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 Appointees Compensation and Benefits.

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Postdoctoral Position in Human Immunology/Genomics (Lee Lab)
Posting Date: September 30, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Human Immunology/Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Lee (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/mark_n_lee/?tab=research) at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The recently-opened Lee Laboratory develops and applies cutting-edge genome-scale technologies to identify the targets of CD8+ and CD4+ T cells in human specimens, with a focus on cancer, autoimmunity, and alloimmunity. Our goal is to use this knowledge to determine disease etiology and develop potential T cell receptor-based therapies.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, cellular biology, or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in cellular immunology, human immunology, and/or high-throughput functional genomics. Candidates should be highly collegial, hard-working, reliable, and curious, with a strong professional track record and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Projects include but are not limited to: (1) Developing new, or iterating on existing, epitope identification technologies; (2) Identifying novel targets of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes by mining massive antigen libraries; (3) Identifying targets of auto- and allo-reactive T cells in patient samples; and (4) Tracking T cell dynamics in longitudinal blood samples using T cell receptor sequencing.

Application Process: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Mark Lee, MD, PhD (mark.n.lee@yale.edu) with the Subject line: “Postdoctoral position in the Lee lab”; include a copy of their CV; include a Cover Letter addressing their research background, interest in the position, and goals; and include the names of 3 references. Yale University is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff.

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

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.

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 Associate Position in Climate Change and Health Yale Center on Climate Change and Health (CHEN Lab)
Posting Date: September 14, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Climate Change and Health

Yale Center on Climate Change and Health

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional and highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join the Climate, Health, and Environment Nexus (CHEN) Lab at the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Yale School of Public Health. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of Drs. Kai Chen and Robert Dubrow to conduct innovative research that addresses climate change and human health. Special interests include 1) projecting the health impacts of climate change; and 2) quantifying the health benefits of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, especially adaptation to extreme heat (e.g., air conditioning, green/blue spaces).

The initial appointment is for 1 year, with an opportunity for an extension after successful completion of the 1-year period. The start date is flexible between fall 2022 and spring 2023.

Qualifications

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in environmental health, climate science, epidemiology, or a related field by the start of appointment. Strong programming skills in R, excellent writing skills such as manuscript preparation and grant proposal writing, and ability to conduct collaborative research are required. Experience with climate and air quality modelling, health impact assessment, or the application of global/regional climate and air quality model outputs, are desired.

To Apply

Please apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/112996

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. a cover letter describing your research experience and interests,
  2. curriculum vitae (CV),
  3. copies of up to three recent publications,
  4. the names of three professional references.

Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Kai Chen (kai.chen@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, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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 Positions (Stites Laboratory)
Posting Date: September 13, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions (Stites Laboratory)

The Stites laboratory has recently relocated to Yale University from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in order to expand our interdisciplinary and translational research program.  The lab is populated by a diverse group of scientists who come from experimental, computational, theoretical, and medical backgrounds.  We apply our interdisciplinary strengths to the study of diseases.  The RAS network and its role in cancer has been our “model system”.  However, we are also interested in expanding our approaches to other pathways and other diseases.  Multiple postdoctoral positions are available as a part of our relocation and expansion.

1. Mouse and cell biology postdoctoral associate.  The Stites laboratory is looking to hire a postdoctoral associate with experience in mouse models and experimental cell biology, and with interests in cellular heterogeneity and single-cell measurements.  The postdoctoral project will utilize a newly developed genetically engineered mouse, and will include ancillary cell biology experiments.  The project will also involve collaboration with in-lab computational scientists who can assist with data analysis, and who can provide theoretical support that can help guide hypothesis formation.

2. Synthetic biology postdoctoral associate.  The Stites laboratory aims to expand its research program to pursue a synthetic biology program that will re-engineer the RAS pathway to thereby modulate its phenotypes.  Creative, clever, confident scientists who are eager to break new ground and to interact and collaborate with the lab’s scientists to leverage the lab’s expertise on the RAS pathway are encouraged to apply.

3. Experimental biology postdoctoral associate.  The Stites laboratory is looking to hire a postdoctoral associate with experience in cancer biology, cell signaling, cell biology, and/or molecular biology.  Several possible experimental projects are available for selection by a highly motivated, ambitious, experimental postdoctoral associate.  Successful completion of a PhD with expertise in one or more of the aforementioned areas is required.  Some available projects involve collaboration with the lab’s computational scientists, while some projects are purely experimental but could benefit from in-lab computational support.  Experimental postdoctoral candidates with computational training and/or a desire to develop computational skills are also encouraged to apply.

