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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/21/24

Applications Due08/21/24

Vacancy ID161394


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 - 11865

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $127433 to $155130 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Infectious Diseases/Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Laboratory

120 New Scotland Ave

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: Applicants employing innovative, cutting-edge techniques in these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Duties Description The Wadsworth Center ( is the most comprehensive state-public-health laboratory in the country, and includes a dynamic research atmosphere focused on infectious, genetic, and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. The incumbant will join a highly interactive group of research scientists applying genomics, immunology, microbiology and structural biology to study the molecular genetics/biology of bacteria and viruses (bacterial and eukaryotic) in both model and pathogenic organisms to determine mechanisms of pathogenesis. Research areas of interest include studies of basic biological processes in bacteria and viruses and mechanisms of pathogenesis, including those causing zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, which will expand the Wadsworth Center's current research efforts in infectious diseases and host biology.

Additional Comments Permanent, non-competitive, full-time. 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.

This position may require travel throughout New York State including overnights to areas not served by public transportation.

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:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS5/11865

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 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/RS5/11865included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS5/11865, 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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