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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/16/20

Applications Due11/02/20

Vacancy ID82989

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 2 (Epidemiology) - 22918

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $69603 to $88124 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 CEH; Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Surveillance and Data Systems

Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Social/Behavioral Sciences or a related degree and three years of professional post-degree research experience in that field; or, a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and two years of such experience or a Doctorate in one of the above fields and one year of such experience.

In addition to the above requirements, the ideal candidate will have: A Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or a related field. A minimum of three years of experience in communicable disease related activities or quality improvement/performance management. Familiarity with epidemiological research methods. Experience in management and analysis of large data sets, including experience with statistical database software, such as SAS. Excellent written and oral communication skills, which includes both public speaking and preparation of written materials such as reports, abstracts, and publications. Familiarity with surveillance and outbreak response activities. Experience supervising professional level staff. Working knowledge of SAS and Microsoft Access, and experience using computer-based software packages. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Experience working on outbreak response is a plus.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 2 (RS2) will be part of the Bureau of Immunization’s Vaccine Program. Once a vaccine against the circulating pandemic virus strain becomes available, its distribution and delivery will be a major focus of pandemic response efforts. The RS2 will be tasked with a variety of roles related to planning and executing COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution.
Duties include developing vaccine data management systems and vaccine handling protocols for allocation, direct distribution and tracking provider to provider shipment of vaccine; implementing COVID-19 pandemic vaccine allocation and distribution activities and supervise staff engaged in these activities; monitoring and managing the use of Vaccine Program funding streams to ensure fiscal integrity; integrating data from the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS), CDC vaccine tracking systems and other sources to meet specific program monitoring and quality improvement goals; assisting in the publication of research finding related to pandemic vaccine allocation; participating in meetings, committees, and trainings as requested; other duties as assigned

Additional Comments Contingent-Permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment. Routine travel, including occasional overnight travel and travel to areas which may not be served by public transportation, is required. (~1%)

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Name Human Resources Management; C19/22918/RS2/EPI-BSDS

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 cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, C19/22918/RS2/EPI-BSDS, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code C1922918/RS2/EPI-BSDS included in the subject line. 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 will be accepted until November 2, 2020.

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