120 New Scotland Ave
Minimum Qualifications "Research Scientist 1 (G18): Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or related field 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 or related field 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: The preferred candidate will have experience working with bloodborne pathogens and handling blood specimens; experience performing serological and molecular testing methods, experience preparing standard operating procedures, experience conducting clinical test validation studies; experience using spreadsheets and databases; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Duties Description "RS1: The Research Scientist 1 (G18) will perform essential public health laboratory duties related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing for the Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory (BVL), including clinical testing using serological and molecular test methods, development and validation of new laboratory assays, preparing standard operating procedures and participating in surveillance and outbreak investigation activities.
RS2: The Research Scientist 2 (G22) will perform essential public health laboratory duties related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing for the Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory (BVL), including clinical testing using serological and molecular test methods, training and supervision of personnel, development and validation of new laboratory assays, preparing standard operating procedures, conducting surveillance and outbreak investigation activities, and reviewing laboratory-developed test applications for the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP). "
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..."
"For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.
The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm"
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference MPP/RS1 or 2/12278 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MPP/RS1 or 2/12278, 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 November 27, 2023.