Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/09/23
Applications Due: 11/23/23
Vacancy ID: 143621

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 Analytical Chemistry - 10717

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $120117 to $146225 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 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center/ Division of Environmental Health Science

Biggs Laboratory, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications G31 - Doctorate in the natural sciences and three years of professional post-degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and five years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate in the physical sciences (inorganic chemistry; analytical chemistry; nuclear chemistry or related field), and ten years of experience managing a successful research team with external funding as a principal investigator.
The ideal incumbent will have a solid track record of peer-reviewed publications in the inorganic or nuclear chemistry field, with a national reputation equivalent to the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor. Specific areas of research could be either: nuclear chemistry, environmental chemistry, or inorganic analytical chemistry, as long as there is a strong connection to public health, i.e., effects of inorganic contaminants (toxic metals, asbestos and/or radioactive isotopes) on human health.

Duties Description A Research Scientist 5 is needed to support the Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry (LINC) and to assume a leadership role as Deputy Lab Chief. The LINC is a fully accredited laboratory within the Division of Environmental Health Sciences (DEHS) at the Wadsworth Center, where skilled staff perform analyses of various inorganic contaminants in water, air, solid waste, and food, as well as the analysis of biological tissues and fluids (blood, urine, bone) for toxic metals/metalloids. The incumbent would assist with day-to-day oversight of the accredited environmental testing labs in LINC and supervise/mentor junior staff, as well as work towards establishing a world-class research program supported by external funding and assist in leading LINC. Research areas of interest include inorganic mass spectrometry, inorganic analytical chemistry, human biomonitoring, environmental radioactivity, nuclear chemistry, X-ray spectrometry, and radio bioassay.

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. ** Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Contact Information

Name Human Resource Management, NMH/RS5/10717

Telephone 518-486-1812

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 curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS5/10717 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS5/10717, 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 the position is filled.