Postdoctoral Associate - Computational Genetics and Systems Biology

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
Farmington, CT
TBD + Benefits

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Job Description

We are seeking Postdoctoral candidates in computational genetics and systems biology to develop novel computational methods that derive biological models from large-scale genetic and genomics data. 

Successful candidates will join the laboratory of Dr. Greg Carter at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) in Farmington, CT, which coordinates activities with Dr. Carter’s group at the Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics (JAX-MG) in Bar Harbor, ME.

About the Carter Lab: We develop computational approaches to the genetics of complex diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using both human and mouse genetic methodologies. As part of the IU/JAX Alzheimer’s Disease Precision Models Center, we integrate data from large-scale Alzheimer’s data resources (ADNI, ADSP, AMP-AD, etc) to prioritize candidate loci for genome editing in novel mouse models of AD. We then develop and apply methods to jointly analyze mouse and human phenotype data to understand AD pathology, identify potential disease biomarkers, and assess candidate therapies. Our goal is to combine the power of human and mouse genetics to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for AD. Visit the Carter Lab online for more.

About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

Our Postdoctoral Associates enjoy distinct advantages, including:

  • A uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary ‘team science’ without departmental barriers
  • Superior scientific support services
  • Unparalleled mouse and genomic resources
  • Excellent research facilities and equipment
  • Close interaction with our award-winning faculty members
  • Partnerships with leading universities and medical centers
  • Access to numerous courses and conferences focused on genetics, genomics and biomedicine
  • Working for an institution that has been repeatedly voted among the top 15 “best places to work in academia” by readers of The Scientist
  • PhD in quantitative biology or a similar discipline such as computer science, physics, or applied mathematics
  • Strong background in computational biology and statistical approaches to genomics and genetics
  • Expertise in scientific programming languages such as R or MatLab
  • Commitment to solving biological problems and communicating those solutions
How to Apply


Complete the online application; please be sure to submit a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV, and the names of three references.

About Our Organization

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1700 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.

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