dissemination of findings from the work of the collaboration, including the formation of teams for the development of new proposals.
  8. Participate in team meetings at CORE and in conference calls with outside researchers as needed.
  9. Maintain regular communication with supervisor by providing weekly progress updates, communicating any problems incurred in data collection or conducting studies, and making recommendations for improvement.
  10. Perform additional functions incidental to research activities.
  11. Represents CORE in a professional manner at all times using excellent customer relations.
  12. Adheres to all CORE data management and security policies.

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. MD or PhD in public health.
  2. Strong publication record and excellent writing skills.
  3. Excellent analytical skills and familiarity with SAS.
  4. Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Benefit and Compensation Information: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Please send the following materials to: bonnie.garmisa@yale.edu.

  1. A cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Contact information for two references; and
  4. A research or job market paper.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For further information about CORE, please visit www.medicine.yale.edu/core.

Postdoctoral position in Cancer Biology
Posting Date: February 20, 2020

The Escobar-Hoyos lab in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Yale Cancer Center at Yale University is seeking a highly motivated and creative post-doctoral researcher with a background in cancer biology and/or RNA biology, or related fields to join our team.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who will be responsible, as a member of a team, for designing and executing studies focused on understanding and targeting altered RNA processing mechanisms in pancreatic cancer.

As the most common form of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has emerged as the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the United States, in part because this malignancy is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic  intervention.

Recently, it’s been shown that PDAC is composed of distinct molecular subtypes, based on RNA expression and patient outcome, underscoring that much remains to be understood about RNA expression, processing and regulation in this disease. Our research is focused on 1) characterizing the molecular pathways and functions controlled by aberrant RNA splicing and 2) designing RNA- targeted therapies to uncover novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in this disease.

Our group is heavily involved with RNA Sequencing of human and mouse pancreatic cancers. The candidate is expected to perform experiments exploring alterations in RNA splicing and additional steps in RNA processing, using a variety of preclinical model systems that include cell lines, xenografts, genetically engineered mouse models, and patient-derived models. A desire to develop and implement new methodologies is highly advantageous. There will be numerous opportunities for training to complement current skills, collaborate with other outstanding scientists, and to enhance grant writing skills.

The candidate will work within an integrated, multidisciplinary team composed of basic scientists, computational biologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists, with significant resources for bioinformatics support, access to clinical specimens, and studies in human and animal tissues.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in cell biology or a related field and have a strong publication record, excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong research experience in signal transduction, transcriptional control, RNA splicing, genomics and bioinformatics, or related fields. Recent PhD graduates or current PhD candidates completing their studies are encouraged to apply.

Experience with several of the following activities are desirable: characterization of genetically engineered mouse models, work with patient-derived xenografts or organoids, and culture of primary cells. Initial salary is commensurate with experience. Applying for independent funding is not required but is strongly encouraged for the career development of the candidate.

Qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Luisa Escobar-Hoyos (luisa.escobar-hoyos@yale.edu).

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology and Immunotherapy
Posting Date:

Yale Cancer Center has an opening for a Post-doctoral trainee to conduct bench research geared towards improving therapies for cancer patients. The laboratory conducts a variety of in vitro and in vivo studies testing novel drug targets and novel drugs. The primary focus is on developing new immunotherapy-containing regimens that can subsequently be tested in humans.

Prospective candidates will play a key role in these studies, which will involve a broad range of molecular biology and immunology techniques, including gene editing techniques and high throughput transcription platforms. 

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in a career in Cancer Biology or Cancer Immunology. The trainee will have exposure to outstanding training venues and lectures and Yale Cancer Center.

Requirements

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in biological sciences. Individuals expecting to graduate over the coming months are particularly encouraged to apply. 

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

Postdoctoral position in the Schalper Research Lab in the Department of Pathology
Posting Date: February 18, 2020

The Schalper Research Lab in the Department of Pathology at Yale University has an opening for a postdoctoral position.  The lab is focused on understanding the immunobiology of human solid tumors using quantitative pathology, computational image analysis, in vitro cell models and molecular biology to interrogate relevant immunomodulatory pathways and identify determinants of sensitivity and resistance to treatments. Our lab has access to cutting-edge technology and has unique opportunities to develop translational research projects in human lung and colorectal cancer.  More information can be found at https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/schalper/

We are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in studying tumor-immune cell interactions focusing on dominant T-cell regulatory pathways with therapeutic potential. Interested applicants should hold a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree and a strong background in the field of immunology and/or translational oncology/pathology. The candidate should be self-motivated with a proven track record of productivity.  In addition to individual projects, the lab encourages a collaborative and positive working environment with other lab members and throughout the University and Cancer Center.

