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Educator, Middle/High School

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has an immediate full-time educator position available at the new DNALC NYC in downtown Brooklyn. A collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY), DNALC NYC is located on the City Tech campus, at the corner of Tillary and Adams Streets. The 17,500 square foot facility has six teaching labs, two computer classrooms, and an interactive museum exhibit.

Responsibilities will include:
– providing hands-on genetics and molecular biology instruction to precollege students visiting the DNALC for academic year field trips, summer camps, and extended research projects;
– presenting public tours;
– delivering in-school instruction;
– assisting with student research programs;
– conducting teacher training;
– 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

Strong candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s degree, 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 may be required for training or instruction.

Our compensation is based on experience. Salary Range: $54,000-74,000

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

Position Number: 00644-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.