Professor Positions - Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

The Jackson Laboratory is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Research at The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics campus in Bar Harbor, Maine.   The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and features a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. JAX is a highly collaborative environment that fosters multidisciplinary approaches to investigate complex biological questions. Our faculty use genetic and genomic approaches to conduct basic and translational research on fundamental biological processes in disease using mouse models and human studies. JAX is home to internationally recognized information resources including the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database and the Gene Ontology and Human Phenotype Ontology projects.      Responsibilities We are seeking faculty who are pursuing computational approaches in the following research areas:   Systems genetics Current research at JAX includes systems approaches to complex trait analysis, including genetic analysis of transcript expression, histone modifications, and protein abundance.   Cancer Computational Biology Current research focus areas include models of cancer biology, tumor evolution, tumor-immune systems interactions, and mechanisms of therapy response and resistance.   Cross-organism bioinformatics Current research at JAX includes initiatives to create and align animal models of human disease with clinical genetics. This work includes algorithms to translate results for both the genome and phenome.     Qualifications Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree; have two to five years of postdoctoral training; have a record of significant research accomplishments; and present long-term research goals consistent with establishing and/or maintaining a highly successful research program.   Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a concise statement of research interests and plans. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: facultyjobs@jax.org. About Us The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) 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 the mountains 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 plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families. Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX's mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health. 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.   2018-24905
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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