Biorepository Technician I

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX GM), based in Farmington, CT is seeking a Biorepository Technician I to work independently under the guidelines of JAX SOPs to receive third party shipments and prepare receiving records; aliquot bulk reagents (i.e. weighing chemical compounds and aliquot liquid reagents) and assemble reagent sets.


  • Physically receive, store (ambient, +4°, -20° walk-in, -80°, and LN2 (-195°C), retrieve and ship biologic samples. All sample management must adhere to established SOPs, BSL-2 safety plans, and regulatory compliance procedures.
  • Enter and maintain sample information into the laboratory’s data management system for all relevant associated data, attachments, cold storage location, aliquots and distribution.
  • Communicate with the Research and Clinical Labs Project Managers for establishing SOPs and status changes of the bio-samples receipt, aliquoting or distribution. Troubleshoot with PMs any discrepancies for shipment, inventory maintenance, data base information or sample distribution.
  • Maintain, monitor and record QC data for the cold storage equipment. Clean work areas.
  • Bachelors’ degree in life science with a minimum of 1 year data entry, shipping/receiving, and sample management experience.
  • Experience with standard sample preparation protocols including nucleic acid extraction and biomaterials processing methods (e.g. whole blood).
  • Computer skills associated with experience with data management systems, email, calendaring, web browser, word and excel documents.
  • Ability to communicate information effectively both in written form and verbally.
  • Incumbent must be detail oriented.
How to Apply

To be considered, please forward a copy of your resume to, requisition #5135.


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 1,700 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.

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