CPH Preferred


This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan
by leveraging technology to enhance laboratory services, increase timeliness and efficiency of
laboratory procedures, supports the quality of regulatory functions through high quality data and
methodologies required for new regulations, and contributes to advanced protective measures and risk
The Research Scientist II (Chemical Sciences) (RS II (CS)) plans, coordinates and carries out scientific
projects, sample analysis and sample accessioning of moderate complexity related to marine biotoxins
State of California – Health and Human Services Agency California Department of Public Health
produced by microscopic algae affecting bivalve molluscan shellfish such as clams, mussels, oysters,
geoduck, scallops, sea cucumbers and crabs and testing for emerging organic and inorganic chemical
contaminants of public health concerns and assist in the analyses of opioids illicit drug residues. The
RS II (CS) as part of a cooperative team works under quality assurance certification protocols, assists,
trains, and collaborates with other scientific staff, on methodologies, techniques, and procedures to
ensure accuracy and high quality of results. Independently operates and maintains complex analytical
instrumentation. Prepares and submits scientific reports for performance evaluation studies and other
projects. Acts as a technical scientific consultant and represents the Unit in trainings, meetings, and
scientific conferences. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Research Scientist
Supervisor I (Chemical Sciences) (RSS I (CS)) of the Chemistry Unit.

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About California Department of Public Health, Center for Laboratory Sciences

All California Department of Public Health (CDPH) employees perform work that is of the utmost importance, where each employee is important in supporting and promoting an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, essential to the delivery of the department’s mission. All employees are valued and should understand that their contributions and the contributions of their team members derive from different cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences, supporting innovations in public health services and programs for California.