KOMP2 Program Manager

The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location: 
Bar Harbor, Maine

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Job Description: 

Genetic Resource Science (GRS) at The Jackson Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine has a key position open for a KOMP2 Program Manager. This position will be responsible for leading a research and resource functional team, developing, optimizing and executing a core operation essential to the GRS program. This includes, but is not limited to, management of process and throughput, data collection and QC, troubleshooting and technology development, reporting and manuscript/grant preparation, and supervision of technical staff. The incumbent is expected to manage the core function independently, interact effectively with multiple PIs in GRS and JAX, and work with external collaborators and users.

As the Program Manager, the successful applicant will develop and manage the JAX KOMP2 embryonic lethal phenotyping platform. The mission of the JAX KOMP2 Program is to generate and phenotype a genome-wide collection of more than 800 mouse strains over the next several years as part of an international effort to functionally annotate the mouse genome and generate mouse models of human disease. We expect that approximately one third of all knockout strains will be lethal prior to birth. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a high-profile program to build and implement a pipeline from the ground up, with a particular focus on developing high-resolution 3D imaging approaches to capturing and annotating embryonic phenotypes. The incumbent will lead a team of technical staff in the production, collection, imaging and annotation of embryos from lethal strains. She/he will play a key role in refining imaging procedures and analysis tools, and will participate in R&D efforts to develop new embryonic lethal phenotyping modalities. Finally, the Program Manager will work closely with other KOMP2 and international consortium members to ensure data collection and reporting standards, and will be responsible for meeting data collection and upload timelines.


The ideal candidate will have the following essential skills and qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Developmental Biology or related field
• Significant postdoctoral experience analyzing embryonic phenotypes
• Direct experience generating and analyzing mouse models
• Direct experience generating and analyzing high-resolution 3D imaging data
• Proven track record developing, adopting and/or implementing new technology
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a interdisciplinary teams
• Experience with high-throughput operations, including project planning and meeting deadlines.
• Proven track record of publication and presentation of data at scientific conferences.

Contact Information: 

Please submit CV/resume including cover letter to our online application process at www.jax.org/careers referencing job posting # 3901.


About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center with more than 1,500 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, the Laboratory applies its eight decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and empowers the global biomedical community by providing critical data, tools and services.