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Research Scientist I

Research Scientist I

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 $56,326.00/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 two years of research experience; OR a Master's degree in the appropriate field and one year of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

NYS Clinical Lab License; 3+ years experience in medical technology, molecular biology or microbiology, as well as performing PCR, real-time PCR and DNA sequencing on clinical specimens. Strong written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate the ability to analyze data, prepare data summaries, perform literature review, and write scientific papers.


Under the supervision of a senior level Research Scientist, the Research Scientist I will contribute to a new laboratory area as part of the CDC's National Action Plan to detect and respond to antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens and prevent spread of resistant infections.  This work will contribute to improved detection of resistant bacteria, and provide insight into infection control, investigations and the burden of these bacterial infections.  
The Research Scientist I will participate in clinical testing utilizing molecular methods including PCR, real-time PCR, DNA sequencing, and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The Research Scientist I will manage specimens, utilize an information management system, provide results of testing and contribute to laboratory testing and data analysis for special studies. The Research Scientist I will also contribute to assay development to understand the utility of molecular methods for the detection and understanding of drug resistant bacteria. In addition, the Research Scientist I will contribute to manuscripts and SOP writing and provide presentations as needed.

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. 


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