Yale University Genetics Research Assistant 2, MS in New Haven, Connecticut

Position Focus:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, assist in research projects that use a zebrafish model system to study the function of genes associated with autism. Position duties require conducting research, working with the Principal Investigator to plan, design and perform experiments. Experimental duties include performing molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and zebrafish microinjection as well as general lab maintenance, including organizing databases, placing orders, maintaining stock solutions, ensuring lab equipment is functioning properly, and maintaining updated safety and animal regulatory protocols. Assist in maintenance of zebrafish facility and monitor water quality and fish health. Breed and genotype zebrafish to maintain genetic lines and maintain a detailed record of zebrafish lines.

Essential Duties
  1. Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for research projects. Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques. 2. Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments. Assists in research design. Writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Reports on status of research activities. 3. Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance. Schedules and coordinates research activities. Sets up, operates, and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. Modifies equipment according to experimental specifications. 4. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May monitor hazardous work areas and laboratory safety. Prepares related reports. May prepare financial information and monitor budgets. 5. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.
Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrate proficiency in molecular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and imaging microscopy.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Enthusiastic, highly motivated, strong work ethic, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s Degree in the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, Genetics or a related discipline, and one year experience or a Bachelor's Degree and 3 - 5 years of experience. Ability to lead and provide oversight in a lab setting. Practical experience in zebrafish husbandry (or other animal husbandry experience), microinjection, and phenotypic analysis.

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: 19-Apr-2018

Supervisory Organization: Child Study Center - Neuropsychiatric Genetics Program

Posting Position Title: Genetics Research Assistant 2, MS

Bargaining Unit: L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Regular

Compensation Grade: Labor Grade D

Work Location: Medical School Campus

Worksite Address: 333 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510

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