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A number of faculty in the Yale Stem Cell Center are recruiting for postdoctoral positions in stem cell biology.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Jiangbing Zhou. The research focus will be to engineer neural stem cells for drug delivery and to study the biology of brain cancer stem cells. The lab uses a combination of neuroscience, stem cell biology and emerging nanotechnology to develop novel therapies for treatment of brain cancer and stroke.

The lab of Lawrence Rizzolo, Ph.D., is inviting applications to work on a project that involves tissue engineering and stem cell transplantation to study retinal diseases such as Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of visual impairment in the US. The macula is the region of the retina that is responsible for visual acuity. We have adapted current methods for culturing the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and retinal progenitor cells to a novel method for co-culture in a 3D configuration that emulates the outer retina.

The lab of Craig Crews, Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale is inviting applications for multiple postdoctoral positions. With an emphasis on regenerative medicine, the lab investigates the inductive role of the wound epidermis on cellular dedifferentiation during amphibian limb regeneration.
The Xiao lab focuses on characterizing unique cellular and molecular features of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and the underlying epigenetic mechanisms.
A wide variety of projects are available to define mechanisms of cell fate determination in mouse and human embryonic stem cells using both traditional and genomic approaches. Applicants should have training and experience in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques.
We are interested in learning the cell fate decision processes: how does a cell know what to be and what not to be? We use three biological model systems to investigate this question
  1. Induced pluripotency (Yamanaka reprogramming).
  2. Malignant transformation.
  3. Hematopoietic stem cell emergence and maintenance. The long term goal of understanding the rules of cell fate decision making is to create desired cell types for cell replacement therapies and to eliminate the emergence of harmful cell types such as cancer.

Our laboratory is offering a postdoctoral position on the topic of vascular growth factor signaling in human neural stem cells. The candidate is expected to be a neurobiologist with a previous experience in the field of neurogenesis, with excellent expertise in cell culture (preferentially embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells) and stereotaxic surgery and with a good knowledge of cell signaling in stem cells. 

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of cardiovascular (CV) stem cell biology. We are striving to ameliorate heart diseases utilizing a novel population of CV stem cells, coupled with embryonic stem cells, high-throughput chemical screening and tissue engineering.
A Postdoctoral position is available in Pediatrics and Genetics, seeking individual with strong background in molecular biology, genetics/genomics, cell biology, and/or physiology.  A Postgraduate position is also available in Pediatrics and Genetics, ideal candidate has majored in a science discipline, e.g. biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry and is seeking advanced training for a defined period of time.