Postdoctoral Associate

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Job posting number: #7227291 (Ref:JR004497)

Posted: March 10, 2024

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Korstanje lab

The Korstanje lab studies the genetics underlying several forms of kidney disease, in particular modifier genes that affect the progression of Alport Syndrome, Polycystic Kidney Disease, and Diabetic Kidney Disease. The lab is seeking a postdoc to study the role of several proteins and microRNAs, both in cell culture and in mouse models, that have recently been associated with the progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease.

Responsibilities:

  • Motivation and curiosity, and the desire to see things through are paramount.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment benefitting individual projects while supporting the overall goals of the lab.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project.
  • The successful candidate will lead the studies in the lab with the help of lab- and animal- technicians.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.
  • Experience in cell culture and working with mice.

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interest, and career goals, (2) a current CV; and (3) the contact information of three references.

JAX Salary  
Year 0 - 1     $65,589  
Year 1 - 2     $67,318  
Year 2 - 3     $69,095  
Year 3 - 4     $70,521  
Year 4 - 5     $72,877  
Year 5 - 6     $75,569  

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 www.jax.org​​​​​​​.

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.



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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