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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/31/23

Applications Due11/30/23

Vacancy ID142886

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 - Molecular Biology -11417

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $120117 to $146225 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center, Division of Genetics

Life Sciences Innovation Building, 150 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications G31 - Doctorate in the natural sciences and three years of professional post-degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and five years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Documented research expertise including studies on basic biological processes in bacteria, and mechanisms of pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 5 will conduct independent research on molecular genetics of bacteria or viruses to determine mechanisms of drug resistance and pathogenesis. The incumbent will work towards cross disciplinary synergy with other Wadsworth Research groups working under the broad umbrella of Bacterial and Viral Drug Resistance. Bacterial Pathogens might include Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Clostridium difficile, Enterobacteriaceae, Legionella and Borrelia species. Studying mechanisms of drug resistance would also include eukaryotic viruses.

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.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

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Name Human Resources Management; NMH/RS5/11417

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 5184733395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza,

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS5/11417 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS5/11417, 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 the position is filled.

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