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 (treatad.org) and IU/Jax/Pitt MODEL-AD center (model-ad.org), 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.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) 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!
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.
Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.