The Jackson Laboratory

  • Computational Scientist - Single Cell

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/3/2019 5:09 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-25586
    Category
    Biostatistician, Computational Scientist, Scientific Software Engineer 
  • Summary

    The Jackson Laboratory is immediately seeking Computational Scientist (Assistant/Associate/Full) to join our Computational Sciences group. This position offers the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in mouse genetics, disease biology, and translational research in collaboration with the faculty and genetic resource scientists and clients of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Cross campus and industry collaborations are encouraged.

     

    Computational Scientists participate in a collaborative bioinformatics program aligned with institutional strategy and direction, and make leading contributions to the cutting-edge projects at The Jackson Laboratory.

     

    Level of position will be determined by the incumbents’ years of bioinformatics research experience, educational background and leadership experience. Characteristic distinction from Assistant Computational Scientist to Full Computational Scientist include increased ability to work independently, development of in-depth knowledge in selected biological disciplines to analyze and provide expert reasoning to the relevant projects, and competency to provide project and grant application leadership.

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with the research faculty & genetic resource scientists on projects of wide-ranging complexity across a diverse array of biomedical disciplines (such as cancer biology, aging, immunology, infectious diseases, metabolomics, neural disorders, muscular disorders, stem cell and developmental biology, and statistical genetics & biostatistics)
    • Working effectively in a team environment with individuals with varying levels of experience
    • Contribute to the drafting of manuscripts, grants, posters and presentations
    • Prepare educational material for possible outreach and educational opportunities.

    Qualifications

    • PhD in quantitative field such as Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or any relevant area. Biologists with strong quantitative background are encouraged to apply.
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis (DNA Seq, mRNA Seq, ChIP Seq, micro RNA Seq etc), microarray data analysis, experimental design, data integration and algorithm development in bioinformatics setup.
    • Demonstrated experience managing projects and collaborations is key
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present results to the JAX community, conferences, and workshops
    • Must be continuous learners and proactive creative contributors eager to learn new technologies and science

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.  JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (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. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.

     

    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.

     

    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.  JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, 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.

     

    Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at http://www.jax.org/careers

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