The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Research Intern to support studies focused on genetic and environmental factors that determine cognitive resilience in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The successful candidate will be required to execute behavioral experiments in support of this mission. The candidate must have strong experience in animal handling, diet and exercise manipulations, interventions (injections/surgeries), and a variety of behavioral tests. The candidate will be responsible for quality of data generated and uploading data into the database system.
The primary duties will involve generating and maintaining a colony of diverse mouse models on various interventions, as well as designing and executing experiments for projects focused on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying effects of diet and exercise on cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to versatility within the laboratory setting, this role requires a high level of self-motivation, organization, and an ability to quickly gain new skills. The candidate must be capable of working independently as well as in a team environment.
Other duties include:
Contribute to the development of research objectives; plan and refine research methods and techniques; learn, adopt, and troubleshoot new procedures as needed
Collect experimental data and keep detailed and accurate records
Interpret and evaluate results; communicate results through reports and presentations
Interact productively with lab members and outside collaborators to enhance the operations and outcomes of the research program
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
1 year experience in a dynamic research environment preferred.
Mouse handling and husbandry skills and tissue collection and dissection preferred.
Basic skills with laboratory instrumentation and routine measurements.
Ability to take initiative, work independently and exercise good judgment in decision-making
Ability to maintain accurate records and demonstrated ability to manage details
Proficient in various computer software programs to include Word, Excel, and Database management
Positive team player
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!
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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