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 Pain & Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology (De Aquino Lab)
Posting Date: February 3, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate in Pain & Addiction Neuropsychopharmacology (De Aquino Lab)

The De Aquino Lab, located within the Division of Addictions of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral associate to work on developing novel pain and addiction therapeutics, through translating advances in neuropsychopharmacological research. The ideal candidate should have recently completed a Ph.D. or M.D., with a background in psychiatry or psychology, and experience in behavioral data analysis, with proficiency in R or similar programs.

The postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to work on Phase 1/2 human laboratory studies aiming to understand the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of substances that have both analgesic and addictive potential (e.g., phytocannabinoids, NDMA antagonists, nicotine). The postdoctoral associate will work on studies recruiting healthy persons and persons with substance use disorders. Potential experiences include contributing to ongoing data collection; working on data already collected within the lab; and applying data analysis skills to larger, nationwide datasets.

The postdoctoral associate will receive training in state-of-the-art behavioral pharmacology techniques (delivering psychoactive substances using various routes of administration and manipulating processes that are clinically relevant for pain and addiction treatment); computerized quantitative sensory testing (QST) of pain; and real-world clinical trial methods. These training opportunities are bolstered by the rich intellectual environment of the Yale Division of Addictions with adjacent PI’s Mehmet Sofuoglu (expertise in addiction psychopharmacology), Mohini Ranganathan (expertise in cannabinoid science) and R. Ross MacLean (expertise in ecological momentary assessment applied to the study of co-occurring pain and addiction).

Expectations of the postdoctoral associate include the processing and analysis of complex behavioral data, aiming towards publishing manuscripts and generating novel scientific directions. Additional opportunities include behavioral and psychophysical task design and pharmacokinetics modeling.

The ideal candidate should be self-driven, creative, ethical, and collaborative, and able to integrate feedback. Ultimately, there will be project flexibility based on the interests and motivation of the postdoctoral associate, and a lack of formal experience should not preclude the motivation to be trained. Experience in multidimensional assessment of pain, clinical neuroscience, or prior work with populations with pain and/or addiction are a plus. 

The starting date is negotiable. The duration of the position will be two years, with the opportunity to extend if agreed upon by the post-doctoral associate and the PI. 

If interested, please email a letter of interest, CV or resume, and the names of three references to: joao.deaquino@yale.edu and julia.meyerovich@yale.edu.  

Postdoctoral Associate in Object-based Teaching and Research Support, Yale Peabody Museum
Posting Date: January 31, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate in Object-based Teaching and Research Support, Yale Peabody Museum

The Yale Peabody Museum (YPM) stewards more than 14 million items that inform our understanding of Earth, its life, history, and cultures. The collections, many of historical and global significance, include specimens from the fields of paleontology, zoology, botany and mineralogy, as well as ethnographic and archaeological objects and historical scientific instruments.

The YPM Office of Student Programs was established to support teaching and research at Yale University, and to coordinate and foster the engagement of Yale students in the activities of YPM across all its departments and divisions. The YPM Student Programs Postdoctoral Associate (SPPA) will be involved in the broad range of responsibilities and activities of the Student Programs Office. As an academic museum, we have the unique opportunity to provide object-based learning experiences for over 75 Yale courses per year through engagement with YPM collections, exhibitions, and our curators and staff. In addition, the Student Programs Office provides exceptional field-based learning experiences on Yale’s nearby natural properties, especially Horse Island. We also coordinate 10+ research internships every summer for Yale undergraduates, and many more undergraduate and graduate students are involved with research in the YPM collections during the academic year.

With a specific focus on teaching and research at Yale, the SPPA will likely split most of their effort between the provision of object-based learning and the support of collections-based student research. In certain cases, the SPPA may have the opportunity to advise on or co-develop course-related projects or curricula with faculty and/or staff. The SPPA will also work closely with YPM staff in Communications and Public Programs to help develop and promote student-generated exhibits, videos, podcasts, animations, images, visualizations, and other means of communicating science to a broad audience. The SPPA will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of YPM staff to develop and/or administer new or existing initiatives involving Yale students. The SPPA will work with the Director and Assistant Director of Student Programs to determine the scope of work that is the best combination of their skills and abilities and their desired areas of growth and training.

The SPPA will have the opportunity to gain experience and training in the following areas:

  • Yale teaching and course support
  • object-based and exhibit-based teaching pedagogy
  • field-based teaching pedagogy
  • supporting Yale student research
  • supporting summer internship programs
  • mentoring students in various forms of science communication
  • extracurricular student engagement
  • collaborative program development with YPM staff
  • engagement and collaboration with other University museums and departments
  • collections handling, storage, and data management practices

This position is for doctoral graduates seeking to explore careers that support undergraduate and graduate student education and research in academic museums. The SPPA appointment will be for one year with the expectation to renew for a second year.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications to david.heiser@yale.edu. We are committed to increasing diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion in the museum field. Qualified candidates from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Expected start date: July 1, 2023

Annual compensation is $62,000 plus a competitive benefits package, including health insurance. For more details, see https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

At the Yale Peabody Museum we are working on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion institutional priorities so that we can learn to better serve our communities, amplify marginalized voices and perspectives, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The ideal candidate will be ready to share their experience with and interest in contributing to this work. Please address in your cover letter how Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion relate to your professional experience and goals.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Postdoctoral Associate in International Education
Posting Date: January 31, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate in International Education

We are seeking an exceptional, motivated, and creative Postdoctoral Associate to be involved in the psychometric and crosscultural validation of the newly developed instrument to assess foundational skill development in children living in hard-to-reach and humanitarian emergency settings: The Remote Assessment of Learning (ReAL). The Associate will join an interdisciplinary and multi-country research team at the Yale Collaborative for International Early Childhood & Youth Development (Co-LEaD) and Free University of Berlin’s Department of Education and Psychology in partnership with Save the Children

The ReAL project represents a joint effort across education, international development, statistics, and psychometry and across research institutions in all of the testing sited as well as Save the Children Country Office teams abroad.

During the 16-month postdoctoral program, the associate will be expected to lead the validation of the ReAL tool for context and support country teams in data collection, curation, and analysis. This will include activities such as providing support Institutional Review Board or other ethical approval, as relevant in partnering sites; co-lead and co-design virtual training-of-trainers training modules and materials; coordinate all data collection in collaboration with international and national partners; interpret research findings for local context and implications for tool revision. The position offers opportunities for wider engagement and career opportunities such as to publish research findings in peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed outlets in collaboration with international and national partners; participate in regular meetings with Save the Children, Yale University, and country teams; advocate for the use of ReAL in local context following launch of validated tool in 2023; liaise with Save Country Offices and foster research partnerships; and co-lead research symposia (virtual and/or in-person) to foster cross-country research and practice knowledge exchange. The associate will be expected to be part of the ReAL network of practitioners and academics, which includes virtual design and analysis workshops and to help pursue third-party funding with a global research team. The position will grant the associate access to resources and opportunities for professional development in the areas of psychometrics, program evaluation, and policy analysis. To date, this partnership has onboarded Safe the Children staff and local academic institution colleagues in Cambodia, El Salvador, Mozambique, Cambodia, Philippines, Sudan, and West Bank and Gaza, with two additional sites planned in 2023. We are partnering with local research institutions or universities and Save the Children country offices in each project country to drive iterative innovation and context-specific analysis.

We are seeing associates with background in psychometrics, measurement (e.g., item response theory, factor analysis), assessment, statistics; expertise/interest in program evaluation, policy analysis, program design, cross-cultural research. Associates from the fields of education (early childhood, primary); education policy; psychology (development of foundational skills in literacy, numeracy and social-emotional development) are all eligible to apply.

Central to this partnership is the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and decolonizing educational research. Our commitment to decolonization will be supported by cross-cutting activities to support and expand the local and global ReAL Research Network through dissemination, relationship-building, capacity development, and building of research infrastructure at every level.

On-site (New Haven) or off-site (no country restriction except for embargoed/sanctioned countries) applicants will be considered. Offsite/remote appointments will need to be approved by the University.

Anticipated start date is March 1st, 2023.

The CSC, and more broadly, the Yale School of Medicine is a vibrant and exciting training environment for young researchers with extensive opportunities for networking and career development: https://postdocs.yale.edu/. Training opportunities will include participation in Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale School of Medicine provides excellent grantsmanship training opportunities and facilitates access to funding opportunities for postdoctoral trainees: https://your.yale.edu/policies-procedures/other/funding-opportunities-and-resources-junior-faculty-and-trainees.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in developmental, clinical, or cognitive psychology, statistics, education or a related field. Areas of training may include education (early childhood, primary); education policy; psychology (development of foundational skills in literacy, numeracy and social-emotional development). Technical expertise should include psychometrics, measurement (e.g., item response theory, factor analysis), assessment, and/or statistics. Applied expertise should include program evaluation, policy analysis, program design, cross-cultural research. When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

Application Information

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A two-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate’s research potential.

Electronic applications (with letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to the project’s Principal Investigator at angelica.ponguta@yale.edu. For more information about Dr. Ponguta’s research go to: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/angelica-ponguta/

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Associate in Yale University's Contending with Societal Inequality Lab
Posting Date: January 30, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate in Yale University’s Contending with Societal Inequality Lab

The Contending with Societal Inequality (CSI) Lab (www.csinequality.com<http://www.csinequality.com>) at Yale University anticipates appointing a postdoctoral associate during the 2023-2024 academic year for a project examining experiences of racism among Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is funded by grant #G-2111-34528 awarded to Professor Michael W. Kraus from the Russell Sage Foundation. The postdoctoral associate will also have the opportunity to work with the community of scholars associated with the CSI lab.

Applicants must have a PhD in social psychology or a related field by the position’s start date. The ideal postdoctoral scholar will have skills in social science that include data cleaning, analysis, participant recruitment, study design, and manuscript preparation in topic areas and with populations related to the current project. Review of applications will begin on February 28th and occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to send (1) a cover letter with a brief description of their interests in the position, (2) a resume/CV, (3) one representative manuscript/publication, and (4) contacts for two professional references by email to michael.kraus@yale.edu<mailto:michael.kraus@yale.edu>.

Additional information about the position (e.g., salary) is available through Yale’s office of postdoctoral affairs (postdocs.yale.edu). Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Kraus at the email listed.

Postdoctoral Position in the Schlieker Lab
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

Postdoctoral Position in the Schlieker Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the Schlieker Lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale.

Situated at the interface of biochemistry and cell biology, our laboratory employs interdisciplinary approaches ranging from genome-wide genetic screens and advanced imaging techniques to in vitro reconstitution to advance our understanding of nuclear organization and compartmentalization mediated by membrane dynamics and liquid-liquid phase separation.

Qualified individuals will hold a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics and should be interested in collaborative approaches, both within and outside of our laboratory. 

To apply, please send a CV including research experience and publications to Christian Schlieker.

Blavatnik Fellowships in the Life Sciences at Yale Ventures
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

The advancement of pharmaceutical, biomedical, and digital health technologies towards the market requires the sustained involvement of both scientific innovators as well as entrepreneurial business leaders who can rationally assess and de-risk new approaches. Now seeking applicants for its sixth cohort of Fellows, the Blavatnik Life Science Fellowship seeks to engage young professionals with advanced training in the life sciences and business, to get involved in and further catalyze Yale’s new venture ecosystem in close partnership with Yale faculty innovators.

The Blavatnik Fellowship at Yale is designed to identify promising scientists and business people with a passion for biomedical entrepreneurship, to provide a hands-on experience for building their entrepreneurial skills, while simultaneously providing mentorship and professional development responsibilities. The fellowship seeks to engage a small number of highly talented professionals in new venture concepts being advanced across the life science spectrum, working alongside a wide-range of world-renowned scientists, investors, entrepreneurs, and other domain experts. This is a one-year fellowship.

Blavatnik Fellows enjoy a unique set of advantages:

  • Professional development and training on a range of topics, including commercial strategy, R&D management, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, business development, and entrepreneurial financing 
  • Mentorship by distinguished business and science leaders of regional biopharma and health technology communities    
  • Leadership opportunities, including the opportunity to join and develop founding teams of new ventures     
  • Financial support in the form of a one-year salary and benefits plus access to funding for due diligence, market research, licensing options and other commercial activities arising from the fellowship 

Application Guidelines:

  • Preferred applicants will have the some or all of the following:
    • A Ph.D. in the life sciences or M.D. with experience in evaluating commercialization opportunities through either corporate internships or other business-oriented extracurricular activities,
    • Acumen in the life sciences to effectively interface with a wide variety of faculty exploring novel concepts in therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices,
    • Research and/or work experience in a health-related field, and
    • Experience in project management or interfacing with external contract research organizations
  • The Fellowship year is June 2023 through May 2024.
  • Fellows receive a $95K salary plus benefits over the 12 months as well as an expense budget to support enterprise creation.
  • Fellows will be provided with work space at Yale.
  • This is a full-time, on-site fellowship.

The Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship is led by James Boyle, PhD., Executive Director, Faculty Entrepreneurship & Venture Development. For questions, contact: james.g.boyle@yale.edu

Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman–Joan Whitney Payson Fellowship (Yale University Art Gallery)
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman–Joan Whitney Payson Fellowship is a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging professional with an advanced degree who is considering a career in museum education or academic engagement. Reporting to the Bradley Associate Curator of Academic Affairs and working closely with colleagues and collaborators across and beyond Yale University, the fellow will gain broad, hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects; university-level outreach and curricular programs; and the execution and evaluation of educational offerings for diverse audiences.

The focus of this fellowship is to explore university-level curricular engagement at the Yale University Art Gallery and to help develop innovative teaching resources and related materials, including for the museum’s new website. The fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Gallery’s global collections.

Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, visual studies, museum studies, education, or a related academic field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with collections, are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field of museum education.

At least one year of experience teaching with objects in a museum setting is required. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required. The fellow is expected to work on-site at the Gallery five days per week. Some evening and weekend work is required. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills; a demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner; an ability to connect with diverse audiences; and an ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed. Skills in digital-content development would be especially welcome.

Applicants must submit a CV with the names and contact information of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship.

Submit applications (in PDF format) to: Sydney Skelton Simon, the Bradley Associate Curator of Academic Affairs, sydney.simon@yale.edu.

Application deadline: March 26, 2023

Expected start date: August 1, 2023

Salary range: $45,000–$57,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance. For more details, see https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits. In addition, the Gallery offers a professional development and conference travel stipend of up to $1,500 per year and up to $1,000 reimbursement for relocation costs.

This position is generously endowed by the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Fund for Education and the Joan Whitney Payson (1903–1975) Fund.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Postdoc position in cancer immunology and phase separation (Su Lab)
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

Postdoc position in cancer immunology and phase separation (Su Lab)

The Su Lab at Yale School of Medicine is recruiting 1-2 postdoctoral associates on cancer immunity and phase separation. We study membrane remodeling and signal transduction during immune responses. Using combined approaches of biochemical reconstitution, microscopy, cell engineering, and mouse models, we aim to address fundamental questions in the interface between cell biology and immunology. Our work also involves the development of new therapeutic targets and strategies for immune diseases and cancers.

Currently we have two research directions for incoming postdocs: 1) CAR engineering; 2) Phase separation in immune responses. For more information, please visit our website (www.sulab.net).

The Su Lab is located in the Department of Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine. We are building up a team driven by highly motivated and dedicated young scientists. Candidates with first-author publication(s) in immunology, biochemistry, cell biology or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Experience in immunology or mouse tumor model is highly appreciated though not required. Postdocs are expected to work independently and receive mentorship from Dr. Su in both science and professional skills that lead to starting a faculty position. The enrolled postdoc will receive standard salary and benefits of Yale postdoc employees. Candidates interested in this position may contact Dr. Xiaolei Su, attaching a CV and briefly stating your research interest (xiaolei.su@yale.edu).
About the PI: Xiaolei Su
Dr. Su majored in Biological Sciences in Peking University as an undergraduate. He obtained a Ph.D. degree at Harvard University in the subject of Cell and Developmental Biology. As a postdoc fellow in Ron Vale’s Lab at UCSF, Dr. Su discovered how phase separation of signaling molecules promotes T cell activation. In 2018, the Su Lab was established in the Department of Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine. The PI is currently supported by National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Human Frontier Science Program, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, and Rally Foundation. Dr. Su published manuscripts on Science, Science Immunology, EMBO Journal, Journal of Cell Biology, Nature Cell Biology, Molecular Cell et al.
https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/xiaolei_su/

Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis (Srihari Lab)
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis 

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

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

The PDA will:

- Lead outreach and eligibility determination for new referrals to regional behavioral health providers who are affiliated with the Hub at STEP

- Perform structured assessments of patients and families with validated scales and also extract data from administrative databases and clinician interviews

- Present outcomes data to various stakeholders (clinicians, families, funders, policymakers)

- Assist learning health network leadership in preparing educational presentations to families, patients and clinical staff (workforce development)

- Perform data entry into informatics database and assist team with quality assurance of assessment data

- Support analysis for quality improvement projects

- Assist in ongoing scientific collaborations

This an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career that combines program development and clinical research targeting serious mental illness.

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

If the applicant requires supervised clinical hours for license requirements, this can be completed at the STEP clinic. Some assessment activities will be possible to complete via videoconferencing, with some flexibility for hybrid work arrangements, but at least 75% of the work is expected to be in-person.

Interested candidates should submit a CV to: 

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

Department of Psychiatry

Yale University School of Medicine

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

Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis Research (Srihari Lab)
Posting Date: January 26, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis Research - Srihari Lab

The Program for Specialized Treatment Early In Psychosis (STEP, www.step.yale.edu) at Yale University School of Medicine is recruiting for immediately available positions.

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

The PDA will:

- Lead pilot analyses for grant submissions and publications;

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

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

- Oversee and participate in maintaining our research databases;

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

- Assist in projects with collaborating laboratories

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

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

Interested candidates should submit a CV and writing sample to:

Vinod H. Srihari, MD (vinod.srihari@yale.edu)

Professor and Director, STEP Program

Department of Psychiatry

Yale University School of Medicine

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

34 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06519

Postdoctoral Associate Department of Genetics Reilly Lab
Posting Date: January 24, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate Department of Genetics Reilly Lab

The Reilly Lab in Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Genetics (www.reilly-lab.com<http://www.reilly-lab.com>) is seeking postdoctoral researchers for funded projects to understand how genetic variants impact human health, evolution, and disease. We seek to answer a fundamental question remaining in biology: “how do genetic changes lead to functional changes at the molecular, cellular, and phenotypic level?”

We’re especially interested in understanding the role of non-coding cis-regulatory elements (CREs) in the genome, with a focus on variation within them. Genome-wide association studies have identified hundreds of thousands of genetic variants associated with human health and disease, but mechanistic traction has been limited. Similarly, natural selection is a powerful driver of human genetic variation between populations and may still impact modern traits or diseases (e.g. height, sickle cell anemia).

The Reilly lab develops and applies new high-throughput experimental approaches to interrogate the genome, such as non-coding CRISPR screens (Nature Genetics) and the Massively Parallel Reporter Assay (Cell, Science), as part of our work in an ENCODE functional characterization center (Nature Methods). Computationally, we also develop machine-learning approaches to predict the functions of these CRE perturbations. Together with these new tools, we use evolution as a powerful lens for characterizing genomic signals of positive selection that impact modern human phenotypes and diseases. As affiliates of the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) consortium, we collaborate at the national level on variant-to-function methods development, while offering access to a vast, cutting-edge scientific support network.

The lab has three main foci:

1. Developing new, large-scale experimental screens to perturb CREs, and new computational tools to model their function.
2. Identifying evolutionary adaptive alleles likely impacting modern human phenotypes.
3. Applying these functional genomic tools to phenotypically interesting loci important for human disease and evolution.

We’re looking for inquisitive, creative, and passionate researchers to join our team. We’re a multi-disciplinary group with a variety of backgrounds including genomics, math, biochemistry, machine-learning, and population genetics. Similar backgrounds are a good fit, but many PhDs or MDs interested in human evolution, building new genomic tools, or analyzing complex data would find a project in our lab. The lab prides itself on building an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative environment, deeply committed to the tailored professional development of all of the lab’s trainees.

Interested postdoctoral applicants should apply via http://apply.interfolio.com/120425 .
Include your (1) CV, (2) a brief description of their scientific interests and how these intersect with our lab’s interests, (3) copies of their major manuscripts, (4) two Letters of recommendation/references (5) a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement. For the DEI statement, the format is up to the applicant, but a successful statement would touch upon (a) the applicant’s understanding of barriers to equitable STEM training and (b) any experiences or goals of working against these barriers.
 

Postdoctoral Associate Position Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Posting Date: January 24, 2023

Summary

Position: Postdoctoral Associate

Duties: Project director of the Environmental Performance Index (epi.yale.edu)

Academic unit: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (envirocenter.yale.edu)

Location: New Haven, CT, USA

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Quantitative Social Science, Statistics or Data Science, or a similar discipline

Term: Spring 2023 – Summer 2024

Application: Cover letter and CV

Deadline: Review of applications begins February 1, 2023 and continues until filled.

Position

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (envirocenter.yale.edu) seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to serve as the project director for the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (epi.yale.edu). The position will span the Summer of 2022 to the Summer of 2024, culminating in the launch of the 2024 EPI report.

The EPI has been a flagship project of the Center for over twenty years, tracking trends in sustainability and highlighting global leaders in environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Policymakers, researchers, media outlets, and non-governmental organizations rely on the EPI’s data-driven insights to identify environmental priorities and implement more effective sustainability policies.

The Postdoctoral Associate will supervise all aspects of the 2024 EPI analyses and report by: (1) mobilizing a team of data partners, researchers, and sustainability experts; (2) engaging with environmental and health ministries in governments around the world; (3) supervising multiple environmental research streams and data analyses; and (4) overseeing the production of a high-quality report. In addition to the Postdoctoral Associates primary responsibilities as EPI director, we also seek an individual who can engage with the Center’s broader environmental policy agenda.

Essential Duties

  • Oversee all elements of the production of the 2024 EPI report, including developing innovative environmental indicators, reviewing data sources, performing statistical analyses, and communicating findings in high-quality publications.
  • Work closely with the EPI Team, including Yale faculty, student research assistants, and our partners at Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network.
  • Contact and consult data partners at other institutions, including academic research centers, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Ensure methodological rigor and scientific accuracy of the EPI through surveying the latest advances in environmental data, refining existing approaches, introducing new metrics, and engaging with sustainability thought leaders in academic and policy institutions.
  • Curate and expand a code library in support of the EPI’s environmental data analyses.
  • Coördinate day-to-day operations and administration of the EPI, including hiring and supervising student research assistants, developing and tracking budgets, and managing contracts with data partners.
  • Lead the writing of the 2024 EPI report, website, policymakers’ summary, and technical appendix.
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for disseminating the results of the 2024 EPI, including event planning for the release, engagement with news outlets and social media, and other opportunities for presenting the project to diverse audiences.
  • Answer inquiries from international media, government officials, academic researchers, and members of civil society.
  • Work with Professor Dan Esty, other Yale faculty, and research partners to publish scientific findings and policy insights in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Otherwise support the work of the Center, including contributing to fundraising efforts and writing reports and other materials for donors.

Education & Experience

  • A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or Quantitative Social Science. Possible fields include Climate Science, Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Sustainability, Public Health, Statistics, Data Science, Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy.
  • Experience with statistical analyses and comfort with data analysis.
  • Experience in coding using R, Python, Matlab, Stata, or a similar data-oriented language.
  • Broad knowledge of environmental science and policy, especially in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, and international sustainable development.

Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent research, writing, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research and collaborations;
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience;
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and manage multiple pressing responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Schedule & Compensation

This is a full-time position for two years to run Summer 2022 – Summer 2024. The start date is flexible, but we cannot offer a deferral. The position requires working during normal business hours throughout the calendar year with occasional travel. Salary is competitive and includes a benefits package through Yale University.

Application Guidelines

  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please email a cover letter and CV as a single PDF to Meghan.Kircher@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 Associate Position in Computational Biology
Posting Date: January 23, 2023

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Computational Biology

The Townsend Lab in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut is seeking one or more computational biology Postdoctoral Associates to join our team. We have an excellent history of placing postdoctoral candidates on their ideal career trajectory. Our research profile is highly productive, and spans cancer, infectious disease, and fungal genetics.

The appointed associate will perform analyses of somatic mutation and variant selection, quantifying strength of selection on cancer driver genes, selective epistatic interactions, and temporal evolution of cancer phenotypes associated with somatic genetic alterations, with access to excellent computational resources.

Computational expertise in analysis and data visualization, ideally in R, is not required but would be a plus. We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. and experience with cancer genomics, bioinformatics, phylogenetics, and/or evolutionary biology. Experienced candidates interested in a longer term Associate Research Scientist position would be considered. 

The one-year appointment is immediately available, has a flexible start date, and is renewable. New Haven is a small, walkable city in the state of Connecticut with a diversity of options for home life, recreation, and entertainment, and excellent transportation access to New York City.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and research interests, and contact information for three references.

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/120381 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Townsend. (Jeffrey.Townsend@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 - Microbial Sciences Institute (Groisman Lab)
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postdoctoral position in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University - Groisman Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the Groisman Lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to investigate novel molecular mechanisms promoting fitness of the beneficial bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron in the mammalian gut.

Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in bacteriology, biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and be highly motivated.

To apply, please send a CV, a description of research experience and scientific goals, and contact information for three references to Jennifer Aronson. Please also view our Publications.

Postdoctoral Positions – Experimental, Cancer and RAS signaling (Stites Laboratory)
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postdoctoral Positions – Experimental, Cancer and RAS signaling (Stites Laboratory)

The Stites laboratory studies RAS and its role in cancer.  The lab is populated by scientists who individually come from experimental, computational, theoretical, and medical backgrounds.  Our interdisciplinary capabilities provide new angles to study important problems and offer productive within-lab collaborations. The work the lab’s postdocs have done in this interdisciplinary environment has helped them advance their careers, as evidenced by their next positions after completing their postdoc within the lab.

Two experimental postdoctoral positions are available.  The available experimental positions/projects offer within lab experimental collaboration, and also within-lab computational collaboration for data analysis and modeling.  Position requirements should be supported by the candidate’s publication record.

1. Mouse models and RAS pathway heterogeneity.  This project will utilize a newly developed genetically engineered mouse model, and will include ancillary single-cell and cell biology experiments.  Position requirements: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and significant research experience with genetically engineered mice.

2. CRISPR screens for cancer biology and treatment.  Multiple projects utilizing CRISPR screens to probe the systems biology of cancer and of the response to treatment are available.  Position requirements: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and strong cellular and molecular biology research experience.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement that describes their interests and goals to Ed Stites, MD, PhD  (email: research@stiteslab.org).

Postdoctoral Positions – Computational Biology (Stites Laboratory)
Posting Date: January 18, 2023

Postdoctoral Positions – Computational Biology (Stites Laboratory)

The Stites laboratory is an interdisciplinary lab populated by scientists who individually come from computational, theoretical, experimental, and medical backgrounds.  Our interdisciplinary capabilities provide new angles to study important problems and offer productive within-lab collaborations. The work the lab’s postdocs have done in this interdisciplinary environment has helped them advance their careers, as evidenced by their next positions after completing their postdoc within the lab.

The lab studies the RAS network and its role in cancer and disease.  The RAS network has been our “model system” because it is well characterized, which provides abundant information that allows a variety of computational approaches to be applied to its study.

Three computational postdoctoral positions are available.  The available positions/projects offer within lab experimental and computational collaboration.  Position requirements should be supported by the candidate’s publication record.

1. Integration of AI/ML and mechanistic modeling methods.  The laboratory is looking for a creative individual with a strong computational background who would work to integrate AI/ML methods with the lab’s expertise in mechanistic mathematical models.  Position requirements: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, significant experience with, and knowledge of, AI/ML methods, knowledge of advanced mathematics, and previous experience working with biological systems.

2. Bioinformatics postdoctoral fellow.  The laboratory is looking for a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellow for a project that involves the integration of a variety of cancer data types.  The anticipated studies build on and are related to a recent publication from the lab (Mendiratta et al, Nature Communications, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26213-y ).  Position requirements: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, significant experience in genome bioinformatics, and strong statistical skills.

3. Theoretical/modeling postdoctoral fellow.  The laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral fellow who is skilled with advanced mathematics, comfortable with abstraction, and enjoys creative, innovative research projects.  The projects will involve studying the manners in which biological networks are compromised to result in disease and in which they can better be targeted to restore function.  Position requirements: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, strong mathematical and computational skills, and previous experience working with biological systems.  Previous postdocs who have worked in similar roles earned their PhD in physics or an engineering discipline, but all mathematically inclined and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement that describes their interests and goals to Ed Stites, MD, PhD (email: research@stiteslab.org).

Yale University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Yale Program on Climate Change
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

Yale University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (http://climatecommunication.yale.edu) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to our ongoing experimental 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.
  • Contribute to message experiment research design, implementation, data analysis, and data management.
  • Author peer-reviewed publications and public reports.
  • Help maintain a database, including research materials, datasets, and codebooks.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary and international network of researchers.

Required education and experience

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field or discipline, such as psychology, political science, communication, or public health.
  • Proficiency in survey and experimental research design, methods, and analysis.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, using R, SPSS, or other statistics packages.
  • Proficiency in data and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated 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 31, 2023, and the position 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.

For full consideration, applicants must submit an application to climatechange@yale.edu. Please put “Experimental Postdoc Application – (your last name)” in the subject line. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, including a statement of research interests and career goals, with names and contact information for three professional references, and (2) a curriculum vita. Applications should contain all documents in a single PDF attached to the email. 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) Wet Lab
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in cancer immunotherapy and immunogenomics to join our translational research team.

Our laboratory aims to understand the key determinants of effective anti-tumor immunity, utilizing high-dimensional analytic tools and patient-derived models to study human tumors. We have focused our efforts on renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), and our work has helped to elucidate genetic and immunologic features that impact response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (Braun, Nature Medicine, 2020) and to define the immunologic changes that occur with progression to advanced disease (Braun, Cancer Cell, 2021). We now aim to understand the antigenic and immune microenvironmental features that determine why kidney cancers respond or a resistant to current immunotherapies, and to create patient-derived pre-clinical models to aid the development of novel immunotherapy approaches in this disease (Braun, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 2021).

Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees and experimental experience in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, or genetics/genomics are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other postdoctoral fellows, computational biologists, graduate students, and other trainees in the laboratory. High priority will be given to candidates with prior experience in immunology techniques and mouse modeling.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (describing prior research and future goals, AND listing contact information for 3 references) and a CV to david.braun@yale.edu .

The Braun Lab uses reverse translation to understand human tumor immunology, with the goal of improving immunotherapies for patients with cancer. We are located at Yale University, an internationally-renowned research university located in the historic city of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process.

Postdoctoral Fellow Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) Dry Lab
Posting Date: January 11, 2023

The Braun Lab (Yale Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology / Yale Cancer Center / Yale School of Medicine) is seeking a highly motivated, computationally-focused postdoctoral fellow interested in cancer immunotherapy and immunogenomics to join our translational research team.

Our laboratory aims to understand the key determinants of effective anti-tumor immunity, utilizing high-dimensional analytic tools and patient-derived models to study human tumors. We have focused our efforts on renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), and our work has helped to elucidate genetic and immunologic features that impact response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (Braun, Nature Medicine, 2020) and to define the immunologic changes that occur with progression to advanced disease (Braun, Cancer Cell, 2021). We now aim to understand the antigenic and immune microenvironmental features that determine why kidney cancers respond or a resistant to current immunotherapies, and to create patient-derived pre-clinical models to aid the development of novel immunotherapy approaches in this disease (Braun, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 2021).

Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees and expertise/experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, or statistics are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other experimental postdoctoral fellows, computational biologists, graduate students, and other trainees in the laboratory. High priority will be given to candidates with prior experience in bulk genomic/transcriptomic analysis, single-cell transcriptomic analysis, and machine learning methods.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (describing prior research and future goals, AND listing contact information for 3 references) and a CV to david.braun@yale.edu .

The Braun Lab uses reverse translation to understand human tumor immunology, with the goal of improving immunotherapies for patients with cancer. We are located at Yale University, an internationally-renowned research university located in the historic city of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale has long been recognized as an outstanding environment for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process.

Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellow Department of Photography, Yale University Art Gallery
Posting Date: January 9, 2023

Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellow

Department of Photography, Yale University Art Gallery

This is a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging professional considering a curatorial career.

Reporting to the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media and working closely with colleagues across the Gallery and the University, the Fellow will be fully integrated into the Department of Photography and will gain broad, hands-on experience with photographic collections in an academic museum. The Fellow provides organizational, teaching, and project support related to the Gallery’s photography collection; responds to queries about the collection; and interacts with scholars, students, and the public on matters concerning the collection. Responsibilities include coordinating faculty requests for teaching with photographs, managing and overseeing class visits utilizing photographs from the collection in a busy study room; and serving as the primary liaison between the Photography department and faculty teaching from the collection, all while ensuring the special care, security, and proper user handling of the collection. The Fellow also assists with special exhibitions and permanent gallery installations, cataloguing new acquisitions using The Museum System (TMS), preparing the published list of departmental acquisitions in the annual Bulletin, conducting essential research, and other duties as assigned.

A graduate degree in Art History or a related field is required, as are a demonstrated interest in the history and materiality of photography and a commitment to object-based teaching. The ability to handle original works of art with care and to safely lift boxes up to 35 lbs. several times throughout the day is also required. The fellow is expected to work on site at the Gallery five days per week and must reside in the New Haven area for the duration of the fellowship. Occasional evening and weekend work is necessary.

Successful candidates will have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, well-developed research and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to communicate with colleagues and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field.

Applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship to Judy Ditner, the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media, judy.ditner@yale.edu

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

Expected start date: August 1, 2023

Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance. For more details, see https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits. In addition, the Gallery offers a professional development and conference travel stipend of up to $1,500 per year and up to $1,000 relocation reimbursement.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (Kabeche Lab)
Posting Date: January 6, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (Kabeche Lab)

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediate to work investigating fundamental processes of the cell cycle and genome stability.

The Kabeche Lab in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department at Yale University focuses on understanding the pathways that ensure cells to properly replicate and segregate their DNA and how perturbations in these pathways can be strategically targeted to create novel and efficient cancer therapies.

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

  1. Cover letter detailing:
    1. Relevant training and experience (including a list of research skills)
    2. Future career goals
    3. Earliest and preferred start date
    4. Desired length of postdoc
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three references
Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology Research (Rogers Lab)
Posting Date: January 6, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology Research (Rogers Lab)

The Rogers Lab is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual for a postdoctoral position in cancer biology in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology.  The candidate will join a team focused on understanding crosstalk mechanisms within the DNA damage response network that are important for preventing genomic instability and tumorigenesis.  The research aims to study the role of the TFIIH factor, XPD, in triggering the appropriate reaction at the intersection of DNA repair and apoptotic pathways following damage.  The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary environment and provide opportunities to collaborate with other Yale labs.  This research program emphasizes translational studies in oncology (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-01057-5) with numerous opportunities for education and training in cancer biology.

Candidates should have a PhD in the biological sciences, previous experience with techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry and experience with mammalian systems. A strong background in DNA repair, cell signaling, and post-translational modifications would be advantageous. Applicants should be self-motivated and organized in addition to having great communication skills, and a collaborative spirit.  Recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should send a CV, cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to faye.rogers@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 Scholar in the Energy, Climate and Well-being Lab (ECWL) at Yale School of the Environment
Posting Date: January 5, 2022

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Energy, Climate and Well-being Lab (ECWL) at Yale School of the Environment

Position Summary

The Energy, Climate and Well-being Lab (ECWL) at the Yale School of the Environment seeks a postdoctoral scholar to work on household energy modeling in the context of energy transitions in the US. The candidate will work primarily as part of a project team developing fresh approaches to modeling household energy choices in low-carbon pathways that reflect enabling and constraining factors related to well-being, health, social relations, and the built environment. The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct empirical research, lead model development and work with team members with engineering and social science backgrounds on cutting edge interdisciplinary research.

The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team working on connecting household choices, well-being, and energy use with governance and perceptions. The tasks include conducting a due diligence of household models in energy transition scenarios in the US, conducting statistical analyses of a large dataset on US households, and developing new models of decision-making.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Narasimha Rao, Associate Professor of Energy Systems, and collaborate with other postdocs, students, and collaborators at other universities. Prof Rao’s ECWL lab conducts mixed methods research on the distributional and multidimensional well-being impacts of energy system transformation and climate policy in the US and around the world.

This is a one-year appointment with the option to continue for a total of three years based on performance and funding. 
 

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in engineering, economics, operations research, or a related field using systems analysis
  • Proficiency in a programming language (R or Python)
  • Experience with energy modeling
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
     

Preferred qualifications

  • Record of prior publications in energy studies
  • Experience with data analytic/machine learning tools
  • Familiarity with Agent-based Models

Prospective applicants should send a CV and cover letter to (nrao@yale.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they come in, no later than end January.

Postdoctoral Positions - Microbial Sciences Institute (Liu Lab)
Posting Date: January 3, 2023

Postdoctoral positions in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University - Liu Lab

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Liu lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to participate in cutting-edge research using cryo-ET technology to reveal the structural mechanisms of molecular machines essential for bacterial pathogenesis and viral infection.

Candidates with Ph.D. degrees and a background in microbiology, cell biology, or structural biology are encouraged to apply. Expertise in microscopy or image analysis is also desired.

Applicants must have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and be highly motivated.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, description of research experience, and three references to Dr. Jun Liu.
Please view our Publications and Selected Publications before applying.

Multiple postdoctoral positions (Gupta Lab)
Posting Date: December 22, 2022

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

We are looking for multiple postdoctoral researchers who are excited to work at the intersection of membrane biology and cell signaling using a range of orthogonal quantitative and chemical biology tools, which involves mass spectrometry, single-molecule fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, along with a range of in vitro and cell-based assays. This hiring call is for multiple independent positions that have an overarching goal of obtaining a quantitative view of membrane dynamics with spatial and molecular resolution, with an emphasis on specific oncogenic pathways and neurodegenerative diseases. The work will be in line with our recent (Panda et al Nature Methods; Giska et al Biophysical Journal; Gaudet et al Science; Gupta et al Nature), For a more comprehensive account of our recent work head to https://www.theguptalab.com:

What we are looking for: The Lab has multiple postdoctoral positions available. We welcome all candidates with expertise in any branch of Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences. We are broadly looking for candidates belonging to any of the two categories:

  • Category A: Applicants with expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, or structural biology with experience in the expression and purification of membrane proteins from various cellular systems. For candidates in this category, prior mass spec expertise is NOT required. The project will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and other orthogonal techniques and interface that with your skill set to address some of the key questions pertaining to membrane biology.
  • Category B: Applicants with prior experience in mass spectrometry, with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of mass spec are particularly welcome. For candidates in this category, prior expertise in protein biochemistry is NOT required. Count on us to train you! The project will provide a fantastic opportunity to apply your MS skills to address some of the outstanding questions in membrane-associated cellular signaling.

Who we are: The Gupta lab is a diverse and inclusive workplace. Research in our lab ranges from novel mass spectrometric method development to understanding mechanistic nuances of cell signaling. Accordingly, we have an extremely diverse group of scientists who bring orthogonal expertise to the lab, ranging from plant biology to bioengineering to anthropologists. Together, we address the questions at hand in a collaborative manner.

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 Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)
Posting Date: December 16, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)

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 (IBD). The current position will involve examination of molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating innate cells and pattern recognition pathways and in vivo intestinal immune responses and intestinal inflammatory disease models, 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 cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and mouse models of inflammation.  Experience in examination of intestinal tissues, multiparameter flow cytometry, and bioinformatics/computational biology 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)

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position in Structural Biology (Bleichert/Glazer Labs)
Posting Date: December 8, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Structural Biology (Bleichert/Glazer Labs)

The Bleichert and Glazer labs (https://www.bleichertlab.org/) in the Departments of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, goal-driven, and team-oriented postdoctoral associate with a strong background in biochemistry and/or structural biology to study the cell penetration mechanism of a tumor-targeting DNA autoantibody. This position will allow the candidate to leverage the expertise of both labs in structural biology, tumor biology, and the pre-clinical development of cancer therapeutics to improve the efficacy of this autoantibody for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications. The project will include collaborative work with the biotechnology company, Gennao Bio and provides an exciting opportunity to conduct research at the interface between academia and industry.

Interested candidates should have recently finished or will soon complete their PhD degree and have a strong research track record. The successful applicant will possess a collaborative team spirit and should have prior experience in recombinant protein purification and structural biology.

Qualified candidates should send their CV, a cover letter describing past and future research interests, and the contact information for two to three references to Dr. Franziska Bleichert (franziska.bleichert@yale.edu) and Dr. Peter Glazer (peter.glazer@yale.edu).

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cellular and Network Neuroscience Yale University School of Medicine
Posting Date: November 30, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cellular and Network Neuroscience Yale University School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
Loughridge Williams Professor

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

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

http://cnic.yale.edu/

Postdoctoral position developing novel optical microscopy tools for deep tissue in vivo imaging (Rodríguez Lab)
Posting Date: November 23, 2022

Postdoctoral position developing novel optical microscopy tools for deep tissue in vivo imaging

Lab: Rodríguez Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University | rodriguezlab.yale.edu

PI: Cristina Rodríguez, cristina.rodriguez.cr876@yale.edu

Lab description: The Rodríguez Lab is a new lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale. Its focus is to develop and apply optical tools for imaging deep into biological tissues with high spatial resolution. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving physics, nonlinear optics, and microscopy development, the Rodríguez Lab seeks to advance our understanding of previously underexplored biology. In particular, we are interested in applying our technological advances to neurobiological questions.

For an example of previous work, please see: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-021-01279-0.

In the Rodríguez Lab we believe it is within diverse communities – where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and supported – that groundbreaking ideas and creative achievements are born. Everyone is encouraged to bring their entire self to the lab and find space for self-expression through science. If this resonates with you, please get in touch!

Job details: We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate with experience designing/building/aligning optical systems. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in physics, optical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related field (or will graduate within the next months). In this position you will have the opportunity to design and build a multiphoton (two- and three-photon) microscope and develop state-of-the-art optical tools (e.g., wavefront shaping) for deep tissue biological imaging, including the brain and spinal cord. For this position, an interest in learning neurobiology is strongly encouraged.

The interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale, as well as the strong and rapidly growing biomedical imaging community, will provide an exceptional environment for conducting postdoctoral training. Moreover, since research in the Rodríguez Lab lies at the interface between cutting-edge optical microscopy and neurobiology, the holder of this position will benefit immensely from the strong neuroscience community at Yale – including the recently established Wu Tsai Institute – which will provide many exciting opportunities for collaborations.

How to apply: Interested candidates please reach out to cristina.rodriguez.cr876@yale.edu. Include your CV and a one-page description of your research interests and why you would like to join our lab. Please be prepared to provide contact information for three references upon request. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

More information on being a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale can be found at:

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

POSTDOC POSITION, Department of Immunobiology and Ophthalmology, Yale University, School of Medicine.
Posting Date: November 18, 2022

POSTDOC POSITION, Department of Immunobiology and Ophthalmology, Yale University, School of Medicine.

We are hiring more members!

Are you fascinated by how the immune system affects the central nervous system? Do you have neuroscience or immunology training but want to further understand how the two systems interact? We are looking for an individual to help us broaden our research with new ideas and techniques.

The Laboratory of Neuroimmunology (Song Lab) studies fundamental mechanisms that regulate immune responses in central nervous system tissues, with a special interest in brain tumors and ophthalmic-neurodegenerative diseases.

Our team uses in vitro (cell lines and organoids) and in vivo (mouse) models with a combination of genetic, immunologic and engineering manipulations to uncover rules governing neuroimmunity and immune-privilege in the central nervous system. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist interested in joining us at Yale to further investigate why the immune system in the brain is different and to devise methods to overcome barriers in treating central nervous system diseases.

Qualifications

  • Must have a recent PhD (preferred) and/or MD
  • Experience with mice work
  • Comfort level in basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques
  • Works well in teams
    (will be expected to work with technicians, students, research associates and other members of the lab)
  • Previous experiences in immunology or neuroscience labs are preferred although not necessary

For this position, we are looking for individuals who are interested in a career in academia and are expected to not only carry out experiments that they are hired for, but also to develop their own ideas to begin their own labs in the future.

This is a fully funded position with guaranteed salary and benefits for up to 3 years following Yale and NIH guidelines with renewal opportunities based on performance and fit. Candidate will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates. Postdoc will primarily work at The Anlyan Center, an excellent environment with active interaction with the rest of the Yale Immunobiology department.

Position is open now. If interested, please send CV and one reference to Dr. Eric Song at eric.song@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Methods for Implementation Science in the Prevention, Screening and Treatment of Heart, Lung, and Blood Health Disorders
Posting Date: November 17, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Methods for Implementation Science in the Prevention, Screening and Treatment of Heart, Lung, and Blood Health Disorders

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and reviews will begin on November 15, 2022.

Fellowship Overview

The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science in the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Medicine are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Methods for Implementation Science in Heart, Lung, and Blood Health Promotion to contribute to research advancing the use and development of methods in implementation science research. Expertise in implementation science theories, models and frameworks, and/or interest in gaining expertise in these and their application to implementation science are important aspects of this Fellowship. Current projects that may be of interest to applicants include (but are not limited to) implementation science research on integration of hypertension screening and treatment into HIV clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa; reduction of cardiometabolic risk through improvements in the workplace food and physical activity environment in India, Nepal and South Africa; developing rapid approaches for research in global multilingual settings, a systematic review identifying trends and gaps in methods use in implementation research, and developing approaches to complement digital health technology implementation. The Fellow will have the opportunity to obtain a Masters in Health Science focused on implementation science through the Yale Medical School, supported by this training grant.

The fellow will be funded using an established T32 mechanism, “Training in implementation Science Research and Methods.” This grant is headed by Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health and Director, Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science, (contact MPI) and Eric Velazquez, MD, Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine and Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Co-PI. Currently there are 6 trainees in this cohort: 3 PhD trainees in a unique Implementation Science Pathway in Biostatistics, and 3 postdoctoral trainees. Research topics of current trainees include maternal care and childhood pneumonia, the intersection between interventional cardiology, outcomes, and implementation science, and mixed-methods for cervical cancer early detection and treatment and qualitative implementation methods support for a hybrid Type 3 study of the impact of workplace hygiene measures for reducing COVID risk and risk of acquiring other infectious diseases.

We invite scholars from diverse backgrounds to apply for this Fellowship. The Fellow should be prepared to address critical gaps in knowledge by 1) conducting research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of methods in intervention-based or implementation research focused on the prevention, screening and treatment of heart, lung and blood disorders, 2) innovating new and improved methodological approaches, and 3) provide technical assistance and training to other scholars, students, and communities in the use of implementation science approaches to research. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to support the further career development of Scholars with the potential to become innovative research leaders working to enhance implementation science methods and their practice to improve heart, lung and blood health. We seek scholars who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact both their substantive topical field, and the methodological field. The postdoctoral fellow will receive mentorship and support from CMIPS, Yale School of Public Health and Yale Medical School leadership and staff and closely collaborate on projects.

Requirements

Required qualifications include a MD, or a Ph.D. in public health or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate research skills, experience in data analysis, excellence in scientific written and oral communication skills, experience or training in methods, and a strong commitment and passion to advance methods innovation, appreciation for the importance of racial/ethnic diversity in science, and the desire and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship requirements are available in the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

The position will be at least 1 year, renewed annually, for at least two years, as interest and funding permit. The position will begin as early as February 2023 but is flexible depending on the candidate’s timeline. 

To apply, please provide a cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this description, a paragraph outlining two potential ideas for methods innovation in health intervention research, your academic CV, and the names and emails of three individuals who could serve as references via the application portal. This is a 100% FTE position using the standard NIH postdoctoral position salary range.

Any questions related to the position can be directed to our Program Coordinator, Ericka Saracho at ericka.saracho@yale.edu.

Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/117672

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Garg Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine)
Posting Date: November 15, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Garg Lab, Department of Laboratory Medicine)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Salil Garg (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/salil_garg/), Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine.  The Garg laboratory (http://www.garglab.org) is new to Yale and actively recruiting for multiple positions.  The lab uses approaches from genomics, molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology to understand non-genetic heterogeneity in development and cancer.  We want to understand how cell systems with the same genetic material break symmetry and exhibit markedly different behaviors from one another.  Our hypothesis is that the processes that drive this behavior in normal mammalian development operate in cancer, driving tumor heterogeneity.  The lab’s most recent publications appear in Molecular Cell and Cancer Discovery, and mentees have gone on to success in both academic and industry careers.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent credential in a relevant discipline.  The lab employs both experimental and computational approaches; applicants should have familiarity with at least one of these areas and a willingness to learn the other.  Our philosophy is that each trainee should chase scientific questions using the best methodology available.  Candidates should be curious, hard-working, strong communicators, and above all interested in answering challenging questions.  Visa sponsorship is available.

Projects are flexible and can be crafted to the interest of the applicant, and may relate to 1) identification of molecular mechanisms driving heterogeneity in developmental or cancer contexts; 2) understanding of cellular states and non-genetic memory in cell systems; 3) construction of new diagnostic tools using connections between developmental biology and cancer.

Application process:  Interested applicants should contact Dr. Salil Garg (salil.garg@yale.edu) using subject line “Postdoctoral position in the Garg lab” and include: a cover letter addressing their research background, interests, and goals; a copy of their curriculum vitae; and names of 3 references including research supervisors.  Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.

Postdoc Position in Biochemistry and Drug Discovery (Bleichert lab)
Posting Date: November 15, 2022

Postdoc Position in Biochemistry and Drug Discovery (Bleichert lab)

The Bleichert lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University is looking for a highly motivated, goal-driven, and team-oriented postdoctoral associate with a strong background in biochemistry and/or drug discovery to study small-molecule inhibitors of DNA replication initiation. This position will allow the candidate to leverage our expertise in applying biochemical and structural biology approaches to understand fundamental mechanisms of chromosome replication and genome stability. We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment for conducting cutting-edge research and for facilitating your career development.

Interested candidates should have recently finished or will soon complete their PhD degree and have a strong research track record. The successful candidate will possess scientific curiosity, a collaborative team spirit, and should be skilled in recombinant protein expression and purification.  Prior expertise in drug discovery is not essential but advantageous.

Qualified candidates should send their CV, a cover letter describing past and future research interests, and the contact information for two to three references to franziska.bleichert@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine)
Posting Date: November 9, 2022

Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate Position

The Kleinstein Lab (Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology) and McDougal Lab (Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Yale School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics Division of Health Informatics) are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join the NIH-funded Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC; https://www.immunespace.org) as a member of the HIPC Data Coordinating Center. The research will focus on the development and application of methods to capture published immune signatures of infection and vaccination in a machine-readable format. This will include: (1) engaging the 8 current national HIPC centers to share emerging research results, (2) automating the identification of papers to target for signature capture, and (3) developing natural language processing and information extraction approaches to identify and validate immune signature components (cohorts, immune exposure, response, etc). Involvement in systems immunology analysis projects to identify and compare signatures is possible for interested candidates.

