The Jackson Laboratory

  • Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/22/2018 7:38 PM)
    Job Title
    Associate Research Scientist-Robson Lab
    Job ID
    Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 
  • Summary

    Associate Research Scientist – Single Cell Biology-Robson Lab


    The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, based in Farmington, CT is seeking an Associate Research Scientist to develop and carry out single-cell genomics/transcriptomics/proteomic experiments and advise others in the technical aspects of such studies.  This position will be in the lab of Paul Robson, Ph.D.


    • Perform experiments and obtain data with minimal guidance; supervise junior staff to do the same.
    • Develop protocols.
    • Write manuscripts and grants.
    • Efficient, flexible and self-motivated work ethic; to be utilized in planning, executing, and analyzing independent research projects.
    • Innovative technical and analytical skills required to perform research at the highest level.
    • Highly motivated and independent, yet able to work well in a group setting.
    • Passionate about performing scientific research and translating it to improve human health.


    • A Ph.D.-level scientist in the molecular, cellular and/or developmental biology fields with 7+ years of practical experience in a research laboratory.
    • Technical expertise in single-cell RNA-seq and RNAflow technologies a must, with experience in ChIP-seq, flow cytometry/sorting, small scale assay development (transcriptomics), histology (FFPE, cryosectioning, in situ hybridization), and mass cytometry additional assets.
    • Knowledge of relevant computational tools for the above-stated technologies is an additional asset, though coding skills are not essential.
    • Extensive knowledge in at least three of the four following biological domains essential: human stem cell biology, cell-cell signaling pathways, immunology, mouse molecular/developmental genetics/genomics.

    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.

    JAX-GM is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.


    JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians, and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories.


    JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns.  JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems, including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.

    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 and an onsite full service cafeteria.


    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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