Postdoctoral Associate - Lee Lab

The Jackson Laboratory Located in: Farmington,  Connecticut
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Postdoctoral Associate



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: As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory, you will join a respected and growing scientific enterprise with eight decades of distinguished research in mammalian genetics and a promising future in genomic medicine. Your research will contribute to our important mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.  



Our Postdoctoral Associates enjoy distinct advantages, including:


  • A uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary “team science” without departmental barriers
  • Unparalleled genomic resources and superior research support services
  • Close interaction with our award-winning faculty members
  • Partnerships with leading universities and medical centers
  • Numerous courses and conferences focused on genetics, genomics and biomedicine
  • Exceptional benefits, ample time off and other valuable programs
  • Working for an institution that has repeatedly been voted among the top 15 “Best Places to work in Academia” in the world by readers of The Scientist





  • Algorithm development for genomic structural variation analysis on short and long read sequencing data
  • Development of robust software to implement the novel algorithms
  • Comparison of algorithm performance on biological datasets from JAX and other groups, participation in scientific projects within the Lee group on relevant genomics topics
  • Presentation of results at scientific meetings and participation in manuscript and grant writing
  • Creativity and eagerness to learn new technologies and science
  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, high-performance research team environment
  • Strong communication skills





  • PhD in bioinformatics/computational biology/computer science or similar area of study
  • Background in human genetics/genomics and disease research
  • Solid publication track record
  • Skills in computer programming using compiled languages such as C/C++ or Java, and at least one scripting language such as Perl, Python, or bash. 
  • Familiarity with large datasets from big consortium projects such as TCGA/ICGC/ENCODE and 1000 Genomes
  • Track record of developing algorithms and tools in the area of genome variation and/or cancer biology
  • Experience with analysis/method development of/for data from third generation sequencing platforms (Pacbio / 10X Genomics / Oxford Nanopore) preferred.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Please include a cover letter along with your resume/CV. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 




The Jackson Laboratory 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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Experienced - Not Management
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