The Jackson Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Associate - Tewhey Lab

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/26/2019 3:02 PM)
    Job ID
    Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 
  • Summary

    The Tewhey Lab at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine is seeking a Postdoctoral associate to join our team of scientists working to understand the precise genetic mechanisms underlying complex traits, and the impact human genetic variation has on gene regulatory function. Our group develops and applies novel high-throughput genetic techniques (e.g. MPRA and CRISPR based screens) to comprehensively characterize non-coding regions of the genome, in both mouse and human, to interpret the regulatory grammar of gene expression.




    We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual with either an experimental or computational background to join our efforts in functional genomics. Opportunities are available to assist with ongoing projects including our participation as a characterization center for the NIH’s ENCODE Project (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) which aims to functionally characterize regulatory elements at scale in a biological setting. Alternatively, applicants interested in applying our experimental approaches and/or datasets to their disease of interest are also encouraged to apply.


    • M.D. or Ph.D. in biology, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or related fields.
    • Strong publication record as objective evidence of scientific and research involvement/potential/achievement.
    • For experimental focused applicants, knowledge of some scientific computing software (R/Matlab) and scripting languages (bash/perl/python).
    • For computational focused applicants, experience in human genetics and handling genomic datasets.
    • A passion for solving important problems facing humanity and advancing our understanding of the human body

    To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references.


    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

    The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


    Our Values:

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


    What do we have to offer?

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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