Reproductive Epidemiology Research Scientist– Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Reproductive Epidemiology Research Scientist– Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment


California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is seeking to hire a Reproductive Epidemiology Research Scientist with expertise in reproductive epidemiological analyses, public health biostatistics, exposure assessment, and exposure modeling. 


OEHHA conducts cutting-edge work to protect and enhance public health and the environment through the scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances. These evaluations are frequently the subject of statewide, national and even international interest, and are used by various regulatory programs in California.


Job Duties

The incumbent will plan, organize, and direct epidemiological research of a highly developed scientific scope and complexity to evaluate and prioritize chemicals for possible listing under Proposition 65; maintain the Proposition 65 list of reproductive toxicants; and conduct dose response assessment for listed reproductive toxicants. The incumbent will also provide advanced and highly specialized scientific research expertise related to exposure assessment, exposure modeling, and data analysis. Specifically, duties will include:

  • Directing and performing analysis of epidemiological data and evaluating epidemiological studies for use in hazard identification for reproductive and developmental toxicity.
  • Analyzing and synthesizing complicated epidemiological data to develop accurate and authoritative hazard identification materials. Preparing concise, effective presentations of complex epidemiological hazard identification data and making presentations at public meetings.
  • Directing and performing dose response assessments using epidemiological data, and responding to comments from the public and other interested parties on epidemiological issues and human exposure issues in safe harbor development.
  • Identifying and evaluating issues related to developmental or reproductive toxicity having a bearing on Proposition 65 enforcement and/or litigation activity.


Please see the complete job announcement for working in either our Sacramento or Oakland office, with links to the full duty statement. For more information about OEHHA or other open positions at our agency, please visit


Important: In order to be considered for a job with the State of California, you MUST first be placed on an employment eligibility list for the specified classification. Please see the instructions for the Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) classification at, then complete and submit the documents required to establish your eligibility.


Job Requirements

  • Possession of a Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics or a closely related field; plus one year of progressively responsible scientific research experience in Epidemiology/ Biostatistics or a closely related field.
  • Proficiency in principles of epidemiology, public health, and chemical and physical agents in the environment, with specific expertise in the area of human reproductive epidemiology.
  • Proficiency in designing, conducting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from scientific research, disease surveillance, epidemiologic-based investigations, and exposure science for application to issues of public health, with expertise in research investigating incidence of human reproductive or developmental toxicity.
  • Knowledge of distribution and determinants of disease, health, and genetic conditions in the population
  • Ability to provide leadership in evaluation, development, and application of reproductive epidemiology in public health.
  • Knowledge of statistical software for analyzing epidemiological data.


Salary: $93,732 - $117,324 annually


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