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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/11/18

Applications Due06/11/18

Vacancy ID53267

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist OR Research Scientist 1

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $45455 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, Biggs Laboratory

Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12201

Minimum Qualifications G14 - Bachelor’s degree in the physical sciences or a related field and one year of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

G18 – Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or a related field and two years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in physical sciences or a related field and one year of post-degree experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of environmental chemical laboratory analysis and NELAC standards, ability to work independently and develop methods for inorganic chemical analysis, and strong background in instrumental analysis. Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment such as Thermo-Dionex Ion Chromatographs, Flow through Lachat colorimeter, and Mettler Toledo Titrator for analysis of common ions, disinfection by products, TKN, silicate, ammonia, and alkalinity. Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, and writing laboratory reports and SOPs for internal and external inspections.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will perform chemical analysis for EPA-regulated inorganic analytes in drinking water, performance, and emerging inorganic contaminant samples using automated technologies; document analytical run parameters in accordance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); report data into CLIMs database; assist in data reporting, review, revision of SOPs and reports for laboratory inspections; maintenance and ordering of laboratory equipment and supplies; maintain quality control charts for laboratory analyses; and will assist the Nuclear Chemistry section during nuclear drills, emergencies and surge events, including rapid screening of environmental samples for radioactive contamination.

Additional Comments Salary Clarified:
Assistant Research Scientist - G14 - $45,455 to $58,028
Research Scientist 1 - G18 - $56,604 to $71,980

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/ARS-RS1/12388

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-RS1/12388, 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-RS1/12388 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until June 11, 2018

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