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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.

Director, Division of Health Services Research and Implementation Science

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 899509 Date posted: 08/15/2020

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Designs, develops, obtains funding for, and directs epidemiologic, behavioral science, health services, or related research projects that are consistent with institutional, state, and national health care priorities. Contributes to the overall achievements of the Department of Research & Evaluation (R&E) and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG).

Essential Functions:

- General: Designs, develops, obtains funding for, and directs research projects that are consistent with institutional, state, and national health care priorities.
- Prepares grant proposals, internal reports, and manuscripts for publication in high-quality peer review journals both independently and collaboratively.
- Provides service to the scientific community through reviewing manuscripts for publication and serving on editorial boards, grant review panels, and national boards of directors.
- May consult with local, state, and national non-profit and government agencies.
- Makes presentations to R&E and SCPMG as requested.
- Presents papers in oral or poster format at national and international scientific meetings.
- Serves on and may Chair departmental committees and SCPMG committees based on experience and expertise.
- Mentors postdoctoral fellows and junior research scientists when experience and opportunities permit.
- Rank Specific: Research Scientist III: Requires substantial professional experience (thirteen (13) years of postdoctoral experience).
- Serves as a PI on 2 studies, a site PI on 2-3 studies and a co-I on 1-4 extramurally funded studies.
- Publishes 1-2 papers per year as a first author, 2-3 papers per year as a senior author, and 4-6 papers per year as a collaborating author.
- Makes 1 or more presentation at Departmental or SCPMG meeting and 3-5 national meetings per year.
- May provide consultation to top-level regional and inter-regional SCPMG/KP Health Plan managers/committees.
- Serves on Departmental committees as well as 1-2 grant review committees.
- Review 12 papers per year for indexed peer review journals.
- Serve on 1-2 editorial board for peer review journals.
- May assume responsibilities of Assistant Director.
- This is a third level in a career progression.

Basic Qualifications:
- N/A.
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H. or similar degree designation) in epidemiology, behavioral science, health services research, or related field or doctoral degree in medicine (M.D., D.O. or similar degree designation) with additional research education (M.P.H., M.S., or similar degree designation) and training.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A.
Additional Requirements:
- Competent in advanced research methods, including statistical techniques and study design commonly used in epidemiologic, behavioral, health services research, or similar studies.
- Professional experience (years dependent on rank) in designing and conducting original research, presenting results at national scientific meetings and publishing in peer review journals.
- Ranks of Research Scientist I-III are consistent with Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in traditional academic settings.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A.

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Ave Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 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: Research & Evaluation Travel: Yes, 5 % 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.

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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