Job Description and Duties
The Research Scientist I (RS I) Epidemiology/Biostatistics (Epi/Bio) works under the supervision of the Research Scientist Supervisor I, Chief, Surveillance and Analytics Unit. The RS I will participate in the development and implementation of the data and research aspects of cannabis surveillance and prevention programs. The RS I writes reports, publications, fact sheets, data briefs, and content for posting to websites (e.g., Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch (SAPB) website) and social media. Educational resources are driven by surveillance data to address health inequities and are prepared for dissemination to diverse audiences. The RS I conducts statistical analyses and designs and maintains data visualizations using platforms such as Tableau. The RS I will be responsible for ensuring the scientific quality of all administrative and research reporting requirements. Minimal travel is required to participate in local and regional activities. Some overnight stays may be required.

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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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