Clerical and Wet Lab Assistant

  • Ithaca, NY
  • Part Time
  • Science
  • Student (College)

Who we are:

Join Embark on our mission to improve the life and longevity of dogs everywhere. Our canine DNA test — the highest-rated, most accurate on the market — enables us to make scientific advances in personalized pet care. Recently named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, Embark is the only canine genetics company using research-grade technology, which allows us to make new scientific discoveries.

Designed by world leaders in dog genetics in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark Dog DNA Test provides information on genetic health risks and breed make-up, allowing dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians to make personalized care plans based on a dog's unique genetic profile. Embark is also home to the world’s only canine DNA relative finder. No wonder The New York Times recently called Embark’s Breed and Health Kit the best dog DNA test available!

Interested in joining our pack? We are looking for highly motivated and mission-driven employees who will join us as Embark leads the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space.

About the role:

Embark has designed two positions for part-time work with Cornell undergraduate students in mind. The positions involve both clerical and administrative work as well as simple wet bench laboratory work in our Ithaca office. Importantly, both roles offer flexible work schedules to accommodate the ebb and flow of curricular studies. We are especially interested in candidates who expect to average 8-12 hrs per week.

What you’ll do:

The work is focused on database entry and curation, as well as documenting protocols and practices. The work will be mostly clerical, though we encourage applications from candidates with programming experience as well.

What experience we’re looking for:

We are looking for independent and highly motivated individuals who are interested in genetics and genomics and who also have a fascination with dog biology and canine health. Prior work experience with strong recommendations are important.

What we can offer:

At Embark, we might be dog lovers, but we’re passionate about people too. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where all employees can belong and flourish. Here are some of our benefits and perks:

  • A vibrant work environment in which we study dog biology and discuss our passion for science
  • A flexible out-of-office policy so you can take the time you need when you need it for schoolwork
  • Competitive salary for part-time employment ($15/hr)
  • An opportunity to support our mission to improve canine health and longevity through science.

Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See also EEO is the Law.

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