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Faculty Cancer Research and Deputy Director

The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center

May 17, 2022
Faculty | Cancer Research and Deputy Director
JAX NCI-designated Cancer Center
Farmington, CT


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Faculty | Cancer Research and Deputy Director, JAX NCI-designated Cancer Center

LOCATION: Farmington, CT

The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a faculty member with expertise in cancer relevant, basic biological research at the Associate or Full Professor level to join the faculty at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine campus located in Farmington, CT. The successful candidate will also serve as the Deputy Director of the JAX NCI-designated Cancer Center.

JAX Cancer Center is a basic research center with a vibrant research program and active membership. JAX has been a National Cancer Institute-designated basic laboratory cancer center since 1983, with a sustained focus on deciphering the complex genetics of cancer and to design precision models of the disease. The unifying theme of our research program is to uncover the mechanisms of genetic complexity in cancer, and to use natural genetic diversity to discover new cancer drivers. Central to our strategy is the ability to integrate murine and human biology through comparative genomics and computational modeling. The iterative mouse-human, and in silico-laboratory experimentation uncovers new findings and refine contemporary assumptions. We are applying this strategy towards resolving the interplay between aging and cancer. We believe this new understanding of how aging contributes to cancer will lead to innovative therapeutic approaches for both prevention and treatment of cancer.

Specific Areas of Expertise of Interest could include:

Experience and interest in cellular and genome engineering for basic discovery and towards therapy.
Expertise/interest in using engineered cells for advanced screening and other disease modeling, as well as for cell-based therapy.
Responsibilities as Deputy Director include:

Coordinate efforts to build collaborative research programs among JAXCC members
Serve as interim Director, should the need arise.
Serve as Chair of the Research Program committee and Vice Chair of Executive Committee

Professional Qualifications

Doctoral degree in an area that supports the position of interest.
Demonstrated ability to develop a strong externally funded research program
A distinguished record of published research, demonstrating significant impact on the profession, and success at securing funding to support research programs.
Demonstrated experience developing and managing multi-PI collaborative projects and collaboration is essential.
Prior experience with a successful renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant administration is desirable.
Successful record of mentoring and/or teaching.
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement and three Letters of Reference

The Jackson Laboratory continues to seek faculty members who will provide unique perspectives on the world and approaches to solving problems.  We value diversity among our faculty, are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enhance our representational diversity. The Jackson Laboratory particularly welcomes candidates whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for our faculty, researchers and staff.  We view such experience as critical to the mission of Jackson Laboratory, ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusivity is not only a value but a practice.

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!

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.