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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.

Research Associate II- Bioethics

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 801119 Date posted: 06/10/2019
Description:

Supervises day-to-day activities for several small scale project(s) or a complete phase of medium project, e.g., multi-year, budget under 200k annually.  Recommends solutions to project design problems. Works under general supervision.  Final review required for each phase of project.



Essential Functions:


- Coordinates multiple small scale research projects or phases of a medium size project. Supervises staff to include hiring, training, evaluating performance and assigning work. Develops project tools such as tracking forms, study questionnaires&chart review forms. Supervises overall recruitment activities of study participants to ensure eligibility. Makes final selection decision. Supervises data collection and on-site pretests of questionnaires. Oversees quality assurance. Drafts project progress reports e.g. data collection and data entry summations. Assists in development of study presentations and scientific manuscripts.


- Serves as a staff member on professional committees with other coordinators&investigators. Recommends solutions to project design problems. 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.


- 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.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum two (2) years 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

- Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field required, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- N/A.


Additional Requirements:
- Working knowledge of research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation.
- Strong knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, and database applications.
- Able to generate flow charts, charts review instruments, design questionnaires, and interpret data.
- Strong project coordination skills required.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
- BA, MA degree in course of study or discipline emphasizing strong analytical and research skills, such as Social Science (Sociology,Anthropology); Applied Behavioral Science (Psychology); Public Health,etc.
- Experience in both quantitative and qualitative research design including experimental, comparative and descriptive research approaches.
- Data collection, instrument development (i.e. survey/questionnaire),data analysis,etc. 
- Familiarity with interviewing techniques and experience facilitating focus groups. Experience doing program evaluation. 
- Strong work in small group settings. 
- Experience and ability to work independently.
- Additional Requirements Experience in literature review, synthesis and summary.
- Able to develop Bibliographies for diverse (academic) audiences.
- Strong communication skills and organizational skills.
- Familiarity with healthcare setting desirable, as is interest in clinical ethics, research ethics or bioethics.
Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison 1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 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: Northern California Regional Ethics Department 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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