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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Educator in Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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Full Time

Education Required

Undergraduate Degree

Experience Required

1 - 3 Years

Position Description

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has an immediate full-time educator position available at the Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor.

Responsibilities will include:

- providing hands-on genetics and molecular biology instruction to precollege students visiting the DNALC for academic year field trips, summer camps, and extended research projects;

- presenting public tours;

- delivering in-school instruction;

- assisting with student research programs;

- conducting teacher training; and

- developing teaching modules.

Selected candidates will become members of a small, influential group recognized worldwide as a leader in creating and disseminating new methods in genetics education, including the fields of genomics, bioinformatics, and data science. Over 700,000 students have conducted experiments with DNALC staff-join our team as we aim to reach a million and more! For more information, browse the DNALC's website at

Multiple positions available.

Position Requirements

Strong candidates will have at least a Bachelor's degree, a background in biology and experience teaching. New York State teaching certification is a plus, but not required. Postdoctoral scientists who would like to pursue teaching careers are also encouraged to apply-especially those with experience in personal genomics, DNA barcoding, metabarcoding, or bioinformatics. The position demands a motivated self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team, with excellent writing, computer, and communication skills.

Flexible scheduling will require some weekend work. Occasional travel between DNALC facilities may be required for training or instruction.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should apply for this position via the CSHL website at:

Position Number: 00515-E

For more information about CSHL, please visit us at:

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.