Student Opportunities

September 15, 2021:


Are you an academic trainee (Post-doc/PhD/MBA/MD/JD, etc.) interested in building life science startups? Are you passionate about therapeutics, diagnostics, medtech, or synthetic biology?

Apply to Nucleate's activator program.

About Nucleate

Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures. Our equity-free activator program supports companies that tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). The program connects scientific trainees and business students with a world-class advisor network of startup founders, executives, venture investors, and renowned scientists. Nucleate operates in partnership with the Harvard & MIT Biotech clubs as well as various other student groups in the Boston area.

Strong Track Record

Over three years, Nucleate has formed and supported 29 companies through our activator model. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $24M in funding to develop technologies like protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), microbial fertilizer (Ivu Biologics) and biomanufacturing (FarmForward).

Reminder: Nucleate Info Sessions 9/30, 10/14, 10/25 at 6pm. Sign up here


Apply here before November 1st, 2021. Visit our website to learn more. 

September 15, 2021:

Apply to be a Mentee and/or Mentor for WISAY's Mentoring Program

Apply here: by Friday, October 1st, 2021.

Applications to take part in the Women in Science at Yale (WISAY) Mentoring Program for the 2021-2022 school year are now available!

As in past years, we will have mentoring on two levels: graduate students mentoring undergrads and post-docs mentoring graduate students. Graduate students are free to sign up for both programs. Studies find that having female mentors increase women scientists' sense of voice in their academic departments, leading to greater job satisfaction, and that women who have had female mentors get more grants and publications later in their careers.

If you would like to apply to be a mentor and/or mentee, please fill out this form by Friday, October 1st. As always, we will do our best to match you with a compatible mentor/mentee! If you already have a mentee/mentor and wish to continue your mentoring relationship, please fill out this other form so we can keep track of all pairs.

Mentors and mentees will decide together how often meetings take place, and what the focus of the mentoring relationship will be. WISAY will provide some structured events, including a mandatory mentoring workshop in late October.

For more information on the mentoring program please visit our webpage or email us at with any questions.

August 9, 2021:

Nucleate Bio - New Haven

August 26, 2021 | 6-7pm PM EST

Nucleate Bio is a nonprofit bioentrepreneurship program that facilitates the formation of life science ventures. Our proven track record of empowering trainees is uniquely enabled by our structured educational framework and world-class network & resources. To learn more about how you can join our nation-wide community, join us for our first information session!

RSVP to receive a zoom link!

Hosted by Nucleate Bio New Haven
For any questions, please contact

June 17, 2021:

Virtual BIPOC Mental Health Month Event for Black Graduate Women in STEM!

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. Given the heightened concerns about mental health and overall wellness, The Niela Project will be hosting a half-day virtual SPA DAY for Black graduate women in STEM. SPA DAY is an acronym for Self-care, Perseverance, Awareness & Deliberately Affirming Yourself.

SPA DAY brings together researchers and therapists who will discuss and provide coping strategies. The theme for July’s event is: Sisters Getting Vulnerable: Reclaiming Our Whole Selves. We will learn how vulnerability can enrich our lives at work and school, in our relationships, and in how we see and feel about ourselves.

Below are details about the event:

Date: July 10, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET)
Register online:
Cost: Free

June 2, 2021:

Fall 2021 GSAS Professional Experience Fellowship Now Open!

GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship applications for the Fall 2021 Term are now open! GPE Fellowships are an opportunity for Ph.D. students to gain professional experience and develop transferable skills by working on meaningful projects in administrative offices across the university. Applications are due Friday, June 11 at 11:59pm. Click here to find all of the open positions and the links to apply through Yale Career Link.

If you are interested to hear from your fellow students who participated in the program, here are a few short videos from our Spring 2020 fellows and their mentors discussing their experiences:

  1. Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology
  2. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  3. Yale Women Faculty Forum
  4. Yale Carbon Containment Lab
  5. Yale Office of Career Strategy

May 24, 2021:

Eli Lilly Postdoc Position

Eli Lilly’s New Therapeutic Modalities Group in Cambridge, MA is hiring for a postdoctoral fellow on a high-impact project that leverages emerging technologies in the fields of drug delivery, neuroscience, and nucleic acid therapies.

