The Jackson Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 7 months ago(3/18/2019 4:16 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-26607
    Category
    Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 
  • Summary

    The Baker Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study the impact of genetic variation on the epigenome and chromatin organization during dynamic developmental transitions. Projects leverage the genetic diversity within mouse models to understand epigenomic regulation during meiosis and germ cell development, and/or cell state transitions using mouse embryonic stem cells as a model. The Baker lab is looking for applicants who come from either a computational background looking for interesting biological problems or experimental background looking to apply functional genomic approaches and bioinformatics methods towards understanding systems-level regulation. For more information, please visit: https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/research-labs/the-baker-lab.

     

    The Jackson Laboratory provides excellent educational and training opportunities for postdoctoral associates. Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply for the prestigious JAX Scholar award, which supports promising early-career postdoctoral associates conducting cutting edge biomedical and basic biological research at JAX. The award includes an independent research and travel budget and a salary above our standard postdoctoral scale (https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/pre-and-postdoctoral-program/jax-scholars

     

    Responsibilities

    Motivation and curiosity are the two most critical skills in science. The ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project is essential, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated individuals.

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field is required;
    • Strong training background in either computational biology or stem cell biology and molecular biology is preferred;
    • Other areas of experience/training including developmental biology; epigenomics, or genetics;
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrates self-motivation and ability to be collaborative across disciplines; and
    • Demonstrated writing ability as evidenced by significant contribution/leadership role in bringing a minimum of one 1st author paper from graduate work to publication. 

    To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter outlining research accomplishments and interests, 2) a current CV, and 3) names and contact information for three references.

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) 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 Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor 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.

    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.

    Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.

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