The competitive candidate should have knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

  1. T-cell biology, immune-oncology and immunomodulatory therapies
  2. Solid tumor oncology and translational pathology
  3. Advanced cancer diagnostics and immune-based anti-cancer therapeutics
  4. Computational analysis of images and large datasets

Candidates with the following qualifications will be given preference:

  1. Interest and expertise in the field of immunology/immune-oncology
  2. Productivity, quality of previous projects and independence
  3. Ability and interest to work in translational research within a multidisciplinary team

Qualified candidates who are interested in applying should e-mail an application package, including; statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references. Please send your application package to Dr. Kurt Schalper (kurt.schalper@yale.edu) and in the subject line include your last name and reference to the job posting.  For technical assistance and questions, please e-mail Lindsey Behlman (lindsey.behlman@yale.edu).   

Postdoctoral position in the Myung Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology
Posting Date: February 18, 2020

Peggy Myung, MD, PhD, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) in her laboratory in the Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. In the Myung lab, we study how programs of hair follicle development work at the interface of regeneration and skin tumorigenesis (Developmental Cell, 2019; Cell, 2016). In particular, our lab aims to dissect the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern embryonic hair follicle development to gain insight into how these same mechanisms are reutilized during adult hair follicle regeneration and or dysregulated in basal cell carcinoma, the most common human skin cancer. As a post-doctoral fellow in our lab, you will have the opportunity to work within a team to perform basic science research that explores the cellular and molecular dynamics that controls these processes, using novel in vivo and genomic approaches. The projects employ a broad range of cutting-edge techniques, including mouse genetics, multi-photon live imaging, quantitative RNA fluorescent in situ hybridization, and single-cell RNA/ATAC sequencing.  Prior research experience using these techniques is a plus but not required. The candidate will also have opportunities to present his/her data at weekly lab meetings and at intramural and national/international conferences. The overall goal is to construct and perform scientific experiments that can be shared with the scientific community at large through peer-reviewed publications and speaking opportunities. In addition, the candidate will be given career development opportunities (e.g. grant-writing and public speaking skills) that are individually tailored to his/her long-term career goals. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that is rewarding and engaging for everyone in the lab and that fosters scientific and professional growth!

The Postdoctoral Associate candidate will be expected to perform the following:

  1. Assist with mouse colony management, husbandry and genotyping
  2. RNA in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical stains of mouse or human tissue followed by visualization using various microscopy techniques including multiphoton microscopy, confocal microscopy, and basic immunofluorescence/brightfield microscopy
  3. Basic molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR, subcloning, and preparation of RNA for bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing
  4. Preparation of single-cell suspensions from mouse skin for flow cytometry and FACS sorting
  5. Basic tissue culture techniques using primary skin cells and cell lines
  6. Embryonic and adult skin dissections
  7. Intraperitoneal and gavage administration of soluble compounds (e.g. tamoxifen) to mice
  8. Use basic software/statistical tools to analyze genomic data, including R packages for single-cell RNA sequence analysis
  9. Assist with data analysis, interpretation, and generation of figure quality data for publication and/or presentations
  10. Attend intra-mural and extra-mural conferences where he/she can present research data and build professional relationships
  11. Review and present relevant literature at journal clubs or lab meetings
  12. Attend weekly dermatology and/or pathology research in progress conferences as well as weekly lab meetings
  13. Attend one-on-one meetings with the PI to review scientific data/progress and goals and to provide reciprocal constructive feedback
  14. Prepare manuscripts of his/her primary research for publication
  15. Assist with lab organization

Interested candidates should email a cover letter that briefly describes their personal and career goals as well as their research/scientific background, their CV, and at least 3 letters of reference to peggy.myung@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate position in Internal Medicine- Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: February 12, 2020

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.

Postdoctoral position at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Posting Date: February 5, 2020

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (envirocenter.yale.edu) seeks a two-year Postdoctoral Associate to serve as the project director for the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (epi.yale.edu). For over twenty years, the EPI has been a flagship project of the Center, ranking countries on high priority environmental issues in two areas: protection of human health and ecosystem vitality. Leading the project includes mobilizing a team of partners, researchers, and experts, while taking primary responsibility for the framing, data analysis, and production of a high-quality report. In addition to the EPI, we are looking for an individual who can provide intellectual leadership and innovative approaches with other research projects related to environmental data analytics and contribute to various workstreams at the Center.

Essential Duties

  • Oversee all elements of the production of the 2018 EPI report, including data gathering, methodology development, data review and assessment, and communication of results;
  • Work closely with the EPI Team, including Yale faculty 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, developing novel metrics and indicators, refining existing methods, and interrogating data and results;
  • Manage data and research materials, including developing and enforcing systems for documentation and retention of data collection and analysis, meeting notes, correspondence, code, written drafts, and all other materials necessary for complete transparency and replication of the project;
  • 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 vendors;
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for disseminating the results of the 2020 EPI, including event planning for the release, preparation of the website, engagement with traditional 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;
  • Lead the writing of the 2020 EPI report, website, summary, and technical appendix;
  • Work with Professor Dan Esty, other Yale faculty, and research partners to produce academic journal articles and other publications related to the EPI results; and
  • Otherwise support the work of the Center, including contributing to fundraising efforts and writing reports and other materials for donors.

