Assistant Scientific Manager - Dept of Genetics, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
salary commensurate with experience
September 11 2019
Assistant Scientific Manager
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Faculty, Manager, Other

Assistant Scientific Manager

Department of Genetics,

Yale University School of Medicine

The Department of Genetics at Yale University is looking to fill a research track faculty position for an Assistant Scientific Manager. The position will provide key strategic support to further the research endeavors of the Department of Genetics with a particular focus on graduate program training grants and investigator-led research.

We seek an individual with a background in the life sciences who is motivated, reliable and flexible, and who can work both independently and within a team. Reporting directly to the Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair, the primary responsibilities of the role are:

  • To work closely with faculty in the design and creation of new, innovative training grants in areas relevant to genetic research
  • To work closely with the Director of Graduate Studies to continue to drive quality improvements and international outreach in the Genetics graduate program.
  • To provide strategic advice to faculty regarding their individual research program, both experimentally and conceptually.
  • To work with faculty in the preparation of new and ongoing individual investigator-led funding proposals.
  • To provide support for the Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair in the creation and/or editing of scientific documents and in new and ongoing departmental initiatives.

Candidates should hold a PhD in the life sciences. Prior experience in grant-writing and editing is not required, however candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills, be exceptionally organized with the demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and should have a strong understanding of the basic principles of genetics in biomedical sciences. Prior editorial experience in the scientific publishing industry will be considered favorably.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your motivation for the position and relevant experience, your CV, a one page scientific essay on any topic of choice, and three confidential letters of recommendation, to to the attention of Caroline Hendry, Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and all inquiries should be addressed to Neltja Brewster (


About Us:

Members of the Department of Genetics conduct basic, clinical and translational research using genetics and genomics of model organisms (yeast, fruit fly, worm, zebrafish, mouse) and humans to understand fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease. Areas of active investigation include genetic and epigenetic regulation of development and disease, molecular genetics, stem cells and other dynamic cellular systems, regulation of gene expression, computational biology and human genomics.

The Department sponsors a graduate program leading to the PhD in the areas of molecular genetics and genomics, development, and stem cell biology. Admission to the Graduate Program is through the Combined Programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS).

The Department of Genetics also provides clinical care in Medical Genetics in the Yale New Haven Health System. Clinical genetics services include inpatient consultation and care, general, subspecialty, and prenatal genetics clinics, and clinical laboratories for cytogenetics, DNA diagnostics, and biochemical diagnostics. The Department sponsors a Medical Genetics Residency program leading to certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Admission to the Genetics Residency is directly through the Department.

The Department of Genetics believes that outstanding science is driven by diversity. We strive to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students whose voices and contributions are valued and respected, and who better represent the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability and ethnicity. Diversity is our commitment and our passion; we invite you to be part of it. Please refer to the official Yale University statement on diversity and inclusion accessible here: 

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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