Computational Scientist at The Jackson Laboratory, Maine

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Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Hours: Full Time

Duration: Permanent

Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski and her lab group seek a Computational Scientist to join their research team. The focus of the Kaczorowski lab is to understand the genetics underlying cognition, Alzheimer’s and aging-related dementias and to identify the biological basis for resilience to cognitive symptoms. More details are available at

Key Responsibilities

The Computational Scientist participates in the Kaczorowski Lab’s collaborative research programs focused on learning and memory behavior and age-related disease including Alzheimer’s. The integration of genetic, genomic, and phenomic data resources presents a unique opportunity to the candidate selected for this role, to work both independently and collaboratively. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of systems genetics data generated within research programs focused on resilience to aging.
  • Generation of new computational tools, serving in an expert and leadership role for assigned projects.
  • Integration of data into public databases, ensuring data quality.
  • Mapping QTLs from behavioral and multi-scale omics data.
  • Writing manuscripts and grants.
  • Participating in internal and external meetings and conferences to present research results.


  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or any relevant area. Candidates nearing the completion of their PhD may also apply.
  • Successful incumbents demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and collaborations.
  • Prior successes in and desire to contribute to team projects on an ongoing basis is a must.

Based on experience, individuals may be considered for Assistant/Associate/Full Computational Scientist.

How to Apply

Please apply online at, searching for the Job ID # 2018-26066, and submit: (1) a current CV; (2) a cover letter; and (3) a statement of research interests.


The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut. 

The Jackson Laboratory’s 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

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!

Our Values:

INTEGRITY – Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE – Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM – Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE – Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION – Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP – Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

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 including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, 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.

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.

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