HCV Senior Data and Research Analyst @ NYC Health Department

Job Description:

The Viral Hepatitis Program has an opening for a senior data and research analyst to work in the title of HCV Senior Data and Research Analyst.  The Senior Data and Research Analyst will be responsible for the design and analysis of surveillance data, including providing epidemiologic and statistical guidance to surveillance staff as well as other staff in the Viral Hepatitis Program.  In addition, the Senior Data and Research Analyst will ensure the quality of the data so that analyses are properly conducted.  You will publish findings on viral hepatitis diagnoses and care, morbidity, and mortality using surveillance data.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Plan, conduct and oversee hepatitis B and C research, epidemiologic and evaluation analyses, including validating surveillance data for linkage to care, treatment, and cure, and viral hepatitis-related to morbidity and mortality.
  • Provide guidance and expertise on the design and analysis plans for outcome evaluations for the Viral Hepatitis Program.
  • Review and edit abstracts and manuscripts for scientific validity, statistical accuracy, and clarity to make certain the abstracts and manuscripts have scientific validity, statistical accuracy and to make certain they are clear.  The candidate will ensure the abstracts and manuscripts are clear prior to sending them out. 
  • Clean, integrate, and manage (in SAS) surveillance data from the Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Registry to ensure data quality.
  • Conduct facility-level analyses to assess diagnostic testing practices and treatment outcomes with input from the others in the Viral Hepatitis Program.
  • Produce tables, reports, presentations, and publish manuscripts related to viral hepatitis surveillance.
  • Supervise staff and interns.

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

Preferred candidates will have strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills; the history of publishing manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects; experience with surveillance data; proficiency with SAS, as well as MS Office; keen attention to detail; and a profound appreciation for and commitment to data quality. This role also demands an ability to work effectively with a diverse staff of scientists, planners, clinicians, program managers, and service providers within the DOHMH and at external agencies, as well as clients who participate in community planning and/or research review processes. All viral hepatitis surveillance staff members are expected to maintain multiple projects and function effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Additional Information:

**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 an 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 maybe, 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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter job ID number # 455258.

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 an 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.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

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 the interview.

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