Research Scientist IV
Health Research, Inc. - Albany, NY

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Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and five years of professional research experience in surveillance, public health, epidemiology, social/behavioral science or a related field; or a masters degree and four years of such experience, or a doctorate in public health, epidemiology, social/behavioral science or a related field and two years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Background in public health surveillance; HIV/AIDS research, study design and execution; analysis using epidemiological principles and methodologies, and with SAS, SPSS or other statistical software, relational databases and graphical software packages. Experience with large, population-based and other health-related data sets (e.g., SPARCS, ECLRS), disease registries and working with confidential data. Experience with information technology and systems used for electronic public health reporting. Familiarity with HIV/AIDS policy issues and the protection of human subjects in research studies. Experience in staff supervision and program management. Excellent presentation skills. Experience with ARCView or other GIS data analysis desirable.

The incumbent will oversee and direct all HIV/AIDS case surveillance activities for NYS. Specific activities include the following: Oversee, maintain and continue to develop laboratory and clinician reporting of HIV in NYS. Establish policies and operating procedures for HIV/AIDS surveillance that are scientifically valid and aligned with the national standards for HIV/AIDS surveillance. Maintain written documentation of surveillance policies and operating procedures. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with surveillance partners within the NYSDOH, and outside of the NYSDOH, including the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The incumbent will serve as the identified "Case Surveillance Coordinator" for purposes of communication and coordination with the CDC staff, and will serve as a full member of the bureau surveillance research team with major responsibilities for developing surveillance-related research questions and analytic proposals and managing all phases of surveillance data collection and evaluation of the surveillance system. In conjunction with the director and colleagues, analyze, develop and coordinate the dissemination of surveillance system findings to professional, scientific, and lay audiences via the development of newsletters, web-postings, conference abstracts, posters and/or oral presentations, and published manuscripts. Other related duties as assigned.

Application & resume must be received by: 2/1/13. To apply, please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway - Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2012-2647 on envelope.

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