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Research Scientist IV

Research Scientist IV

Job ID 
# of Openings 
Job Location 
Posted Date 
Wadsworth Center
Position Type 
Full Time
Position will Remain Open 
Until Application Submitted by Date
Applications to be submitted by 
OR Grade 2 
Salary Min 
USD $88,169.00/Yr.
Salary 2 (Min) 
Salary Max 
OR Grade 3 
Location Pay  
Salary 3 (Min) 
Additional Salary Info 
% Travel 
Up to 25%

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and five years of research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s Degree and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. and a minimum of two years of hands-on laboratory experience in organic analytical mass spectrometry (e.g. LC-MS/MS). Strong communication/writing skills, publication record, and prior experience supervising a laboratory testing human specimens or environmental samples for trace organic compounds are highly desirable.


The incumbent of this position will serve as a senior level scientist to direct the organic analytical toxicology laboratory that supports the CDC-funded Level 1 Chemical Preparedness Program within the New York State Wadsworth Center’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences. This laboratory specializes in analyzing human specimens (blood and urine) for exposure to toxic industrial chemicals and warfare agents using methodologies based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and/or liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The incumbent will provide technical direction for the Chemical Preparedness Program in support of required grant activities including surge exercises, reporting test results to CDC, and communicating program priorities to lab staff. The incumbent will lead trainings in Laboratory Response protocols for chemical preparedness testing. The incumbent is expected to  develop small research projects related to public health science such as method development for assessing human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), emerging organic contaminants, and to collaborate with other public health scientists. Other related duties as assigned.


The incumbent, if suitably qualified, may be eligible for academic appointment with the University at Albany’s School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Conditions of Employment

Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required. 


Since 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 receive specific immunizations. 


HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.


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