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Research Scientist 5, Principal Investigator (Medical Geology)

New York State Department of Health - Wadsworth Center
Albany, New York
$123,721 - $150,612 + benefits
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

Job Details

The Wadsworth Center (Albany, NY) is seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to establish a competitive, extramurally funded research program in Medical Geology. Of particular interest are investigators with a previously established record of expertise in the analytical characterization of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACM), and their effect(s) on human health.  The successful applicant will synergize their research with current researchers at the Wadsworth Center, specializing in inorganic mass spectrometry, inorganic analytical chemistry, human biomonitoring, environmental radioactivity, nuclear chemistry, X-ray spectrometry, environmental chemistry, organic analytical chemistry, and environmental biology. Applicants with an existing, externally funded research program are especially encouraged to apply.


The Wadsworth Center ( is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 750, that includes over 100 doctoral level scientists. The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on environmental, infectious, and genetic diseases and their impact on human health.


The successful applicant will receive a start-up package, 12-month salary, and access to outstanding laboratory facilities. Suitably qualified candidates may be eligible to apply for a joint academic appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, based in the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.


Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in the physical sciences, and three years of professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a master’s degree and five years of such experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

A doctorate in the physical sciences (geology, inorganic chemistry; analytical chemistry; or related field), and six years of experience managing a successful research team with external funding as a principal investigator.


Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references to with “NMH/RS5/11421” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


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 differential, 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 more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:  AA/EOE


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