We are recruiting - apply today!

Our lab is growing and we have many open positions to fill. We encourage enthusiastic scientists of all levels to apply.
The Alon lab strives to provide a healthy, inclusive, and fun work environment.
We value a collaborative approach to science and strong mentorship.

The Alon lab at Yale Medical School has openings for outstanding recently graduated scientists who are excited about our research. We seek individuals with a passion for research and a strong background in biochemistry, structural (cryo-EM, x-ray), molecular or cell biology

We are focused on gaining mechanistic insights into the activation, signaling, and ligand recognition of understudied and interesting membrane receptors for sterol signaling molecules

We apply a multidisciplinary approach, combining structural biology, biophysics, pharmacology, drug discovery, and cell biology

Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent in biological sciences with not more than 1 year of postdoctoral training. Interested candidates should have training and experience in two or more of the following:

  • Protein purification from E. coli, insect and/or mammalian cells
  • Structural biology (X-ray or cryoEM)
  • Biochemical and biophysical techniques
  • Cell biology and imaging (experience with generating CRISPR KO lines is preferred)
  • Computational techniques related to structure or drug discovery such as protein design, MD simulations, and virtual docking

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a 1-page research summary, and contact information for three references to Dr. Assaf Alon (assaf.alon@yale.edu)

We accept graduate students through the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program. The lab is affiliated with the Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS) track as well as the Translational Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology (TMMPP) track.
Students who are interested in rotating in the lab are encouraged to contact Assaf via email: assaf.alon@yale.edu

The Alon lab starting in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale Medical School and has an opening for outstanding and passionate post-grad scientists interested in opportunities to gain research experience.

The main goal of the Alon Lab is to gain new mechanistic insights into the function of membrane receptors for sterol hormones and other signaling molecules. We use a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology to study various understudied and interesting membrane protein targets.

Candidates should be self-motivated and be able to carry out experiments independently. Candidates will analyze results, and with guidance from the principal investigator design follow-up experiments. Candidates are also expected to support the maintenance and organization of the lab. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Alon and there will be ample learning and growth opportunities for those interested in biomedical research. We are seeking candidates who can provide at least a 1-year commitment.

  1. Conduct research, working with the principal investigator to plan, perform experiments, and analyze results
  2. General lab maintenance, including organizing databases, maintaining stock solutions
  3. Maintain tissue culture cells
Required qualifications:
  1. A degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field
  2. Previous experience in basic science research
  3. Demonstrated record of academic achievement
  4. Enthusiastic, highly motivated, excellent organizational skills
Preferred qualifications:
  1. Experience in protein biochemistry or structural biology is a plus
  2. Experience with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA cloning, and construct design
  3. Previous experience working with e.coli, insect cells, or mammalian cells
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter describing interest in the position, CV, two reference letters, and transcript (unofficial transcript if candidate has not yet graduated) to Dr. Alon by email

We have openings for students interested in learning to do research
Undergraduate summer projects are available
Please apply through the STARS program