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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Postdoc Position in skin cancer biology and immunology
Posting Date: August 20, 2019

The Girardi lab in the Yale Department of Dermatology is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow interested in studying T cell leukemia and lymphoma and state-of-art strategies in drug discovery.  We are using combined approaches of next-gen single-cell RNA sequencing and robotic pharmacology screening to address personalized medicine and therapeutic drug discovery challenges.

Successful candidates will obtain full access to the vibrant intellectual environment and rich research resource across the Yale campus, as well as standard benefits for Yale postdoc employees.

The Girardi lab currently has two other major related research directions that the PDF may also be involved in:

(1) Identifying the role of local immune components in the development of cutaneous carcinogenesis: The Girardi laboratory is dissecting how various immune cells, resident within and recruited to the skin, contribute the skin cancer development.Previously, we elucidated a critical, entirely unforeseen, role for Langerhans cells (LC) in cutaneous carcinogenesis and established a paradigm for resident dendritic cell influences on mutagenesis within epithelial tissues more generally, while definitively demonstrating that LC exert major influences in both stimulating keratinocyte mutagenesis as well as facilitating tumor promotion. More recently, we revealed a major and again unanticipated influence for another immune pathway in UVB-induced p53 mutant keratinocyte clonal expansion. We will continue to elucidate this pathway, and develop novel strategies for skin cancer prevention.

(2) Utilization of biodegradable nanotechnology in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer. In collaboration with W.M. Saltzman, and funded by the Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer and the Yale Blavatnik Fund for Innovation, we have developed a translational sub-program of nanoparticle-based prevention of keratinocyte mutagenesis and the tumor-promoting effects of chemical and UVB exposure. This directly led to the development of a novel sunscreen characterized by superior safety and efficacy, and will form the basis for continued translational studies.  Dr. Girardi is specifically investigating novel approaches to melanoma prevention using nanoparticles to limit direct and indirect effects of UV-induced DNA damage after sun exposure, and strategies to eliminate established skin (and other tissue-derived) tumors.

Michael Girardi, MD, is Professor, Vice Chair, Residency Program Director and NIH T32 Research Fellowship Co-Director for the Department of Dermatology of the Yale School of Medicine.  He has a broad research and mentoring experience in cutaneous immunology, cutaneous carcinogenesis, and cutaneous lymphoma.  The lab is located in the Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. Candidates with doctoral training in cancer biology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter briefly stating research experience and interests, a current CV, and any references to Professor Michael Girardi, MD (michael.girardi@yale.edu).

Postdoc Position in Psychiatric Genetics
Posting Date: August 7, 2019

The primary research focus will be to investigate the predisposition to psychiatric disorders, behavioral traits, and other complex phenotypes using genome-wide data. The applicants must have, or be about to be awarded, a Ph.D. and/or M.D degree, ideally with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Expertise in one of the following areas is required: genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, statistics, or related fields. 

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Renato Polimanti, Assistant Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine (Yale webpage https://bit.ly/2XKa7iu), on projects funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, the Global ASPIRE (Advancing Science through Pfizer-Investigator Research Exchange) Program, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder. Additionally, there will be the possibility to be involved in collaborative studies on data from large GWAS consortia, including the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the Million Veteran Project, and the UK Biobank. 

Please email your application including a cover letter, a detailed CV, and contact details of 3 referees to renato.polimanti@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral position in addiction genetics, epigenetics and computational psychiatry
Posting Date: August 6, 2019

The Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate who aspires to become an independent academic researcher in the areas of addiction genetics, epigenetics and computational psychiatry.  The position is a two-year appointment expected to begin on September 1, 2019

The successful candidate will work primarily with Dr. Ke Xu, Associate Professor on projects funded by the NIH in identifying epigenetic (e.g. DNA methylation) alterations associated with substance misuse in HIV-infected and non-infected populations. The role will involve in analyzing high throughput genomic data including DNA methylation sequencing, RNAseq, single cell RNAseq, performing integrative analyses and delivering analytical results. The newly established Xu lab employs both molecular/wet lab and data driven approaches. Both labs maintain an interactive collaboration sharing expertise and ideas. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to work independently as well as collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of scientists from both labs. Other research duties include: authoring and co-authoring several manuscripts per year, assisting with grant writing, collaborating with other investigators, and attending professional conferences.  

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in genetics/epigenetics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas. Excellent project management and writing skills are also required. Excellent programming skills (R or Python, Linux shell scripting) and experience with high performance computing in Linux environment are required. Experience with substance misuse research and 1-2 years prior post-doctoral experience are preferred but not required. 

Applicant Instructions: 

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in computational biology of cerebral small vessel disease related-outcomes
Posting Date: August 6, 2019

The Falcone Lab has a track record of training outstanding postdocs who go on to successful high impact careers in biomedical research. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a background in biological or data sciences to perform cutting-edge research utilizing genetic, epidemiological, and imaging data assembled from human subjects. Receiving general direction from Dr. Guido Falcone, the incumbent will work in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics to perform genetic and neuroimaging analyses focused on risk, severity and evolution of cerebral small vessel disease related-outcomes. These outcomes include acute phenotypes (stroke), neuroimaging phenotypes (white matter disease), and aging-related phenotypes (cognition, movement, etc).  The postdoc will also assist in managing the genetics platform of the Falcone Lab, including quality control of all data generated.  2-year minimum commitment is required. We have two open positions, one requires US citizenship/permanent residency and the other one does not.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Incumbent will perform genetic and other analyses including, but not limited to, genotyping, GWAS, exome array, sequencing, and meta- and mega-analyses. The postdoc will also be responsible for project management, the preparation of presentation materials, manuscripts and grant applications, supervision of technologists and coordinators, presentations at local, national and international conferences. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

·      MD and/or PhD and/or Master degree is required

·      Scientific background, with proven experience in multi-tasking various assigned scientific/research projects

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:   

·      Time Management: Exceptional organizational skills and ability to organize time and priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate. Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.

