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Jackson Laboratory President & CEO Dr. Edison T. Liu
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  • Great stepping stone, but not much internal career advancement

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    I was given a lot of diversity and opportunities within my role, which included a lot of chances to improve my skill sets in areas where I had no experience. This was a great benefit. The people are very dedicated to the work and generally very knowledgeable and intelligent. Many chances for ongoing scientific development through seminars and courses, similar to an academic environment. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, the location is excellent for hiking, fishing, biking, etc. The company seems to be doing well and is very stable. Benefits are very good as is work/life balance.


    Bar Harbor isn't for everyone - it can be very isolated and quiet. Compensation below average, but cost of living is not bad (so, standard of living is fine). In my particular role, I don't see any opportunities for formal career advancement (promotions, new titles/roles, upgraded pay) within the company, and this tends not be addressed by supervisors, even if they are happy with the work you are doing. People tend to stay ~2-3 years, or 20+, so this is clearly a matter of personal preference.

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    Bioinformatics Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bar Harbor, ME
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME) in December 2014.


    I applied to jax in october for computational bioinformarics position. After a week, i had been contacted from hr department. Interview lasted 20 minutes asking me about my background, future plans and why jackson After two weeks, contacted by hiring manager who is in charge of Computational group for telephone intetview. Asked about my projects and few technical questions After a week, I got invitation for an onsite interview at bar harbor site. Jax arranged hotel and travel. Interview started at 7.30am and ended at 7.30 pm with dinner. Interacted with nearly 20 people in group with one-one and group panel interviews. Finally hiring manager asked me to send recommendations. Interviews were primarily about past skills and hr questions Still hasn't heard after a month. Most likely they choose another candidate

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Most Admired Companies in Research Science , Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010

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Website www.jax.org
Headquarters Bar Harbor, ME
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1929
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

The Jackson Laboratory was into genetics before genetics was cool. Founded in 1929, the not-for-profit organization is a leading researcher of human diseases, their causes, and their potential cures. Much of its research into mammalian genetics is focused on mice, which share a similar genetic makeup to humans. In addition to its own research in areas such as cancer, immunology, and metabolic disease, the organization maintains colonies of mice and supplies them under the brand name JAX to other laboratories around the globe. Additionally, The Jackson Laboratory offers ... More

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