The Kleinstein Lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein) pairs big data analyses with immunological domain expertise to better understand how the dynamic processes of the immune system affect the course of infection, vaccination and autoimmunity. The lab has developed many widely used bioinformatics analysis methods for high-throughput immune profiling data, particularly transcriptomic and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing data (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein/software). Dr. Kleinstein is MPI of the HIPC Data Coordinating Center.

The McDougal Lab develops and applies informatics and simulation approaches to gain insight into multiscale biomedical phenomena. They are especially interested in deriving information from scientific artifacts (computational models and papers) and in improving the practice, rigor, and capabilities of simulation studies. The lab is a major contributor to the NEURON simulator (https://nrn.readthedocs.io) and to ModelDB (http://modeldb.science), a discovery tool for computational neuroscience models.

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and programming abilities (ideally Python, MongoDB, and web technologies), along with an interest in applying these skills to problems in immunology. A PhD in a quantitative discipline (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, etc) and prior experience with information extraction is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and list of references and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to: steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

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

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

Post-Doctoral Associate Position (Ameen Lab)
Posting Date: November 7, 2022

A position is available for a self-motivated Post-Doctoral Associate in the Ameen Lab.

Dr. Ameen is a Professor of Pediatrics, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, pediatric gastroenterologist and physician scientist who has been investigating CFTR, its regulation by traffic in the intestine and importance to intestinal disease for over 25 years. The laboratory has been supported by NIH for over 25 years and is currently pursuing the following projects:

  1. In vivo animal and intestinal cell studies to investigate the role of serum glucocorticoid kinase 1 (SGK1) in regulating CFTR in the intestine- these studies involve the use of villin cre -SGK1 KO mice, and Nedd4-2 KO mice. Techniques used: Immunofluorescence label, confocal microscopy, qPCR, genotyping, animal husbandry, mouse in vivo intestinal studies, biochemistry, surface biotinylation, mass spec, phosphorylation assays, co-IP, electrophysiology Ussing chamber assays.
  2. CFTR High Expresser Cells (CHE): Dr Ameen identified a unique subpopulation of enterocytes in rat and human small intestine that express very high levels of CFTR. Current studies are aimed at elucidating the fate specification and function of CHEs in health, CF and diarrheal diseases. Studies involve scRNA seq, organoid culture, fluorescent imaging, CRISPR-Cas, knock down of genes in organoids, human organoid culture, cell culture, rat intestinal in vivo physiology, cell pH studies.
  3. Microvillus Inclusion Disease (MVID): MVID is a lethal genetic disease due to loss of function mutations in the Myosin actin motor Myosin Vb (Myo5b) associated with the apical recycling endosome in epithelial cells.  How loss of Myo5b leads to diarrhea and death in newborns is unknown. Our laboratory was first to shown that MVID results in an apical traffic defect in humans with MVID. We are using mouse models of MVID to examine how loss of Myo5b leads to severe diarrhea. These studies involve mouse organoids, sc-RNA-seq, knock down of genes, human intestinal organoids, swelling assays, fluorescence staining and imaging of organoids, and tissues, myosin studies (knock down), biochemistry, paraffin staining, cell culture.
  4. Understanding the role of SGK1 in rescue of DF508 CF intestinal disease: We are using a humanized mouse model of Cystic Fibrosis to examine mechanisms of rescue of the most common mutation affecting humans with CF. Studies involve use of Trikafta modulators plus SGK1 modulators, western blots, electrophysiology, immunofluorescence staining of mouse sections, imaging.

Papers published by the laboratory can be found on Pubmed.

 Yale is a very collaborative environment with many opportunities to interact with scientists and physician-scientists on campus.

Interested candidates please contact the PI: Nadia Ameen, Professor Pediatrics, Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Nadia.Ameen@yale.edu

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Molecular and Translational Imaging
Posting Date: November 3, 2022

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Molecular and Translational Imaging

Post-doctoral research fellowship available July 2020 on NIH funded T32 training grant focused on providing multi-disciplinary multi-modality training in molecular and translational cardiovascular imaging for highly qualified fellows holding either a MD or/and PhD, in preparation for academic careers as independent investigators in the highly clinically relevant field of cardiovascular imaging. Post-doctoral fellowship training will be 2-3 years in duration. There are three primary research focuses in the post-doctoral training, 1) cardiovascular molecular imaging, 2) cardiovascular imaging technologies and analyses, and 3) translational cardiovascular imaging. Applicants will have full access to resources available through the Yale Translational Research Imaging Center, including: small and large animal surgical suite, fluoroscopy suite, 3D ultrasound, 64 slice SPECT/CT, microSPECT/CT, microCT, and optical imaging, along with other institutional resources, including; PET/CT, and MRI. Participation in ongoing NIH funded projects. Applications will be encouraged from clinical, engineering, and basic science departments, with particular attention to the recruitment of minority, disabled, and disadvantaged candidates.

Candidates fellows must hold either a MD or/and PhD. Candidates must be US citizens or hold green card.

Please contact Albert Sinusas, MD for more information. Office: 203-785-5005; email: Albert.Sinusas@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate Position to Study the Dynamics of Immunity to SARS-CoV-2
Posting Date: November 2, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position to Study the Dynamics of Immunity to SARS-CoV-2

A postdoctoral associate position in infectious disease epidemiology and statistical/mathematical modeling is available at the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health in collaboration with the Department of Biology and the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida.

Environment

The Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health has a tradition of applying advanced laboratory and analytical approaches to integrated community and patient-based investigations for the purpose of delineating the transmission dynamics and evaluating interventions to emerging and neglected infectious diseases, such as Zika, dengue and leptospirosis. It has played a leading role in the public health and research response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and internationally.

Job description
We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to design and conduct longitudinal studies of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Brazil and apply statistical and mathematical modeling approaches to elucidate immunological correlates of protection. Dr. Albert Ko, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the Yale School of Public Health, and Dr. Derek Cummings, Professor of Biology at the University of Florida, have initiated a prospective study that leverages a large community-based cohort in the city of Salvador, Brazil which has been followed since 2002 and experienced high rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection and subsequent COVID-19 vaccination during the pandemic.  With our collaborator, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, Professor of Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, we are performing in depth characterization of the mucosal and systemic immune responses in this population. The overall goal of the study is to identify the immunological features at the population level which may drive the transition of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from epidemicity to endemicity. The postdoctoral associate will be based at the Yale School of Public Health and work under the supervision of both Drs. Ko and Cummings. The postdoctoral associate will also have opportunities to conduct similar investigations within on-going prospective studies, conducted by the collaborative team, in the Yale New Haven Health system. The main objectives for the postdoctoral position are to design longitudinal studies that address the study aims, work closely with the field team at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health to elaborate study protocols and implement them at the cohort site, develop statistical and mathematical models, and conduct the longitudinal analyses. The position aims to develop multidisciplinary skills in epidemiological study design, community-based primary data collection, and transmission dynamic modeling.  The position is ideal for candidates who are experienced in quantitative analyses and want to apply these skills in a global health setting.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • PhD in one of the following areas: epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, immunology, physics, computer science, population biology or a similarly quantitative discipline.
  • Research experience with mathematical and/or statistical models.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interest in infectious disease epidemiology.
  • Ability to collate and analyze data, interpret and present results to a high standard using a range of specialized research techniques.
  • Good knowledge of R.
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a larger interdisciplinary research team.

This will be a one-year appointment with the possibility to extend, should both parties agree.

To apply, please submit a CV, statement of interest, and contact information for 3 references. 

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/116852  

For questions, please email Albert Ko (albert.ko@yale.edu) or Derek Cummings (datc@ufl.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.

LGBTQ Mental Health Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate in NYC
Posting Date: October 31, 2022

LGBTQ Mental Health Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate in NYC

The Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative, part of the Yale School of Public Health, is seeking a postdoctoral associate to 1) deliver and supervise the delivery of LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from our community-based clinical research lab in NYC and (2) become involved in LGBTQ mental health research, including supporting clinical trials operations, analyzing data, and supporting and leading empirical manuscripts regarding LGBTQ mental health, as interests and background permit. The primary responsibilities for this position are clinical in the context of research.

The Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative is currently conducting several NIH-funded studies of LGBTQ-affirmative treatments and mechanisms, as well as community implementation research.  The postdoctoral associate would join a dynamic team of faculty, research scientists, and students committed to advancing LGBTQ mental health through research (https://medicine.yale.edu/lgbtqmentalhealth/).

The primary duties for this position involve: (a) delivering short-term LGBTQ-affirmative CBT to LGBTQ individuals living in New York State, remotely from our research offices in Midtown Manhattan, upon receiving training in this therapy from our team, (b) providing supervision to externs and student therapists who are delivering LGBTQ-affirmative CBT, (c) conduct trainings in LGBTQ-affirmative CBT with staff and community partners, (d) overseeing the fidelity of LGBTQ-affirmative CBT delivered in the context of clinical trials, (e) implementing clinical and research protocols, and (f) participating in the research process, including research coordination, data analysis and manuscript preparation.

The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision necessary for licensure in New York and other states.

Our office is located in Midtown Manhattan, easily accessible by public transportation.  

Successful candidates will possess a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related fields. Ideal candidates will possess theoretical and practical knowledge of CBT, have experience working with the LGBTQ community, and have experience treating diverse mental health and substance use problems.

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/116706

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV; a cover letter detailing research interests, relevant experience, and professional goals; and the contact information of three professional references. 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Dani Chiaramonte (danielle.chiaramonte@yale.edu). Anticipated start is July 1, 2023, but flexible for outstanding candidates.

Competitive salary and fringe benefits.

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.

Genomic Postdoctoral Associate (Yale Center for Genome Analysis)
Posting Date: October 31, 2022

Genomic Postdoctoral Associate

Yale Center for Genome Analysis

Yale University, School of Medicine

The Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA) is one of the most prominent genome centers. YCGA utilizes diverse cutting-edge genomic technologies to advance biomedical and life sciences breakthroughs.  For further information on YCGA please visit https://medicine.yale.edu/keck/ycga/

We seek a postdoctoral associate with cell/molecular biology expertise to assist YCGA in developing novel technology platforms and evaluating the existing platform for offering a new service. This position envisages mentoring opportunities for recent PhDs (not more than two years of postdoctoral experience) for a career in a service core facility or technology development centers in academia or pharmaceutical /biotechnology-based companies. The successful candidate will receive mentoring to manage clients project management, developing SOPs, impart training to users in technology usage and data interpretation, offer consultation in experimental design and analytical needs, assist in collaborative publications and grant writing, research budgeting, optimize new technology for YCGA use, and development of new technology platforms. The area of current interest in new technology platforms includes assays based on liquid biopsies and functional characterization of DNA variants using tools such as CRISPR, chemical mutagenesis, and spatial genomics. Experience in next-generation sequencing, NGS data analysis, and single-cell genomics is a plus. The ideal candidate must also be able to interact with Yale investigators using YCGA, bioinformatics, and HPC staff. It is anticipated that the individual will continue to build on their career and professional development by attending conferences and/or workshops on new technology. As well as participate in career and professional development activities through the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, https://postdocs.yale.edu/career-development.  Resources and postdoc benefits information is available at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with strong preference given to candidates with a degree in molecular/genomic biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have knowledge in NGS technology and cell or molecular biology, particularly in microscopy and CRISPR. 

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have the following attributes: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work

Please apply on-line at:  http://apply.interfolio.com/116692

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 Positions in Vascular Diseases (Guzman lab)
Posting Date: October 31, 2022
Postdoctoral Positions in Vascular Diseases (Guzman lab)
 
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Therapy, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA is currently in search of a postdoctoral research fellow for a position available in the laboratory of Dr. Raul J Guzman, Division Chief. 
 
The lab focuses on investigating molecular mechanisms that control vascular calcification. The lab uses multiple approaches including gene knockdown and overexpression in vitro cell culture, ex vivo organ culture, surgical animal disease models, cell-specific transgenic mice. The ultimate goal is to identify novel targets and develop therapeutic therapies for patients with vascular diseases. 
 
Qualified applicants are those who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a biomedical are of study. Suitable candidates should be enthusiastic about vascular research and have prior experience with cell culture, small animal handling, and common molecular biology research techniques. Ideal candidates should be motivated to independently design, conduct, and troubleshoot experiments. They will have the ability to collect and analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication. They will also possess the ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing, and present experimental findings in lab meetings and scientific conferences.
 
To apply for this position please submit your CV, a cover letter, and contact details of three references to raul.guzman@yale.edu and yujun.cai@yale.edu
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS) SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENTS
Posting Date: October 27, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS) SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENTS

The XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) Lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale focuses on the use of extended reality (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in research, clinical practice, and health education with the goal of improving lives and reducing health disparities among youth, young adults, and their families. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to with an interest in substance use prevention in adolescents, technology-based interventions (including virtual reality-based interventions), serious games, health behavior or public health, school-based research, and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, and educators.

The Postdoctoral Associate will work primarily with Drs. Hieftje and Camenga on the development, evaluation, and implementation of a virtual reality-based videogame intervention for adolescents focused on nicotine and marijuana use prevention in three CT schools. The Postdoctoral Associate will gain skills in intervention development, recruitment of study participants; focus group/playtesting facilitation; pilot program evaluation; data collection, management, and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings to both community and academic audiences. Funded by the CT Department of Public Health, the position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities related to the project.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. PhD in Public Health, Education, Social Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or related Field
  2. Excellent methodological and statistical skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data, especially mixed methods
  3. Demonstrated ability (or potential to learn) to collaborate with school communities (educators, students, families) and maintain school relations
  4. Independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team and learn new methods from collaborators
  5. Excellent scientific presentation and writing skills
  6. Interest and/or experience conducting school-based, prevention or tobacco-related research with adolescents is a plus

This position is a one-year, full-time appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding and is eligible to start immediately.

Applications due by November 30th. Start date: January 1st. 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to: Dr. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Deepa Camenga (deepa.camenga@yale.edu):

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A first-authored writing sample, if available
  • 3 names of references

Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Design and Statistics for Dementia Caregiving
Posting Date: October 27, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Design and Statistics for Dementia Caregiving

Please follow the link to learn more about the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Sociology at Yale University, the Monin Lab, and Emma Zang’s research team.

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

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

https://sociology.yale.edu/

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

http://www.emmazang.net/

https://impactcollaboratory.org/

Description:

An exciting full-time opportunity as a Postdoctoral Associate exists in Gerontologic Biostatistics at the Yale School of Medicine. This candidate will be mentored by Drs. Joan Monin (Yale School of Public Health), Emma Zang (Yale University Department of Sociology), and Dr. Heather Allore (Yale School of Medicine). The position may continue to June 30, 2024.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with an interest in aging research to work on methodological development in dementia caregiving. We are particularly interested in working with the postdoctoral associate on dyadic analyses and/or the joint trajectory approaches to understand how each dyad member (e.g., persons with cognitive impairment and their spousal caregiver) influences the other over time.  Potential projects include using existing data to examine interpersonal processes and issues related to design and measurement of caregiving dyads.

The position is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. Principal goals of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory are to develop and disseminate research methods and best practices in the conduct, and implementation of 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:

The candidate should have an advanced statistical background and hold a PhD degree in relevant areas (e.g., sociology, psychology, biostatistics, statistics, public policy, economics, epidemiology, gerontology, etc.) before officially starting the position. Prior course work or research experience in dyadic analysis techniques, close relationships science, trajectory analyses, or causal inference are preferred. Strong preference will be given to individuals who are highly motivated to work in AD/ADRD care.

Application:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV, copies of two most relevant publications/writing samples, and a coding sample in Stata or R by email to emma.zang@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. Zang at emma.zang@yale.edu, Dr. Monin at joan.monin@yale.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive. Start date can be no later than July 1st 2023.

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

Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychology – Sukhodolsky Lab, Yale Child Study Center
Posting Date: October 24, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychology – Sukhodolsky Lab, Yale Child Study Center

The Yale Child Study Center announces a two-year postdoctoral position associated with federally funded studies of autism spectrum disorder in school-age children, adolescents and young adults.  One study is a clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for irritability in autistic adolescents, and the second is a study of biomarkers of late diagnosis in female and gender diverse autism. The position requires a PhD or a PsyD in clinical psychology from an APA-approved program plus completion of an APA-approved internship or a PhD in cognitive psychology or neuroscience with emphasis on neuroimaging.  Primary responsibilities for a postdoctoral associate with a degree in clinical psychology will include providing treatment and conducting evaluations of children and adolescents with autism who participate in clinical research studies in the Sukhodolsky Lab and the development of research papers. A postdoctoral fellow with a background in neuroscience will be asked to run data analysis of the existing fMRI data sets from studies of anxiety and irritability in children with autism and to help with carrying out ongoing studies of neurodevelopment in autism.  Clinical training will include individual and group supervision, didactic seminars, and participation in clinical research team meetings.  This position will allow the postdoc to develop expertise in evidence-based psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.  Additional specialized training will be available in research methods for testing biomarkers of treatment response to therapy in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities at the Yale Child Study Center including grand rounds, seminars, and lectures at the Yale School of Medicine. This position will also provide excellent opportunities to learn about neuroscience-based clinical research, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of expert child psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists, and participate in data analysis and paper writing.  Specifically, this position will have access to large and carefully curated datasets of clinical and neuroimaging data from two recently completed R01 studies and will be asked to work on data analyses and paper writing in collaboration with Denis Sukhodolsky and his colleagues at Yale and at the multi-site Autism Center of Excellence Network. 

