Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower
Minimum Qualifications Grade 14: Bachelor’s degree in toxicology, environmental health sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, immunology, industrial hygiene, pharmacology, or a related field, and one year of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.
Grade 18: Bachelor’s degree in toxicology, environmental health sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, immunology, industrial hygiene, pharmacology, or a related field, and two years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a master’s degree in one of the above fields and one year of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have demonstrated ability to critically evaluate and interpret scientific studies and data, and knowledge of chemical or physical environmental agents and their public health implications in areas such as drinking water, consumer products, indoor air quality and ambient air quality. Preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting human health risk assessments; excellent written and oral communication skills for both technical and general audiences; strong data management and analysis skills; and good organizational skills.
Duties Description The Research Scientist will provide technical support in evaluating potential public health impacts of chemicals present in air, water, soil, food and consumer products using qualitative and quantitative risk assessment concepts and recommending approaches to reduce risk. This includes developing the scientific basis for health-based standards and guidelines for chemicals in drinking water, air, soil, and consumer products. The incumbent will be responsible for developing or contributing to a variety of types of written reports describing the risk analyses in a timely manner, and for responding to public inquiries orally and in writing. The position will require understanding of the principles of toxicology, chemical behavior in the human body, exposure assessment, and risk assessment. The incumbent may also respond to public inquiries on a variety of environmental health subjects in a timely manner.
Additional Comments Permanent, non-competitive, full-time, appointment. Appointment level will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Occasional travel throughout New York State to areas not served by public transportation may be required (10%). Candidates, please clearly indicate how you possess a full scope of professional research experience relevant for the position.
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
• 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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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference AJR/RS1/17249/BTSA included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, AJR/RS1/17249/BTSA, 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.