Assistant Research Scientist (Biostatistics) OR Research Scientist 1 (Biostatistics)
Open to the public.
|Agency||New York State Department of Health|
|Title||Assistant Research Scientist (Biostatistics) OR Research Scientist 1 (Biostatistics)|
|Salary||$41,170 - $52,552/ Grade 14 OR $51,268 - $65,190 / Grade 18|
|Salary Grade||Grade 14 OR Grade 18|
|Negotiating Unit||Professional, Scientific & Technical (05)|
|Location||Office of Quality & Patient Safety, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237|
|Minimum Qualifications||For G-14: Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics or a related field and one year of professional experience in that field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience. For G-18: Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics or related field and two years of professional research experience in that field; OR a Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics or related field and one year of professional research experience in that field.|
|Preferred Qualifications||Professional experience with research, studies or projects, which include all steps of research (planning/design, data collection, data analysis and statistical analysis). Experience with statistical analysis of large data sets. Intermediate or better proficiency in SAS and SQL programming, Excel, PowerPoint and WORD. Excellent written and communication skills.|
|Responsibilities||Support the federally funded (CMS) Medicaid Incentives for the Prevention of Chronic Disease (MIPCD) program. The incumbent of this position will report to the Director of the Quality Improvement Unit, within the Bureau of Quality Measurement and Improvement and will assist in carrying out relevant research to determine practical ways to engage Medicaid recipients with chronic disease in preventive health services. Specific duties are described below: work closely with the MIPCD Principal Investigator and senior staff within the Office to operationalize the research and evaluation component of the five year, $10 million MIPCD program in New York; participate in the project planning and research design in conjunction with the evaluation and design subcontractor, the University of Pennsylvania; assist in the oversight and monitoring of evaluation contract deliverables; participate in data collection activities. This includes developing data resources for research, evaluation, and analytical activities from the OHIP Data Mart, the All Payer Database, and/or other extant Department of Health data systems; conduct directed simple and higher level statistical analyses and collaborate with other researchers to produce analytical reports of findings related to the project; contribute to and collaborate with other researchers to produce research manuscripts, requisite reports, and analytical requests. Share findings with other states and stakeholders; participate in biweekly conference calls, periodic face-to-face meetings, webinars, etc. with the CMS Project officer and other states funded under the MIPCD initiative. If appointed as Assistant Research Scientist the incumbent will assist other research staff with these duties, if appointed to the Research Scientist 1 level the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties under general supervision.|
|Conditions of Employment||Contingent-Permanent, non-competitive, full-time. The selected candidate will be appointed to the level determined to be most appropriate for the candidate's education and experience.|
|Application Procedure||Submit resume to Human Resources Management Group, 90206/RS1/CB, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by e-mail to email@example.com or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Please use a subject line of 90206/RS1/CB.|
|Submit resumes by||Until position is filled|
An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
|Issued||March 8, 2013|