Research Assistant in Neuroinfectious Diseases (Farhadian Lab)
The Farhadian Lab at Yale School of Medicine seeks a (post-graduate) research assistant to contribute to our studies aimed at understanding infectious diseases affecting the central nervous system. Our lab focuses on understanding neurological consequences of infections including HIV and COVID-19 through transcriptomic and other studies of host immune activity and viral persistence during these and other infections.
These are several opportunities to contribute to our studies, and depending on the candidate’s skills, background, and interest, these include:
• identifying and enrolling eligible study participants in the hospital and the community with various infectious disorders
• laboratory handling of blood and cerebrospinal fluid
• Design and maintenance of online Redcap database
• For interested candidates, opportunity to focus on computational work in single cell transcriptomics
As we work with precious patient samples that typically must be processed while fresh, some scheduling flexibility is a requirement. Since this job involves some face-to-face interactions with patients and their loved ones, we seek someone who is compassionate and comfortable interfacing with patients and medical staff.
Research assistants 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. This is a great position for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or medical research!