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Empire State Plaza
Minimum Qualifications Assistant Research Scientist (G14)- Bachelor’s degree in in Biological Sciences or a related field and one year of post-degree professional experience in the appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.
Research Scientist 1 (G18) – Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and two years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and one year of post-degree experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.
Research Scientist 2 (G22) – Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and three years of professional post degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field and two years of post-degree experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.
Strong background in standard food and/or aquatic microbiology and molecular biology. Experience with ELISA
Assays is highly desired, as is performing and analyzing TaqMan-based qPCR and/or digital PCR assays.
Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Experience working in an accredited
microbiology laboratory will also be considered favorably.
Duties Description The incumbent will be responsible for performing, analyzing and documenting results of assays that detect environmental microorganisms. Analyses include ELISA, end-point PCR, qPCR and/or ddPCR. Other responsibilities include assisting in testing for microbiological contaminants in medical marijuana products, and supporting programmatic functions, including ordering and tracking of materials and supplies and performing routine quality assurance procedures.
Additional Comments Salaries Specified:
Assistant Research Scientist (G14) - $44,564 - $56,888
Research Scientist 1 (G18) - $55,494 - $70,566
Research Scientist 2 (G22) - $68,238 - $86,398
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.
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Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, PM/ RS/12369, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by email to email@example.com, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with the Reference Code PM/RS /12369 included in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until position filled.