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​Disease Research, Prevention & Regulation

A critical function in support of our mission includes protecting people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases like Zika virus, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also provides services, conducts research, and releases information in the areas of genetic diseases and chronic diseases and conditions.

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Infectious Disease Branch

The Infectious Diseases Branch (IDB) conducts surveillance, investigation, control, and prevention of general communicable diseases of public health importance that are not covered by the specific programs of the Immunization Branch, the Tuberculosis Control Branch, the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch, and the Office of HIV/AIDS.  IDB implements its program through its four Sections: Disease Investigations Section, Surveillance and Statistics Section, Vector-Borne Disease Section, and Veterinary Public Health Section.  Diseases followed by IDB include foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne, zoonotic, and emerging infectious diseases.

​​How to apply

Step 1: Create or Login to Your CalCareer Account

With a CalCareer account, you can take state civil service examinations, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies, track your application status and save your resume all in one place.

Step 2: Take Examination/Assessment

Before you can work for the State, you need to take and pass an examination for the job type (classification) that you wish to be considered for employment. The assessment process can take many forms (i.e. self-assessments or written exams) and maybe required to be completed in-person or online. Examination Bulletins list the minimum qualifications and the steps required to apply and/or complete the examination/assessment. If you have current or past state experience, you may have Transfer Eligibility or Reinstatement Rights.

  
  
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Research Data Specialist I$6,061.00-$7,587.00Multiple8PB39Continuous
Research Data Specialist II$6,658.00-$8,334.00Multiple8PB40Continuous

​Step 3: Search and Apply for Jobs

Once you have taken the examination or established eligibility for the job type that you wish to be considered for employment, you may be considered for open positions in that job type by applying for job vacancies. Login to your CalCareer account, locate the job posting you wish to apply for and click on “Apply for This Job” and follow the prompts.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Lead Data Engineer$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Health Statistics and InformaticsPublic Health Informatics BranchSacramentoJC# 3711936/6/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist Manager (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Program and Policy Branch Chief$12,161.00-$13,809.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthGenetic Disease Division - RichmondContra CostaJC# 3712006/8/20238PB0902Continuous
Research Scientist Manager (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Branch Chief$12,161.00-$13,809.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease & Emergency Response Branch - RichmondSacramentoJC# 3715026/9/20238PB0902Continuous
Staff Services Management Auditor - Branch Chief$4,091.00-$6,651.00Permanent Full TimeExecutive DivisionOffice of ComplianceContra CostaJC# 3713826/9/20234PB38Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Senior Research Scientist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesEnvironmental Health Investigations Branch - RichmondContra CostaJC# 3717006/1/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist I (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Research Scientist$6,512.00-$8,093.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesADAP Care Evaluation & Informatics BranchSacramentoJC# 3717406/1/20238PB0202Continuous
Research Scientist III (Microbiological Sciences) - Biosafety Officer$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Laboratory SciencesMicrobial Diseases Laboratory BranchContra CostaJC# 3717736/12/20238PB0404Continuous
Research Scientist I (Chemical Sciences) - Research Laboratory Scientist$6,512.00-$8,093.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthGenetic Disease Division - RichmondContra CostaJC# 3521156/10/20238PB0201Continuous
Research Data Specialist III - Bioinformatics and Laboratory Information Management System Specialist$7,315.00-$9,155.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Laboratory SciencesCenter for Laboratory SciencesContra CostaJC# 3719526/12/20238PB41Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - Data Visualization Researcher$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthWomen, Infants & Children DivisionSacramentoJC# 3722096/5/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist III (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - RPHO Epidemiologist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeStatewideJC# 3728776/8/20238PB0406Continuous
Research Data Specialist II - Quality Improvement Research Data Specialist II$6,658.00-$8,334.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Environmental HealthEnvironmental Management BranchContra CostaJC# 3733126/5/20238PB40Continuous
Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Prenatal Outcome & Evaluation Analyst$5,518.00-$6,907.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthGenetic Disease Division - RichmondContra CostaJC# 3738766/14/20239PB04Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Genomics Epidemiologist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Limited Term Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeSacramentoJC# 3740116/15/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Genomics Epidemiologist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Limited Term Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeContra CostaJC# 3740126/15/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Epidemiologist II$7,152.00-$8,889.00Limited Term Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeSacramentoJC# 3741276/15/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Epidemiologist II$7,152.00-$8,889.00Limited Term Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeContra CostaJC# 3741416/15/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Data Supervisor - Chief, Data Quality and Analysis Unit$6,563.00-$8,153.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Health Statistics and InformaticsPublic Health Policy & Research BranchSacramentoJC# 3745296/12/20238PB42Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - Evaluation Specialist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesTobacco Control BranchSacramentoJC# 3749766/27/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Genomics Epidemiologist III$7,811.00-$9,777.00Limited Term Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeSacramentoJC# 3746146/21/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Genomics Epidemiologist III$7,811.00-$9,777.00Limited Term Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeContra CostaJC# 3750806/21/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Injury Prevention Epidemiologist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesSafe & Active Communities BranchSacramentoJC# 3750836/21/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Research Scientist III$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesImmunization Branch OfficeContra CostaJC# 3753106/15/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Data Supervisor - Quality & Data Project Manager$6,563.00-$8,153.00Permanent Full TimeAdministration DivisionFinancial Management BranchSacramentoJC# 3700526/15/20238PB42Continuous
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