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Research Associate 1, MS
Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
Date Posted 03/27/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Comparative Medicine - Research


University Job Title

Research Associate 1, MS

Bargaining Unit

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

Compensation Grade

Clinical & Research

Compensation Grade Profile

Research Associate 1 MS (22)

Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

10 Amistad Street
New Haven, CT 06519

Work Week

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

Searchable Job Family


Total # of hours to be worked:


Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)

M-F 8:30-5:00

Position Focus:

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), and with latitude to exercise independent judgment the lab manager will be responsible to support analysis and investigation of ongoing research projects. This position requires understanding in cellular and molecular biology. Vascular biology, immunology or metabolism expertise is preferred. The position allows for working with postdoctoral associates and graduate students to support experiments related to vascular immunometabolism. This position requires the desire to coordinate lab projects: ensuring laboratory meets safety and regulatory requirements [training/supervision of personnel, procurement, regulatory compliance (IACUC, DEA, OEHS)], and ability to perform basic wet lab techniques and animal (rodent) work and colony management.

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 work effectively and independently in a laboratory environment and to train others in safety protocols and experimental techniques.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to conduct qRT-PCR, ELISA and Western blot, molecular biology (cloning), cell culture, and mouse husbandry.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to manage projects, and develop action items to keep projects moving along according to timeline.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to evaluate and assess research data and to publish abstracts and manuscripts.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Proficiency with specialized research on vascular biology. Experience indicating ability to work with minimal supervision. Proven ability to perform basic wet lab techniques and animal (rodent) work and colony management. Some degree of lab managing experience. Knowledge of Yale University and governmental policies pertaining to research using animals.

Weekend Hours Required?


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 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, 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:


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