Job ID: 289590767  |  Last Updated: 6/25/2018

Postdoctoral Associate - Computational Modeling & Bioinformatics in Cancer Genetic Networks

The Jackson Labratory
Bar Harbor, ME
Applicant Contact
Mandi Marcino
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The Lu Lab ( at The Jackson Laboratory is currently seeking motivated and innovative scientists for academic postdoctoral positions at the cutting edge of computational systems biology. The Lu lab, in Bar Harbor, Maine, is focused on the development and application of computational modeling and bioinformatics methods to construct gene regulatory networks and predict network dynamics. The candidates will participate in a multidisciplinary environment and have opportunities to interact with experimental biologists within the Jackson Laboratory, the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine at Farmington, Connecticut, and outside the institution. Postdoctoral associates will have access to high-quality data measured by state-of-the-art experimental techniques, high-performance computing facilities and the largest repository of mouse resources in the world.
The Jackson Laboratory ( in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, 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. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine. The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center (JAXCC) is one of seven NCI-designated Cancer Centers with a focus on basic cancer research.

Required Skills
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) and a strong background in bioinformatics, quantitative biology, systems biology or related fields, expertise in scientific programming languages (such as R and Python), statistical/quantitative analysis and a basic understanding of cancer genomics. Applicants must have a commitment to solving biological problems and good communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated and career-oriented individuals.
Required Experience
Exceptional candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale (check for details).
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.

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD

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