Postdoctoral Associate - Carter Lab

The Jackson Laboratory Located in: Farmington,  Connecticut
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Postdoctoral Associate - Computational Genetics & Systems Biology

Dr. Gregory Carter, Principal Investigator


About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut's growing bioscience industry. Our mission at JAX-GM is to discover the complex causes of disease, develop diagnostics and therapeutics, and ultimately empower the global medical community.


JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services. Seeking to advance personalized medicine, we draw on the institution's distinguished history and on the innovative expertise of our growing faculty, who are recruited from among the world’s top scientific labs and institutions.


About the position: We are seeking Postdoctoral candidates in computational genetics and systems biology to develop novel computational methods that derive biological models from large-scale genetic and genomics data. Successful candidates will join the laboratory of Dr. Greg Carter at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) in Farmington, CT, which coordinates activities with Dr. Carter’s group at the Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics in Bar Harbor, ME.


The Carter Lab develops computational approaches to the genetics of complex diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using both human and mouse genetic methodologies. As part of the IU/JAX Alzheimer’s Disease Precision Models Center, we integrate data from large-scale Alzheimer’s data resources (ADNI, ADSP, AMP-AD, etc) to prioritize candidate loci for genome editing in novel mouse models of AD. We then develop and apply methods to jointly analyze mouse and human phenotype data to understand AD pathology, identify potential disease biomarkers, and assess candidate therapies. Our goal is to combine the power of human and mouse genetics to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for AD. Visit the Carter Lab online for more.





  • PhD in quantitative biology or a similar discipline such as computer science, physics, or applied mathematics
  • Strong background in computational biology and statistical approaches to genomics and genetics
  • Expertise in scientific programming languages such as R or MatLab
  • Commitment to solving biological problems and communicating those solutions



In addition, JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:


  • Research training and mentorship from award-winning faculty
  • Individualized career advising and a dedicated Postdoc Program Office
  • Superior scientific services and unparalleled mouse resources
  • A uniquely collaborative academic research environment
  • Guidance from JAX's Postdoctoral Training Committee to help you succeed
  • Professional skills workshops including JAX's holistic The Whole Scientist course
  • Free access to JAX’s world-renowned Courses & Conferences programs
  • Outstanding benefits and salary compensation above the NIH scale
  • Generous relocation assistance and free on-campus parking





JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.


  • Uncover more of our historic milestones, including the 26 Nobel prizes associated with our research, resources, and education
  • Read our latest news & insights for a glimpse at how we’re impacting the future of biomedicine
  • Follow the progress we’re making on our quest to improve human health via our recent research highlights



EEO: 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.



Imagine a world free of devastating disease. A world where cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's – many of the conditions that undermine human health – are understood and can be stopped.


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