Laboratory Technologist

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

Job Description

Are you looking for a career in genetics and genetic engineering? The Transgenic Genotyping Service (TGS)has a Laboratory Technologist position available working in the Transgenic Genotyping Lab within the larger Model Engineering Laboratory Operations Group in Bar Harbor.The incumbent plays an essential role in the overall success of JAX by using cutting-edge molecular techniques to ensure the proper genetic characterization of our mice. Join our automated, high-throughput laboratory where you can be part of our team and learn new techniques. We offer a well-established career growth plan centered around learning new genotyping methods and implementing continuous improvement to safeguard the high quality output of genotyping results.

Key Responsibilities:
Performing routine genotyping including the use of robotic and manual micropipetting processes for PCR experiment set up, data analysis, assay troubleshooting, and work list management. This position will also perform support tasks including DNA extraction, mixing reagents, making and cataloguing controls, among others.
This position may include some occasional weekend work, but standard work is performed Monday - Friday.

Knowledge of Mendelian genetics that can be obtained through a genetics course at an accredited college or university or through successful completion of the Jackson Laboratory genetics course. Other means of acquiring this knowledge will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Experience and knowledge of DNA extraction, PCR processes, agarose gels, and pipetting is desirable.
Proficient in working with computer software and databases such as Excel, Outlook, and Word.
Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels within the organization.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while consistently maintaining a positive and professional demeanor.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

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: 933772

Posted On: May 22, 2023

Updated On: Jun 20, 2023

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