Senior Research Scientist

Senior Research Scientist

Natick, MA • Full Time

We’re seeking a senior research scientist with at least ten years of experience running their own lab and managing a research team.

The Yale Flow Cytometry facility is comprised of a large collection of instruments, operated and managed by technical staff. This technical position contributes to the facility’s broad range of services by 1) operating and maintaining a BD FACSAria cell sorter, and 2) providing upkeep and calibration of the analytic flow cytometry instruments. 3) Consulting with users on technique and application development, concerning fluorochrome selection, cell preparation and experimental design (planning). 4) Working closely with users during the experiment to ensure optimal outcome, including advising, responding to requests, and instrument adjustment. 5) Order, organize and maintain all supplies, for overseen instruments. The technician will also train and assist facility users with data acquisition and analysis.

Essential Duties Actively participates in biotechnology research design, implementation, and daily operation of the lab. Develops and modifies procedures and instrument operating programs. 2. Independently carries out research projects, including experimental design, development of methods, analysis of results, and translation of results to high-throughput protocols based on results. Prepares results for discussion and reporting purposes. 3. Understands, plans, and performs complex analyses and/or syntheses of nucleic acids, proteins, or other molecules. Determines the best analytical procedures to accomplish research goals. Contributes to the development of new analysis, synthesis and technologies. 4. Programs equipment with special cycle combinations and ensures special procedures are properly executed. 5. Works closely with users during the experiment to ensure optimal outcome, including advising, responding to requests and real-time data analysis. 6. Contributes data to grant proposals and manuscripts for publication. 7. Prepares reports; responds to researchers’ more complex queries about different aspects of services provided and possible modifications. 8. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience Master’s Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or other related discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1

Ability to set-up, operate and maintain a BD FACSAria cell sorter. This is a highly complex instrument requiring flow cytometry experience, insight and judgment to operate and troubleshoot.

Required Skill/Ability 2

Ability to call for service when needed and troubleshoot minor problems with machines.

Required Skill/Ability 3

Ability to enforce rules and policies concerning the use of the machine.

Required Skill/Ability 4

Ability to use FlowJo and Diva software.

Preferred Education, Experience And Skills

3 + years experience with flow cytometry and analysis; Very good organizational skills; reliability; good communications and computer skills; independent and self-motivated. Training and hands-on experience with cell sorting preferred. Advanced degree preferred.

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:

Original Posting Date: 19-Jul-2018
Supervisory Organization: Immunobiology – Research
Posting Position Title: Biotech Assoc Lab Med
Bargaining Unit: None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Biotechnology Associate 1 (22)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 300 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus