Associate Research Scientist

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The O'Connell Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an Associate Research Scientist to support our ongoing research program and to develop new research projects. Our group primarily focuses on mechanisms of learning and memory, as well as genetic diseases of aging (Alzheimer's and related dementias). The successful candidate will continue and extend studies of the molecular signatures that underlie learning and memory, and disease-related pathological changes in translational models of Alzheimer's disease. The applicant must be a team player with exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time. In addition to experimental studies, the applicant is expected to participate in manuscript preparation and grant writing and will be strongly encouraged to obtain independent funding.

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing research accomplishments, interests, and career goals; (2) a current CV; and (3) names and contact information for three references.

* Perform experiments and obtain data with minimal guidance; supervise junior staff to do the same.
* Develop protocols.
* Write manuscripts and grants.
* Efficient, flexible and self-motivated work ethic; to be utilized in planning, executing, and analyzing independent research projects.
* Innovative technical and analytical skills required to perform research at the highest level.
* Highly motivated and independent, yet able to work well in a group setting - exceptional team player.
* Passionate about performing scientific research and translating it to improve human health.

* PhD in neurogenetics, neurophysiology, neurobiology, or other relevant field
* Three (3) years of postdoctoral training or equivalent research experience, and demonstrated meritorious scientific performance.
* Strong publication record (two or more peer-reviewed publications).
* Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner, prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality, and work as part of a team.
* Laboratory background with appropriate work experience or with proven ability for practical application of theoretical knowledge.
* Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and demonstrated resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change and/or eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
* Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time to successful conclusion with minimal supervision.
* Quality orientated including delivering accuracy and attention to detail.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please

EEO Statement:
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.

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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Job Posting: 1088737

Posted On: Jun 07, 2024

Updated On: Jun 18, 2024

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