Research Intern / Research Assistant III
The Hinson laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT is seeking a talented individual experienced in computational biology, cell and molecular biology.
The focus of the Hinson laboratory is to understand the molecular and genetic basis of inherited cardiac disorders. We employ diverse approaches but we are particularly focused on the development of novel, biomimetic tissue models of cardiomyopathy using disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPScs). The Hinson lab also performs genome engineering of stem cells with CRISPR/CAS9 and TALE nucleases, in vitro cardiac differentiation, flow cytometry, NGS assays especially RNAseq and single cell RNAseq, and basic microfabrication. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual who has prior experience with computational methods focused on NGS data analysis, and some previous exposure to molecular biology and cell culture techniques.
The successful candidate will be hired as either a Research Intern or a Research Assistant III, dependent on experience. The Research Intern is a temporary position lasting up to 36 months designed specifically for recent graduates with a 4-year degree looking to advance their scientific/research training prior to pursuing further educational endeavors, whereas the Research Assistant III is a permanent position requiring more developed skills and experience.
The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM's research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.
JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives.
JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state's capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.
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. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, 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.
Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at http://www.jax.org/careers