Press Release April 16, 2020

The Jackson Laboratory appoints new chief human resources officer

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a nonprofit biomedical research institution, announced today the appointment of Emily Schorer as chief human resources officer (CHRO).

As CHRO, Schorer will lead all human resources operations for the institution’s workforce which includes more than 2,200 employees across campuses in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, Maine; Farmington, Conn.; Sacramento, Calif. and Shanghai, China. 

In her role, Schorer will oversee organizational and cultural development, talent acquisition, training and development, workforce and succession planning, human resources information systems and benefits and wellness. She will be based out of the Laboratory’s Bar Harbor campus. 

Emily Schorer“I am excited to join a dynamic organization with a bold mission to improve human health and to help JAX leaders and employees to advance its mission by nurturing a strong sense of culture and creating a work environment where people can thrive and do their best work,” Schorer said.

“We are thrilled to have Emily join our JAX team. Well regarded as a strategic and collaborative leader, she brings broad experience in diverse sectors to the Laboratory such as manufacturing, research and applied science and healthcare,” said Catherine “Katy” Longley, executive vice president and chief operating officer, The Jackson Laboratory. 

Most recently, Schorer was senior vice president of Human Resources for Cape Cod Healthcare in Massachusetts, the leading healthcare services provider and largest employer on Cape Cod, where she was responsible for directing system-wide human resources programs and services. Prior to Cape Cod Healthcare, Schorer worked for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for several years, last serving in the role of chief administrative officer.

She is a member of the corporation at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a trustee of Riverview School, an independent boarding school for students with complex language and learning challenges. 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, Calif., and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.