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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/13/18

Applications Due07/27/18

Vacancy ID55178

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 (Biostatistics) OR Research Scientist 2 (Biostatistics) - 00599

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $88124 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address OPCHSM, Data Management, Analysis and Research Group

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Research Scientist 1 (RS1): Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering or a related field and two years of professional research experience in that field; OR a Master's degree in one of the above fields and one year of professional research experience in the appropriate field.
Research Scientist 2 (RS2): Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering or a related field and three years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a Master’s Degree and two years of such experience; or a doctorate in one of the above fields.
Research Scientist 1 (Grade 18): The preferred qualifications are: analytic experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics or a related field; knowledge of health care quality measurement; proficiency in SAS including SAS functionality such as macros, SQL, and ODS; the ability to develop and document reliable and replicable data processing procedures; writing and presentation skills.
Research Scientist 2 (Grade 22): In addition to those described above, the preferred qualifications also include: the ability to develop and document reliable and replicable data processing procedures; excellent writing and presentation skills; the ability to present and explain complex information and prepare manuscript for publications; experience with project management; familiarity with the health care system in New York.

Duties Description Research Scientist 1(Grade 18): includes, but not limited to, developing statistical models to evaluate and rank the financial distress of healthcare facilities; conducting research on assessing the association between facilities financial health and quality of care; conducting database management and statistical analysis and prepares summary level tables and graphs for monitoring incident rates and compliance of reporting of adverse health events; joining a coordinated team to design and generate statistical summary reports for web posting on the Department’s secure Health Commerce System; and responding to regular and ad hoc data requests and preparing datasets or summary level statistical tables/graphs using various data sources.
Research Scientist 2 (Grade 22): will be assigned the responsibilities listed above plus, working with senior staff and the director to develop research proposals/ workplans for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of projects, policies and programs; preparing written reports and manuscripts for dissemination and publication; supporting and advising staff in the methods and procedures of scientific research and investigation, statistical analysis, and reporting; and providing expertise on various state and federal datasets.

Additional Comments Appointment level will be determined based on the qualifications and skills of the selected candidate. Contingent-permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources Management Group, CB/RS1/2/00599

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 ApplyingSubmit a resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, CB/RS1/2/00599, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by email to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with a subject line CB/RS1/2/00599. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes accepted until July 27, 2018.

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