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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/03/23

Applications Due02/03/23

Vacancy ID120669

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 3 (Epidemiology OR Biostatistics) - 51570

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 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 OPH/CCH/Chronic Disease Prevention/Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research

Empire State Plaza - Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biology, infection control, statistics/biostatistics, biomedical science, environmental health, environmental science or a closely related degree and four years of professional post-degree scientific research experience; or a Master’s degree in one of the above mentioned fields and three years of post-degree professional scientific research; or a Doctorate in one of the above mentioned fields and one year of post degree professional scientific research.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s or doctoral degree in public health or related field and four or more years of professional scientific research experience in public health; Experience in addressing social determinants of health and health equity through research, data analysis and reporting; Strong writing skills for public and professional audiences; Experience in oversight or management of public health surveillance systems; Strong data analysis and management skills using SAS or other relevant statistical software.

Duties Description Under the supervision of senior investigators in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research, the Research Scientist 3 will engage in research and data analysis activities supporting New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) public health response to and monitoring of legalized adult use cannabis, including surveillance of youth cannabis use. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the collection and analysis of youth and adult cannabis use, through existing NYSDOH data collection systems, like the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the Chronic Disease Public Opinion Poll and advising on cannabis related content on the Adult and Youth Tobacco Surveys. The Research Scientist will also be expected to analyze data from NYSDOH, state, and federal data sources on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward cannabis use. The incumbent will contribute to the evidence base in cannabis surveillance, summarizing the findings from data analysis projects to members of the DOH project team, internal, and external stakeholders like the Office of Cannabis Management, and disseminating findings through presentations, reports and manuscripts.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment. Occasional travel to areas not served by public transportation may be 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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Name Human Resources Management Group, EGB/51570/RS3/DCDP-BCDER

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

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 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/51570/RS3/DCDP-BCDER, 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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