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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/04/18

Applications Due06/04/18

Vacancy ID53026

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 (Virology) - 11860

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


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

120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, infectious diseases or related natural sciences field and two years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in biology, microbiology, infectious diseases or related natural sciences and 1 years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field.

The preferred candidate will have experience working with bloodborne pathogens and handling blood specimens; experience performing diagnostic infectious disease testing, experience performing nucleic acid extractions, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods ( conventional, real-time and /or droplet digital PCR); experience with next generation sequencing methods and data analysis; experience preparing standard operating procedures and conducting clinical test validation studies; experience using spreadsheets and databases.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 1 will be involved in clinical and public health laboratory functions related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), including clinical testing, surveillance and outbreak investigations. Responsibilities will include processing blood specimens; reviewing and managing specimen data; performing serological and molecular test methods; performing quality assurance tasks and maintaining proper records and documentation. Duties will also include assisting in the development and validation of new laboratory methods; performing troubleshooting and optimization experiments; analyzing experimental data; preparing standard operating procedures; contributing to abstract and manuscript preparation; preparing poster and slide presentations; utilizing computer software and database systems to analyze data and manage specimen repositories and supply inventories. The selected candidate will also be cross-trained by the Diagnostic Immunology laboratory in serologic test methods; maintain competency in all clinical test methods and serve as a resource for surge testing during infectious disease outbreaks.

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. In addition, dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may also be required.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, PM/RS1/11860

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ROOM 2217, Corning Tower Building

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, PM/RS1/11860, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by email to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with the Reference Code PM/RS1/11860 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until June 4, 2018.

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