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Research Scientist 5, G-31

Employer
NYS Department of Health, Wadsworth Center
Location
Albany, New York (US)
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Aug 20, 2024

Research Scientist 5, G-31

Division of Infectious Diseases

NYS Department of Health, Wadsworth Center

Albany, New York, United States

 

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 area of infectious diseases. Research areas of interest include studies on basic biological processes in bacteria and viruses and mechanisms of pathogenesis, including those causing zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, which will expand the Wadsworth Center’s current research efforts in infectious diseases and host biology.

The Wadsworth Center (www.wadsworth.org) is the most comprehensive state-public-health laboratory in the country, and includes a dynamic research atmosphere focused on infectious, genetic, and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. The successful applicant will join a highly interactive group of research scientists applying genomics, immunology, microbiology and structural biology to study the molecular genetics/biology of bacteria and viruses (bacterial and eukaryotic) in both model and pathogenic organisms to determine mechanisms of pathogenesis. Applicants employing innovative, cutting-edge techniques in these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will receive a start-up package, 12-month salary, and access to outstanding core facilities, including a BSL2/3 insectary, AAALAC-accredited BSL2/3 animal space, and access to the facilities at the New York Structural Biology Center. Optional joint academic appointments are provided through the Department of Biomedical Sciences, based in the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.

Minimum Qualifications: A doctorate in the appropriate field and three years of professional research experience, or a master’s degree and five years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications:   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 resume@health.ny.gov with “NMH/RS5/11865” 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: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/mvv.htm.  AA/EOE

For other Department of Health opportunities please visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/employment/

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