Scientific Manager
Yale University
United States


The Department of Genetics at Yale University is looking to fill a research track faculty position for an Assistant or Associate Scientific Manager, depending on experience. The position will provide key strategic support to further the Department’s core values of diversity, innovation and excellence in biomedical research. The primary function of the role is to work closely with individual faculty to mentor them across a range of areas relating to their scientific and professional growth.

About you:

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. The successful applicant will embrace the fundamental importance of mentoring in enriching the scientific growth and professional development of faculty. The successful applicant will thrive in the scientific, cultural and intellectual diversity that fosters a strong sense of collegiality and community in the Department of Genetics.

About the role:

Reporting directly to the Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair, the primary responsibilities of the role are:

  • 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 work with faculty in the preparation of new and ongoing manuscript submissions.
  • To work closely with faculty in the design and creation of new, innovative training grants in areas relevant to genetic research.
  • To provide support for the Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair in new and ongoing departmental initiatives.

About us:

The successful applicant will join a vibrant community of exceptional scientists and clinician-scientists who recognize the fundamental importance of diversity as a key driver of innovation in science. We are a department rich in thoughts and ideas and driven by curiosity, passion and the pursuit of scientific discovery. Our faculty are open, collegial and committed to supporting each others’ scientific and professional growth.

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 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 currently developing and implementing a range of educational and operational initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in our Department, which we recognize as fundamental for promoting scientific creativity, innovation and scientific discovery.

The Department of Genetics is dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental 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:


Candidates should hold a PhD in the life sciences. Candidates must have outstanding written communication skills and be highly organized with the demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Prior experience in writing and/or editorial is not required however will be considered favorably.

Application Instructions

Applicants interested in this position must apply via the following link: The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021; late applications may be considered under special circumstances: Applications should contain a cover letter describing your motivation for the position and relevant experience, your CV, a short, easily-digestible summary of a recent paper of interest, and three confidential letters of recommendation to the attention of Caroline Hendry, Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair. Applicants will also be required to answer a set of questions pertaining to diversity and inclusion in Interfolio . All inquiries should be addressed to Neltja Brewster (

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