The Jackson Laboratory

  • Biostatistician II

    Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/22/2019 11:54 AM)
    Job ID
    Biostatistician, Computational Scientist, Scientific Software Engineer 
  • Summary

    The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Biostatistician to join our Computational Sciences group. This position offers the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in mouse genetics, disease biology, and translational research in collaboration with the faculty and genetic resource scientists and clients of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). 


    The Computational Science group presently consists of computational biologists, physicists, statisticians and computer scientists who practices principled data science approaches to obtain biologically relevant information from data. The members of the Computational Science is focused on team work and therefore members have the opportunity to learn continuously.


    • Collaborate with the research faculty & genetic resource scientists on projects of wide-ranging complexity across a diverse array of biomedical disciplines
    • Work largely independently, taking full responsibility for the statistical and analytical aspects of consulting projects. Although many of the activities of this position are similar to the Biostatistician I, the Biostatistician II will be expected to perform these activities with minimal supervision.
    • Takes initiative to keep abreast of scientific staff needs though surveys, interviews, user-group meetings, and other means of communication
    • Participates in delivering training of benefit to scientific staff to be delivered through workshops, presentations, and other training venues
    • Aides in the development of data QA/QC and analytical/statistical protocols
    • Provide clear and concise written work agreements and summary reports of projects in a timely fashion. May also write and edit large sections of a manuscript and/or grant, including the statistical/analytical methods and portions of the results section, and will check manuscripts/grants for numerical accuracy


    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience within statistics/biostatistics and a Master's or a higher degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Other Related Field
    • Extensive knowledge of statistical methods and modeling
    • Candidate should come with extensive experience with the methods and processes of data analysis
    • The successful candidate will have working familiarity with a majority of the following technologies:  R statistical environment, Python and C/C++

    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 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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