Postdoctoral Training

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Make the most of your postdoctoral training by joining a world-class nonprofit research institution with a legacy of innovation and discovery in genetics and genomics.  As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory, you will conduct cutting-edge research at our expanding research campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Conn., working towards the development of precise genomic solutions to improve human health.

JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:


Opportunities are available in diverse areas including aging, bioinformatics, cancer, computational biology, development, epigenetics, metabolism, immunology, infectious diseases, neurobiology, reproduction and systems genetics. Review our research areas and our faculty labs to see what you could work on as a JAX Postdoctoral Associate.


JAX has developed a postdoc-centric integrative training program to facilitate career success both inside and outside academia.  Postdoctoral Associates interested in pursuing an independent research program can apply for the JAX Scholar Program in their first year of training.  JAX also helps trainees explore and prepare for a variety of research and non-research careers.  Through programs like our signature The Whole Scientist course and monthly Science Forums, we help our Postdoctoral Associates develop their professional skills and expertise beyond the bench in areas such as:

  • Leadership and management
  • Budgets and accounting
  • Teaching, mentoring and communication
  • Scientific writing and grantsmanship
  • Public relations and donor cultivation

Read the full description of our career development programs to find out how you can accelerate your scientific career as a JAX Postdoctoral Associate.


JAX has a vibrant scientific and postdoctoral community with a number of interest groups that organize activities outside of the lab. The Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Program Office hosts regular professional development and social events both at JAX and within the community. Our campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Conn., are situated in great communities with diverse options for housing, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation, and travel.


At JAX, diversity is essential to the success of our mission to improve human health though genomics, scientific resource dissemination, and education. Our different backgrounds and experiences promote critical discussions and creative solutions to the biomedical challenges facing society. To this end, JAX’s Postdoctoral Program aims to recruit a diverse group of applicants, including individuals from groups under-represented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including women, people with disabilities, veterans, people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and people belonging to racial and/or ethnic minority groups.

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Join our team and help us lead the search for tomorrow’s cures today. Apply now to advance your research career at The Jackson Laboratory.