Molecular Diagnostics Development Director

Wadsworth Center, NYS DOH
Job Location
Albany, NY 12201
commensurate with experience

Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement

Job Description

Clinical laboratory diagnostics are being revolutionized by major technological advances. The Wadsworth Center, New York State’s public health laboratory and a leader in public health testing, intends to take full advantage of these developments. To this effect we are seeking an outstanding scientist to lead a group responsible for the development 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, and will direct the molecular genetics core facilities.  S/he will develop active scientific collaborations with principle investigators and program directors at the Center, and forge partnerships with public and private entities. 


Qualified candidates must possess a Doctorate degree in biology, chemistry or a closely related field and four years of professional experience in clinical or public health diagnostics with an emphasis on the development of molecular methods and technologies.  S/he must have excellent communication skills; and hold or meet qualifications for a NY State Certificate of Qualification in appropriate category(s).  Evidence of active management or participation in laboratory quality systems and a strong publication record are also highly desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page 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 to, referencing posting “Molecular Diagnostics”.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  AA/EOE.

About Our Organization

The Wadsworth Center ( is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 700.  The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on infectious, genetic and environmental diseases and their impact on human health.  These activities complement strong programs in public health sciences that perform applied research and advanced diagnostic testing. The Wadsworth Center also has outstanding scientific cores, which provide advanced light and electron microscopy, immunology, bioinformatics, and genomics.  Opportunities to participate in student education are provided through 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.

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