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Job Title: Research Scientist 3 (Epidemiology) - 09708
Job Number:
Organization: NYS Department of Health
Posted: 9/8/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Menands,  NY    USA
Compensation: From $88161-$111111 Annually
Position Description: "The Division of Chronic Disease Prevention’s Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology (BCE) houses the high-quality New York State Cancer Registry, the Cancer Surveillance Program, and a well-developed data dissemination and research agenda which are essential to understanding the cancer burden in New York State, monitoring and evaluating cancer control efforts, and conducting population- based research.

The successful applicant will serve as full member of a research/surveillance team or teams, with major responsibilities for all phases of research/surveillance projects. The Research Scientist will also oversee program evaluation and performance measurement of cancer reporting by facilities, laboratories, or physicians' offices to the New York State Department of Health. Specific duties will include developing data collection tools and educational materials; developing data acquisition and integration applications; overseeing the analysis of cancer incidence trends and statistics; leading the annual quality assessment of descriptive cancer statistics; participating on national committees and work groups; conducting presentations; and contributing to peer reviewed publications.

The applicant will serve as a source of information to staff and others on the research/surveillance projects assigned, and to related or similar projects being conducted elsewhere. The RS3 will serve as liaison between external researchers/reporting facilities and the New York State Cancer Registry. This will entail initial evaluation of proposed research/surveillance projects in terms of scientific merit, feasibility, consistency with NYSCR priorities, necessary resources, and protection of confidential patient information. The role will also involve grant funding management for projects the applicant is involved in; outlining the scope of work for collaborative research projects; and, coordination of IRB applications, including working with researchers on original submissions as well as following up regarding renewal applications. The individual will collaborate with researchers both within and outside the DOH in the authorship or co- authorship of publications of papers or reports of considerable interest to the scientific field, and in the presentation of work at scientific conferences, as well as high level involvement in national organizations important to the fields of cancer epidemiology and cancer surveillance.

The researcher will direct and mentor junior level research scientists and support staff in the conduct of research/surveillance projects with additional and direct supervision and in collaboration with other senior research staff and the Assistant Bureau and Bureau Director.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biology, Infection Control, Biomedical Science, Statistics/Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a closely related degree and four years of professional post-degree scientific research experience; or a Master’s degree in one of the above mentioned fields and three years of post-degree professional scientific research; or a Doctorate in one of the above mentioned fields and one year of post-degree professional scientific research.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Epidemiology (or a related field) and three or more years of extensive experience, or Master’s degree and five years of post-master’s degree professional scisntific research experience, in cancer registry, epidemiologic methods, cancer epidemiology, and/or cancer surveillance. Advanced knowledge of database software and statistical programming packages, particularly SAS, R, relational databases, SEER*Stat, “big data” analytics and SQL used in scienrtific research activities. Experience in the design, development, management, and analysis of large data files and data linkages used for scientific research activities. Familiarity with medical terminology and anatomy &physiology is preferred. Experience in presenting scientific research findings to professional and lay audiences. The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong organizational skills and experience in supervising professional staff.

Organization Description: Permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment.

"Benefits of Working for NYS Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including: Holiday & Paid Time Off • Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually • Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually • Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually • Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA • Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C • Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits • Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs • Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits • New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership • NYS Deferred Compensation • Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) • And many more.. "

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Closing Date: 12/8/2023
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Human Resources Management Group DCDP-BCE,  Research Scientist 3 (Epidemiology) - 09708
Contact Location: Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Pl

Albany   NY  12237
United States
Contact Location: Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Pl
  Albany   NY  12237
  United States
Contact Phone: 518-486-1812 
Contact Fax: 518-473-3395
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in one document in PDF format, by email to, with Reference EGB/09708/RS3/DCDP-BCE included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/09708/RS3/DCDP-BCE, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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