Postdoctoral Associate - Dumont Lab
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Job LocationsUS-ME-Bar Harbor
Postdoctoral Associate – Dumont Lab
Scientist, PostDoctoral Associate, Professor/Faculty
The Dumont Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in the field of mammalian evolutionary genomics. Our group uses both wet-bench and computational tools to understand the genetic mechanisms and evolutionary processes that govern observed patterns of DNA diversity. On-going projects in the lab are investigating (i) inter-genomic conflict and sex-specific recombination rate divergence; (ii) the biological basis of sex ratio distortion; (iii) patterns, causes, and implications of mutation rate variation; and (iv) the interplay between genetic variation and chromosomal function at rapidly evolving loci like the pseudoautosomal region and centromeres. To learn more, visit this website: .
The Jackson Laboratory () in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services – all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program that leverages the mouse model system, extensive JAX resources, and institutional expertise to address basic questions about where genetic diversity comes from, how it is maintained in populations, and how the mechanisms that generate genetic variation evolve over time.
- A recently obtained Ph.D. or M.D. in Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, or a related field;
- Genuine enthusiasm for basic biological research;
- Expertise with mouse genetics, computer programming, and large-scale data analysis strongly desired, but not required;
- Proven ability to plan, execute, and analyze an independent research project; and
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
The Jackson Laboratory’s 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
INTEGRITY – Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE – Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM – Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE – Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION – Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP – Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us
What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, pre-employment physical, and an appropriate non-compete agreement.
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