The John B. Pierce Laboratory


The John B. Pierce Laboratory recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  We strive to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students whose voices and contributions are valued and respected.

The Pierce Laboratory seeks employees who support the research, and public service mission of the 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.  To learn more about diversity at the John B. Pierce Laboratory:


This non-profit, independent scientific research facility affiliated with Yale University, is seeking a part-time experienced Maintenance Mechanic to service a 38,000 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.  Free parking on premises.

Primary Function:

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.

General Duties:

Must 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, patch walls, 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 needed wall or ceiling items. May perform in-house PMs on related building equipment. May perform custodial work, material handling, and event setup as needed. Maintenance Mechanic may be supervised by other employees assigned to work with them.


  1.  Must be able to climb ladders, 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.
  2.  Must have a working knowledge of tools and procedures used in building maintenance.
  3.  Must have good written, verbal, and computer communication skills.
  4.  Shift will be part time days, Monday through Friday. Shift hours to be discussed with final candidate.

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

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

posted 04/13/2022


We are seeking a full-time Electronics Technician in our Technical Support Services department at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, a small vibrant nonprofit scientific research institute affiliated with Yale University and located on the medical school campus. The Technical Support Services department provides instrument design and fabrication services to our scientific staff, along with IT support and data network infrastructure to the entire organization.

The John B. Pierce Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to the study of biological, psychological, and behavioral interactions with the environment and their influence on human health. The Pierce Laboratory offers a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits:  employer paid medical and dental insurance, term life and long-term disability insurance, an employer-shared TIAA retirement plan, generous vacation, personal time, sick leave, and free parking. We operate on a 37.5-hour workweek. Visit for more information.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Repair and calibrate electrical and electronic laboratory instruments.
  • Design and troubleshoot analog and digital circuitry.
  • Help design and fabricate new instrumentation and apparatus.
  • Generate schematics for new designs using AutoCAD or similar CAD software.
  • Specify, estimate, and purchase electronic devices for projects.
  • Maintain stock of general electronic supplies.
  • Communicate with supervisor to schedule and prioritize workflow of all design and fabrication jobs.
  • Repair and troubleshoot computer hardware as needed.
  • Account for labor on assigned projects.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education Level:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to design digital and analog circuits based on customer requirements.
  • Electronics fabrication skills, including circuit assembly, soldering thru-hole and surface mount, cable assembly, enclosure design and assembly, control panel layout and fabrication, control wiring, epoxy potting.
  • Operation of bench power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes, meters, etc.
  • Use of various shop tools, including drill press, hand drill, band-saw, etc.
  • Online part sourcing and purchasing.
  • PC Board layout using Eagle CAD or equivalent.  Experience outsourcing PC board fabrication.
  • Experience with data acquisition systems, computer and controls programming preferred.
  • Embedded controller programming experience preferred (Arduino, Microchip, Raspberry Pi etc.)
  • Setup and usage of teleconferencing systems, Zoom, audio, video, smart TVs, signal routing devices, etc

Experience Required:

3-5 years’ experience in the following:

  • Digital and analog circuit design.
  • AC Power system design using industry best practices.
  • Electronics troubleshooting techniques and competent use of related test equipment.
  • Read, comprehend, and create schematics and ladder logic diagrams fluently.
  • Familiar with NFPA wiring standards, color codes, and fabrication guidelines.
  • Use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook, accounting software for purchasing, time tracking, etc.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter with a brief statement of experience and interest to

posted 04/01/2022


The 3D Bioprinting 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. The Pierce Laboratory provides excellent benefits with employer paid health insurance and free parking.

We are looking for an experienced technician or recent graduate in biology/cell biology/physiology who is highly motivated to work in a small, collaborative laboratory studying the use of 3D Bioprinting applications to develop novel cell based prints that can be deployed as potential replacement tissues and organs.

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 will be available to work under the guidance of the PI on existing and new 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, biomedical engineering, or related subject
  • Prior lab experience especially working with cell culture is essential
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry techniques

To Apply:

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 continue until the position is filled.

posted 03/18/22