- The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
- Location: Farmington, CT
- Job Number: 7070001 (Ref #: JAX27331)
- Posting Date: Sep 20, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Postdoctoral Research Associate (wet lab)
Ruan Lab at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
The Ruan Lab is currently funded by two NIH center grants (4DN and ENCODE), and supported by the Roux family endowment and the JAX 3D Genome Center. Its primary mission is to develop cutting-age technologies for comprehensive mapping of 3D genome organizations in human and mouse, and to uncover the molecular mechanisms that control important genome functional modulation including gene transcription regulation. In this position within the Ruan Lab and the JAX 3D Genome Center, the incumbent will provide scientific and programmatic leadership in the strategic discussion, technological development, experimental implementation, and data analysis/ interpretation, etc. The role will involve significant interaction and collaboration within the center, the Jackson Laboratory, and with external partners, particularly within the 4DN and ENCODE consortia. This position offers great growth opportunity to contribute both in novel technology development and advanced genomic discoveries that have immediate relevance in genetics and clinical significance in an innovative and fast-paced team environment. For more information on the Ruan Lab’s research and goals, visit: https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/research-labs/the-ruan-lab.
- PhD in genomics, genetics, molecular biology, and related areas
- Strong background in genomics and epigenomics, chromatin biology
- Solid publication track record
- Experiences with microfluidics and single cell analysis are desirable
Please send a curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Yijun Ruan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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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.
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