This position provides administrative support for the Education Office. This individual is responsible for a wide range of administrative and clerical tasks in support of the Vice President for Education and Education directors, including scheduling, travel arrangments, event planning, time-keeping, expense reconciliation, note-taking and coordination across the office. This individual gathers information, and prepares reports, agenda, and correspondence.
This position is responsible for the hiring, management and supervision of two Education administrative associates, located in Bar Harbor and Connecticut.
The work requires a high degree of accuracy, diplomacy, tact, personnel management skill and attention to detail, and is highly confidential, including exposure to sensitive information, and requires considerable discretion.
This position is located at the JAX campus in Farmington, CT. This role is directly responsible for supporting Director of Operations and Administration JGM, and the Executive Assistant/Manager Research Administrative Support Services, as well as extended backup support, as required, to the JAX President and CEO role. In this highly visible role, professionalism, discretion and preserving confidentiality are required and critical for success.
The dynamic nature of this role requires that the ideal candidate have exemplary time management skills and the ability to identify and anticipate the needs of the various senior level individuals the role supports. The incumbent must interact seamlessly and with a professional demeanor with a broad range of individuals including members of the Senior Management team, a variety of internal and external high-level executives and individuals representing a wide range of interests and needs including senior and mid-level leadership, administrative and operations staff and scientific staff. To perform this job successfully the individual is expected to handle highly sensitive and confidential financial, personnel and institutional information while exercising professionalism and discretion.
The incumbent will report to the Manager, Research Administrative Support Services and is responsible for assisting with the management of the extended workflow of the Manager, Research Administrative Support Services role, as well as the meeting and travel schedule and needs of the Director of Operations and Administration for JGM. Additional responsibilities include arranging travel and preparing itinerary, processing and approving expenses, compiling reports, presentations, scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, responding to routine and non-routine correspondences professionally and arranging onsite/offsite events, and special projects.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected along with autonomy, professional flexibility and successful multitasking skills.
JAX Mice & Clinical & Research Services (JMCRS) currently has a full time opportunity in their customer service department. This position services the needs of our internal/external customers; to include both Domestic and International phone call and email communication in a call center environment. Serving as the customer advocate while providing exceptional support by responding timely to communications from customers concerning orders, product availability and relaying prices of JAX® Mice and related products as well as accurately entering orders into our order processing system. Requirements also include outbound calling initiatives and efficiently resolving customer concerns and demonstration of excellent problem solving skills.
The Genomics Scientist is responsible for the management and execution of sequencing based projects as well as development, testing, validation and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols. Strong background & technical skills in molecular biology and sequencing technology improvement and optimization are required. Under the leadership of the senior genomics management, with limited supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for direct execution of experiments, assessment of QC for research/or service projects, and troubleshooting technical problems. The incumbent will also be responsible for the design, organization, and implementation of a multitude of sequencing-based molecular biology experiments in the areas of biomedical, clinical, and biotechnology research at JAX. They will ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized and will drive new technology development, process optimization, and pipeline and protocol development. A demonstrated team player with independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is required.
Service Desk Representative
Under minimum supervision provides IT assistance functions to users and departments. Possesses and applies knowledge of IT principles, practices and procedures to the completion of assignments. The representative will answer all incoming phone calls and resolve a predetermined list of issues.
- Technical Hardware and Software Support Analysis. Troubleshoots all incoming issues, repairs and maintains computer systems hardware when applicable, operating environments, application software support. Resolve a particular subset of issues based on documented procedures for this role and escalates all other requests and incidents accordingly. When available, warm hand offs to an IT Technician should be completed. Reviews system operations and provides technical direction and recommendations to improve utilization.
- Helpdesk/Service Center Support. Provides technician dispatch capabilities to Helpdesk.
- Documentation. Assists in development and writing of internal SOPs and end user documentation. Documents problem solutions in call tracking system and ensures the publication of solutions to common problems.
- Call Center experience of a minimum of 2 years
- Ability to follow documented procedures for resolving a subset of duties related to this position
- Two to four years of successful technical support experience a plus
- Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Effective interpersonal relations skills sufficient to permit incumbent to effectively work with a broad range of people from a wide variety of professional disciplines.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others, orally and in writing as well as the ability to translate technical knowledge to personnel with a broad range of experience/expertise levels.
- Associates degree or equivalent certifications
- Fluency in Mandarin a plus
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 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!
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.
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.
The Summer Student Program is a signature education program of The Jackson Laboratory. The Resident Advisor implements the residential life program within the JAX Summer Student Program including day-to-day logistics and recreational activities. With oversight and guidance from the Resident Supervisor and the Program Director of the Summer Student Program, the Resident Advisor fosters programmatic harmony through communication and problem-solving, and ensures student safety through awareness and compliance with JAX policies. By organizing social and recreational activities, the RA generates excitement, builds community, and fosters inclusion and a sense of fun and team spirit throughout the program.
