Empire State Plaze, Corning Tower 19th Floor
Minimum Qualifications G14 - A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related degree AND one year of post-degree professional research experience in that field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.
G18 - Bachelor's degree in a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related degree AND two years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and one year of such experience in the appropriate field.
G22 - Bachelor's degree in a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related degree AND three years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and two years of such experience in the appropriate field; OR a Doctorate in the appropriate field.
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. 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 Research Scientist (RS) will work within the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, Bureau of Vital and Health Statistics and will assist in a broad range of analysis, research, reporting, and evaluation activities related but not limited to the NYS Vital Statistics Program.The incumbent will work under the direction of a senior level Research Scientist and will develop procedures and statistical programming (SAS, SQL) for the compilation and quality control of the Vital Statistics data for analysis and reporting. The incumbent will develop and maintain statistical programs to analyze data from multiple data sources and develop and apply iterative matching algorithms for linking. The incumbent will develop and maintain logic, including statistical methods to anonymize and de-identify data, and processes for Vital Statistics reporting for DOH Programs and for public web materials. The RS will work collaboratively with Programs across the Department and external partners to support information, statistics and conduct analyses related to public health priorities such as maternal and child health, the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stroke, sepsis, primary care, equity of care, and any other areas of public health focus and initiatives. The incumbent will work collaboratively with research staff across the Office on research design proposals, methods, and conduct higher order analyses that involve Vital Statistics, Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS), All Payer Database (APD) data and other data sources that have been established to respond to the public health emergencies and data needs for vital events reporting. Research will include areas of importance to public health, and will result in the creation of visualizations, dashboards, consumer-oriented data materials, and other public presentations and reports. The RS will assist in the preparation of statistical briefs and manuscripts for publication. 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.
Additional Comments Work hours and telecommuting availability (50% maximum) for this position will be discussed during the interview process, and are subject to operational needs and the telecommuting application process.
"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
• 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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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference LAK/ARRS1/2/90206 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, LAK/ARRS1/2/90206, 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. Until 5/13/22.