Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, Biology, Toxicology, Chemistry, or a related field and two years of research experience; or a Master’s degree in a related field and one year of such experience; or a Doctoral degree in one of the above disciplines.
• Experience with or coursework in human health risk assessment;
• Experience in data management;
• Experience evaluating and interpreting scientific data;
• Knowledge of contaminant fate and transport principles;
• Basic understanding of fisheries and aquatic ecology;
• Experience writing or contributing to scientific reports;
• Experience with refining complex scientific information to produce clear and concise information for all audiences;
• Experience presenting gathered information and data;
• Experience with Excel, Microsoft Access, and Word;
• Experience with SAS or other statistical data analysis software;
• Knowledge of or coursework in Toxicology;
• Experience writing or contributing to peer-reviewed scientific papers.
The Research Scientist I will support efforts of the Department's Fish and Game Advisory Program to assess health risks due to exposure to contaminants in sportfish and game collected from New York State’s Great Lakes and other waters. Efforts will be focused on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Areas of Concern (AOC) for the development of Lakewide Action Management Plans (LAMP) to protect and restore the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. The incumbent will be responsible for processing, managing, and summarizing analytical results for emerging and legacy contaminants. Specific duties will include: contributing to data summaries and assisting with recommendations for human health risk management decisions; assisting with the development of a data quality control/ quality assurance plan; performing literature searches and summaries; translating findings and conclusions into public health messages; contributing to the preparation of technical reports, scientific manuscripts, presentations, outreach and educational materials; assisting in the production of graphic data representations and scientific writing; and interacting with other State and Federal agencies. Other related duties as assigned.
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
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