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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/08/23

Applications Due08/30/23

Vacancy ID136895


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 3 (Epidemiology) - 07317

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 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology

150 Broadway

City Menands


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biology, Infection Control, Biomedical Science, Statistics/Biostatistics, 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: PhD in Epidemiology (or a related field) and 3+ years of extensive experience, or Master’s degree and 5 years of post-master’s degree experience, in cancer registry, epidemiologic methods, cancer epidemiology, and/or cancer surveillance. Advanced knowledge of database software and statistical programming packages, particularly SAS, R, relational databases, SEER*Stat, “big data” analytics and SQL. Experience in the design, development, management, and analysis of large data files and data linkages. Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis and experience with data visualization is preferred. Experience in presenting to professional and lay audiences. The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong organizational skills and experience in supervising professional staff.

Duties Description This position is assigned to the Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology and the successful applicant will serve as full member/co-leader of research and/or surveillance projects, with major responsibilities for all phases of a project, including study design, data manipulation, statistical analyses, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications. The incumbent will serve as liaison between external researchers and the Bureau, and manage the research projects tracking database. Under the general direction of a senior Research Scientist, the incumbent will work in close collaboration with cancer registry staff and lead the implementation of best practices for complete and timely ascertainment of cancer cases. The incumbent will oversee program evaluation and performance measurement of cancer reporting by facilities, labs, and physicians' offices to the New York State Department of Health. The incumbent will develop data acquisition, integration, and visualization applications. The incumbent will lead the quality assessment of descriptive cancer statistics and reports prepared by the Bureau. The incumbent will participate on statewide/national committees and work groups important to the fields of cancer epidemiology and cancer surveillance. The incumbent will direct and mentor junior level research scientists and support staff in the conduct of research or surveillance projects.

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.. "

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Name Human Resources Management Group, EGB/07317/RS3/DCDP-BCE

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 as one document in PDF format, by email to, with Reference EGB/07317/RS3/DCDP-BCE included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/07317/RS3/DCDP-BCE, 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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