Research Assistant I/II/III

The Jackson Laboratory

Farmington, CT

Job posting number: #7085811

Posted: September 21, 2021

Job Description

Research Assistant I

Ucar Lab

Farmington, CT

The Ucar laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT is seeking talented individuals experienced in computing and bioinformatics. The focus of the Ucar laboratory is to understand how epigenomes of human immune cells change with age and diseases including COVID-19. More information can be found at:

We are seeking highly-motivated individuals who have prior experience with computational methods focused on NGS data analysis, and some previous exposure to genomics and genetics.


Conducts analyses of genomic datasets and build computational pipelines and methods when necessary.
Clearly and concisely conveys information verbally and in written form; effectively presents ideas to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and message.
Attend lab meetings and present his/her work to the team.


· Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or related discipline OR 1-3 years of related experience.

· Computing and bioinformatics skills preferred.

· Fundamental computer skills, including familiarity with Excel, Word, and R.

· Ability to clearly and concisely communicate information verbally and in written form.

· Ability to demonstrate effective mental concentration, visual attention and dexterity.

· Ability to interact with all individuals in a productive, professional and positive manner to enhance the outcome of the goals of the research program.

· Established understanding of good safety practices and a demonstrated history of safe conduct.

· Proven ability to organize time effectively and work under time constraints, meet deadlines and prioritize work.

· Ability to work flexible shifts (evening/week-end/holiday).

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

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!

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