Jobs

Associate/Research Lab Manager

Employer

The Jackson Laboratory

Location

Bar Harbor, Maine

Principal Investigator

Gareth Howell

Contact

gareth.howell@jax.org. Please prepare a letter of interest and CV as one document to complete the application process.

Description

The lab of Associate Professor Gareth Howell seeks an associate/lab manager to join a vibrant research team focusing on identifying novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. The Howell lab uses genomic and genetic approaches to understand the earliest stages of age-related diseases such as dementia and glaucoma, with a particular focus on the mechanisms by which aging, diet and physical inactivity lead to cerebrovascular damage and neuroinflammation. More details are available at https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/faculty/gareth-howell.

The Howell Lab is also a key member of the Alzheimer’s disease Precision Modeling Center (see https://model-ad.org/MODEL-AD), a collaboration between The Jackson Laboratory, Indiana University, and Sage Bionetworks. It aims to develop new models for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) using known and newly identified risk factors. The generation of these models aims to further our understanding into the complexities of LOAD, as well as creating more accurate and precise models for testing candidate therapeutic treatments.

The Howell lab manager will oversee the day to day running of the Howell lab.

Duties include:

  • Training new members on a variety of genetic, molecular biological and biochemical techniques.
  • Overseeing colony management for Howell lab mouse strains and maintaining an up-to-date Animal Use Summary and writing new animal protocols.
  • Working closely with Dr. Howell to generate preliminary data for innovative new research ideas, aid in grant writing and manuscript preparation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Applicants are expected to have obtained at minimum a B.Sc. in a relevant field with at least two to five years of experience working in a research laboratory.  A master’s or Ph.D. is preferred or five-plus years working in a senior role in a research laboratory or in a related discipline (e.g. genetics, neuroscience), and evidence of strong leadership for the advanced level role. Preference will be given to those individuals with experience in mouse models relevant to dementia (particularly Alzheimer’s disease), vascular biology and neuroinflammation.  A minimum of one year experience successfully supervising and mentoring a team is necessary. Proven ability to lead, develop, train and mentor staff with prior supervisory and administrative experience is required.