Research Technician

Research Technician

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

New Haven, CT, United States

Job Description

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundament questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students and science-curious individuals around the world.

Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2500 people across the U.S. Visit to learn more about working at HHMI.

We have an opening for a Research Technician to join the laboratory of Dr. Pietro De Camilli at Yale University. Dr. De Camilli’s lab studies the dynamics of intracellular membranes in physiology and disease, with an emphasis on the role of bilayer lipids. A major focus of his work are the membrane traffic reactions underlying neurotransmission and the impact of the dysfunction of these reactions on neurological and psychiatric conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson and Alzheimer.


General Purpose of Position

Help in the organization and support of the infrastructure of a cell biology/neurobiology lab of about 15-20 people.  Assist lab members in the conduction of research. Promote cooperation among all team members.


Duties will include

Oversee efficient organization of the lab

Maintain supply of consumables and fine reagents, organize and develop rational storage of inventories.

Oversee shipment and receipt of experimental reagents, keep appropriate records, reconcile orders and coordinate flow of material transfer agreements (MTAs).

Oversee proper use of instrumentation

Assist lab members in experimental procedures including light and electron microscopy, molecular cloning, basic biochemical techniques and tissue culture.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills

Excellent communication, writing and record keeping ability required. Basic computer skills.

Experience in a basic research environment preferred. BS in a biological science lab required or at least 4 years previous experience in a biology lab.

Possibility of growth

Anticipated time allocation: 50% infrastructure, 50% research.

Required Experience

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-hhmi-019429-929