The Jackson Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Associate - Palucka Lab

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/13/2019 10:05 AM)
    Job ID
    Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 
  • Summary

    Postdoctoral Associates-Human Immunology
    Dr. Karolina Palucka, Principal Investigator
    Dr. Adam Williams, Principal Investigator

    The Palucka Lab and Williams Lab at JAX-GM are currently seeking motivated scientists interested in leveraging modern genomic advancements to study immune responses to viruses and tumors. Particular focus is on antigen presenting cells in lung cancer and breast cancer, and their interaction with epithelial cells. To learn more more, visit the Palucka Lab and Williams Lab online.

    In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

    • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
    • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
    • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
    • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
    • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
    • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
    • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
    • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
    • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking



    The successful candidates will be able to plan, develop, execute, and analyze research projects.


    • PhD and/or MD
    • Background in immunology and/or cell biology
    • A track record of research publications
    • Research experience with mice is desirable, but not required
    • The ambition to thrive within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment

    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-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.


    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.


    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 and an onsite full service cafeteria.


    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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