Research Assistant I

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

Job Description

The Research Assistant I works under direct supervision. Incumbents in these positions are learning the context and implications of the research program in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research in one or more scientific disciplines.The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, , data collection and analysis, assisting in the preparation of publications and reports. Incumbents must demonstrate and model effective mental concentration, visual attention and manipulative skills.May be required to work flexible shifts that may include evenings, week-ends and/or holidays depending on the demands of the research and/or laboratory operationsKey Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

* Identifies problems, troubleshoots and analyzes variations observed and reported in regular testing protocols; modifies, refines or adapts techniques and procedures; modifies and/or adjusts quality control measures..* Monitors documentation of results; reviews and recognizes documentation which may lead to modification and adaptation of research methodologies; may collaborate with others.* Plans and monitors resources needed to operate the laboratory; maintains inventory control; coordinates space, field, equipment and/or facilities; may monitor expenditures.* Leads exchange of research information through demonstration and instruction.* Assists in grant writing and proposal development.* Conducts multiple experiments and is responsible for maintenance of equipment used in those experiments. Is organized, responsible and reports results clearly and efficiently to supervisor.Qualifications:


* Bachelors or Masters degree in science related field preferred* 1-3 years related experience in a laboratory setting preferred* Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, data entry, basic computational skills.* mouse handling and husbandry skills preferred* Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program


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.

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Job Posting: 644087

Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

Updated On: Jan 15, 2022