Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 06/17/22
Applications Due: 12/30/22
Vacancy ID: 106886

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 - Division of Systems Neuroscience, New York State Psychiatric Institute, P23016

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $97826 to $97826 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address New York State Psychiatric Institute

1051 Riverside Drive

City New York


Zip Code10032

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree and five years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s Degree and four years of such experience; or a Doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, or related areas. Experience in engineering, computer science, or related areas. Expertise programming shell scripts and Matlab. Substantial experience in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging and/or psychiatric research. Experience mentoring trainees. Ability to program in Python and other programming languages.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field and 5 years of postdoctoral experience in neurophysiology, including experience in advanced cellular imaging using multi-photon methods. She/he will have shown independence and leadership within a research group, skills in setting up and repairing advanced microscopy and cellular imaging equipment, and a strong track record of research in this area published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

Duties Description Specific responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

• Coordinate educational efforts related to the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Center (C3N), including seminars and educational activities such as courses and workshops.
• Install, maintain, facilitate access to, and coordinate usage of computer testing and physiological monitoring equipment in the core facilities associated with the C3N.
• Provide software programming related core facilities and services associated with the C3N.
• Maintain a regular newsletter associated with the C3N and liaise with relevant groups of users and collaborators internally and externally.
• Coordinate with administrators on grant proposals and help manage purchases and HR procedures for the C3N.

Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Office of Mental Health (OMH) hospital employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. OMH does not allow for testing in lieu of vaccination.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources


Fax 212-795-0786

Email Address


Street New York State Psychiatric Institute

1051 Riverside Drive – Unit 57

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10032


Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please include your e-mail address on your application/resume. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials:

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.