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Research Scientist 1 (Biostatistics) (Albany, New York) Ad id: 3101136240278693 |  Views: 54

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RESPONSIBILITIES:The Research Scientist 1 will work as part of a research and evaluation team that provides analytical support for the New York State Health Insurance Exchange (NYS HIX). The RS 1 will assist higher level Research Scientists with all phases of NYS HIX related research and evaluation, including planning, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting of findings to internal and external stakeholder groups. The RS 1 will conduct research on the severity of illness, patterns of utilization of NYS beneficiaries, specifically individuals enrolled in Medicaid and the dual-eligible population of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Within this unit, the RS 1 will: collaborate with other OQPS research scientist staff as needed on all phases of research: literature review, applied statistical methods, requisite data reports of findings, correspondence and public presentations in support of NYS HIX implementation; develop statistical programs to abstract, cleanse, collapse, sort and merge data from large administrative and functional assessment data sources maintained by the Department; employ statistical programs for determining use of services, chronic illness burden and severity of illness; prepare syntheses of current literature, technical reports and fact sheets and presentations for public information; assist in the response to analytical queries needed to address strategic organizational priorities; participate in grant writing activities to bring external funding opportunities into the department; participate in conference calls, face-to-face meetings, etc. with a wide range of external stakeholders and actuarial advisors; contribute to formulating healthcare policy recommendations based on applied research findings, and submit scientific articles for peer review publication. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field and two years of professional research experience in that field; OR a Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field and one year of professional research experience in that field.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Proficient in the use of SAS, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Experience with SQL is preferred. Preparation of statistical reports for public presentation. Excellent organizational skills. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Permanent, non-competitive, full-time.NEGOTIATING UNIT:Professional, Scientific & Technical (05)LOCATION:Office of Quality & Patient SafetyCorning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Submit resume to Human Resources Management Group, 63494/RS1/CB, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by email to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with a subject line 63494/RS1/CB. Applications accepted until position is filled.AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERWOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY Location: Albany, New York Compensation: $51,268 TO $65,190 annuallyPrincipals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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