Research Assistant 1

Yale University
New Haven County, CT
Sep 12, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Organization Type
Essential Duties
  1. Maintains and operates equipment and systems. 2. Replaces malfunctioning units. Assembles and disassembles research equipment. Constructs basic items in support of research activity. 3. Sets up and operates machinery, hand and power tools, and other equipment for the fabrication, testing, and modification of instruments, equipment, components, and systems. Maintains inventory of supplies. 4. Performs additional functions incidental to research and development activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or the equivalent combination of experience and education.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

Serve as a member of the Ogbunu lab at Yale University. Assist in the building and operating of simulations of biological, ecological and physical systems using a range of and mathematical and computational approaches including agent-based modeling, genetic algorithms and others. Visualization of data sets from biological and physical sources. Developing and managing a computer code and data repository for the Ogbunu lab. Present findings in oral and written form at lab meetings, department seminars, and conferences. Collaborate with members of the Ogbunu lab in submit pre-prints and manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals. Aid in statistical analysis of data of various kinds (eg. genomic, experimental, field collected, etc.).

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Practical experience with mathematical modeling, simulations, and statistical analysis. Formal or informal teaching experience.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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