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in applied, quantitative social science with an environmental emphasis. Possible fields include Public Affairs, Public Policy, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Geography, International Development, Statistics, Political Science, and Economics.
  • Statistics or Econometric expertise required, through doctoral training and research experience.
  • 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; and
  • A high level of computational ability, including fluency or the ability to rapidly learn data management, GIS, and statistical software, especially R.

Schedule & Compensation

This is a full-time position for two years to run Summer 2020 – Summer 2022. 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

  • Application deadline is 13 March  2020, though review of applications 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.
Postdoctoral positions in the development of novel cell-penetrating autoantibodies for use in molecular therapy (Hansen Lab)
Posting Date: January 27, 2020

The Hansen lab at Yale School of Medicine invites applications for several open positions as a postdoctoral research associate.

Our research focuses on the identification and development of novel cell-penetrating autoantibodies for use in molecular therapy. Areas of emphasis include therapeutic applications in cancer immunotherapy, and design of molecular delivery vehicles for the treatment of multiple genetic and acquired diseases. 

For recent reference see: Noble et al., Nat Rev Rheumatol 2016 12(7): 429-34. https://www.nature.com/articles/nrrheum.2016.23

Position requires a PhD or MD, and experience in protein biochemistry and cellular biology. Experience working with mice will be helpful.

Applicants please submit CV and names of two references to james.e.hansen@yale.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!

Postdoctoral position in History of Science and Medicine
Posting Date: January 23, 2020

Yale University seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow with research expertise in critical humanities approaches to big data, with an emphasis on comparative historical perspectives on the organization of knowledge. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as art history, history, history of science, literature, or philosophy.

The fellow will join a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and students taking part in a year-long series of events supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation (for more information on the series, please visit https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/24/order-multitudes-mellon-foundation-funds-new-yale-sawyer-seminar). Additional experience working in and/or teaching with special collections, data visualization, digital humanities, or other cross-disciplinary projects is desirable. Fellowship responsibilities include teaching one course per semester, coordinating events and project management.

This is a one-year appointment, beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021; applicants must have completed all PhD requirements before July 1, 2020. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, brief research statement, brief description of a course or courses that might be taught at Yale, CV, writing sample (no more than 20 pages), and the names and email addresses of three references. Applications should be sent to maryjane.stevens@yale.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biosocial Science
Posting Date: January 21, 2020

Postdoctoral Associate position available for outstanding candidate in the Human Nature Lab (HNL) of Professor Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD. Applicants with background in life sciences who are interested in the relevance of biological processes to social science topics are sought to strengthen HNL’s research portfolio in the biological underpinnings and sequelae of social phenomena. HNL, housed at the Yale Institute for Network Science, offers the opportunity for a flexible research agenda with strong mentorship in social and computational sciences.

Areas of interest include biological bases of human sociality; the role of the microbiome in human social phenotypes; the impact of social interactions on microbiome evolution; the biology and genetics of mate choice and social tie formation; social epigenetics; and similar topics. A good scholarly record and demonstrated ability to conduct challenging and innovative work are more important than specific content area within the biological sciences. The ideal candidate is one with a strong background in life sciences who is interested in social science, network science, or epidemiology.

The competitive candidate will have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, computational biology, systems biology, parasitology, neuroscience, or other relevant field; be able to undertake full-time research; have a solid record of independent research; and have working knowledge of relevant wet lab techniques. Strong analytical background and interest in interdisciplinary research are required. Candidates with a strong interest in biosocial research, and with interests that complement ongoing projects at HNL, especially related to microbiome research (http://humannaturelab.net/), will be given particular attention.

Position is currently open. Those interested in starting in the summer or fall of 2020 are also encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Send cover letter describing interests, CV, and at least two letters of recommendation (sent directly) via email: HNL.admin@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in the Grace Chen Lab in Immunobiology
Posting Date: January 21, 2020

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join the laboratory of Dr. Grace Chen in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University. The Chen lab investigates the mechanisms and regulation of circular RNAs (circRNAs), a newly identified class of ubiquitous RNAs in essentially all eukaryotes and some viruses. Thus far, circRNAs have been found to function as miRNA sponges, regulate transcription, and act as templates for translation. However, there are still many unanswered questions: What other functions do circRNAs possess? How are circRNAs degraded? What are their interacting proteins? Specifically, we aim to understand how different layers of regulation including RNA modifications and cellular localization affect RNA function to enable new insights into both normal function and how dysregulation leads to disease. The Chen Laboratory applies molecular, cellular, and chemical biology techniques coupled with next-generation sequencing to address these questions. We aim to generate novel therapies based on our new insight about circRNA function and regulation. For more information, visit www.yegracechen.com.

Applicants should have recently completed a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, chemical biology, immunology or genomics. High priority will be given to those candidates with strong backgrounds in RNA biology or virology. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to the PI Dr. Grace Chen at ye.grace.chen@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral position in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Posting Date: Jan 17, 2020

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join the laboratory of Dr. Jiangbing Zhou at Yale University. The Zhou lab focuses on developing translational nanomedicine, gene therapy, and stem cell therapy for treatment of neurological disorders through a unique combination of material science, biology, and engineering. Details of Dr. Zhou’s research can be found on  http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/zhou/ or in the lab’s recent publications (Nature Biomedical Engineering, In press; Nature Cell Biology, In press; ACS Nano, 2016, 2018; Advanced Materials, 2018; Advanced Functional Materials, 2017,2020; Nature Materials. 2012; PNAS, 2007, 2013).

