The Jackson Laboratory

Associate Computational Scientist

Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/2/2020 7:53 AM)
Job ID
Biostatistician, Computational Scientist, Scientific Software Engineer 


Associate Computational Scientist 



The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT is seeking a Computational Scientist to join the Lee laboratory; this is an opportunity to be involved in the use of state-of-the-art technologies to study the structural genomic variation in human biology, evolution and disease.


The Computational Scientist will work closely with a team of scientists involved in the ongoing studies which includes; accurate identification and characterization of structural variation (SV) in human and other vertebrate genomes, the development of new algorithm/approach for SV detection, and understanding genome evolution in vertebrate species and its impact on genome stability.


In addition, the Computational Scientist will be involved in exciting research programs analyzing large numbers of human genomes, activities, consortium activities, and collaborations as assigned by the PI of the lab to the extent assigned. They work closely, and are not limited to, helping interns, post-doctoral fellows, scientists and grant writing. Furthermore, they will present results to others, and have many interactions at national and international conferences and workshops.



  • Carry out Computational analysis of omics data, algorithm implementation as well as bioinformatics programming and expert reasoning and leadership for the projects.
  • Evaluate data for quality assurance and mining bioinformatics databases.
  • Present the results at international conferences and workshops, and contributes the preparation of manuscripts
  • Collaborate with other scientists within The Jackson Laboratory
  • Provide expert reasoning to the projects relevant to the scientist’s research disciplines, and lead or co-lead grant writing.


  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or other related field. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Bioinformatics research, excluding time spent to obtain PhD.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience in Human Genomics or Human Evolution
  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, microarray data analysis, data integration, algorithm development, evaluation of analytical tools and technology
  • Experience in Next Generation and Third-generation sequencing technologies and applications
  • Experience with or willingness to learn genome-wide structural variant (SV) or copy number variant (CNV) data analysis

The Jackson Laboratory has engaged with the firm of The Bandish Group.  To apply or make a referral, please email Janene Cleary at

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, Calif., 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.


JAX Genomic Medicine is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX Genomic Medicine’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 Genomic Medicine 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.


In Connecticut, JAX 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 Genomic Medicine 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.

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