The Jackson Laboratory

Genomic Technologist I/II/III

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/28/2020 1:14 PM)
Job ID
Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 


The Genome Technologies team has an exciting opening for a Genomic Technologist. This individual is responsible for testing, developing, streamlining, improving and implementing protocols (new or existing) using cutting-edge nucleic acid and library preparation, next generation sequencing (NGS) and associated technologies.  The Genomic Technologist will work directly with the research and clinical labs to provide services and training. 


  • Isolate DNA and RNA, QC samples, construct and QC NGS libraries, start and QC sequence runs. Troubleshoot to solve problems as they arise. Implement process improvement to improve efficiency and minimize errors.
  • Test, develop, and implement new technologies and protocols, including automation where necessary. Document new protocols and write SOPs. Develop cost structure for new service deliverables.
  • Maintain project and sample information, protocols, and experimental details through the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • A Genomic Technologist III would also be responsible for training laboratory staff members in new and existing SOPs.


  • Genomic Technologist I - Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least 1 year of experience working in a molecular biology laboratory.
  • Genomic Technologist II - Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least 3 years of experience working in a molecular biology laboratory, OR Master’s degree with at least 1 year of working experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
  • Genomic Technologist III – Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least 5 years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory, OR Master’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory. In addition, 2+ years successful experience in developing and delivering training materials
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and identify, prioritize, and plan activities necessary to meet projected goals.
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on skills on molecular biology is essential, and knowledge of NGS-based genomic research and related technologies is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time to successful conclusion with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to experimental detail and process is critically required.
  • Working experience in genomics focused laboratory and experience in data management, including laboratory information management systems (LIMS) is desired.

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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