Research Scientist for Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics

Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
Job Location
Albany, NY 12208
Job Description

The Wadsworth Center (Albany, NY) is seeking an outstanding scientist to join its Public Health Genomics Center. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of next-generation sequencing and associated bioinformatics analyses in the research and public health programs of the Center. He or she will collaborate with research scientists to develop cutting-edge approaches for applications such as, pathogen identification, outbreak tracking, mapping drug-resistance determinants and novel genetic testing. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in the various educational activities offered by the Wadsworth Center.


Ph.D. degree or equivalent and one to two years of relevant postdoctoral research preferred. Experience with various approaches for sample preparation for sequencing of microbial specimens and applications of different sequencing strategies is desired. 

About Our Organization

The Wadsworth Center ( is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 750. The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on infectious, genetic and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. Through its initiative for Public Health Genomics, the Center will bring NGS and other advanced molecular technologies to public health testing, diagnosis, and research, further develop these technologies to address new and emerging challenges, and become a regional center of excellence for NGS in the area of public health genomics.

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