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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due03/05/24

Vacancy ID151555


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 3 (Epidemiology) - 07292

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address Epidemiology/Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control Program

584 Delaware Avenue

City Buffalo


Zip Code14202

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Nursing or a related degree and four years of professional post-degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and three years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in conducting outbreak investigations, hospital infection prevention and control and/or conducting research to reduce healthcare-associated infections, providing technical assistance and training to healthcare providers, presenting research findings to professional/scientific audiences; current certification in infection control (CIC), strong organizational and analytic skills; and excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt them to various audiences and settings.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 3 is assigned to the Bureau of Healthcare-Associated Infections (BHAI) Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Control Program (HEIC) and stationed in one of the Regional Offices. The incumbent will perform outbreak investigations of healthcare facility-associated infections, focusing on communicable diseases and other emerging pathogens, and provide guidance and technical assistance to facilities and other internal and external partners on surveillance methods, infection prevention practices, and outbreak reporting. The incumbent will conduct independent studies/research related to these activities.

Additional Comments We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS3/7292

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS3/7292 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS3/7292, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until March 5, 2024.

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