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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/09/18

Applications Due12/14/18

Vacancy ID61457

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 or Research Scientist 2 (Microbiology) – 11407

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $88124 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center, David Axelrod Institute Biodefense and Virology Laboratories

120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12201

Minimum Qualifications G18 - Bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences or a related field and two years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in one of the natural sciences and one year of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.
G22 – Bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences or a related field and three years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in one of the natural sciences or a related field and two years of post-degree experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Microbiology laboratory experience under biosafety level 2 and 3 conditions, familiarity with diagnostic platforms including bacterial culture, tissue culture, cloning, real-time PCR, sequencing, mass spectrometry, and immunoassays.

Duties Description The incumbent will perform clinical testing in the Wadsworth Center’s Biodefense and Virology Laboratories; will be cross trained in the operations of both labs. Duties will include those for surveillance, outbreak investigation, special disease and emerging pathogen detection, reference testing, pandemic preparedness and response, the development and investigation of new testing methodologies and the investigation of viral infections and their associated pathogenesis and disease; will also be critical to biothreat event responses in compliance with all state and federal regulations and diagnostic testing of influenza and encephalitis; will be cross-trained to address surge testing needs while maintaining quality testing and optimal turn around.

Additional Comments Permanent, non-competitive, fulltime. Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position, the selected candidate will be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations. The selected candidate will be required to be fingerprinted and undergo a Federal Department of Justice background check for select agent access and must maintain training and proficiency as deemed by an external Quality Assurance Officer. Work hours may be variable. Some travel may be required, which could include travel not served by public transportation.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, PM/RS1/2/11407

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address resume@health.ny.gov

Address

Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza,

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

 

Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, PM/RS1/2/11407, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by email to resume@health.ny.gov, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with the Reference Code PM/RS1/2/11407 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until December 14, 2018

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