Postdoctoral Associate | Molecular Genetics | Cancer | Immunology


The Jackson Laboratory

NCI funded Postdoctoral position is available at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, Maine working under the direct supervision of Research Scientist Dr. Vishnu Hosur in the Shultz Lab to generate and validate humanized mouse models of cancer using novel gene-editing technologies. This position is ideally suited for an individual with a strong background in molecular biology (CRISPR/Cas) and next-generation sequencing methods. This position enables opportunities to learn basic skills in mammalian genetics. We seek motivated candidates, with Ph.D., MD, or DVM degree, who will be eager to take advantage of the unique opportunities available at JAX to advance their careers by combining existing molecular biology expertise with unparalleled mammalian genetics/genetic engineering training. Emphasis is placed on training the next generation of scientific leaders through the JAX Whole Scientist Program. Exceptional candidates can show early independence through the JAX Scholars Program. JAX has a vibrant and interactive research community with unparalleled mouse resources and state of the art facilities for BSL2 studies, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, monoclonal antibody development, imaging science, and genome technologies. JAX is located on Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine and is adjacent to Acadia National Park, renowned for its scenic beauty and many venues for outdoor recreation.

Required Skills:

A background in molecular biology is required. We value the ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal, written communication skills, adaptability, and desire for lifelong learning.


  • Ph.D., M.D., or DVM in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics related life sciences is required.
  • Previous experience in cell culture, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, next-generation genome sequencing assays especially single cell transcriptomics is desirable.
  • Experience with R, Python or similar statistical package is desirable.
  • Candidates should have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with other members in a productive team.


Please submit your current CV and at least 2 letters of reference.


About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California), Japan and 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.


Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit​​​​​​​.

EEO Statement:

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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