Postdoctoral Associate | Kumar Lab

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

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Postdoctoral Associate - Molecular Genetics of Addiction - Kumar lab

A is available in the laboratory of at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, Maine. We seek a postdoctoral fellow to study the neural circuitry underlying reward and motivation in the context of addiction in the mammalian brain. The position is ideally suited for an individual with a strong background in animal behavior who is also interested in learning mouse molecular genetics and genomics to address important neurobiological questions. Dr. Kumar and his colleagues at JAX have significant expertise in the genetics of complex traits, and ample opportunities will be provided for independent training in cutting edge genomics, including genome editing and single cell genomics. For more information, please visit

We seek motivated candidates, with Ph.D. degree or nearing completion of Ph.D., who will be eager to take advantage of the unique opportunities available at JAX to advance their careers by combining existing neuroscience expertise with unparalleled genetics and genomics training. Emphasis is placed on training the next generation of scientific leaders through the JAX Whole Scientist Program. Exceptional candidates can show early independence through the has a vibrant and interactive research community with unparalleled mouse resources and state of the art facilities for mouse neurobehavior, computational science, mass spectrometry, imaging science, and genome technologies. JAX is located on Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine and is adjacent to Acadia National Park, renowned for its scenic beauty and many venues for outdoor recreation.

Required Skills:
We value the ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal, written communication skills, adaptability, and lifelong learning.

M.D. or Ph.D. in biological or related life sciences is required.
Background in rodent behavior and addiction phenotyping, with interests in learning genetics and genomics.
Exceptional communication skills;
Experience working with rodent models

To apply, please submit a current CV, a cover letter outlining research interests, and names and contact information for three references.

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: 882190

Posted On: Jan 27, 2023

Updated On: Feb 03, 2023

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