Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/22/17
Applications Due: 01/10/18
Vacancy ID: 46278

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist OR Research Scientist 1 (Epidemiology)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $44564 to $70566 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology

Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Grade 14 - Bachelor's degree in Public or Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Environmental Science, or a related field and one year of relevant professional experience in an appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

Grade 18 - Bachelor's degree in Public or Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Environmental Science, or a related field and two years of relevant professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in the above fields and one year of professional research experience in an appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred candidate will have a graduate degree in Public or Environmental Health, Epidemiology or Statistics/Biostatistics. The preferred candidate will possess experience in geographical information systems (GIS) and SAS; experience in environmental, occupational, and/or reproductive epidemiologic research; experience in exposure assessment and public health surveillance; an understanding of environmental risk factors for disease; demonstrated proficiency in the collection, management, linkage, and analysis of environmental and human health data; excellent written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences; and strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge working with large datasets is desirable.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will join a strong scientific team in the Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology. The incumbent will participate in all phases of epidemiological research and surveillance, including problem definition, study design, acquiring and managing relevant data, statistical/spatial/temporal analyses, summarizing findings, interpreting and sharing results, and preparing grant proposals, reports, and publications. Other responsibilities will include participating in various environmental, occupational, and reproductive health studies to determine risk factors for disease; monitoring and evaluating the health effects of exposure to toxic substances at home, at work, and in the community; incorporating GIS to map diseases and risk factors; conducting environmental public health surveillance; assessing exposure to identify and reduce environmental health risks; and providing public health education regarding health risks.

Additional Comments Salary Specified:
Assistant Research Scientist 1 (G14): $44,564 - $56,888
Research Scientist 1 (G18): $55,494 - $70,566

Permanent, non-competitive, full-time. Occasional travel, including overnights and travel to areas not served by public transportation is required.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group - MT/ARSRS1/14629

Telephone (518) 486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217 Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume to Human Resources Management Group, MT/ARSRS1/14629, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to, with the Reference Code MT/ARSRS1/14629 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes accepted until January 10, 2018.