Summer Intern

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

Job Description

The Intern position is a temporary position lasting no more than 36 months from the date of beginning of this assignment designed specifically for individuals with a desire to obtain their Life Science, Biology, Computational Biology or applicable degree looking to advance their scientific/research training prior to completing education. The Intern works under the direct supervision of a PI or Research Scientist in planning, developing, conducting and evaluating scientific research in a laboratory, clinic, field and/or teaching environment. Incumbents understand the context and implications of the research 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, project management. The incumbent will be expected to regularly develop and deliver presentations at lab meetings, and if appropriate, prepare publications and reports. If deemed appropriate by the PI, individuals will also be able present to the larger laboratory community and external scientific community. It is anticipated that attendance/presentation at external scientific meetings. Employees demonstrate and model effective mental concentration, visual attention and manipulative skills. If applicable the Intern will learn all aspects of proper animal care handling, colony management and biomethods. Interns are able to work flexible shifts to meet demands. The Intern will meet weekly with the PI or Research Scientist mentoring their internship.

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: 755384

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: Jun 02, 2022