Climate Health Epidemiologist (Drought) | RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS)
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $7,811.00 - $9,777.00 monthly
Academic / Research
Internal Number: JC-339317
*PENDING HRD APPROVAL*
The incumbent works under the general direction of the Climate Change and Health Unit Chief, in the Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB). The Research Scientist III (RS III) (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) provides subject matter expertise in conducting health surveillance and identifying drought and heat-related morbidity and mortality. The incumbent will analyze data sources and population vulnerabilities and integrate the needs of communities in developing recommendations for health resilience during present day and future drought conditions.
The RS III acts as a subject matter expert in the Branch, providing consultation and technical assistance to other programs and at the Department level on an as needed basis. The incumbent exercises a high degree of initiative and flexibility in a substantial decision-making role.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts official or un-official and/or Degree for education verification
Resume is required and must be included.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology or knowledge in this area.
Strong programming ability, especially in R, with an interest and ability to advance programming skills.
Experience working with large datasets and complex analyses.
Familiarity with surveillance systems.
Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
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