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.