This is not a remote opportunity.  This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT. Per postdoc office policy, all trainees are expected to complete their training on campus. 

Anticipated start date is July 01, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

The position requires a PhD or a PsyD in clinical psychology from an APA-approved program plus completion of an APA-approved internship or a PhD in cognitive psychology or neuroscience with emphasis on neuroimaging.  When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

Application Information

Please submit applications and inquiries to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., denis.sukhodolsky@yale.edu. The application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

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

For information about the Yale Child Study Center, please visit: http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/index.aspx. 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 Virology & Biophysics (Didychuk Lab)
Posting Date: October 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Virology & Biophysics

The Didychuk Lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join our team. We study essential molecular machines in herpesviruses. Specifically, we seek to understand how (1) herpesviruses package their viral genomes into capsids and (2) how herpesviruses transcribe their genes at late time points.

Candidates with expertise or interest in a wide range of fields, particularly structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, functional genomics, single molecule biophysics, or imaging are encouraged to apply. We integrate a number of these approaches and encourage continued scientific development alongside career development.

Our lab is surrounded by a supportive community of scientists in the MB&B department and has access to a number of world-class core facilities. We have also recently acquired a 2-color Lumicks C-trap instrument for single molecule biophysics. The broader Yale research community also offers numerous opportunities for postdoctoral career development.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) in the biological sciences or be graduating in the next year. We aim to recruit a candidate to start in January 2023, but the position will remain available until filled. To apply, please email your CV, a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in our lab, and contact information for three references to allison.didychuk@yale.edu.
 

More info about being a postdoc at Yale can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/

Info about the Yale Postdoctoral Association can be found at https://ypa.yale.edu/

Info about the Didychuk Lab can be found at didychuklab.org

Postdoctoral Position - Infectious Diseases (Zapata Lab)
Posting Date: October 19, 2022

Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Heidi Zapata, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases (Yale School of Medicine).

My lab is interested in understanding the innate immune response in humans and how it is influenced by factors such as Age, HIV-infection, and co-morbidities such as Obesity.    My overall goal is to understand the “individual immune response” and thus answer the question of why one person will have an overwhelming infection in response to a microbe, and another person can be asymptomatic or have a mild disease to the same microbe. 

A postdoctoral position is now available to develop vaccines that target ticks and mosquitoes instead of targeting microbes directly, as part of the HHMI Emerging Pathogens Initiative.

PhD or MD with strong background/interest in immunology, and molecular biology is required.  Current methodologies in use in my lab include multicolor flow cytometry, cell sorting, RNA sequencing (both single cell (10X) and bulk), CyTOF, and protein work (western blots). 

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Genomics (Pickering Lab)
Posting Date: October 19, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Genomics

Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Curtis Pickering (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/curtis_pickering/) at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven Connecticut. Our laboratory studies the translational genomics of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and other squamous tumors. Our goal is to improve outcomes for head and neck cancer patients. Our approach is to try to understand the HNSCC genome and use that knowledge to identify genes and pathways that are key to the biology of HNSCC. That biological understanding can then be used to identify biomarkers and/or therapeutic targets which can be translated back to the clinic to improve patient care. We use genomic, computational, and cell and molecular biology techniques in human tissue and cell line models.

Qualified applicants will have a PhD or MD/PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, cancer, or a related discipline. We have multiple positions open for wet lab, computational, or a combination of both skills. We are very collaborative and want researchers who are comfortable being a part of team science but also able to lead an independent project. The ability to ask scientific questions, solve research problems, and communicate your plans and results are required.

Ideal wet lab scientists will have experience with cell and molecular biology techniques. Our primary models are human cancer cell lines. Research experience with epigenetics, radiation biology, and/or cancer signaling pathways are preferred.

Ideal computational scientists will have experience with genomic data analysis. Experience with mutation calling, RNAseq, ChIPseq and/or single cell technologies are preferred.

Projects include but are not limited to: (1) Understanding the biology of and radiosensitizing CREBBP/EP300 mutant tumors (related to PMID: 34732714); (2) Imaging and immunogenomic prognostic biomarkers for oral potentially malignant disorders; and (3) Translating HNSCC genomic alterations to clinical use.

Application Process: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Curtis Pickering (curtis.pickering@yale.edu); include a copy of their CV and a cover letter describing their research background, interest in the position, and career goals.

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

Elite Postdoctoral Position in Data Science at Yale’s Institute for Foundations of Data Science (FDS)
Posting Date: October 14, 2022

Elite Postdoctoral Position in Data Science 

Yale’s Institute for Foundations of Data Science (FDS) is seeking applications for postdoctoral positions in Data Science. These will be generously supported postdoctoral positions, expected to last 2-3 years, for independent scholars working on the foundations of data science. FDS postdocs can select multiple mentors from among the members of the institute, and can change their mentors during their fellowship. This is an opportunity to work with leading theorists as well as domain scientists who are eager to collaborate. A list of the members may be found on our web page, fds.yale.edu. Yale’s Data Science Initiative has supported the rapid growth of the departments of Statistics & Data Science and Computer Science, as well as many interdisciplinary activities in which the postdocs could participate, including a Data Intensive Social Science Center, a center for Biomedical Data Science, and the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power.

FDS launches in October of 2022, and will move into a newly renovated Kline Tower in the summer of 2023 along with the departments of Statistics & Data Science, Mathematics, and Astronomy. The institute was created to advance research in the mathematical, algorithmic, and statistical foundations of data science and their application to other disciplines. In addition to providing support to core foundational research, the institute hosts activities to help scholars across the university apply new methods of data science to their research. In turn, those scholars help us discover their unmet needs and thereby inspire the development of new methods and theories. Applying: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a research statement. The cover letter should list Yale faculty the applicant views as potential mentors. At least one of these should be a member of the institute. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three to five letters of recommendation. Creating a public Google Scholar page and an academic webpage is strongly encouraged. Timeline: Postdoctoral appointments typically begin in July or September. But, other arrangements are possible. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Those received before November 15, 2022, will be reviewed in the Fall. Those received later may have less of a chance of acceptance. The last review should conclude in May 2023. Funding: The yearly salary for the postdoctoral fellows is $95,000. They will also be supplied with a $10,000 / year fund to cover travel and research expenses. 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. Please submit your application materials via this  portal: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23227 . Questions may be sent to FDS Managing Director Tom Keegan at Thomas.keegan@yale.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS) INFECTION PREVENTION IN THE NICU SETTING
Posting Date: October 5, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - XR IN PEDIATRICS AT YALE (XRPEDS) INFECTION PREVENTION IN THE NICU SETTING

The XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) Lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University focuses on the use of extended reality technologies (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in research, clinical practice, and health education with the goal of improving lives and reducing health disparities among youth, young adults, and their families. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to with an interest in infection prevention and control, technology-based interventions (including augmented and virtual reality-based interventions (AR/VR)), serious games, health behavior or public health, clinical research, or nursing and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, and educators.

The Postdoctoral Associate will work primarily with Drs. Hieftje and Marks on the development, evaluation, and implementation of a AR/VR-based videogame intervention focused on infection prevention and control for NICU staff and parents. The Postdoctoral Associate will gain skills in intervention development, recruitment of study participants; focus group/playtesting facilitation; pilot program evaluation; data collection, management, and analysis; developing a manuscript; and presenting findings to both community and academic audiences. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities related to the project.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. PhD in Nursing, Public Health, Education, Social Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or related field
  2. Excellent methodological and statistical skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data
  3. Demonstrated ability (or potential to learn) to collaborate with NICU staff and parents
  4. Independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team and learn new methods from collaborators
  5. Excellent scientific presentation and writing skills
  6. Interest and/or experience conducting clinical research with hospital staff and family

This position is a one-year, full-time appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding and is eligible to start immediately.

Applications due by November 30th. Start date: January 1st.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to: Dr. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@yale.edu)

  • A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A first-authored writing sample, if available
  • 3 names of references

Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biostatistics in the Yale Center for Analytic Sciences (YCAS)
Posting Date: September 30, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biostatistics

Description:

The Yale Center for Analytic Sciences (YCAS), a center within the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health is seeking an outstanding biostatistics postdoctoral associate. This individual will split his/her time between (1) working on challenging methodological problems in the realm of pragmatic clinical trials, including methods for designing and analyzing cluster randomized studies with complex time-to-event data structures, methods for designing trials that incorporate patient preference, and methods for subgroup detection in cluster randomized trials; and (2) getting hands on experience as a collaborative biostatistician, including writing statistical analysis sections for grants and conducting analyses for ongoing projects. 

YCAS has over 20 full time faculty and staff members, with another 20 affiliates from across the Yale campus. The center conducts over 500 consultations and submits over 100 grants a year. There will be no shortage of opportunities to collaborate and learn, as well as get involved in real world methodological advancement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications required for this position include a strong background in statistical methods and their application. Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral research salary scale. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references. In the cover letter, please summarize research experience, and goals for the future.  Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements prior to starting work. The expected start of the position is Summer 2023.

Scientific questions regarding this position can be sent to Denise Esserman at denise.esserman@yale.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

Please apply online.

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 Vasquez Lab, DNA repair and Tumor Immunology, Department of Pediatrics
Posting Date: September 23, 2022

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

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

We are seeking self-motivated applicants with competence in molecular biology techniques, cell culture, microscopy and FACS analysis. As a core member of the Vasquez lab, you will be expected to work at the bench, interpret data, and troubleshoot experiments independently.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates should have a MD, MD/Phd or PhD. Previous experiences in immunology or DNA repair labs is preferred. Prior in vivo research experience with small animals, such as mice and/or rats, is also preferred but not required. Due to the translational aspect of our research, a drive for independent investigation, creativity, and excellent communication skills are required.

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

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and interests, a CV, and a contact information for 2-3 references to Juan.Vasquez@yale.edu.

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

Maritime and Naval Studies Program Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Date: September 21, 2022

Maritime and Naval Studies Program Postdoctoral Associate

International Security Studies, Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale University

Deadline: October 18. Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/113767/ 

The Maritime and Naval Studies Program, directed by Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Global Affairs, will award one postdoctoral associate position, funded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, starting in January 2023. The Maritime and Naval Postdoctoral Associate must have completed their Ph.D. degree in a relevant field to begin the fellowship.

The Maritime and Naval Postdoctoral Associate is expected to use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on analysis of naval and maritime history that informs today’s most pressing international political-military challenges. The Maritime and Naval Studies Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who is conducting outstanding research and who would benefit from engagement with the intellectual resources of the Yale community, alongside other postdoctoral associates, pre-doctoral associates, and Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.

Working with the leadership of International Security Studies, the Associate will also assist in the development of a series of lectures, conferences, and other symposia that advance the field of maritime and naval studies and its significance to global affairs. Roughly half of the Associate’s time will be devoted to program development; the other half to their own scholarship.

The Associate will participate regularly in research colloquia on campus and will be granted opportunities to present their work. In consultation with the program director, the Associate may also teach course(s), if desired. The Associate is expected to be in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of International Security Studies at the Jackson School of Global Affairs. The Associate will have the use of an office on Yale’s campus.

The salary for the Associate will be a minimum of $56,448, depending on experience.  

Applications are due by October 18, 2022

Qualifications

Ph.D. in History, International Relations, or Political Science. Doctoral work that is relevant to the field of maritime and naval history. 

Application Instructions

A complete application includes:

  • C.V.
  • 1000-word statement including the research proposal and any other relevant experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two writing samples, e.g., dissertation chapters or journal articles
Postdoctoral Association, Yale School of Medicine clinical research program
Posting Date: September 21, 2022

YALE UNIVERSITY-POSTDOCTRAL ASSOCIATE

GENERAL PURPOSE: Postdoctoral Associate needed for a full-time position in a Yale School of Medicine clinical research program. This position will be ideal for a recent PhD graduate. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (Declan Barry, PhD), the Postdoctoral Associate will oversee the day-to-day running of a multisite NIH funded clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of a stepped-care model to treat persons with chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Oversees recruitment of study participants

2. Trains and supervises research assistants

3. Coordinates schedules of study counselors and research assistants

4. Initiates and maintains contact with study participants

5. Schedules and conducts interviews or assessments

6. Organizes participant logs and other study-related materials

7. Manages data sets

8. Prepares and presents progress reports

9. Assists in write-up of publications and presentations

10. Assists study investigators in completing study-related reports

11. Interfaces with Yale Institutional Review Board

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Doctorate in psychology, science, or related field

2. Excellent interpersonal skills

3. Polished verbal and written skills

4. Well-developed organizational skills

5. Commitment to human services research and patient population

6. Punctuality and positive work ethic

7. Ability to multitask

8. Flexibility with work schedule to meet study demands

Please contact Declan Barry PhD (declan.barry@yale.edu) for more information about this position.

https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/declan_barry/

Postdoctoral Position - Respiratory Pathogens and Vaccines (Israelow Lab)
Posting Date: September 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Position - Respiratory Pathogens and Vaccines (Israelow Lab)

The Israelow lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/benjamin_goldman-israelow/) is seeking a motivated postdoc interested in studying mucosal immunity to and mucosal vaccines for respiratory pathogens.

The Israelow lab has recently opened in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases at the Yale School of Medicine. We study mucosal adaptive immune responses within the respiratory track to infections, and how to combat pathogens with novel mucosal vaccination strategies. We use immunology, vaccinology, molecular virology, mRNA vaccines, and animal models of infection and disease in the BSL2 and BSL3 labs. We are interested in identifying the signals that promote lasting and potent immune memory within the respiratory tract, and we will leverage this knowledge to develop the next generation of respiratory mucosal vaccines that better prevent disease and pathogen transmission.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in immunology, vaccinology, or microbiology, with hands-on experience with flowcytometry and animal handling. Experience with cloning and protein purification is a plus. Candidates should be highly organized, self-motivated, hard-working, and reliable, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must have good attention to detail and problem-solving skills and be able to perform both independently as well as in a team setting. We prioritize mentorship, including frequent formal and informal meetings with the PI, the substance of which will be guided by professional and scientific goals.

Projects include but are not limited to: (1) Developing next-generation respiratory mucosal vaccines, (2) Exploring the role of innate cytokines in directing adaptive mucosal immune responses to respiratory viruses including SARS-CoV-2 and influenza, (3) Improving pan-coronavirus mucosal vaccines, and (4) Understanding how adaptive immunity controls respiratory virus transmission.

Interested candidates should email Benjamin Goldman-Israelow (benjamin.goldman-israelow@yale.edu) a cover letter that briefly describes their research/scientific background and interest in the position; their CV; and 3 references.

Postdoctoral Researcher - Mechanistic Human Cognition Lab
Posting Date: September 21, 2022

The Damisah lab at Yale University is currently recruiting highly motivated postdoctoral scholars working with intracranial EEG and single-unit recordings to join our research team. Our lab is composed of scientists from a range of academic backgrounds including neuroscience, bioengineering, computer science, cognitive science, and psychology. We seek to create a supportive environment for innovative and rigorous scientific research and all our members’ personal and professional development. We provide access to cutting-edge facilities and excellent opportunities for collaboration with neurology, psychology, and Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine.

Our lab is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms of human complex cognition, including various states of arousal, and the neural correlates of interoceptive feedback during periods of heightened states of arousal, including correlates of threat and emotional valence in humans.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and representative publication(s) to eyiyemisi.damisah@yale.edu

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, computer science, or a related field is required.
  • Proficient MATLAB, Python and/or R programming and data visualization experiences
  • Familiarity with time-frequency analysis in Fieldtrip, MNE, or similar environments

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience with human scalp / icEEG, single-unit recordings, and/or sleep polysomnograms.
  • Strong background in computational modelling of behavioral or neural data
  • Experience with statistics, machine learning and/or brain stimulation

Our project enables unparalleled access to patient populations, studied with various complementary techniques: single and multi-unit neuron recordings, intracranial electroencephalogram, closed-loop recording, and stimulating devices such as DBS, RNS, measures of the autonomic nervous system (heart rate, pupillometry). This invasive human electrophysiology-centric approach combines behavioral tasks, naturalistic behaviors, and computational modeling to ask fundamental questions about human cognition.

Postdoctoral Position at the Yan Biofilm Lab, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Quantitative Biology Institute
Posting Date: September 14, 2022

Lab:  Yan Biofilm Lab, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Quantitative Biology Institute, Yale University

PI: Jing Yan jing.yan@yale.edu

Lab Description:  The Yan Biofilm Lab collaborates with the Olson Lab at Wesleyan University. This interdisciplinary research group works at the interface between microbiology, molecular biology, physics, and engineering. In particular, we are interested in the formation of biofilms, surface-attached bacterial communities embedded in an extracellular matrix.  We combine state-of-art imaging techniques, genetics, crystallography, mechanical measurements, and computer simulations to understand how bacteria build such multicellular communities cell by cell, what unique biomolecules they use to do so, and what characteristics emerge at the level of the collective.  Ultimately, we will use our understanding of bacterial biofilms to solve biofilm-related problems in medicine and in industry and to enhance the use of beneficial biofilms. Check https://yanbiofilmlab.yale.edu/ and http://rolson.faculty.wesleyan.edu/ for more details. 

