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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/04/22

Applications Due06/01/22

Vacancy ID100239

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 OR Research Scientist 2 (Microbiology) - 12235

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $93519 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Hours may vary during budget or other high priority times.<br /> <br />

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

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications SG 18 - Bachelor's Degree and two years of professional research experience in the appropriate field, or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and one year of professional research experience in that field. SG 22 - Bachelor's Degree and three years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and two years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong background in aquatic microbiology and molecular biology. Experience with microscopic identification of cyanobacteria and quantitation of cyanobacterial toxins using ELISA as well as experience with bacterial culture techniques. Experience with performing and analyzing TaqMan-based real time-PCR and/or digital PCR assays is highly desired. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Experience working in an accredited microbiology lab will be considered favorably.

Duties Description The Environmental Biology Laboratory analyzes water samples submitted by state agencies and local health departments for algal toxins and numerous waterborne pathogens and responds to associated public health emergencies. The incumbent will serve as the lead analyst for the Toxic Algae program, responsibilities include analyzing samples, reporting and documenting results, ordering supplies, performing routine quality assurance procedures, among other programmatic functions required to maintain accreditation. In addition, as a secondary support analyst for the Legionella testing program, the incumbent will assist with processing samples for outbreak investigations. Candidates will also be expected to aid in investigating rapid and more accurate alternatives to current waterborne pathogen testing methodologies. Other lab duties will include assisting with critical water bacteriology analyses.

Additional Comments Appointment level will be determined by candidate's education, professional relevant scientific research experience and interview.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, LK/RS1RS2/12235

Telephone 518 486-1812

Fax 518 473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower, ESP

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/RS1RS2/12235 included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, LK/RS1RS2/12235, 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. Until Filled

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