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Under direction, to engage in and supervise chemical research work in one of the laboratories in the Laboratory Services Branch of the Department of Health Services; and to do other related work.
In close collaboration with the laboratory chiefs, plans, organizes, conducts, and directs research projects on health problems; plans procedures for experiments and develops new experimental methods; supervises and evaluates the work of technical personnel; actively engages in research work; makes interpretive analyses of data obtained; coordinates research activities with related work of the Department or with other public or private agencies or institutions; prepares reports and scientific papers for publication; and dictates correspondence.
Experience: One year of responsible research experience within the last five years in chemistry as applied to the field of public health. This research may have been either in satisfaction of the dissertation requirement for the doctoral degree or may have been postdoctoral study; and
Education: Possession of a doctoral degree with specialization in chemistry, or a closely related specialty.
Experience: Three years of responsible research experience within the last five years in chemistry as applied to the field of public health; and
Education: Possession of a master's degree with specialization in chemistry, or a closely related specialty.
Knowledge of: Physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry; scientific research methodology; current research in chemistry as applied to public health; public health principles; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Develop and originate new procedures; plan and perform difficult research work and interpret results; supervise the work of others; prepare scientific papers for publication; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relations with staff members and other agencies and persons; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.