Job Posting Details:  We are looking for postdoctoral and postbaccalaureate applicants with a solid background in biochemistry and/or bacterial genetics. Experience in microscopy is preferred but not necessary. We look for young creative scientists with an open mind and love for beautiful images and molecules, ready to explore new territories and to collaborate within the group and with other groups.  

Education, Mentoring and Training: Postbaccalaureate researcher working in the Yan lab will be provided with ample mentorship by Dr. Yan and other lab members. The postbaccalaureate researcher will also interact widely with other labs in the MCDB department, the Quantitative Biology Institute, and the Microbiology depart through seminars, retreats, and daily interactions.

Postdoctoral Associate Position on Malaria Genomics and Vaccinology in the Bei Laboratory at the Yale School of Public Health
Posting Date: September 12, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position on Malaria Genomics and Vaccinology in the Bei Laboratory at the Yale School of Public Health

Context

The recent global stall in the reduction of malaria deaths has made the development of a highly effective vaccine essential. A major challenge to developing an efficacious vaccine is the extensive diversity of Plasmodium falciparum antigens. While genetic diversity plays a major role in immune evasion and is a barrier to the development of both natural and vaccine-induced protective immunity, it has been underprioritized in the evaluation of malaria vaccine candidates. For both current and novel candidates, we will test the role of genetic diversity on immune neutralization by creating transgenic parasites by using efficient CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing. These parasite lines will be used to assess the role of specific variants in immune evasion. This project requires the cohesion of genomic sequencing technologies to identify potential candidate antigens and naturally occurring diversity, well-characterized human longitudinal cohorts to follow evolution of infection and immunity, standardized assays to serve as in vitro correlates of immunity, structure-based approaches for vaccine design, and strong ties to both scientists and institutions in endemic countries. Our research team is uniquely positioned to combine these critical requirements to investigate the implications of parasite diversity on the development of protective immunity and vaccine efficacy, an essential factor to accelerate malaria vaccine discovery. This approach fills a critical need in the malaria vaccine development field in that it brings genetic diversity in candidate antigens to the forefront of vaccine candidate.

Eligibility

We are looking for scientists who have completed their PhD and have experience in one or more fields of Molecular Biology, Genetics (including CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing), Genomics, Biochemistry and/or Structural Biology. We are looking for a motivated and collaborative postdoctoral associate excited to be part of a vibrant and cross-continental research team interested in both fundamental and applied questions in Malaria Biology – specifically in questions of host-pathogen interactions, pathogenesis, and malaria vaccinology.

Essential Skills

  • PhD in a relevant subject area 
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies in both experimental and computational areas 
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals independently, with the support of a committed and enthusiastic mentor
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research 
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media 
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project, and science in general!

Exciting Opportunities

  • Combine cutting-edge laboratory techniques in a vibrant and collegial academic setting with the ability to study disease dynamics in real-time in the field
  • Training in genomics, experimental genetics, and biochemistry
  • Opportunities to work at our collaborative field research sites in Senegal, either short or long term
    • If of interest, additional special funding opportunities are available to work for extended periods of time with our vibrant team in Senegal
    • For additional information on this international opportunity, visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/yigh/ghes/

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/112381

Please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining your specific reasons why you want to join us, and a list of 3 references along with their contact information.

For questions, please contact Dr. Bei at amy.bei@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 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and Health Care
Posting Date: September 7, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and Health Care

Yale School of Public Health

Job Description

Applications are welcomed for a NIH-funded postdoctoral position, available immediately. The postdoc will commit to at least 2 years of work under the direction of Dr. Xi Chen in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead projects that deepen our understanding and help address racial and ethnic disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and ADRD-attributable health care. The investigations will take a life course approach and deploy causal inference, machine learning, and other epidemiological methods to nationally representative longitudinal surveys and administrative data. This project is an integral element of a joint research program of investigators at Yale School of Public Health, Yale Program on Aging / Pepper Center, Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Tobin Center for Economic Policy, and Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Our team of investigators includes health economists, biostatisticians, geriatricians, health services researchers, and chronic disease epidemiologists.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate as lead author in high impact publications arising from this work and to communicate findings at major national and international academic events. Strong emphasis will be placed on career development, communication skills, grantsmanship, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Ample training opportunities are available across the Yale campus.

For more information about Professor Xi Chen and his research, visit https://ysph.yale.edu/profile/xi_chen/

Qualifications and Skills

  • Doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, demography, economics, health policy, health care management, computer science, or related quantitative disciplines.
  • Previous experience using Medicare claims data is highly desirable.
  • While not essential, previous experience using survey data linked to Medicare claims, such as National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)-Medicare linked data and Health and Retirement Study (HRS)-Medicare linked data, is ideal.
  • Strong background in statistical modeling and programming skills.

Benefit and Compensation Information

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

Interested candidates should apply online through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/112126

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV and contact information for 3 professional references.

For additional information, please contact Professor Xi Chen (chen.research.team@gmail.com).

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.

Vascular Biology Postdoctoral Research Position Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine
Posting Date: September 7, 2022

Vascular Biology Postdoctoral Research Position

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ric Pierce. Research in the Pierce group focuses on how blood vessels become dysfunctional in the setting of acute critical illness. Ultimately, we want to understand how to treat these processes to reduce death and disability in children. Our work is highly translational, with research questions arising directly from critically ill children. We are highly collaborative, working with many medical and scientific subspecialties to solve clinical problems that will ultimately improve the health of children. Check us out at: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/pierce/ and on Twitter @Pierce_Vasc_Lab

We are seeking highly self-motivated applicants with competence in standard cellular and molecular biology techniques. Training in human cell culture, as well as more specific assays utilized by our lab, will be provided as needed. As a core member of the Pierce lab, you will be expected to work at the bench, interpret data, and troubleshoot experiments independently. Personal drive for independent investigation, creativity, and excellent communication skills are expected, and we will help develop these skills during training. Information about salary, benefits, and career development opportunities can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

          Yale‘s Department of Pediatrics (https://medicine.yale.edu/pediatrics/research/),Vascular Biology and Therapeutics (https://medicine.yale.edu/vbt/) and Human and Translational Immunology (https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/programs/hti/) Programs are unique, highly supportive and collaborative environments which combine the investigative strengths of outstanding laboratory-based faculty with strong interdisciplinary clinical teams. We will help you achieve your goals by continuous professional development and regular career progression sessions along with participation in seminars, annual retreats, and programs within Pediatrics, VBT, HTI and Yale School of Medicine. This is an excellent and supportive environment for a highly motivated candidate. Grant and manuscript writing classes, mentorship seminars, near-peer workgroups and other opportunities are available to assist with professional development and are expected aspects of training.

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience and Neuroimmunology (Favuzzi Lab)
Posting Date: September 6, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience and Neuroimmunology (Favuzzi Lab)

The Favuzzi lab in the Department of Neuroscience & Wu Tsai Institute at Yale University is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with expertise in-vivo two photon imaging and optogenetics. The lab (favuzzilab.com) studies neuroimmune interactions and brain wiring, including understanding how microglia interact with neurons and synapses in health and disease. We tackle our research questions by combining molecular approaches (e.g. spatial transcriptomics) and in vivo imaging in mouse models. For an example of previous work see https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(21)00753-4.pdf

The ideal candidate will have a background in vivo optical physiology and a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering or related disciplines (or will graduate within the next 6 months).

You will have the opportunity to apply your previous skills to neuroimmune interactions as well as expand your skillset and be trained in multi-omics molecular approaches.

In addition to scientific and technical training, we will be truly committed to your success and will support you in your next career step.

We value inclusion, motivation, creativity, reliability and honesty. If this resonates with you, reach out to Emilia Favuzzi at emilia.favuzzi@yale.edu with your CV and a one-page description of research interests.

The position is initially for a period of 1 year, with possible multi-year renewal. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Development and Science Writing (Giraldez Laboratory)
Posting Date: August 31, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Development and Science Writing
 In the Giraldez Laboratory
Yale University School of Medicine

The Giraldez laboratory at Yale University is looking to fill a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Development and Science Writing. This is a unique opportunity to train in the field of academic research development, scientific strategy, and grant-writing. The position will provide key strategic support to further the directions, funding, and impact of the lab’s research on mechanisms of gene regulation in early embryonic development. 

About you:
We seek an individual with a PhD in the life sciences who is motivated, reliable, flexible, and who can work both independently and within a team. Knowledge and experience in developmental biology, genomics, epigenetics and/or chromatin biology is required as well as excellent writing, editing, communication, and organizational skills. The successful applicant will thrive in the scientific, cultural, and intellectual diversity that fosters a strong sense of collegiality and community in the Giraldez lab and the Department of Genetics generally.

About the role:

The successful applicant will be fully integrated in the Giraldez lab and will report directly to Prof. Antonio Giraldez. The primary responsibilities of the role are:  

  • To work with other trainees, staff, and faculty in the preparation of new and ongoing investigator-led funding proposals
  • To work with other trainees, staff, and faculty in the preparation of new and ongoing manuscript submissions 
  • To provide strategic advice regarding individual research directions and emerging research projects

The successful applicant will interface with the Office for Strategic Research Development (ORSD) in the Department of Genetics for ongoing training, mentorship, and professional development. Under the leadership of the Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair, ORSD provides strategic support to faculty across a range of initiatives designed to support their scientific and professional growth. 

About us:
The successful applicant will join a vibrant community of exceptional scientists who recognize the fundamental importance of diversity as a key driver of innovation in science. The Giraldez lab is rich in thoughts and ideas and driven by curiosity, passion, and the pursuit of scientific discovery. Our lab members are open, collegial, and committed to supporting each other’s scientific and professional growth.

Qualifications:
Candidates should hold a PhD in one of the life sciences and good working knowledge across developmental biology, genomics, epigenetics and/or chromatin biology. Candidates must have outstanding written communication skills and be highly organized with the demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Prior experience in writing and/or editorial is not required however will be considered favorably.

Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in this position must apply via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/108859. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications should contain a cover letter describing your motivation for the position and relevant experience, your CV, a short, easily digestible summary of a recent paper of interest, and the contact information of three individuals to provide letters of recommendation to the attention of Professor Antonio Giraldez. Applicants will also be required to answer a set of questions pertaining to diversity and inclusion in Interfolio. All inquiries should be addressed to antonio.giraldez@yale.edu

 

The Department of Genetics is dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity. Please refer to the official Yale University statement on diversity and inclusion, accessible here: https://medicine.yale.edu/diversity/

Postdoctoral Positions in Structural Virology (Xiong Lab)
Posting Date: August 26, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions in Structural Virology

Joint postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yong Xiong in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. The Xiong lab is investigating host-viral interactions and intracellular transport of viruses using a variety of techniques including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo electron tomography (cryo-ET), biochemistry and biophysics, and computational biology. For more information, please visit: http://xiong.yale.edu.

The Xiong lab is part of the Center for Structural Biology at Yale, which has a long tradition of research excellence and a stimulating environment from world-renowned groups and exciting young investigators. Yale has state-of-art cryo-EM facilities housing Titan Krios, Glacios and Talos L120C microscopes, as well as Aquilos and Aquilos2 cryo-FIB systems. In addition, a major new cryo-EM/cryo-ET facility with multiple additional microscopes is being established in the newly constructed Yale Science Building where the Xiong lab is located.

The position will be fully funded by Yale University in accordance with NIH guidelines. The candidate should have expertise or have strong ability to learn cryo-EM/cryo-ET, and should be highly motivated for career development in structural biology. Experience in molecular biology and protein/nucleic acid biochemistry would be a plus.

Please send a CV, a one-page research experience summary and contact information of three references to: yong.xiong@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral Position in Structural Biology (Bleichert/Glazer Labs)
Posting Date: August 23, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Structural Biology (Bleichert/Glazer Labs)

The Bleichert and Glazer labs (https://www.bleichertlab.org/) in the Departments of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, goal-driven, and team-oriented postdoctoral associate with a strong background in biochemistry and/or structural biology to study the cell penetration mechanism of a tumor-targeting DNA autoantibody. This position will allow the candidate to leverage the expertise of both labs in structural biology, tumor biology, and the pre-clinical development of cancer therapeutics to improve the efficacy of this autoantibody for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications. The project will include collaborative work with the biotechnology company, Gennao Bio and provides an exciting opportunity to conduct research at the interface between academia and industry.

Interested candidates should have recently finished or will soon complete their PhD degree and have a strong research track record. The successful applicant will possess a collaborative team spirit and should have prior experience in recombinant protein purification and structural biology.

Qualified candidates should send their CV, a cover letter describing past and future research interests, and the contact information for two to three references to Dr. Franziska Bleichert (franziska.bleichert@yale.edu) and Dr. Peter Glazer (peter.glazer@yale.edu). To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by September 15, 2022.

Postdoctoral Position in Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions (Laurent-Rolle lab)
Posting Date: August 23, 2022
Postdoctoral Position in Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions
Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
 
The Laurent-Rolle lab at Yale University, New Haven, CT is now accepting applications for Postdoctoral associates in the area of host-pathogen-vector interactions to start as soon as possible.
 
We are interested in how RNA viruses evade the host immune system and how host-responses to virus infections prevent or enhance infections. There are multiple ongoing projects that are interdisciplinary and highly collaborative including studies on SARS-CoV-2, Zika virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. Specifically, we are interested in 1) the mechanisms of actions of interferon stimulated genes in host resistance to viral infections, 2) dissecting the molecular mechanisms utilized by pathogenic viruses
to antagonize host immune responses, 3) the development of vaccines and novel therapeutics against viral infections, and 4) identifying biomarkers of viral infections for early diagnosis.
 
Eligible candidates should have, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or M.D in immunology, virology, cell biology, molecular biology, or related fields. Highly motivated individuals with experience in innate immunity, protein biochemistry, and animal experimentation are encouraged to apply.
 
Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining why you think this lab would be a good fit for you, a CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Maudry Laurent-Rolle at maudry.laurentrolle@yale.edu. The subject of the email should be “Postdoctoral Position in Host-Pathogen-Vector Interaction”.
 
Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. 
Remote Sensing Postdoc Position (Urbanization and Global Change Lab)
Posting Date: August 18, 2022

The Urbanization and Global Change Lab at Yale (http://urbanization.yale.edu) has an opening for a two-year postdoc to work on a NASA-funded project using Multi-Decadal and Multi-Scale imagery to characterize temporal trends in urban tree canopy and urban heat islands for the state of Connecticut.  The postdoc will be responsible for developing algorithms to assess time series of remote sensing data to assess trends in average UHI intensity. Familiarity with Landsat, MODIS and time series analysis required.  The postdoc will work closely with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) who will use the results to implement state-wide policies regarding environmental justice, including prioritizing interventions for at-risk communities. Project outputs will also help CT DEEP’s Urban Forestry Program to identify communities for targeted urban forestry investment to mitigate urban heat and increase the wellness of EJ communities, especially mental and physical health. The postdoc will also work with the Urban Resources Initiative (URI), the contractor for New Haven’s tree planting. URI will use the output to identify neighborhoods and communities most at greatest risk of UHI impacts to prioritize street tree planting.

A Ph.D. in geography, remote sensing, earth system science, engineering, or a related field is required. The postdoc must be in residence at Yale and have expertise in remote sensing of urban vegetation and UHI. Preferred skills and experience include: HPC computing; developing efficient codes; computer programing (e.g., Matlab, Fortran, Python, R or C); handling very large data sets efficiently; track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals; experience with GEE and GitHub; expertise with Landsat and MODIS data. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, along with a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment. 

Interested applicants should email Karen Seto (karen.seto@yale.edu) with “NASA EJ postdoc” in the subject line, a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two references. 

 
Machine Learning Methods for Large-Scale Immune Profiling (Van Dijk/Iwasaki Labs)
Posting Date: August 16, 2022

Machine Learning Methods for Large-Scale Immune Profiling (Van Dijk/Iwasaki Labs)

A postdoctoral position with joint affiliation in the School of Medicine and Department of Computer Science is available in the lab of Dr. David van Dijk for a motivated candidate interested in machine learning for biomedical data.

The work will be in collaboration with the lab of world-renowned immunologist Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, who will supply the large datasets for this project. The candidate will develop new machine learning methods and apply these to large-scale immune profiling data to derive insights into human disease. In line with prior work of the lab, the research output will be published at both Computer Science conferences (e.g.: ICML, NeurIPS) as well as in biomedical journals (e.g.: Nature Biotech).

Qualifications:

  • Background in CS, Math, Physics, Engineering or Computational Biology

  • Interest but no prior experience in biology or medicine required

Computational methods:

  • Graph neural networks

  • Geometric deep learning

  • Computer Vision

  • Signal processing

  • Transformers / Self-attention / NLP

  • Manifold learning

  • Self-supervised learning

  • Explainable AI

  • Causal Inference

Biomedical applications:

  • Large-scale immune profiling

  • Single-cell RNA sequencing

  • Spatial transcriptomics

  • Multiplexed perturbation

  • Biomedical imaging

Please contact: david.vandijk@yale.edu

https://www.vandijklab.org/

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

 
Postdoctoral position - Yale Liver Center (Vilarinho Lab)
Posting Date: August 16, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD at Yale Liver Center.

The Vilarinho lab at Yale Liver Center is seeking highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are passionate about advancing the cellular and molecular understanding of liver function in health and disease with the goal to identify novel therapeutic targets and interventions.

