Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/19/22
Applications Due: 08/19/22
Vacancy ID: 108910

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 (Microbiology) - 14344

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 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 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Division of Laboratory Quality Certification/Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program

Wadsworth Center

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences and two years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field.

Substitutions: master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong familiarity with clinical laboratory testing, methods and techniques preferred. Strong analytical and organizational skills, with a high level of resourcefulness and independence. Ability to handle a large volume of applications with a very short turn-around time.

Duties Description The Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program is mandated to oversee clinical laboratories and blood banks. Directors of these regulated entities are required to obtain a Certificate of Qualification (CQ), as determined by Public Health Law. As part of the CQ application process, assessment of the experience of the applicant in current scientific methods is made. A research scientist is needed to make determinations on incoming applications, amendments, and renewals for CQ. The inability to properly manage the CQ certificate process will impact access to needed clinical testing since new clinical laboratory permits cannot be issued without a CQ holder in the lab.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS1/14344

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS1/14344 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS1/14344, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until August 19, 2022