Potential projects may involve: (1) studying the biology of genome editing; (2) synthesizing novel carriers for delivery of genetic materials, including CRISPR/Cas9; and (3) developing nanomedicine for treatment of neurological disorders, such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.

Applicants should have recently completed a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, chemistry, or related areas. High priority will be given to those candidates with strong background in disease modeling, polymer synthesis, and extensive experience in animal studies. Interested applicants please send a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to Dr. Zhou at jiangbing.zhou@yale.edu .

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Kidney Research
Posting Date: January 15, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are available at Yale University in all aspects of kidney disease research including physiology, cell biology, pathology, developmental biology, genetics, vascular biology, bioinformatics, medical informatics, bioengineering, and clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

Stipends are provided from a NIH T32 Training Grant restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Women and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of research training interest, and names of possible Yale faculty mentor(s) to: Dr. Lloyd Cantley, Section of Nephrology, Yale School of Medicine, Box 208029, New Haven, CT 06520-8029. Email: Lloyd.Cantley@yale.edu. Please also arrange for three reference letters to be emailed directly to Dr. Cantley by faculty members familiar with your research ability and potential for a research career.

Postdoctoral Fellows can select as mentors any grant-funded investigator at Yale conducting kidney- related research. Examples of potential mentors include:

Peter Aronson, MD: http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/people/peter_aronson-2.profile

Lloyd Cantley, MD: http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/people/lloyd_cantley-2.profile

Michael Caplan, MD, PhD: http://physiology.yale.edu/faculty/michael_caplan-2.profile

William Chang, MD, PhD: https://medicine.yale.edu/people/search/w_chang.profile

Joseph Craft, MD: https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/rheumat/people/joseph_craft.profile

Gary Desir, MD: http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/nephrol/people/gary_desir-2.profile

Shuta Ishibe, MD: http://kidney.med.yale.edu/people/shuta_ishibe-2.profile

Richard Flavell, PhD: http://immunobiology.yale.edu/people/richard_flavell-2.profile

Julie Goodwin, MD: http://medicine.yale.edu/pediatrics/nephrology/people/julie_goodwin-2.profile

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD: http://immunobiology.yale.edu/people/ruslan_medzhitov-2.profile

Jordan Pober, MD, PhD: http://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/programs/jordan_pober-2.profile

Mark Saltzman, PhD: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/mark_saltzman/

William Sessa, PhD: https://medicine.yale.edu/pharm/people/william_sessa-2.profile

Stefan Somlo, MD: http://kidney.med.yale.edu/people/stefan_somlo-2.profile

Zhaoxia Sun, PhD: http://medicine.yale.edu/genetics/people/zhaoxia_sun-2.profile

Jeff Testani, MD: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/jeffrey_testani/

F. Perry Wilson, M.D.: http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/patr/people/francis_p_wilson-2.profile

Postdoctoral position in Vascular Biology investigating the mechanisms that control arterial disorders
Posting Date: January 10, 2020

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Laboratory of Dr. Raul J Guzman, Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.

The research program focuses on investigating the mechanisms that control arterial disorders including calcification and restenosis. The laboratory uses multiple approaches including gene knockdown, overexpression, and deficiency in cell culture, ex vivo organ culture, small animal models, and transgenic mice. Its goal is to identify novel mechanisms that control pathologic arterial responses and to develop therapeutic agents to prevent them.

Qualified applicants are those who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with a strong background in vascular biology or related fields. The candidates should have prior experience with cell and molecular biology and small animal techniques. Ideal candidates will have the ability to independently design, execute and troubleshoot experiments. They will have the ability to collect, analyze and interpret data in preparation for manuscript publication. They will also possess the ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing to present experimental findings at internal meetings and scientific conferences.

To apply for this position please submit your CV, a cover letter, and contact details of three references to yujun.cai@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in Addiction and real-time fMRI
Posting Date: January 8, 2020

The Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, in conjunction with the Magnetic Resonance Research Center at the Yale University School of Medicine (http://mrrc.yale.edu/index.aspx) have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct real-time functional imaging research aimed at determining the neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognitive processes related to addictions. This position is funded by a T32 training grant and is therefore open only to US citizens, US green card holders, and noncitizen nationals who are citizens of a US territory.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in projects using real-time fMRI in conjunction with novel analytic tools and techniques that were developed at Yale University.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead real-time imaging data collection, to provide analysis of new and current datasets and to develop their own mentored projects. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and basic scientists and have access to state-of-the-art MRI and computational facilities at the Magnetic Resonance Research Center. They will be co-mentored by Kathleen Garrison in the Department of Psychiatry (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kathleen_garrison/), and Michelle Hampson in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/michelle_hampson/).

