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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/02/19

Applications Due09/20/19

Vacancy ID72679

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 2 (Biostatistics) - 63312

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $69603 to $88124 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? No

County Albany

Street Address OQPS, Division of Health Care Innovation

Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza,

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering 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 fields and two years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.

Work experience or coursework in statistics, mathematics, health economics, health informatics, epidemiology, health or public policy, health administration, or health services research. Professional experience with research studies or projects including: data collection, data manipulation, data modeling, and presentation of research findings. Experience with large administrative and/or clinical data sets. Knowledge of healthcare innovation models, healthcare interoperability standards, and health information exchange. Proficiency with analytical tools such as SAS, R, Python, and SQL. Excellent written and communication skills.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 2 will be assigned to the Division of Health Care Innovation, in the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS). The incumbent will serve as a lead data analyst in the Bureau of Health Systems Research, conducting data analysis and research related to the evaluation of the NYS Patient Centered Medical Home Program (PCMH) and the State Health Information Network for NY (SHIN-NY). Specific duties include: working with senior-level research scientists to develop research proposals and evaluation plans; conducting data analysis using large claim and clinical databases to evaluate the program’s effect on healthcare quality, cost and utilization; developing statistical methods to support the evaluation activities; collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to develop SHIN-NY use cases; providing data support to use case workgroups; presenting and reporting research findings to stakeholders; and, engaging in literature review, report writing and manuscripts preparation for peer review publication

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources Management Group - BL/RS/63312

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, BL/RS/63312, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code BL/RS/63312 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes accepted until September 20, 2019.

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