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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 Post Doctoral Fellow, Dementia Epidemiology

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 916596 Date posted: 01/12/2021

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Description:
A two to three year position appointment which involves full-time research under the supervision of a Research Scientists/Biostatistician I, II, or III. The Fellow is expected to publish; assist in research development; and serve as a Research Fellow on multiple on-going efforts for the hiring Senior Scientist.


Essential Functions:

- Supports well-defined research with minimal supervision from the DOR Research Scientist I, II or III. Prepares draft grant proposals, internal reports and publications independently and collaboratively for review by Senior Scientist. Provides input towards study design, develops analysis plans and interpretation of study results for review of Senior Scientist; may include presentation to TPMG, KFH/P managers and committees. May work with Senior Scientist to consult with local, state and national voluntary and governmental agencies, or with scientists at other institutions. May provide consultation and direction to programmer analysts with regard to data management and analysis strategies. Prepares and presents abstracts and papers at national scientific meetings and for publication in scientific journals; Seeks consultation from senior scientists for specific scientific and administrative issues.
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Basic Qualifications:

Experience

• N/A

Education

• Must have completed a MD or PhD in public health, epidemiology, or related field required within two (2) years.

License, Certification, Registration

• N/A

 

Additional Requirements:

• 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.



 



Preferred Qualifications:



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.


Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - 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: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Division 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.

Learn 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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