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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID151989

NY HELPNo

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist/Research Scientist 1/Research Scientist 2 (Epidemiology) - 41080

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Center for Environmental Health - Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention

Corning Tower Bldg.

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Assistant Research Scientist (Epidemiology), Grade 14: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related degree 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.


Research Scientist 1 (Epidemiology), Grade 18: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related degree 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.

Research Scientist 2 (Epidemiology) , Grade 22: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related degree and three years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a master's degree in one of the above field and two years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a doctoral degree in one of the above fields.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a graduate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics or a closely related field. They will have experience with SAS, MS Office (including Access and Excel), or other database management sofware. They will have experience in collection, management, linkage, and analysis of injury and occupational data; excellent oral and written communication skills; show strong attention to detail; and experience working with databases and large datasets.

Duties Description The Research Scientist (RS) 2 will be responsible for the surveillance and epidemiologic activities related to the planning, design, and operation of the three occupational health registries and the New York Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS); Identifying methods of prevention, intervention, and exposure control by applying principles of evidence-based public health, surveillance, and biostatistics. They will also analyze data to identify surveillance and research priorities including, identifying health and risk factors, assessing exposure, and informing outreach and education initiatives. The incumbent will collaborate with senior research staff to disseminate information, including, authorship and co-authorship of fact sheets, white papers, tables, graphs, progress reports, and articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The RS is responsible for summarizing results for presentation to the scientific community, expert panel members, collaborators, and the general public; assisting senior principal investigators in preparing grant proposals; providing support to principal investigators to coordinate and achieve project objectives and develop and implement research. They will provide supervision of junior research staff as needed to accomplish tasks; contribute towards enhancing innovative research and surveillance capabilities in the Bureau; provide technical support and training to junior level research staff; and attend meetings both internally and externally relevant to the surveillance programs.

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 (20%). Candidates, please clearly indicate how you possess a full scope of professional research experience.

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...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm

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Name Human Resources Management Group, SG/RS2/41080/CEH

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address resume@health.ny.gov

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 resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference SG/RS2/41080/CEH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SG/RS2/41080/CEH, 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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