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Educator, Middle/High School


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, NY 11724
United States

Job Description

Position Description

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has an immediate full-time High School 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 lab instruction from DNALC staff at their schools. We are looking for a dynamic, engaging educator to join our team in Cold Spring Harbor.

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 extended student research projects;

· conducting teacher training; and

· developing lab-based curricula.

Position Responsibilities
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 the DNALC’s website at


Position requirements:
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.

Required education: Undergraduate degree in biology or related field
Required experience: 1-3 years

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply to the online application found here:…

About Our Organization

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and education institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with post-doctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.

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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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