Research Assistant I/II - Murray Lab

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

Job Description

Research Assistant I/II

The Murray lab 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 leverage the tools of molecular and developmental biology to advance understanding of the genetic underpinnings of craniofacial birth defects. Projects will leverage novel CRISPR based genome editing technologies to build new mouse models to validate and functionally characterize human orofacial clefting associated risk variants. Innate curiosity and enthusiasm for all things biological are key traits. This position is a great opportunity for both experienced associates to expand their skills and for energetic new graduates with a passion for research. Candidates seeking to obtain hands-on research experience prior to entering graduate school in the life sciences are encouraged to apply. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

For more information on the research in the Murray Lab please click the link:

Key Responsibilities:
Plan and execute projects, conducts tests and experiments following standard or modified protocols
Identify and document variations that may affect the validity of the experiment.
Data collection and analysis, perform quality control, monitor data for accuracy, summarize and interpret results with consultation of supervisor.
Upload data to database system within agreed upon timelines with supervisor.
Ensure functionality and maintenance of instrumentation.
Assist in preparing data for progress reports, manuscripts, and grant applications.
Mouse colony maintenance, molecular biology, microscopy, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and cell culture techniques.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related discipline OR 1-3 years of related experience.
Mouse handling and husbandry skills preferred.
Demonstrate an effective experimental approach with attention to detail and ability to generate accurate, reproducible results.
Fundamental computer skills, including Excel and Word, familiarity with genome browsers a plus.
Ability to clearly and concisely communicate information verbally and in written form.
Ability to positively engage with all individuals in a productive, collaborative, and professional manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program.
Established understanding of good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct.
Organized, self-motivated, and focused with proven ability to manage time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work.
Ability to work flexible shifts (evening/week-end/holiday).
About us:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, ) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.
The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and themountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.
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!

Our Values:
INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement... For full info follow application link.

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: 904297

Posted On: Mar 16, 2023

Updated On: Mar 23, 2023

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