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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due03/05/24

Vacancy ID151559


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 (Epidemiology) - 07295

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Monroe

Street Address Epidemiology/Hospital-Acquired Infections Reporting Program

335 E. Main Street

City Rochester


Zip Code14604

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: Bachelor's degree in a Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science and five years of professional post-degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the above academic requirements, the candidate should have: Current certification in infection control (CIC); Experience using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to include familiarity with reporting, definitions, and protocols; Proficiency in conducting routine infection surveillance activities in acute care hospital settings; Experience in conducting research to reduce healthcare-associated infections in select settings and for targeted infections (e.g., QA/QI studies, surveillance analyses, investigations of rates and unusual occurrences, participation in projects leading to reports/papers); Experience providing technical assistance and training to healthcare providers; Excellent organizational, training, and written and verbal communication

Duties Description The Research Scientist 4 is assigned to the Bureau of Healthcare-Associated Infections (BHAI) Hospital-Acquired Infections Reporting Program (HAIRP) and stationed in the Western Regional Office, Rochester. The incumbent will oversee mandated reporting of healthcare-associated infections for acute care hospitals in their assigned region, provide guidance and technical assistance to facilities and other internal and external partners and conduct research related to these activities. Other duties will include, developing, monitoring, and evaluating research activities to prevent and control hospital-acquired infections with responsibilities for all phases of the research process, formulate and conduct special studies and independent research, and contribute to policy development and scientific literature through epidemiologic activities. In addition to the duties described above, the RS4 will have increased responsibility and independence, including major responsibilities for all aspects of research projects, will interact more closely with higher level staff in DOH and external stakeholders, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Comments We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

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Name Human Resources Management; NMH/RS4/7295

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS4/7295 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS4/7295, 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. Resumes will be accepted until March 5, 2024.

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