Research Data Analyst I/II

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Bar Harbor, ME

Job posting number: #7074413 (Ref:JAX27278)

Posted: January 25, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Ke Lab is seeking a Research Data Analyst to join The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The lab focuses on RNA, a central node of genetic information flow from DNA to protein. Malfunction of RNAs leads to many human diseases, including neurological diseases and cancer. To thoroughly address fundamental molecular mechanisms of RNA, the Ke Lab utilizes multidisciplinary approaches, including cutting-edge computational biology, biochemistry, innovative biotechnologies, genetics, and molecular biology. Working collaboratively with bench scientists conducting experiments, the research data analyst will use existing and develop new computational tools to analyze RNA-seq, CLIP, CHIP, DNA methylation, and proteomics datasets. Applicants are expected to have proficiency in Python, Perl, or R programming languages.


The Research Data Analyst I will be directly supervised, working closely with the manager, who will assign and prioritize projects in consultation with the analyst.

The Research Data Analyst II will work independently, apply advanced problem-solving skills, and may participate in training of Research Data Analyst I colleagues.

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  • The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: experimental design, data quality control, data analysis, and project data management.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to develop and deliver presentations at lab meetings, and prepare publications and reports.
  • The Research Data Analyst will meet weekly with the PI to mentor his/her work progress.


  • Research Data Analyst I requires B.S. or Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences; minimum of 1-2 years of professional bioinformatics work experience may be considered as a substitute for Master’s degree. Works under close supervision.
  • Research Data Analyst II requires M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the Biological Sciences; a Master’s degree and at least five years of professional work experience in bioinformatics may be considered as a substitute for Ph.D. degree. Works with limited supervision.
  • Performs statistical analyses; interprets and evaluates results; and compiles data for peer and PI review;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, with a willingness to be flexible, and a productive, professional, and positive attitude, to enhance the goals of the research program;
  • Exceptional computer skills: ability to develop technical documents, databases, and presentations;
  • Demonstrated success in conducting concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project;
  • Demonstrated skill in effective and professional oral and written communication; and
  • Ability to set and balance priorities in order to meet project deadlines.

To apply, please submit (1) cover letter describing research experiences and career goals; (2) a current CV/résumé; and (3) names and contact information for three references.

About Us

About us:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 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.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

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!


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 including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, 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.

will require successful completion of references, background check, credit check, pre-employment physical, and an appropriate non-compete agreement.

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:#7074413 (Ref:JAX27278)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
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