·      Analytical Skills:  Ability to conceptualize and conduct complex analysis of research data

·      Capacity for independent work

·      Critical Thinking/Decision Making:  Ability to appropriately evaluate all aspects of a situation and to independently make appropriate and timely decisions.  

·      Interpersonal/communication:  Excellent interpersonal/communications skills and a good command of English language, including medical and scientific terminology.

·      Information Systems/Technology Skills:  Exceptional computer skills (including operating systems, word processing, database, electronic mail, Internet, and spreadsheets). 

·      Experience with statistical and programing software (R, MatLab, SQL, Stata), preferred.

Please send your CV and names of 3 references to:

Guido Falcone, MD, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

15 York Street, LLCI 10 Room 1000B

New Haven, CT 06520

Office: +1-203-785-6288 / Fax: +1-203-737-4419

Email: guido.falcone@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Electron Transfer via Protein Nanowires
Posting Date: July 26, 2019

Postdoc fellowship is immediately available in the laboratory of Prof. Nikhil Malvankar in the Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Department and interdisciplinary Microbial Sciences Institute at the Yale University’s new West Campus. Lab: http://malvankarlab.yale.edu/

Our overarching goal is to define the mechanisms by which microbes interact with and manipulate their environment, with the ultimate goal of engineering these interactions to control microbial pathophysiology and ecology. Our research is focused on how electricity-producing microbes use electron transfer via hair-like protein appendages as “nanowires” (Cell 2019) for communication (Science 2010), and biofilm formation (Nature Nano 2011), allowing bacteria to survive in environments that lack membrane-permeable electron acceptors such as oxygen. Our discovery of protein nanowires offers fundamentally new method to synthesize materials that can transport charge/energy at rates/distances unprecedented in molecules; helps to explains a wide range of globally-important processes; and offer insights into bacterial survival mechanisms. 

The postdoc will work on one or more of the following four major research themes of our lab: 

1)   Protein Structure: We recently solved the structure of nanowires that revealed a surprise that nanowire have a core of hemes that line up to create a continuous path for electrons (Cell 2019). Previously nobody suspected such a structure. We are now identifying the nanowire assembly machinery using x-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy and tomography. 

2)   Conductivity Mechanism: Existing models of biological electron transfer cannot fully explain such high conductivity in proteins. We are building a new fundamental framework by performing conductivity measurements as a function of several physical and chemical probes. 

3)   Synthetic Protein Nanowires: We are incorporating natural and non-standard amino acids in protein nanowires to develop electronically and optically functional biomaterials. 

4)   Bacterial infections: Most bacteria cannot cause diseases without pili. In collaboration with Yale Cystic Fibrosis Center, we are evaluating how bacterial electron transfer helps adhesion to the host as well as iron & sulfur metabolism using Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a model system. 

We are looking for candidates with expertise in one of the following: site-directed mutagenesis, electron transfer in proteins or conducting polymers, membrane protein purification; cultivation of BSL2 level bacterial pathogens and their mammalian host cells. This experimental position also presents extensive collaborative opportunities with computational and clinical scientists. 

The candidate is expected to have a PhD degree or equivalent. Our research is multidisciplinary, and we encourage candidates from different backgrounds. Applicants should be highly self-motivated and have potential to become independent researchers in academia or industry. 

Candidates should send an email to postdoc@malvankarlab.org with the following materials (submitted as one combined PDF file): 

1. A cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) describing your past and present research projects as they relate to above research in our lab and your career goals. 

2. A document (no longer than 1 page) describing how you plan to contribute to our lab. 

3. CV. 

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

Postdoctoral Position in lab of Dr. Heidi Zapata in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
Posting Date: July 2019

Postdoctoral Position in the lab of Dr. Heidi Zapata in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Heidi Zapata in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine.  Research in the Zapata lab is focused on understanding the how the state of aging and HIV-infection influence how the innate immune system functions in humans.  Ongoing projects include study of C-type lectin receptors in humans (a family of pattern recognition receptors), and study of the NLRP3 inflammasome and how these innate immune receptors are influenced by the process of aging, and HIV-infection.

Applicants should have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent expertise in biological sciences.  Experience in immunology (flow cytometry), molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques would be desirable.  Experience in computation biology would also be desirable.  We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a track record of productivity.  Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team with others. 

Please send a brief statement of interest, CV, and names/contact information for three or more references to Dr. Heidi Zapata (heidi.zapata@yale.edu)

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and members of minority groups.

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratories of Whitney Besse and Stefan Somlo
Posting Date: July 2019

Yale University

School of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE Positions

Yale School of Medicine is seeking a several highly motivated Postdoctoral Associates to join research programs in the laboratories of Whitney Besse and Stefan Somlo focused on the study of human genetics, cilia biology and signaling as it pertains to human genetic kidney and liver diseases. The research opportunities run the spectrum from human disease gene discovery to utilization of novel disease models for in vivo pathway discovery. The approaches are founded in interpretation of large data sets from genome level and cell type specific transcriptome sequencing coupled with model organism genetics and basic cellular and molecular biology. The goals of the program are to discovery new biology and define targets for human disease treatment.

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

All applications materials should be submitted electronically to: Carol Brown, HR Administrator at carol.brown@yale.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and members of minority groups.

