Biotechnology Associate – 2

Connecticut, United States
09 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
09 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The MS & Proteomics Resource at Yale has an opening for a M&P level mass spectrometrist with hands on expertise in mass spectrometry and proteomics. The successful candidate will work in a resource laboratory along-side other Biotechnology Associates dedicated to helping a multitude of investigators use MS analyses to advance their proteomics research. The Resource’s mission is to provide investigators of all disciplines (chemical, biological, clinical, etc.) with access to the most advanced mass spectrometry based biotechnologies through efficient and cost-effective proteomics and small molecule services. These technologies are developed and implemented with a broad spectrum of mass spectrometry based techniques for protein/peptide/small molecule chemistries to separate, characterize, profile, and quantify analytes from complex biological samples. The Resource is superbly equipped for this purpose with 5 state-of-the-art MS systems that are utilized for a wide range of biotechnologies.

Essential Duties

  1. Manages the daily activities of a research resource laboratory. Oversees the scheduling, use, and availability of instrumentation, supplies, and specialized work areas.
  2. Carries out biotechnology research design, develop, and modify procedures and instrument operating programs.
  3. Develops, interprets, and analyzes the results of biotechnological analyses and/or syntheses.
  4. Investigates, analyzes, and evaluates alternative instrumentation, methodologies and techniques to maintain a state-of-the-art biotechnology resource laboratory.
  5. Recommends and develops new protocols and initiates and adapts new techniques to resolve problems.
  6. Conducts research to determine the feasibility and scope of providing new/revised services. Develops and evaluates new techniques and equipment.
  7. Prepares budgets and reports pertaining to laboratory costs and income.
  8. Determines and establishes policies and procedures on laboratory safety consistent with University safety regulations.
  9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or other related discipline and three years of experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Thorough understanding of mass spectrometry.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative proteomics, protein chemistry and proteomics sample handling.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Well-developed written and oral communication skills..

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work with and lead multiple projects.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Working knowledge of major licensed proteomics software.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

PhD level in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry.

Weekend Hours Required?


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 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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