Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field and two years of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in a related field and one year of research experience.
This position involves potential occupational exposure to human or non-human primate blood, bodily fluids or tissues, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs) as defined by OSHA.
The incumbent in this position be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to gloves, lab coats, and protective eye wear.
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.
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.
Experience handling blood and dried blood spot specimens; performing high throughput immunoassay testing; operating laboratory instruments; performing immunoassays; recording and analyzing data; conducting validation studies for clinical laboratory tests. Working knowledge of bloodborne viruses, biosafety practices, and contamination control measures. Experience with standard operating procedures, assay validation, and serologic assay methods.
The Research Scientist I (RS I) will primarily be responsible for performing and monitoring performance quality of an immunoassay assay to detect HIV antibodies in blood specimens, including dried blood spots. Duties include the preparation of samples for testing and performance of the HIV assay; troubleshooting for both the assay and associated instrumentation; preparation and verification of test reagents; review and reporting of HIV test results using the program’s Laboratory Information Management System; accessioning of patient samples and blood spot distribution; prepare and update standard operating procedures as needed; conduct validation studies and prepare validation packages required to maintain regulatory compliance; maintain thorough and accurate records of all work completed; conduct training activities to ensure sufficient back up support is available for HIV assay performance; prepare and present data analyses and written reports; provide general lab management and assist with ordering; train/supervise students and/or volunteers, etc. Other appropriate related duties as assigned.
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 2023-6509 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.