The Residential Advisors share leadership of a cohort of approximately 11 undergraduate students ranging in age from 18-21. These participants are selected through a highly competitive application process that draws nearly 1,000 applications from around the US. Selected students exhibit personal qualities including curiosity and a passion for science, resilience and problem solving, personal maturity, and teamwork. This student body is highly diverse, and includes individuals from many races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and beliefs.
This position includes single accommodation in the SSP residence (a private bedroom in the dormitory suite at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT), all meals, and round trip travel to the Laboratory.
The Summer Student Program is a signature education program of The Jackson Laboratory. The Resident Supervisor manages the residential life program within the JAX Summer Student Program (SSP) including mentoring, day-to-day logistics, and recreational activities. With oversight and guidance from the Program Director of the Summer Student Program, support from Residential Life staff at The University of St. Joseph, and in partnership with the Resident Assistant, the Resident Supervisor facilitates engaging and community-building programs and activities, fosters community harmony through communication and problem-solving, and ensures student safety through awareness and compliance with JAX policies.
The Resident Supervisors lead a cohort of approximately 11 undergraduate students ranging in age from 18-21. These participants are selected through a competitive application process that draws nearly 1,000 applications from around the US. Selected students exhibit personal qualities including curiosity and a passion for science, personal maturity, and teamwork. This student body is highly diverse, and includes individuals from many races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and beliefs.
This position includes semi-private dormitory suite-style housing at the SSP residence, The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to complete application.
The Jackson Laboratory is a world leader in mammalian genetics, and has a mission we are passionate about: to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
The Ke Lab is seeking a Research Intern (RI) with experience in quantitative analysis to join The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Ke Lab focuses on RNA, a central node of genetic information flow from DNA to protein (https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/faculty/shengdong-ke). Malfunction of RNAs leads to many human diseases, including neurological diseases and cancer. To thoroughly address fundamental molecular mechanism of RNA, the Ke lab utilizes multidisciplinary approaches, including cutting-edge computational biology, biochemistry, innovative bio-technologies, genetics and molecular biology. The primary duties of this exciting opportunity include developing and applying cutting edge computational/statistical methods to analyze large-scale biological data including but not limited to gene expression by RNA-seq, CLIP data, CHIP data, DNA methylation, and proteomics. The successful candidate will participate in experimental design, develop and apply analysis tools, and conduct reproducible research procedures. Preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in Python, Perl, or R programming languages.
We invite highly motivated individuals who are eager to acquire new knowledge and grow new skill sets in a team environment. The Research Intern position offers a very exciting opportunity for junior researchers to grow their research experience and skills broadly and thoroughly. We strongly support research interns for first-authorship/co-authorship in high quality publications, and firmly promote their professional career advancement. The RI position is a temporary position lasting up to 36 months and is designed specifically for individuals with a 4-year Life Science, Biology, Computational Biology or applicable degree, looking to advance their scientific/research training prior to pursuing further educational endeavors. During the internship, Research Interns are eligible to apply for permanent positions at JAX as long as performance is rated satisfactory by their Scientific Advisor, but a permanent position is not guaranteed.
Working under minimal supervision, incumbents in this position provide advanced administrative support to their assigned Scientific Staff. Gathers, organizes, stores and supplies information; maintains files; schedules appointments, arranges meetings and special events;produces correspondence and documents. Uses advanced administrative concepts, practices and procedures in support of the work of Scientific Staff. Acts as a liaison between assigned Staff and the Director's Office, Grants Office and other administrative areas of the institution, as well as applicable administrative areas of external organizations (i.e UCONN Health, CCMC). Creativity and initiative are expected in recommending and implementing solutions to unique administrative challenges. This level of Administrative Assistant is distinguished by the degree of autonomy and professionalism expected.
RAS’ act as a liason between their faculty and individuals within and outside JAX often serving as first point of contact for visitors, collaborators and job candidates. The RAS’ corrdinates certain lab-wide functions such as Interest Groups, Seminar Speakers and lab related education programs.
Position oversees all functions of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Sponsored Research Administration Office and is responsible for all pre-award and post-award activities, and project accounting for JAX research grants and contracts.
Essential responsibilities include: leadership of a team of approximately 25 individuals at two sites; oversight of submission of grant proposals, including the coordination of all scientific and administrative reviews; administrative management of institutional grants; administration of all pre-award and post award activities including budget oversight of grants; oversight of all sponsored technical reporting, accounting and relevant compliance requirements; coordination of financial analytic support to faculty and senior management; and oversight of compliance with Uniform Guidance.
Position provides information and counsel to the faculty and research staff on research program management and planning and to JAX senior leadership on strategic, administrative, financial, and resource allocation issues related to sponsored research.
Working under general supervision, the In Vivo Technologist will be responsible for supporting studies assigned to the team by consistently executing procedures according to protocol and associated SOPs.
The In Vivo Advanced Technologist works under minimal supervision to routinely perform complex tasks and highly developed procedures. Reviewing and understanding study protocols in terms of scientific content and in terms of the requirement of successful execution.
The work schedule and work list for this individual is established based on operational demands and resource availability and may fluctuate based on the changing needs of the department. Staff members may be required to work weekend shifts, holidays, and overtime.
The Technologist will be a collaborative member of the cross functional In Vivo department and may be assigned work within the Research and Development (R&D) team.
Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski and her lab group seek a Computational Scientist to join their research team. The focus of the Kaczorowski lab is to understand the genetics underlying cognition, Alzheimer’s and aging-related dementias and to identify the biological basis for resilience to cognitive symptoms. More details are available at https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/faculty/catherine-kaczorowski
The Computational Scientist participates in the Kaczorowski Lab’s collaborative research programs focused on learning and memory behavior and age-related disease including Alzheimer’s. The integration of genetic, genomic, and phenomic data resources presents a unique opportunity to the candidate selected for this role, to work both independently and collaboratively. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Analysis of systems genetics data generated within research programs focused on resilience to aging.
- Generation of new computational tools, serving in an expert and leadership role for assigned projects.
- Integration of data into public databases, ensuring data quality.
- Mapping QTLs from behavioral and multi-scale omics data.
- Writing manuscripts and grants.
- Participating in internal and external meetings and conferences to present research results.
- Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, or equivalent relevant area.
- 5-10 years of experience in Bioinformatics research, excluding time spent to obtain Ph.D.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience managing projects, mentoring staff and collaborations.
- Prior successes in and desire to contribute to team projects on an ongoing basis.
To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statement of research interests.
The Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction (CSNA) aims to identify the biological relationships between the stages and patterns of addiction and behaviors that predict drug abuse. To uncover these relationships, we make use of advanced mouse genetic tools—specifically the Collaborative Cross and Diversity Outbred mouse populations and associated computational methods—that enable holistic study of genes, biological molecules and behaviors.
We are working as a complementary team of investigators from several laboratories and institutions, each bringing deep experience and knowledge in the genetic studies of specific aspects of addiction in the laboratory mouse.
The Research Assistant works under the direct supervision of a PI or Research Scientist in planning, developing, conducting and evaluating scientific research in a laboratory, clinic, field and/or teaching environment.
The Onsite Wellness Program Manager will develop onsite wellness programs for the multi-site Jackson Laboratory. The WPM is a strategic partner who collaborates with Human Resources, Strategic Communications, and senior leadership to develop, communicate, and implement onsite wellness programs that promote a culture of health and wellbeing while addressing the specific health needs of the JAX employee population. The Program Manager will work closely with the wellness committees/departments to create integrated programming designed to improve awareness of health issues as well as create opportunities for the people of JAX to engage in healthy activities.
Working under minimal supervision, incumbents in this position provide advanced administrative support to their assigned Scientific Staff. Gathers, organizes, stores and supplies information; maintains files; schedules appointments, arranges meetings and special events; produces correspondence and documents. Uses advanced administrative concepts, practices and procedures in support of the work of Scientific Staff. Acts as a liaison between assigned Staff and the Director's Office, Sponsored Research Administration and other areas of the institution, as well as applicable administrative areas of external organizations. Creativity and initiative are expected in recommending and implementing solutions to unique administrative challenges. Research Administrative Assistants are expected to operate with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism.
The Jackson Laboratory Security Services Department is hiring a full time Security Officer for its Bar Harbor, Maine campus. Working under limited supervision, this position is responsible for ensuring the safety of all employees, visitors, contractors and guests as well as protecting all property and assets of The Jackson Laboratory. Responsible for staffing and monitoring at assigned post/stations and the Security Operation Center as well performing patrol rounds as assigned and necessary. Responds to emergencies as necessary and providing assistance as needed. Security Services provides 24/7 coverage at The Jackson Laboratory and shift hours may include day/evening/overnight and weekend/holiday hours as required.
This officer is on a flexible monthly schedule and will be assigned to fill planned and unplanned openings as needed, and to provide enhanced staffing where appropriate. Changing requirements and emergencies require that this officer be prepared to perform duties on any shift, either on the main campus or at the Ellsworth facility, and perform other security duties as assigned.
The Neurophysiology Specialist has expertise in establishing, implementing, and executing complex experiments using neurophysiology techniques, including EEG, EMG, and LTP and conducting data analysis and interpretation in support of Neurobehavioral phenotyping in the Center for Biometric Analysis. This is a key position within the Center for Biometric Analysis, requiring project management experience and extensive technical expertise across a multitude of complex phenotyping platforms.
Computational Scientist (Assistant/Associate/Full)
The Jackson Laboratory is seeking Computational Scientist (Assistant/Associate/Full) to join our Genome Technologies team. This position offers the opportunity to make leading contributions to cutting edge research in genomic technology development, genomic data production, human genomics, disease biology, and translational research.
About the Genome Technologies Team: The Genome Technologies team is a scientific core laboratory that is responsible for genomic sequence data production as well as pushing the boundaries of genomic technologies by creating new technologies, bioinformatic software methods, and wetlab protocols. Our team consists of wet-bench and dry/bioinformatics scientists who work on a mix of technical and scientific projects.
About the Position: Computational Scientists participate in a collaborative bioinformatics program aligned with institutional strategy and direction, and make leading contributions to the cutting-edge projects at The Jackson Laboratory. Typical projects include analysis of high-throughput / next-generation sequencing data DNA Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, ChIP Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc from Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore and others. This role will entail data integration, evaluating analytical tools and technology, performing data QC analysis, developing novel algorithms or sequence analysis tools, discussing and determining experimental design, and delivering training to the research community. Specific projects will be selected based on candidate’s interest and skillsets.
- Perform statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming (e.g. creating new pipelines or tools), running programs and packaging results for clients.
- Evaluate data for quality assurance; develop new metrics and methods to evaluate novel data types; evaluate analytical tools and technology, and deliver training to the research community
- Sustain collaborations with the research faculty and staff on both the Farmington, Connecticut and Bar Harbor, Maine campuses
- Working effectively in a team environment with individuals with varying levels of experience
- Contribute to the drafting of manuscripts and grants
- MS or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or relevant area
- Proven track record of “omics” data analysis, statistical genetics & biostatistics, independent collaborative work, and leading contributions to a biological discipline is preferred
- An in-depth knowledge of, and prior experience with, High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis (DNA Seq, mRNA Seq, ChIP Seq, micro RNA Seq etc), experimental design, data integration, algorithm development, and development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming)
- Scientific curiosity, strong work ethic, and a passion for genomic technology and bioinformatic analysis
- Must have experience in bioinformatics research and demonstrated aptitude and capacity for developing bioinformatics expertise
- Demonstrated experience managing projects and collaborations
- Prior successes in and desire to contribute to team projects on an ongoing basis
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present results to the JAX community, conferences, and workshops
- Must be continuous learners and proactive creative contributors eager to learn new technologies and science
Provides strategic leadership in shaping and defining JAX inclusion and diversity values and creating initiatives that advance those values for all members of the laboratory’s research and education communities. Serves as a leader, knowledgeable consultant, advisor, advocate, and institutional resource for instilling the values of diversity and inclusion in the JAX community and tracking progress toward these goals.
Working under minimal supervision, this role is expected to provide day to day high-level and confidential administrative support to the Senior Vice President for Research (SVP) and serves as the primary liaison to all internal and external constituents, including laboratory senior staff, external constituents, and senior administrative staff.
Assignments involve work of confidential or complex administrative nature, necessitating exposure to sensitive information and contacts requiring discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy.
The individual must interact seamlessly and with poise and professionalism with a broad range of individuals from Trustees of the Laboratory, executives from other institutions, national and international strategic partners and members of the broader external community in addition to all employees of the Laboratory. The individual will be expected to have outstanding organizational skills and processes, excellent multi-tasking skills and be able to balance competing priorities through creativity and thoughtfulness.
Typical administrative and office management tasks include intensive calendar management involving complex scheduling of internal and external appointments, exercising judgment on priorities when scheduling. Schedules and manages complex, multi-leg domestic and international travel arrangements, and expense report reconciliation. Schedules both recurring and special meetings, involving preparation of agendas in advance, meeting packages for attendees and distribution of minutes and follow up of assigned action items in a timely manner. The position requires excellent writing skills.
The individual interacts daily with a variety of internal and external high-level executives representing a wide range of interests and needs. Interaction with all organization levels must be with the highest level of professionalism and the individual must be able to adapt quickly to accommodate many different situations, persons and changing priorities. This includes interactions with Trustees of The Jackson Laboratory, senior and mid-level leadership, scientific staff as well as executives and scientists from other companies, research institutes and academic organizations.