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Job Title: Statistician
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Organization: California Department of Public Health
Posted: 8/7/2020
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Remote,     
Position Description: As a core member of California’s COVID-19 Response Team, the incumbent will contribute to efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID by executing statistical analysis, visualizations of these analyses and support of analytic tools.


Serves as a statistician providing public health statistics, statistical analysis, and related scientific and technical expertise.

Provides statistical analysis of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases using appropriate methods including poisson distribution and negative binomial regressions, spatial conditional autoregression, ensembling, machine learning and predictive models as appropriate.

Presents and interprets the results of research findings, including visualizations of statistical analyses and disease models and prepares reports, scientific publications, and articles for publication.

Provides insight on statistical models and methods.

Translates statistical results into real- world implications and policy options for technical and non-technical audiences including external stakeholders.

Advises on and assists in collecting and synthesizing California-specific data needed for models.

Qualifications: Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Advanced skills in statistics relevant to infectious disease epidemiology, including conception, execution and interpretation of statistics and a preference for experience in statistics tied to real- world or public health implications.

Strong ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing for audiences which range in widely in their needs.

Ability to balance methodological rigor with practical concerns and pace of work.

Ability to seek out and translate feedback for the purpose of continuous quality improvement of data products.


Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Public Health, Biology or closely related field, required.

Master’s degree from an accredited graduate school with a focus in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, public policy or health policy, or a related field, preferred;

Doctoral-level degree such as PhD or DrPH in statistics, biostatistics, or closely related field preferred.

Organization Description: California Department of Public Health is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California. The mission of the Division of Communicable Disease Control is to reduce the transmission and impact of communicable diseases in California.

Closing Date: 11/7/2020
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Contact Name: Adam Readhead,  Statistician
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