Our laboratory is interested in using human genetics and genomics paired with highly informative cohorts of patients to discover new liver disease genes. Using cell based and mouse models as well as biochemistry we study how a mutant gene causes the liver phenotype. Thus, by uncovering new liver disease genes, we provide a diagnosis leading to new therapeutic options, and we gain new insight into liver biology. For more information, please see: https://www.vilarinholab.org.

Successful candidates should have backgrounds in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics or other related fields. Individuals with a track record of publications, training in cell culture, molecular biology and/or bioinformatics are a great fit. Experience in proteomics and/or iPSC biology are a plus! Recent PhD graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Liver Center provides a stimulating and resourceful training environment, as well as many collaborative opportunities. In addition, our team values the power and importance of Mentorship and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment to grow as a scientist.

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. We look forward to hearing from you!

Postdoctoral Associate (Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center)
Posting Date: August 11, 2022

Posting Date: August 10, 2022

Closing date: August 26, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Yale School of Medicine

Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in the Department of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate, interested in gaining clinical research experience in epilepsy, neuroinflammation, and status epilepticus clinical trials.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Recent graduate from medical school (MD) or graduate school (PhD).
  • Research experience is strongly preferred but not required. Mentoring and courses are provided as needed for principles of experimental design, problem-solving, writing, and data analysis.
  • Prior experience in a medical setting is preferred.
  • Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written, are mandatory.
  • Experience with database management is preferred, especially REDCap.
  • Prior experience in a clinical setting is preferred. Ability to multitask clinical trial coordination (setup to fulfillment), liaising between academic entities and pharmaceutical companies, medical writing, governmental and regulatory affairs, event organization, project management, coordination of international teams, multicultural integration, and project execution.

The selected candidate will be the primary study coordinator for the NORSE study (New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus) The NORSE/ FIRES Open Biorepository, and other activities related to the NORSE Institute and its research and educational initiatives, including international symposia about twice per year. The candidate will participate in other research projects as well. There are ample opportunities for attending daily educational conferences in the department of Neurology and the epilepsy center and for shadowing attending physicians in the clinic and on hospital rounds.

The ideal candidate will commit to two to four years. However, post-doctoral fellowships are based on one-year contracts that are renewable each year based on performance. Funding exists for this position for several years, with projects planned for at least the next 4 years.

Yale provides an outstanding environment for conducting successful and rigorous postdoctoral training toward obtaining an independent research position. Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in the Department of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine is highly active and involves interdisciplinary collaborations across multiple academic units including the divisions of neuroimmunology and neurocritical care within the Department of Neurology, and the Departments of Neuroscience, Genetics, Psychology, Psychiatry, Computer Science, Statistics & Data Science, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and more. The Wu Tsai Institute, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, and the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology provide excellent opportunities for training and cross-disciplinary dialogue.

Yale and our labs are highly committed to promoting diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Women, person with disabilities, protected veterans, and individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should e-mail their applications to lawrence.hirsch@yale.edu or Margaret.gopaul@yale.edu. The application should include: (1) CV; (2) a one-page description of research interests; (3) contact information for 3 referees. Please note: applications should be submitted by the closing date of August 26, 2022. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse
Posting Date: August 9, 2022

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Division of Substance Abuse

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine invites applications for a 2-year T32-supported postdoctoral position.  The fellow will be involved in research focused on developing medications to reduce alcohol drinking behaviors. We have one available position with a start date ranging from now until the position is filled.

The postdoctoral fellow will primarily be involved in a project focused on testing novel medications for reducing alcohol drinking behaviors using experimental human alcohol drinking paradigms. The project is funded  through the NIAAA funded Center for Translational Neuroscience on Alcoholism (CTNA).  The postdoctoral fellow will have also access to training on tobacco regulatory science and the opportunity to participate in experimental and epidemiological research on tobacco products.

Competitive candidates should have: 1) a PhD in clinical or experimental psychology or neuroscience, 2) a strong research background; 3) interest in pursuing an academic career; 4) interest/experience in  alcohol research. Strong data analytical skills would be appreciated but not required.

Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to participate in core seminars on research and data analytic methods, grant development, and professional development as well as in seminars and colloquia that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in addiction and tobacco regulatory science. Fellows are eligible to apply for pilot funds through affiliated Center grants and will have an opportunity to conduct independent research under the mentorship of Drs. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin and Stephanie O’Malley.

To apply: Applicants should email a CV, a statement of interests that outlines their qualifications, research interests, and future goals, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin at suchitra.krishnan-sarin@yale.edu. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Postdoc Position (Calderwood Lab)
Posting Date: August 9, 2022

Postdoc Position (Calderwood Lab)

Postdoc positions are immediately available in the Calderwood Lab, Dept. of Pharmacology,
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

The Calderwood lab is seeking a postdoc 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.

Vascular Biology Postdoctoral Research Position (Goodwin Lab)
Posting Date: August 5, 2022

Vascular Biology Postdoctoral Research Position (Goodwin Lab)

Department of Pediatrics/Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Goodwin. Research in the Goodwin lab focuses on steroid microenvironments in particular tissues including endothelial cell and podocytes as well as states of vascular inflammation such as atherosclerosis. Mechanistically we are investigating the regulation of Wnt signaling and its modulation by tissue-specific glucocorticoid receptors. Our work is highly translational and we work at the intersection of cardiovascular and renal disease, tackling several areas of clinically relevant investigation. Additional information can be found here: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/goodwin/.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with competence in standard cellular and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, microscopy, RNA and DNA protein isolation and FACS analysis. Work with mouse models will be required. Experience in next-gen sequencing and/or related data analysis is highly desired, but not required. As a core member of the Goodwin lab, you will be expected to work at the bench, interpret data, and troubleshoot experiments independently. Due to the translational aspect of our research, a desire for increasing independence, creativity, and excellent communication skills are required. Information about salary, benefits, and career development opportunities can be found at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

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

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Julie Goodwin, MD at the following address:  Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064 or via email to Julie.goodwin@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position – Pathology (Liu Lab)
Posting Date: August 2, 2022

Postdoctoral Position – Pathology (Liu Lab)

Dr. Yang Liu’s Lab in Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology is seeking one motivated postdoctoral associate to work on spatial omics technique development and applications to pathological disease.

This newly established Lab mainly focused on development of spatial based omics techniques (Transcriptome, proteome, epigenome, etc..) and the application of techniques to study tumor microenvironments, neurological disease, and microbiome. The successful candidate will be working on cutting edge biotechnique development and collaboration with pathological groups to understand disease in different omics level. For most recent publications, please refer to https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kNTrq_EAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

The candidate was expected to be trained in one of the fields including, bioanalytical chemistry, molecular and cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, biomedical engineering, genetics or a related field. Interested candidates can email the curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing your qualification and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to: yang.liu.yl2224@yale.edu.

The position is immediately available and selected candidate can start ASAP.

Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street

New Haven, CT 06520

Email: yang.liu.yl2224@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate in LCA and MFA for Wood Products (Yao Lab)
Posting Date: July 25, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate in LCA and MFA for Wood Products

Available at Yale University

The Yao Lab at the Center for Industrial Ecology has a postdoc associate position available for conducting environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) of wood products in Brazil. This project is part of the emerging concept of bioeconomy that the Yao Lab has been focusing on.  The postdoc will work in an interdisciplinary research team that includes industrial ecologists, forest ecologists, social scientists, and soil scientists. The overall research project will examine the potential synergies of industrial reforestation for wood products with secondary forest regrowth. This postdoc position will develop LCA and MFA models to understand the climate implications of different pathways of silvicultural prescription and wood utilization.

Key tasks:

  1. Conducting LCA and MFA for different wood products, including pulp and paper, mass timber and other long-lived wood products.
  2. Couple the LCA and MFA of wood products with forest dynamic models to understand the carbon fluxes associated with different carbon pools.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources, engineering, and other related fields.
  • Experience with LCA and MFA of wood products demonstrated by peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Past research related to Brazil or other regions in the Americas is preferred
  • Rich knowledge in forest carbon accounting, wood products and pulp and paper production
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate with researchers in different disciplines

Interested candidates should email the following materials to Dr. Yuan Yao, y.yao@yale.edu. Please use “Postdoc Application for LCA and MFA Wood Products” as the subject of your email.  

  • A single PDF file consisting of a cover letter and a detailed CV. The cover letter should include a statement summarizing past research experience and future research interests, and a brief explanation of your interest in and qualification for the position.
  • Provide the names and contact information for three references
  • Copies of up to 3 relevant publications in PDF.

More about the Yao Lab (https://yao.research.yale.edu/) in the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University (https://cie.research.yale.edu/).

Postdoctoral Position in RNA-splicing and Systems Biology
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

A Postdoctoral Position in RNA-splicing and Systems Biology 

RNA-Splicing and Systems Biology

The Robinson lab (Yale Cancer Center Department of Therapeutic Radiology) is seeking a computationally focused postdoctoral candidate with expertise in bioinformatic analysis including analysis and visualization of bulk RNA-seq and related whole genome assays (single cell RNA-seq, DNA mutation analysis, etc.) to join our translational research team.

Dr. Robinson is a physician scientist radiation oncologist who leads Yale’s inpatient radiation oncology consult service with clinical expertise in hematologic and central nervous system cancers. The lab has a translational focus with a goal to drive clinically-meaningful research to improve the treatment of patients with cancer through the lens of mRNA splicing diagnostics, prognostics, and therapeutics, particularly immune and cellular therapies. Work conducted in the lab has led to the identification of potential splicing-mediated mechanisms of resistance to CAR T-cell therapy in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, in which Dr. Robinson has pioneered the use of bridging radiation therapy. Applicants with an interest in making a difference in cancer care are encouraged to apply.

Education, Qualifications and Skills:

Required:

  • MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees
  • Expertise/experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, or statistics
  • Ability to work collaboratively with experimental postdoctoral fellows and scientists, computational biologists, graduate students, and other trainees in the laboratory.
  • Prior experience in bulk genomic/transcriptomic analysis
  • Expertise in basic data visualization
  • Basic computational biology expertise
  • Basic systems biology expertise

Highly desired:

  • Expertise in RNA-splicing
  • Advanced computational biology skills including motif searching, machine learning, and high-dimensional data visualization skills
  • Single-cell transcriptomic analysis
  • Whole exome sequencing analysis
  • Basic background in cancer biology
  • Manuscript writing

Interested candidates should email Timothy Robinson (timothy.j.robinson@yale.edu – note the “j”) and Amy Likens (amy.likens@yale.edu) with a CV, statement of interest and contact information for 2-3 references.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Postdoctoral Researchers (Foxman Lab)
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

The Foxman lab is seeking postdoctoral researchers to join our team. Our laboratory investigates the body’s natural mechanisms of defense against respiratory viruses, using both laboratory experiments and analysis of patient samples. Our goal is to uncover fundamental mechanisms of innate immunity and to use these discoveries to find new ways to detect, prevent, and treat viral respiratory infections. Our mission includes training a creative, diverse and inclusive scientific workforce to tackle the human health challenges of the future.

Post-doctoral candidates with a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree and interest in immunology, virology, epithelial or neutrophil biology, or computational biology are invited to apply. Currently there are opportunities for training both basic science and translational research. Basic science projects focus on identifying cellular and molecular mechanisms of antiviral defense that alter the course of human respiratory virus infections. Translational research focuses on development of new methods to detect and categorize airway infections. Experimental approaches include primary cell culture and virology, and transcriptomic, proteomic, and epigenetic analyses of human primary cells and clinical samples and analysis of clinical data. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, post-docs participate in wide array of opportunities to present their work, both formally and informally, and learn about others’ science within the Departments of Immunobiology and Laboratory Medicine at Yale.

Please contact ellen.foxman@yale.edu with a statement of interest. Learn more about our research at https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/foxman/

Postdoctoral Positions - Surgery Otolaryngology (Zhao Lab)
Posting Date: July 20, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions in Yale Medical School

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in Dr. Hong-Bo Zhao’s lab at the Department of Surgery – Otolaryngology, Yale University Medical School to study:

  1. Gene therapy for Cx26 (GJB2) mutation induced hearing loss, which is No 1 deafness for gene mutations induced hearing loss and responsible for >50% of nonsyndromic hearing loss in clinic.  Our lab is one of leading lab in the world in study of inner ear gap junctional functions and deafness mechanisms of GJB2 deficiency induced hearing loss.
  2. Treatment and mechanism of cochlear synaptopathy for noise-induced hearing loss.
  3. Hearing functional changes in Alzheimer’s disease development and progression. 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Hearing Sciences, or other related fields. Applicants from other non-hearing neuroscience fields also welcome. Applicants should be motivated and productive. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the studies and techniques mentioned above, in particular, in gene therapy, molecular biology, gene sequencing, and working knowledge of the auditory system. Initial appointment will be for 1-2 years with possible extension based on performance. Postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend and benefits consistent with current NIH guidelines and university policies. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to Dr. Hongbo Zhao hong-bo.zhao@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position - Systems Neuroscience (Nandy and Jadi Labs)
Posting Date: July 13, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Systems Neuroscience at Yale University

The Nandy lab and the Jadi lab in the Departments of Neuroscience & Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate, to investigate the neural mechanisms of perception and attention.

Applicants with the following skills are particularly encouraged to apply: (a) research background in systems or computational neuroscience, (b) expertise in electrophysiology in behaving animals, and/or (c) highly quantitative data analytic skills (possibly including computational modelling). The candidate will carry out high-density multi-areal electrophysiological recordings while animals are engaged in attention-demanding visual tasks. The individual will be required to train animals, generate electrophysiological data, and perform advanced statistical data analyses and modelling in a highly collaborative research environment.

The position is initially for a period of 1 year, with scope for multi-year renewal subject to satisfactory progress. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Yale provides an outstanding environment for conducting successful and rigorous postdoctoral training toward obtaining an independent research position. The neuroscience community at Yale is highly active and involves interdisciplinary collaborations across multiple academic units including the Departments of Neuroscience, Psychology, Psychiatry, Computer Science, Statistics & Data Science, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and more. The Wu Tsai Institute, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, and the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology provide excellent opportunities for training and cross-disciplinary dialog.

Yale and our labs are highly committed to promoting diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Women, person with disabilities, protected veterans, individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should e-mail their applications to anirvan.nandy@yale.edu. The application should include: (1) CV; (2) a one-page description of research interests; (3) contact information for 3 referees.

Postdoctoral position in Mechanobiology and Tissue Engineering (Mak Lab)
Posting Date: July 6, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanobiology and Tissue Engineering

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Associate - CryoEM (Navaratnam Lab)
Posting Date: June 27, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN CRYOEM AT YALE

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in cryoEM with appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Depts of Surgery, Neurology and Physiology. As part of our team, the Postdoctoral Associate will work on determining the voltage mediated structural changes in prestin, the membrane based outer hair cell motor protein responsible for electromotility, and its interactions with cytoskeletal proteins. Postdoctoral associates will join an exciting research environment in new state-of-the-art facilities with a large cryoEM group (https://cryoem.yale.edu). Facilities include a Titan Krios 300kV microscope equipped with a Gatan K3 camera

The successful candidate will also work in close collaboration with the Sigworth and Rudnik labs at Yale and the Beckstein lab at ASU and will be responsible for purifying proteins, data collection analysis and model building, writing up results and presenting findings. This multi-year, full-time position offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of researchers and requires creativity, good writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning September 1, 2022, materials should be submitted no later than August 1, 2022.

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit

A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

3 names of references

To: Dr. Dhasakumar Navaratnam (dhasakumar.navaratnam@@yale.edu) and Dr. Joseph Santos-Sacchi (joseph.santos-sacchi@yale.edu).

Postdoctoral Associate - Medicine Infectious Diseases (Springer Lab)
Posting Date: June 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases

Yale School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to work on studies that focus on the intersection of infectious disease and substance use with a particular focus on those with justice involvement.

The candidate will work primarily with Dr. Sandra Springer on multiple NIH-funded research studies that aim to bring treatment to people who are living with, or at risk for acquiring, HIV and substance use disorders through mobile health interventions and peer navigation. They will have opportunities to gain experience in: research design, implementation, and oversight; community-based research including mobile health care interventions; quantitative and qualitative research; and implementation science. The candidate will also participate in grant writing and have the opportunity to author, and contribute to, manuscripts.

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Position - Digestive Diseases, Liver Biology (Dr. Mehal)
Posting Date: June 17, 2022

Post-doctoral Position Open in the Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, in the Laboratory of Dr. Wajahat Mehal.

This is a postdoctoral position in liver biology focusing on liver inflammation and fibrosis. As a part of the Yale Liver center core, the lab members have access to the Morphology cores with State-of-the-art cell and molecular imaging facilities. During this time, the successful applicant will obtain further training on in vivo models as well as a range of cell and molecular biology techniques.

The candidate will be expected to have a PhD., with experience in cellular and molecular biology preferably but not related to liver pathophysiology, and have the capacity for independent evaluation of the literature. Prior knowledge in cell culture techniques, primary cell isolation/culture, flow cytometry and imaging techniques would be an added advantage.

