Full-time, Paid, Clinical Research Associates, Neurology

November 7, 2019

Position Description 
The Yale Neurology is seeking two students to work as research associates in the cerebrovascular group led by Dr. Nils Petersen. Their group investigates the relationship between blood pressure and cerebral blood flow in patients with stroke. Their goal is to understand blood pressure course after stroke and work towards individualized blood pressure management. Research associates will lead independent research projects while developing clinical skills valuable for a future career in medicine.

Research associates will gain extensive clinical experience by interacting with patients throughout the course of acute stroke treatment, following them from their arrival to the Emergency Department and through potential neurosurgical intervention, as well as during their stay in the Neurosciences ICU. Associates will have the opportunity to work with physicians, nurses, and other members of the diverse medical team, and will be closely mentored by Dr. Petersen, a leading physician and researcher in the neuromonitoring of stroke patients. Associates will be able to shadow Dr. Petersen and other neurologists, and are encouraged to attend department conferences, lectures, and clinical presentations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting non-invasive patient neuro-monitoring (such as brain ultrasounds) in the Neurosciences ICU and the Emergency Department, both during normal working hours and during periodic on-call shifts
  • Screening and consenting patients, reviewing medical charts, and collecting outcomes data via telephone interviews
  • Leading independent research projects and analyzing data, preparing abstracts and manuscripts, and presenting at conferences.

Position Requirements:

  • Highly motivated
  • Self-directed
  • Strong academic record 
  • Research experience 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Ability to take initiative 
  • Ability to collaborate with others 

Time Commitment 
Full-time; with a one year commitment. 


To apply, fill out this application form and email your CV to Cindy Khanh Nguyen and to Krithika Peshwe. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis, and strong candidates will be invited to interview.