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Employment Opportunities

The Wadsworth Center is staffed through the NYS Department of Health (DOH) and Health Research, Inc. (HRI). We encourage you to navigate to their respective pages if interested in a career at the Center.

Director, Molecular Diagnostics R&D – Infectious Diseases

The Wadsworth Center (Albany, NY) is seeking an outstanding scientist to lead a group responsible for R&D of innovative technologies in molecular diagnostics in all areas of public health laboratory testing at the Center. The successful candidate will take an active leadership role in the Wadsworth’s Center for Public Health Genomics where s/he will develop and implement advanced molecular diagnostic methods with an initial emphasis on the application of next generation sequencing in infectious disease testing, and will direct the molecular genetics core facilities.  S/he will engage in active scientific collaborations with principal investigators and program directors at the Center, and forge partnerships with public and private entities. There are also opportunities to participate in graduate education through the Wadsworth Center’s Masters of Laboratory Science program, and the Department of Biomedical Sciences, which is part of the School of Public Health of the University at Albany.

A Doctorate degree in biology, chemistry or a closely related field and three years of professional experience in clinical or public health diagnostics, including the development of molecular methods and technologies with an emphasis on infectious diseases; or a Master’s Degree and five years of such experience are required. S/he must have excellent communication skills and a strong publication record. Evidence of active management or participation in laboratory quality systems and/or holding or meeting qualifications for a NY State Certificate of Qualification as a clinical laboratory director in an appropriate category(s) are also desirable.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 pages vision statement for the future direction of laboratory testing in public health and its place in the changing health care environment, and contact information for at least three references,  via email referencing posting PM/11521/RS5. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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