Research Scientist IV
Health Research, Inc.
 Albany, NY

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Informatics, Biostatistics, or a related field and five years of research experience in an appropriate field; OR a Master's degree in a related field and four years of research experience in an appropriate field; or a Doctorate in a related field and two years of research experience in an appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in public health surveillance, data collection and management of public health program data. Experience with IT systems and/or large, population-based or other health related data sets (e.g. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System, Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System), disease registries and working with confidential data, and database design and analytics. Experience preparing reports; experience with grants; experience analyzing data; and conducting epidemiological studies.


The Research Scientist will provide leadership, and data management oversight for the Division of Epidemiology Bureau of Surveillance and Data Systems (BSDS). The incumbent will lead the design, development, maintenance, enhancement and analysis of data for the Bureau of Surveillance and Data Systems (BSDS) mission critical surveillance systems; lead activities including research efforts with other registries, outside agencies, and the CDC; oversee analysis of surveillance system data to detect disease outbreaks and inform public health preparedness activities; lead and/or participate in all applicable public health preparedness workgroups, committees, and meetings at the federal, state and local level; and perform other appropriate related duties.

The Bureau is responsible for the management and oversight of several DOH mission critical surveillance systems including the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS), Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS), and the Outbreak Management Solution (OMS). BSDS has oversight of the design, development, implementation, maintenance, enhancement and training related to the aforementioned systems, and all aspects of electronic surveillance data for over 60 reportable communicable diseases and emergency communicable disease events to ensure statewide compliance with reporting and tracking for reportable and emerging disease threats.

Conditions of Employment

Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.

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