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Educator, Middle School

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has an immediate full-time Middle 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 intensive lab instruction from DNALC staff at their schools. We are looking for a dynamic, engaging educator to join our team.
Responsibilities will include:
· providing hands-on genetics and molecular biology instruction to students in grades 5-8
 visiting the DNALC for academic year field trips, summer camps, and extended research
· presenting public tours;
· delivering in-school instruction;
· conducting teacher training; and
· developing teaching modules.

 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 data science. 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 a 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 personal genomics, DNA barcoding, metabarcoding, or bioinformatics. The position demands a motivated self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team, with excellent writing, computer, and communication skills.

Flexible scheduling will require some weekend work. Occasional travel between DNALC facilities, and to local schools may be required for training or instruction.

For immediate consideration, please apply for this position with cover letter & resume on the CSHL careers website at:

Position Number: 00648-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.