Genomics Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Exceptional benefits including:

  • 403(b) pre-tax savings plan with a generous employer match
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and eye care coverage
  • JAXfit employee wellness classes with onsite gym for employees and their families
  • Onsite medical care facility
  • Company sponsored employee events
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with a strong background in molecular biology and genetics, and experience in next generation sequencing, to join our dynamic Next-Gen Sequencing services team in the role of Genomic Scientist. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment and strive for the highest quality work.  The ideal candidate will provide process support to all aspects of the Next-Gen pipeline as well as manage new sequencing technologies from initiation to implementation. This includes development, testing, validation and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols. Strong background and technical skills in molecular biology and sequencing technology improvement and optimization are required. Under very limited supervision, this person will be responsible for direct execution of experiments, assessment of QC for research/or service projects, and troubleshooting technical problems.  They ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized through new technology development, process optimization and pipeline and protocol development.  Independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is a critical necessity.

Key Responsibilities:

•  Development, testing, validation and implementation of the new genomic technologies and methodologies, improvement and optimization of protocols including development and optimization of protocols for HTS library preparations

•  Engage in sample/sequencing QC analysis and provide solutions for protocol and data analysis improvements

•  Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities

•  Publish in peer review journals, contribute to scientific research papers, grant applications and reports


•  Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology and extensive experience in different aspects of genomics, including an excellent understanding of sequence data and its applications

•  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sequencing based molecular approaches and sequencing based interrogation.

•  Extensive experience in protocol development and optimization procedures.

•  Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

•  Strong analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.

•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking and presentation skills.

•  Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.

•  Experience in validation and documentation of new and complex molecular biology methods, and in HTS library preparation, operation and downstream data QC.

•  Strong publication record and extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts and reports

•  Prior LIMS (Laboratory Informatics Management System) experience is preferred.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and current CV on-line to the Genomics Scientist position, tracking code #6039.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory ( in Bar Harbor, Maine, is recognized internationally for its research excellence, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaborations and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the U.S. in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

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