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Research Scientist 3 Virology

  • Full Time
  • Albany, NY
  • Salary: $81,446 to $111,316
  • 28 Jan 2020

Website NY State Department of Health


G25 – Bachelor’s degree in Virology or a related field and four years of post- degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a master’s degree in Virology or a related field and three years of post-degree professional research experience in that field; or a doctorate and one year of such experience.

G27 – Bachelor’s degree in in Virology and five years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field OR a master’s degree in Virology and four years of post-degree professional research experience in that field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and 2 years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates will have a doctoral degree and a minimum of four years postdoctoral experience, preferably in a clinical or public health virology laboratory, with a strong interest in developing novel technologies and applied research. Board certification (or eligible) in medical microbiology (ABMM), American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB), or the Association of Public Health Laboratories Public Health Microbiology Certification (PHLD) is strongly preferred.


The incumbent will provide leadership for staff performing reference laboratory testing services, outbreak investigations, surveillance and research for a variety of viral agents, including those causing respiratory, gastroenteric and exanthematous diseases. Work will include virus identification and characterization with advanced molecular methods as well as culture and isolation to produce virus stocks. Will work closely with the Laboratory Chief of Viral Diseases and the Division of Epidemiology to provide laboratory support for outbreak investigations and participate in CDC sponsored programs. The pursuit of applied research activities is a major emphasis and there are ample opportunities for collaborative efforts with other programs.


Permanent, non-competitive, fulltime. Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position, the selected candidate will be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations. In addition, dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may also be required. Work hours may be variable. Some travel may be required.

Submit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, PM/ RS3/RS4/11850, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by email to resume@health.ny.gov, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with the Reference Code PM/RS3/RS4/11850 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until January 28, 2020.

To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.

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