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Research Scientist

Conceptualizes, designs, implements and disseminates translational and other practice and policy research relevant in the home health care setting. Obtains outside government and philanthropic resources to support research, and to disseminate and translate practice-relevant home and community-based research. Collaborates with internal and external contacts from academia and the nursing and medical fields in designing and conducting research and then in translating research findings into practice. Works under general supervision. Education: Doctorate degree (PhD) with content expertise in Nursing, Public Health, Medicine, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Gerontology, Health Economics, Informatics, Epidemiology, or other related area required. Experience: Minimum of three years of experience as an independent, lead investigator required. Minimum of three years of experience designing and conducting collaborative health services research required. Prior project management experience and experience utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct data analysis/data management required. Demonstrated ability to successfully obtain foundation or government grant funding required. Proven publication and presentation record required. Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate others and be a team player required. Knowledge of and prior work experience in home health care setting preferred. Prior experience working with large data sets, decision support, geriatrics, chronic disease management, palliative care, and/or practice behavior change also preferred. A joint appointment with an academic medical center or university will be considered.


The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, health plan members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. On any given day, VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, home health aides and other professionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to approximately 40,000 individuals in our care helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.