The successful candidate should be creative, able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary group with clinicians, psychologists, engineers and computer scientists, and should be fluent in English and have excellent writing skills. Experience with fMRI techniques and analysis is an asset, but is not required. Interest in neuroimaging data analyses is critical, as is a career interest in neuroimaging of addictions.

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

•              PhD in psychology, biomedical engineering or related field

•              Experience with or interest in learning fMRI data analysis

•              Basic programming experience and analytical skills

•              A record of publication and/or conference presentations

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and three references to:

Kathleen Garrison, kathleen.garrison@yale.edu 

The start date is somewhat flexible, but early 2020 is preferred.

Postdoctoral positions in the Yale Program on Climate Change
Posting Date: December 18, 2019

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (http://climatecommunication.yale.edu) invites applications for 3 full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to contribute to our ongoing research on the public’s climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes several projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions.

Responsibilities

Conduct scientific research to advance the theory and practice of effective climate change communication, and the psychological, cultural, political, and social factors influencing public awareness, risk perceptions, policy preferences and behavior;

Work with an interdisciplinary and international network of researchers;

Postdoc 1: Contribute to survey research design, implementation, data analysis and data management

Postdoc 2: Contribute to online/digital experimental research design, implementation, data analysis and data management

Postdoc 3: Contribute to quantitative and/or social network studies of climate communication on social media platforms

Author peer-reviewed publications and public reports.

Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field or discipline, such as survey research, risk perception, communication (climate change, science, environment, public health, and/or political communication), behavior change, psychology, political science, sociology, or geography;

Proficiency in survey and/or experimental and/or social media research design, methods, and analysis;

Proficiency in data analysis, using SPSS, R, or other statistics packages;

Proficiency in data and project management;

Ability to work as part of a team;

Ability to communicate research results to both expert and non-expert audiences;

Excellent writing and presentation skills in English.

The review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and the positions will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The positions are full-time appointments for one year, with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon performance and availability of funding. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applicants must submit an application to climatechange@yale.edu  Please put either “Survey Postdoc Application – (your last name)” or “Experimental Postdoc Application – (your last name)” or “Social Media Postdoc Application – (your last name)” in the subject line. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter including a statement of research interests and career goals, with names and contact information for three professional references, and (2) a curriculum vita.

Postdoctoral position in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM)
Posting Date: December 18, 2019

Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM), is looking to hire a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to drive innovative research projects forward in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Koff. We are seeking a Ph.D. graduate with background in cellular and molecular biology, immunology, virology, and or microbiology. Candidates must be scientifically curious, intellectually committed, and capable of working independently. Strong communication and writing skills are essential. Career development training and mentorship will be provided to aid the application to a career as an independent researcher. There will be opportunities to present research findings at professional meetings.

The postdoctoral associate is expected to make a significant contribution to the educational and research missions of the section. There will be opportunities to work on projects autonomously while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, post docs, and students. Supervision of other research personnel and other related duties will be expected.

Our lab works on the role of respiratory viruses and bacteria in the lung in the pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic lung diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We use a wide range of cellular and molecular biology, in vivo animal modeling, in vitro modeling, genomic and human translational techniques to answer relevant questions to lung immunology and virology with a focus on relevance to clinical disease. At this time, we are focusing our research program on host innate immune responses to respiratory pathogens contributing to inflammation in lung diseases.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter in the body of an email and CV and references as attachments to carol.brown@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in the Program to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment for people with Psychiatric Disabilities
Posting Date: December 16, 2019

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Program for Recovery and Community Health is recruiting one postdoctoral fellow for a 2-year appointment to begin July 1st, 2020. Candidates should submit their application no further then January 31st, 2020. The fellowship provides focused research training in the area of competitive and integrated employment for people with psychiatric disabilities.

To ensure that we provide the highest quality research training, we have designed our program to be comprised of the following combination of didactic, experiential, practical, and individualized components. Each postdoc will:

1) Receive training in recovery-oriented practice and participatory, community-engaged research, highlighting in particular the role of competitive employment as a central pathway to recovery; 2) acquire hands-on research experience by being offered choices of engaging as a collaborator in on-going research projects; 3) develop, conduct, and complete their own independent research project under the close supervision and mentorship of senior faculty; and 4) have access to the full range of elective lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and social support offered by the Postdoctoral Affairs Office of the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation.

