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Research Post Doctoral Fellow, Dementia EpidemiologyLocation: Oakland, CA Job Number: 916596 Date posted: 01/12/2021
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• Must have completed a MD or PhD in public health, epidemiology, or related field required within two (2) years.
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• Proven proficiency in survey research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation and application.
• Proven proficiency in computer applications in PC-based and mainframe environments.
• Must be able to create reports, review charts, construct questionnaires, interpret data, and interview participants.
• Knowledge of medical terminology and basic biostatistics.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
The Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Division of Research invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join an active research team focused on the epidemiology of dementia and cognitive function in late life for a two-year term with the possibility of extension. The Postdoctoral Fellow will lead analyses and prepare manuscripts related to lifecourse risk factors of dementia risk and cognitive decline using data from the ongoing Kaiser Healthy Aging and Diverse Life Experiences (KHANDLE) cohort, and an additional large cohort of Kaiser members with type 2 diabetes. Research focus: 1) differences in education and occupational history as possible drivers of racial/ethnic disparities in dementia risk and cognitive function in late life; and 2) risk factors of dementia among individuals with type 2 diabetes, with special attention to long-term glycemic control.
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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.
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