Lab Technician - Illumina Sequencing Libraries

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
One Bungtown Road
Human Resources
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Comprehensive benefits package

Job Description

A technician position is currently available for a collaborative project in the labs of Dr Josh Dubnau and Dr. Molly Hammell at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The successful applicant will play an integral role in a fully funded project to explore the role of retrotransposons amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

This project, funded from 2015-2017, will use genomic analyses of post-mortem tissue samples from ALS patients. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in optimizing the pipelines for low input and single cell samples.


A Bachelor Degree in a molecular biology, bioinformatics or a related scientific discipline is required for this position, as well as strong analytical and organizational skills. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in optimizing the pipelines for low input and single cell samples. Experience in construction of illumina sequencing libraries for genomics analysis as well as in basic molecular biology techniques is essential.

Please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at

Position number 01328-R

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How to Apply

Please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at:

Position number 01328-R

About Our Organization

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned, private research and education institution with research programs in Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology, and Bioinformatics & Genomics. The research environment is highly collaborative, allowing CSHL scientists to work together across disciplines to solve biology’s most challenging problems. The ultimate goal is to apply this research on basic biological mechanisms to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and other diseases.

Research at the Laboratory is enriched by collaborations with scientists at other universities, hospitals, and in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. Scientific interaction and exchange of new ideas within the institution's research community is enhanced by a robust Meeting and Courses program that attracts approximately 9,850 scientists from around the world each year to CSHL facilities on Long Island.  A new meeting venue in China attracts an additional 2,650 participants.

The innovative spirit, vision, and talent of the Laboratory’s scientists continue to place CSHL among the top 1% of life science institutions most cited in published research. The dynamic, collaborative environment at CSHL also fosters a superb educational experience for an outstanding group graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.


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