Research Scientist IV (Surveillance)

Health Research, Inc.
Rensselaer County, NY
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Informatics, Biostatistics or a related field and five years of research experience; OR a Master's degree in a related field and four year of research experience; or a Doctorate in a related field and two years of such experience.
This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong background in surveillance; HIV/AIDS research, study design and execution; analysis using epidemiological principles and methodologies. Experience in staff supervision and program management. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills. Experience with SAS, SQL or other statistical software, relational databases and graphical software packages. Experience with large, population-based and other healthrelated data sets (e.g., SPARCS, ECLRS, vital statistics), disease registries and working with confidential data. Experience with information technology
and systems used for electronic public health reporting. Experience with GIS data analysis and data visualization is desirable.

The incumbent will oversee HIV Case surveillance activities for New York State (NYS), with major responsibilities related to ensuring the provision of all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) grant deliverables. Specific activities include: oversee, maintain and continue to develop laboratory and clinician reporting of HIV/AIDS in NYS. Develop 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 NYS Department of Health (DOH), inclusive of staff involved in Partner Services, Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting, the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program, Regional Office Managers, the Wadsworth Center, and surveillance staff focusing on other disease entities. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with surveillance partners outside of the NYSDOH, inclusive of clinical laboratories with HIV-related reporting obligations to the NYSDOH. Collaborate with surveillance staff in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) to enhance surveillance practices for the entire state and
surveillance/Partner Services contractual arrangements with the NYCDOHMH. Oversee the communication and coordination with the CDC staff associated with the CDC NHSS grant. Serve as a full member of the bureau surveillance research team, responsible 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.
Please visit HRI's web site at (preferred method): or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway - Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2021- 5389 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

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