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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152771

NY HELPNo

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 2 - 11682

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $77600 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Infectious Diseases / Mycology Laboratory

120 New Scotland Ave

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences and three years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field, or a Master's degree in the appropriate field and two years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.

Preferred Qualification: The preferred candidate will have work experience or coursework in clinical laboratory sciences, microbiology, public health or infectious diseases. In addition, the candidate would have experience in handling of infectious clinical samples and/or human pathogens at biosafety level-2 containment. Experience with molecular techniques including DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, assemblies of targeted and whole-genome sequences, phylogenetic analyses, and data interpretations, is particularly relevant. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

Duties Description Under the direction of a higher-level scientist, the Research Scientist 2 will devote their time to biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories and develop and validate rapid molecular and whole-genome sequencing-based assays for high-risk fungal pathogens. The Research Scientist 2 will also devote their time to analyzing and interpreting the single, targeted, or whole-genome sequences of fungal pathogens of public health importance and will perform additional duties as required.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm

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Name Human Resources Management Group, MPP/RS2/11682

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 Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference MPP/RS2/11682 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MPP/RS2/11682, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until March 15, 2024.

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