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Psychology Department
Posting Date: July 2019

The Yale Psychology Department is pleased to announce two postdoctoral scholar positions in honor of Professor Susan Nolen-Hoeksema that have been endowed by her husband, Richard Nolen-Hoeksema. Each Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Postdoctoral Associate in Integrative Psychology is for a two-year period, with appointments staggered such that only one position turns over in a given year.  Eligible applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology or a related field at the time of hire.  Applications in any area of psychology are encouraged, especially from candidates with research interests that are integrative across areas and levels of analysis and applicable to one or more domains of psychopathology or its treatment (i.e., areas in which Professor Nolen-Hoeksema took special interest).  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. Applicants for the initial position, to begin July 1, 2020, should identify one or more Yale faculty members with whom they desire to work during the term of the appointment, and include a personal statement, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected papers, and letters of recommendation from two to three individuals familiar with the applicant’s research background and promise.   Materials should be submitted via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/65088. The search committee will begin review of applications on October 1, 2019.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD
Posting Date: July 2019

Posdoctoral position in the laboratory of Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD

The Vilarinho lab at Yale Liver Center and Department of Internal Medicine is seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent PhD graduates who are passionate about advancing the cellular and molecular understanding of liver function in health and disease.

Our laboratory is interested in using human genetics and genomics paired with highly informative cohorts of patients to discover new liver disease genes. Using cell based models and biochemistry we study how a mutant gene causes the liver phenotype. Thus, by uncovering new liver disease genes, we provide a diagnosis to the patient, which provides new therapeutic options, and gain new insight into liver biology.

Individuals with prior experience in iPSC culture and differentiation, bioinformatics/computational biology and/or liver biology are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of previous research experience and (3) name and contact information of three references to silvia.vilarinho@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Cancer Genetics at Yale
Posting Date: July 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Cancer Genetics at Yale

A postdoctoral position is available within a joint project between the laboratories of Drs. Abhijit Patel and Douglas Brash at the Yale Cancer Center and the Yale School of Medicine. This project measures UV-induced mutation frequencies in non-invasive biopsies of normal sun exposed skin in order to quantify an individual’s past sun exposure and predict his or her future skin cancer risk. High risk individuals would be monitored to detect cancer at an earlier, curable stage. The approach combines our knowledge of UV-sensitive genome sites (doi: 10.1126/science.aac4435 and Brash lab, in review) with methods for measuring low-abundance mutations in liquid biopsies (doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-1341). A broader view of our labs can be found at:

https://medicine.yale.edu/therapeuticradiology/research/radiobiology/people/douglas_brash.profile

&

www.patel-lab.org

We seek a highly motivated individual with a firm grounding in nucleic acid biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, as well as an interest in translational cancer research. Candidates must hold a PhD or MD degree. Resourcefulness, creative thinking, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work within an interdisciplinary team are very important. Meticulous experimental technique is also especially important in our labs.  If you would like to join our efforts to create new diagnostic tools with the ultimate goals of precision prevention and improving cancer outcomes, please send your CV, contact information for three references, and a brief cover letter to:  douglas.brash@yale.edu .

Selected postdoctoral candidates will be asked to interview in person or via Skype, depending on geographic constraints.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at the Child Study Center at the Yale
Posting Date: July 2019

Postdoctoral Associate 

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Associate (Postdoc) position to begin as early as July 2019. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas: (1) infant/toddler development, (2) family leave policy, (3) policy analyses, and/or (4) program evaluation. The position provides opportunities for publication and supervision by national leaders in early childhood policy and experience interacting with policymakers.

The Postdoc will assist the Principal Investigators in the Zigler Center to conduct research and policy analyses in two main areas of focus: the measurement of social and emotional interactions in infant/toddler settings (the CHILD® Observation Tool) and paid parental leave. Responsibilities by areas of focus include:

Refinement and Implementation of the Infant/Toddler CHILD Tool in New York City

  • Contribute to the refinement of the CHILD Observation Tool to be implemented in home-/center-based child care settings in high-needs areas in New York City
  • Oversee research and implementation activities around the CHILD® Tool
    • manage lab personnel
    • train data collection staff
    • manage and analyze quantitative and qualitative data

Paid Parental Leave

  • Search literature on issues relating to family leave policies (US birth rates, reproductive science, cost of child care, social security)
  • Develop survey questions to collect data on relationship between lack of Paid Parental Leave and reproductive decisions

Other Duties

  • Contribute to manuscript writing for publication in journals and annual reports
  • Present at professional conferences
  • Perform other center duties as assigned

A successful candidate must have: (1) completed a doctoral degree in early childhood development/family studies/social policy or other related field (ABD acceptable); (2) strong methodological, 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 in a collaborative environment. Bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of New York City early childhood policy landscape is a plus.

The postdoctoral position is a one-year appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. 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: Madeline Klotz (madeline.klotz@yale.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and considered until the position is filled. Please make “Zigler Center Postdoc Position” the subject line of your e-mail.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Postdoctoral Position in stem cell regulation and RNA biology, Yale University
Posting Date: July 2019

Postdoctoral position in stem cell regulation and RNA biology, Yale University

The Van Wolfswinkel Lab [www.vanwolfswinkellab.org] at Yale University is seeking a driven, creative postdoctoral associate to join our group. We are a young and collaborative NIH-funded lab working on the regulation of planarian stem cells. We apply and develop innovative molecular approaches to address fundamental questions concerning stem cell health, regulation of cell fate, and cell population dynamics. We are particularly interested in the molecular processes involved in long-term maintenance of pluripotency and in the transition towards differentiation. Several lines of evidence suggest important roles for non-coding RNAs (piRNAs and lncRNAs) and chromatin organization in these processes, and the planarian stem cell system is an excellent model to explore these further.

