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Mental Health Research Scientist Investigator III

Primary Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1177485 Date posted 04/13/2023
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Although position allows for remote work, requires residence in California.

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 III is a Full Professor in traditional academic settings.

• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

• N/A.




  • Must live in or relocate to California. 

  • Equivalent to Full Professor position ERAP 3K

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Department of Research and Evaluation Pay Range: $196800 - $254650 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest