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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/13/23

Applications Due01/31/23

Vacancy ID121775

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 (Virology) - 11936

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $97826 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 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Viral Diseases

David Axelrod Institute, 120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications 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:

Candidate will have a doctoral degree and a minimum of four years postdoctoral experience, preferably in a clinical or public health virology laboratory, with a strong interest in developing novel technologies and applied research. Board certification (or eligible) in medical microbiology (ABMM) or American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) is strongly preferred.

Duties Description The General Virology Laboratory is a major unit within the Wadsworth Center Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD). Other laboratories in the LVD include Viral Encephalitis, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, and the Special Projects Unit. The LVD consists of 30 scientists, and has extensively developed and validated molecular tests including whole-genome sequencing for molecular epidemiology and virus evolution studies. The incumbent will provide leadership for staff performing reference laboratory testing services, outbreak investigations, surveillance and research for a variety of viral agents, including those causing respiratory, gastroenteric and exanthemous diseases. Work will include virus identification and characterization with advanced molecular methods as well as culture and isolation to produce virus stocks. Will work closely with the Laboratory Chief of Viral Diseases and the Division of Epidemiology to provide laboratory support for outbreak investigations and participate in CDC sponsored programs. The pursuit of applied research activities is a major emphasis and there are ample opportunities for collaborative efforts with other programs.

Additional Comments Permanent, non-competitive, fulltime. Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position, the selected candidate will be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment. Work hours may be variable. Some travel may be required.

"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/RS4/11936

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Rm 2217

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/RS4/11936 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS4/11936, 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 January 31, 2023.

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