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Necropsy Technologist I

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
The Jackson Laboratory
Physical Address
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Job Description

Job LocationsUS-ME-Bar Harbor
Necropsy Technologist I

Job ID

Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist


The Necropsy Service has an opening for a full-time position at the Necropsy Technologist I level for our Bar Harbor, ME location!

The Necropsy Technologist will be a collaborative member of a team responsible for supporting JAX internal research programs, requesting necropsy services. Included in these responsibilities is communicating with researchers to understand their project requirements and to develop a standard protocol for their request. The Necropsy Technologist will be able to independently perform requested tissue collections and preparative procedures. This position will also provide training sessions for JAX researchers to teach necropsy, anatomy, dissections and tissue collections.

The Necropsy Technologist will also participate in routine laboratory maintenance (preparing solutions, ensuring workstation and laboratory cleanliness) and perform routine administrative tasks (project documentation, contribute to monthly billing, and ordering supplies).

The position requires a highly motivated individual with a passion for learning and teaching, who works well in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment. Ability to follow established routine procedures and defined schedules, keep records, and work in a team is critical.

  • Sample Collection & Preparation – perform necropsies and tissue collection procedures following established SOPs and quality assurance program.
  • Laboratory & Waste Mgmt – ordering supplies, preparing solutions, cleaning work areas and equipment or collecting waste in appropriate waste streams and contacting the EHS&S Dept. as needed for removal.
  • Administrative/Professional Development –project documentation and data into the departmental data management systems in the iLab request and billing system, and the developing PFS Db. Contribute to monthly billing and attend staff meetings. Maintain professional development through attendance at relevant seminars, courses and workshops; maintain certifications.


  • ALAT or LAT (AALAS) certification is required
  • 3-8 years’ experience in rodent necropsy techniques
  • Knowledge of mouse anatomy and experience in mouse handling, typically acquired through 3-8 years of experience.
  • Skilled dissector, capable of working under a dissecting microscope to identify and isolate small tissues.
  • Computer Skills: Office 365 (Outlook, Word, and Excel) and capability to learn data management systems (Microsoft Teams, iLab, Core Informatics, etc.)

Please submit a cover letter of interest and a resume!
About Us

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!

Our Values:

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, credit check, pre-employment physical, and an appropriate non-compete agreement.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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

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