Bioinformatics & Computational Biology


Bar Harbor, ME

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


Less than 5 years

Posted 341 days ago

Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Research at The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics campus in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and features a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. JAX is a highly collaborative environment that fosters multidisciplinary approaches to investigate complex biological questions.

Our faculty use genetic and genomic approaches to conduct basic and translational research on fundamental biological processes in disease using mouse models and human studies. JAX is home to internationally recognized information resources including the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database and the Gene Ontology and Human Phenotype Ontology projects. 

We are seeking faculty who are pursuing computational approaches in the following research areas:

Systems genetics

Current research at JAX includes systems approaches to complex trait analysis, including genetic analysis of transcript expression, histone modifications, and protein abundance.

Cancer Computational Biology

Current research focus areas include models of cancer biology, tumor evolution, tumor-immune systems interactions, and mechanisms of therapy response and resistance.

Cross-organism bioinformatics

Current research at JAX includes initiatives to create and align animal models of human disease with clinical genetics. This work includes algorithms to translate results for both the genome and phenome.


Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree; have two to five years of postdoctoral training; have a record of significant research accomplishments; and present long-term research goals consistent with establishing and/or maintaining a highly successful research program.