Computational Scientist (Application/Assistant/Associate/Full/Senior)

The Jackson Laboratory Located in: Farmington,  Connecticut
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Computational Scientist



The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, based in Farmington, CT is seeking a Computational Scientist to join the Computational Sciences – Statistics & Analytics (CS-SA) group. This position offers opportunities to make leading contributions to cutting edge research and operations in disease genomics and translational research in collaboration with the faculty and the clients of The Jackson Laboratory. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


Characteristic distinction from junior to senior position levels includes an increased ability to work independently, and the development of in-depth knowledge in selected biological disciplines to analyze and provide expert reasoning to the relevant projects.  Full-level scientists are expected to independently establish collaborations within JAX, provide expert reasoning to the projects relevant to their disciplines, and contribute to grant writing in conjunction with the researchers at The JAX. Senior-level scientists are expected to lead the collaborations, develop collaborative programs, to be a lead investigator in the grant applications and secure funding, and mentor junior scientists in consultation with the Director of the CS.


Key Responsibilities:


The Computational Scientist will have the primary responsibility of providing sequencing analytics and data interpretation to scientific research programs at The Jackson Laboratory.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Application Scientist: PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or any relevant area; Candidates who are near the completion of their PhD can also apply; In lieu of PhD, candidates with significant experience will also be considered
  • Assistant/Associate/Full/Senior Scientist: PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or any relevant area; Candidates who are near the completion of their PhD can also apply
  • Associate/Full/Senior Scientist: In addition to PhD, substantial experience in bioinformatics research is required
  • Senior Scientist: Demonstrated ability to establish research and mentoring leadership in addition to lead obtaining grant funds to support group members
  • Proven track record of working in a dynamic, high-performing research team environment
  • Demonstrated aptitude and capacity to work in highly-demanding research and genomics operations
  • Must be a creative contributor and be eager to learn new technologies and science


Required Skills:


  • Experience in High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming) & pipelines, evaluation of analytical tools and technologies, and delivering training to the research community
  • Proficiency in Unix/Bash, Python, Perl, R or similar preferred
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools and databases (GATK, TCGA, UCSC Genome Browser, IGV etc.) is required
  • Experience in experimental design, data integration, algorithm development is a plus
  • Familiarity with evolutionary biology, genomic structural variations and clinical genomics is a plus
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills including skills necessary to present at conferences and workshops, write study designs, and analytical methods


About us:


The Jackson Laboratory ( is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.  JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.


JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.


JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns.  JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.


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.  JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, 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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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.


Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science
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