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.


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


I am interested in recruiting a dedicated postdoctoral position under a Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.   To take advantage of this opportunity, the applicant would have to qualify under NIH criteria.  The appointment would be at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, with co-terminus appointment in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.  To earn this Supplement, we would apply together to the NIH under the Funding Announcement:

My project focuses on testosterone effects on the cardiovascular, renal and nervous system mechanisms contributing to hormone-related blood pressure dysfunction in women with reproductive and metabolic disorders, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. We use integrated techniques in human studies including pharmaceutical, lower body negative pressure and microneurography strategies.  In addition, this position provides a unique opportunity to collaborate within a multicenter grant that also includes animal models and molecular strategies. Individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline are encouraged to apply.  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 University system.  We emphasize team and individualized mentoring to maximize our trainees’ success towards an independent research career. The salary is commensurate with experience according to the published NIH postdoctoral stipend levels.  Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident eligible for NIH grant support. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to participate in experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and preparation of oral and written scientific reports.

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

To apply, interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including 1) a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and interests and 2) curriculum vitae to Dr. Stachenfeld (  For additional questions and/or information please contact Nina Stachenfeld

The John B. Pierce Laboratory is a nonprofit, independent research institute that is formally affiliated with Yale University. Founded in 1933 and housed in its own 3-story Georgian-style building directly across the street from the Yale School of Medicine, the Pierce Laboratory affords a unique environment for interaction and collaboration among scientists within the Laboratory and in the surrounding Yale community.  The Laboratory has a long and distinguished history as a leading center for the study of physiological regulatory systems such as those that maintain body temperature, respiration, body fluids, and metabolism within healthy limits.   We continue these studies in today’s environment, to address major Public Health concerns including obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.  The Pierce Laboratory seeks employees who support the research, and public service mission of the laboratory.

The John B. Pierce Laboratory is an Affirmative Action/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.