The John B. Pierce Laboratory


The John B. Pierce Laboratory is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Research Assistant

The Gut-Brain Neurophysiology Laboratory at the John B. Pierce Laboratory is searching for a full-time research assistant. The Pierce Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research institute, affiliated with Yale University, devoted to the study of biological, psychological, and behavioral interactions with the environment and their influence on human health. We are looking for an experienced technician or recent graduate in biology/neurobiology/physiology who is highly motivated to work in a small, collaborative laboratory studying the role of gut-brain signaling in the development of obesity.

The role:
1.  Research
– help design and perform bench experiments and small independent research projects
– keep accurate & detailed records of experiments
– analyze experimental data
– address methodological problems in experimental protocols and results
– present data

Depending on experience and interest, opportunities may be available to work under the guidance of the PI or a post-doctoral researcher on projects leading to co-authored publications.

2.  Lab maintenance and management
– ordering and upkeep of supplies
– maintenance of general laboratory safety
– management of lab records

The ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, physiology, neuroscience, or related subject
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Prior lab experience especially working with lab animals
  • Experience with behavioral studies, cell culture, western blot, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology techniques

Applicants should send their CV, contact information for 3 references, and a paragraph describing their qualifications for and interest in the position to

Review of applications will begin May 20, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

We do not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.  We only consider applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S.