The Jackson Laboratory

Metabolomics Postdoctoral Associate

Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/27/2020 8:33 AM)
Job ID
Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 


Postdoctoral position available in metabolomics

PI: Shuzhao Li, Ph.D.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Farmington, CT

We are looking for a talented Postdoctoral associate to apply mass spectrometry based metabolomics to genomic medicine, and to develop novel methods and applications.


The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of mass spectrometry and metabolomics, and a passion to impact biomedical research and practice. The incumbent will work closely with a team of chemists, biologists and computational scientists. The Jackson Laboratory provides unparalleled support of professional development. Metabolomics has evolved to a stage to employ rich data to guide experimental design and method development. The Li lab has recognized strengths in computational methods, integration with big data, and cutting-edge applications to human immunology and ImmunoMetabolomics. This position has the unique opportunity to interface with large scale projects on genomics, transcriptomics, microbiome, single cell technologies and cellular engineering, and to take leadership in innovations.


• Recent PhD related to metabolomics, mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry
• Experience in LC-MS, MS/MS, compound identification, isotope tracing
• Experience in Orbitrap instruments is advantageous
• Experience in metabolomics data processing and analysis
• 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


Candidates will be encouraged to apply for competitive foundation and federal training fellowships and awards. Exceptional candidates also have the opportunity to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award that includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above the standard postdoctoral scale.


Interested and qualified individuals should send a current CV, a 1-page (maximum) Statement of Research Interests and Career Goals, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Shuzhao Li at


Our research group is diverse and collaborative, and we seek to produce top notch science and foster the development of outstanding, independent scientists through critical but nurturing mentorship and interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts.

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory ( is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (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. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.


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.


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?

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.


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. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at


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