Full-Time Cardiovascular Research Analyst
We are looking for a highly motivated and productive public health professional who has experience with CVD or nutritional Epi to be a part of an internationally-renowned bureau.
The Research Scientist will report to the Director of Research & Evaluation and work closely with other R&E staff as well as with the Healthy Eating Unit and Hypertension Project staff. The qualified candidate will be responsible for participating in the development and implementation of research and program evaluation activities to support public health programs and policies designed to reduce the burden of chronic disease in New York City.
Key Responsibilities include:
• Working closely with other Bureau staff to ensure that research and evaluation activities are aligned with bureau goals related to healthy eating and preventing chronic diseases.
• Supporting implementation of evaluation plans for the Bureau’s programs and policies. Ensuring the rigor of study designs and the integrity of data collection and analysis.
• Working with the R&E unit staff to coordinate core unit activities including surveillance, data management and analysis, preparation of summary tables, figures, and maps related to healthy eating.
• Assist in the development of analytic plans; analyzing data in support of bureau research and program evaluation efforts, as needed.
• Drafting reports and presentations for internal and external audiences.
• Contributing to the preparation of grant requests to support unit and bureau efforts, as opportunities arise.
• Identifying and developing opportunities for collaboration with internal and external researchers and stakeholders.
• Drafting and coordinating submission of peer-reviewed articles and other reports.
• Providing additional research, evaluation and analytic support as necessary for bureau programs.
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.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Desired Skills and Experience
• Experience with CVD or nutritional Epi;
• 3 years’ experience in public health practice;
• A Master’s or Ph.D. in epidemiology, public health or related field;
• Expertise in managing, cleaning, analyzing, and reporting on quantitative data, including large datasets, is essential;
• Preferred candidates should have excellent analytical skills and reasoning; strong written and oral communication skills; experience utilizing mixed methods, including qualitative data; and a general appreciation for data quality.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
How to ApplyTo Apply Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 380015. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
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