The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was created in 2002 to monitor and evaluate the physical and mental health impact on those exposed to the September 11 th , 2001 disaster. The WTCHR provides long-term follow-up of the 71,000 people who have volunteered to participate in the Registry. Based in the Division of Epidemiology in a renowned and dynamic health department, the Registry's research informs 9/11-related healthcare and treatment referral outreach.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Oversee the Registry's Treatment Referral Program, which conducts periodic outreach to Registry enrollees to encourage them to apply to the World Trade Center Health Program.
- Supervise research scientists on analytical work and manuscript preparation.
- Supervise and guide qualitative and intervention research sub- group
- Assist the Director of Research on oversight and management of external research facilitated by the Registry.
- Participate in or lead scientific studies in areas such as mental and physical health effects associated with exposure to the 9/11 disaster among adult, adolescent and/or child community survivors and/or rescue/recovery workers.
- Support and track manuscripts and other scientific outputs in conjunction with producing regular reports.
- Prepare manuscripts and presentations based on Registry studies.
- Conduct quality assurance of Registry scientific outputs, including manuscripts, to ensure that Registry standards for accuracy in coding, statistics and narrative exposition are met.
- Participate as a collaborative scientist in the Research/Survey Unit. Participate in unit and subunit meetings, research round tables and analyst meetings. Participate in data cleaning and recoding, the preparation of survey or in-depth study data file users' manuals, codebooks and other documentation as needed.
- Participate in the design and implementation of WTCHR surveys and nested studies including questionnaire development.
- Maintain confidentiality of identifiable data.
- Contribute to special projects as needed.
- PhD in epidemiology preferred
- Strong competency in statistics, SAS programming and/or R, and data manipulation technologies
- Experience in studies on physical or mental health outcomes, especially those based on large longitudinal data sets
- Experience in qualitative and/or intervention research
- Experience in mentoring and guiding less experienced analysts and scientists in data analysis and manuscript writing
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
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We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Minimum Qual Requirements
For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Internal Number: 396961
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