The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center Is Hiring!

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center Is Hiring!

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is hiring. To learn more or apply, click here.

The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC), an educational unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has a full-time position as a lab technician. This individual will support a multi-disciplinary team that designs and implements lab experiences for pre-college and college-age students, and their teachers.

Position Responsibilities

  • Preparing and testing reagents for use in experiments during student enrichment and faculty training programs.
  • Maintenance of organisms used in experiments including bacteria, nematodes, and fruit flies.
  • Classroom upkeep and equipment setup, testing, and inventory.
  • Management and training of high school and college interns.
  • Packing and maintaining kits that include equipment and reagents for use by teachers and students at their school.
  • Participating in independent or team projects, mentored by DNALC staff members, focusing on translating current research into new experiments for the educational programs offered through the DNALC.

Position Requirements

Education: High school diploma plus 2 years experience OR associate/bachelor degree in a biology or chemistry field and at least 1 year of previous experience.

Experience: At least one year of professional experience is preferred.

Other: An interest and experience in molecular biology is desired. Must also have reliable transportation to and from the DNALC. Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks, and troubleshooting skills are expected. Knowledge of standard operating procedures, batch records, and other good practices is preferred.

About CSHL

Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus. For more information about CSHL, please visit us at

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. Those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor
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