Health Research, Inc.

Assistant Research Scientist

Location : Location US-NY-Albany
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 2:39 PM)
Job ID
2022-6365
# of Openings
1
Department
Wadsworth Center - Division of Genetics
Position Type
Full Time
Grade
P14
Applications to be submitted by
2/1/2023
Minimum Salary
USD $48,603.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $48,603.00/Yr.
% Travel
Up to 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Biological sciences, microbiology, medical technology, molecular biology or a related field and one year of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in Biological science, microbiology, medical technology, molecular biology or a related 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

Experience working in a clinical testing environment; experience performing qPCR and/or DNA extraction; experience testing samples in high-throughput format; coursework or experience in molecular biology, virology, microbiology, medical technology or genetics.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will assist in validating and setting up a molecular screening assay for the detection of congenital cytomegalovirus in newborns, rolling out the assay in a newborn screening setting and performing day to day screening. The incumbent will assist with performing DNA extraction and real-time qPCR to screen newborn dried blood spots for congenital cytomegalovirus. The incumbent will also assist with specimen accessioning and punching; assist with performing qPCR assay validation and optimization studies; assist with performing quality control and assurance activities; assist with drafting standard operating procedures, preparing lab data files, and entering patient results into a database. The incumbent will assist with other appropriate related dutiesExtract DNA and perform qPCR on dried blood spot samples. Other related duties as assigned.

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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