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RESPONSIBILITIES:The Research Scientist 1 will support the federally funded (CMS) Medicaid Incentives for the Prevention of Chronic Disease (MIPCD) program. The Research Scientist 1 will report to the Research Scientist 4, the Director of the Medicaid Incentives Research Unit, within the Bureau of Quality Measurement and Improvement. The Research Scientist 1 will assist in carrying out relevant research to determine practical ways to engage Medicaid recipients with chronic disease in preventive health services. Specific duties are described below: work closely with the MIPCD Principal Investigator and senior staff within the Office to operationalize the research and evaluation component of the five year, $10 million MIPCD program in New York; participate in the project planning and research design in conjunction with the evaluation and design subcontractor, the University of Pennsylvania; assist in the oversight and monitoring of evaluation contract deliverables; participate in data collection activities. This includes developing data resources for research, evaluation, and analytical activities from the OHIP Data Mart, the All Payer Database, and/or other extant Department of Health data systems; conduct directed simple and higher level statistical analyses and collaborate with other researchers to produce analytical reports of findings related to the project; contribute to and collaborate with other researchers to produce research manuscripts, requisite reports, and analytical requests. Share findings with other states and stakeholders; conduct literature reviews that inform research and evaluation of the MIPCD program; participate in biweekly conference calls, periodic face-to-face meetings, webinars, etc. with the CMS Project officer and other states funded under the MIPCD initiative.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field and two years of professional research experience in that field; OR a Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field and one year of professional research experience in that field.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Professional experience with research, studies or projects, which include all steps of research (planning/design, data collection, data analysis and statistical analysis). Experience with statistical analysis of large data sets. Intermediate or better proficiency in SAS and SQL programming, Excel, PowerPoint and WORD. Excellent written and communication skills.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Permanent, non-competitive, full-time.NEGOTIATING UNIT:Professional, Scientific & Technical (05)LOCATION:Office of Quality & Patient SafetyCorning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Submit resume to Human Resources Management Group, 90206/RS1/CB, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by email to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with a subject line 90206/RS1/CB. Applications accepted until position is filled.AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERWOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY Location: Albany, NewYork Compensation: $51,268 to $65,190, annuallyPrincipals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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