The John B. Pierce Laboratory


The John B. Pierce Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Optical imaging and optogenetics of the mouse olfactory bulb during food exploration and ingestion

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Justus Verhagen at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, a nonprofit research institute affiliated with Yale University. The position is supported by a NIH R01 to elucidate the neurobiological basis of spatio-temporal coding of food flavor in transgenic mice. The project uses optical imaging and 2D optogenetics of the olfactory bulb.

Candidates should be a new or recent PhD working in neuroscience or a related discipline, proficient in spoken and written English, efficient and self-motivated, and work well in a team environment. Prior experience with rodent behavior, imaging and surgery, Matlab, and the chemical senses is preferred.

A coterminous postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Neuroscience in the Yale School of Medicine is anticipated. The John B. Pierce Laboratory offers excellent benefits with employer paid health insurance.  Salary is commensurate with experience according to the NIH published postdoctoral stipend levels.

Please send application with C.V., contact information for three references, and statement of interests to U.S. and international applications welcome. Start date can be as early as August 2018.

Visit us at: Verhagen Lab & Publications

posted 06/28/2018

Testosterone and blood pressure dysregulation in women with PCOS

Applications are invited for an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the laboratory of Dr. Nina Stachenfeld at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, with coterminous appointment in the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Stachenfeld’s NIH funded studies focus on blood pressure regulation in women. These studies address the role of sex steroids in blood pressure dysregulation in women with reproductive and metabolic disorders, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Our current emphasis is on testosterone effects on autonomic blood pressure regulation using pharmaceutical, lower body negative pressure and microneurography strategies in humans. This project provides a unique opportunity to collaborate in a multicenter grant that also includes animal models and molecular strategies.

Our program provides a rich environment with access to workshops, seminars, and all training and career mentoring programs available through the Pierce Laboratory and through the Yale School of Medicine and University systems. We emphasize team and individualized mentoring to maximize our trainees’ success towards an independent career.

The successful candidate should have strong motivation, good communication skills and the ability to work independently. Candidates with prior experience in human cardiovascular research are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with microneurography in humans is highly desirable, but not necessary.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to participate in experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation and preparation of oral and scientific reports.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent.

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file to Dr. Stachenfeld ( including:
1) A cover letter with a statement of research experience and interest.
2) Curriculum vitae
3) A list of three references.

The John B. Pierce Laboratory offers excellent benefits with employer paid health insurance.  Salary is commensurate with experience according to the NIH published postdoctoral stipend levels.

Visit us at: Integrative Environmental Physiology Lab

posted 07/02/2018


This non-profit, independent scientific research facility affiliated with Yale University, is seeking an experienced Maintenance/HVAC Mechanic to service a 30,000 square foot, three story facility. Conveniently located in downtown New Haven, the Lab affords a unique employment environment, where you will interact with a small professional group of scientists and support staff within the Laboratory.


Works under the direction of the Manager of Building & Facility Services. Is responsible for performing highly skilled maintenance at The John B. Pierce Laboratory building, and related properties.


  1. Must be able to perform a variety of tasks with more than average skill in the following trade: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Piping installation, service, and repair. Must maintain, repair, and install control systems for heating, cooling, refrigeration, ventilation and exhaust. Must have experience servicing both hydronic & forced air systems. Equipment includes: water & steam boilers, air handlers, roof top units, fan coil units, chillers, condensers, exhaust fans, humidifiers, and all associated HVAC controls, including pneumatic and DDC. Service all types of motorized equipment, lab hoods, oil burners, cabinet unit heaters, baseboards, radiators, dampers, pumps, motors, and drives. Must be familiar with building automation. Execute scheduled HVAC preventative maintenance program. May work on piping and related equipment for plumbing, fire protection, vacuum, air, oil, gas and other building systems as needed. Insures trade installations comply with existing state and local codes.
  2. Preferred candidates would be able to perform a variety of building maintenance tasks with more than average skill in several of the following areas: carpentry, painting, sheetrock & taping, and general repair. May erect partitions, service doors, locks, and keys. May construct and repair furniture, bookcases, shelving, and cabinets. May do painting from preparation of surface through to finish coat. Hanging of any wall or ceiling items. May perform light custodial work, material handling, and event setup as needed. Maintenance/HVAC Mechanic may supervise other employees assigned to work with them.


1. A State of CT license in either Heating Piping & Cooling (S2 or S1).
2. Available for emergencies and on call duties as needed.
3. Must be able to climb ladders & use platforms, be able to bend, kneel, and squat. Work in tight areas, overhead, and in all weather conditions. Move materials, tools, and equipment up to fifty pounds.
4. Must have a working knowledge of tools and procedures used in the trade.
5. Must have good written, verbal, and computer communication.
6. Shift is full time days, Monday through Friday.

This description reflects the general duties of the position for the purpose of personnel selection and job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Competitive salary and excellent medical, retirement, and vacation benefits.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to

posted 5/22/2018