We seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic analytical chemist to join a team of research scientists and educators. This position is anticipated within the Organic Chemistry program in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York. The Wadsworth Center is a large public health research organization serving New York State government. The Wadsworth Center hosts a full service environmental and bioanalytical laboratory for monitoring and protecting the population from exposure to harmful environmental chemicals and, to respond to public health emergencies. Applied research is expected within this broad chemical exposure and regulatory program. More details about environmental sciences programs at the Wadsworth Center can be found at:
Qualified candidates must possess a Doctorate degree in analytical chemistry and at least 4 years of professional experience as evidenced by conducting analytical chemistry research, peer-reviewed publications, teaching, and other accomplishments. Technical expertise is required in chemical separation and mass spectrometric methods for compounds of public health and environmental concern. In addition, experience in method development and validation is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the analytical chemistry team in fulfilling their public health responsibilities and develop an active research program in public health research as well as collaborate with other research scientists. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, including the ability to write manuscripts and technical reports, as well as communicating results at public appearances. Efforts to obtain external funding are expected. The successful candidate may be eligible for an academic appointment with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany, and may assist with teaching graduate level courses and mentoring doctoral students.
The appointment is contingent upon position approval and is open to individuals eligible to work in the U.S. The level of appointment is dependent upon qualifications, prior experience and accomplishments. A generous fringe benefits package is also included. Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest and prospects for the role of an analytical chemistry laboratory in a public health context, in addtion to a vision statement for the future direction of analytical chemistry in relationship to public health and proposed research plans, a current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three professional references to: Patricia Carola, Biggs Lab Administration, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, P.O. Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509; email@example.com. AA/EOE