Research Scientist IV Health Research

Posted: 12/20/17 | SHARE:


The incumbent of this position will serve as a senior level scientist to direct the organic analytical toxicology laboratory that supports the CDC-funded Level 1 Chemical Preparedness Program within the New York State Wadsworth Center’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences. This laboratory specializes in analyzing human specimens (blood and urine) for exposure to toxic industrial chemicals and warfare agents using methodologies based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and/or liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The incumbent will provide technical direction for the Chemical Preparedness Program in support of required grant activities including surge exercises, reporting test results to CDC, and communicating program priorities to lab staff. The incumbent will lead trainings in Laboratory Response protocols for chemical preparedness testing. The incumbent is expected to  develop small research projects related to public health science such as method development for assessing human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), emerging organic contaminants, and to collaborate with other public health scientists. Other related duties as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and five years of 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:

Ph.D. and a minimum of two years of hands-on laboratory experience in organic analytical mass spectrometry (e.g. LC-MS/MS). Stong communication/writing skills, publication record, and prior experience surpervising a laboratory testing human specimens or environmental samples for trace organic compounds are highly desirable. 

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