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The Jackson Laboratory

 
HQ: Bar Harbor, ME   |  
Overview

We are an independent, non-profit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. Our more than 1,300 employees:

  • conduct genetic research
  • provide scientific services and genetic resources to laboratories around the world
  • educate students of all ages through courses, internships and other programs


Our work uses the mouse as a research tool. Because the mouse genome is 95 percent identical to the human genome, mice are an effective and efficient model for human diseases.

Along with our research we provide scientific resources, techniques, software and data to scientists around the world. We breed and manage colonies of mice to supply other research institutions and laboratories.

We offer high school internships, pre- and post-doctoral opportunities and other collaborative education programs. We provide in-the-lab workshops as well as courses and conferences given by industry leaders and renowned scientists.

Benefits

Benefit Plans

  • Medical & Dental Plans that cover spouses, dependants and domestic partners
  • Life Insurance Plans
  • Disability Plans
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 403(b) Pre-tax Savings Plan with Generous Employer Match
Time Off
  • Vacation, Holidays and Leave of Absence Plans
  • Sick Leave and Disability
  • Care of Newborn/Newly Adopted Child and Family Care Leave
Value Added Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Office on Campus
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Health Office
  • JAXfit Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Subsidized commuter program

Mission

We discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and we enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

Contact us
The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA
207-288-6000 Main