The postdoc will lead the investigation of a novel approach to leveraging nucleic acid therapies for the treatment of neurological diseases. The opportunity is highly multidisciplinary and collaborative; the postdoctoral fellow will establish working relationships across the Lilly organization (e.g., Neuroscience Next Generation Therapeutics team, the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics groups, and Drug Delivery and Devices teams). They are also expected to gain the technical and leadership skills to develop innovative, translational technologies and drive their progress to clinical evaluation.

Notably, the project is a collaborative effort with a local academic and medical institution. Through these partnerships, the postdoc will have diverse mentorship and gain additional expertise (particularly in formulation development tailored to nucleic acid delivery and cutting-edge surgical techniques).

Feel free to pass along my email ( to interested students. I would be happy to plan informal conversations to share further details about the project.

Thank you in advance for your time and help and please let me know if you have any additional questions!

Samantha Sarett
Research Engineer, New Therapeutic Modalities

April 28, 2021:

Title IX and Mental Wellness Symposium

The Title IX Office and the Title IX Student Advisory Boards invite you to the Title IX and Mental Wellness Symposium! This symposium is intended for students and will explore the intersection of experiences of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct with mental wellbeing, with a particular focus on the impact of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination on the emotional wellbeing and mental wellness of those who are members of marginalized identities, including racial or ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ persons, and/or persons identifying as having a disability. During this event, we will seek to define important terms and parameters, dive into cutting edge research, and brainstorm how Yale and individual community members can best support underserved populations who experience sexual misconduct and gender discrimination. The symposium will be held on Friday, April 30th, 2021 from 12:45-5pm. Please visit to learn more and register.

Activate Bio leadership & team applications are open

Activate Bio is a student- and trainee-led organization that aims to provide education, resources, and a network for biotechnology entrepreneurs. We foster collaboration between business students, scientific trainees, and world-class VCs/entrepreneurs to facilitate local venture creation and professional development. We are now embarking on the exciting process of founding a New Haven chapter. More information can be found here.

We have various roles available for energetic and creative self-starters to help lead and participate in this initiative. Please see this document for information about available positions.

To apply, please fill out this TypeForm ( and email your resume to by APRIL 30TH, 2021.

April 12, 2021:

The Yale Mentorship for Minority Students in STEM (YMMSS)

The Yale Mentorship for Minority Students in STEM (YMMSS) is a new program that aims to establish mentorships for underrepresented students (racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, etc.) in STEM at Yale. By facilitating mentorship connections, we hope to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to persist in STEM and STEM-related fields. Mentors and mentees will be paired such that first-years and sophomores are matched with junior and senior mentors, and juniors and seniors are paired with graduate student mentors. We hope to match students that share similar identities or fields of interest, based on what the mentors and mentees prefer.

We’ll be matching students based off of their responses to this Google Form, which can be filled out at any time of the year. An initial batch of responses will be collected on the 23rd of April so as to be able to put mentors and mentees in contact before the end of the semester.

March 23, 2021:

Careers, Life, and Yale Presents Driving Accountability in US Pharma: The Valisure Story

Date:  Thursday, March 25th
Time:  8:00 PM US Eastern

Speaker:  David Light '08


David Light '08 is one of the founders of Valisure.  Since its founding in 2015 at Yale Science Park, Valisure's core mission has always been to independently check the chemical makeup of medications before they reach consumers and deliver that transparency and visible quality assurance to patients, doctors, and the broader healthcare ecosystem.  Stemming from this work, Valisure has been responsible for nationwide recalls of medications prescribed tens of millions of times each year.  Join us on Thursday, 3/25 to hear more about the Valisure story and about David's experiences as a biotech entrepreneur! 

March 22, 2021:

The Yale Student Business Society is excited to announce the 2021 Life Science Career Fair that will be held virtually on April 28th-29th! We welcome all graduate students, professional students, post-docs, and undergraduates interested in the life sciences to participate in networking and career exploration opportunities provided at this event. The Life Science Career Fair will feature industry-leading companies in the fields of Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Consulting, Venture Capital, and other Non-academic Careers, providing trainees with opportunities to learn about the diverse career paths available in the life sciences. Interactive Q&A panel events led by industry professionals and former Yale alumni will allow for thoughtful discussions on key topics in their respective fields. Additionally, participants will be able connect with professionals and alumni in these fields through both one-on-one networking opportunities and booths with company representatives.

An information session regarding the career fair will be held on March 23rd at 5 PM. Please RSVP here to learn more about the career fair. A Zoom invite link for this event will be sent out on March 22nd.

Please register here to participate in the Life Science Career Fair! Early registration deadline for one-on-one networking will close on Friday, April 9th, and late registration will remain open until Sunday, April 25th. More information about the career fair can be found on our website and flyer.

Interested in updates on the Career Fair and more industry-related events? Stay tuned by subscribing to the YSBS listserv!

March 12, 2021:

Please join us for the upcoming PEB Career Series seminar to hear from three investigators at NIH’s National Institution of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), leading research labs in different areas, having been trained as an engineer, biologist, and biophysicist during their PhD.

The format will be short, ~10 min talks from each of the panelists about their career path with a brief overview of their research, followed by Q&A session where you will be able to ask questions.

When: Thursday, March 18, 12-1pm
Zoom link: Zoom Link:

February 22, 2021:

YGCC 2021 CASE COMPETITION – Schedule Announced and Information Session

The YGCC is delighted to announce its 10th Annual Case Competition to be held on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Participants from Yale and other top schools will have the opportunity to apply their analytic skills to solve an exciting real-world business problem, as they compete for prize money and recognition. Consultants from top firms such as McKinsey, Bain and ClearView will join us as judges. You will also have the opportunity to connect with these consultants, recruiters, consulting offerees and peers during the competition.

All non-MBA graduate students, master students, postdocs, undergraduates and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Please check the flyer and our website for the general timeline and details. Please email for questions.

Come to our info session to learn more about the case competition. We will be holding two info sessions with networking this year so that you will be able to pick either one that works best for your schedule. Individuals will have the opportunity to form teams at the networking event following the info sessions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Check the info session flyer and click HERE to sign up.

Choose between the two dates of our info sessions -
Thursday, March 4th, 2021, 6 PM – 7 PM EST
Friday, March 19th, 2021, 6 PM – 7 PM EST

The corresponding Zoom link will be sent out after sign-up.

February 18, 2021:

The LLAMB lab at Haskins Laboratories and the Yale School of Medicine is looking for subjects (ages 18-40) to participate in a combined fMRI and fNIRS study (IRB Protocol# 2000026940). The study involves two ~35-minute sessions in the scanner with the fNIRS cap on. One visit will consist of movie watching and the other will involve a language task and a visual paradigm. Each visit as a whole takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete from start to finish, and you will be compensated $30 per hour for your participation.

The study will take place at the Brain Imaging Center at 8 Hillhouse Avenue suite 108. If you're interested in participating, please email and we will provide you with a pre-screening questionnaire to ensure that you are eligible for the study. If you have any questions regarding the study, please don't hesitate to reach out!

February 3, 2021:

Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC)

Are you interested in consulting but do not know where to start? Are you actively preparing to apply and interview for the coming recruiting cycle? Are you in search of a community to keep motivated in the job search process?

Please save the date for the YGCC 2021 Kickoff meeting at 6 pm on 2/9 (Tuesday).

We will introduce you to consulting and the new YGCC 2021 leadership team, and lay out the yearly plan of workshops and events.

Register here or use the following URL:

Please contact co-VPs of Programming Ruonan ( or Gourav ( for questions.

January 25, 2021:

Innovation Olympics Consulting Competition - a great opportunity for Pro Bono consulting experience with well-known companies

The Innovation Olympics is the world's largest corporate consulting competition in which top MBA, Masters, and PhD students solve innovation challenges for some of the world's best known companies. In this program, participants receive training and certification on a world-class innovation methodology from the Global Innovation Management Institute and compete over the 8-week program to win a cash prize.

