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With a staff of approximately 600, an annual budget of more than $100 million, and hundreds of projects under way at any given time, our research program is one of the largest and most respected in the industry.

Research Associate II - Behavioral Research

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 703471 Date posted: 06/12/2018
Description: Coordinates day-to-day activities of several small scale project(s) or phases of one or more larger projects. May oversee assigned work of project staff. Works under general supervision. Final review required for each phase of project.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinates day-to-day activities of several small scale project(s) or phases of one or more larger projects. Collects project data through interviews, chart review or other methods. May collect, secure and assist with biospecimen management.
  • May assist in development of study tools (e.g. tracking forms, questionnaires, chart review forms, etc.).
  • Assists with and/ or oversees assigned study activities (e.g. data collection and validation, recruitment activities, pilot studies, focus groups, etc).
  • Drafts project progress reports collaboratively.
  • May participate in the training of new team members and/or clinical staff. If assigned to clinical trial, may work with Sponsors/ monitors at clinical sites.
  • Adheres to compliance and privacy/ confidentiality requirements and standards. Adheres to GCP and compliance regulations for clinical trials.
  • Assists with and/ or oversees quality assurance of study activities; ensures quality data.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of KP systems and databases.
  • Identifies, recommends and implements solutions to study issues.
  • May interface with IRB and/ or draft portions of IRB protocols, amendments, continuing reviews, etc.
  • May supervise the day-to-day activities of project staff (ex. assign work and evaluate performance, etc).
  • May assist with staff hiring and training.
  • May contribute to portions of study presentations.
  • Serves as a member on department or study-related committees.
  • May track expenses and monitor budget. May recommend budget actions/ decisions.
  • May provide information and oversight for invoices.
  • Reviews scientific literature and synthesizes and summarizes information.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or healthcare-related field.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience coordinating research projects under specific guidance.
  • Minimum one (1) year of training and/or experience in research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing; OR
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in clinical trials protocols involving research methodology/research study design, and hypothesis testing.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or health-related field (ex. Biology, Psychology, etc.), OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with interviewing (by phone and/or in-person) and medical chart review.
  • Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data interpretation.
  • Experience coordinating one or more projects.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in aLabor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology or related field.
  • Experience managing large datasets preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies 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, 25 % 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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