Bioinformatics Analyst II

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Farmington, CT

Job posting number: #7074414 (Ref:JAX28225)

Posted: January 25, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Jackson Laboratory, located in Farmington, CT has multiple positions for a Bioinformatics Analyst II.  This is not a remote based role.


The Bioinformatics Analyst II conducts research using bioinformatics theory and methods and designs databases and develops algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information. Duties and responsibilities include: High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis (DNA Seq, mRNA Seq, ChIP Seq, micro RNA Seq etc), experimental design consulting, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community; performing statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging and interpreting results for clients; conducting, analyzing, and interpreting quality assurance data; mining bioinformatics databases and interpreting results; performing computational analysis of human and mouse genome data, including identifying genetic variants from sequence data, performing quality assessment of processed data, and finding genetic factors that influence traits; and curating and analyzing transcriptomic and other large phenotype data sets to determine correlated factors under genetic control.


The minimum requirements for the position are a PhD in Bioinformatics, Biology, Genomics, or a related field in the biological sciences. All qualified candidates will have research and/or coursework experience in computational analysis of multi-dimensional complex traits bioinformatics data; performing quality assessment of processed bioinformatics data; gaining an understanding of genetic factors and identifying genetic variants from sequence data that influence traits; and designing and managing mega-byte scale datasets.


RATE OF PAY: Between $62,982 and $96,846/year.

ADDRESS OF EMPLOYMENT: 10 Discovery Drive, Farmington, CT, 06032.


Please submit a cover letter and resume!

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.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, credit check, 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:#7074414 (Ref:JAX28225)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
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