Research assistants

Research assistants are a vital part of The Jackson Laboratory’s more than three dozen research teams and frequently take on the responsibility for completing important projects. 

  • Work with senior scientists in a supportive, collaborative environment.
  • Gain great experience in a wide variety of laboratory techniques.
  • Investigate the genetic basis of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and other major diseases.
  • Contribute to discoveries that improve human health. 

Now accepting applications

We are now accepting applications for regular full-time, benefit eligible positions for research assistants. 

Apply now


Caleb Heffner, RA
Caleb Heffner discusses his experience as a research assistant at The Jackson Laboratory.
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Great benefits

  • Medical & Dental
  • 403b with employer match
  • Fitness center on campus

Life in the "downeast" area

  • Live in a friendly, safe community with a lively small-town feel.
  • Acadia National Park and the Atlantic Ocean are both within walking distance of the Lab.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities in one of the most scenic areas in the U.S.