Postdoc position in HIV immunology and single-cell studies at Yale

New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Commensurate with experience
March 01 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Ho Lab at Yale University School of Medicine ( is recruiting enthusiastic, motivated, productive, independent, and collegial postdocs interested in understanding HIV-induced immune dysfunction and HIV persistence using translational approaches, single-cell genomics methods, and bioinformatic analysis. This postdoctoral researcher will combine wet-bench molecular biology methods, dry-lab bioinformatic analysis, and a translational approach using clinical samples from people with HIV. The immediate goal is to understand mechanisms of HIV persistence and HIV-induced immune dysfunction. The long-term goal is to develop HIV cure strategies.

Funded by multiple NIH grants (R01, R61, and UM1), our lab provides a collaborative environment and multi-disciplinary training for scientific and career development. Our lab has a track record of training postdoctoral researchers: our postdocs have international conference presentations and first-authored original articles within three years after they joined the lab.

The postdoctoral training may involve (a) the development and application of innovative single-cell RNAseq methods, (b) bioinformatic analysis of single-cell genomics datasets, (c) a translational approach using blood or tissue samples from humans, (d) wet-bench methods in virology, immunology, and molecular biology, (e) collaboration with other researchers both inside and outside of Yale, including virologists, immunologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, and physicians, (f) presentation in international conferences, and (g) manuscript preparation and grant applications.

Candidates are expected to have (a) a recent PhD degree (<4 years or current PhD students graduating by May 2021) in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, or a related discipline, (b) first-authored original publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals, (c) independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team, and (d) good scientific oral presentation and writing skills. Previous experience in immunology or virology is preferred but not required. Previous experience or strong interest in programming languages such as R or Python is highly preferred. The Ho Lab is committed to recruiting researchers from diverse backgrounds.

Interested candidates may send a CV, a personal statement, and the contact information for three referees to Applications will be reviewed immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Related publications:
Ho et al., Cell 2013, PMID 24243014
​Pollack et al., Cell Host Microbe 2017, PMID 28407485
Liu et al., Science Translational Medicine 2020, PMID 32404504
Yeh et al., Journal of Clinical Investigation 2020, PMID 32573496
Collora et al., bioRxiv 2021,

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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