Laboratory Assistant

Connecticut, United States
10 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for handling basic lab responsibilities (autoclaving, placing purchasing orders, shipping packages, organizing the lab and database); Assist research and support staff; Assist with management of animals; Record and compile information related to research data; and performs additional duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. Records data and results.
  2. Prepares chemical solutions and media. Orders, stocks and distributes supplies.
  3. Maintains work area and cleanliness of laboratory. Washes and sterilizes glassware and equipment.
  4. May assist in procedures using animals. May compile data on scientific/laboratory procedures.
  5. Performs additional functions incidental to laboratory activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail. Previous ability to perform mouse hamster drug delivery and blood collection (IV, ROB, OG, and sublingual).

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability to be meticulous with details. Ability to work independently with self-initiative.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven ability to multi-task, maintain confidentiality and remain focused in a fast-paced environment.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Must be able to work autonomously within the interdisciplinary team and demonstrate analytical skills. Ability to work in a professional manner as well as maintain an excellent attendance record.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Excellent computer skills, including intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 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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