Are you curious? Do you dream of a career in the sciences? Gain research experience to help you thrive in graduate school through our Research Intern Program. For two years, Postbacc Researchers immerse themselves in biomedical research as they gain a better understanding of the daily life of scientists. Hired into one of our faculty labs, Postbacc Researchers develop skills to approach complex issues related to addiction, aging, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, immune disorders and other challenges to human health.
JAX Genomic Education supports the professional development of Postbacc Researchers through:
Individualized training and development plans
Support to pursue an independent research project
Personalized planning for the graduate school application process
Feedback on essay drafts and interview practice sessions
Program participants earn an annual salary of $36,000 and employee benefits to defray cost-of-living expenses and training costs.
Life at JAX
Postbacc Researchers develop research and professional skills while directly supporting a JAX PI and their research program. While training and mentoring, Postbacc Researchers become valued members of their lab, and join a community of trainees at various stages of their careers. In addition to research, Postbacc Researchers attend trainee-specific workshops and events, and have free access to JAX courses (both online and in-person). As a research institution with 2,500 staff, JAX has a wide range of scientific interest groups and social communities that help forge connections between colleagues.
The Postbacc Researcher program supports academically ambitious individuals on the path to applying to and enrolling in graduate level training programs.
earned a Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution, with a strong foundation of coursework in the biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, psychology and/or related fields.
have a compelling reason as to why additional research experience is needed prior to pursuing graduate studies.