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Research Technician II - Schorn Lab

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a research assistant position opening in the Schorn laboratory effective now.

Mobile DNA has contributed to a large fraction of our DNA and is still active in many organisms. The Schorn lab is interested in mechanisms of small RNA-mediated transposon control, especially by tRNA-derived fragments that are abundant in stem cells and cancer cell lines. These tRNA fragments are processed from the 3’-end of full-length tRNAs under yet unknown conditions and protect many cell types in eukaryotes by inhibiting LTR-retrotransposons and -retroviruses.

The ideal candidate has attention to detail and brings experience in sterile working for cell culture as well as basic molecular biology practices including cloning, DNA extractions, RNA work, etc. Responsibilities will include cell culture work, CRISPR-lentiviral infections, general laboratory organization, and maintenance of laboratory supplies.

Position Requirements
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Biological or Chemical Sciences is required.

EXPERIENCE: 1 to 2 years of working experience in a laboratory is required. Experience with quantitative biology (qPCR, accurate pipetting, colorimetric assays) and mammalian cell culture is desired.

SKILLS/OTHER: Strong skills in laboratory record keeping and attention to detail are important. Candidate should have excellent communication skills, solid analytical & organizational ability.

For immediate consideration, kindly create an account and apply to the online application found here: Position ID: 03319-R


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program.

We believe that science is for everyone. Our laboratory offers a collaborative and dynamic research environment, and we prioritize increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Individuals from non-traditional and/or under-represented background are strongly encouraged to apply."

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, discounted onsite Bright Horizons childcare, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more.

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. Those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, 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.