The Jackson Laboratory

  • Scientist, In Vivo Innovation and Product Development

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/8/2019 3:43 PM)
    Job ID
    Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 
  • Summary

    The Jackson Laboratory has an excellent opportunity for a Scientist in our In Vivo Innovation and Product Development department in Sacramento, CA....Join one of the nation's oldest biomedical research institutions and help contribute to our mission of improving lives through discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease!



    Ph.D. degree with 0-8 years working experience in Immunology and/or immuno-oncology research. Additional experience in in vivo pharmacology, flow cytometry, and cell culture experience is also highly desired. The individual will work hands on at the research bench with humanized mouse models for drug efficacy and safety studies; FACS; murine models for oncology and/or immuno-oncology and inflammatory diseases models will be main bench focuses.


    Works at the research bench on multiple studies simultaneously. Provides regular updates regarding status of studies.


    Leads a team of research technologists in supporting the department’s product lines.


    Follows and supports all institutional policies, procedures and practices and ensures that staff is compliant.


    Oversees technologist staff working on study and provides scientific and technical support as needed.


    Supports and implements the development of new models for drug discovery in the areas of immunology, oncology and other diseases.


    Successfully launches research and development studies within timeframe agreed to in signed Statement of Work.


    Accuracy of data entry, record keeping, and ensure all study activities are properly logged.


    Year over year improvement in staff morale as measured by the yearly staff survey and higher staff retention levels.


    Individuals with a Ph.D. in immunology and/or oncology will be considered (Immunology is preferred)


    Experience with in vivo study design and animal research (preferably rodents) and animal welfare and regulatory guidelines


    Documented ability to develop and lead technical teams


    Strong leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to build key relationships while influencing and motivating others


    Demonstrated success in making important decisions, often under some pressure and within tight deadlines, which carry large financial consequences


    Must have excellent human relations, communication and listening skills


    Excellent oral and written communication skills


    Previous experience managing technical staff and project management is required

    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 JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services facility is located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.  Sacramento is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and scenic Lake Tahoe, and a short flight to both Los Angeles and Orange County.  Sacramento is the birthplace of the nation’s Farm to Fork movement, and offers excellent restaurants, gastro-pubs, wineries, theaters, and museums.  Outdoor activities are plentiful: Boating, white water rafting, and riding the scenic bicycle trails are popular.  Housing and other costs of living are more affordable in Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs than in most other neighboring areas in the North Bay, making Sacramento one of the hottest housing markets in the country year after year.




    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. 




    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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