The Jackson Laboratory

  • Research Assistant I-II

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/29/2019 1:25 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-26868
    Category
    Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 
  • Summary

    Research Assistant I/II

    Dr. Christine Beck, Principal Investigator

     

    The Beck lab is looking for an individual to generate data via wet-lab experiments, interpret results, and work with others to generate figures for publication. The individual will also assist existing lab personnel with day-to-day experiments, ordering, and oversee the laboratory’s biosafety protocols.

    Repetitive elements comprise almost 50 % of mammalian genomes. The individual hired will conduct research and assist with existing experimental procedures in the lab to further our understanding of repetitive DNA and how it impacts mammalian genome biology. These experiments will help identify sequence features that may predispose the human genome to instability, and will find factors that regulate the formation of deletions and duplications of the genome. Basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques are a must.

    Qualifications

    • Level I: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 1 - 3 years of directly related experience in a laboratory setting.
    • Level II: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 3 - 6 years of directly related experience.
    • Desired techniques include yeast experimentation, mammalian cell/tissue culture, molecular cloning and verification, PCR, and related techniques.
    • Must be organized and capable of keeping a reliable notebook record of experiments (both on paper and electronically).
    • Experience planning and troubleshooting experiments is preferred.

     

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please include a cover letter along with your resume/CV. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

    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.

     

    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.

     

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

     

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