Dr. Shelli Farhadian is recruiting a new postgraduate research associate (RA) to join her neuro-infectious diseases research group. This role will be a hybrid position with both clinical and laboratory work.
The scientific focus of the Farhadian laboratory is to study the neurological effects of systemic infections, including HIV and COVID-19. Our research group focuses on immune and gene expression correlates and biomarkers of neurological dysfunction during infection. Studies are primarily translational, involving research participants recruited locally.
Under the direction of the PI but with expectation to exercise independent judgment, this position will have the role of recruiting patients and collecting tissue samples, processing samples and maintaining biospecimens, generating and analyzing data, and ensuring all safety and research compliances are met.
Primary roles of the research associate will include:
1. Recruitment of research volunteers (involved significant interaction with patients and families)
2. Design and maintenance of online Redcap database
3. Collection and lab processing of tissue (blood and other) samples
4. Immunological and genomic assays, including single cell RNA sequencing
5. Contribution to regulatory and research management, including institutional review board protocols and coordinating collaborations with researchers at other institutions
6. Opportunities for grant writing and participation in abstract and manuscript preparation.
Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients with acute or recovered infections. The RA is welcome and encouraged to attend department conferences and lectures and to participate in clinical research study visits.
Ideal candidates are:
• Highly motivated to independently seek solutions to problems as they arise
• Able to work well with others and navigate team dynamics
• Have a strong academic record, with prior coursework in biology
• Have prior laboratory experience
• Excellent communication skills, required for interactions with patients, families, and hospital staff
• Possess strong analysis skills (using statistical software, graphing programs, etc.).
Requirements for the position include a BA/BS, preferably in the biological or life sciences. Ideal candidates will be able to commit to 1-2 years, beginning in May/June 2021. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research!
Interested candidates should forward a CV and cover letter with the names and addresses of two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yale University is an affirmative Acton/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.