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Senior Research Scientist

Overview

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day,more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources tomore than35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

Responsibilities

Responsible for collaborating with Director/Associate Director to ensure that the Research Center produces high-quality, methodologically sound research on home and community based care. Develops and implements detailed data-analytic plans using advanced statistical methods. Trains and mentors data analysts at all levels in research design, VNSNY data systems and statistical analysis. Works under general direction.

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in Public Health, Health Economics, Statistics or other relevant discipline required.

Experience: Minimum of five years experience conducting/managing large scale independent research conducted in an academic, clinical or health policy research setting required. Advanced data management and analytical skills, including proficiency in use of statistical software, e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA required. Experience in collaborative research projects, research design, statistical methods and research project management required. Proven publication record required. Effective oral/written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency in personal computer software preferably Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel required. Successful track record in obtaining funding (e.g. governmental/foundation) preferred.

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