Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public/Environmental Health, or a related field and two years of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in a related field and one year of research 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 Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public/Environmental Health, or a related field and one year experience conducting epidemiological research and data management/data analysis. Experience managing and analyzing large data sets. Experience with statistical analysis, preferably using SAS. Experience writing manuscripts based on analyses. Familiarity with Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data and/or birth defects data and/or vital records data. Familiarity with using MS Access for data management.

The Research Scientist I will work within the Birth Defects Lifespan Studies Section in the Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology, Center for Environmental Health. The incumbent will join a team of public health professionals to work on CDC cooperative agreements to study prevalence; healthcare access, utilization, and cost; short- and long-term outcomes; and disparities in access to specialty care and outcomes for individuals living with birth defects and neuromuscular disorders. The incumbent will perform literature searches related to birth defects; collect, organize, handle, and evaluate project-related data; contribute to problem definition, planning and will perform birth defects surveillance and research; and analyze data and interpret results including development of SAS programs, data cleaning, and data analysis; prepare reports, presentations, posters, tables, charts and graphs; and work with senior staff to draft manuscripts for publication in scientific journals based on analyses.

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 2022-5985 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.