Business Title Manager for Epidemiological Support
Civil Service Title CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Title Classification Non-Competitive
Job Category Health, Policy, Research & Analysis
Career Level Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location 30-30 47TH AVE
Division/Work Unit World Trde Centr Hlth Registry
# of Positions 1
Title Code No 21744
Proposed Salary Range $ 84,468.00 - $104,909.00 (Annual)
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was created in 2002 to monitor and evaluate the physical and mental health impact on more than 71,000 persons exposed to the September 11, 2001 disaster. Housed within the Division of Epidemiology in a renowned and dynamic agency, the Registry's research influences national policies concerning healthcare for those who survived the attacks and contributes novel epidemiologic findings to the post-disaster public health literature.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Supervise and manage the subunit, including IRB applications and renewals and setting research priorities for the subunit.
Assist in scientific program management by reviewing all internal project proposals for data analysis and manuscript development and providing feedback, and managing the external research process including application review.
-Propose scientific studies in areas of the long-term mental and physical health effects associated with exposure to the 9/11 disaster among adult, adolescent and/or child community survivors and/or rescue/recovery workers.
Conduct independent analyses of WTCHR data, including employing methods designed to handle longitudinal or hierarchical data and data obtained through administrative linkages (e.g., to hospitalization, death and cancer sources), time to event data, and methods common in epidemiology for addressing limitations of longitudinal cohort studies (e.g., missing data, attrition.
Participate in the design and implementation of WTCHR surveys and nested studies, including using methods drawing from both quantitative and qualitative research.
Serve as co-author on scientific studies within the Registry to provide epidemiologic methods and/or content expertise.
Prepare abstracts and presentations based on Registry studies and present findings at internal venues as well as national scientific conferences.
Serve as a member of the Registry's scientific team and provide consultation and staff mentoring on epidemiological research methods.
Communicate and collaborate with internal and external partners.
Participate in unit and subunit meetings, research round tables and analyst meetings, and Registry and Division meetings.
Conduct quality assurance of other analyst's work and Registry scientific outputs.
Contribute to special projects as needed.
Minimum Qual Requirements
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:
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
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
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.
PhD in epidemiology or related field preferred.
Experience in managing and supervising a science-based unit or project.
History of publishing manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
Strong competency in statistics, SAS programming, STATA or R and data manipulation technologies.
Experience in designing and analyzing data from large longitudinal datasets.
Experience in mentoring and guiding less experienced analysts and scientists in data analysis and manuscript writing.
**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.
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.
**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.
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.
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.
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.
POSTING DATE 05/05/2021
POST UNTIL 02/28/2022
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer