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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$5,913.00-$7,402.00Multiple8PB39Continuous
Research Data Specialist II$6,496.00-$8,131.00Multiple8PB40Continuous

​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 Data Specialist II - Data Team Lead$6,658.00-$8,334.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease & Emergency Response Branch - RichmondSacramentoJC# 3519242/7/20238PB40Continuous
Research Scientist I (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Chronic Disease Surveillance Epidemiologist$6,512.00-$8,093.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesChronic Disease Surveillance & Research BranchSacramentoJC#3513982/26/20238PB0202Continuous
Research Scientist I (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Data Linkage and Deduplication Scientist$6,512.00-$8,093.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesChronic Disease Surveillance & Research BranchSacramentoJC#3503572/26/20238PB0202Continuous
Research Scientist I (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Surveillance and Federal Reporting Scientist$6,512.00-$8,093.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC#3494642/26/20238PB0202Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Toxicological Outbreak Investigations Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesEnvironmental Health Investigations Branch - RichmondContra CostaJC# 3502682/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) -Neurodegenerative Diseases Surveillance Epidemiologist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesChronic Disease Surveillance & Research BranchSacramentoJC# 3503562/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Maternal Mortality Research Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3513962/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Perinatal Epidemiologist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3514072/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Maternal Mortality Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3513772/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Syndromic Surveillance Lead$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesSubstance & Addiction Prevention BranchSacramentoJC# 3494662/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Data and Evaluation Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3494792/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - CalREDIE Epidemiologist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease & Emergency Response Branch - RichmondSacramentoJC# 3489172/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Rapid Mortality Data Surveillance Lead$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesSubstance & Addiction Prevention BranchSacramentoJC# 3521302/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) $7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Health Care QualityPublic Policy & Prevention DivisionSacramentoJC# 3522592/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - NBS Surveillance Specialist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthGenetic Disease Division - RichmondContra CostaJC# 3523602/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Indicators Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeOffice of Health EquityOffice of Health EquityStatewideJC# 3514122/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Maternal Morbidity Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3516652/26/20238PB0302Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - Program Evaluation Specialist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesSubstance & Addiction Prevention BranchSacramentoJC#3516572/26/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - Physical Activity and Nutrition Researcher$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesNutrition Education & Obesity Prevention BranchSacramentoJC#3468322/26/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - Home Visiting Data Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC#3503632/26/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - CASPHI Grant Evaluator$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeOffice of Policy & PlanningSacramentoJC#3501172/26/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) - Birth Defects Research Scientist$7,152.00-$8,889.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthGenetic Disease Division - RichmondContra CostaJC#3502992/26/20238PB0306Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Academic Partnerships Research Scientist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeOffice of Policy & PlanningSacramentoJC# 3514002/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Climate Change and Health Outcomes Scientist & Coordinator$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeOffice of Health EquityOffice of Health EquityStatewideJC# 3514112/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Data Visualization Scientist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3516632/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Mental and Behavioral Health Epidemiologist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3516642/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Epidemiologist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesCommunicable Disease Control Division OfficeStatewideJC# 3518552/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Lead Data System and Monitoring Scientist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Family HealthMaternal Child & Adolecent Health BranchSacramentoJC# 3519422/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Injury Prevention Epidemiologist$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesSafe & Active Communities BranchSacramentoJC# 3523872/26/20238PB0402Continuous
Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Rapid Data Surveillance and Analytics Lead$7,811.00-$9,777.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesSubstance & Addiction Prevention BranchSacramentoJC# 3520842/26/20238PB0402Continuous
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