We are looking for a highly motivated molecular biologist with an interest in stem cell research and an inclination for technological development. Successful candidates have recently obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant field and have experience with at least two of the following: biochemistry, molecular biology, RNA biology, chromatin biology, epigenetics and/or transcriptomics analysis. Excellent communication and problem solving skills are required.

To apply, please send a CV (including names and contact information of three references) and a cover letter explaining your experience and motivation to Josien van Wolfswinkel (josien.van.wolfswinkel@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in Video Game Research, Virtual Reality, Psycology, Sociology, Health Behavior, or Public Health - play4REAL Lab at Yale
Posting Date: June 2019

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN VIDEO GAME RESEARCH, VIRTUAL REALITY, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, HEALTH BEHAVIOR, or PUBLIC HEALTH – play4REAL Lab at Yale

The play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in video game research, virtual reality, health, behavioral or cognitive psychology, health behavior, or Public Health and appropriate experience to take a role in the implementation of a virtual reality research project funded by Oculus Education. The position is focused on the development and testing of a virtual reality videogame intervention aimed at e-cigarette prevention in teens. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at the play4REAL Lab with a focus on AR/VR.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the play4REAL team and video game developers, participating in all phases of the research project: conceptualization and development of the virtual reality videogame; recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent randomized controlled trial; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position (with the potential for a second year) offers the opportunity to work along side a prolific group of game researchers but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. 

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: Kimberly Hieftje (kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu)

Kimberly Hieftje

Director, play4REAL Lab

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

e-mail: kimberly.hieftje@yale.edu

website: www.play4rlab.org

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

Postdoctoral Position in the department of Surgery
Posting Date: June 2019

POST-DOCTORAL/ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST: Start Sept-Oct 2019

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist with strong molecular biology, virology and neurobiology skills to investigate initiating causes of neurodegeneration. The position offers an opportunity to pursue new and independent approaches to a global health problem that has not been adequately addressed by a focus on end-stage pathology. Curiosity, self-motivation and a desire to produce substantial, well-designed and reproducible observations of importance will be central to the development of new productive strategies in this field.

 In addition to Yale center facilities, our lab is well equipped, and has extensive unique resources of human brains as well as experimental animal and cellular models of neurodegeneration. Our current focus is on the discovery of hidden and new unsuspected viruses that can ignite critical early neurodegenerative pathways. We discovered unsuspected circular viral DNAs in mammalian cells, and these protected DNAs appear to have been acquired in the distant past from bacteriophage REP initiation sequences (see PMID:28630311; PMID:3031766). Links at:  http://medicine.yale.edu/surgery/people/laura_manuelidis.profile).

These elements are also involved in the development of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) brain pathology. Although many people believe that a misfolded host protein (the prion)  is the causal infectious agent in CJD and mad cow disease, numerous reproducible observations show the host protein alone is not sufficient to cause infection or spread epidemic agents through the environment. Even more mystery surrounds different causes of other forms of late onset neurodegeneration including Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s disease that show no clear basis in inherited gene mutations.

  Appointment would entail a commitment for at least 2 years 2019. Please email (laura.manuelidis@yale.edu) if you are seriously interested.

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 an interdisciplinary team in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yale University
Posting Date: June 2019

Postdoctoral position – Opportunity

An interdisciplinary team in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yale University is seeking to hire one or more postdoctoral associates at the intersection of neuroscience and data science, funded by the NSF and Kavli Foundation. The overall goal of this project is to develop a two-way channel between these fields: In one direction, we are investigating how computational principles from data science can be leveraged to understand recent empirical findings and advance theory at different levels of neuroscience. In the reverse direction, we are exploring the mechanisms of vision and cognition underlying these findings as a source of new statistical and mathematical frameworks for data analysis and interpretation.

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding background in either neuroscience (cellular/circuit or systems/cognitive) or data science (machine learning, applied math), combined with an eagerness to receive training in the other field. Neuroscience research will be conducted in the laboratory of Damon Clark in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (cellular and computational studies of vision in drosophila) or Nicholas Turk-Browne in the Department of Psychology (fMRI or intracranial EEG studies of attention and memory in humans). Data science research will be conducted under John Lafferty in the Department of Statistics and Data Science (statistical machine learning) or Jeff Brock in the Department of Mathematics (hyperbolic geometry and topology). The successful candidate(s) will have a primary PI for mentoring purposes, but will work on projects collaboratively with these and other investigators, providing additional training opportunities. They will also be responsible for coordinating regular meetings, organizing an annual workshop, and writing grant reports, conference submissions, and research articles.

This is a 1-year appointment renewable based on mutual agreement.

Requirements:

— Ph.D. Degree in neuroscience, psychology, data science, computer science, mathematics, or other related field

— Strong record of research, presentations and publications in neuroscience or data science

— For data science applicants, coursework or knowledge about cellular, systems and cognitive neuroscience

— For neuroscience applicants, coursework or knowledge about statistics, probability and machine learning

— Extensive experience with Python, Matlab, R, and/or other comparable languages

Applicants should send an email to Jessica Hermann at jessica.hermann@yale.edu with the subject line “Neuro-Data Postdoctoral Associate application” and include the following items:

  • Up to date CV
  • Contact information for at least 3 referees
  • 1-page statement of your research interests

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 Center for Emotional Intelligence
Posting Date: June 2019
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Posting Date 6/20/19)
 
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, part of the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, seeks a full-time postdoctoral research associate to join our research team on an innovative, multi-year initiative funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Drs. Brackett, Cipriano, Willner and colleagues are developing and validating novel assessments of emotion regulation skills for use with students in elementary school through high school. This project aims to support evidence-based teaching by establishing research-based developmental benchmarks for emotion regulation across grade levels. We also aim to make validated assessments of emotion regulation skill available to teachers for formative evaluation purposes.
 
