Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of research experience in the collection and analysis of data; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and five years of such experience; OR seven 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.


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in data analytics or related field and at least one year of experience in applied data analysis in a healthcare setting. Experience with analyzing large Medicaid data sets preferably for pharmacy claims associated with opioid prescriptions and treatment of opioid use disorder. Proficiency in preparing external reports, data extracts, and performing quality assurance and/or testing activities. Intermediate or advanced proficiency using SAS, R, or other statistical software packages.



The Program Research Specialist III will be located within the Bureau of Informatics and Technology in the Center for Health Data Innovation in the Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS). The Program Research Specialist III will contribute to the deliverables outlined in the HEALing Communities Study, including leading data analyses, developing claims/enrollment/payment data extracts for grant partners, ensuring de-identification, and complying with privacy standards, and developing and monitoring quality assurance activities. The HEALING Communities Study examines opioid prescription, prevention of, misuse and abuse, overdose response, and treatment of opioid use disorders.




Specific duties will include: lead data analyses, develop and update, as needed, requirements from internal and external stakeholders for on-demand data extracts to grant partners, develop dashboards and visualizations to inform internal stakeholders, and participate in grant management activities and reporting. Other appropriate related duties as assigned.


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 2022-5670 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.