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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/13/18

Applications Due07/27/18

Vacancy ID55190

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist or Research Scientist 1 or Research Scientist 2 (Biostatistics) - 88880

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $88124 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

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 Quality Measurement, Bureau of Quality Measurement & Evaluation

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications G-14 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, engineering or a related field and one year of 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.
G-18 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, engineering or a related field and two years of professional research experience in the appropriate field OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and one year of professional research experience in the appropriate field.
G-22 - Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, engineering or a related field and three years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and two years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.
PREFERRED
QUALIFICATIONS
Work experience or coursework in statistics, mathematics, health economics, epidemiology, health or public policy, health administration, or health services research. Professional experience with research and/or evaluation studies or projects including: data collection and analysis, database management, statistical analyses and presentation of research findings. Experience conducting research or evaluation using analyses with large administrative and/or clinical data sets and summarizing findings. Proficiency with SAS, SQL, and Microsoft Office. Excellent written and communication skills.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will be assigned to the Division of Quality Measurement in the New York State Department of Health's (Department) Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS). The position will contribute to research and evaluation projects involving Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) performance data and Value Based Payment (VBP) performance data. Examples of contributions include establishment of benchmarks associated with incentive payments and production of reports with performance results which include utilization, quality and satisfaction measures. The Research Scientist will: utilize several sources of data within the OQPS (such as health plan submitted VBP quality data, Medicaid claims and encounters, and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems [CAHPS]) to conduct data analysis to support OQPS priority research and evaluation initiatives; develop statistical programs to extract, cleanse, collapse, sort and merge data from large administrative data sources maintained by the Department; collaborate with other researchers on reports, analytical tabulations and scientific articles for peer review publication; and, communicate findings with stakeholders internal and external to the Department. The Research Scientist will support the OQPS research and evaluation agenda by: performing literature reviews, drafting manuscripts, ensuring datasets are complete and accurate, and assisting higher-level research scientists in analyses and evaluation.
If appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist, the incumbent will perform these duties under the technical supervision of a higher-level research scientist; if appointed as a Research Scientist 1, the incumbent will perform these duties under general supervision; and, if appointed at the Research Scientist 2 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties with a considerable degree of independence.

Additional Comments Appointment level will be determined based on the qualifications and skills of the selected candidate.
Contingent 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, DB/RS/88880

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 ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, DB/RS/88880, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference Code DB/RS/88880 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 July 27, 2018.

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