Student Intern - Kumar Lab

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

Job Description

The  at the Jackson Laboratory consists of geneticists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists who are passionate about discoveries of novel targets and models for mental illness through innovation at the confluence of computational, genetic, and genomic methods. We combine traditional behavioral and neuroscience methods with modern computer vision and machine learning methods to understand how genes shape the nervous system and how this, in turn, leads to altered behaviors. We believe that by taking this multimodal approach to problem-solving we will make impactful discoveries for diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

We are recruiting a Student Intern for this project to carry out behavior assays and to assist with bench work. A typical project may involve determining behavioral changes that occur in response to addictive or mood-altering substances. Animals will be recorded during testing for analysis.

About Your JAX Internship Experience
Join peers selected from educational institutions across the country for a summer of professional growth and career exploration. As a JAX Intern, you will receive a dedicated mentor in your department and connect with your fellow interns through JAX-sponsored activities.

The preferred start date for this position is June 19, 2023.

Key Responsibilities
The range of duties includes, but is not limited to:
Experimental design, data quality control, data analysis, and project data management.
Work in a team with clear communication and documentation.

Desired Qualifications
JAX encourages applications from a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences. Preferred qualifications include:
Must be enrolled in a college or university program
Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Computer science, or a relevant scientific field
Previous experience in an academic setting performing statistical analysis; interpreting and evaluating results, and compiling data preferred.
The ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Ability to interact in a productive, professional, and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program.

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: 937236

Posted On: Jun 01, 2023

Updated On: Jun 06, 2023

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