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Data Analyst, Bureau of Epidemiology Services/City Research Scientist - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Location: Long Island City, NY
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11806
Posted: September 15, 2017

Job Description

The Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) collects, analyzes and communicates data to monitor and improve the health of New Yorkers. BES provides statistical analytic support for public health surveillance, epidemiologic research, and program evaluations in DOHMH. It also promotes strengthening internal capacities for research and evaluation through consultation and regular trainings for DOHMH staff. The Bureau is skilled at inter- and intra-agency collaboration on evaluation projects, including acquiring data, designing studies and methods, analyzing data, and disseminating findings. The Bureau of Epidemiology Services seeks a highly skilled and innovative data analyst to work in the Research and Evaluation Unit, reporting to the Lead Evaluation Researcher. The data analyst will perform ongoing evaluation and epidemiologic research and evaluation of a supportive housing program for people at risk of homelessness. Using expertise in methods, the data analyst will proactively engage with other internal and external researchers to create opportunities for collaboration and consultation.


--Propose analytic strategies and innovative research ideas, and conduct a wide range of statistical analyses of supportive housing data.

--Provide data checking on analyses for various supportive housing peer reviewed manuscripts and reports when needed.

--Maintain and update matched administrative data using SQL.

--Lead data linkage projects (i.e., lead matching of multiple administrative data from DOHMH groups and NYC/NYS agencies; collaborate with IT to perform and evaluation probability data matching).

--Provide consultation to other DOHMH data analysts on epidemiologic study designs, analytic methods, and interpretations of results.

--Write technical and research/evaluation publications with other staff within the bureau and DOHMH and outside the agency that are important to the DOHMH mission.

--Work closely with Bureau leadership and staff, as well as other bureaus, to collaborate on and coordinate analysis and research and evaluation.

--Create visualizations and presentations summarizing data and research/evaluation.

--Participate in a multi-agency supportive housing work group.


Minimum Qual Requirements

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

--Knowledge and experience in conducting evaluations and data analyses

--Proficiency with SAS, SQL, R and other statistical analysis software

--Experience in advanced epidemiologic methods

--Experience leading scientific research/evaluations and authoring peer-reviewed publications

--Strong oral presentation skills.

--Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with other agencies.

How to Apply:

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 296562.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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