Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by performing as a clinical scientist to ensure the quality of performance and outcomes of results from our high complexity Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified genetic screening laboratories.

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Research Scientist Supervisor I, Chief of the Classic NBS Laboratory Unit, in the Laboratory Services Branch (LSB), within the Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) Division. The Research Scientist I (Chemical Sciences) (RS I) plans, organizes, and carries out scientific research studies of limited scientific scope and complexity, and process clinical specimens according to established protocols for newborn and prenatal genetic disease screening.

The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.