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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 I

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 730564 Date posted: 09/11/2018
Description:
Coordinates small scale project(s) e.g., less than one year, under 100k annually. Works under general supervision. Final review required for each phase of assignment.

Essential Functions:
- Coordinates recruitment of participants and develops information packets for the participants. Monitors and tracks participant progress throughout the project and provides follow-up as needed. Assists with development of research instruments. Trains research assistants.
- Edits and manipulates data; performs data manipulation to produce progress reports including basic statistical analyses. Maintains project records&reports. Reviews literature relating to research project. May conduct detailed, complex in-person or telephone interviews. May be responsible for data quality assurance. May coordinate small scale research projects.
- Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


Secondary Functions:


- We are hiring a part-time Research Associate I to work on 3 different projects. 1) Pathways: conduct follow-up telephone interviews in Chinese, making reminder telephone calls to participants who do not respond to questionnaire mailings.  2) KPRB: place research blood orders in HealthConnect for the KPRB and biobanking services studies. He/she will follow standard operating procedures (SOP) to complete order placement. Staff member will also monitor the KPRB and biobanking services lab order queue on LIMS (Lab Information Management Systems).  3) STRATA Tasks: ensure eConsult requests meet eligibility requirements; process daily requests and submit into portal, process and distribute results to oncologists and scan centers; daily reconciliation of requests, submissions, and results; help with follow-up and troubleshoot pathology issues.


Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum one (1) year of experience in one or more of the technical areas required - Professional certification (e.g., RN, RHIT, RD, etc.) may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
Education
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- N/A.



Additional Requirements:
- Experience with interviewing & chart review.
- Basic knowledge of questionnaire design&simple data analysis & interpretation.
- Knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, & database applications.
- Familiar with medical terminology.
- Must be able to work in Labor/Management Partnership environment.


 


Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field preferred, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.

Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway 2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 12:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Div of Research Travel: No
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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