Postdoctoral Fellows - Williams Lab

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

Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated and creative individuals in the laboratory of Adam Williams Ph.D. at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Asthma is an allergic disease of the airways that has reached epidemic proportions. Although it is widely accepted that asthma is caused by a dysregulated immune response we do not understand why or how this happens; this lack of understanding is a major stumbling block in the generation of new therapies for the prevention and treatment of asthma. Through the use of both human and mouse systems my lab will explore the potential role of the non-coding RNAs in the development of asthma and will seek to identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention.

The long-term goals of the laboratory are:
1. Identify non-coding RNAs important in regulating immune function in health and disease.
2. Define mechanisms of non-coding RNA function.
3. Identify targets for therapeutic intervention.

To accomplish these goals, we will use state-of-the-art high-throughput sequencing methodologies and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technologies.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have strong laboratory and analytical skills, significant experience in molecular/cellular immunology, and good communication and organizational skills.
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.

How to Apply

Applications should send a CV along with contact information of three references. Applications will be mainly considered at the postdoctoral level but more experienced candidates may apply for a senior scientist positions as well. Please apply online at to requisition #4537 for consideration.

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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