Director, Federal Government Relations

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

About the position: The Director of Federal Government Relations will represent The Jackson Laboratory to elected and appointed officials in Washington DC, and will ideally be located in Washington, DC.  The incumbent will identify prospective linkages, develop strategies for pursuing new partnerships, conduct research into policy issues and guide the Laboratory’s interactions with appointed and elected officials.


  • Monitor, analyze and synthesize legislative proposals to determine their impact on JAX
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with elected officials and staff, institutional partners, collaborators, and agency personnel
  • Educate and engage Federal officials in discussions about the importance of biomedical research at JAX and its effect on human health and the US economy
  • Produce written analyses and position papers on policy matters of importance to the Lab
  • Guide internal discussions regarding new threats and opportunities, and seek new ways to maximize funding opportunities with the federal government and nonprofit agencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Practical understanding of the workings and culture of the scientific research enterprise
  • Proven record of successfully identifying and developing programs and collaborations between research institutions and agencies.
  • Familiarity with the processes by which agencies promulgate new regulations and policies at the Federal level.
  • Advanced degree or five years equivalent experience in government relations or a related field
How to Apply

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About Our Organization

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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