The Jackson Laboratory

  • In Vivo Technologist/Innovation and Product Development Department

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/28/2019 2:50 PM)
    Job ID
    Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 
  • Summary

    The Jackson Laboratory has an excellent opportunity for a full-time In Vivo Technologist in the Innovation and Product Development Department at our Sacramento, CA location. This position is responsible for supporting laboratory studies assigned to the team by consistently executing procedures according to protocol and associated standard operating procedures.




    • Best practices and standard processes in daily work which support efficiencies, quality, safety, with a customer service focus.  Basic lab animal handling skills.  General lab sanitation.  Provide proactive animal care support to alert the In Vivo team of environmental or unexpected/adverse study-related observations directly impacting animal welfare.
    • Consistently completing assignments on time.
    • Demonstrate ability to seek out appropriate personnel resources to address non-routine questions.
    • Demonstrate ability to comply with all laboratory SOP’s and policies.
    • Accurate entry of data including lab IT systems and databases.
    • Maintain appropriate documentation as required by protocols and SOP’s.
    • Perform basic biomethods such as handling (i.e restraint, ear notch, clinical observations, body weights, tail tipping), dosing (i.e. PO, SC,IP, IV), blood collection, basic necropsy and blood processing.


    • Two (2) year associate science degree; Completion of a Bachelors degree in the science field strongly preferred.
    • Regular and dependable attendance to maintain work flow.
    • Demonstrated successful record keeping skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while consistently maintain a positive and professional demeanor.  Ability to be flexible and multi-task.
    • Ability to work with computer software and databases such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.


    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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