Visiting Scientist Program

The goal of JAX’s Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) is to expand opportunities for scientists from diverse backgrounds to pursue research collaborations and cutting-edge biomedical research through short- and medium-term residential research experiences in partnership with a JAX host laboratory. This is part of a nation-wide effort to increase the diversity of the scientific leadership and workforce in the US. The VSP encourages applications from cancer researchers from historically marginalized communities (NOT-OD-20-031, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity) for collaborations with members of JAX's NCI-designated basic research Cancer Center.

Join our community of researchers and learn how our unique research resources and faculty expertise in genomics, genetics, cell biology, and advanced animal and computational models of human disease can accelerate your research program.

The program will provide access to JAX’s innovative experimental and computational technologies, immerse participants in a welcoming, stimulating, and inclusive scientific environment, and help build collaborations, skills, and datasets to launch new grant applications and publications. Visiting researchers will become part of JAX’s research community through the sharing of their expertise, ideas and perspectives, and the formation of long-term collaborations and relationships with JAX investigators and trainees.

The program is structured as two “tracks” (a two-week collaboration/skills-building track or a three-month research-focused track) and can accommodate the varied schedules of the participants. The program provides support for research, travel, and lodging costs, and (for the two-week track) for travel and lodging of a participating trainee. Visiting scientists can come to either of our research campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine or Farmington, CT.

JAX values diversity at all levels and recognizes that broadening the diversity of research topics, and of the individuals performing research, is critical to strengthening the research enterprise. We invite investigators from all groups, particularly those from historically marginalized communities, to apply.

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