The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for (1) contributing to the design of assessments and the research plan, (2) managing school-based data collection for assessment pilot-testing and validation, (3) supervising data collection and processing, and (4) conducting data analyses. The postdoctoral associate will be expected and supported to contribute to the production of empirical articles and conference presentations from these data. As a key member of our larger research team, we seek a dynamic researcher who can be our thought partner and team player.
 
Skills & Qualifications
• Qualified candidates will have recently completed a PhD in psychology, education, or a related field
• Specialization or demonstrated interest in applied developmental psychology, educational assessment, psychometrics, and/or emotion regulation
• Experience working in schools as an applied researcher, teacher, direct service provider, or coach is preferred.
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Exceptional project management and leadership abilities
• Methodological experience: Competence in quantitative methods required and familiarity with qualitative methods (e.g., qualitative data coding; content analysis) preferred
• Experience with psychometric analyses is a plus
 
To Apply:
1. Send a Cover Letter outlining your experiences and interest in the  position, your CV, and the names of two references in one PDF file (LastName.pdf) to linda.torv@yale.edu
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
 
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.
 
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Neurology
Posting Date: June 2019

Clinical Study of Neurological Diseases – Opportunity

Dr. Elan D. Louis, a Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is interested in hiring a full-time paid post-doctoral trainee who will be involved in the Pathologomics of Essential Tremor study.  The goal of this clinical research project is to understand the postmortem brain tissue changes that occur in essential tremor, comparing these changes to those seen in patients with other neurological diseases, and especially the degenerative changes that occur in the cerebellum. This study, funded by NIH, draws on the expertise of clinical neurologists and neuropathologists, and partners with a motivated essential tremor community.

Educational Experience

This is the perfect position for a motivated person who is interested in obtaining additional clinical research training.

As part of their educational experience, the post-doctoral trainee will learn about the causes of neurological diseases, the development of methods for clinical evaluation of patients with a broad range of tremor disorders, methods of analyzing clinical human subjects’ data for research purposes, and tools available for clinicopathological studies of human disease. The trainee will also attend weekly video rounds and monthly research conference meetings held by the Division of Movement Disorders.  These meetings will allow the post-doctoral trainee to learn to recognize a range of involuntary movements in the study participants and to learn about the other research studies that are currently being conducted by the Division.

The post-doctoral trainee will learn about numerous aspects of clinical research from study design and planning, questionnaire development, preparation of materials for institutional review board evaluation, and selection of appropriate methods to evaluate and track study subjects.  Opportunities for independent research will be available to the post-doctoral trainee and are strongly encouraged. Thus, the post-doctoral trainee will learn about statistical analyses methods to interpret study data and how to prepare and publish first-author, peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Their publication portfolio will center around the clinicopathological findings that are elucidated during the execution of this project.

It is expected that this educational experience will serve as an educational link between the trainee’s graduate experience and their future academic/educational advancement into a clinical research career.

Job Responsibilities

This is not a clinical trial but is part of a prospective clinical-pathological study. The post-doctoral trainee’s activities will include the recruitment and enrollment of study subjects, data collection and management.  The trainee will also act as the liaison between brain donors, their families and physicians, pathologists, and funeral homes in order to create personal brain donor plans that ensure that donation is carried out at the time of death. As well, the trainee will act as the liaison between the New York Brain Bank, the principal investigator, and the laboratory technicians. The trainee may also have the opportunity to work in the lab if he/she chooses, performing histological techniques including immunohistochemistry, Golgi staining and Western blotting. Miscellaneous administrative tasks will include conducting follow-up phone calls with brain donors who were previously home-visited, requesting and collating deceased brain donors’ medical records and submitting annual IRB renewals. 

Qualifications

-MD or PhD Nurse is preferred

-An educational agenda that involves learning about human subjects research and a desire to      learn the skill sets involved in designing and conducting such research.

-Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

- Basic computer skills such as word-processing, database management, and internet research are required.

-Trainees will need to commit at least 2 years for this position.

Preferences

-Experience conducting phone interviews with neurological and elderly patients.

-Experience handling sensitive information in a tactful and professional manner.

-Prior clinical research experience.

-Familiarity with SPSS.

If interested, please email cover letter and CV to Dr. Elan D. Louis, care of Dr. Nora Hernandez (nora.hernandez@yale.edu).

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: June 2019

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases

Posting Date:  June 2019

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Infectious Diseases

Yale School of Medicine

Postdocoral Associate

A postdoctoral position is available starting July 2019 in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Yale University School of Medicine. The position is for at least two years and focuses on studying a new protein complex that regulates expression of viral structural proteins encoded by oncogenic gamma herpesviruses. The research involves identifying host and viral proteins that regulate formation of a unique pre-initiation complex during transcription of genes encoding viral structural proteins.

Candidates with research experience in proteomics and protein-DNA interactions, including ChIP-seq, are encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.

Duties of this position include:

1)  Designing and performing experiments.

2)  Writing research papers.

3)  Presenting new research findings in local (Yale), national and international research
     settings.

4)  Assisting PI in writing grant proposals.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Ayman El-Guindy (ayman.el-guindy@yale.edu).

