Professor Jamison undertook his PhD studies at Harvard, and began his independent career at MIT in 1999. In 2015, he was named the Robert Robinson Taylor Professor of Chemistry and more recently, the associate provost (2019–present). Prior to his appointment as associate provost, Professor Jamison served the Department of Chemistry at MIT as the department head (2015–2019).

The mission of the Jamison research group has been the same since its beginning: Accelerate chemical synthesis. However, the embodiments of this overarching theme have evolved over the years. Most recently, the group has been focused on harnessing the unique advantages that continuous flow chemistry has to offer to complex chemical synthesis, including streamlining multistep processes, increasing reaction efficiency and safety, and realizing otherwise improbable chemical transformations. During his career, Professor Jamison has co-authored more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and holds several patents.