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Assistant Research Scientist

Assistant Research Scientist

Job ID 
# of Openings 
Job Location 
Posted Date 
Wadsworth Center - Division of Infectious Disease
Position Type 
Full Time
Position will Remain Open 
Until Application Submitted by Date
Applications to be submitted by 
OR Grade 2 
Salary Min 
USD $45,233.00/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 in biology, microbiology, medical technology, molecular biology or related field and one year of research experience.  A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for the one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

NYS Clinical Lab License. Experience in medical technology, molecular biology or microbiology, as well as performing and PCR, real-time PCR and DNA sequencing on clinical specimens. Strong written and verbal communication skills.


The Assistant Research Scientist will contribute to a new laboratory area as part of the CDC's National Action Plan to detect and respond to antibiotic-resistant Candida pathogens and prevent spread of resistant infections. This work will contribute to improved detection of drug resistant Candida, and provide insight into infection control, investigations and the burden of fungal infections.


The Assistant Research Scientist will participate in clinical testing utilizing molecular methods including PCR, real-time PCR, DNA sequencing, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Additionally the Assistant Research Scientist will manage specimens, utilize an information management system, provide results of testing, and contribute to special initiatives.

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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