Our Values in Action

At JAX, PEOPLE are at the heart of everything we do. We are ONE TEAM, working together to transform science and medicine. We understand that INTEGRITY is imperative and we believe in careful STEWARDSHIP of our resources and relationships. We strive for EXCELLENCE in all aspects of our work, driving INNOVATION through curiosity, creativity and ingenuity.

JAX Values at The Jackson Laboratory

At the heart of these values are exceptional people – those in our JAX community and those we serve. We are actively building a  Belonging at JAXAt JAX, diversity drives our science. We celebrate diversity of thought and inclusion of all people, for these are key to understanding and mastering the biologic complexity of human health. diverse, inclusive, and global team representing the full spectrum of cultural and educational backgrounds, professional specialties, and perspectives. The following examples are but a few of the ways we endeavor to integrate these values every day.

PEOPLE are at the heart of everything we do.

  • We are driven by our mission to improve human health and to empower others on that journey. 
  • We celebrate diversity of thought and inclusion of all in the JAX community.
  • We treat others with courtesy, honesty, dignity and respect, even when we disagree.
  • We foster a safe, productive and healthy work environment.
  • We are devoted to mentoring and lifelong learning.

We are ONE TEAM, working together to transform science and medicine.

  • We believe our finest work is done together.
  • We align our efforts across campuses and functions, converging toward our common goals.
  • We acknowledge and nurture different perspectives and experiences.
  • We listen broadly and seek to understand before we act.
  • We encourage each other to do our best, we share the credit, and celebrate in our successes.

We understand that INTEGRITY is imperative.

  • We uphold the highest ethical standards in our work, in our words, and in our actions.
  • We are truthful and accurate, using data and facts to drive action.
  • We stand up for what is right, even when doing so is difficult.
  • We act with the professional manner befitting a world-class organization.

We believe in careful STEWARDSHIP of our resources and relationships.

  • We ensure the highest standards of humane treatment for the animals in our care.
  • We are judicious and responsible with our fiscal resources and how we spend our time.
  • We invest in the security of our information, and in the personal safety of our workforce.
  • We actively deepen and enrich connections with our colleagues, friends and customers.
  • We protect our environment, for human health is intimately connected to the health of our planet.

We strive for EXCELLENCE in all aspects of our work.

  • We seek to have the greatest impact to science and humanity in the research that we do.
  • We endeavor to exceed the needs and expectations of our stakeholders and customers.
  • We continuously improve our work processes to be as productive and efficient as possible. 
  • We aim to achieve the highest levels of quality and world-class results in all our activities.

We drive INNOVATION through curiosity, creativity, and ingenuity.

  • We seek new ways of thinking and use novel approaches to advance our mission.
  • We are bold in our aspirations, courageous in our actions.
  • We foster entrepreneurship in all that we do.
  • We are creative in problem-solving, embracing diverse ideas across JAX.
  • We actively find new ways to develop ourselves, always expanding our knowledge and maximizing our impact.