Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Immunology, Yale School of Medicine, United States

Expires on: 03/31/2024


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Vikki Abrahams. The Abrahams Lab focuses on understanding the role of innate immune receptors in placental, fetal membrane, and maternal-fetal immune responses to infectious and non-infectious stimuli, with a particular focus on pregnancy outcomes. The position involves studying the impact of non-infectious antiphospholipid antibodies associated with lupus on placental trophoblast inflammation and maternal-fetal vascular communication. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extension, expected to start in fall 2024.


  1.  Conduct research on the mechanisms underlying placental trophoblast inflammation induced by non-infectious antiphospholipid antibodies
  2. Investigate the impact of these antibodies on maternal-fetal vascular communication
  3. Utilize human and mouse models for basic and translational research
  4. Perform cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, and RT-qPCR experiments
  5.  Analyze data, prepare manuscripts, and contribute to grant proposals
  6. Collaborate with other members of the research team
  7. Present research findings at conferences and scientific meetings


  • PhD in Immunology, Reproductive Sciences, Cellular Biology, or Molecular Biology
  • Prior experience in Reproductive Immunology and/or Reproductive Biology preferred but not essential
  • Proficiency in cell culture, Western blot analysis, ELISA, and RT-qPCR
  • Enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated, and reliable
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to multitask
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong track record of research productivity, presentations, and publications

How to Apply:

 Interested candidates should email the following documents to Dr. Vikki M Abrahams, PhD (

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact information for three references
  3. Description of research background, interests, and career goals

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