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Kleinstein Lab (Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Computational/Bioinformatics)
Posting Date: June 2019

Department of Pathology

Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Computational/Bioinformatics)

The Kleinstein Lab (Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate in computational immunology. New high-throughput experimental technologies have begun to revolutionize the field of immunology; however, these developments require new computational methods to fully realize their potential. The successful candidate will develop computational methods for analyzing and integrating high-dimensional human immune profiling data generated by cutting-edge technologies, such as single-cell transcriptomics (scRNA-seq) and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing (AIRR-seq, Rep-seq). These methods will be applied in collaboration with laboratory and clinical investigators to a diverse array of studies, including several associated with the NIH Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC; https://immuneprofiling.org). Application areas span infection (West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease), vaccination (Influenza), allergy (Atopic asthma) and autoimmune disease (Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis).

The Kleinstein lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein) pairs big data analyses with immunological expertise to better understand how the dynamic processes of the immune system affect the course of infection, vaccination and autoimmunity. The lab has  developed many widely used analysis methods for transcriptomic and B cell receptor repertoire sequencing data (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/kleinstein/software). We currently make available the Immcantation tool suite (http://immcantation.org), a start-to-finish analytical ecosystem for high-throughput adaptive immune receptor repertoire sequencing (AIRR-seq) datasets.

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and programming abilities, along with an interest in applying these skills to problems in immunology. A Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline is desired (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Applied Mathematics, etc.).

Interested candidates should forward a CV and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to:

steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

-or-

Steven Kleinstein, Ph.D.

Departments of Pathology and Immunobiology

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street, Suite 505

New Haven, CT 06511-6663

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Pathology, Computational/Bioinformatics
Posting Date: June 2019

Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate Position

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work as part of a research project (LinkedImm) involving graph-based integration and natural language queries of immunological data. One of LinkedImm’s goals is to create a graph-based model that enables diverse types of human immune profiling data to be represented and linked. In addition, a natural language query interface will be developed to allow researchers in all scientific disciplines to query the linked data in a natural and intuitive way. The successful candidate will join the Kleinstein and Cheung labs at Yale, and work closely with collaborators, including the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) and the NIAID ImmPort team to address problems related to integration and searching of “Big Data” being generated in the field of systems immunology.

Big Data offers tremendous opportunities for scientific researchers. However, these data are not usable until they can be “explained” (or annotated) and queried in a way that both humans and computers can process. The proposed project will involve research to develop information technologies to make the representation of complete metadata and data more linkable and searchable, to facilitate the use of graph database and natural language processing in the integration and querying of Big Data sets in the general area of human immune profiling (including vaccination, infection and autoimmunity).

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of ontologies and data standards, strong quantitative and programming abilities, along with a demonstrated interest in applying these skills to problems in biology. Knowledge of immunological experimental methods, as well as experience with databases and natural language processing would also be considered strong positives.

Interested candidates should forward a CV and short description of research interests together with the names and addresses of three references to:

steven.kleinstein@yale.edu

-or-

Steven Kleinstein, Ph.D.

Departments of Pathology and Immunobiology

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street, Suite 505

New Haven, CT 06511-6663

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in brain metastasis
Posting Date: May 2019

Post-doctoral position in brain metastasis

A fully funded post-doctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of brain metastasis and drug resistance. Applicants will have the opportunity to develop various aspects of their career, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and translational programs (e.g. Yale SPORE in lung cancer and Yale Brain Metastasis program) affiliated with the departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Cancer Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. More information can be found at http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/nguyen/

Applicants should recently hold or be nearly completing an MD or PhD degree in the biological sciences or related field. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

-Epigenomics.

-Immunofluorescent microscopy.

-Animal models of disease.

-Neuroinflammation.

Interested applicants should direct their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to don.nguyen@yale.edu.

Don X. Nguyen
Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Medical Oncology

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

Postdoctoral Position in lab of Dr. Albert Shaw in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Albert Shaw in the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine.  Research in the Shaw lab is focused on understanding mechanisms underlying aging of the human immune system with a particular interest in innate immune pattern recognition receptor dysregulation and vaccine response.  Ongoing projects seek to understand the effects of age on immunologic, gene expression and metabolic signatures of influenza vaccine response, on the intersection of HIV infection and age on immune function, and on the effects of age on circadian regulation of innate immunity.  Other interests include studies of the immunologic effects of agents used for treatment of opioid use disorders in individuals with and without HIV infection.  Applicants should have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent with expertise in biological sciences.  Experience in immunology, molecular biology, and/or computational biology would be desirable.  We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a track record of productivity.  Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and particularly the ability to work collaboratively with others. 

Please send a brief statement of interest, CV, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Shaw (albert.shaw@yale.edu).

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

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratory of Dr. Nita Ahuja at the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Posting Date: May 2019

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

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

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the molecular, cellular, and epigenetic dysregulation of pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences, molecular/cell biology or related fields. The candidate should be self-motivated and have a proven track record of productivity. Experience in RNA biology, cancer immunology, epigenetic techniques, immunopriming using epigenetic drugs and analyzing genomic data sets will be an advantage. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to work collaboratively with others.

Interested applicants, please send your application package (brief statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references) as a single pdf document to Paulomi Aldo (lab manager) at paula.bole@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Posting Date: April 2019

ImPACTS, a Yale led group, is seeking a highly qualified post-doctoral candidate to work with the PI to lead the collaborative of scientists, physicians, nurses and medics from across the country on a shared goal of improving health outcomes for children.  
 
Position:  Postdoctoral Research

Requirements:  Medical, Nursing or Public Health post-graduate degree(s)

Department: Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Duration: 1 year (with an opportunity for 2nd or 3rd year) available starting June 1st or soon

International medical/nursing graduates are eligible (visa: B1/B2 or possibility of J1 can be discussed)
When:  ASAP

Contact: marc.auerbach@yale.edu AND ambika.bhatnagar@yale.edu (Please send your cv and cover letter)

His/her job responsibilities/duties will include:

  • Managing and coordinating multiple projects of the collaborative.
  • Data management: Data entry, maintenance, analysis and creating reports.
  • Simulation equipment management and case development. (running high tech manikins, developing clinical cases etc.)
  • Content creator and social media management.
  • Opportunities to participate in several manuscripts, presentations and sub-projects.

