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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/06/23

Applications Due06/21/23

Vacancy ID132243

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 2 (Analytical Chemistry) - 12300

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $75340 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 Wadsworth Center/ Division of Environmental Health Science

Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: 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 in implementation and application of both general and technical aspects of an ISO based Quality Management System. Laboratory experience preferably in inorganic and/or organic chemistry environmental or cannabis analyses.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 2 will be responsible for assisting the Wadsworth Center Quality Assurance Officer with the implementation and maintenance of both general and technical aspects of the Quality Management System for the Division of Environmental Health Sciences for environmental testing, food testing, cannabis product testing, and the manufacture & validation of environmental proficiency tests. Duties of this position may include writing, reviewing, and revising Standard Operating Procedures; maintaining hard copy and electronic document control systems; performing investigations of nonconformities; managing the corrective action system; performing internal audits; assiting with the coordination of external audits; writing and compiling management review reports; collating and reviewing external proficiency test results; reviewing analytical data packages to ensure compliance with applicable requirements; reviewing method detection limit and minimum reporting limit studies and tracking annual evaluations; reviewing and tracking ongoing demonstration of capability studies; managing shared support equipment inventory and related records; assisting with training and maintenance of related records; assisting with purchasing; and other quality assurance tasks as assigned.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.

"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/RS2/12300

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/RS2/12300 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS2/12300, 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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