Research Assistant III, Rare Disease Translational

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

Job Description

Research Assistant III, Rare Disease Translational Center

The Rare Disease Translational Center is seeking a motivated, detail oriented full time Research Assistant to join our team at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic team to develop and characterize clinically relevant mouse models with a focus on molecular biology techniques and biomarker analysis. This position is a wonderful opportunity for experienced associates to expand their skills in molecular biology and phenotyping capabilities in rare disease research.
The Rare Disease Translational Center supports the overall mission of The Jackson Laboratory: To discover precise genomic solution for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. The RDTC works directly with foundations and their associated teams of basic and clinical researchers to generate custom mouse models with clinical mutations to treat and cure rare disease. This position is an exciting opportunity to work directly with the Center in supporting this mission.

Key Responsibilities:
Implement best practices and standard processes in daily work to support efficiencies, quality, and safety.
Proposes alternative research methods, techniques, and initiatives demonstrating knowledge of other scientific areas and related research
Demonstrates scientific knowledge and analytical skills to monitor, modify, and design the research process. Designs, modifies, and troubleshoots highly specialized equipment.
Independently expands scope of literature search to support and/or propose alternative experimental methods, procedures and/or techniques.
Gathers information to prepare budget and proposes estimates for acquisition of supplies and equipment
Analyzes and resolves variations in complex tests, experiments, and procedures; designs and implements modifications and changes to techniques, procedures, and quality control measures
Leads multiple, concurrent projects and/or multi-faceted projects; directs others in making modifications
Evaluates documentation of results; leads efforts to modify and adapt research methodologies in collaboration with others; ensures compliance with regulatory standards.
Demonstrates and drives a positive, high-performance environment with a culture of teamwork, continuous improvement, and patient focus. They work collaboratively within the team to leverage expertise to maximize success and resource use.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 6+ years of related experience in a Laboratory setting.
Advanced mouse handling, husbandry skills and bio methods preferred.
Performs statistical analysis; interprets and evaluates results and compiles data for peer and PI review.
Supports manuscript preparation for publication
Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional, and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program
The ability to work in a demanding, fast paced, team-oriented environment, while maintaining a high-level of professionalism
Leads and initiates good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct
Exceptional computer skills, ability to develop technical documents, databases, and presentations
Demonstrated success in conducting multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project
Demonstrated team player with professional, positive attitude and willingness to be flexible
Demonstrated ability to positively influence the behavior of subordinates and teammates - previous training or supervisory experience preferred

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:
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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: 882114

Posted On: Jan 27, 2023

Updated On: Jan 27, 2023

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