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Research & Development

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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.

Staff Scientist I

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 824160 Date posted: 10/08/2019
Description:
Serves as researcher on projects based at the Division of Research (DOR). Works under the supervision of a DOR Research Scientist II or III.


Essential Functions:
- Designs, develops, and directs well-defined research with minimal supervision from the DOR Research Scientist II or III. Prepares grant proposals, internal reports and publications independently and collaboratively. Provides consultation and directs study design, analysis plans and interpretation of study results to TPMG, KFH/P managers and committees as discussed with DOR Research Scientist. May consult with local, state and national voluntary and governmental agencies, or with scientists at other institutions.
- Provides consultation and direction to programmer analysts with regard to data management and analysis strategies. Presents papers at national scientific meetings; teaches and/or reviews papers for national journals. Seeks consultation from senior scientists for specific scientific and administrative issues.
- 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
- N/A
Education
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr.PH, MD, Sc.D) in epidemiology, health services research, economics or related field OR eight (8) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
 
Additional Requirements:
- Competent in the statistical techniques, study designs and general research methods commonly used in epidemiological and health services research.
- Able to lead a research team, with mentoring from DOR Research Scientist II or III and to directly supervise designated team
members such as data analysts or research associates or project managers.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
 


Preferred Qualifications:
- Extensive training and experience in the field of addiction or mental health services research, integrated behavioral health and dissemination and implementation research preferred.

- Clinical experience in the mental health/addictions field.

- Experience working with a broad range of healthcare patient populations, developing and testing interventions.

- Strong analytical, writing, verbal communications skills preferred.

Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway 2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 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: 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.

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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