Teaching Laboratory Coordinator

Connecticut, United States
02 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the MCD Biology Administrator and with minimal direction, oversee, coordinate and implement the undergraduate teaching laboratory support for several departments on science hill (MCDB, MB&B, EEB, and the Environmental Science Center.)

Note: There is an average of thirteen teaching labs with 21+ sections per academic term plus 1 or 2 teaching laboratories during the summer term.

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:

Knowledge of molecular, biochemical, field biology, genetics and physiological laboratory techniques.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of faculty, students, staff, and external vendors.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong organizational skills with the ability to appropriately and effectively discharge multiple and often conflicting priorities and deadlines, follow thru on a variety of open tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines independently or as part of a team.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Understanding of the operation and maintenance of research support equipment.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to maintain inventories and allocate resources as necessary.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Previous supervisory experience. Experience with Yale procurement and administrative systems. Working knowledge of the Yale on-line administrative systems, Microsoft Outlook, and Yale policies and procedures.

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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.


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