The Research and Evaluation Unit in the HIV Prevention Program of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control has an opening for a City Research Scientist III. Under the supervision of the Director of Research and Evaluation (R&E), as part of a diverse team conducting a dynamic portfolio of high priority projects aimed to End the Epidemic of HIV in New York City.
--Oversee study operations for select high-impact HIV prevention research and evaluation projects.
--Oversee the development and maintenance of project and data management systems across multiple projects.
--Perform data collection and complex data analyses; experience with SAS is essential.
--Contribute to the development of comprehensive proposals, protocols and evaluation plans for innovative pilot programs and studies.
--Oversee and perform focused reviews of the scientific literature to inform project proposals, research reports, journal articles and special requests.
--Lead and contribute to the preparation of reports, presentations and manuscripts for scientific journals.
--Oversee study protocol materials related to human subjects protections for IRB review at the NYC DOHMH.
--Supervise data analysts and, as need, student interns and fellows.
--Contribute to narrative and data reporting to federal funders and internal leadership on monitoring and evaluation activities and indicators, in collaboration with R&E analysts.
--Represent the Program and Bureau on committees and other planning/working groups as needed.
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.
Excellent analytic skills and reasoning; knowledge of HIV prevention strategies and the specific challenges of monitoring HIV prevention activities
At least five years of experience in program evaluation and monitoring; strong written and oral communication skills
Outstanding working knowledge of SAS, Excel and other MS Office software; proficiency in ArcGIS and/or Tableau; and a general appreciation for data quality
Experience and expertise in evaluation/research planning, implementation, analysis and reporting using quantitative data
Ability to work with a diverse staff of scientists, clinicians, and program managers within the Health Department as well as with other stakeholders including community members
Expected to maintain multiple projects simultaneously and function effectively both independently and as part of at team
This position requires substantial prior training and/or applied work in public health research.
**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:
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Internal Number: 404202
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