Postdoctoral Associate | Aging | Rosenthal & Korstanje Lab

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Job posting number: #7116514 (Ref:JR002799)

Posted: November 21, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate | Aging

Rosenthal & Korstanje Lab

Bar Harbor, ME

The Rosenthal and Korstanje Labs at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, Maine are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to join their aging program focused on senescence.  JAX is home to the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, as well as the JAX Center for Aging Research, both led by Dr. Korstanje. Through the newly established JAX Cellular Senescence Network Mouse Tissue Mapping Center (JAX-Sen), led by Drs. Rosenthal and Korstanje, we are profiling senescent cells in kidney, placenta, pancreas, and heart, selected for their clinical relevance to chronic diseases of aging.  These profiling activities will yield subcellular resolution of biomolecular content in senescent cells not possible with human samples, along with an expanded set of senescent cell biomarkers. JAX-Sen is part of the larger SenNet Consortium (https://sennetconsortium.org) established to comprehensively identify and characterize the differences in senescent cells across the body, across various states of human health, and across the lifespan.

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its research excellence, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaborations, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project is essential, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work on an independent research project in a team environment benefitting individual projects while supporting overall goals. 
  • Preference will be given to self-motivated and career-oriented individuals.

Qualifications:

  • Recently awarded PhD (or equivalent degree) in genetics, aging biology, renal biology, cardiovascular biology, immunology, cell biology, computational sciences or similar disciplines.
  • Experience with mouse as a model organism is essential;
  • Experience with computational analysis of -omics datasets is preferred.

To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter (one page maximum) describing research accomplishments and elaborating on why this position would represent a mutually beneficial opportunity base on your research interests and skills; please note: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered; 2) a current CV, and 3) the names of 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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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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Job posting number:#7116514 (Ref:JR002799)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Farmington,Connecticut
United States
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