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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Lead Sr. Research Project Manager - Epidemiologic Research (San Diego)

Location: El Cajon, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 801709 Date posted: 07/26/2019

Leads and mentors and develops Project Managers and staff. Oversees management of all aspects of five (5) or more medium to large scale studies or research program. Mentors and develops Project Managers and staff. Works independently in accordance with established objectives. Work subject to occasional review.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise staff to include performance evaluation and conduct hiring and disciplinary actions in partnership with Unit Manager.

  • Collaborates with Unit Manager to determine overall strategic direction of Unit and assists in management of Unit operations.

  • Mentors and develops Project Managers and staff.

  • Oversees management of all aspects of five (5) or more medium to large scale studies or research program.

  • Guides the design and development of well-defined research.

  • Develops, interprets and implements standards, procedures, policies, and protocols for research programs.

  • May collaborate on determining strategic direction of research program.

  • May serve as a consultant on multiple studies.

  • Recognized expert in complex analytic problem solving, project and client management.

  • Prepares progress reports independently and/ or collaboratively.

  • Collaborates with Unit Manager to identify training needs for overall department unit.

  • Develop and disseminate department unit training plan.

  • Oversee training implementation.

  • If assigned to clinical trial, will work with Sponsors/monitors at clinical sites.

  • Adheres to compliance and privacy/confidentiality requirements and standards.

  • Adheres to GCP and compliance regulations for clinical trials.

  • Oversees data collection and conducts data analysis.

  • Implements quality control and quality assurance measures.

  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of KP systems and databases.

  • Negotiates and manages time commitments and resources.

  • Interfaces with IRB and drafts IRB protocols, amendments, continuing reviews, etc.

  • Assists with the development and dissemination of training plans.

  • Provides consultation to Project Managers on staffing and staff-related concerns.

  • Forms project teams and responsible for staff resources.

  • Provides leadership and direction to multidisciplinary project teams.

  • May co-author scientific papers with the investigator for presentation and/ or publication.

  • Creates professional presentations and presents at professional/ scientific meetings.

  • Serves as a member and may provide leadership on department or study-related committees.

  • Provides budget expertise, and prepares, manages and evaluates budgets.

  • Assist investigators in developing and preparing grant proposals by drafting substantial portions of grant proposals.

  • May contribute to development of study methodology.
  • This is a Repost of 795817.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in a healthcare and/or research setting to include management responsibility.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional experience in research principles, design and strategies, biostatistical analyses and data interpretation.
  • Minimum six (6) years of leadership experience.
  • Education
  • Master's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or related field, OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Ability and/or experience developing and implementing research instruments.
  • Conducts and interprets quantitative and/ or qualitative analyses.
  • Prior experience as a Project Manager on at least four medium to large projects.
  • Experience developing and presenting professional reports and presentations to senior-level audiences.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, preferably research project budgets.
  • Leads and manages other professionals through influence and collaboration.
  • Identifies key business opportunities and/ or issues and develop appropriate action plans.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD degree, preferably in the healthcare field.
  • Understanding of the operations and/or business of Kaiser Permanente and health policy trends preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,El Cajon,El Cajon Call Center 1620 E. Main St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Research and Evaluation Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Research & Development Careers

    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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