Postgraduate position in the Yale laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Section of Digestive Diseases and West Haven VA Medical Center. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates (or soon to be graduates by 6/2023) who are passionate about advancing early detection of pancreatic cancer to improve survival of this deadly disease.

Training Our goal is to improve on tradition pancreatic cancer risk prediction by integrating classic epidemiological approaches with human genetics and genomics.  We will develop and validate large cohort populations from the electronic health record linked with biorepositories,  identify individuals at high risk for pancreatic cancer, and discover the genetic diversity of pancreatic cancer. You will participate in ongoing projects to develop and validate large databases and biobanks, perform clinical risk prediction and statistical analyses, conduct systemic reviews of the literature, present at conferences, and write manuscripts.

MentoringYou will be mentored by Dr. Louise Wang through regular interactions to review results, protocols, presentations, etc. You will be expected to participate in research in progress meetings, journal clubs, and gastroenterology conferences. Also, daily mentoring and training in statistical and programming techniques will be provided.

Education-Individuals with prior experience with bioinformatics, data management, statistics and programming are strongly encouraged to apply. However, this is not a prerequisite and the most successful applicants are the ones who are detail-oriented, organized, and self – motivated with a passion for learning.

The position is for 1-2 years.  If you are interested in this position, please send (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of previous research experience and (3) an unofficial transcript to louise.wang@yale.edu.

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By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect