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New York State Civil Service Research Scientist 2 (Biostatistics) - 51431 in Albany, New York

Agency Health, Department of

Title Research Scientist 2 (Biostatistics) - 51431

Occupational Category I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade 22

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

Salary Range From $73863 to $93519 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Monday to Friday

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, 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.Preferred Qualifications: The preferred qualifications are: analytic experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics or a related field; knowledge of health care quality measurement; proficiency in advanced statistical analysis and summary report generating functionality such as macros, SQL, and ODS; the ability to develop and document reliable and replicable data processing procedures; excellent writing and presentation skills; the ability to present and explain complex information and prepare manuscript for publications; experience with project management; advanced experience in Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, Crystal Reports or other similar report generating products.

Duties Description Under the direction of higher-level research staff in DMAR, the Research Scientist 2 will perform a broad range of analytical and research activities including: problem definition and literature reviews, database management and quality assurance; conduct statistical analysis and develop summary reports and managers’ dashboard for monitoring health care services availability, quality of care metrics, surveillance workloads and budgets, and fiscal health and utilization of healthcare facilities; develop methodologies for record linkage, data de-identification, suppression and redaction; and summarize research findings and prepare reports and manuscripts for publication. The incumbent will conduct a research project to evaluate the effectiveness of the long-term care facility enforcement program on the quality of care; collaborate with other research scientists and analytical staff on all phases of research and contribute to healthcare policy recommendations and healthcare transformations based on applied research findings; and supervise junior staff to conduct data quality control, statistical analysis and reports generation for nursing home weekly bed census project and respond to regular/ad hoc data requests including time-sensitive COVID-19 related data requests

Additional Comments Candidates should be prepared to provide copies of college transcripts at interview.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, JB/51431/RS2

Telephone 518 486-1812

Fax 518 473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

Notes on Applying Submit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, JB/51431/RS2, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code JB/51431/RS2 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 February 11, 2022.