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New York State Civil Service Research Scientist 4 - 11976 in Albany, New York


Agency Health, Department of

Title Research Scientist 4 - 11976

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade 27

Bargaining Unit PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range From $103784 to $127830 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center/Division of Genetics/Newborn Screening

120 New Scotland Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12208

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science and five years of professional post-degree 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. Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Genetics, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or related degree. American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) Board eligible or holder of a NYS Certificate of Qualification in Genetic or Biochemical Testing. Experience in a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spec or Newborn Screening testing.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 4 will provide programmatic oversight of the administration and operation of the Newborn Screening Program’s Tandem Mass Spec Disorders Laboratory. This position will ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, advance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods and develop plans for continuous quality improvement based on data and program priorities. The candidate will ensure accurate result reporting, implement screening for new conditions (test development, and validation), explore new testing technologies, seek extramural funding and write manuscripts.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations. We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:• Holiday & Paid Time Off• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System • Shift & Geographic pay differentials • Affordable Health Care options• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost • NYS Deferred Compensation plan• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds• And many more...For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts. The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management, MPP/RS4/11976

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza,

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MPP/RS4/11976 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MPP/RS4/11976, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until May 24, 2024.