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Job Title: Research Specialist V
Job Number: 438888
Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
Posted: 11/22/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX    USA
Compensation: $4,598.67 - $6,065.75
Position Description: Research Specialist V performs highly advanced (senior-level) research work by designing and conducting research projects for the Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies (HTMB) Epidemiology Team in the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH Epi) Unit in the Division for Community Health Improvement (CHI). Reports to the Surveillance and Data Analytics Manager with minimal supervision and with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Plays a major role in supporting the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (Review Committee) by conducting statistical analysis using various data sources and clinical information for validation, thereby producing the most accurate results. Performs scientific literature searches and reviews research proposals to support ongoing investigations/projects. Consults with research professionals, including the Technical Team Lead, administrators, and statistical staff to define and solve specific problems and to assure quality control across experimental methods, research design, and statistical analysis. Prepares research articles for scientific publication, as well as papers, reports, and presentations for in-house distribution and to support program management and other DSHS activities. Represents MCH Epi and CHI on committees, regional workgroups, and projects to meet research and data analysis needs. Represents the state at the national level on research and data analysis issues.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with receipt of a Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, statistics, social science or a related field.

Experience conducting independent research.

Experience analyzing large databases using SAS or other statistical software used to conduct advanced statistical analyses.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 12/11/2019
Desired Starting Date: 1/2/2020
Contact Name: Michelle L. Cook,  Director, MCH Epidemiology
Contact Location:

Austin   TX  78756
Contact Location:
  Austin   TX  78756
Contact Phone: 512-458-7111 
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Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please fill out a state application at the link above.

Additional Information: Requisition # 438888 Information on application must clearly state how applicant meets initial selection criteria in the summary of experience section of the application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.

Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide a writing sample and a sample of their syntax writing/code and statistical analysis in either SAS or R (or other language).

Agency salary policy, budget and candidate’s qualifications will dictate final salary offer.

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 35F, IT, 23, 02111, 8E000. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at /JobDescriptions.aspx.

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