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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/06/18

Applications Due07/16/18

Vacancy ID54955

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist – G14 (Virology) OR Research Scientist 1 – G18 (Virology) – 43041 Filled at level commensurate with education and experience

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

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, Division of Infectious Diseases

Griffin Laboratory 5668 State Farm Rd

City Slingerlands


Zip Code12159

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM
G14 - Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, infectious diseases 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 biology, microbiology, infectious diseases or a related 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 a related field and one year of post-degree experience in the appropriate field.
The preferred candidate will have professional work experience in clinical laboratory sciences, biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, public health or infectious diseases. Experience in necropsy, fluorescent microscopy, data management, cell culture, and molecular techniques. Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences and a minimum of two years’ experience in the handling of infectious clinical samples and/or human pathogens at biosafety level 2 containment. Excellent written and communication skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Access, Excel and Word.

Duties Description The selected candidate will be trained in all aspects of rabies diagnosis including data analysis, real-time and conventional PCR and molecular laboratory techniques, developing and troubleshooting with molecular assays, necropsy, microscopy, virus isolation, cell culture techniques, and serology; will be involved with public health rabies and collaborative ongoing projects with Federal and State agencies. Once trained, the candidate will be expected to work well with the lab team and independently.

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/ARS-RS1/43041

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 5184733395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, 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-RS1/43041, 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-RS1/43041 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until July 16, 2018

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