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With a staff of approximately 600, an annual budget of more than $100 million, and hundreds of projects under way at any given time, our research program is one of the largest and most respected in the industry.

Research Associate III - Clinical Trials

Location: Los Angeles, CA Job Number: 708107 Date posted: 06/12/2018
Description: Manages day-to-day activities of a major segment(s) of medium to large studies or several smaller studies. May supervise project staff. Works under general supervision. Final review required for some phases of projects.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages day-to-day activities of a major segment(s) of medium to large studies or several smaller studies.
  • May assist in development of study tools (e.g. tracking forms, questionnaires, chart review forms, etc.).
  • Develops simple study protocols or portions of complex protocols.
  • Monitors progress of study activities (e.g. data collection and validation, recruitment, pilot studies, focus groups, etc.).
  • May coordinate research project activities with other research study centers.
  • Prepares progress reports independently and/or collaboratively.
  • May participate in the training of new team members and/or clinical staff.
  • If assigned to clinical trial, may 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.
  • Assists with and/or oversees quality assurance of study activities; ensures quality data.
  • May assist with implementation of quality control measures.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of KP systems and databases.
  • Identifies, recommends and implements solutions to study issues.
  • Interfaces with IRB and drafts portions of IRB protocols, amendments, continuing reviews, etc.
  • Supervises and manages the day-to-day activities of project staff including evaluating performance.
  • May mentor and develop staff and participate in hiring.
  • Contributes to portions of study presentations.
  • Assists in writing scientific articles.
  • Serves as a member on department or study-related committees.
  • May recommend budget actions/decisions and manage project budget.
  • Reviews scientific literature and drafts portions of background section of grant proposals.
  • May contribute to other sections of grants.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or healthcare-related field.
  • Minimum two (2) years of training and/or professional experience in research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing; ORm inimum two (2) years of experience in clinical protocols involving research methodology/research study design, and hypothesis testing.
  • Minimum two (2) years of training and/or experience managing research projects under general guidance. Education
  • Bachelor's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or health-related field (ex. Biology, Psychology, etc.), OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience creating flow charts, research instruments (e.g. chart review forms, questionnaires, etc.).
  • Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data interpretation and application.
  • Must be able to prepare sections of professional reports and presentations.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in clinical trials
  • Minimum one (1) year of leadership experience preferred.
  • Master's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology or related field.
    Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,1505 N. Edgemont Medical Offices 1505 N. Edgemont Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM 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 & 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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