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 Research Scientist (RS) II will serve as a staff scientist contributing to the design and implementation of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program evaluations for the Adolescent Sexual Health Education Program. The RS II will apply scientific approaches to critically evaluate and monitor public health program models focused on health disparities elimination and will assess and troubleshoot evaluation related issues at the local and state levels. The RS II participates in the design and implementation of all phases of evaluations and fidelity studies; and/or leading discrete projects of moderate scope, coordinating data collection, documenting, and presenting findings. This position includes some statewide and local travel, up to 5%, to implementing sites and professional meetings.

The Research Scientist (RS) II works under the general supervision of the Chief of the Adolescent Program Evaluation and Data Unit.

About California Department of Public Health

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.

Are you looking to join an exciting, dedicated team of professionals that work to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and adolescents in California? To accomplish its mission, the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) maintains partnerships, contracts, and agreements with state, federal, and local agencies in both public and private sectors. MCAH hosts an array of programs and initiatives to serve the state's diverse populations and regions providing important resources, information and data about reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, birth outcomes and more. Most programs and initiatives within MCAH are funded by the 1935 Social Security Act's Title V Block Grant.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division, Center for Family Health, California Department of Public Health.  We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment.  We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.