The Research Scientist series is responsible
for the direction and conduct of highly specialized public health scientific
research necessary to meet the responsibilities of the State to protect and
improve the health of its citizens. The purposes of the research conducted are
to contribute to the understanding, prevention, and control of illnesses and
injuries and to develop public health education and prevention programs that
result in reduced morbidity and mortality, and to measure the efficiency of the
health care system in reducing morbidity and mortality.
There are over 50 classifications in this series ranging from Research Scientist I - IV, Research Scientist Supervisor I, II and Research Scientist Manager in various specialties including chemical, epidemiology/biostatistics, food and drug sciences, microbiological, physical and engineering, social/behavioral and veterinary sciences.