The ideal candidate will have:​​

  • Excellent communication and management skills 
  • Strong biostatistical skills including database management, survey-based reseach, data reporting and analysis/modeling
  • Preferred (but not required) experience in:  implementation-science, health care provider education, simulation-based training and measurement, emergency/acute care, qualitative research, database researc

The goal of the collaborative is to ensure that all ill and injured children have optimal health outcomes. Our projects use innovative techniques and technology, such as simulation, to improve the pediatric health outcomes.  Projects involve prehospital, office-based and hospital-based acute care (NICU, ED, in-patient floor) of children.   

We aim 

  1. To describe and measure gaps in emergency care (to guide the development of pragmatic interventions using simulation as an investigative methodology)
  2. To develop, implement and evaluate pragmatic interventions aiming to improve the structure, process and outcomes of care at the levels of
    1. individual healthcare providers (education/skills training, knowledge translation, cognitive aids, apps) 
    2. teams of providers (interprofessional and multidisciplinary training)
    3. teams of providers working within complex real world systems (systems engineering/redesigning systems of care, transitions in care) 

https://www.impactscollaborative.com/postgraduate-postdoctorl-position

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

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanobiology in Disease and Development
Posting Date: April 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanobiology in Disease and Development

The Mak Research Lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Yale University has an opening for a postdoctoral position.  The lab is focused broadly on multiscale mechanobiology in cancer, development, and fibrotic diseases, from molecular to multicellular levels, with an emphasis on integrated approaches involving microfluidics, computational modeling, and novel experimental systems.  More information can be found at www.MakResearchLab.com.  Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. computational modeling
  2. mechanobiology and cell mechanics
  3. microfluidics and microfabrication
  4. 3D tissue culture systems

Interested postdoctoral candidates should email Michael Mak, Ph.D. (Michael.Mak@Yale.edu) with a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Center for Medical Informatics
Posting Date: April 2019

The Yale Center for Medical Informatics seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in data science. Individuals with expertise in machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing in the context of biomedical informatics are highly encouraged to apply. The position is focused on working with healthcare data including text data, administrative data, and image data to develop and test new approaches to study different healthcare pressing issues such as headaches phenotyping.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the research team developers, participating in all phases of the research project: conceptualization, development of machine learning approaches; design and implementation; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This two-year, full-time position (with the potential for extension) offers the opportunity to work alongside a prolific group of biomedical informatics researchers but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning September 2019, materials should be submitted no later than July 25, 2019.

 The successful fellow will receive health insurance coverage and full access to the Yale University libraries. 

Scope of Work:

  • Develop and apply machine learning approaches to phenotype health conditions using structured and unstructured data in the EHR.
  • Apply natural language processing to clinical notes in the EHR to extract important clinical descriptors.
  • Collaborate with the research team developers and participating in all phases of the research project including design, implementation; analysis; writing up results; and presentation of findings.

Application Instructions

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: Samah Fodeh (samah.fodeh@yale.edu)

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Cancer Center
Posting Date: April 2019

A position is available for a full time research trainee (Postgraduate Associate) to work on projects involving measurement of immune biomarkers of solid tumors. The position includes patient interaction and laboratory work focusing on characterizing the immune cells in tumor samples using novel methods. The training entails learning about molecular and immunologic abnormalities and working with oncologists and pathologists to identify unique features in human cancers that may impact treatment options.Candidates should have a Bachelors or Master’s degree. The position is full-time for a minimum of 1 year to start on or after June 1, 2019. To apply, please email a resume and contact information for three references (email addresses and phone numbers) to Sarah Goldberg at Sarah.Goldberg@yale.edu and Kurt Schalper Kurt.Schalper@yale.edu.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Yale Pediatric Gender Program
Posting Date: April 2019

Postdoctoral Associate position at the Yale Pediatric Gender Program

The Yale Gender Program at Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for postdoctoral associate for research for those seeking to develop a career in the delivery of affirmative transgender health care. The postdoctoral fellow will receive research opportunities and training under the mentorship of Christy Olezeski, PhD. The position is research-focused and will include opportunities for grant-writing, data collection related to pediatric transgender health care in collaboration with our community and hospital partners, qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, manuscript preparation, and general professional development. There will be optional opportunities for supervised clinical experiences for candidates seeking licensure as a psychologist. This position aims to prepare the fellow for an independent clinical research career in an academic medical setting.

Applicants must have: (a) completed their doctoral training in psychology or a related field prior to the start date, and (b) demonstrated strong potential for an academic career in research focusing on transgender and gender diverse populations. We offer competitive salary commensurate with NIH guidelines and benefits. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and equity, and Dr. Olezeski especially encourages applications from candidates whose backgrounds are often underrepresented in research. The search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Applicants should compile the following items:

  1. 1-2 page statement of research interests and career development aims
  2. Three letters of recommendation from mentors/supervisors
  3. Sample publications
  4. Updated curriculum vitae

These items should be forwarded to Christy Olezeski, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, 1 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 503, New Haven, CT 06510. Please direct applications and/or inquiries via email to Dr. Olezeski via email at the following email address: Christy.olezeski@yale.edu. Position start date is negotiable.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Sun lab at Yale University
Posting Date: April 2019

The Sun lab at Yale University is currently seeking a postdoctoral candidate. The lab studies the function of the cilium in vertebrate development and diseases, particularly polycystic kidney disease and primary ciliary dyskinesia. More detailed information about lab research can be found at https://medicine.yale.edu/genetics/people/zhaoxia_sun-2.profile.

