Health Research, Inc.

  • Associate Program Research Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-Albany
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/8/2018 4:08 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistical Unit
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Applications to be submitted by
    Salary Min
    USD $81,044.00/Yr.
    % Travel
    Up to 25%
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Epidemiology, Computer Science or a related field and four years of research experience in the collection and evaluation of data; OR an Associate's degree in a related field and six years of such experience; OR eight years of such experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one year of experience. Two years of qualifying experience must include program management and/or supervision of staff.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience determining the kinds of information needed, appropriate data sources and collection methods, and developing written recommendations. Experience with database management and analytical skills and the use of programming tools, SAS and SQL. Knowledge of disease coding schemes such as LOINC/SNOMED and medical file transfer HL7. Experience with data analysis from a relational database. Experience with conducting research in communicable disease control.


    The Associate Program Research Specialist (APRS) will oversee and lead the Division of Epidemiology’s Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS). The APRS will oversee, lead and serve as a key liaison working with individual hospitals, urgent care centers and NYS Emergency Medical Service (EMS) contacts to ensure that HL7 messages meet current standards and validate HL7 2.5.1 data submitted to the test system to ensure timeliness, data quality and integrity verification. The APRS will oversee the preparation of data for exchange between the ESSS and the CDC National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) and will serve as the subject matter expert for using the NSSP state locker for ongoing validation and management. The APRS will develop new syndrome filters and applicable program reports. The incumbent will also oversee efforts to enhance ESSS, including developing use cases and testing the release of new functionality. The APRS will oversee and lead the preparation of annual work plans and strategic plans; and lead collaborative workgroups, committees and/or meetings to provide subject matter expertise, share lessons learned and best practices with other syndromic surveillance partners. Other related duties as assigned.

    Conditions of Employment

    Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.  


    HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.  


    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans



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