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Health Research, Inc. Program Research Specialist II in Albany, New York

Applications to be submitted by June 17, 2024

Compensation Grade:


Compensation Details:

Minimum: $63,887.00 - Maximum: $63,887.00 Annually


(OPH) CCH - Division of Family Health

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 Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC), 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.

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!

Job Description:


The Program Research Specialist II will work within the Bureau of Health Equity and Community Engagement to analyze, interpret and report findings from grant programs. This individual will compile, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from community-based grantees. They will create data visualizations to communicate findings and create summaries and presentations for internal and external audiences. This role will also support the internal improvement processes of the Bureau by generating feedback and lessons learned.

The Program Research Specialist II will be a part of a dynamic team that is committed to eliminating health disparities. The role will be involved in synthesizing findings from community-based grantees regarding the promotion of COVID-19 health literacy, chronic disease prevention and social determinants of health. Analyzing qualitative data, as well as quantitative data, will be a key part of the day-to-day responsibilities. The role will include creating data visualizations, summaries, and presentations, tailored to specific audiences. The resulting findings will be focused on spurring action to improve the wellbeing of people in underserved communities in New York State.

The Bureau of Health Equity and Community Engagement's mission is to engage, build trust, and create partnerships with community-based organizations that are credible messengers and who are responsive to the needs of their community. The Bureau partners with organizations that share our common goal of eliminating health disparities. Health disparities are the result of structural racism and the historical and unequal distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources to rural, LGBTQ, disability, tribal nations and communities of color.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Public Health or a related field and two years of research experience in the collection and analysis of data; OR an Associate's degree in a related field and four years of such experience; OR six years of such experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with health disparities and community engagement. Demonstrated experience with both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Experience with Excel, ATLAS.ti, SAS, SPSS, R, or other software used in data analysis. Experience with software such as Tableau, ArcGIS, or other software used for data visualization and mapping. Master's degree in Public Health or a related field, such as Public Policy, Public Administration, Epidemiology, Statistics, Quality Improvement, Social Work, Communications.

Conditions of Employment

Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.

Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Travel, up to 25% of the time, will be required.

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting will be available.

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.

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

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly