The Texas Department of State Health Services is seeking a Medical Research Specialist I.
Under the general direction of the Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (BDESB) Manager, provides advanced (senior-level) medical / public health research and analysis work. Plans, conducts, directs, and reports on medical research projects and advanced epidemiologic studies, investigations, and analyses of birth defects. Conducts epidemiologic analyses of microcephaly and other conditions related to prenatal Zika virus infection. Serves as the coordinator for information exchange and other BDESB activities with CDC’s Zika Pregnancy Registry. Ensures dissemination of data and findings from work associated with Zika virus infection and birth defects associated with it. Serves as resource scientist/consultant and provides scientific/technical expertise. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
The Health and Human Services Commission posting (requisition) number is 340321 and the job description is in the document below.