Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/01/22
Applications Due: 10/29/22
Vacancy ID: 111638

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 2 (Virology) - 12350

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $75340 to $95392 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


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? No


County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Viral Diseases

David Axelrod Institute, 120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications "Non-Competitive: bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences and three 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, and Ph.D. in an appropriate field may substitute for an additional year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with molecular methods for the detection and/or characterization of viral pathogens. Experience with developing or assessing molecular methods. Experience handling human pathogens. Experience writing and presenting oral scientific communications.

Duties Description The incumbent will supervise and coordinate the work of the General Viral Culture (GVL) and Influenza Isolation Laboratories (IIL) in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD). For reasons of workload, space needs, methodology, and scientific necessity (assuring pure influenza cultures for the National Influenza Reference Center in the IIL), the work of these two laboratories are located in separate but adjacent laboratory modules. However, it would be optimal to have them coordinated under a single supervisor and some aspects of the work harmonized with cross-trained staff. Further, to oversee the development of more rapid, sensitive and automated culture methods in the GVL, serve as a senior scientific advisor and coordinator for viral culture work on any LVD projects or those of scientific investigators external to LVD, and manage all culture-associated databases including those for phenotypic and genotypic characterization data. Additionally, to manage the Collaborative Research Agreement with Zeptometrix, a royalty-generating contract which has been in operation for more than 10 years.

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. Work hours may be variable. Some travel may be required.

"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/RS2/12350

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

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/RS2/12350 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS2/12350, 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 October 29, 2022