This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by providing administrative, planning, training and technical support for the CDPH Infectious Diseases Laboratory Branch (IDLB).
The Research Scientist III plans, organizes, coordinates and administers scientific training and outreach projects related to Select Agents and other high-risk pathogens, and LRN-B Advanced Reference Laboratory and related public health emergency preparedness activities. The Research Scientist III (RS III) serves as the primary liaison to public health professional staff from other State, local, or Federal agencies as well as laboratory stakeholders (including clinical and local public health laboratories). The RS III provides technical support for development and performance of highly complex microbiological laboratory methods, techniques and procedures for Tier 1 Select Agents. The RS III is responsible for updating and monitoring IDLB PHEP grant deliverables and providing written and verbal reports to stakeholders and partners. This position will serve as a scientific advisor and consultant and as an Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) for Tier 1 Select Agents.
The incumbent works under the general direction of the Research Scientist Supervisor II, Chief of the High Risk Pathogens Section.
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