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Primary Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1207832 Date posted 08/02/2023
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Job Summary:

To develop a program of research through designing specific projects for submission to funding agencies, implementing research and demonstration projects in the investigators area of specialization, preparing papers reporting research results for presentation to scientific/professional organizations and for publication in the scientific/professional literature, and participating in the overall development of the CHRs research agenda.

Essential Responsibilities:

    • Design, develop, and obtain funding for delimited but well-defined research, demonstration, and evaluation projects in the investigators area of particular expertise in order to add to knowledge about health and health care delivery.

  • Develop an ongoing program of research through coordinating a series of research proposals and projects into a logical investigation of a particular research question, topic, or area.

  • Disseminate research results through presentations and publications in scientific and professional journals, books, etc.

  • Provide technical consulting and professional service to KP, and serve on various KP committees and task forces.

  • Participate in the ongoing maintenance of the Center through assisting in the development of Center policy, providing technical services and consultation, and by helping to define the CHRs future research agenda.

  • Participate in education by helping to train undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students pursuing health and health services research careers.

  • Provide service to the scientific and professional community through membership on scientific peer review groups and national boards; and consult with local, state, and national voluntary and governmental agencies.

  • Use appropriate computer programs to assist in data collection, tracking, ordering laboratory tests or procedures, or communication, such as RRS, Health Connect, study specific programs, CAS, and other computer software as needed. Performs other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of research experience during graduate and post-graduate training.


  • Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., or Dr.P.H.) in one of the social sciences, medicine, or health care disciplines.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • 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.

  • Experience presenting research findings at national meetings.

  • Demonstrated ability to author and co-author publications in national, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

  • Working knowledge of health care organization, policy, practice, and management (to facilitate application of research to medicaland health care phenomena).Research methods and theory in health-research related discipline.

  • Substantive knowledge in health-related discipline.

  • Ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical audiences.

  • Ability to work in a computerized work environment, including word processing and data processing.

  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.NOTE:Investigators from the academic fields typically hold membership in their respective professional/scientific associations.

  • Investigators from health care fields typically hold licenses in their respective professions (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., R. Pharm.,R.N.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as co-investigator or principal investigator of research projects.

  • Experience working in or with a health maintenance organization.

  • Specialized skills in the area of a theoretical discipline; computer programming language(s).

  • Partnership skills, including communications and negotiations.

  • Outstanding ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical audiences.

  • Thorough knowledge of health care organization, policy, practice, and management (to facilitate application of research to medical and health care phenomena).



  • Infectious Disease, Cancer, Social Determinants, or Implementation Science Experience Strongly Preferred. 

Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Center for Health Research Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NW-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Department: Center for Health Research - RI Leadership - 1001 Pay Range: $132600 - $171600 / 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, 10 % 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