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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/04/22

Applications Due06/04/22

Vacancy ID104201

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch 3 or Research Scientist 4 (Clinical Genetics) - 14634

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $120492 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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 The Division/Program where the vacancy is located.

120 New Scotland Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications G25 - Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science and four years of professional post-degree 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.

G27 - Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science and five years of professional post-degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) Board
Eligible/Certified; PhD in biochemical genetics, analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, experience in newborn screening.

Duties Description The Department of Health's Newborn Screening Program is seeking a Research Scientist to supervise the Newborn Screening Program's Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMD) laboratory group. This group includes the determination of amino acid, organic acid, and fatty acid oxidation disorders by tandem mass spectrometry. The IMD group reports approximately 38 of the over 50 disorders screened by the program for approximately 1,000 samples each day. Duties include: (1) Develop and test new methods and report accuracy: Review and evaluate the current literature for methods and algorithms to improve screening; Evaluate results for factors to improve screening sensitivity/specificity; Evaluate available results for additional ratios or algorithms that may improve sensitivity; Test the accuracy of reporting from in?house laboratory information systems. (2) Supervise and maintain regulatory compliance of the lab: Write, review, and edit standard operating procedures; Supervise and evaluate lab staff; Maintain training files for lab staff; Maintain and review documentation in the lab; Devise and implement methods for completing all analyses in a timely and efficient manner. (3) Supervise Lab Activities: Maintain schedule for the lab; Maintain adequate inventory of supplies for day-to-day operation; Maintain instrument operations and document, review, and approve maintenance and repairs; Review results for accuracy and compliance; Release results for reporting to care providers. (4) Publish and present results, apply for grant funding: Publish original research findings in peer reviewed journals; Participate in grant development and writing; Participate in national newborn screening efforts/committees.

Additional Comments Contingent-permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment. Routine travel, including occasional overnight travel and travel to areas which may not be served by public transportation, is required. (~10%)

"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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Name Human Resources Management; NMH/RS3RS4/14634

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 resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS3RS4/14634 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS3RS4/14634, 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.

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