DNALC Employment

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Educator, Middle/High School

DNALC NYC in Brooklyn, NY

Position Number: 00644-E

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has an immediate full-time educator position available at the new DNALC NYC in downtown Brooklyn. A collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY), DNALC NYC is located on the City Tech campus, at the corner of Tillary and Adams Streets. The 17,500 square foot facility has six teaching labs, two computer classrooms, and an interactive museum exhibit.

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;
  • 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 this website.

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, and to local schools 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:

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Educator

at Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Position Number: 00596-E

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. The DNALC is the largest provider of biotechnology instruction at the precollege level in the United States, operating 13 teaching laboratories in Cold Spring Harbor, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Sleepy Hollow. Each year 30,000 students conduct hands-on experiments at a DNALC or receive intensive lab instruction from DNALC staff at their schools. We are looking for a dynamic, engaging educator to join our team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • providing hands-on genetics and molecular biology instruction to pre-college students attending academic year field trips and summer camps;
  • presenting public tours;
  • delivering in-school instruction;
  • assisting with student research programs;
  • conducting teacher training; and
  • developing lab-based curricula.

You will become part of a dynamic, influential research and education group recognized worldwide as a leader in creating new methods in genetics and biotechnology instruction. 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 this website.

Strong candidates will have teaching experience and a background in biology. 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. The position demands a motivated self-starter—with excellent writing, computer, and communication skills—who can work independently and as part of a team. Flexible scheduling will require some weekend work. Occasional travel between DNALC facilities and to local schools 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:

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Intern DNALC NYC at City Tech, College

at DNALC NYC in Brooklyn, NY

Position Number: 00620-E

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has immediate part time openings for College Interns at DNALC NYC at City Tech 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:

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 https://www.cshl.edu.

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory. 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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