Postdoctoral Associate - RNA Biology & Cancer Research

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

Tracking Code 6168

Postdoctoral Associate - RNA Biology & Cancer Research

Dr. Olga Anczuk??w, 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: We are looking for talented postdoctoral candidates interested in RNA biology and cancer research to join the lab of Dr. Olga Anczuk??w at JAX-GM. We investigate how misregulation of RNA splicing contributes to breast and ovarian cancer progression as well as drug resistance.

Our research uses large clinical datasets, 3D cell cultures, as well as patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models that recapitulate more closely the complexity and heterogeneity of the primary tumors. Our goals are (i) to uncover causal splicing alterations in metastatic and drug-resistant tumors; (ii) to define pathways that affect splicing regulation in normal and cancer cells, as well as during tissue development; and (iii) to identify splicing factors and splicing events which could be used as biomarkers to predict disease progression or drug-response, or as targets for RNA-based therapeutics. We are leveraging advances in next-generation RNA-sequencing to decipher the role of splicing alterations in cancer with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for precision medicine.

For more, visit the Anczuk??w Lab online.


  • Lead projects and conduct experiments
  • May contribute to training of graduate students
  • Collaborate with other labs
  • Present research at conferences
  • Write manuscripts and contribute to grant writing


  • Highly self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to acquire new skills rapidly
  • Strong written and communication skills



  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree
  • First-authored publication(s) in peer reviewed journals with impact factor > 4
  • Background in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or genomics
  • Research experience in cancer or/and RNA biology


  • Research experience in computational biology
  • Research experience with next-generation sequencing
  • Research experience with mammalian cell culture

How to apply: Submit the following material as a single file with your online application:

  • Updated CV with education, research experience, publications list including impact factors and citations, and technical skills
  • Cover letter discussing your interest in this position and long-term career goals
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Copy of the most relevant publication

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.


JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 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, & 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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