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Job Title: Research Scientist III - Health Informatics
Job Number: 2018-4015
Organization: Health Research Inc
Posted: 7/31/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Informatics
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Albany,  NY    USA
Compensation: $81,044
Position Description: The Research Scientist III – Health Informatics will be responsible for implementing health informatics strategies in support of the Opioid Crisis grant. In collaboration with staff from the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, Center for Environmental Health, Office of Information Technology Services and Public Health Information Group, the incumbent will develop and automate data matching strategies between opioid prescription and mortality data. The incumbent will secure access to public health datasets; obtain and document business requirements for matching automation; evaluate data sources and formats; perform statistical analyses; design and develop deterministic and probabilistic matching algorithms; and test, automate, and monitor the resultant processes. Candidate will participate in informatics system maintenance, data governance and data stewardship, as well as develop QA/QC protocols for ongoing processes. This position will provide subject matter expertise for informatics strategies and serve as a key liaison between information technology and programmatic staff. Other grant related duties as required.

Qualifications: Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, medical or health informatics, or related field and four years of research experience in public health or health informatics; OR a Master's degree in a related field and three years of research experience; OR a Doctorate in a related field and one year of research experience. Preferred: Four years of SAS data analysis experience. Two years experience with clinical data-representation methods, including coding systems (e.g., ICD-10, SNOMED, LOINC), data models (e.g., XML, relational databases) and HL7 data- interchange standard. One year of deterministic or probabilistic matching of public health data. Two years of experience accessing datasets with over 1 million records. Two years experience in business process analysis/improvement and implementation of health care or public health information or electronic health record systems. Two years of project management.

Organization Description: Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities. HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.

Closing Date: 10/31/2018
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Contact Name: Kelly Coultry,  Research Scientist III - Health Informatics
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How to Apply: Apply: Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): https://careers- or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway - Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204- 2719. Please include reference code 2018- 4020 on envelope.

Additional Information: Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

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