Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/29/22
Applications Due: 08/12/22
Vacancy ID: 109539

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist- 14697

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $62806 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center/Division of Genetics/Newborn Screening Program

120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Job Specifics

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

Substitution: 30 graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience. "

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of genetics. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Duties Description The Assistant Research Scientist will support the Newborn Screening Program by relaying test results to clinicians, examining and testing algorithms and performing other duties as assigned. The candidate is expected to provide education to parents impacted by screening, hospital staff, the medical community at large and other newborn screening programs. The Program screens approximately 250,000 newborn specimens annually for more than 50 conditions.

Additional Comments "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.. "

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/ARS/14697

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

HRMG, 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/ARS/14697 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/ARS/14697, 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 12, 2022.