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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/06/23

Applications Due06/21/23

Vacancy ID132240

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 or Research Scientist 2 - (Analytical Chemistry) - 12610

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $95392 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Environmental Health Sciences/ Laboratory of Organic Analytical Chemistry


City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications "Research Scientist 1 (G18): Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences and two years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field, or a Master's degree in the appropriate field and one year of post-degree professional research experience in that field.

Research Scientist 2 (G22): Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences and three years of post-degree professional research experience in an 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: Experience an analytical organic laboratory. Experience with sample preparation and analysis of biological/clinical specimens for organic chemical analysis. Hands on experience and in-depth knowledge of the operation of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), automated solid phase extraction (SPE) and other related techniques. Experience working within a CLIA-regulated laboratory performing high complexity testing, reporting patient test results, writing CLIA-compliant SOPs, preparing for CLIA-audits and inspections, and other activities related to the clinical quality management system. Experience with project coordination and outreach to providers/stakeholders/etc.

Duties Description A Research Scientist is needed to support the Organic Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. The laboratory’s expertise is being depended on to identify and quantitate trace chemical compounds in environmental and clinical samples. The Organic Analytical Chemistry Lab is responsible for the analysis of environmental and biological samples for specific target compounds suspected in association with public health problems. The incumbent will monitor and coordinate the day-to-day analysis and development of an emerging Polyfluorinated Substances methods; perform quality control/quality assurance activities and lab maintenance; assist with project coordination; and perform other appropriate related duties.

Additional Comments "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 Group, NMH/RS1RS2/12610

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 Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS1RS2/12610 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS1RS2/12610, 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 June 21, 2023.

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