This is a great opportunity for to develop new capabilities, expand your network, and work on real consulting projects. Therefore, we are inviting you to attend an Information Session for the Innovation Olympics on Wednesday, Jan 27th from 5-6pm EST. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Innovation Olympics Overview
  • Expectations of and Benefits for Students
  • How to Apply
  • Best Practices to Win the Competition

Please register for this Information Session by completing this Zoom Registration Form

In the meantime, please visit and view this flyer to learn more about the program. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Co-VPs of Pro Bono of the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC), Helena  ( and Wei (

January 12, 2021:

Graduate Student Science Writing Workshop

March 16, 2010 & March 23, 2020, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Workshop objectives: This workshop will introduce science graduate students to writing about science for a broad, non-scientist audience.

Workshop registration:  Workshop registration is open to graduate students (postdocs are also welcome).  To register, please complete the registration form. Should you have any questions, please contact Deanna Brunson

Meeting place: via Zoom. Link will be supplied, at a later date, to all those who are register. 

For additional information visit the EEB website at

December 11, 2020:

Yale Undergraduate Research Journal Call for Submissions

The Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship seeks outstanding Yale undergraduate, graduate and professional students not in their final year of study to work with organizations that promote economic growth, human development, and neighborhood vitality in New Haven.

Fellowship awards range from $5,850 to $9,000 based on experience, degree pending, and weeks worked.
Fellowship placements range from 8-11 weeks from June 1st through August 13th.
All students may apply for placements proposed by local non-profit and public sector organizations that are posted on the PPSF website.
Please note: at this time, in light of the ongoing pandemic, all Summer 2021 PPSF Fellowship placements will be remote, work-from-home placements. If restrictions are lifted by the University, all students accepted as 2021 Fellows will be notified of any changes to the program.

For more information, and to download the application materials, log on to the PPSF website or contact PPSF Director Karen King (

Application Deadline:
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4pm

December 4, 2020:

YYGS hires Yale graduate and undergraduate students to work as instructional staff in our summer academic enrichment program for high school students.  Our instructional staff gain valuable experience designing their own curriculum, organizing and conducting academic seminars, and mentoring high school students. 

For a detailed job description and the application link, click HERE.
YYGS will be conducting a remote informational webinar for prospective instructional staff applicants on Friday, December 11 at 7pm (EST).  You may register to attend the webinar HERE.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact me with any questions or comments at:
Zoom Link:

November 30, 2020:

Want to excel as a mentor to undergraduates? Join the Academic Strategies Office and a panel of undergrads to learn about how to best support your undergraduate mentee! The event is on December 1 at 8:00pm EST.
Registration Link:
Zoom Link:

November 30, 2020:

The Yale Interpreter Network (YIN) provides high-quality, pro-bono interpretation and translation services to bridge the gap between Limited English Proficient community members and social services. The immigrant community often faces language barriers when seeking services like mental health care and legal assistance. Many organizations would like to accommodate this community but often lack the resources to do so. Time commitment can be anywhere from once a year to once a week, and you will make a significant impact in our community. Please complete this form if you’re interested in participating and contact with any questions.

November 17, 2020:

The Flipped Science Fair (FSF) will be holding information sessions (12/1 and 12/3) to generate interest and recruit presenters for virtual events in the spring! Please join us for an info session, where you will learn about the FSF and begin to distill your research message to effectively communicate with a broad audience. RSVP here:

The FSF flips the traditional science fair format on its head: middle school student judges evaluate graduate students and postdocs presenting their current research in all aspects of STEM and social sciences. In our virtual format, two presenters go head to head in a friendly science battle and the student audience decides the winner! Workshops leading up to the event help presenters tailor their research pitch to a general audience, with emphasis on keeping things exciting, understandable, and relevant.

Info session dates and times are as follows:
Tuesday, 12/1, 10 AM - 11 AM
Thursday, 12/3, 7 PM - 8 PM

Please feel free to reach out to Richard Crouse with any questions.