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Research Technician I - DNALC

The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC), an educational unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has a full-time position for a lab technician. This individual will support a multi-disciplinary team that designs and implements lab experiences for pre-college and college age students, and their teachers. 

Responsibilities will include:
– Preparing and testing reagents for use in experiments during student enrichment and faculty training programs.
– Maintenance of organisms used in experiments including bacteria, nematodes, and fruit flies. – Classroom upkeep and equipment setup, testing and inventory.
– Management and training of high school and college interns.
– Packing and maintaining kits that include equipment and reagents for use by teachers and students at their school.
– Participating in independent or team projects, mentored by DNALC staff members, focusing on translating current research into new experiments for the educational programs offered through the DNALC.
Position RequirementsEducation: High school diploma plus 2 years’ experience OR associate/bachelor degree in a biology or chemistry field and at least 1 year of previous experience.
 Experience: At least one year of professional experience is preferred.
 Other: An interest and experience in molecular biology is desired. Must also have reliable transportation to and from the DNALC. Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks, and troubleshooting skills are expected. Knowledge of standard operating procedures, batch records, and other good practices are preferred.

Minimal travel between DNALC sites in Cold Spring Harbor, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Sleepy Hollow may be required for training or assistance purposes. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs of weight and operate a van is necessary.
Compensation & Benefits:
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more.

Candidates from non-traditional and/or underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: 

For immediate consideration, please apply online to the position found here: Position ID 00671-E

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

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