The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Employment

The John B. Pierce Laboratory is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
The biochemistry of bioluminescence

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vincent Pieribone at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, a nonprofit research institute affiliated with Yale University. The position is supported by a DARPA research project on the biochemistry of bioluminescence for development of neuronal activity indicators. The project involves the study of bioluminescence processes in native organisms in efforts to identify and engineer novel luciferases.  The project also entails elucidation of the luciferin biosynthetic pathway.

Candidates should be a new or recent PhD working in biochemistry or a related discipline, proficient in spoken and written English, efficient and self-motivated, and work well in a team environment. Candidate should have a doctorate degree in biochemistry or related discipline, strong background in biochemistry, protein purification, and biophysical characterization techniques. Prior experience with native protein purification, enzyme kinetics, gel electrophoresis, HPLC/FPLC, transcriptomics, or immunoblotting is important.

A coterminous postdoctoral appointment in a relevant department in the Yale School of Medicine is anticipated. The John B. Pierce Laboratory offers competitive salary, health insurance, and other benefits.

Please send application with C.V., contact information for three references, and statement of interests to biochempd@jbpierce.org. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

 

POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Neuroimaging of chronic pain and food pleasure

 A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Geha at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, a nonprofit research institute affiliated with Yale University. The post-doctoral candidate will be examining the neurobiological basis of pain and food pleasure interaction in chronic pain patients. The project uses functional brain imaging and psychophysics of pain and taste.

Candidates should be a new or recent PhD working in neuroscience or a related discipline, proficient in spoken and written English, efficient and self-motivated, and work well in a team environment. Prior experience with neuroimaging and Matlab is a must and prior experience with computational neuroimaging is highly preferred.

A coterminous postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the Yale School of Medicine is anticipated.  The John B. Pierce Laboratory offers a competitive salary, excellent health insurance, and other benefits.

Please send application with C.V., contact information for three references, and statement of interests to pdjob@jbpierce.org.  Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.