Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 06/10/21
Applications Due: 09/15/21
Vacancy ID: 87618

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 3 (Radiation Chemistry) - 12226

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 2%


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

Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12201

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Bachelors Degree and four years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and three years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD degree in the appropriate field and one year of professional experience in ionizing radiation measurements. Thorough understanding of the radioactive decay process. Experience in at least two radiation measurement systems such as gamma ray spectrometry, alpha spectrometry, liquid scintillation or gas proportional counting. Ability to trace electronics signals. Basic understanding of local area networks. Familiarity with Visual Studio and/or SQL Server. Computer programming in at least two high-level languages, such as C, C++, Fortran, VBA. Capabilities to conceive scientific ideas and to participate and/or conduct publishable research.

Duties Description The Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory section of the Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center performs radiological surveillance of natural and man-made radioactivity in air, water, vegetation, soil, and food for NY and federal purposes, as well as responds to incidents involving ionizing radiation including power reactor accidents and radiological dispersal devices. The responsibilities involve overseeing the radiation measurements laboratory for this program. This includes setting up and calibration of a variety of ionizing detectors such as gamma and alpha spectrometers, gas proportional and liquid scintillation counters, radon detectors, among others. Troubleshooting supported electronics units. Maintaining a network of computers to operate and interface the instruments. Perform calculations using commercial and in-house software. Perform surveillance measurements. Work independently under general guidance of senior staff. Effectively communicate with the WC scientific and technical staff. May supervise junior personnel. May be required to perform research and development in ionizing radiation detection, such as improvement of sensitivity and lowering of the background, and in radiological health sciences either internal or externally funded.

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management; LK/RS3/12226

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 ApplyingSubmit resume and cover letter to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code LK/RS3/12226 included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, LK/RS3/12226, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Failure to include the required Reference Code may result in the delay of processing your application. Resumes accepted until filled.