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Postdoctoral Position at Yale University (July-August)

1. A Postdoctoral Position in RNA-splicing and Systems Biology 

RNA-Splicing and Systems Biology
Posting Date: July 21, 2022

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:

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.

2. 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.


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.


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/

3. 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:
Conducting LCA and MFA for different wood products, including pulp and paper, mass timber and other long-lived wood products.
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/)

4. Postdoctoral Associate - XR in Pediatrics at Yale (XRPEDS) Substance Use Prevention in Adolescents

Posting Date: July 29, 2022

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
PhD in Public Health, Education, Social Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or related Field
Excellent methodological and statistical skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data, especially mixed methods
Demonstrated ability (or potential to learn) to collaborate with school communities (educators, students, families) and maintain school relations
Independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team and learn new methods from collaborators

Excellent scientific presentation and writing skills
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.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Postdoctoral Associate (Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center)

Posting Date: August 11, 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.

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.

10. 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/

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