Research Assistant

Connecticut, United States
04 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University Job Title: Research Assistant 1 MS
Bargaining Unit: L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Labor Grade C
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 300 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Research/Support
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, this position will provide technical support as the principal operator of the COBAS MIRA, LC-MS/MS, and GC-MS instruments, processing cells and tissues for chemical, biochemical, and instrumental assays, data analysis, data entry, database updates and invoices.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/ scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. 3. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. 4. Formulates and prepares scientific solutions and media. Recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. 5. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May oversee and instruct research staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated knowledgeable of the operation of analytical instrumentation within the laboratory, primarily, but not exclusively, COBAS MIRA biochemistry analyzer, and LC-MS/MS and GC-Mass Spectrometers.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability handling data processing, data entry, database updates and invoicing. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven ability with biochemical and molecular laboratory skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to handle receipt of requests for services to support research of multiple investigators; ability to set priorities to maximize efficient use of resources.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong communication skills with the proven ability to interact with researchers to explain analytical methodologies and interpretation of data.

Weekend Hours Required? No
Evening Hours Required? No
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

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: