Director, Technology Evaluation & Development

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

Job Description

The Director, Technology Evaluation & Development (TED) creates and evaluates new technologies aimed at furthering the development of models and systems to understand human biology, and to advance disease and drug research. This work is conducted within the Research framework and is aligned with JAX's mission.


Key Responsibilities:

The individual in this role will often be solely responsible for initiation, development and management of projects responsibilities include: troubleshooting, attention to detail, innovation and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.


Maximize ideas and productivity, working closely with a small independent group.


Listen to JAX academic and commercial needs and pursue solutions, working closely with other departments within JAX.


Instigate new systems/products within JAX constructively.


Prioritize projects and bring to completion.


Enhance collaboration, internally and externally, and bi-directional feedback at the interface of JAX academic and commercial functions


Seek out external funding, independently, or with collaborators.



Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics or related fields.


At least 10 years of relevant bench work experience demonstrating exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time to successful completion (or closure).


Proven ability to manage a research group.


Proven ability to write successful grants, and strong publication record (peer reviewed and/or patents).


Basic understanding of patent filing and defense.


Demonstrated creative and independent thinking in biological sciences.


Exceptional project management skills, team player when needed, highly motivated and independent.


Extensive knowledge of mammalian genetics, immunology, humanized mouse models, genetic engineering, and gene therapy


About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 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.

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!


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.

Job Details


The Jackson Laboratory


600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
United States

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Job Posting: 565500

Posted On: Jun 08, 2021

Updated On: Jun 08, 2021