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:

Current Openings:

Research Assistant   (JV01)                                            

The Olfactory Behavioral Neuroscience 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/neurobiology/physiology who is highly motivated to work in a small, collaborative laboratory studying the sense of smell in relation to neural coding, sampling behavior, navigation (including robotics), and aging.

The role:

1) Research

  • help perform rodent and robot experiments
  • keep 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 on projects leading to co-authored publications.

2) Lab maintenance and management

  • ordering and upkeep of supplies
  • mouse colony management and report
  • breeding and genotyping
  • 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
  • Highly self-motivated and with interest in publications
  • Prior lab experience especially working with lab animals, robots, Excel, Noldus, Python, ROS and Matlab
  • Experience with behavioral studies, colony management and genotyping

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.

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

posted 3-15-2022

We are always seeking talented scientists, researchers and associates.  If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities, please send your query to:

Michele Solomon
Director of Operations