Health Research, Inc.

Research Scientist I

Location : Location US-NY-Albany
Posted Date 4 days ago(1/27/2023 4:12 PM)
Job ID
2022-6189
# of Openings
1
Department
Wadsworth Center - Division of Infectious Disease
Position Type
Full Time
Grade
P18
Applications to be submitted by
2/3/2023
Minimum Salary
USD $60,522.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $60,522.00/Yr.
% Travel
Up to 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Sciences or a related field and two years of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in an related field and one year of such experience; OR a Doctorate in an appropriate field.

 

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

 

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

The Research Scientist will contribute to the CDC's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant. Participate in clinical testing utilizing molecular and culture based methods including PCR, real-time PCR, next generation sequencing, susceptibility testing and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to detect and characterize bacteria. Additionally, the incumbent will manage specimens, utilize a data information management system, provide results of testing, and contribute to special initiatives.

 

This Research Scientist I will contribute to assay development for waste water samples to optimize digital PCR, real-time PCR and next generation sequencing (NGS) tests. The Research Scientist will contribute to validation studies, analyze data and summarize results. The Research Scientist will also be tasked with preparing reports and manuscripts, preparing method validation applications, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and contributing to scientific writing and public education on infectious diseases.

Employee Benefits

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance - Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
  • Flexible benefit accounts - Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
  • Generous paid time off - Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
  • Tuition support - Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
  • Retirement Benefits - HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
  • Employee Assistance Program - Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
  • And so much more!

Conditions of Employment

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

 

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

 

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

 

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.  

 

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

 

www.healthresearch.org

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