The Jackson Laboratory

  • Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/23/2019 3:30 PM)
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  • Summary

    Working under limited supervision and reporting to the Associate Director, Research Reporting and Analytics, this position is responsible for providing proactive support in a variety of planning, grants accounting, reporting, and compliance needs.  Successful candidate is able to carry out complex professional financial analysis assignments.


    This position interacts on a frequent and regular basis with Sponsored Research Administration (SRA) leadership, principal investigators, senior management, and designated budget personnel for areas in research. This position integrates with other financial and research administration roles, to build effective support structure, while maintaining SRA department continuity.


    Responsible for financial analysis across campuses, including annual budget, forecasting, strategic planning, and other requests as necessary, ensuring accurate spending projections.

    • Thoroughly and accurately analyzing budget-to-actual and forecast-to-actual grants results and spending forecast for all PIs
    • Completing special projects, conducting analytical reviews and developing grants reporting for the Chief Financial Officer as needed, including creating reports for Board presentations and creating reports for the Director, Sr. V.P. of Research, Scientific Site Directors, and Director, SRA, at the direction of the Associate Director, Research Reporting and Analytics.

    Initiates and drives the establishment and maintenance of professional, complex metrics and special/ad hoc reports for SRA, using various software tools.

    Assists and advises research program leads to allow for improved understanding and visibility with internal awards.  This includes the following:

    • Serving as key contributor for report structure and data design.
    • Supporting SRA staff with internal award activation, budget entry, and variance monitoring.

    Analyzes effort allocation, program costs, and prepare adjustments, while ensuring accuracy, proper controls are in place and followed for department actions.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related subject
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of successful experience in a position having financial analysis as the principal responsibility
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting with two to three years of successful experience providing a systematic review, analysis, interpretation, and/or evaluation of budgets as the principal responsibility.
    • Ability to prepare and interpret a variety of financial statements, reports, and analyses for senior-level management.
    • Highly skilled and knowledgable in word processing software, database and spreadsheet software and ERP systems.
    • Ability to interpret, apply, and adhere to agreement terms and conditions.
    • Ability to build strong, positive working relations across a number of departments.

    Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume!

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees. With a mammalian genetics institute as its headquarters campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., JAX® Mice and Clinical Research Services facilities in Sacramento, Calif. and Ellsworth, Maine. The Laboratory's mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

    The Laboratory is the world's source for more than 11,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the Mouse Genome Informatics and Mouse Phenome databases, and is a hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education.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.

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