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Postdoctoral Associate position in the Yale University-Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation

A full-time Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Yale University-Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) and Yale School of Public Health. The candidate will be mentored by Drs. Joshua Wallach and Zeyan Liew.

Position details:

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Wallach, Liew, the CERSI directors (Drs. Joseph Ross and Molly Jeffery), and collaborators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on projects at the intersection of regulatory science, epidemiology, and meta-research (i.e., research on research). The position will focus on the evaluation of epidemiologic methods and tools that can help leverage observational data to inform regulatory decision-making. In particular, the candidate will lead studies related to the identification and implementation of quantitative bias analysis (QBA) methods for epidemiological studies of pharmaceutical treatments or exposures.

Furthermore, candidates will have the opportunity to receive training in and collaborate on projects related to evidence synthesis and the use of existing real-world data for medical product evaluation. The Yale University-Mayo CERSI conducts high-quality, high-impact collaborative research to support several areas of focus in the FDA strategic plan for regulatory science. For examples of other CERSI projects, please see:

Minimum qualifications:

  1. PhD/ScD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other relevant areas.
  2. Strong background in epidemiological/statistical methods, including coursework and research experience in causal inference and evidence synthesis.
  3. Programming experience (e.g., R, SAS, STATA).
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills.

Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral research salary scale. The position is for one year, with possible renewal at the second year depending on funding and performance.


To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter of up to two pages, and contact information for three references (name with position title, phone, and email address). In your cover letter, please summarize your relevant research experience.

Please apply online through Interfolio.

Question regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Joshua Wallach. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

Posted: 12.22.2021