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Minimum Qualifications G-18 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering 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.
G-22 - 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.
Strong statistical and data management skills. Proficient in the use of SAS and/or SQL, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau is desired. Experience with extracting, merging and linking health care datasets for the application of higher order analysis. 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.
Duties Description The Research Scientist positions will work within the Division’s Bureau of Vital and Health Statistics and will assist in a broad range of research, analysis, reporting and evaluation activities. The Research Scientist positions will work under the direction of a senior level research scientist. The research scientists will perform research activities including: problem definition, environmental scans and literature reviews; relational data management in preparation for higher order analytics, statistical analysis for identification and measurement of health care quality indicators and institutional and patient safety events; assist with data analytics related to data robustness and quality; contribute to reports of Vital Statistics, clinical care improvement, population health improvement and patient safety; perform descriptive and inferential analyses using datasets such as Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative (SPARCS) discharge data, Vital Statistics and All Payer Database (APD) claim data to support Department-wide efforts in system transformation, primary care, maternal and child health, cardiac care, opioid-related overdoses and mortality, stroke and sepsis; develop statistical programs to extract, collapse and analyze data from large data sources and apply iterative matching algorithms to link data; support requests for customized reporting and extracts of Vital Statistics, SPARCS and other health data; collaborate with other research scientist and analytical staff on all phases of research; contribute to healthcare policy recommendations based on applied research findings; and assist in the preparation of statistical briefs and manuscripts for publication.
If appointed at a Research Scientist 1 level, the incumbent will perform these duties under general supervision; if appointed at a Research Scientist 2 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties with a considerable degree of independence.
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Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, BL/RS/63307, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference Code BL/RS/63307 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.