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Health Research, Inc.

Albany, NY

Assistant Research Scientist

Location1475 Western Ave Ste 51, Albany, New York 12203
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-07
Direct Apply
Yes
Valid Through2023-04-30

Job Description:

Assistant Research Scientist

Location : Location

US-NY-Albany

Job ID
2022-5997

\# of Openings
1

Department
Wadsworth Center - Division of Infectious Disease

Position Type
Full Time

Grade
P14

Applications to be submitted by
7/21/2022

Salary
USD $48,603.00/Yr.

% Travel
Up to 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a biological science or a related field and one year of research experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for the one year of research experience.
This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Health Research, Inc.'s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with bloodborne pathogens and handling blood specimens; experience in diagnostic testing using serological methods; experience using standard operating procedures and conducting clinical test validation studies; experience using spreadsheets and databases. Knowledge of or demonstrated experience performing standard serology techniques (e.g. ELISA, chemiluminescence immunoassays). Experience with Luminex-based fluorescence methodology.

Responsibilities

The Assistant Research Scientist (ARS) will be responsible for assisting with processing serology specimens and conducting antibody testing for COVID-19 on all specimen types, including blood spots. The ARS will be responsible for maintaining competence in the laboratory's COVID-19 antibody testing methods, including laboratory-developed microsphere immunoassays and commercially available assays. Additionally, the ARS will assist with quality assurance, ordering and maintaining an inventory of relevant reagents, test kits and consumable supplies; and maintaining equipment. The ARS will assist with preparation of SOPs and method validation studies, maintaining assay and instrument documentation and assisting with data analysis.

Employee Benefits

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:
Health, dental and vision insurance - Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts - Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off - Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support - Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits - HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program - Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!

Conditions of Employment

Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.
Health Research, Inc.'s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.
HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.
HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

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