The Jackson Laboratory

Research Assistant I

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/3/2020 1:26 PM)
Job ID
2020-27791
Category
Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 

Summary

Our Physiology and Cardiac Phenotyping team focuses on identifying phenotypes in genetic models of human diseases such as cardiovascular disease, vision, hearing and brain disorders.  Using the mouse as our model organism, we apply a range of gold standard and cutting edge technologies to study the phenotypic consequences of genetic manipulations.  This includes cardiac ultrasound; cardiac pressure volume loop ; telemetry blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG)  and eletroencephogram (EEG) ;  electroretinogram(ERG);  and  auditory brainstem response (ABR) et al.  

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and skilled Research Assistant to perform physiological characterization of mice using the above phenotyping assays. The day to day activities of the role will include schedule coordination, experimental design, developing and documenting methodology, conducting procedures, data collection, quality control and analysis, as well as assisting in the preparation of publications and reports.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts tests, experiments, and/or procedures following standard or detailed protocol; identifies and documents variations that may affect the validity of the experiment.
  • Data collection and analysis. Performs quality control, monitors data for accuracy, uploads data to database system within agreed upon timelines with supervisor.
  • Validate and conduct studies based upon standard experimental protocols within the agreed upon timelines with supervisor/technical manager. Ensure functionality and maintenance of instrumentation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Mouse handling and husbandry skills highly preferred but not required.
  • Preferred skills and experiences include animal surgery , in vivo physiological recordings. Basic familiarity with biostatistics is preferred.
  • Fundamental computer skills, including familiarity with Excel and Word.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate information verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective mental concentration, visual attention and dexterity.
  • Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program.
  • Proven ability to organize time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work.
  • The candidate should be diligent, able to work both independently and in a team environment, acquire new skills rapidly, and have versatility in a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts (evening/week-end/holiday).

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 apre-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.

Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.

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