Occupational Epidemiologist | RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS)
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $7,811.00 - $9,777.00 monthly
2 openings available.
Internal Number: JC-329937
The Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) (RS III) will work under general direction of the Public Health Medical Officer (PHMO) III, Chief of Emerging Workplace Hazards Unit (EWHU), or the PHMO III, Chief of the Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program (OHSEP).
The RS III in the EWHU provides epidemiologic expertise and leadership related to addressing emerging workplace hazards in California. The RS III plans, organizes, and directs statewide surveillance and epidemiological research studies of a highly developed scientific scope and complexity, to investigate existing and emerging occupational hazards and health endpoints, including during public health emergencies such as COVID-19, natural disasters, non-infectious disease outbreaks, and hazardous chemical exposures or releases.
The RS III in OHSEP provides epidemiologic expertise related to occupational heat-related illness in California. The RS III plans, organizes, and directs statewide surveillance and epidemiological studies of a highly developed scientific scope and complexity, to track occupational heat-related illness.
Both RS IIIs make independent, complex decisions regarding epidemiologic data, methods, and interpretation. Collaborates with other CDPH staff, local health departments, and other state, local, or federal agencies to coordinate response and surveillance efforts. Presents surveillance and epidemiologic findings to epidemiologists, public health experts, and the community, and publishes research in scientific journals. Applies data findings to assist the EWHU Chief or the OHSEP Chief and other collaborating staff in developing recommendations for the prevention and management of existing and emerging occupational health hazards, or prevention and management of occupational heat-related illness. Serves as scientific advisor or consultant to other lower-level epidemiologists in OHB. May require up to 5% periodic overnight travel within California.
Duty statements for both EWHU and OHSEP are attached to this JC for more information.
These positions are flexible (based on the need of business), it can be hybrid, telework-centered, or office-centered in compliance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
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Describes relevant education and prior experience with epidemiologic investigations and surveillance projects, which may include: study design; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and dissemination of findings. Include any experience in occupational and/or environmental health.
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