The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Computational Scientist to join our Genome Technologies team. This position offers the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in genomic technology development, genomic data production, human genomics, disease biology, and translational research.
About the Genome Technologies Team: The Genome Technologies team is a scientific core laboratory that is responsible for genomic sequence data production as well as pushing the boundaries of genomic technologies by creating new technologies, bioinformatic software methods, and wetlab protocols. Our team consists of wet-bench and dry/bioinformatics scientists who work on a mix of technical and scientific projects.
About the Position: 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. Typical projects include analysis of high-throughput / next-generation sequencing data DNA Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, ChIP Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc from Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore and others. This role will entail data integration, evaluating analytical tools and technology, performing data QC analysis, developing novel algorithms or sequence analysis tools, discussing and determining experimental design, and delivering training to the research community. Specific projects will be selected based on candidate’s interest and skillsets.
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.
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