4. Computational and mathematical postdoctoral associate.  The Stites laboratory is looking to hire a computational biology postdoctoral associate with strong mathematical, theoretical, and/or computational experience.  Previous and current laboratory computational postdocs have earned their degrees in physics, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science and have worked in the lab to apply their sophisticated mathematical and computational skill sets to the study of cancer, disease, and the treatment of disease.  Candidates with strong skills in both experimental and computational biology are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement that describes their interests and goals to Ed Stites, MD, PhD  (edward.stites@yale.edu).

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.

Yale University School of Medicine Post-Doctoral Position in Decision Science and Classical Hematology
Posting Date: September 12, 2022

Yale University School of Medicine Post-Doctoral Position in Decision Science and Classical Hematology

Description: A full time postdoctoral position is available at the interface of decision analytic modeling and clinical classical hematology within the Section of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, at the Yale University School of Medicine. The candidate will be mentored by Dr. George Goshua.

Position details: Successful candidates will have the opportunity to design, analyze and publish first author original science at the intersection of decision analytic modeling, health economics, and classical hematology. They will additionally have an opportunity to collaborate on ongoing projects with academicians at other institutions through an established, Yale-led multi-institutional collaborative, research hub. Candidates will have an opportunity to receive research training in decision analytic model building, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses. Prior research experience with claims data and/or systematic literature review and meta-analysis is highly valued as these outputs can help inform decision model inputs.

Examples of the practical impact of recently completed original science at this interface has helped lead to 1. inpatient formulary approval of rituximab for patients with immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in the US hospital setting, 2. inform clinical optimization of tocilizumab in a supply-limited context in Canada, 3. open ongoing international debate as to the efficacy and safety of caplacizumab in immune TTP, and 4. fill an identified gap in the guidelines for optimal second-line treatment sequencing for patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Ongoing and planned work includes research in gene therapy, allo-immunization, complement inhibition, iron deficiency, iron chelation, thrombosis, and the quantitative modeling of health inequities in the United States.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

1.            MD/MBBS/PhD/ScD or equivalent degree, ideally with published research experience in systematic review and meta-analysis, and/or claims data analysis (i.e., OptumRx)

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

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

4.            Strong written and oral communication skills.

5.            Experience in decision tree, Markov, microsimulation model building 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 performance.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter of no more than 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 Jennifer Horn [jennifer.horn@yale.edu] with Dr. George Goshua CC’ed [george.goshua@yale.edu]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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. 

 
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!

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 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 - XR in Pediatrics at Yale (XRPEDS) Substance Use Prevention in Adolescents
Posting Date: July 29, 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.

Position begins September 2022, materials should be submitted no later than August 31, 2022.

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 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 Associate (Computer Science Marynel Vazquez)
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position of one year, possibly renewable for a second year, in the Interactive Machines Group headed by Assist. Prof. Marynel Vázquez in Yale’s Computer Science Department. Primary responsibilities include performing cutting-edge research in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in collaboration with students and faculty at Yale.

The research will focus on advancing multi-party/group HRI from a technical and experimental perspective. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of projects in relation to trust in human-robot teams, robot learning from implicit and explicit human feedback, and human-robot interactions in public environments. Additionally, the Postdoctoral Associate is expected to participate in grant writing efforts, community-building events and outreach activities. This will make this opportunity a well-rounded educational experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Robotics or related field. Day-to-day activities will require creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Prior experience running user studies and applying state-of-the-art machine learning models to HRI-related problems is highly desirable.

TO APPLY: Applicants should email the following materials to marynel.vazquez@yale.edu<mailto:marynel.vazquez@yale.edu>:
1. Statement of research (no more than 2 pages, excluding references)
2. Names of two references with contact information (ideally one reference will be from a PhD advisor)
3. CV (ideally including link to personal website)

We expect the position to start in January of 2023 or at any agreed upon later date next Spring. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. More information about the Yale’s Interactive Machines Group can be found in: https://interactive-machines.com/

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 Associate – Child Care Provider Wellbeing (Zigler Center)
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate – Child Care Provider Wellbeing

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas.

We seek a postdoctoral associate who will be responsible for assisting with our large-scale national study of child care workers regarding the health, mental health, and economic wellness of themselves and the families they serve. This project is led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in child development, mental health, child policy, epidemiology and infectious disease, vaccinology, and economics. More information about this project can be found here. Other potential projects include preschool expulsion, equitable access to supports, and other related topics within the Zigler Center.

The postdoctoral associate will also support other tasks related to the team’s research, such as manuscript preparation, grant writing, presentations at conferences, design of future studies, and other duties as assigned. The position provides opportunities for publication and supervision by national leaders in early childhood policy and experience interacting with policymakers.

