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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/18/18

Applications Due06/15/18

Vacancy ID53482

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist OR Research Scientist 1 (Microbiology)- 12819

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, David Axelrod Institute

120 New Scotland Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Grade 14 - Bachelor's degree in biological or physical sciences, and one year of relevant post - degree 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.

Grade 18 - Bachelor's degree in biological or physical sciences and two years of relevant post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in biological or physical sciences and one year
post - degree professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.

Experience with DNA/RNA purification, DNA amplification, DNA sequencing including next-generation sequencing, and analysis of DNA sequencing data. Experience developing and documenting laboratory procedures and familiarity with quality control standards for diagnostic laboratories. Ability to work in a routine clinical testing environment.

Duties Description The incumbent will participate in all aspects of DNA and RNA next-generation sequencing for molecular diagnostic and research applications, including amplicon-based sequencing for newborn screening, and whole-genome sequencing of bacteria, viruses, and other microbial organisms in the Advanced Genomic Technologies Cluster laboratories. Responsibilities include DNA/RNA purification, library preparation, quality control, operation and maintenance of sequencing equipment, monitoring of sequencing data quality and communication of results to diagnostic laboratory staff. Additionally, the Research Scientist, will participate in studies to implement next-generation sequencing in new diagnostic tests or in the development or evaluation of novel methods.

Additional Comments $45,455 - $58,028 / G-14 Assistant Research Scientist OR
$56,604 - $71,980 / G-18 Research Scientist 1

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/RS/12369

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/ RS/12369, 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/RS /12369 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

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