Postdoctoral Fellows

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, CT
Job Description: 

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is a new institute in the state of Connecticut, representing an expansion of The Jackson Laboratory, and dedicated to employing genomics to improve human health. The Connecticut campus is dedicated to advance personalized medicine by using genetic and genomic strategies to understand the complex regulatory mechanisms underlying health and disease.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is seeking highly motivated computational and wet-lab scientists for postdoctoral fellow positions. Faculty at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine use genomic, computational, and translational approaches to conduct research to address fundamental biological questions in cancer, stem cells, immunology, diabetes, infectious disease, and microbiome research. (http://www.jax.org/ct/ct-faculty.html)

Postdoctoral fellows are being recruited in the following areas:

• Epigenomics
• Cancer Genomics
• Regulatory Genomics
• RNA Genomics
• Systems/Network Biology
• Bioinformatics
• Infectious Diseases
• Microbiome

Laboratories that are currently hiring include:

The Ucar Lab (http://research.jax.org/faculty/duygu-ucar.html) which is developing data mining models to integrate and mine large-scale genomics and epigenomics datasets to study regulatory mechanisms underlying diseases (contact: Duygu.ucar@jax.org). REQ #3927

The Stitzel Lab(http://research.jax.org/faculty/michael-stitzel.html) which is studying the epigenome of human pancreatic islets to understand how DNA changes in transcriptional enhancers and altered epigenetic regulation contribute to type 2 diabetes (contact: michael.stitzel@jax.org). REQ #4092

The Ouyang Lab (http://ouyanglab.jax.org/) which is developing statistical and machine learning methods for big data analytics of sequencing and integrative genomics for systems level modeling of RNA, chromatin, and regulatory networks in both health and disease (contact: zhengqing.ouyang@jax.org). REQ #4093

The Weinstock Lab which is studying the microbiomes of humans and other organisms, correlating microbiome structure with disease, and applying genomic techniques to infectious diseases in the clinic and for public health (contact: george.weinstock@jax.org). REQ #4094

The Banchereau Lab is studying perturbations of the immune system in healthy individuals in response to vaccination and in diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity. It includes genomics approaches and the study of subsets of dendritic cells and T cells. A novel program is the study of dendritic cell development from iPS (contact: jacques.banchereau@jax.org). REQ #4099

The Xian-McKeon Lab (http://research.jax.org/faculty/frank-mckeon.html; http://research.jax.org/faculty/wa-xian.html) has developed novel and highly efficient means of cloning adult stem cells of various human tissues and cancer. Their lab is keen on integrating this unique technology with molecular biology, imaging and genomics to address fundamental mechanisms of human diseases such as COPD, IBD and cancer (contact: wa.xian@jax.org and frank.mckeon@jax.org). REQ #4108

Requirements: 

Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD with an exceptional record of research accomplishments and the enthusiasm to conduct research in a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary environment.

Contact Information: 

For review and consideration, please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter to the corresponding requisition number at www.jax.org.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.