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.
Biostatistician - Post Graduate PhD, Center for Health ResearchLocation: Portland, OR Job Number: 936565 Date posted: 02/20/2021
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- Minimum two (2) years of research experience during graduate and post-graduate training.
- Minimum two (2) years experience as a biostatistician on research projects.
- Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., or Dr.P.H.) in statistics, biostatistics, economics, or other related quantitative field with minimum three (3) years of relevant research experience or master's degree with more than ten (10) years of relevant health care research and statistical experience.
- Experience in organizing and transmitting the knowledge of their disciplines, such as through teaching at the college or university level as an assistant or associate professor.
- Promising record of publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.
- Thorough knowledge of quantitative biostatistical methods (from mathematics and statistics) for addressing methodological and analytical problems in a variety of research contexts (e.g., naturalistic studies, clinic trials, observational studies).
- Working knowledge of health care organization, policy, practice, and management (to facilitate application of research to medical and health care phenomena).
- Working knowledge of a standard statistical software library (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, STATA), and design of relational databases.
- Excellent writing and communication skills including the ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical/lay/clinical audiences.
- Ability to work in a modern computing environment, including word processing and data processing.
- Data analysis and interpretation skills.
- Experience pertaining to health related research, theory, and policy.
- Experience working in or with a health maintenance organization.
- Some college-level teaching experience.
- A doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, economics or other related quantitative field with minimum five (5) years of health-related research experience.
- Expertise in longitudinal data analyses, clinical trials and pragmatic trails.
- Extensive experience working with electronic medical record (EMR) data.
- Outstanding ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical audiences, as well as clinical and lay audiences.
- Experience proactively remaining informed of innovative, leading methods and software in the field of biostatistics, and integrating these into practice (e.g. remain current on scientific developments in the literature, attend professional conferences).
- Thorough knowledge of specialized models and theories in a discipline area applicable to the research.
- Partnership skills, including communications and negotiations.
- Some training in management or administration and supervision would be helpful.
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.
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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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