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Research Scientist 5 (Division of Genetics)

NYS Department of Health, Wadsworth Center
Albany, New York
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Research Scientist 5 (Division of Genetics)

NYS Department of Health, Wadsworth Center

Albany, New York, United States


The Wadsworth Center (Albany, NY) is seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to establish a competitive, grant-funded research program. Research areas of interest include studies on basic biological processes in bacteria, and mechanisms of pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance. The successful applicant will synergize their research with current research at the Wadsworth Center, with scientists applying structural biology, genomics, public health diagnostics, and microbiology to study the molecular genetics/biology of bacteria and viruses (bacterial and viral) in both model organisms and bacterial pathogens to determine mechanisms of drug resistance and pathogenesis. Applicants employing innovative, cutting-edge techniques to these areas are especially encouraged to apply.


The Wadsworth Center ( is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 700, that includes over 100 doctoral level scientists. The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on infectious, genetic and environmental diseases and their impact on human health.


The successful applicant will receive a start-up package, 12-month salary, and access to outstanding core facilities. Optional educational opportunities are provided through the Center’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, based in the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.


Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in a natural science and three years of professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a master’s degree and five years of such experience.


Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references to with “NMH/RS5/11417” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until 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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