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Research Assistant I

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

Job Description

The Research Assistant I works under direct supervision of the KOMP Phenotyping project manager to learn the context and implications of the KOMP program, carry out high-throughput testing protocols and manage data acquisition and quality assurance.

The Knockout Mouse Project provides critical tools for understanding gene function and the genetic cause of human diseases.

The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning and scheduling, 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.
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.

Lab work hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 am -3:30 pm

Key Responsibilities:

Conducts tests, experiments, and/or procedures following standard or detailed protocol; identifies and documents variations that may affect the validity of the experiment
Data collection and analysis. Performs quality control, monitors data for accuracy, uploads data to database system within agreed upon timelines with supervisor
Validate and conduct studies based upon standard experimental protocols within the agreed upon timelines with supervisor/technical manager. Ensure functionality and maintenance of instrumentation
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related discipline or 1-3 years of related experience
Mouse handling and husbandry skills preferred
Fundamental computer skills, including familiarity with Excel and Word;
Ability to clearly and concisely communicate information verbally and in written form.
Ability to demonstrate effective mental concentration, visual attention and dexterity
Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program
Proven ability to organize time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work
Ability to frequently bend and lift up to 20 lbs

Please submit a resume & cover letter to complete your application process.

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: 670444

Posted On: Jan 17, 2022

Updated On: Jan 29, 2022