The Jackson Laboratory

  • Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/11/2018 7:43 AM)
    Job Title
    Research Assistant I
    Job ID
    2018-25928
    Category
    Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 
  • Summary

    A full-time position as a Research Assistant is available in Dr. Jennifer Trowbridge’s lab, focusing on stem cell biology in blood system aging and blood cancer. This position will involve contributing to basic, hypothesis-driven research on hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells. The Research Assistant position is a mentored position that will build skills and experience in molecular and cellular biology, mouse handling, experimental design, execution and analysis, as well as verbal and written scientific presentation skills. See https://www.trowbridgelab.com for more details about our research efforts and current team members.

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts tests, experiments, and/or procedures following standard or detailed protocol; identifies and documents variations that may affect the validity of the experiment.
    • Data collection and analysis. Performs quality control, monitors data for accuracy, uploads data to database system within agreed upon timelines with supervisor.
    • Validate and conduct studies based upon standard experimental protocols within the agreed upon timelines with supervisor/technical manager. Ensure functionality and maintenance of instrumentation.
    • Ability to work flexible shifts (evening/week-end/holiday).

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 1-3 years of related experience.
    • Mouse handling and husbandry skills preferred.
    • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate information verbally and in written form.
    • Previous lab experience preferred.
    • Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program.
    • Proven ability to organize time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work.

     

    A cover letter outlining research interests, and career goals should be submitted with CV/Resume to consider application complete.

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory, (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 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. ​JAX’s research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and a world-renowned expert in mammalian genetics. JAX also has facilities in Sacramento, California, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

     

    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.

    The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic 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.

     

    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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