To be eligible to apply, prospective postdoctoral candidates must hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent at the time of appointment. All trainees will be required to pursue research training full-time. Applications of persons with a disability and/or part of an under-represented minority population are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a single PDF documenting the following to mark.costa@yale.edu:

1) Cover letter detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals;

2) CV;

3) Names and contact information of three academic references

Postdoctoral Associate position in Gerontologic Biostatistics
Posting Date: December 13, 2019

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/

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. Roee Gutman at Brown University. The position is for 12 months (with possibility for extension) 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 longitudinal dyadic analyses. 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 caregiver’s perceptions often differ making it necessary to understand whether effects of ePCTs may vary between PWDs and caregivers. Therefore, longitudinal analytical techniques accounting for this interdependence are needed. This may include application and extension of the Actor Partner Interdependence Model, which estimates effects on both the PLWD and their caregiver, while acknowledging the relationship between them. This is a state-of-the-art approach for analyzing data where the outcomes of both caregivers and PLWDs are of interest.  Methods to be developed for dyadic EHR data analysis must consider that PLWD data and\or their caregivers data may be missing over time and how to best use dyadic methods under that circumstance. 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 with additional mentorship from faculty members at Brown University. Principal goals of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory are to develop and disseminate research methods and best practices in the conduct, dissemination 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 statistics or biostatistics or relevant areas, strong programming skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior course work in longitudinal methods, missing data and causal inference are preferred. Strong preference will also 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. Gutman at roee_gutman@brown.edu . Applications will be considered as they arrive.

Postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD.
Posting Date: November 20, 2019

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.

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, 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 position in Cellular Metabolism (the Shen lab)
Posting Date: November 15, 2019

The Laboratory of Assistant Professor Hongying (Hoy) Shen at Systems Biology Institute at Yale West Campus and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine is currently seeking two postdoctoral candidates in cellular metabolism. The Shen lab uses multidisciplinary approaches ranging from biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and mass spec-based metabolomics to study cellular metabolism underlying human health and diseases.

We are seeking candidates with either of the two expertise:

(1) mammalian cell biology (CRISPR genetic manipulation is preferred) and biochemistry. The candidate is expected to conduct an independent research project, and collaborate with scientists within and outside of our group.

(2) analytic biochemistry with expertise in LC-MS, develop and perform LC-MS methods and analyze data, collaborate with scientists within and outside of our group, and interact with technical supports and staff scientists to address any technical issues. The ideal candidate should have hands-on experience independently operating and maintaining LC-MS instrumentation with a proven track record of full scan analysis, targeted measurements, and quantitation in complex biological samples. The primary instrument used in the lab is Thermo Q-Exactive+.

The successful candidates are also expected to participate lab meetings and joint group meetings by presenting and offering feed backs.

To learn more about the lab please visit the website: https://hongyingshenlab.org/

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing previous research experience, CV/resume and contact information of three references to the PI at hongying.shen@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in Video game research-play4REAL Lab at Yale
Posting Date: November 8, 2019

The play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in video game research, health, behavioral or cognitive psychology, health behavior, sexual health, or Public Health and appropriate experience to take a role in the implementation of several video game projects. A main focus of the position is focused on the development and testing a 2D multi-player game for adolescent girls through a grant funded by the NIH. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at the play4REAL Lab with a focus on AR/VR.

The postdoc will receive appropriate training and experience to take a role in the implementation of a research project focused on the development and testing of a multiplayer videogame intervention focused HIV prevention and sexual communication in adolescent girls.  The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at the play4REAL Lab with a focus on AR/VR. The postdoc will work in close collaboration with the investigators and video game research team and participate in all phases of the research project: conceptualization and development of the videogame; recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent randomized controlled trial; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings.

This one-year, full-time position offers the opportunity to work along side a prolific group of game researchers but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning January 6, 2020, materials should be submitted no later than Dec 10, 2019.

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents to Kimberly Hieftje kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu

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

Kimberly Hieftje

Director, play4REAL Lab

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

e-mail: kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu

website: www.play4rlab.org; www.play2prevent.org

Postdoctoral position in the Carrie Lucas Lab in Immunobiology
Posting Date: November 5, 2019

The laboratory of Dr. Carrie Lucas in the Immunobiology Dept at Yale University is looking to recruit excellent postdoc scientists to join the group.

The Lucas lab advances immunology through discovery and mechanistic investigation of novel single-gene defects in pediatric patients with severe immunodeficiency or autoinflammatory disease. Starting with humans and extending to innovative mouse models, our work dives deeply into translationally relevant fundamental biology of T cells, B cells, and monocytes/macrophages. We use cellular, molecular, and biochemical approaches to elucidate how a particular genetic lesion results in the observed clinical and cellular manifestations. Current areas of emphasis include regulation of adaptive immunity and inflammation at barrier sites (lung/gut), and genes of particular interest include those involved in phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling, DNA damage responses, and transcriptional control. https://www.carrielucaslab.org   

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

Postdoctoral position in the Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: October 30, 2019

The Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center seeks creative and driven scientists to lead projects within the Lab. The candidate must have a strong background 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 superior experimental planning and execution skills, exceptional communications skills, an open mind and a strong desired 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.

