Postdoctoral Associate - Computational Immunology & Cancer Genomics

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Tracking Code 6147

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Karolina Palucka, 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: The Palucka Lab at JAX-GM is currently seeking motivated scientists interested in leveraging modern genomic advancements to study anti-tumor immune responses, and reprogramming the tumor microenvironment in human cancers in vitro and in vivo in humanized mice models. The overarching theme of the Palucka lab is to investigate the mechanisms of human immunity and to identify strategies for harnessing the power of the immune system to prevent and treat cancer. For more, visit the Palucka Lab online.

Find out about the distinct advantages enjoyed by our Postdoctoral Associates here.


  • PhD and/or MD
  • Computational/bioinformatics experience
  • Background in immunology (preferably human immunology)
  • A track record of research publications
  • Substantial research experience with mice is desirable, but not required
  • The ambition to thrive within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment

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 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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