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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/21/22

Applications Due05/30/22

Vacancy ID101226

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 or 2 - Genetics - 14621

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $93519 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address David Axelrod, 120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Research Scientist 1 (G18): Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and two (2) years of post-degree professional research experience in that field; or a Master’s Degree in a closely related field and one (1) year of such experience; Research Scientist 2 (G22): Bachelor's degree in a closely related field and three (3) years of post-degree professional research experience in that field, or a Master's Degree in a closely related field and two (2) years of such experience, or a Doctorate in a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in human genetics, epidemiology or public health. Experience in data analysis, management and reporting. Strong working knowledge of SQL, Excel, and statistics. Experience preparing data for the scientific community and the public. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will work in the NYS Newborn Screening (NBS) Program, which screens all infants born in NYS for treatable diseases at birth. A data analysis scientist is required for program quality assurance and quality improvement. The RS will query, manage and analyze data for the program; create and maintain reports; and analyze NBS algorithms, analytes and cutoff values to optimize processes. Optimization is needed, to minimize the chance of not detecting an infant with a screened condition who could benefit from life-saving treatment (false negatives), and to minimize the number of infants who screen positive but are unaffected (false positives), which are significant burdens on the NBS Program, healthcare system (e.g., Medicaid) and families.

Additional Comments Permanent, Full-time, Non-competitive.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, LK/RS1RS2/14621

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

HRMG, Corning Tower, Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and cover letter to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code LK/RS1RS2/14621 included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, LK/RS1RS2/14621, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Failure to include the required Reference Code may result in the delay of processing your application. Until Filled.

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