A 1-2 year postgraduate research associate position in basic and translational research is available in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. The primary focus of the laboratory is the impact of stress on the female reproductive system. We are interested in evaluating how fertility is altered through changes in uterine functions and what role stress signaling plays in the pathophysiology of uterine diseases, such as uterine fibroids. The research associate will have the opportunity to gain experience with many different cell and molecular biology techniques, including working with both human and small animal models.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Prior experience with small animal models, cell culture, PCR/QPCR, histology, Western blotting, and/or microscopy is preferred, although training will be provided as needed in experimental design and techniques. Applicants should be dedicated and reliable with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently. Intellectual and technical contributions will provide opportunities to present data at national research meetings and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications. This position is ideal for recent graduates interested in gaining research experience prior to medical or graduate school.
To apply, please email a brief cover letter in the body of the email and resume to Dr. Shannon Whirledge at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Anticipated start May or June 2021.