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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.

Research Biostatistician Manager - Epidemiologic Research

Location: Pasadena, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 800092 Date posted: 05/31/2019

Leads, organizes and manages the activities of the biostatistics group in support of various research projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a group of biostatisticians including junior managers.

  • Responsible for hiring, providing ongoing feedback, performance appraisals, professional development and recognition of staff.  

  • Meets regularly with research investigators to check on project needs and staff performance.

  • Meets regularly one-on-one with individual staff.

  • Assigns biostatisticians specific job duties.

  • Provides high level expertise in study design and statistical planning, in data analysis and interpretation, and in statistical reporting.

  • Work as a high-level biostatistician on research projects.

  • May write and/or guides other biostatisticians to write portions of grant proposals, abstracts, and manuscripts.

  • Create and maintain quality control standards and operational procedures.

  • Planning/setting goals for the group and facilitate group meetings.

  • Perform other related duties as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of advanced data analysis experience in analyzing medical or health research data using statistical package(s).

  • Minimum four (4) years of statistical consulting experience in healthcare or medical research areas.

  • Minimum four (4) years of leadership experience.

  • Education

  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, or a related field of study with at least two (2) years of coursework in statistics or biostatistics.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to organize and manipulate large datasets.

  • Ability to express complex statistical concepts and technical information to researchers.

  • Ability to write and guide other biostatisticians to write statistical methods and sample size/power considerations for grant proposals.

  • Project management experience in a research environment.

  • Demonstrated exceptional analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills and consulting skills.

  • Demonstrated supervisory or leadership skills.

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

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with SAS programming language.

  • Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, or a related field of study with at least two (2) years of coursework in statistics or biostatistics.
  • 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: 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: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Research and Development Department: Research and 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.

    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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