For more information regarding the lab www.ishizukalab.org 

Minimum qualifications include:

• PhD in a relevant field (immunology, cancer biology or similar)

• Demonstrated scientific contributions to the field

• Proven ability to solve challenging technical problems

• Exceptional clarity of thought in communications (written and oral)

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference to jeffishizukalab@gmail.com

Postdoctoral position in Intimate Partner Violence with The Family Violence Research Lab
Posting Date: October 23, 2019

The Family Violence Research Lab, headed by Tami P. Sullivan, Ph.D., studies individual- and system-level factors that affect the wellbeing of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), with specific attention to daily processes and micro-longitudinal designs. At the individual level, research aims to advance understanding of the relationships among IPV and its highly prevalent negative outcomes such as posttraumatic stress, substance use, and sexual risk in an effort to develop preventive interventions that promote safety and resilience. At the systems-level, the lab conducts IPV research and evaluation within the criminal justice system, HIV service system, and other service systems. Research focuses on the impact of the system’s response on victims’ wellbeing including the ways in which it promotes or impedes victims’ safety, recovery and resilience. Research is developed and conducted in collaboration with community partners.

The postdoctoral associate will act as a project director for multiple grant-funded studies on IPV and will be responsible for conducting and overseeing research central to the Lab’s focus, including supervising staff; developing quality assurance and improvement reports for each project and utilize data to drive decision-making processes; assist in the preparation of grant applications or other funding opportunities; and with the Principal Investigator and other contributors, author peer-reviewed research publications. The Associate will receive strong mentorship in further developing their own, independent program of research, manuscript development and grant development. The candidate should have demonstrated experience collecting original data, advanced quantitative analytic skills, experience in database management, and experience engaging in efforts to promote resilience among victims of IPV.

Qualifications 

A PhD in psychology, social work or related clinical discipline. Applicants must be licensed/license eligible and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable and can range from December 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020.

To apply

Please send a single PDF documenting the following to tami.sullivan@yale.edu

 • Combined cover letter/research statement detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals

• Curriculum Vitae

• Three representative publications

• Names and full contact information of three academic references familiar with the applicant’s research skills and experience (reference letters are not needed at this time).

Postdoctoral positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: October 18, 2019

Investigator: Clara Abraham, MD

Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

The laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating innate immune responses, host pathogen interactions, and immunological pathways regulating mucosal immunity and inflammatory bowel disease. The current position will involve examination of molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating innate cells and pattern recognition pathways, and in vivo intestinal and intestinal-pertinent immune responses, along with potential cross-talk of intestinal immunity with additional immunological sites. Studies incorporate approaches in both primary human immune cells and mouse model systems.

Education and experience:

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree with a strong background in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and mouse models of inflammation. Experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, examination of intestinal and liver tissues, multiparameter flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, mouse models of inflammation and genetic modification of model organisms is desired.

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

Postdoctoral positions in the Calderwood Lab, Department of Pharmacology
Posting Date: October 18, 2019

The Calderwood lab is seeking postdocs with interests in cell adhesion and cytoskeletal signaling and/or kinase function. Applicants should have a Ph.D. with a strong background in biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology or signal transduction research.

Please see http://www.yale.edu/calderwoodlab/LabSite/Welcome.html  for more information on the Calderwood lab research.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to david.calderwood@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position in proteinuric kidney disease and novel therapeutic targets.
Posting Date: October 17, 2019

Yale School of Medicine is seeking a several highly motivated Postdoctoral Associates to join research programs in the laboratory of Shuta Ishibe to study the mechanisms of proteinuric kidney disease and identify novel therapeutic targets. We focus on cell matrix regulation, and endocytic processes as it pertains human nephrotic syndrome. RNA profiling coupled with model organism genetics and basic cellular and molecular biology are utilized.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., with interest in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or a Interest in combining these with basic bioinformatics analyses is desirable but not necessary.

All applications materials should be submitted electronically to: Carol Brown, HR Administrator at carol.brown@yale.edu .

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

Postdoctoral position in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Posting Date: October 17, 2019

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research associate with an expertise in electrochemical techniques in environmental applications, electrochemistry, electrocatalytic material synthesis, and electrocatalytic reactor design. The postdoctoral research associate will work under the direction of Professor Jaehong Kim .

More information about the Research Group can be found here http://www.yaleseas.com/jaehongkim/

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references to jaehong.kim@yale.edu .

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

Postdoctoral position in sustainable energy systems in the Global South
Posting Date: October 15, 2019

The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University is offering a postdoctoral fellowship to a motivated, recent PhD graduate in the area of sustainable energy systems in the Global South. The research is expected to build on the Decent Living Energy project (www.decentlivingenergy.org). This is a one-year, under the supervision of Professor Narasimha D. Rao. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of faculty and research labs at Yale and FES. Candidates may focus on any related research area, including developing scenarios for sustainable poverty eradication pathways, or more focused projects on mobility and wellbeing, heat stress and space cooling, climate impacts on food-energy-water systems, lifestyles in emerging economies, or other related topics. Candidates may undertake quantitative research or carry out fieldwork to collect new data (additional funding opportunities within Yale can be pursued if required).

