The Jackson Laboratory

Postdoctoral Associate - Neuroscience

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/16/2020 3:38 PM)
Job ID
Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty 


Neuroscience Postdoctoral Associate

Bloss Lab

Bar Harbor, ME


Want to see synapses at the highest resolution, or understand how their structural organization drives function? A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Bloss at The Jackson Laboratory in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine, to study how neural circuits and synaptic connections relate to learning-related behaviors. We use cutting-edge neuroanatomical, computational, behavioral, chemogenetic, and genetic approaches to interrogate how cell-types are wired together, how these wiring patterns change during learning, and how such mechanisms may be impaired in new mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. The Bloss Lab offers a challenging but supportive environment and is looking for new postdocs with a track record for publications and obtaining fellowships.

For more information, please visit the Erik Boss Lab



The successful candidate will be able to plan, develop, execute, and analyze an independent research project in a collaborative lab setting.


  • M.D. or Ph.D. in biological or related sciences is required.
  • Strong training background in neuroscience and mouse behavior is preferred.
  • Other areas of experience/training include cell biology or genetics;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and career-oriented individual preferred;
  • Experience in microscopy and image analysis; and
  • Minimum of one 1st author paper from graduate work.


To apply, a complete application must include a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career aspirations; a current CV; and the names of three references.




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 an appropriate non-compete agreement.

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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