Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year of experience in the coordination of administrative, financial, human resources, operations or other program activities; OR an Associates degree in a related field and three years of such experience; OR five years of such 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.


Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in public health, a related social or behavioral science or a health related field. Experience working with infectious disease populations in clinical or community based organizations, consumer groups and ancillary organizations like pharmacies, managed care organizations and county health departments. Experience with quality improvement methods, data collection and analysis. Experience using Zoom, Webex and other web based tools to reach audiences virtually. Experience facilitating or presenting meetings and webinars.



The Program Assistant I will work in the Office of the Medical Director and will provide administrative and programmatic support toward improving health outcomes among communities heavily impacted by HIV and HIV/STI comorbidities. The incumbent will support the COVID-19 recovery and work to reinvigorate the 11 regions (statewide) that make up NYLinks. The incumbent will assist in monitoring, coordinating and facilitating regional meeting logistics, assess the need for virtual content and assist to develop that content through either regionally specific or state wide presentations; interact with public health and medical providers, members and staff of community based organizations, and actively participate in activities related to Ending the Epidemic and recovery from COVID; assist in the development of organizational profiles; and perform other appropriate related duties.


This position is supported by the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program.


Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.


This is a grant funded position, expected to last approximately one year.


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 2022- 6108 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


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!

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.