Positions

Positions available (Standard):
We are open to highly motivated scientists at all levels to work on exciting on-going directions, especially cancer immunology and technology development. These multi-year projects are supported by various sources of funding. 


Postdoctoral Scholar or Associate Research Scientist of COVID-19 research at Yale University:
(Posted 01/03/2021)
Postdoctoral Scholar or Associate Research Scientist position available in Sidi Chen Laboratory at Yale University. This individual carries out research and development projects on COVID-19 research directed by the PI.

Potential research directions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Development of novel vaccines against COVID-19 or other coronaviruses
  2. Development of antibody or other types of therapeutics
  3. Viral biology and host immunology
  4. Technologies applicable to viral detection, therapeutics, prevention or research
  5. Viral genome informatics, immunogenomics and data science
  6. Other projects as assigned by the PI

Minimal Required Education and Experience:
PhD, MD or MD/PhD
Experience in immunology, virology, molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and/or relevant scientific disciplines.

Preferred skills:

  1. Basic molecular cell biology, e.g. construct design, cell culture, is required.
  2. Fundamental immunology such as multi-color flow is required. Other immunology skills are a plus.
  3. Basic bioinformatics required. Advanced bioinformatic skills is a plus.
  4. Experience in virology or infectious disease research is a plus.
  5. Vaccine development experience is a plus.

Interested individuals please send an email to sidichenlab@gmail.com and/or sidi.chen@yale.edu with the following:

  1. Title: Application for Position of Postdoctoral Scholar or Associate Research Scientist of COVID-19 research
  2. CV, highlighting required / preferred specific skills and experience
  3. Names and contacts of three or more referees, including primary doctoral mentor

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from under-represented populations to apply.


New Positions Available (11/16/2019)

Associate Research Scientists (ARS):
Preferred experience or skills:
1. Experience in managing multiple projects in immunooncology
2. Antibody therapeutic development
3. Protein biochemistry

Computational Biologists:
Preferred experience or skills:
1. Coding skills in R, Python, Perl or C/C++
2. Hands on experience in bioinformatics, large scale data processing, and data visualization
3. Solid background in statistics

Laboratory Technicians:
Preferred experience or skills:
1. Molecular biology and Cell biology
2. Animal work, including basic handling, procedures and care
3. Biochemistry

Cell Therapy Scientists and/or Physician Scientists:
Preferred experience or skills:
1. Adoptive cell therapy, CAR-T, TCR-T, or alike
2. Process development, vector development, GLP/GMP
3. Experience in cell therapy clinic is preferred

Viral Therapy Scientists:
Preferred experience or skills:
1. Viral therapy development
2. Virus prep, including but not limited to AAV, lentivirus, Adenovirus, HSV, Oncolytic virus
3. New vector development and optimization


Postdocs:
Postdoc candidates may directly apply by email (sidichenlab@gmail.com).
Preferred experience or skills:
1. Computational biology, statistics, big data, machine learning, bioinformatics
2. Antibody engineering, campaign, production, characterization and development
3. Mass spec, metabolomics, proteomics, protein characterization and engineering
4. In vivo immunology and immunotherapy models
5. Genome engineering, bioengineering, technology development

Requirements:
– PhD, MD, or MD-PhD in immunology, cancer biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioengineering, or equivalent.
– CV, with key publications
– 3 letters of references, or contacts of 3 referees, including one from doctoral mentor
– Description of future research interests and brief plan (~1pp)


Graduate Students:
Interested students may contact Dr. Chen via Yale email (sidi.chen@yale.edu).
The lab is currently open to students from MD-PhD, BBS/Genetics, BBS/Immunobiology tracks. Other students or fellows may contact for discussion on a case-by-case scenario.


Undergraduates:
Please reach out to Dr. Chen directly. Certain students may be eligible for fellowships supported by Yale College or other sources.


Postgraduates:
Postgrad candidates may apply by email (sidichenlab@gmail.com).
Requirements: Bachelor degree in biology, bioengineering, biomedical science, chemistry, or similar.


Please send an email to sidichenlab@gmail.com for inquiry or application. The email should:

  1. Use a title line indicating the position of interest, 
  2. Attach an updated CV, 
  3. Briefly describe previous research experience / accomplishments and future interests, 
  4. Include names of three referees.

Salary and benefits will follow the guidelines of Yale School of Medicine.
We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply for these positions.

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer.


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