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PUBLIC HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  RESEARCH SCIENTIST SUPERVISOR II (FOOD AND DRUG SCIENCES)
Salary: $7,572.00 - $9,156.00
Posted: 04/13/11

Sacramento, CA

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Chief, Food and Drug Branch, the incumbent is responsible for the supervision of Research Scientists I, II, III and IV within the Section. The Research Scientist Supervisor II will provide administrative guidance and leadership in planning, organizing, and directing difficult and complex major original scientific research studies or public health investigations that have broad statewide scientific scope, high sensitivity, and policy impact; make original, independent decisions on complex scientific problems relating to the safety of foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products consumed or distributed in California, using scientific theories and principles on association and risk and then develop hypothesis on causes and also test these hypotheses; conceive, plan, and conduct scientific research work of large scope on a statewide or national basis, that has extreme difficulty and complexity in unexplored areas of public health. These scientific research studies have significant sensitivity and public health policy impact. These scientific studies require the development of new, creative scientific techniques for the assurance that foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products manufactured and sold in California are safe. The incumbent will direct assigned staff to develop guidelines and procedures for food, drug, medical device, cosmetic and consumer product safety; independently develop hypotheses for addressing any safety concerns on foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products and test the hypotheses; serve as an expert scientific subject matter expert for the Department; publish results of scientific studies in peer-reviewed scientific publications; and make recommendations to management on scientific health policy issues associated with the manufacture and distribution of foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products in California. The incumbent will represent California in state and national scientific meetings regarding the safety of foods and their ingredients. Meet the requirements to be commissioned by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to appointment to the position. Three years of experience in the California state service performing scientific research duties comparable to those of a Research Scientist Supervisor I in the stated specialty or a closely related field. and Possession of a doctoral degree in the stated specialty or a closely related field or a degree of Doctor of Medicine. Or II Two years of experience in the California state service performing scientific research duties comparable to those of a Research Scientist IV in the stated specialty or in a closely related field. (Possession of a recognized professional Board certification in the stated specialty or possession of a master's degree in Public Health or preventive medicine may be substituted for one year of the required experience.) and Education: Possession of a doctoral degree in the stated specialty or a closely related field or a degree of Doctor of Medicine. Or III Experience: Five years of progressively responsible research experience in the stated specialty or a closely related field. This experience must have included major responsibility for the design, conduct, and analysis of a large or highly complex and difficult research, and experience in the development, planning, and operation of multidisciplinary, complex, and difficult research program involving coordination of several groups of disciplines, recruitment and training of personnel, budgeting and accounting of funds, and preparation of major reports and scientific publications. At least three years of this experience must be at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a Research Scientist Supervisor I. and Possession of a doctoral degree in the stated specialty or in a closely related field. Or IV Five years of progressively responsible professional research experience in a field of medical specialization relevant to the stated specialty or a closely related field. This experience must have included major responsibility for the design, conduct, and analysis of complex research, or responsibility for the administration and coordination of large, complex multidisciplinary, or multi-institutional research programs. Two years of approved residency in a medical specialty relevant to the class title may be substituted for one year of the required experience. At least three years of this experience must be at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a Research Scientist Supervisor I. and Possession of the degree of Doctor of Medicine. All interested applicants must submit a State Application form STD 678 (with original signature), a resume and copy of certification list eligibility via U.S. Mail to the address listed below, and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in line number 12 (explanation)of the STD 678. Application will be screened and only the most qualified candidates with qualifications as specified above will be considered for interview. Current state employee's who meet the requirments or individual who have taken the Research Scientist II (Food and Drug Science)state exam may apply. *ALL HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO HIRING FREEZE AND/OR HR/BUDGET APPROVAL. CURRENT CDPH EMPLOYEES SEEKING PROMOTION OR LATERAL TRANSFER ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.*

Additional Information:

Working Title

Position Number

Research Scientist Supervisor II

580 - 610 - 5652 -

Location

County

Sacramento

SACRAMENTO

Timebase

Tenure

Full Time

Permanent   month(s)

Final Filing Date:

Department Link:

05/05/2011

None Specified

Contact Unit/Address

Contact Name/Phone

Food and Drug Branch
1500 Capitol Ave, MS 7602
Sacramento, CA 95814

Jule Saavedra
916-650-6611
julie.saavedra@cdph.ca.gov

 

 

 

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