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Research Assistant I/II/Center for Biometric Analy

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

Job Description

The Center for Biometric Analysis (CBA) has an opening for a Research Assistant II in Bar Harbor, ME!

The Research Assistant II works under minimal supervision of a Lab Manager or PI. Incumbents in these roles have learned 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, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, contributing to publications and reports, and communication and instruction. Incumbents demonstrate and model effective mental concentration, visual attention and manipulative skills. The Research Assistant II may assist in training others within or external to their assigned work area. Incumbents are required to work flexible shifts that may include evenings, week-ends and/or holidays depending on the demands of the research and/or laboratory operations.

Responsibilities
* 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.
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 3 - 6 years of directly related experience in a Laboratory setting.
- Advanced mouse handling and husbandry skills required .
- Demonstrated ability in development of research protocols.
* Demonstrated success in coordinating and/or conducting multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project.
* Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program.
* Established understanding of good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct.
* Self-motivated with the ability to organize time effectively, demonstrated ability to manage details.
* Advanced computer skills, ability to develop technical documents and presentations.
* Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible.
* Ability to work flexible shifts (evening/week-end/holiday).
* Regular, reliable and consistent attendance.

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: 667258

Posted On: Jan 12, 2022

Updated On: Mar 19, 2022