The Jackson Laboratory

  • Administrator, Research Program

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/18/2019 2:38 PM)
    Job ID
    Research Administration
  • Summary

    Working under limited supervision, the incumbent is responsible for providing advanced administrative support to the Banchereau Lab’s projects. The Research Program Administrator will serve the vital purpose of ensuring that daily and long-term operations run smoothly for both the Immunological Sciences program and Dr. Banchereau’s laboratory.


    • Provides administrative support to Dr. Banchereau including extensive travel, calendaring, expense reporting, and keeps biosketches, pubmed and CV’s updated, as well as basic support to lab members such as candidate interviews, onboarding, time sheets, travel, and expense reports. Also assists Dr. Banchereau in tracking and prioritizing activities to be completed and drafting/editing correspondences.
    • Acts as program coordinator for center grants: Point of contact for center members, trainees, collaborators, advisers, and NIH program staff, including organizing steering committee meetings, writing reports, web content, preparing presentations to NIH and internal meetings. 
    • Manages and tracks progress and spending of projects and cores, meeting regularly, informally with subproject and biological service core and staff with regular reports back to Dr. Banchereau.
    • Develops and administers program plans: Defines program requirements in alignment with the Director’s research objectives; identifies and coordinates internal and external resources/providers; tracks program progress; provides ongoing reports to leadership/program sponsors; maintains knowledge of evolving guidelines and directives. 
    • Assists with maintaining IRB protocols and MTA’s. 
    • Assists scientific staff with grant submission process, including: responsible for preparation of biographical sketches; customizing documents; formatting application text and graphics; preparing bibliography; preparing appendix materials; and provides general advanced administrative support. 
    • Supports grant application and reporting by: obtaining data and reports from operational databases, formatting tables and figures, drafting letters of support, obtaining biosketches from collaborators, conducting PubMed searches and preparing bibliographies, and completing disclosure forms. Supports and interacts with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Scientific Programs Development as needed for these efforts. 
    • Provides support and assistance in preparation of overall lab budgets; monitors expenditures for supplies and other administrative expenses to ensure conformance with budget. Assists lab in ordering supplies; facilitates purchase orders. 


    • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years relevant research experience, Masters and/or Ph.D. preferred
    • Strong communication skills, written and oral
    • Strong experience in using a variety of basic computer software including Microsoft Office, PubMed, eCommons, and NCBI is essential.
    • Experience with collaborative research programs and project management desirable.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while remaining organized, focused and professional often under short timelines.
    • Initiative to act independently and efficiently under minimal supervision.

    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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