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Educator, Middle/High School

Job Description

Position Description

The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has an immediate full-time High 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 lab instruction from DNALC staff at their schools. We are looking for a dynamic, engaging educator to join our team in Cold Spring Harbor.
Responsibilities will include:
· providing hands-on genetics and molecular biology instruction to pre-college students
attending academic year field trips and summer camps;
· presenting public tours;
· delivering in-school instruction;
· assisting with extended student research projects;
· conducting teacher training; and
· developing lab-based curricula. 

Position Responsibilities

You will become part of a dynamic, influential research and education group recognized worldwide as a leader in creating new methods in genetics and biotechnology instruction. 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

Position requirements:
Strong candidates will have teaching experience and a background in biology. 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. The position demands a motivated self-starter – with excellent writing, computer, and communication skills – who can work independently and as part of a team. Flexible scheduling will require some weekend work. Occasional travel between DNALC facilities and to local schools may be required for training or instruction.
Required education: Undergraduate degree in biology or related field
Required experience: 1-3 years 

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