Overview

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in chemical, biological, or physical sciences and one year of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in a related field.
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. 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. The incumbent will also be required, with or without reasonable accommodation, lift up to 40 lbs, and work with infectious agents and harsh chemical reagents after adequate training/instruction.
Preferred Qualifications
-Strong background in virology.
-Experience working on mosquitoes or other arthropods.
-Experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques, including but not limited to maintaining cell cultures, assessing pathology in viral cultures and pathogen quantification via classical and/or
molecular techniques.
-Experience working with infectious agents including virological assays and/or BSL-3 pathogens
-Experience using statistical analysis software including but not limited to GraphPad Prism and Statsplus.
-Experience in analyzing and interpreting genetic data using sequence analysis software including but not limited to Geneious and MEGA.
-Experience in maintaining organized lab records and inventory.
Responsibilities
The Assistant Research Scientist will assist with grant funded studies in the areas of viral genetics, viral evolution, vector-virus interactions, and the impact of temperature on virus transmission. Studies will focus on West Nile virus and Culex mosquitoes. Job duties will include mosquito rearing, insectary lab maintenance, experimental infections, transmission studies, cell culture studies, molecular testing, and sequencing preparation. Work in a biosafety level 3 lab is required. Compilation and analysis of data as well as periodic presentation of findings. Other related duties as assigned.
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!

Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-5851 on envelope.

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.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

 

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.