Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Statistical Genetics and Computational Biology

The Churchill Lab ( at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in statistical genetics and computational biology. Our group is developing statistical design and analysis methods for large-scale genomic data including proteomics, gene expression, and whole genome sequencing. Our approach combines statistical modeling with genetic analysis of animal models to address fundamental biological questions about metabolic diseases and aging.

The Jackson Laboratory ( in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in quantitative biology or another quantitative discipline such as statistics, computer science, physics, or applied mathematics. Experience in statistical genetics and large-scale data analysis is strongly recommended. Applicants must have a commitment to solving biological problems and good communication skills. Expertise in scientific programming languages such as R or Python is recommended.

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing a current CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to:  (select link for Bar Harbor positions, position #6441).

Exceptional postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.

The Jackson Laboratory is an EOE/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.