The Jackson Laboratory

  • Bioinformatics Analyst II/III

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/18/2019 2:11 PM)
    Job ID
    Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 
  • Summary

    The role requires a highly motivated, innovative, driven, and independent bioinformatics analyst who will perform analysis of the next generation sequencing (NGS) data generated in the Banchereau Laboratory ( This is a highly collaborative environment with multiple projects in the field of Immunology and Cancer. Analyst is expected to collaborate, integrate, and communicate with the bench scientists conducting the experiments and generating the data. Major tasks include running and improving analytical pipelines to process transcriptomics (RNA-seq and PacBio ISO-seq data) as well as epigenomics datasets (ATAC-seq) in a high-performance computing environment (cluster). Role will be directly supervised. Manager will determine assignment and prioritization of projects, as well as assessment of progress on projects, in direct consultation with analyst.

    The Banchereau Laboratory is also accepting applications for postdoctoral fellows with a computational biology background to work in exciting research projects in the fields of Human Immunology and Cancer.



    • Processing, visualization, and analysis of transcriptomics datasets, including Illumina RNA-seq and Pacbio ISO-seq long-read technology (60%) • Processing and analysis of epigenomics datasets generated by ATAC-seq (20%) • Implementing and running tools/packages for differential transcriptome and alternative splicing analyses in large in-house and public datasets, including TCGA (10%) • Arrange and deposit NGS data to appropriate public repositories (e.g., dbGaP, GEO, etc.) upon manuscript acceptance/publication (5%) • Implementing and/or developing publically-accessible databases to share Lab data and results with the biomedical research communities (5%)


    • Level II requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved a PhD may compensate with a Master’s degree and at least five years of professional work experience in bioinformatics. Works with limited supervision for tasks performed. • Level III requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved the PhD level will have at least seven years profession work experience in the bioinformatics domain. Incumbents with a PhD will have completed a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellowship and/or have a minimum of two years of professional work experience in the bioinformatics domain. • Proficiency in R and Python programming languages • Strong knowledge of UNIX and shell programming • Previous experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing datasets (e.g. RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq) • Capable of performing analysis in a high-performance computing environment (cluster) • Preferred: Experience in PacBio long-read sequencing datasets, especially in ISO-seq • Preferred: Knowledge in immunology and cancer research

    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.

    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 including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, 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.


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