The Jackson Laboratory

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/27/2020 9:43 AM)
Job ID
Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 


Postdoctoral Associate

Verhaak Lab at The Jackson Laboratory

Farmington, CT USA



Tumor evolution, extrachromosomal oncogenes, comparative oncology, single-cell DNA sequencing.


The Verhaak laboratory at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is all about data. Postdoctoral associates have the opportunity to leverage the largest convergence of glioma datasets in the world with an extremely sophisticated computational and technological infrastructure. We have all the latest gimmicks in town: single-cell ATACseq, long-read Nanopore, image mass spectrometry, CRISPR screening: you name it. If you are a PhD-level scientist with first author publications and an interest in cancer genomics, this is for you! We look for candidates with computational expertise and preferable previous work in cancer. We care about talent and about ambition: the goal of your postdoc is to help you achieve your next goals, evidenced by the many alumni who are now independent investigators with their own laboratories. Please look at our lab website:



  • MD; or PhD in genetics, computational biology, molecular/cell biology, or other quantitative science
  • Prior research experience in the following areas will be preferred: cancer, quantitative biology, CRISPR/Cas9 (epi)genome editing, microscopy/imaging, mammalian cell culture and microfluidics processing.
  • Track record of productivity supported by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills, with an ability to work both independently and within collaborative teams productively

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.


Learn more about career opportunities at JAX:


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