Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Programs

Exceptional opportunities for PhD and postdoctoral research and training in a unique scientific environment.

Accelerate Your Scientific Career

To learn more about Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Program at JAX and to get valuable career tips and insights, meet with our JAX Genomic Education specialists at conferences, career fairs and university campuses.

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  • Leah Graham

    Cooperative Ph.D. Training

    JAX offers PhD. students an exceptional opportunity to gain expertise in mammalian genetics and genomics in partnership with our degree-granting partner universities U Conn, Tufts, and U Maine.

  • Postdoctoral Training

    JAX offers postdocs a unique research environment with access to unparalleled mammalian genetics resources, scientific services, and professional development programs.

  • Jeremy Racine

    JAX Postdoctoral Scholars

    The JAX Scholar award offers exceptional early-career scientists the opportunity to develop their independent research program at The Jackson Laboratory in preparation for the next step in their scientific career.

  • Pete Williams The Search Magazine Article January 05, 2017

    Under pressure: protecting neurons from glaucoma

    Pete Williams, Ph.D., is researching how to protect the optic nerve from changes in intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma, which would offer hope to patients suffering from gradual, irreversible vision loss.

  • George Sutphin and Ron Korstanje The Search Magazine Article July 07, 2016

    Aerospace to Aging

    It’s not rocket science — George Sutphin’s exploration of the processes underlying how and why we age is far more complicated.

  • Liz Adkins, predoctoral graduate from Tufts and JAX, postdoc at MDIBL The Search Magazine Article August 11, 2016

    Liz Adkins becomes first graduate of the JAX Track PHD program

    Liz Adkins becomes the first student to be accepted and graduate from the mammalian genetics Ph.D. track at The Jackson Laboratory.

  • Things to look for in a mentor The Search Magazine Article October 23, 2015

    7 qualities to look for in a scientific mentor

    Based on their own experiences, we asked scientific staff at The Jackson Laboratory to offer some guidance on qualities to look for in a scientific mentor.

  • Beth Snyder at The Whole Scientist training at The Jackson Laboratory. Profile Story September 23, 2015

    Training The Whole Scientist

    The Whole Scientist brings trainees off the bench and out of their comfort zones for skills training designed to be useful no matter where their career might lead.