Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position Available in the laboratory of Dr. Carson Thoreen

Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available for an individual with an interest in understanding how the systems for translating mRNA are re-programmed during physiologic stress and disease. Our lab takes a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring these questions, and employs a wide range of biochemical, bioinformatics, and next-gen sequencing strategies. We are looking for creative and motivated candidates with a quantitative bent, and preferably a strong background in molecular biology techniques. More information is available at http://thoreenlab.commons.yale.edu. Applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of interests, and the names/contact information of at least one reference to Carson Thoreen, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine via email to carson.thoreen@yale.edu.

Postdoctoral positions are available for collaborative projects between the laboratories of Drs. Slav Bagriantsev and Elena Gracheva

Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine

Our labs are pioneering the use of non-standard animal models, such as hibernating squirrels, tactile foraging ducks and others, to inquire into the molecular basis of mechanosensitivity, thermosensitivity and thermoregulation in vertebrates. We are seeking motivated postdocs to study general principles of temperature- and mechanosensation, and gating of heat- and mechanosensitive ion channels, including Piezo, K2P, TRP and Nav’s. We use a multidisciplinary approach ranging from biophysics, biochemistry and transcriptomics to cell and molecular biology and behavioral tests.

Candidates should have a strong background in general biochemical, biophysical, molecular or cell biological techniques. Experience with electrophysiological methods is highly desirable. Salary—Yale scale.

More information can be found on The Slav and Elena Labs at Yale website:

http://squirrel.commons.yale.edu/

Applicants should send a CV and a list of referees to:

sviatoslav.bagriantsev@yale.edu and elena.gracheva@yale.edu

Postdoctoral position available in the Rinehart Lab

Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine

Postdoc position available in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Rinehart at the Yale Systems Biology Institute. The qualified applicant will have an NIH funded position and join a new collaborative network working at the interface of Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology, & Cancer Biology (http://news.yale.edu/2016/08/23/casbyale-launches-95m-federal-grant-battle-deadliest-cancers). 

Highly qualified applicants can send a CV directly to jesse.rinehart@yale.edu.

Post-doctoral associate – Chung lab

Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jean-Ju Chung in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. We study molecular and cellular basis of successful mammalian fertilization and reproduction. We aim (1) to elucidate molecular and physiological changes during mammalian fertilization and (2) to better understand evolution of fertility molecules. 

One of our current focus is the primary calcium channel of spermatozoa, CatSper, which regulates sperm motility and fertility. We use genome editing, biochemistry, advanced imaging technologies including dynamic live cell imaging, 3D tissue volume imaging, and super-resolution imaging. Individuals with curious, passionate, and audacious mind with a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. candidates) and background in biology, chemistry, or physics are encouraged to apply. Experiences in mouse genetics, gametes and embryo manipulation, protein purification, imaging analysis, cellular and molecular biology or biophysics are preferred but not a must. 

To apply, please send 
  1. Cover letter that describes what you did, and your motivation to apply
  2. Professional CV
  3. 2-3 names of references to Jean-Ju Chung at jean-ju.chung@yale.edu