Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower
Minimum Qualifications "G14 - A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Public administration and policy, Social sciences, Health economics, Finance, or a related degree AND one year of post-degree professional research experience in that field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.
G18 - Bachelor's degree in a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Public administration and policy, Social sciences, Health economics, Finance, 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 such experience in the appropriate field.
G22 - Bachelor's degree in a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Public administration and policy, Social sciences, Health economics, Finance, 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 such 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 PowerPoint. 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 Assistant Research Scientist, Research Scientist 1/2 positions will work within the Office of Quality and Patient Safety and will assist in a broad range of research, analysis, reporting, and evaluation activities. The Research Scientist will work under the direction of a senior level research scientist and will perform research and analytical activities including: problem definition; literature reviews; data analytics related to data robustness and quality; Vital Records data compilation for research purposes for internal and external users; descriptive and inferential analyses to support Department-wide efforts related to COVID-19, Vital Statistics, maternal and child health, stroke, sepsis, primary care, cardiac care, and any other emerging health priorities; evaluate financial aspects of healthcare delivery; develop statistical programs to extract, collapse, and analyze data from large data sources and apply iterative matching algorithms to link data; collaborate with other research scientists and analytical staff on all phases of research and contribute to healthcare policy recommendations based on applied research findings; and, assist in the preparation of statistical briefs and manuscripts for publication. If appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist, the incumbent will assist other research staff with these duties; if appointed as a Research Scientist 1 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties under general supervision; if appointed as a Research Scientist 2, the incumbent will work with more independence.
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Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, LD/88880/87060/47504/ARS/RS12, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to Resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference Code LD/88880/87060/47504/ARS/RS12 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 will be accepted until November 5, 2021.