Genomics Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Tracking Code 6505

Genomics Scientist

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: This person is responsible for managing 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 very limited supervision, this person will be responsible for direct execution of experiment, assessment of QC for research/or service projects, and troubleshooting technical problems. The person will also be responsible for designing organization and implementation of a multitude of sequencing-based molecular biology experiments in areas related to JAX research in biomedical, clinical and biotechnology. Will ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized to the upmost productivity as well involve new technology development, process optimization and pipeline and protocol development. Independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is absolutely necessary.


  • Development, testing, validation and implementation of the new genomic technologies and methodologies, improvement and optimization of protocols including development and optimization of protocols for HTS library preparations.
  • Engage in sample/sequencing QC analysis and, when necessary, provide input and suggestions for additional features and improvements on the protocols and data analysis.
  • Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities to showcase their robustness and discovery power.
  • Publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research papers, grant applications and reports.


  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology, and extensive experience in different aspects of genomics, including an excellent understanding of sequence data and its applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sequencing based molecular approaches and sequencing based interrogation.
  • Extensive experience in protocol development and optimization procedures.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
  • Experience in validation and documentation of new and complex molecular biology methods, and in HTS library preparation, operation and downstream data QC.
  • Strong publication record, and extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts and reports.
  • Prior LIMS (Laboratory Informatics Management System) experience is preferred.
  • Flexible schedule may be required (occasionally) to meet the project timeline.

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


The Jackson Laboratory 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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