Employer: Yale University
The Van Wolfswinkel Lab at Yale University is looking for a thoughtful and motivated recent college graduate, with experience in bioinformatics and/or computational biology. Candidates should hold a major in a biological, mathematical, computer science, or data science discipline and should have experience with scripting and statistical languages such as python and R. Previous experience in a biological research environment is desirable. A strong sense of responsibility and self-starting mentality are essential.The work in the Van Wolfswinkel Lab focusses on the dynamics and regulation of pluripotent stem cells, using the freshwater flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a model. Schmidtea mediterranea has the ability to regenerate or repair any part of its body, and can even regrow its entire brain. We study the molecular processes involved in this amazing regenerative ability, using imaging, confocal microscopy, single cell RNA sequencing, and computational analysis.Your responsibilities will include the improvement of several lab databases and development of bio-informatical tools. Furthermore you will actively participate in the research projects and manage the analysis of large sets of (single cell) RNA sequencing, genomic, and chromatin data generated in the lab. We offer you a dynamic start-up environment in which you will have the chance to grow and really make a difference. This position is a great fit for a student wanting to gain research experience in preparation for graduate school.For more information on the lab, see our website: www.vanwolfswinkellab.org.The position is for up to 2 years. The start date will be determined by mutual agreement.To apply: Please submit a CV, college transcript, and cover letter explaining your motivation for this position. Also please suggest a reference who can evaluate your research experience.Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.