The Jackson Laboratory

In Vivo Technologist

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/21/2020 6:22 PM)
Job ID
Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 


Exciting opportunity to join the In Vivo Product Development and Innovation team in Sacramento, CA! Working under general supervision, the In Vivo Technologist will be responsible for supporting studies assigned to the Sacramento team by consistently executing procedures according to protocol and associated SOPs. This individual will be a collaborative member of the cross functional In Vivo department.  Previous cell culture and flow cytometry skills are a plus!


  • Execute technical procedures under study protocols in a fast paced environment.
  • Responsible for the production and shipment of animals and maintaining accurate inventory.
  • Maintain and prepare cell cultures for in vivo studies.
  • Regular & dependable attendance to maintain work flow.
  • Accurate entry of data including lab IT systems and databases.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation as required by protocols and SOP’s.
  • Perform basic biomethods such as handling (i.e restraint, ear notch, clinical observations, body weights, tail tipping), dosing (i.e. PO, SC, IP, IV), blood collection (i.e., cardiac, RO, submandibular, tail tip), basic necropsy and blood processing.
  • Performs other complex laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry, drug formulation, and tumor xenograft with significant amount of independence.
  • Colony management, including monitoring animal welfare and maintaining a sanitary environment.


  • Two year associate science, vocational or technical degree, or equivalent work experience (one year in an animal care program or equivalent work experience).
  • Cell culture experience highly preferred. Working knowledge of chemistry and chemical handling and use is a plus.
  • Flow Cytometry experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated successful record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble shoot basic issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks in order to achieve objectives on time.
  • Flexible schedule, with the ability to work early/late hours and weekends.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while consistently maintaining a positive and professional demeanor. Ability to be flexible and multi-task.
  • Ability to work with computer software and databases such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

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 JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services facility is located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.  Sacramento is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and scenic Lake Tahoe, and a short flight to both Los Angeles and Orange County.  Sacramento is the birthplace of the nation’s Farm to Fork movement, and offers excellent restaurants, gastro-pubs, wineries, theaters, and museums.  Outdoor activities are plentiful: Boating, white water rafting, and riding the scenic bicycle trails are popular.  Housing and other costs of living are more affordable in Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs than in most other neighboring areas in the North Bay, making Sacramento one of the hottest housing markets in the country year after year.


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 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, pre-employment physical, and drug test.


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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