Lead Research Scientist, Substance Use and Addiction Epidemiology & Evaluation | RESEARCH SCIENTIST
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $7,811.00 - $9,777.00 monthly
Academic / Research
Internal Number: JC-340495
The Research Scientist III (RS III) (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) works under the general direction of the Research Scientist Supervisor I, Chief, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit. The RS III leads the development and implementation of highly complex epidemiological data systems related to substance use and addiction. The RS III will use epidemiological research methods and/or behavioral sciences theoretical models to evaluate data sources, develop scientific indicators and tools, conduct scientific studies, conduct analyses, and write up reports, data briefs, and manuscripts for dissemination to diverse audiences. The RS III will carry out highly developed scientific work related to the evaluations of public health programs, make independent, complex decisions and be responsible for ensuring the scientific quality of all administrative and research reporting requirements. Minimal travel (3%) is required to participate in local, regional, and national activities. Some overnight stays may be required.
Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policies and Procedures.
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
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications -
Please see Statement of Qualifications instructions below at end of posting. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ will not be scored/reviewed.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
Responses to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will be used to pre-screen applicants for this position. The SOQ is not to exceed two pages, using 12-point font with 1-inch margins. The SOQ must be included with your State Application in order to be considered for this position.
1) Describe how your experience and skills are relevant to this position.
2) Describe your experience conducting quantitative data analyses (indicate which software you used).
3) Describe your experience disseminating research findings to scientific audiences (e.g., articles, reports, data briefs) and lay audiences (e.g., fact sheets, content for websites).
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:
Excellent communication, both oral and written
Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
Ability to handle multiple priorities
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team including both scientific and non-scientific staff
Experience writing reports and conducting presentations for public health audiences
Proficiency in the use of statistical software (e.g., SAS) to manage and analyze public health-related data
Knowledge of behavioral health, substance use, and addiction research
Knowledge of health equity and social determinants of health research
Experience conducting formative research and evaluating public health programs
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