Teaching Laboratory Support Specialist

Connecticut, United States
07 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

University Job Title

Research Support Specialist 4

Bargaining Unit

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

Time Type

Part time

Duration Type


If Fixed Duration, Period

10 months from date of hire

If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?


Other Fixed Duration Date


Compensation Grade

Clinical & Research

Compensation Grade Profile

Research Support Specialist 4 (24)

Work Location

Central Campus

Worksite Address

15 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week

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

Searchable Job Family

Research Res Support

Total # of hours to be worked:


Position Focus:

Reporting to the Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, this position serves all teaching faculty across the School in its Biomedical and Chemical and Environmental Engineering laboratories. Provide instructional laboratory and project assistance to SEAS faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Maintain teaching laboratory hardware and software. Assist faculty in structuring lab sections that are part of SEAS undergraduate courses. Assist graduate teaching assistants in solving problems encountered in lab sections by procuring needed components and parts, and maintaining associated instrumentation and software. Assist SEAS undergraduate students in their projects. Determine vendor sources for obtaining electrical components and equipment. Immediate focus of appointment is to assist with ENAS 221 – The Material Science of Art, and to help set up the Chemical Engineering undergraduate teaching labs.

Essential Duties

  1. Participates in the planning, conceiving, designing and implementation of highly specialized state of the art instrumentation equipment and apparatus for a multi-faceted research project
  2. Solves engineering and design problems to ensure that equipment meets the objective of the study
  3. Develops reports and proposals for research project outlining machinery available, direction of the design, and development of new instrumentation.
  4. Determines available resources such as electrical and mechanical components and equipment.
  5. Develops cost and time estimates for specific equipment design. Ensures time and cost estimates are met.
  6. Supervises and monitors work of professionals and solicits consulting work from outside labs Manages quality control of work performed on research projects.
  7. Teaches research support theories and design.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of related experience in a research development facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills, with excellent attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated organizational skills and follow-through. Ability to prioritize competing tasks and delegate work appropriately.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels including faculty, students and staff.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work congenially with students and faculty members in managing the access to and use of laboratory resources and the skilled, professional and sympathetic demonstration of their use.

Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


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:

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