Research Scientist Position at The Jackson Laboratory

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

The Carter Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an Associate Research Scientist in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. [Our group] ( is developing novel computational methods to derive biological models from large-scale genomic data. The strategies we pursue involve combining statistical genetics concepts such as epistasis and pleiotropy to understand how many genetic factors combine to control disease-related processes in neurodegeneration. We are therefore seeking an individual with expertise in epistasis analysis as it pertains to studies of Alzheimer’s genetics in humans.

The [Jackson Laboratory] ( in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

Broad skills in statistical genetics, the genetics of human disease, and Alzheimer’s etiology are required. Applicants must have a commitment to solving biological problems and communicating these solutions.

Applicants should have a PhD. in the computational sciences, and postdoctoral experience related to bioinformatics and computational biology, particularly as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease. Candidates should have a record of scientific achievements including journal publications and conference presentations.

Please contact Dr. Greg Carter directly at gregory.carter (at) using the subject line “SWC research scientist ad”.

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