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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/17/22

Applications Due12/02/22

Vacancy ID116961

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist / Research Scientist 1 (Epidemiology) 07133 / 24105

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Center for Community Health-Division of Family Health

6 Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 8th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications "Grade 14: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related field, and one year of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

Grade 18: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related field, 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 post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field."

Preferred Qualifications:
Work experience or coursework in statistics, health services, or research design. Experience performing research and analyses with large administrative and/or clinical data sets. Experience summarizing and presenting research findings. Proficiency in SAS and/or SQL programming, Tableau, mapping software, and Microsoft Office software applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of reproductive health and abortion services, and reproductive justice and health equity.

Duties Description The Assistant Research Scientist / Research Scientist 1 in this position will work within the Bureau of Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation and will assist in a broad range of research, analysis, reporting, and evaluation activities related to the NYS Comprehensive Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program (NYS FPP) or NYS Safe and Supportive Medical and Procedural Abortion Access Program (NYS SSMPAAS). Under direction of higher-level researchers, the Research Scientist will access, analyze, and understand public health surveillance data, such as the family planning client visit record, vital statistics and hospital discharge data, that can be used to identify areas in need of investments (i.e., gaps) and to evaluate the effectiveness of state investments in reproductive health. This individual will participate in all phases of research, including literature review, methods development, statistical analysis, data analytics related to data robustness and quality, continuous quality improvement, and the development of written reports and presentation of findings.  The Research Scientist will monitor access to providers, service provision and outcomes among NYS and out-of-state residents; conduct analyses to measure and track progress toward improvements in selected indicators; develop, produce, and interpret benchmark reports to monitor, assess and communicate progress toward improvement of the initiatives; and provide direct technical assistance to providers as needed. The Research Scientist will also participate in other bureau and departmental research-related activities and groups. If appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist, the incumbent will assist other research staff with these duties; if appointed as a Research Scientist 1, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties under general supervision.

Additional Comments Permanent, non-competitive, full-time appointment. Appointment level will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Occasional travel throughout New York State to areas not served by public transportation may be required (5%).

"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, TL/RS1/07133&24105/DFH

Telephone (518)486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Rm 2217

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 TL/RS1/07133&24105/DFH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, TL/RS1/07133&24105/DFH, 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.

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