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Job Title: Research Scientist for Epidemiology
Job Number: 420741
Organization: New York city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 10/29/2019
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Long Island City,  NY   
Compensation: $ 84,468.00 - $101,853.72
Position Description: The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was created in 2002 to monitor and evaluate the physical and mental health impact on those exposed to the September 11 th , 2001 disaster. The WTCHR provides long-term follow-up of the 71,000 people who have volunteered to participate in the Registry. Based in the Division of Epidemiology in a renowned and dynamic health department, the Registry's research informs 9/11-related healthcare and treatment referral outreach.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: * Propose and lead scientific studies in areas of the long-term mental and physical health effects associated with exposure to the 9/11 disaster among adult, adolescent and/or child community survivors and/or rescue/recovery workers.

* Conduct independent analyses of WTCHR survey data, including employing methods designed to handle longitudinal or hierarchical data. * Serve as co-author on scientific studies within the Registry to provide epidemiologic methods and/or content expertise. * Participate in the review of all Registry manuscript concept papers prior to submission to the Registry's senior management for approval, including the review of table shells. * Prepare abstracts and presentations based on Registry studies and present findings at internal venues as well as national scientific conferences. * Participate as a collaborative member of the Research/Survey Unit. * Participate in unit and subunit meetings, research round tables, and analyst meetings. * Participate in data cleaning and recoding, the preparation of survey or in- depth study data file users' manuals, codebooks and other documentation as needed. * Provide consultation and staff mentoring on advanced epidemiological research methods. * Conduct quality assurance of other analyst's work and Registry scientific outputs. * Participate in the design and implementation of WTCHR surveys and nested studies including questionnaire development. * Maintain confidentiality of identifiable data. * Contribute to special projects as needed.

Qualifications: Minimum Qual Requirements 1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year. Preferred Skills - PHD in epidemiology preferred - Strong competency in statistics, SAS programming, STATA or R and data manipulation technologies - Experience in studies on physical or mental health outcomes, especially those based on large longitudinal data sets - Experience in mentoring and guiding less experienced analysts and scientists in data analysis and manuscript writing - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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Closing Date: 1/29/2020
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Contact Name: Erin Takemoto,  Research Scientist for Epidemiology
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