The Jackson Laboratory

Bioinformatics Analyst I/II/III

Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor | US-CT-Farmington
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/2/2020 7:54 AM)
Job ID
Biostatistician, Computational Scientist, Scientific Software Engineer 


The Carter Lab is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to join our research in the genetics and genomics of Alzheimer’s disease. This position will focus on using bioinformatics and computational biology analyses to formulate network-level therapeutic hypotheses to drive the development of new treatments. This analysis is a critical component of our goal to integrate diverse data resources, screen candidate compounds, and translate findings into preclinical tests using precision mouse models of disease. This work will be performed as part of two NIA-funded projects, the Emory/Sage/SGC TREAT-AD center ( and IU/Jax/Pitt MODEL-AD center (, that bring together researchers from more than a dozen institutions to develop new approaches to understanding and treating late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. These centers are components of a major open science initiative to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease that includes the AMP-AD, ADNI, and ADSP research consortia.

We are especially interested in candidates with systems biology expertise in model organisms who are seeking to apply their innovative ideas in a translational setting. The structure of TREAT-AD and MODEL-AD enable collaborative follow-up experimentation and refinement of computational hypotheses. We are dedicated to open science and establishing an inclusive culture to expand our vision of scientific progress.



  • Mining genome-scale data and interpreting results.
  • Performing statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, data visualization, and bioinformatics programming; packaging and interpreting results.
  • Developing novel computational strategies for big data integration.
  • Coordinating data analysis across multiple collaborating institutions.
  • Assisting in data dissemination.
  • Contributing to publications.
  • Level I Analyst duties include entry level statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging results. Evaluating data for quality assurance, and mining bioinformatics databases. Assisting development of requirements and testing for software/database systems. Tasks are complex, but the incumbent has support of immediate suppervisor or mentor for directional support during execution of work.
  • Level II Analyst duties include basic statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging and interpreting results. Conducting, analyzing, and interpreting quality assurance data. Mining bioinformatics databases and interpreting results. Developing requirements and test plans for software/database systems. Often receives tasks but requires attention from supervisor or mentor for additional directional support.
  • Level III duties include all the responsbilities of Level II Analyst but works more independently and provides more indepth analysis and interpretation of results. Level III Analysts act as mentor to junior level colleagues. They also presents materials at seminars and assists in research planning.


  • Bioinformatics Analyst I: requires BS or MS degree in Bioinformatics or relevent biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved Masters degree may compensate for lack of a degree with at least five years of professional bioinformatics work experience. Works under close supervision.
  • Bioinformatics Analyst II requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevent biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved a Ph.D, may compensate with a Masters degree and at least five (5) years of professional work experience in bioinformatics. Works with limited supervision for tasks performed.
  • Bioinformatics Analyst III requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevent biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved the PhD level will have at least seven (7) years profession work experience in the bioinformatics domain. Incumbents with a PhD will have completed a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellowship and/or have a minimum of two years of professional work experience in the bioinformatics domain.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in genetics and genomic analyses, with particular expertise in integrative analysis of transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and curated data.
  • Experience in Alzheimer’s disease research is preferred but not required.


About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

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.


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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