Yale University Research Associate 1, MS in New Haven, Connecticut

Position Focus:

The candidate will coordinate and manage the research operations of the developing Yale Cancer Biology Institute (YCBI) located on Yale’s West Campus. This new position is to provide high-level assistance with basic science research efforts of YCBI – across multiple laboratories – with multiple responsibilities, including leadership with application of key research technologies, maintenance of equipment, and safety supervision/training. The primary duty of this position is provide high level support to the research mission of the YCBI, including developing technologies and methodologies in basic cancer research, maintaining sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and training new users, and managing the research operation of the Institute.

Essential Duties
  1. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority. 2. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning 3. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly. 4. Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports. 5. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning. 6. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory. 7. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to manage laboratory operations (inventory, safety and data management).

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proficient in the use of standard laboratory equipment supporting molecular biology and biochemistry research.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to analyze and reach preliminary scientific conclusions both independently and as a contributing research member. Well developed communication skills both written and oral.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Original Posting Date: 10-Apr-2018

Supervisory Organization: Pharmacology - Research

Posting Position Title: Research Associate 1, MS

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Regular

Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research

Compensation Grade Profile: Research Associate 1 MS (22)

Work Location: West Campus

Worksite Address: 840 B31 Research West Campus Drive West Haven, CT 06516

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus