Postdoctoral Associate - Computational Genomics & Disease Research

Recruiter
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Location
Farmington
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 29, 2017
Closes
Jul 26, 2017
Industry
Computer
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Tracking Code 6214

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Peter Robinson, Principal Investigator

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut's growing bioscience industry. Our mission at JAX-GM is to discover the complex causes of disease, develop diagnostics and therapeutics, and ultimately empower the global medical community.

JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services. Seeking to advance personalized medicine, we draw on the institution's distinguished history and on the innovative expertise of our growing faculty, who are recruited from among the world's top scientific labs and institutions.

About the position: As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory, you will join a respected and growing scientific enterprise with eight decades of distinguished research in mammalian genetics and a promising future in genomic medicine. Your research will contribute to our important mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Algorithm development for genomics data including especially transcriptomics next-generation sequencing data generated by various platforms
  • Algorithm development for the integrative analysis of splicing and alternative splicing
  • Development of robust software to implement the algorithms including unit testing, versioning, sufficient documentation, and user manuals
  • Comparison of algorithm performance on biological datasets from JAX and other groups, participation in scientific projects within the Robinson group on relevant genomics topics
  • Presentation of results at scientific meetings and participation in manuscript and grant writing

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (or nearing completion of PhD degree)
  • Background in human genetics or genomics and disease research
  • Publications (1st author highly advantageous)
  • Skills in computer programming using compiled languages such as C/C++ or Java, and at least one scripting language such as Perl or Python. Experience with statistical software such as R would be considered an advantage.

In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX's world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please include a cover letter along with your resume/CV. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

MORE ABOUT JAX

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we're impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we're making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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