Health Research, Inc.

Laboratory Technician

Location : Location US-NY-Albany
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/3/2023 2:26 PM)
Job ID
2022-6269
# of Openings
1
Department
Center for Community Health - Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
Position Type
Full Time
Grade
P09
Applications to be submitted by
1/31/2023
Minimum Salary
USD $36,812.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $36,812.00/Yr.
% Travel
25%-50%

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or a related field; OR two years of experience performing tests and procedures in a laboratory or clinical setting.

 

The incumbent in this position will be required to perform light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

 

A valid driver's license in good standing is required. 

 

The incumbent(s) hired into this position must live within commuting distance to the official work location. The incumbent(s) who relocate to New York State (NYS) for this position will be required to obtain a NYS driver’s license. NYS requires new residents to obtain a license within 30 days of becoming a resident. 

 

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or a related field, and one year or more of related research experience in the laboratory or field setting. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel).

Responsibilities

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for assisting with routine sampling of tick populations at multiple study sites situated along the leading edge of NY State regions where anaplasmosis and other tick-borne illnesses are considered hyperendemic (Hudson and Mohawk River valleys, north and west of the greater Capital District region). The Laboratory Technician will assist with specimen accessioning and preparation of individual tick samples collected from study sites for pathogen testing and genetic analyses; perform data entry of accessioned samples and associated individual tick specimen data into central project database; and assist with routine laboratory maintenance.

 

The geographic range of anaplasmosis continues to expand in New York State. Identifying environmental factors that promote the growth and spread of the tick vector (Ixodes scapularis) and the human-active genetic variant of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap-ha) will aid in developing ecological control strategies that can be effective and long-term solutions to reducing tick-borne disease incidence.

 

Travel 25%-50% of the time will be required.

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.


Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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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