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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.

Senior Research Assistant (Survey)

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 762602 Date posted: 02/12/2019
Conducts telephone or in-person interviews with study participants. Recruits and consents study participants. Assists in training new study staff in study protocols and provides instruction to study participants. Uses computer software to provide basic data management and generate reports.

Essential Functions:

- Assists in training new study staff in protocols and implementation of study goals/objectives. Provides instruction to participants to teach them how to perform specific study protocols. Prepares computergenerated reports, including statistical tables. Answers participants' and providers' questions. Screens and recruits participants; obtains consent.
- Schedules examination appointments for study participants. Conducts telephone or in-person interviews with study participants and providers. Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy; checks for inconsistencies; and codes open-ended questions. Assists with all aspects of mailed surveys. Monitors participants' progress (e.g., blood pressure, exercise, response to questionnaires, tracking, etc.). Provides basic data management using database software. Maintains all pertinent project records and files. Transcribes data from records to forms.
- 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:

- Senior research assistant to join a DOR team and support administrative and research-related needs for cardiovascular studies.

- This position may include some evening and weekend hours.

- The normal schedule is Mon-Fri (8:00- 4:30).

- Once or twice a month, the schedule is Mon-Thu &Sat (8:00 - 4:30).
- Prepare presentations and manuscripts for publication
- Train staff on study protocols
- Prepare computer-generated reports, including statistical tables.
- Coordinate study meetings
- Draft study Manuals of Procedures
- Must exhibit a professional manner with a high degree of courtesy, tact, and sensitivity
- Other duties as required

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum one (1) year of experience in a research/health care environment required (Bachelor's degree may substitute for experience in field).
- Associate's degree OR two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- N/A.


Additional Requirements:
- Experience with computer applications, such as word processing and database software, required.
- Experience in editing/coding questionnaires required.
- Interviewing experience required.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; telephone skills required.
- Familiar with medical terminology.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


 Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.

- Highly motivated preferred.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), EndNote and Adobe software

- Dependability preferred.

- Punctuality preferred.

- Detail-oriented preferred.

- Able to follow detailed protocols precisely preferred.

Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway 2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Research and Development Department: Div of Research Travel: Yes, 10 % 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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