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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/08/22

Applications Due08/29/22

Vacancy ID110151

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist/Research Scientist 1 (Biostatistics)or (Health Services Research) - 47504

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $61270 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address OQPS/Center for Applied Research and Evaluation/Bureau of Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Empire State Plaze, Corning Tower 19th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong data management and data validation skills. Experience with extracting, merging, and linking health care datasets for the application of higher order analysis. Proven experience developing statistical programs in SAS and/or SQL languages. Knowledge of statistical methods and their application for predictive analytics. Familiarity with quality improvement concepts and methodologies. Experience with data visualization software such as Tableau. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point. Excellent communication, organization, and program management skills.

Duties Description "The Research Scientist (RS) will work within the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, Bureau of Outcomes Research and Evaluation assisting with the data management, analytics, and reporting responsibilities of the Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Program. The RS will also perform a variety of data management, research, evaluation, and analytical tasks designed to leverage clinical and health services data to evaluate quality of care and improve health outcomes. Specific duties include the following: contribute to the planning, design, analysis and reporting of research, evaluation, and analytical projects that will provide new information and knowledge to inform system changes, quality improvement, and improve patient outcomes; develop and execute statistical programs to extract, cleanse, collapse, sort and merge data from OBS data sources as well as large administrative data sources maintained by the Department; contribute to the development of data visualization and querying tools to provide decision-makers with real-time access to data; contribute to and collaborate with other researchers to produce meaningful reports, analytical tabulations and scientific articles for peer review publication; communicate findings with stakeholders internal and external to the Department; and assist in the response to analytical queries needed to address OBS Program priorities.

If appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist, the incumbent will assist a higher level research scientist with these duties; if appointed as a Research Scientist 1 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties under general supervision."

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

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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Name Human Resources Management Group, LAK/ARS/RS1/47504

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference LAK/ARS/RS1/47504 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, LAK/ARS/RS1/47504, 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 August 29, 2022

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