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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/26/23

Applications Due06/09/23

Vacancy ID131676

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist III (Biostatistics) - 63322

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 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 12 AM

To 12 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address OQPS, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related degree and four years of professional research experience in an appropriate field.

Substitutions: master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience, and Ph.D. in an appropriate field may substitute for an additional year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong statistical and data management skills. Advanced knowledge of SAS and/or SQL, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Experience with data visualization is preferred. Expertise with extracting, merging and linking health care datasets for the application of higher order analysis. The ability to create systems for managing large sets of data and quickly identifying a result. Knowledge of statistical methods and their application for predictive analytics. Excellent communication and organizational skills. The ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Understanding of quality measurement or administrative data in health care.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 3 in the New York State Department of Health's Office of Quality and Patient Safety will help to ensure that all New Yorkers irrespective of their person and care setting will have access to health care services that are safe and of the highest quality consistent with the best available evidence. The mid-level researcher will report to the Director of the Bureau of Quality Measurement and Evaluation to help the Office meet its expanding responsibilities to promote health care quality and patient safety through a variety of data-driven means including research, evaluation, and health information analysis. The Research Scientist 3 will serve as the Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR) Unit Director, leading the collection and reporting of quality and satisfaction data, independent original research studies, and supervising lower level staff. This position will be responsible for communication with health plans, oversight and participation in the annual specification development, data collection and validation, public reporting, data posting, and response to ad hoc data requests.

Additional Comments "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.. "

For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, LAK/RS3/63322

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference LAK/RS3/63322 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group,LAK/RS3/63322, 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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