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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/11/18

Applications Due06/11/18

Vacancy ID53263

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist (Clinical Genetics)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $58028 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, New Born Screening

120 New Scotland Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in genetics, biology, chemistry, or a related field and one year of relevant professional experience in an appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred candidate will have work experience or course work in clinical laboratory testing; public health and excellent written and communication skills. Previous experience with immunoassays and high-performance liquid chromatography would be beneficial.

Duties Description The Assistant Research Scientist will have a dual role in the New York State Newborn Screening Program that is comprised of laboratory-based clinical testing. The incumbent will prepare specimens and perform critical laboratory assays to identify newborns with congenital hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hemoglobinopathies and cystic fibrosis. Additionally, the incumbent will independently communicate with hospitals throughout New York State to ensure they are aware of borderline results. The incumbent will manage case reviews and will ensure borderline screening results are monitored and tracked.

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.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group - PM/ARS/13106

Telephone (518) 486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower

Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, PM/ARS/13106, 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/ARS/13106 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until June 11, 2018.

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