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

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have: (1) completed a doctoral degree in psychology, child development, psychometrics, education, sociology, data science, or a related field (ABD acceptable); (2) strong methodological (experience in large scale secondary data analysis or significant expertise in quantitative methods), analytic, and writing skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; (5) strong interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families; and (6) the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment. Experience in legislative and regulatory policy analyses is a plus.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter and CV, a first-authored writing sample, and a minimum of three (3) letters of reference to: Gitta Selva at gitta.selva@yale.edu. Please make “Zigler Center Postdoc Position” the subject line of your e-mail. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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 – Asian-American Early Educators and Racial Aggression Project (Zigler Center)
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate – Asian-American Early Educators and Racial Aggression Project

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas.

We seek a postdoctoral associate who will be responsible for assisting with our new Asian-American Early Educators and Racial Aggression Project. The overall goals of the project are to (a) better understand the degree and nature of anti-Asian racial aggression and trauma experienced by Asian-American early educators during the COVID-19 pandemic, (b) lift the voices of Asian-American early educators and shine a light on their contributions and burdens, and (c) develop and polit a support program to mitigate the adverse impact of racial trauma on Asian-American early educators. Prior experience with prevention and intervention program design and implementation in Asian and Asian American populations is strongly preferred. More information about this project can be found here. Other potential projects include preschool expulsion, equitable access to supports, and other related topics within the Zigler Center.

The postdoctoral researcher’s responsibilities will include co-leading the online support program design and implementation, qualitative data collection, data management, and data analysis. The postdoctoral associate will also support other tasks related to the team’s research, such as manuscript preparation, grant writing, presentations at conferences, design of future studies, and other duties as assigned. The position provides opportunities for publication and supervision by national leaders in early childhood policy and experience interacting with policymakers.

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

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have: (1) completed a doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, social work, child development, education, sociology, psychometrics, data science, or a related field (ABD acceptable); (2) Strong interest in working with Asian and Asian American educators in a mental health and community-based context is a must, and prior experience in these contexts is strongly preferred. Bilingual applicants, and particularly Mandarin-speaking applicants, are especially encouraged to apply. (3) strong methodological, analytic, and writing skills; (4) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (5) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; (6) strong interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families; and (7) the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment. Experience in legislative and regulatory policy analyses is a plus.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter and CV, a first-authored writing sample, and a minimum of three (3) letters of reference to: Gitta Selva at gitta.selva@yale.edu. Please make “Zigler Center Asia Project Postdoc Position” the subject line of your e-mail. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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 - 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 Associate in XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds)
Posting Date: July 20, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE AT XR IN PEDIATRICS (XRPEDS) AT YALE

XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) 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 disparities of youth, young adults, and their families.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, health behavior, behavioral or cognitive psychology, or public health and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the Department of Pediatrics at Yale. As part of our team, the Postdoctoral Associate will take a role in the development and evaluation of several game- and XR-based clinical applications and health interventions focused on improving the lives of youth and young adults. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at XRPeds involving virtual reality, augmented reality, and serious games.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the XRPeds team participating in all phases of our projects: conceptualization and development, recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent research trials; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position (with the potential for a second year) offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of researchers, clinicians, and XR software developers and engineers, but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

 Position begins September 1, 2022, materials should be submitted no later than August 01, 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. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@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 Positions - Microbial Sciences Institute (Liu Lab)
Posting Date: July 8, 2022

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.

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 Associate - XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) at Yale
Posting Date: June 21, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE AT XR IN PEDIATRICS (XRPEDS) AT YALE

XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) 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 disparities of youth, young adults, and their families.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, health behavior, behavioral or cognitive psychology, or public health and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the Department of Pediatrics at Yale. As part of our team, the Postdoctoral Associate will take a role in the development and evaluation of several game- and XR-based clinical applications and health interventions focused on improving the lives of youth and young adults. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at XRPeds involving virtual reality, augmented reality, and serious games.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the XRPeds team participating in all phases of our projects: conceptualization and development, recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent research trials; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position (with the potential for a second year) offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of researchers, clinicians, and XR software developers and engineers, but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Position begins August 1, 2022, materials should be submitted no later than July 15, 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. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@yale.edu)

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 Associate - XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds)
Posting Date: June 7, 2022

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE AT XR IN PEDIATRICS (XRPEDS) AT YALE

XR in Pediatrics (XRPeds) 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 disparities of youth, young adults, and their families.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, health behavior, behavioral or cognitive psychology, or public health and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the Department of Pediatrics at Yale. As part of our team, the Postdoctoral Associate will take a role in the development and evaluation of several game- and XR-based clinical applications and health interventions focused on improving the lives of youth and young adults. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at XRPeds involving virtual reality, augmented reality, and serious games.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the XRPeds team participating in all phases of our projects: conceptualization and development, recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent research trials; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position (with the potential for a second year) offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of researchers, clinicians, and XR software developers and engineers, but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Position start date is flexible, materials should be submitted no later than July 30, 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. Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu) and Dr. Asher Marks (//asher.marks@yale.edu/">asher.marks@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

