Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Technician II/III – Westcott Lab

Job Number: 67820

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

As a Research Technician II/III in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Westcott at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, you will take on a managerial role amongst a collaborative team of scientists studying how cancer coevolves with the immune system and investigating new therapeutic strategies to improve immunity against cancer. Research spans cancer genetics and genomics, immunology, immunotherapy, genetic engineering, and mouse models of cancer in a highly collaborative environment. You will perform a variety of wet lab and managerial tasks, including maintaining an experimental mouse colony, ordering and procurement, organizing experimental databases, protocol optimization, tissue preparation for experimental analyses (e.g., flow cytometry, sequencing), tissue immunostaining and microscopy, cell culture, PCR and molecular cloning, and basic laboratory maintenance. You will receive hands-on training and mentorship with an eye towards your career development.

Position Requirements

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry or related discipline 
Experience/Skills: Prior exposure to a research lab is required. Working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics and experience in the ethical and humane use of laboratory animals is a plus. A commitment to work in this position for a minimum of 2 years, with a start date of Oct 9th, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
We are looking for candidates with excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail and commitment to highest quality standards; willingness to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team-oriented setting; and a strong sense of integrity.


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. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits sites to learn more. The salary range for this role is $42,000 – 58,499.00  The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., years of relevant experience, education, credentials, and internal equity).

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

Application Deadline: 2024-04-11


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