Employment Opportunities

Data Science Educator

StudentsCold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center (DNALC) seeks a talented, motivated, and collaborative Data Science Educator with a background in bioinformatics to join our Educational Informatics & BioMedia Group. This educator will develop teaching materials and train biologists new to bioinformatics, educators, undergraduates, and high-school students. The successful candidate will become a member of an elite, influential group recognized worldwide as a leader in modern biology education – including the fields of molecular genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. This position demands a self-starter with excellent teaching, communication, and analytical skills.

The Data Science Educator will: develop course content (lessons, tutorials, etc.) that leverages open source bioinformatics tools and platforms, including resources developed by the iPlant Collaborative; organize and teach at local, remote, and online training workshops on bioinformatics and data science; and collaborate with and assist faculty as they develop bioinformatics and data science courses. The educator will work with DNALC programmers to develop tools for course-based research experiences, and be responsible for project management, reporting, and grant writing.


  • Extensive programming abilities in a scripting language (Python, Perl)
  • Extensive experience with Linux operating systems and scripting
  • Extensive experience in statistical analysis and visualization in R
  • Familiarity with cloud computing and/or HPC computing including AWS

Candidates must have an M.S. or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related discipline (knowledge and experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques is a plus), at least 5 years of experience in bioinformatics and data science, and 2 years teaching/training experience. Software/Data Carpentry teaching certification is highly-desirable. Regular domestic and some international travel are required.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

If interested, please apply via the CSHL website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/9284

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StudentsFaculty Teaching Fellowships

at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's
DNA Learning Center Asia

Join the world-renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as a Faculty Teaching Fellow at DNA Learning Center Asia – China's first hands-on genetics education center. This new non-governmental organization (NGO) has the mission to deliver American-style instruction that provides students with lab and analytical skills needed for science study at U.S. universities. We are searching for several talented biologists with a passion for education to help launch our new facility located in Suzhou, the "Venice of China," just 40 minutes from the vibrant international city of Shanghai. These full-time fellowships are ideal for the new Ph.D. or postdoctoral researcher, with experience in molecular genetics or a related field, who would like to see the world while doing something new and important.

Faculty Teaching Fellows will provide half-day "lab field trips," after-school research, and week-long summer camps for students (ages 12-18) from the Suzhou-Shanghai area and throughout China. They will also provide training workshops for Studentshigh school and college faculty. Fellows will receive intensive training in interactive lab instruction at the flagship DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Successful candidates will become members of an elite, influential group recognized worldwide as a leader in modern biology education – including the fields of molecular genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and DNA barcoding. These positions demand motivated, self-starters with excellent writing, computer, and communication skills, and collaborative spirit. Native English and bilingual English-Mandarin speakers are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with the best Chinese universities. Resettlement and housing allowances are available.

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Please apply via the CSHL website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/8567


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