We use multidisciplinary approaches ranging from genetics to live imaging in our research. The candidate is expected to work with both zebrafish and mouse models, conduct an independent research project, collaborate with scientists within and outside of our group and participate in multiple joint group meetings. We are seeking an individual who is proficient in molecular biology and/or developmental biology, self-motivated and ready to explore all the opportunities available in our research community.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three references to:

Zhaoxia Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Genetics

Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar ST., SHM I-329A            

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

zhaoxia.sun@yale.edu

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology
Posting Date: April 2019

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology

Employer: Yale University

Location: New Haven, CT, USA

Brief Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to begin in July of 2019. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to work on projects dealing with microvascular and kidney tissue engineering. 

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations: The individual will be part of a small research team that conducts research focused on the development of new approaches to microvascular and kidney tissue engineering. Our goals are to make advances in these fields and to model clinically relevant human disease with tissue engineered constructs. We routinely use microfluidic devices, pluripotent stem cells, and in vivo animal models with human cells. An MD, PhD, or MD/PhD in a field relevant to biomedical engineering is preferred and skills needed for mammalian cell culture are required. Candidates should have good organizational, presentation, and writing skills. They should be able to work well in a team environment and be willing to take on creative new approaches.      

            Yale University provides competitive salaries and benefits packages and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a CV and a cover letter with your qualifications and interests as they pertain to this posting to the principal investigator, Dr. William G. Chang (w.chang@yale.edu).  

Contract period: This position would be for a two-year period with the possibility of extension.

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

Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Psychiatry
Posting Date: March 2019

Postdoctoral Associate Opening at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is recruiting one postdoctoral associates (2-year appointment) to begin April 1, 2019, who wish to have research training in the areas of addiction genetics and epigenetics. 

The postdoctoral associates will work primarily with Dr. Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Attending Psychiatrist, on a two NIH- funded study of addiction epigenetics in HIV-infected population.  The projects aim to understand how substance abuse impacted epigenome in HIV-infected populations and their comorbid conditions. The goal is to identify cell-type specific epigenetic effects of abused drugs in immune cells. The study may extend to neuroimmune system to understand the central nervous effects of abused drugs.  

Research duties will include conducting experiments in a wet lab, analysing genomic data, presenting the findings in conferences and co-authoring manuscripts.    

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in the genetics, psychiatric disorders, psychology, immunology, or other relevant area at the time the position begins and excellent project management, quantitative and writing skills. Experience with bench work in molecular biology, genetics, computer programming, are preferred but not required. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

Applicant Instructions: 

To apply, please send a single PDF documenting the following to ke.xu@yale.edu

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

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

Postdoctoral Position in the laboratory of Jean-Ju Chung in Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale
Posting Date: March 2019

Postdoctoral associate – Chung lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jean-Ju Chung in Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. The Chung lab studies cellular signaling via ion channels and membrane receptors that regulates sperm motility and fertility under normal and pathophysiological conditions using insights from human genetics and mouse models. Self-driven and highly motivated PhD (or PhD candidate) with an inquisitive nature and a quantitative mind is encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates should be passionate about the Chung lab’s research interests and hold a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or Reproductive Biology. Experience with molecular & cellular biology and imaging techniques is necessary, and experience with mice gametes and embryos will be favorably considered but not a must. Excellent organization skills, written and verbal communication skills, and willingness to write grant proposals and manuscripts are necessary.

To apply, please send a single PDF file to Jean-Ju Chung at jean-ju.chung@yale.edu<mailto:jean-ju.chung@yale.edu> including

(1) a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references.

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

Postdoctoral Position in Public Humanities
Posting Date: March 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities

An outstanding junior scholar with an interest in public humanities is sought for a postdoctoral fellowship. Based at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and working with Professor Timothy Snyder. Position for one year, with a possibility for two renewals.

This position is split evenly between research and public outreach. For half the time, the fellow will be working on her or his own project, as defined in the application.  For the other half, the fellow will work on outreach and planning involving book publishing, television and other media, and public events.

Applicants will be recent PhD recipients and will have completed their degree before beginning the fellowship. A doctorate in history or a related field and a facility with languages required. The fellow will remain in residence through the duration of the fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Jackson Institute.

To apply, submit the following via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/61043): cover letter; research proposal (1000 words); two or three letters of reference (at least one should refer to administrative experience); transcripts (all higher education); brief writing sample. The cover letter should address research interests, interest in and experience relevant to academic administration, and language ability.

Salary: $57,000 plus $3,000 for research expenses.  The fellow will be housed in the Jackson Institute and will have an office.

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

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Biology
Posting Date: March 2019

CANCER BIOLOGY POSTDOC POSITION AT YALE

The Wilson laboratory in the Section of Medical Oncology and the Yale Cancer Center is seeking postdoctoral candidates.  Interests in the laboratory focus on identifying and characterizing genetic vulnerabilities in cancer and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance with an emphasis on lung cancer therapeutics.

(https://medicine.yale.edu/bbs/people/frederick_wilson-1.profile) The lab applies sequencing-based and functional genomic approaches to identify cancer vulnerabilities and dissect resistance mechanisms in translational and basic projects.
 
Applicants must have a recent PhD degree in a relevant field and at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Applicants should have experience in molecular biology, genetics / genomics, tumor cell biology, or other related fields.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected.
 
Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals and the names / contact information for three references to: frederick.wilson@yale.edu.

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