Candidates should send an email to Dr. Narasimha Rao, Asst Professor of Energy System narasimha.rao@yale.edu  with the following materials (submitted as one combined PDF file):

1. A curriculum vitae

2. A cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position

3. Contact of 3 references, including phone and email. Describe your connection with them.

Postdoctoral position in Clinical Trial Designs
Posting Date: October 11, 2019

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

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. Heather Allore, Fan Li at Yale School of Public Health and Dr. Monica Taljaard at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). The position is for 18 months and opportunities for travel to collaborating institutions are available.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with an interest in cluster randomized trials to work on methodological development in the area of pragmatic stepped wedge and other multiple period cluster randomized designs. Specifically, the focus will be on developing new methods to deal with multiple layers of clustering in the design and analysis of these increasingly important trial designs. 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 with additional mentorship from faculty members at Brown University and NYU School of Medicine. 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 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 statistics or biostatistics or relevant areas, strong programming skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior course work in study design, clinical trials and causal inference are preferred. Strong preference will also 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. Li at fan.f.li@yale.edu  or Dr. Taljaard at mtaljaard@ohri.ca . Applications will be considered as they arrive.

Postdoctoral position in epidemiology, operations research, modeling of substance use, harm reduction and infectious disease
Posting Date: October 4, 2019

Postdoctoral position in quantitative epidemiology focusing on the intersection of substance use, harm reduction and infectious diseases are available in Gregg Gonsalves’ group in the Department of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health: https://publichealth.yale.edu/people/gregg_gonsalves.profile

Position details:

Successful candidates will work with Professor Gonsalves on projects related substance use, particularly opioids, their direct impacts on health (e.g. overdose) and infectious complications (e.g. HIV, hepatitis C, infective endocarditis). In particular, the work will focus on spatiotemporal mapping of risk; targeting of harm reduction interventions for opioid use disorder, as well as interventions for infectious disease prevention and treatment; the evaluation of the causal effects of these interventions on various health outcomes and assessment of their cost-effectiveness alone and in combination.

Qualifications and skills:

PhD in public health, epidemiology, operations research, economics or statistics or related quantitative discipline with strong interest and experience in program evaluation for public health, harm reduction or infectious diseases. Strong programming skills.

Benefit and Compensation Information

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Application instructions: Please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interests, along with a current CV and contact information for three references to gregg.gonsalves@yale.edu . Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

For further information about our school, please visit http://publichealth.yale.edu

Postdoctoral position focused on Bioethics and Health Policy
Posting Date: October 3, 2019

Yale School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine Section is seeking a highly motivated, recent PhD graduate to participate in bioethics and health policy research related to the Good Pharma Scorecard project. This is a one-year position with an option for renewing a second year, if mutually agreed upon. Successful candidates will work with Assistant Professor, Jennifer Miller, Professor Joseph Ross, and Professor Cary Gross at Yale Medical School, as well as Professor Michelle Mello of Stanford Law School, on projects related to the public health implications of medical product regulation, clinical trial design, drug pricing practices, and health data sharing. The incumbent will interact in a multidisciplinary team environment that includes physicians, ethicists, and lawyers to design, implement, and monitor research projects in connection with the Good Pharma Scorecard. Under the supervision of Professor Miller, the incumbent will operate as a team member, providing research support for the Good Pharma Scorecard at Yale Medical School.

Essential Duties:

1. Support study design, literature reviews, data analysis, and dissemination of findings from the collaboration’s studies. Potential tasks include proposal development, data interpretation and summarization, some statistical analysis, and manuscript writing.

2. Provide leadership for the dissemination of findings from the work of the collaboration, including the formation of teams for the development of new proposals.

3. Support multi-stakeholder engagement activities, including helping with expert consultations, roundtables and summits.

4. Participate in team meetings.

5. Provide coaching and mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students to support their development.

6. Maintain regular communication with supervisor by providing weekly progress updates, communicating any problems incurred in data collection or conducting studies, and making recommendations for improvement.

7. Perform additional functions incidental to research activities.

8. Adheres to all data management and security policies.

Qualifications and Skills:

1. PhD in public health, epidemiology, health service and policy, health economics, global health, bioethics or related public health discipline.

2. Strong publication record and excellent writing skills.

3. Excellent analytical skills and familiarity with scientific computing software (e.g., R, SAS, Stata, Python).

4. Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

5. Experience in mentoring undergraduate or graduate students preferred.

Benefit and Compensation Information: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: Please send the following materials to Jennifer.e.miller@yale.edu and Joseph.Ross@yale.edu

1. A cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position

2. A curriculum vitae

3. Contact information for two references

4. A research or job market paper

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral position in Infectious Diseases studying the agents of human malaria and babesiosis
Posting Date: October 1, 2019

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Ben Mamoun Lab to study the agents of human malaria and babesiosis and their interactions with their mammalian hosts and arthropod vectors. Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. candidates with prior experience in the fields of cellular, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry is required. Yale University offers a competitive postdoctoral salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and an excellent work environment.

To apply please send a curriculum vitae, description of research experience, and three references to:

Dr. Choukri Ben Mamoun

Professor of Medicine and Microbial Pathogenesis

Department of Internal Medicine

Section of Infectious Disease Yale School of Medicine

300 Cedar Street,  TAC-S215

 New Haven, CT 06520

Email: choukri.benmamoun@yale.edu