High School Educator
at the new Regneron DNALC
Position Number 00426-E
The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has educator positions available for its new center at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, in Sleepy Hollow, New York—set to open in fall 2019. This is a unique collaboration between an established research institute and a rising star in biotechnology. Educators will manage and conduct lab activities for students and teachers—primarily hands-on labs in genetics and biotechnology for middle and high school students and teacher training workshops for local science teachers. A major focus will be on experiments that explore the environment using DNA barcoding. Additional responsibilities will include ordering supplies, overseeing equipment loans to schools, and training and managing a small staff of lab interns to help with lab preparations. Although educators will be primarily responsible to the Regeneron DNALC site in fall 2019, training will take place at the Harlem DNA Lab and DNALC NYC at City Tech in Brooklyn, as well as the Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor.
The 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 RNA interference. (For further information, browse the DNALC website at dnalc.cshl.edu).
Successful candidates will have a strong 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 Next Generation Sequencing and DNA metabarcoding. The position demands a motivated self-starter with excellent writing, computer and communication skills.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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 www.cshl.edu
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.