This Research Scientist 2 reports to a Research Scientist 1 or Director of Health Services Research and is a member of the Centralized Data and Analytics Hub Team responsible for formalizing an information cycle designed to produce integrative insights across health-related programs within and outside the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and develop strategic models for public health policy and decision making.
The position will assess the current capacity, gaps, and opportunities of New Jersey’s public health infrastructure and workforce. This involves conducting data analyses and leveraging findings to create an implementation plan for the modernization of public health infrastructure and workforce development.
The Research Scientist 2 will research methods, techniques, protocols, and requirements applicable to developing a standardized reporting matrix related to the delivery and publication of public health data, outcomes, and activities. This includes establishing data reporting requirements and researching and/or implementing security standards for public health data sharing and reporting via consultation with Data Privacy Officers or other parties to ensure compliance with established regulations.
Furthermore, this position will develop and maintain automated transfer pipelines for data receipt from multiple sources such as surveys, surveillance, health premised data bases, historical/reference documentation, or other channels of information.
This position may be eligible to participate in the Department's pilot telework program, which offers eligible employees the opportunity to work remotely for up to two (2) days per week, as approved by management.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to PSTOC@doh.nj.gov
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of full-time experience in a field appropriate to the position.
NOTE: A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essentials duties of the position.
New Jersey Department of Health
Improving health through leadership and innovation
The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.