Coordinator 4, Research Support

Connecticut, United States
24 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Focus:

This position reports directly to the Principal Investigator in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and is responsible for the supervision and management of lab assistant(s) as well as the daily operation of labs at two locations. The candidate will perform and function independently as a senior lab manager and provide direct support for all research projects, protocols, and publications. The candidate will manage all research and operational needs, including: Environmental Health and Safety, State Inspections, Facilities, lab assets and services, information technology, material transfer contracts, protocols, regulatory compliance, research databases, shipping, and external collaborations. The candidate may also, with guidance, conduct genetic screenings in bacteria to uncover protein-protein interactions using the Bacterial Two Hybrid (BATCH) system and identify genetic determinants of critical physiological processes using theInSeq platform as needed. The candidate will also write, prepare, and edit content and data visualization for scientificreports, papers, and presentations and coordinate all lab communications(print, technical, and digital).

  • Independently evaluates andcontributes original ideas to the development of complex research projects andscientific content in research proposals, manuscripts, andpublished reports.
  • Collaborates with PI to defineresearch endeavors and the design of research approaches and priorities.Participates in lab meetings and research planning and analyzesscientific conclusions.
  • Solves complex protocol,procedural, and research problems through design of procedures and policies toachieve research goals.
  • Develops and implements longrange plans for supplies and equipment to ensure smooth lab operation andinstitutional compliance.
  • Analyzes and evaluates complexdata and data collection systems to ensure the integrity of research data.Maintains detailed and accurate records to ensure dataresults are compiled, analyzed and presented accurately and professionally.
  • Manages all research data collection, files, and sharing.
  • Coordinates all lab renovations,moves, and/or research support needs by working with Facilities, Health andSafety, Purchasing, IACUC, YARC, institutes (e.g., MSI)and core centers to ensure deadlines, safety and purchases are according toplans and budgets.
  • Prepares and provides content forand substantive editing of scientific reports, protocols, talks, paperspublished in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Trains, supervises, and supportslab assistant(s). Provides training for research staff. Provides feedback to PIregarding performance evaluation of research staff.
  • May perform other dutiesas assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. Compares protocols and sponsored projects to confirm consistency between funding proposals/awards and approved protocols.
  2. Documents established congruency between funding proposals and approved protocols.
  3. Facilitates and/or assists with resolution of any inconsistencies between funding proposals and approved protocols.
  4. Serves as a liaison between the Grants and Contracts offices, investigators, and business managers to resolve congruency issues in a timely manner.
  5. Attends meetings and presents issues when necessary that were identified during congruency review.
  6. Serves as a resource and provides technical assistance to investigators and their staff.
  7. Provides analytical and technical support related to establishing and recording protocol/grant congruency, as needed.
  8. Monitors federal and state regulations for new guidance, updates, or policies. Maintains a high degree of knowledge on these requirements to determine actions and follow directives that may be required to ensure University compliance with congruency review and reporting requirements.
  9. Develops, implements, and manages internal practices that ensure compliance with federal requirements.
  10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic/scientific field and a minimum of 3 years of related research support experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to convey and contribute to the development of complex research concepts, proposals, and papers.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability to convey and contribute to the development of complex research concepts, proposals, and papers.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to work independently and function as a member of a team including faculty, students, and trainees.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven experience supporting research in a university environment. Familiarity with laboratory, biological and chemical safety conduct of research.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience managing and/or teaching in a university or research environment. Experience writing and/or editing academic and research content. Familiarity with scientific literature related to bacterial gene regulation. Ability to work with and support diverse students and professionals. Familiarity with Yale.

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:

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