Postdoctoral Fellows - Computational Biology

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

The Ucar Lab ( or at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is seeking highly motivated computational scientists. The Ucar Lab is a computational biology lab specializing in developing data mining algorithms to study the mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation and its dynamics by utilizing diverse genomics and epigenomics data.


• Possess a Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, physics, electrical engineering,
• Have a proven track record and enthusiasm for conducting research in genomics and/or epigenomics
• Be eager to learn new methods and science
• Be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with colleagues
• Be familiar with Data Mining/ Machine Learning techniques
• Have experience in developing and applying statistical packages in R and/or Matlab.
• Have programming experience in Unix (preferentially experience in a scripting language (Perl/Python) and an object oriented language (C++/Java/Python))

Fellows will be joining the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Connecticut, which is a new institute dedicated to employ genomics to improve human health in a collaborative effort between the Jackson Laboratory (based in Bar Harbor, ME) and the state of Connecticut. The Jackson Laboratory, established in 1929 in Bar Harbor, ME, is a non-profit independent research institution with a proud history of innovative biomedical research. The laboratory is driving progress in the new era of genomic medicine with the development of its new institute, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, as part of a $1.1 billion new venture. The new institute is based in Farmington, CT in the Hartford metropolitan area and provides a unique environment for inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural interactions. Hartford is a lively metropolitan area and is within a two-hour drive to both Boston and New York City. The successful candidates are required to live and work in Connecticut with potential visits and training opportunities at the Bar Harbor, Maine campus.

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 1,400 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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