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pragmatic Dyadic Design

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

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

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

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

https://impactcollaboratory.org/

Description:

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

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

Position Qualifications:

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

Application:

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the
Epidemiology of Aging and Disability

Yale School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Position

Department of Pediatrics

Yale University School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral position in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis Research

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

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

The PDA will:

- Lead pilot analyses for grant submissions and publications;

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

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

- Oversee and participate in maintaining our research databases;

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

- Assist in referrals to several collaborating laboratories

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

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

Interested candidates should submit a CV and writing sample to: 

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

Department of Psychiatry

Yale University School of Medicine

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

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

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE – SEL for All Team

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

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

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

Skills and Qualifications

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

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

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Positions in the Yale Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program

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

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

Application Details:

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

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

Requirements:

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

Questions:

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Trainee – Ad

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Yale University
Postdoctoral Positions Available

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

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

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

Qin Yan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Center for Epigenetics and Biomarkers

Department of Pathology

Co-Leader, Genomics, Genetics & Epigenetics Research Program

Scientific Co-Director, Center for Breast Cancer

Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital

Yale School of Medicine

310 Cedar St, BML 348C

PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Email: qin.yan@yale.edu

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

 

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

Postdoctoral Associate Positions at Yale University – Human Evolutionary Genomics

Position Description

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications

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

Salary and duration

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

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

Applications should include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral position: wild immunology and disease ecology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: March 18, 2022

A full-time Postdoctoral Associate position is available within the Yale School of Nursing to assist with the project implementation and closely work with Dr. Hermine Poghosyan.  This is a 2-year position with a flexible start date; July 1st, 2022 is the preferred start date. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Associate with a strong research background to participate as a professional team member and contribute to ongoing research projects in cancer health disparities, tobacco control and cessation. We are seeking scholars with research interests in cancer health disparities, cancer survivorship, lung cancer screening, and tobacco prevention and cessation among cancer survivors.  In this position, the scholar will be encouraged to conduct mentored and independent research with an emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants and will also have opportunities to further develop their skills as an independent researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Poghosyan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the research team in handling data produced from quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Creating analytic databases
  • Developing analytical models under the guidance of the Investigators and the Biostatistician
  • Providing support with literature reviews, data analysis, and dissemination of study findings through publications and presentations
  • Leading and collaborating on peer-reviewed manuscript publications
  • Maintaining IRB compliance and updating IRB protocols as necessary, and
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 
  • Collaborating proficiently and communicating effectively with colleagues and management teams
  • Being able to design and perform hands on experiments and maintain detailed documentation

Qualifications:

  • Must have a PhD in a field applicable to cancer research and associated experience in a health-related area such as public health, nursing, psychology, health policy, social or behavioral sciences, or another relevant field. 
  • All requirements of the doctoral degree must be completed before the position start date. 
  • Recent PhD graduates and candidates with prior postdoctoral experience are both appropriate.
  • Primary research interests should be in the areas of cancer health disparities; cancer survivorship; lung cancer screening behavior; tobacco prevention and cessation among cancer survivors.
  • Have a high level of pre-doctoral publication activity
  • Have excellent analytic and writing skills and demonstrated potential of scholarly research including content-relevant peer-reviewed publications.
  • Knowledge of using statistical software, Stata.
  • Be able to interpret statistical output and work independently as well as collaboratively

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • A PhD in Nursing is preferred.
  • Strong data analytical skills.
  • Experience using and analyzing population-based data.
  • Excellent past academic performance evidenced with publications.

Compensation

To apply: Please submit a CV, letter of research interests, 3-5 reprints/preprints of publications, and the names and contact information of three individual references to: Dr. Hermine Poghosyan (Hermine.Poghosyan@yale.edu) AND Cindy DeCoste, Research Project Coordinator (Cindy.DeCoste@yale.edu)

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

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

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

Ho Lab, Yale University School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

Related publications:

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

Science Translational Medicine 2020, PMID 32404504

Journal of Clinical Investigation 2020, PMID 32573496

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

Ho et al., Cell 2013, PMID 24243014

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

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

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE Position

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

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

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

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

Post-Doctoral Position in Regenerative Liver Biology

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in Leukemia (Halene Lab)

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellow – Yale Regenerative Wound Healing Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Aksoy Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Clean Energy Justice at Yale University

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

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

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

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