New York State Department of Health
From $44564 to $70566 Annually
Health, Department of
Assistant Research Scientist OR Research Scientist 1 (Epidemiology)
Other Professional Careers
PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
From $44564 to $70566 Annually
Hours Per Week
Compressed workweek allowed?
Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental Occupational Epidemiology
Grade 14 - Bachelor's degree in Public or Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Environmental Science, or a related field and one year of relevant professional experience in an appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.
Grade 18 - Bachelor's degree in Public or Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Environmental Science, or a related field and two years of relevant professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in the above fields and one year of professional research experience in an appropriate field.
Preferred Qualifications:The preferred candidate will have a graduate degree in Public or Environmental Health, Epidemiology or Statistics/Biostatistics. The preferred candidate will possess experience in geographical information systems (GIS) and SAS; experience in environmental, occupational, and/or reproductive epidemiologic research; experience in exposure assessment and public health surveillance; an understanding of environmental risk factors for disease; demonstrated proficiency in the collection, management, linkage, and analysis of environmental and human health data; excellent written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences; and strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge working with large datasets is desirable.
The Research Scientist will join a strong scientific team in the Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology. The incumbent will participate in all phases of epidemiological research and surveillance, including problem definition, study design, acquiring and managing relevant data, statistical/spatial/temporal analyses, summarizing findings, interpreting and sharing results, and preparing grant proposals, reports, and publications. Other responsibilities will include participating in various environmental, occupational, and reproductive health studies to determine risk factors for disease; monitoring and evaluating the health effects of exposure to toxic substances at home, at work, and in the community; incorporating GIS to map diseases and risk factors; conducting environmental public health surveillance; assessing exposure to identify and reduce environmental health risks; and providing public health education regarding health risks.
Permanent, non-competitive, full-time. Occasional travel, including overnights and travel to areas not served by public transportation is required.
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The New York State Department of Health directly employs over 5,000 people and many more through Health Research Incorporated (HRI), a corporation established to coordinate grant money obtained by the Department. While most positions are located in Albany, many are located in regional and district offices throughout the state. The Department also directs and oversees patient care and research at five health care facilities: * Helen Hayes Hospital, located in West Haverstraw, specializing in physical rehabilitation;