Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/20/23
Applications Due: 09/27/23
Vacancy ID: 139723

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist or Research Scientist 1 or RS 2(Biostatistics or Health Informatics)- 63309

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $95392 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

Location

County Albany

Street Address OQPS/Center for Applied Research and Evaluation

Corning Tower

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Grade 14 - Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, health informatics, data analytics, public administration, government analytics, or related degree. Related degrees may include economics, computer science, bio-informatics, physics, genetics, social sciences, analytics, or engineering and one year of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field. Thirty (30) graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

Grade 18 - Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, health informatics, data analytics, public administration, government analytics, or related degree. Related degrees may include economics, computer science, bio-informatics, physics, genetics, social sciences, analytics, or engineering and two years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field. A master’s degree in one of the above fields may substitute for one year of required experience.

Grade 22 - Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, health informatics, data analytics, public administration, government analytics, or related degree. Related degrees may include economics, computer science, bio-informatics, physics, genetics, social sciences, analytics, or engineering and three years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field. A master’s degree in one of the above fields may substitute for one year of required experience. A PH.D. in an appropriate field may substitute for two years of required experience.


Preferred Qualifications: Strong statistical and data management skills. Experience in data analysis, management, and validation. Proven experience developing statistical programs in SAS, SQL, or R to compose research and reporting databases for the application of higher order analysis. Knowledge of statistical methods and their application for predictive analytics. Experience developing and applying algorithms to link health care data across multiple data sources. Knowledge of statistical methods and their application for predictive analytics. Experience developing and applying algorithms to link health care data across multiple data sources. Experience with visualization software such as Tableau is a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point. Excellent communication, organization, and program management skills. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment.

Duties Description The Assistant Research Scientist, Research Scientist 1/2 position will work within the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation and will assist in a broad range of research, analysis, reporting, and evaluation activities. The Research Scientist will work under the direction of a senior level Research Scientist and will perform research and analytical activities including, but not limited to: Participate in problem definition, environmental scans, and literature reviews; Conduct relational data management in preparation for higher order analytics, statistical analysis for identification and measurement of health care quality indicators, and institutional and patient safety events; Evaluate various data sources for robustness and quality; Contribute to reports of Vital Statistics, clinical care improvement, population health improvement, and patient safety; Perform descriptive and inferential analyses using datasets such as Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative (SPARCS) discharge data, Vital Statistics and All Payer Database (APD) claim data to support Department-wide efforts in system transformation, COVID-19, primary care, maternal and child health, cardiac care, opioid-related overdoses and mortality, stroke, and sepsis; Develop statistical programs to extract, collapse, and analyze data from large data sources and apply iterative matching algorithms to link data; Support requests for customized reporting and extracts of Vital Statistics, SPARCS, and other health data; Collaborate with other research scientist and analytical staff on all phases of research; contribute to healthcare policy recommendations based on applied research findings; and Assist in the preparation of statistical briefs and manuscripts for publication.

Additional Comments If appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist, the incumbent will assist other research staff with these duties; if appointed as a Research Scientist 1 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties under general supervision; if appointed as a Research Scientist 2, the incumbent will work with more independence.



"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; LAK/ARS/RS1/2/63309

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address resume@health.ny.gov

Address

Street Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Rm 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

 

Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference LAK/ARS/RS1/2/63309 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, LAK/ARS/RS1/2/63309, 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.