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Science Writer

The Department of Neuroscience at Yale University has an open position for a scientist with excellent writing skills and past research experience to support its scientific activities. Reporting to the Chair of the Department and working closely with the Director of Scientific Operations and the faculty in the Department, the Science Writer will write about a wide range of complex scientific topics—on deadline and tailored to key audiences and channels. Duties of the position will be diverse and will include assisting faculty in the preparation of grant applications and in disseminating research findings.

Duties of the position include:

  • Assisting faculty in preparation of grant applications and administrative reports
  • Writing, editing, and preparation of articles for submission to scientific journals
  • Fostering communication of Department activities to the neuroscience community at Yale and beyond in various formats including white papers, web content, lay articles, press releases, research briefs, profiles, feature articles, e-newsletters, etc.
  • Generating content for Departmental web sites and social media accounts
  • Engaging in Departmental outreach activities for enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Additional duties as assigned
The candidate will be embedded in the intellectual environment of a very strong and collaborative neuroscience research community, whose focus spans from molecular and cellular neuroscience to system and cognitive neuroscience.

The applicant, who will be hired in a Research Faculty position, should have a PhD degree in a biological discipline, with preference for neuroscience; postdoctoral experience and/or experiences as an independent investigator is preferred but not required. Experience in scientific writing and outreach is highly desirable. Outstanding interpersonal skills, enthusiasm at working with others, drive to learn and passion for neuroscience required.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 writing samples, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation that should include comments on writing skills. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled with priority given to those applications received by November 30, 2021.

Neurotechnology Engineer

The Neurotechnology Core at Yale’s Kavli Institute for Neuroscience seeks a full-time Neuro-engineer. The mission of this core is to expand research capabilities through instrumentation support, design, and fabrication for the Yale neuroscience community.

The Neurotechnology Core works closely with Investigators and trainees to understand their experimental needs, which span multiple disciplines including biology, computer-controlled data acquisition, electronic design, robotics, machine vision, and optics. Our work is carried out in a state-of-the-art fabrication facility that also serves as a maker space where we train investigators to do their own instrument design and fabrication.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, innovative and enjoy working in a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment. They will be skilled at translating research problems into well-defined technical specifications to design and build a functional instrument. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for collaborating closely with a diverse research community. The candidate will work with the guidance of a supervisor but must be able to operate independently.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Meet with investigators to define experimental instrumentation needs and develop practical solutions
  • Train investigators to safely and effectively utilize facility equipment
  • Design and fabricate custom instrumentation
  • Document projects and communicate progress to investigators and Director
  • Assist Director in maintaining facility safety and compliance
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Neurobiology, or related field
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in fabricating hardware, electronic, or software prototypes. An advanced degree may substitute for extensive experience.
  • Ability to think critically and develop innovative solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • CNC machining experience: mill, lathe, water jet, laser cutter, and woodworking tools
  • Programming Skills (C, C++, Python, Matlab, LabVIEW, microcontroller programming)
  • Ability to design and diagnose electronic circuits

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV and three reference letters to: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled with priority given to those applications received by December 20th, 2021.

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.