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Faculty Positions in Cancer Research

The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Full benefit package.

Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Cancer Research at both The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, Connecticut.

We are seeking faculty who are taking computational, molecular, genomic, cellular, organismal and/or systems approaches in the following research areas:

• Progenitor cell biology

Current research in the JAX Cancer Center includes cellular and genomic defects in tumor repopulating cells; the stem and progenitor cell-of-origin for cancer; epigenetic control of cell fate determination and its role in malignancy

 • Cancer immunology

Current research in the JAX Cancer Center includes tumor-immune system interaction and its relevance to cancer therapy; the immune microenvironment and its effect on tumor development; hematologic cancers

 • Mechanisms of cancer progression and evolution

Current research in the JAX Cancer Center includes mechanisms of tumor evolution; genomic and genetic instability in cancer; mechanisms and consequences of tumor heterogeneity; genetics of host-tumor interactions

 • Mechanisms of drug action and therapy resistance

Current research in the JAX Cancer Center includes biology of de novo and acquired therapy resistance; influence of microenvironment on therapy response or resistance; genetics of host sensitivity to cancer therapeutics 

• Cancer model development

Current research in the JAX Cancer Center includes development of novel cancer models, especially new xenograft platforms and technologies; innovative uses of genome editing technologies to build cancer models; use of complex genetic tools for cancer discovery; application of models to test novel cancer therapies

Successful applicants will enjoy access to JAX’s extensive, professionally staffed scientific resources including innovative gene editing and single cell genomic technologies, novel genetically diverse mouse populations, enhanced immunodeficient mouse platforms and model development capabilities, and advanced bioinformatics and computing infrastructure.


The successful candidate(s) must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree; have two to five years of postdoctoral training; have a record of significant research accomplishments and present long-term research goals consistent with establishing and/or maintaining a highly successful research program.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a concise statement of research interests and plans as one document to www.jax.org/careers/faculty.html, position #5404 .  In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: facultyjobs@jax.org.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and features a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. JAX is a highly collaborative environment that fosters multidisciplinary approaches to investigate complex biological questions. Our cancer center faculty use genetic and genomic approaches to conduct basic and translational research on fundamental biological processes in cancer using mouse models and human studies. Positions are open at both The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics in Bar Harbor, Maine, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Jackson Laboratory is an EEO/AA employer. 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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