The Jackson Laboratory

Testing Coordinator, Covid19

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/26/2020 11:03 AM)
Job ID
HR, Legal, Safety, and Administrative 


The Jackson Laboratory has a unique opportunity for a COVID-19 Testing Coordinator for our Bar Harbor, ME location.  This is a temporary position expected for at least one full year duration.  The COVID-19 Testing Coordinator oversees and coordinates all aspects of JAX's approach to COVID-19 testing for employees, students, and contractors.  This position is responsible for supporting a multi-modal approach to support a safe work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


  • In coordination with the CHRO and JAX’s Medical Director, executes strategy for an ongoing testing program to include both population level testing as well as strategic testing of higher risk populations
  • Maintains close working relationship with third-party testing resources (e.g., hospital partners, medical providers)
  • Organizes on-site and off-site resources and events for collecting test samples
  • Ensures proper supplies are stocked at each testing site (e.g., swabs, tubes, etc.)
  • Monitors performance of packaging of samples and delivery of samples to CLIA lab
  • In coordination with the CHRO, JAX’s Medical Director, and Occupational Health Services (OHS), assists with maintaining and refining protocols for general, asymptomatic testing processes
  • Monitors employee testing activity, identifying non-compliant employees and initiating necessary response/action
  • Maintains database to document, track, and report on testing and contact tracing activities
  • Prepares regular reports and conducts data analysis
  • Works on a daily basis in coordination with OHS and HR staff members



  • College degree with one year of public health or similar experience; or, high school diploma with three years of public health or similar experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Must be highly attuned to the confidential nature of the services provided and have the ability to maintain confidential information
  • Must be able to execute multiple assignments concurrently
  • Strong attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data and present information in a concise manner
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills




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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