Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, or Statistics or a related field and four years of research experience in the collection and analysis of data; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and six years of such experience; OR eight years of experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one year of experience.

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduate degree in Public Health or related field and experience in public health research and program evaluation which demonstrates proficiency in project planning and coordination, data collection, data analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of program findings for varied audiences, and provision of evaluation technical assistance. Evaluation and cost-benefit analysis experience including evaluation of workforce strategies and community-based interventions and programs; demonstrated experience using data management and collection tools, various statistical methods in program evaluation. Intermediate or advanced proficiency using SAS. Experience using other evaluation/statistical applications experience.

The Associate Program Research Specialist will work in the Office of Science with primary responsibilities to lead performance measurement and evaluation efforts for the CDC Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce and Data Systems grant. The aim of this grant is to help meet critical public health infrastructure needs and strategic investments that will have lasting effects on NYSDOH and public health agencies across New York State.

The incumbent will work across the department and with external stakeholders on innovative teams designed to assess and support enhancements of the public health workforce. In collaboration with federal technical assistance providers, NYSDOH staff, and grant partners and stakeholders, the incumbent will develop and update evaluation plans that include an overall Evaluation and Performance Measurement plan and specific evaluation studies. The incumbent will oversee the implementations of the Evaluation and Performance Measurement plan and specific evaluations plans, which include but are not limited to data collection, analyses, report development, results dissemination and use for grant implementation improvement activities. The incumbent will facilitate internal and external evaluation collaborations and provide evaluation technical assistance to grant-related partners and stakeholders, and manage the evaluation contractor and staff in supporting the implementation of the evaluation plans. Finally, the incumbent will facilitate organizational participation in national evaluation requirements and initiatives.

Employee Benefits
Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!

Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2023-6522 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

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




About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.