Health Policy Research, Data Management and Data Governance Liaison |RESEARCH SCIENTIST IV (EPI/BIO)
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $8,980.00 - $11,242.00 monthly
Academic / Research
Internal Number: JC-341511
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by maintaining a proactive culture of quality improvement and leveraging data and technology to enhance services.
The incumbent works under the administrative direction of the Center for Family Health (CFH) Deputy Director. The Research Scientist IV (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) (RS IV) serves as a senior scientist for the CFH and as a scientific advisor for the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH), Genetic Disease Screening Program Division (GDSP), and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Division. Responsibilities include directing complex statewide scientific population health studies, developing frameworks, and conducting analysis related to status of health of women and children. The RS IV will also serve as a resource for other CFH programs, providing statistical and epidemiological advisement to CFH Divisions, provide Center-level scientific review of reports and manuscripts and serving as CFH liaison for data governance issues. This position involves up to 5% travel with possible overnight stay(s).
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.
Writing Sample Instruction
In addition to your SOQ, please submit one published article where you were either first or last author.
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 Instructions
Your SOQ should be typed, in 12-point Arial font, double-spaced, on 8.5” X 11” paper, not to exceed 2 pages. Document header must include your name, the job title and job code #.
Please describe your experience in:
o Planning and conducting complex population-level studies.
o Planning and conducting studies that center health equity.
o Conducting complex statistical analysis in SAS or R.
o Providing epidemiologic expertise to a variety of audiences.
o Mentoring junior scientists.
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:
o Extensive experience in research and statistical methodology for program and population studies
o Fluency in SAS or R statistical software
o Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
o Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and equity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
o Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
o Highly organized, solution-oriented with demonstrated attention to detail
At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.
The Human Resources Division (HRD) partners with CDPH’s programs and management to provide guidance and consultative services on HR matters that are necessary for the Department to carry out its mission to deliver quality public health services.