Date Posted: Dec 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- The Jackson Laboratory
- Location: Bar Harbor, ME
- Job Number: 7049315 (Ref #: #6146)
- Posting Date: Dec 19, 2017
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Elissa Chesler at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine to utilize systems genetics approaches to identify heritable effectors of behavior. The Chesler lab uses quantitative genetics, bioinformatics and behavioral science to understand and identify the biological basis for the relationships among behavioral traits with an emphasis on alcohol and substance use related traits. We develop and apply cross-species genomic data integration, advanced computing methods, and novel high-precision, high-diversity mouse populations to find genes associated with a constellation of behavioral disorders and other complex traits. In addition, Dr. Chesler leads the recently formed NIDA Research Center of Excellence P50 to bring together behavioral genetics experts from around the country to form the Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction. Overall, the tools, techniques, and collaborations enable us to relate mouse behavior to specific aspects of human disorders, to test the validity of behavioral classification schemes, and to find genes and genetic variants that influence behavior.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offers a unique research and training environment characterized by multidisciplinary scientific collaboration, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding core services, and is located adjacent to Acadia National Park in coastal Bar Harbor, Maine. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new 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.
Associate must be able to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.
A Ph.D. in biological, behavioral, computational, or related sciences is required, and a strong training background in quantitative analysis, genomics, and genetics is preferred.
To apply, please submit a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests and career aspirations, a current CV, and the names of three references, as one PDF file to http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html (select link for Bar Harbor, position #6146).
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