The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, which has a focus on improving human health, is seeking a research project manager to join a dynamic and supportive team of genetic professionals. The incumbent will be responsible for overall management and coordination of the ELSI research project including cross-group communications, execution and completion of different research components. A broad scientific background, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and proficiency with project tracking and communication tools will enable some latitude for independent judgement and development of research workflows and presentation of results with a minimal to moderate degree of supervision. The position allows to work independently and as part of a team for a wide variety of research activities.
Overall project management and coordination: • Facilitate cross-group communications during project execution regarding project scope, goals and deliverables, execution and completion. This includes monitoring progress on expected deliverables and assigned tasks • Organize IRB work across different sub-awardees and JAX • Maintain lists of priorities, schedules, action items, accountability, and deliverables in defined areas of the ELSI research project. This includes providing project tracking and updates on a consistent basis to the JAX team. • Champion planning and execution of all research meetings and all relevant documentation. This includes creation and distribution of formal, accurate, and tailored project summaries, according to project delivery timetables • Assist in development of ELSI project databases, which can be queried and workflows for the research team • Demonstrate commitment to creating a positive work environment and high-performance culture, which includes continued effort toward improving process and workflow, coping with and supporting change and commitment to a solution driven approach to problem
Research and other activities: • Conduct literature review for the research team • Coordinate recruitment efforts for the ELSI research project • Coordinate development of study materials (informed consent, recruitment guide, qualitative interview guide, and web-surveys) with the research team • Assist with dissemination of research findings. • Assist with development of genetic counseling student rotation opportunities specific to the ELSI project at JAX-GM
We also anticipate professional development opportunities in mixed methods research, biostatistics, and working in a consortium.
Internal Number: 2020-28116
About The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.
JAX-GM is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.
JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians, and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories.
JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capit...ol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems, including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us
What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program and an onsite full service cafeteria.
Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.