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Research Technician I-II

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
1 Bungtown Rd.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
United States
Commensurate with experience
Job Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) invites applications for the position of Research Technician in the laboratory of Professor Michael Lukey.

You will become part of a team studying cancer cell metabolism and its interplay with oncogenic signaling, the tumor microenvironment, and the broader nutritional status of the host. We aim to understand how metabolic pathways become reprogrammed in cancer cells to support tumor growth, and the mechanisms through which cells sense and adapt to nutrient restrictions encountered in the local microenvironment and at metastatic sites in disparate tissues. We are especially interested in the biochemical processes underlying cellular homeostasis at different stages of tumorigenesis, and in identifying metabolic vulnerabilities that might be targeted for therapeutic benefit. To help with these efforts, we are seeking a highly motivated and curious individual to join us as a technician.

You will work in a newly renovated state-of-the-art laboratory, housing a collaborative group of researchers studying diverse aspects of cancer biology from the molecular to the organismal level. You will have the ability to grow as a part of this team and to make important contributions to both the research and the infrastructure.

The ideal candidate should have experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques. In addition, the candidate should have strong organizational skills and experience in using and maintaining data spreadsheets. Applications are encouraged from candidates planning to apply to medical school or graduate research programs in the future.



Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related discipline is required.
Experience: Experience in mammalian cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques including PCR is essential. Work might involve the use of mouse models of disease, and willingness to handle animals is desirable. Comprehensive skills in data handling and excellent record keeping are equally important.

Skills: Must be curious, highly motivated, very organized, and team oriented.

If interested, please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at -

Position Number: 02560-R

We are only accepting candidates who live locally at this time.

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 us at

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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How to Apply

If interested, please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at -

Position Number: 02560-R

About Our Organization

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.

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