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Principal Investigator at the Wadsworth Center

The Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
Albany, New York
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 30, 2023


Principal Investigator at the Wadsworth Center

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

The Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, is seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant Professor level to establish a competitive, extramurally funded research program in the areas of immunology and infectious diseases. Of particular interest are investigators in tick-borne disease research who will contribute to the Wadsworth Center’s efforts to develop improved diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines against Lyme disease, Powassan virus, and other infectious agents.

The Wadsworth Center is the most comprehensive state public health laboratory in the country. Located in Albany, the Center provides a dynamic research atmosphere focused on infectious, genetic, and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. The incumbent will join a vibrant group of research scientists, clinical investigators, and epidemiologists that participate in the Center’s Zoonotic and Vector-borne Diseases research focus area. Established research programs include immune evasion and pathogenesis of Lyme disease causing spirochetes, host and vector factors that determine competence of arboviruses, antibody-mediated protection against infectious agents, and population genetics of Anopheles. Complementary Wadsworth Center research activities can be found at

Successful applicants will receive a start-up package and access to the Center’s scientific core facilities, including a BSL2/3 insectary and AAALAC accredited BSL2/3 animal space. Joint academic appointments are available through the Department of Biomedical Sciences within the School of Public Health, University at Albany.  Salary is commensurate based on experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and five years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a master’s degree and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience. A doctorate and relevant postdoctoral research experience is preferred. 

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references to with “NMH/RS4/DID” in the subject line.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

New York State offers a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:  Holiday & Paid Time Off (13) paid holidays annually, 13) days of paid vacation leave annually, 5) days of paid personal leave annually, 13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA, 3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development; Health Care Benefits: Employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs, family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost; Additional Benefits include: Retirement System (ERS) Membership, Deferred Compensation, Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:  AA/EOE

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