Please send CV’s to: wajahat.mehal@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Associate - Yale Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) School of Medicine
Posting Date: June 14, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in the Yale Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT): Division of General Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Location: New Haven, CT

Description: A full-time Postdoctoral Association position is available as part of the Yale Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) within the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. The candidate will be mentored by Drs. Joseph S. Ross and Reshma Ramachandran.

Position Details: Successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience from Drs. Ross and Ramachandran who direct Yale CRIT as well as collaborators across campus at the Yale School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Law as well as academics at other institutions on projects at the intersection of regulatory science, epidemiology, health economics, and health policy. The position will focus on the evaluation of FDA regulation of health technologies on patient outcomes and payer decisions as well as spending.

As part of Yale CRIT, candidates will also have an opportunity to receive training in the translation and dissemination of research findings into actionable policy recommendations to various audiences including policymakers, collaborating organizations, and the public. Successful candidates will also be expected to lead 1-2 research projects that will be published in high-impact medical journals. For examples of prior CRIT projects, please see: https://law.yale.edu/centers-workshops/collaboration-research-integrity-and-transparency-crit/our-work

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

1.            PhD/ScD/MD or equivalent degree and years of experience in epidemiology, econometrics (particularly around cost-effectiveness analyses), and pharmaceutical or medical device policy

2.            Strong background in epidemiological/statistical methods, including coursework and research experience in causal inference and evidence synthesis.

3.            Programming experience using large datasets (e.g., R, SAS, STATA).

4.            Strong written and oral communication skills.

5.            Experience in translation and dissemination of research findings to broader audiences is preferred, but not required.

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

Application Instructions

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

Applications and questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Reshma Ramachandran [reshma.ramachandran@yale.edu]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Position - Digestive Diseases (Shung Lab)
Posting Date: June 9, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the Section of Digestive Diseases, in the laboratory of Dennis Shung, MD, MHS, PhD.

This is a postdoctoral position at the Human+Artificial Intelligence Lab. This lab is seeking highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are passionate about advancing the use of machine learning in supporting and enhancing human presence in clinical care. The HAIM lab in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine provides a stimulating training environment and interdisciplinary opportunities to collaborate with physician data scientists and clinical informaticians. Our laboratory is interested in developing, validating, and studying novel machine learning methods with multimodal data (electronic health record, image, and other data sources) to develop, validate, and implement robust machine learning algorithms to provide risk prediction for clinical decision support. We are also interested in developing and using machine learning tools for dynamic electronic health record phenotyping to target clinical care pathways and exploring methods to understand and test for disparities in care when using machine learning algorithms.  

The postdoctoral training will involve programming, statistical analysis, algorithmic development, implementation science, clinical informatics, human factors and usability testing across multiple settings. There will regular presentation at weekly lab meetings, presentations with affiliated research groups, figure and manuscript preparation, as well as mentoring and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Successful candidates should have backgrounds in statistics and programming. Individuals with a track record of publications, training in clinical informatics, signal processing, natural language processing are strongly encouraged to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a statement of why you are interested in the lab to dennis.shung@yale.edu.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow – Neurology NIH T32 (Spudich/Lichtman)
Posting Date: June 7, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow – Neurology NIH T32 (Spudich/Lichtman)

The School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology unexpectedly has an available training slot beginning on or before June 30, 2022 for its T32 post-doctoral research fellowship program, the Yale Clinical and Epidemiology Research in Neurology (CERN) Training Program. The program encompasses clinical, epidemiologic, and translational investigation in a broad range of research topics that encompass research relevant to the central or peripheral nervous system, from specific neurological disorders such as stroke, neuroinflammatory diseases, dementia and epilepsy to more generally neurology-relevant areas such as health and disorders of aging, mental health, sleep, etc. Adult or pediatric oriented research is welcome. Please consider proposing any individuals who may fit these program themes. Faculty mentors or T32 eligible candidates (MD or PhD post-graduate investigators who are eligble for NIH training funding) should contact the T32 Contact PI, Dr. Serena Spudich, for further discussion.

Postdoctoral Position - epigenetic dysregulation mechanisms in gastrointestinal cancers (Ahuja lab)
Posting Date: June 2, 2022

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

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

We are looking for motivated individuals interested in studying the molecular, cellular, and epigenetic dysregulation of gastrointestinal cancers and other disorders. Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences, molecular/cell biology, genetics or related fields. The candidate should be self-motivated and have a proven track record of productivity. Experience in RNA biology, epigenetic techniques, CRISPR and other gene editing techniques, immune-priming using epigenetic drugs, and analyzing genomic data sets will be an advantage. Candidates with a PhD in epigenetics would be given preference; however, candidates with 1 to 2 years of post-doctoral experience with a strong focus in epigenetics would also be considered. Any relevant experience in chromatin modulation biology will be plus. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to work collaboratively.

We are also looking for a lab manager with masters and minimum 2-3 years of experience with basic molecular and cell biology expertise and animal experience will be a plus.

Qualified applicants should email the application package (statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three referees) as a single pdf document. To apply or any other questions regarding the position please directly contact Anup Sharma (anup.sharma@yale.edu)  for consideration.

Postdoctoral Position - cell death Dept of Pathology (Katz Lab)
Posting Date: June 2, 2022

Postdoctoral Position:
Accomplished PhD graduates seeking postdoctoral fellowship training in programmed cell death are invited to apply to the Katz Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at Yale University.  Cell death signaling pathways are critical to diseases of cellular excess such as cancer and diseases of cellular loss such as neurodegeneration.  Recent work has focused on the understudied BCL-2 family member, BOK, and its role in the formation of mitochondrial associated membranes (MAMs).  Big picture questions of interest include (1) how cell death programs regulate immune-silent vs. immune-stimulatory programs, (2) how multiple different forms of cell death cross-talk with each other, and (3) how cell death proteins balance their death-regulatory functions with “day-jobs” that maintain normal cellular homeostasis.

Successful candidates will be trained to develop an independent research career under the mentorship of Dr. Katz.  Motivated candidates with strong written and verbal skills and expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, live cell imaging, and/or flow cytometry preferred.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter stating your qualifications and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references via e-mail to:  Samuel.katz@yale.edu

Samuel Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine
310 Cedar Street, LH 315B
New Haven, CT 06510

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity among its students, faculty and staff and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Postdoctoral Associate - Techno-Economic Analysis of Recycling Systems
Posting Date: May 31, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate, Techno-Economic Analysis of Recycling Systems

A position for a Postdoctoral Associate is available at the Center for Industrial Ecology at the Yale School of the Environment. The U.S. recycling industry is in the process of undergoing a major transformation, triggered by a combination of technological advances, updated trade policies, and an increased interest in circular economy solutions. AI-supported robotics is one such novel technology, used in different design setups in material recovery facilities (MRFs), and the focus of a broader research project into which this research is embedded. The interdisciplinary project team develops improved AI and robotics technology, studies human-technology interactions, and develops scenarios of future recycling systems. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct a techno-economic analysis (TEA) of different MRF sizes and designs to analyze the tradeoffs of sorting efficiencies, cost, and workforce implications. Ideally, the TEA incorporates outputs from the other team members. The Postdoctoral Associate will work under supervision of Professor Marian Chertow and Dr. Barbara Reck.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in industrial ecology, environmental and/or sustainability sciences, engineering, applied economics, or a similar discipline. Familiarity with the waste management industry, MRFs, and TEA are strongly encouraged. Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English are expected. The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position shall be filled as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed starting June 23, 2022 until the position is filled. Prior to applying, candidates should explore websites for the Yale School of the Environment (http://environment.yale.edu) and the Center for Industrial Ecology (http://cie.research.yale.edu). Required materials should be submitted to barbara.reck@yale.edu and include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of research, 4) writing sample (one publication), 5) names and contact information of 3 references.

LOCATION

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

START DATE

July 1, 2022 (or as soon as possible)

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track appointment with possibility of extension. Annual salary is competitive and depends upon education and experience. The position includes medical and dental benefits and paid time off.

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

Postdoctoral Fellow - Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology NIH T32 (Bucala)
Posting Date: May 27, 2022

The School of Medicine’s Section of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology will have an available training slot beginning on September 1, 2022 for its T32 post-doctoral research fellowship program. The program covers a broad range of research topics that encompass the immunologic and molecular basis of autoimmunity and inflammation, mechanisms of tissue damage and repair, role of aging, and clinical and epidemiological studies of musculoskeletal diseases. Please consider proposing any individuals who may fit these program themes. We have attached a copy of the application, which is due on July 1, 2022 to Rick Bucala (Richard.Bucala@Yale.edu).

Postdoctoral Associate - Sustainable Assessments Team Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Posting Date: May 27, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE – Sustainable SEL Assessments Team

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

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the Sustainable SEL Assessments to work on a multi-year project, Fostering Students of Color and Their Educators to Thrive Through Sustainable SEL Assessment (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; PIs Dr. Christina Cipriano and Jessica Hoffmann).  The discourse of emotions in schools are situated within the politics and power of the education system, a system whose policies and practices have historically oppressed and marginalized Black students’ academic and social emotional development through the propagation of inequitable, inaccessible, and punitive exclusionary educational practices fueled by oppressive school-based assessment methodologies. The purpose of this project is to investigate how the Digital SEAD and School Climate Toolkit SEL assessments work practically in schools to support thriving learning environments for students of color and their educators. These assessments cover both adult and student emotional intelligence skills, and student social and emotional experiences at school. Along with our partner organizations - the Urban Assembly and Trajectory of Hope - the three-pronged mission of this project includes: (1) investigating how SEL assessment tools work together with native school data systems and practices for students of color and their educators; (2) demonstrate two models of SEL assessment utility alongside our community partners including cataloging and distributing recommendations for SEL assessment best practices for schools; and (3) finalize and make available a full suite of culturally responsive, rigorous, sustainable, and accessible SEL assessments and corresponding practices.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Doctorate (PhD or EdD) in psychology, education, or a related field
  • Specialization or demonstrated interest in the study of social emotional learning and equity.
  • Excellent methodological and statistical skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data, especially mixed-methods
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to learn with school communities (educators, students, families), conduct focus groups, and maintain school relations
  • Excellent communication skills for both practitioner and scholarly communities (e.g., writing and giving presentations)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Scholars who identify as members of marginalized groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Postdoctoral Associate position is a one-year appointment with an opportunity to renew to a maximum of four years contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Compensation is determined by experience. This is not a remote opportunity. This position is located at the Child Study Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.

The anticipated start date is July/August 2022. Please note that the university has a COVID vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. You are required to comply with the Vaccine Program prior to the first day of your Yale appointment. Should you not be eligible for the Booster at this time, you will be required to receive your booster within seven (7) days of your eligibility. Please see the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program for information on how to schedule a vaccination and/or how to Submit or Confirm your vaccination documentation. For up-to-date university information on COVID-19, please visit: https://covid19.yale.edu/.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and CV to linda.torv@yale.edu with email subject “Postdoc Applicant: Sustainable SEL Assessments Team”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please have contact information available for three references upon request.

ABOUT THE YALE CENTER FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. Helping children and adults develop emotional intelligence is central to the mission of the Center. To date, schools have been at the center of these efforts. RULER, the Center’s signature program, draws on leading pedagogical practices as well as advances in psychology and neuroscience, and it has been honed through years of classroom observation, interviews, and the most demanding evaluations. Creating awareness—both of self and others—about emotions and developing the skills of emotional intelligence can improve children’s prospects in life and contribute, in turn, to healthier, more compassionate families, workplaces, and communities. RULER does this by teaching adults and children the skills of emotional intelligence. Since 2005, more than 600 schools have implemented RULER, affecting the lives of over 500,000 students. Accordingly, we integrate emotional intelligence skill building, the basis of RULER, into their everyday practices and into classroom curricula across grade levels.

The Division of Research within the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is at the forefront of translational emotion science, building and evaluating SEL tools and interventions with youth and educators to support whole-school community thriving.  Our research advances SEL science, practice, and policy, through innovative tools, methodologies, and lines of inquiry that fosters inclusive and equitable conditions for teaching and learning, improves individual skill-building, advances SEL measurement and evaluation, and evolves the definition of the field. Learn more at www.ycei.org/research-overview.

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 ethnic and racial minorities.

Postdoctoral Associate - Yale Cancer Center (Ishizuka Lab)
Posting Date: May 23, 2022

Post-doctoral Associate:
The Ishizuka Lab at Yale Cancer Center seeks creative and driven scientists to lead projects within the Lab. The candidate should have a strong background in biology, with a strong interest in immunology and / or cancer biology research. Experience with in vivo immunotherapy models, functional genomics and the use of CRISPR, protein engineering, systems immunology, and tumor microenvironment profiling by scRNAseq / flow cytometry are preferred. The ideal candidate will additionally possess excellent experimental planning and execution skills, good communications skills, an open mind and a desire to collaborate with others. You will lead independent research projects, report progress and track deliverables, work to develop new approaches and ways of thinking about the field of tumor immunology, contribute to the lab through teamwork and discussion and help to train, supervise and mentor junior staff as needed. Minimum qualifications include:
· PhD in a relevant field (biology, immunology, cancer biology or similar)
· Demonstrated scientific contributions to the field
· Proven ability to solve challenging technical problems
· Clarity of thought in communications (written and oral)
If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter with contact information for three references to: jeffishizukalab@gmail.com

Postdoctoral Associate - Genomic Molecular Technology Development (Scharfe Lab)
Posting Date: May 23, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position for Genomic Molecular Technology Development in the laboratory of Curt Scharfe, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Genetics Department, Yale School of Medicine.

Job Description
The Scharfe laboratory is searching for a postdoctoral biomedical researcher for innovative, novel molecular technology development applied to biomedical research as well as novel clinical diagnostics. We are developing a number of novel tools and genomic approaches for molecular screening and diagnostics and the study of disease pathogenesis. Examples of ongoing work include technology development for screenable disorders in newborns, rapid genotyping of genomic variants to improve patient care, microhaplotype sequencing for population genetics and forensics, and multiplex capture and sequencing for viral nucleic acid testing. We are using next-generation sequencing, microarrays and quantitative PCR for analysis of DNA variants, complex genetic rearrangements, and genomic haplotypes. Our laboratory has a major interest in the analysis of challenging clinical samples such as genetic materials from dried blood spots, cell free circulating DNA and small forensic samples. Our lab is located in a highly translational setting next to the DNA Diagnostic lab and we collaborate the Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA) and with colleagues and researcher at Yale and other institutions. Please visit our lab website for more information: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/scharfe/research/

Experience and Training
PhD in molecular biology, biomedical engineering, analytical chemistry, genetics or related fields.

Optional: Experience in molecular technologies (i.e., next generation sequencing, microarrays). Experience in bioinformatics tools for omics analysis (e.g. R and python packages, and software).

Interested applicants should submit an application through the Department of Genetics Interfolio portal (http://apply.interfolio.com/107132)

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

Post-Doctoral Position in Translational Reproductive Immunology

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

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

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Position in Translational Mucosal Immunology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and interests, a CV, and a contact information for 2-3 references to Juan.Vasquez@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position - Spatial Ecology and Biogeography (AWE Lab)
Posting Date: May 18, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Spatial Ecology and Biogeography

A postdoctoral position is available with the Applied Wildlife Ecology (AWE) Lab at the Yale School of the Environment under the supervision of Prof. Nyeema C. Harris, Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation. The AWE Lab investigates antagonistic interactions in mammal systems including parasitism, competition, and predation namely in terrestrial carnivores. Ongoing and future projects include human-wildlife conflict, spatial variation in consumption through diet and stable isotope analysis from hair and feces; blood meal analysis from mosquito and ectoparasites; assessing microbial and parasite diversity; carnivore movement from radio-collars; and mammal monitoring via camera-trap surveys. Our work has direct implications to protected area effectiveness and species conservation.

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

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

The position is based at Yale University with the Peabody Museum, Institute of Biospheric Studies, Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change, all providing a stimulating academic community. The university offers its postdocs and staff a generous benefits package and is located in New Haven (75 miles north of New York City).  This is a one-year position supported by an Endowed Postdoc Fellowship through Provost Office, beginning summer 2022 with reappointment for an addition year based on outstanding performance and availability of funds. In addition to a competitive salary and full research support, the successful candidate will receive an annual professional development budget for additional trainings and conference participation.   

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV (hyperlink publications), contact info for three referees, and “Spatial Ecology Postdoc” in the subject line to: rachel.radin@yale.edu, Rachel provides faculty support to Dr. Harris. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a start date on or before September 1.

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Environmental Health Sciences

Job Description

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

Position Details

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

For further information about our school, please visit

http://ysph.yale.edu

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

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pathogen Genomics and Epidemiology

Project Description

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and Skills

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

Benefit and Compensation Information

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply:

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

http://apply.interfolio.com/106311

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

Professor Ted Cohen, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health (theodore.cohen@yale.edu)

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

Postdoctoral Associates - Pharmacology and Yale Center For Molecular and Systems Metabolism (Bennett Lab)
Posting Date: May 2, 2022

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Department of Pharmacology and

Yale Center For Molecular and Systems Metabolism

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

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

Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. Professor

Yale University School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology,

SHM B-226D

333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8066

Mail to: anton.bennett@yale.edu

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

Postdoctoral position- Emerging viruses, Wilen lab

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

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

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the
Epidemiology of Aging and Disability

Yale School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Position

Department of Pediatrics

Yale University School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral position in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

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

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

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