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Research Technologist

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

Job Description

Working under general supervision, the Research Technologist undertakes colony management responsibilities within assigned Alzheimer's Disease Research Program(s). With assigned manager guidance and oversight as needed, the Research Technologist manages assigned colonies making key decisions regarding breeding management, biosampling, disposition of sick or injured, phenodeviant mice, aging and sexing mice, and special project assignment (ie weighing mice, injections, etc). Meticulous attention to detail and accurate record keeping are required.

The Research Technologist may have a focus on colony management and/or experimental design/special projects based on the research and operational needs.

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

Qualifications:
Research Technologist - Knowledge of mouse genetics as acquired by a degree in the biological sciences or 1 - 2 years work experience in which animal husbandry and colony management and wet bench experience were major job responsibilities
Successful completion of Lab Animal Science or equivalent experience
Regular, reliable and consistent attendance
Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible
Detail orientated, flexible, ability to multi-task and remain focused
Successful proven record of written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details accurately
Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, web browser, and database software to record and report activities

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: 822954

Posted On: Sep 23, 2022

Updated On: Dec 01, 2022