Associate Research Scientist


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The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an Associate Research Scientist to support our ongoing research program and to develop new research projects. Our group primarily focuses on mechanisms of learning and memory, as well as genetic diseases of aging (Alzheimer’s and related dementias). The successful candidate will continue and extend studies of the molecular signatures that underlie learning and memory, and disease-related pathological changes in translational models of Alzheimer’s disease. The applicant must be a team player with exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time. In addition to experimental studies, the applicant is expected to participate in manuscript preparation and grant writing, and will be strongly encouraged to obtain independent funding.


  • Perform experiments and obtain data with minimal guidance; supervise junior staff to do the same.
  • Develop protocols.
  • Write manuscripts and grants.
  • Efficient, flexible and self-motivated work ethic; to be utilized in planning, executing, and analyzing independent research projects.
  • Innovative technical and analytical skills required to perform research at the highest level.
  • Highly motivated and independent, yet able to work well in a group setting – exceptional team player.
  • Passionate about performing scientific research and translating it to improve human health.


  • Ph.D. in neurogenetics, neurophysiology, neurobiology, or other relevant field
  • Three (3) years of postdoctoral training or equivalent research experience, and demonstrated meritorious scientific performance.
  • Strong publication record (two or more peer-reviewed publications).
  • Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner, prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality, and work as part of a team.
  • Laboratory background with appropriate work experience or with proven ability for practical application of theoretical knowledge.
  • Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and demonstrated resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change and/or eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time to successful conclusion with minimal supervision.
  • Quality orientated including delivering accuracy and attention to detail.

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing research accomplishments, interests, and career goals; (2) a current CV; and (3) names and contact information for three references.

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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