Header Ads Widget

Postdoctoral Positions at Yale University (October - November )

Posting Date: October 19, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Genomics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: October 19, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: October 21, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Virology & Biophysics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: October 27, 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

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

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

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

To Apply:

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

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

Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Posting Date: October 27, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate Position (Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance)

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF), a joint project of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Associate in Sustainable Finance with an anticipated start date as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in YISF’s ongoing research projects under the supervision of Professors Todd Cort and Dan Esty (YISF Co-Directors) and alongside YISF research director Nathan de Arriba-Sellier – as well as having an opportunity to pursue their own research.

The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. from a management school or economics program with demonstrated research experience in sustainable or ESG finance. We are specifically interested in candidates that have strong statistics backgrounds and data analytical skills and experience in ESG-related portfolio analysis. Experience working with large, unstructured ESG data sets would also be a plus. Candidates should have expertise in methodologies to test the financial implications of ESG data. Past work with asset managers, asset owners, and banks on ESG finance topics would also be desirable. Ideal candidates will have exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills, as well as an inclusive and flexible approach to collaborating with a diverse team of people and organizations.

This position offers a one-year opportunity with a possibility of reappointment for a second or third year upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Interested persons should send a CV, and a brief statement of research interests to Meghan Kircher, at the following address: meghan.kircher@yale.edu.

Posting Date: October 31, 2022

LGBTQ Mental Health Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate in NYC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competitive salary and fringe benefits.

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

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

Genomic Postdoctoral Associate

Yale Center for Genome Analysis

Yale University, School of Medicine

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

We seek a postdoctoral associate with cell/molecular biology expertise to assist YCGA in developing novel technology platforms and evaluating the existing platform for offering a new service. This position envisages mentoring opportunities for recent PhDs (not more than two years of postdoctoral experience) for a career in a service core facility or technology development centers in academia or pharmaceutical /biotechnology-based companies. The successful candidate will receive mentoring to manage clients project management, developing SOPs, impart training to users in technology usage and data interpretation, offer consultation in experimental design and analytical needs, assist in collaborative publications and grant writing, research budgeting, optimize new technology for YCGA use, and development of new technology platforms. The area of current interest in new technology platforms includes assays based on liquid biopsies and functional characterization of DNA variants using tools such as CRISPR, chemical mutagenesis, and spatial genomics. 

Experience in next-generation sequencing, NGS data analysis, and single-cell genomics is a plus. The ideal candidate must also be able to interact with Yale investigators using YCGA, bioinformatics, and HPC staff. It is anticipated that the individual will continue to build on their career and professional development by attending conferences and/or workshops on new technology. As well as participate in career and professional development activities through the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, https://postdocs.yale.edu/career-development.  Resources and postdoc benefits information is available at https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs.

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: November 2, 2022

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

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


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

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

Required skills and qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Posting Date: November 7, 2022

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

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

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

Papers published by the laboratory can be found on Pubmed.

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

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

Posting Date: November 9, 2022

Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate Position

The Kleinstein Lab (Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Yale School of Medicine, Department of Pathology) and McDougal Lab (Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Yale School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics Division of Health Informatics) are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join the NIH-funded Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC; https://www.immunespace.org) as a member of the HIPC Data Coordinating Center. 

The research will focus on the development and application of methods to capture published immune signatures of infection and vaccination in a machine-readable format. This will include: (1) engaging the 8 current national HIPC centers to share emerging research results, (2) automating the identification of papers to target for signature capture, and (3) developing natural language processing and information extraction approaches to identify and validate immune signature components (cohorts, immune exposure, response, etc). Involvement in systems immunology analysis projects to identify and compare signatures is possible for interested candidates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: November 15, 2022

Postdoc Position in Biochemistry and Drug Discovery (Bleichert lab)

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: November 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posting Date: November 18, 2022

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

We are hiring more members!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

15. Postdoctoral position developing novel optical microscopy tools for deep tissue in vivo imaging (Rodríguez Lab)

Posting Date: November 23, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Details please visit the official site

Post a Comment