Postdoctoral Associate - Functional Genetics of Complex Traits (7147)

The Tewhey Lab at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine is seeking a Postdoctoral associate to join our team of scientists working to understand the precise genetic mechanisms underlying complex traits, and the impact human genetic variation has on gene regulatory function. Our group develops and applies novel high-throughput genetic techniques (e.g. MPRA and CRISPR based screens) to comprehensively characterize non-coding regions of the genome, in both mouse and human, to interpret the regulatory grammar of gene expression.
We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual with either an experimental or computational background to join our efforts in functional genomics. Opportunities are available to assist with ongoing projects including our participation as a characterization center for the NIH's ENCODE Project (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) which aims to functionally characterize regulatory elements at scale in a biological setting. Alternatively, applicants interested in applying our experimental approaches and/or datasets to their disease of interest are also encouraged to apply.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities. These opportunities have helped JAX repeatedly be voted among the top 15 "Best Places to work in Academia" in the world by readers of The Scientist.
Required Skills
Required Experience
M.D. or Ph.D. in biology, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or related fields.
Strong publication record as objective evidence of scientific and research involvement/potential/achievement.
For experimental focused applicants, knowledge of some scientific computing software (R/Matlab) and scripting languages (bash/perl/python).
For computational focused applicants, experience in human genetics and handling genomic datasets.
A passion for solving important problems facing humanity and advancing our understanding of the human body
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references.
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.

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