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:


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