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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Intern DNALC, College in Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Position Description

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is currently seeking multiple college-level interns to provide laboratory assistance for field trip, off-site, summer camp and faculty training programs. Successful candidates will become part of a collaborative team, which requires strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with others as well as independently in the lab.
DNALC college interns are expected to help prepare and maintain various equipment and reagents necessary to providing a quality genetics education to students in middle school and above. This position requires the intern to provide laboratory assistance to the educational staff of the DNALC.
After some time, college interns may have the opportunity to initiate an independent research project with the support of DNALC staff.
Position Responsibilities

* Preparation of solutions and media.
* Maintenance of bacterial, C. elegans and Drosophila strains.
* Classroom upkeep, equipment setup and management of inventory.
* Packing equipment and reagents for offsite kits to be used by teachers in school.
* Testing of reagents and record keeping.
* Additional summer duties include assisting education staff during classroom instruction and supervising campers during lunch.
* Possible training of newly hired high school and college interns.
Position Requirements

Education: Currently enrolled at a College or University as a STEM major
Experience: Less than 1 year
Other: Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during the school year.
Ability to work Monday - Friday (8-4 PM) for a minimum of 6 weeks during the summer.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have reliable transportation to and from the DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED: Proficiency in bacteriology and sterile technique preferred but not required.

Proficiency in preparing and aliquoting reagents is preferred but not required.
Good organizational skills.
Experience with Microsoft Excel and other Windows programs is preferred but not required.
Supplemental Information


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.

Hourly rate: $17.50

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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.

Minimum Salary: 17.50 Maximum Salary: 17.50 Salary Unit: Hourly