Postdoc, Yale University, neuroimmunology

New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH postdoc stipends
November 22 2020
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The Kaffman lab is investigating the role that microglia play in mediating the neurodevelopmental and behavioral changes seen in mice exposed to early life stress. The lab is a member of the Ribicoff Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale, which is a dynamic and large group of neuroscientists studying the molecular biology of different complex behaviors in rodents. We have several exciting projects that use cutting edge technologies in neuroimmunology, genomics, and imaging in mice. For information on recent publications from the Kaffman lab see, White 2020 (DOI: 10.7554/eLife.58301), Johnson et al 2018 (PMID: 29463821), Johnson and Kaffman 2018 (PMID:28625767) and Delpech et al. 2016 (PMID:27301858).  

We are looking for highly motivated and talented neuroimmunologist with the following expertise: 

  • Sorting and characterizing immune cells with flow cytometry 
  • Microscopy work including confocal and image J quantification 
  • Tissue cutting and processing for immunohistochemistry 
  • Experience working with mice including handling, perfusion, and brain dissection  
  • Protein work including Western blot and ELISA 
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English  


 Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroimmunology and/or neuroscience, and email the following materials: 

  • A cover letter describing their interests and technical skills 
  • Updated CV  

e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references  

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