DNALC Employment

Assistant Director, Diversity and Research Readiness

at DNALC NYC in Brooklyn, NY

Position Number: 00568-E

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC), an educational unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has a full-time position for an accomplished biology educator with research experience and a passion for increasing diversity in STEM. This individual will become part of a multi-disciplinary team that designs and supports research experiences to prepare high school students to pursue further study and careers. The position is based at the DNALC’s new location in downtown Brooklyn–DNALC NYC.

The successful candidate will help develop and oversee programs to expand DNALC outreach to underserved and underrepresented students. They will be especially responsible for our “Research Ready” Program, which partners with public high schools to develop project-based learning and research programs in modern biology. They will also instruct labs, course-based research experiences, and intensive summer camps for high school and college students.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, or a relevant field. Working experience in research is essential, as is the ability to transform an idea into a finished product. They must also be able to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with partner schools.

Required experience and skills include:

  • Research in biology.
  • Advancing inclusion and equity in STEM.
  • Teaching and mentoring student research.
  • Collaborating with a team.
  • Communicating and presenting new ideas.

Desirable experience and skills include:

  • Grant writing and managing.
  • Public outreach.
  • Spanish language ability.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

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

Intern DNALC NYC, College

at DNALC NYC in Brooklyn, NY

Position Number: 00535-E

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has immediate part time openings for College Interns at the DNALC NYC located in downtown Brooklyn on the corner of Tillary and Adams Streets. This brand new center will be a destination for school field trips, summer camps and hands-on programs for the public.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Performing laboratory prep work for educational programs, including preparation of reagents for use in experiments, maintaining bacterial strains and preparation of culture media.
  • Packing of materials and equipment for offsite instruction and student research programs.
  • General classroom upkeep, equipment testing, and laboratory set-up.
  • Assisting educational staff during summer camp instruction and supervising campers during lunch.
  • Participation in independent or team projects (mentored by DNALC staff) that focus on translating current research into new experiments for the educational programs.

EDUCATION: Current college student

EXPERIENCE: An interest in science

OTHER: Ability to work a minimum of four hours per week (with at least one day of availability between 2-5PM) during the school year. Ability to work Monday-Friday (8AM-4 PM) for 5-6 weeks during the summer. Must be at least 16 years of age. Must have reliable transportation to/from the DNALC NYC.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

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

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities. For more information about CSHL, please visit https://www.cshl.edu.

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they 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.
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