Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/17/22
Applications Due: 07/12/22
Vacancy ID: 105014

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 (Epidemiology) - 09504

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $120117 to $146225 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


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? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Riverview Center

150 Broadway

City Menands


Zip Code12204

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications A Master's degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related field, and five years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Doctoral degree in one of the above fields, and three years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or a related field and seven or more years of research experience; experience in cancer epidemiology or cancer surveillance; experience working with a governmental public health organization; experience conducting analyses using advanced epidemiologic techniques; experience as principal investigator on one or more competitive grants and/or CDC cooperative agreements; experience publishing the results of research activities; experience supervising and mentoring professional-level staff; experience presenting to professional/scientific audiences; strong organizational skills; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 5 will serve as the Director of the Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology and as the Scientific Director of the New York State Cancer Registry, which is housed in the Bureau. The incumbent will: formulate and coordinate the Bureau’s research activities resulting in publishable contributions to the scientific fields of cancer epidemiology, cancer care delivery, and registry management; be responsible for obtaining external research funding; and promote and develop collaborations with in-state and national investigators in the use of cancer surveillance data for scientific research. The incumbent will work closely with the director of the Cancer Registry to formulate long- and short-term objectives and work plans to ensure that the Registry continues to meet national data quality standards; and will provide oversight and guidance to the Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP), which is charged with responding to citizens’ concerns regarding cancer. The incumbent will supervise and mentor professional-level staff; manage approximately $3.6 million/year in federal funding for the Registry; and carry out other duties as assigned, including respond to legislative inquiries, prepare briefing materials, make public appearances and presentations, and represent the Department on national and international cancer surveillance committees.

Additional Comments Due to the complexity and technical nature of this position, this recruitment is being conducted in anticipation of the vacancy. This will allow the recruited individual to assume the position and have a sufficient overlap period with the current Director to ensure a smooth transition.
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. (~10%).

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, EGB/09504/RS5/Chronic-BCE

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code EGB/09504/RS5/Chronic-BCE included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/09504/RS5/Chronic-BCE, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Failure to include the required Reference Code may result in the delay of processing your application. Resumes accepted until July, 12 2022.