The Jackson Laboratory

Neurophysiology Specialist

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/20/2020 11:32 AM)
Job ID
Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 


The Neurophysiology Specialist has expertise in establishing, implementing, and executing complex experiments using neurophysiology techniques, including EEG, EMG, and LTP and conducting data analysis and interpretation in support of Neurobehavioral phenotyping in the Center for Biometric Analysis. This is a key position within the Center for Biometric Analysis, requiring project management experience and extensive technical expertise across a multitude of complex phenotyping platforms.


  • Establish protocols, assist PIs with experimental design, project manage studies, execute studies, and provide data analysis and interpretation:
    • Apply technical and experimental expertise to deliver high quality guidance on experimental design. Execute experimental plans with rigor to assure the quality and reliability of resulting data.
    • Provide quality control, analysis and interpretation of data. Collate and prepare data package summaries using instrument specific software, Excel, statistical software, Powerpoint and/or other required applications; ensure the quality, accuracy, integrity, completeness and security of data delivered to service users.
    • Establish and maintain SOPs, training material, competency forms, validation paradigms and proficiency metrics for every phenotyping platform under your management.
    • Develop new testing paradigms including training, competency, validation and proficiency metrics, and integrate them into CBA offerings as needed.
  • Administrative duties to ensure delivery of an effective and efficient Neurophysiology operation:
    • Project Manage the work of neurophysiology relevant phenotyping within CBA. This includes planning and organizing the flow of animals and maintaining an accurate and current schedule for equipment and operators, at all times ensuring the best possible use of all neurophysiology platforms.
    • In conjunction with the CBA Program Manager, assure IACUC compliance, updating, renewing, amending, and developing new IACUC protocols.
    • Maintain drug inventory accurately and in compliance with all local, state and national regulations.
    • Assist with the development and maintenance of an accurate cost structure for the services offered for neurophysiology phenotyping. Use the resulting item codes to generate accurate and transparent quotations for projects and grant budgets.
    • Accurately track and bill activities in a timely manner using the interface adopted by the CBA for this purpose (e.g. iLAB).
    • Contribute to the development and onboarding of LIMS systems that will facilitate neurophysiology phenotyping activities including mouse intake, data collection, QC, analysis, storage, visualization and externalization.
    • Contribute to the timely creation of accurate, high quality reports and content for grants, reports and peer-reviewed publications.
    • Assist in the recruiting and training of new personnel as needed.
    • Oversee instrument operations and assure proper maintenance and calibration.
  • Provide training, guidance, and direction to colleagues, research support staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists:
    • Develop training metrics and assure employee competence by facilitating training and monitoring results.
    • Support Courses and Conference's courses which utilize CBA platforms by providing equipment, training, and knowledge of mouse models of disease.
    • Maintain currency in research technologies and paradigms by literature search, attending seminars, delivering internal and external presentations.
    • Assist with identifying improvements in techniques, protocols and new platforms.


  • BS degree in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, or related biological science required.
    • MS/PhD preferred.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated success with executing in vivo studies in rodents.
  • At least 4 years demonstrated expertise in neurophysiology techniques in rodents (e.g. LTP, EEG, EMG) including data analysis and interpretation.
  • Rodent stereotaxic surgery skills.
  • Highly-motivated, passionate, flexible scientist with the ability to perform successfully in a dynamic, fast-paced, team environment.
  • Proven team player with track record of positive, professional working relationships.
  • Ability to develop and recommend solutions to complex problems often under time constraints.
  • Ability to handle mulitple tasks/projects at the same time and complete projects successfully and on time.
  • Must possess strong analytical, writing and successful program/project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

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.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, and a pre-employment physical.

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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