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Associate Investigator - (KPWHRI)

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1040004 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Description:
KPWHRI seeks a mid-career/senior Investigator (comparable to Associate or Full Professor) with expertise in aging/geriatrics research to join our scientific faculty. The ideal candidate will have an established, extramurally-funded research portfolio in aging/geriatrics, brain health, and/or dementia; strong scientific leadership skills; experience mentoring; a robust publication portfolio; and a collaborative mindset. The position includes a senior leadership role on the NIH-funded Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) U19, a 5-year award extending the long-running ACT cohort study. This multi-site award includes 3 projects, 6 cores, and several ancillary studies. In addition, the successful candidate will lead an independent program of research. We encourage applications from individuals who represent the broad range of diversity and lived experiences in our communities.






Develop, lead and execute an independent program of research and evaluation resulting in grant and contract awards and recognition for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI).




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Build and maintain an independent, programmatic research portfolio as a Principal Investigator (PI). Also includes planning, initiating and conducting scientific research and evaluation studies; securing extramural funding; and collaborating with others as a co-investigator while continuing to build a sustained independent research program as a PI or Multiple PI on extramural grants and contracts.  

  • Provide leadership to research team, whether local or at other research sites. This includes clearly communicating with team members and other staff to implement project activities; being knowledgeable about and compliant with applicable organizational, federal and other regulatory practices and policies; serving as a content expert when serving as a collaborator; and effectively leading projects/teams when acting as PI.  

  • Analyze, interpret, and disseminate research findings to KPWHRI, KFHPW, and the broader scientific community through publications, presentations at scientific meetings, and other appropriate forums. Increasingly serve as lead presenter/author, maintaining a national reputation for ones scientific content expertise.

  • Meets regularly with scientific mentoring team to advance knowledge and skills and provides mentoring to staff and junior scientists at KPWHRI.

  • Participates in service at KPWHRI (e.g., serving on committees, mentoring), in the local scientific community, and on a national level (e.g., serving on committees of professional societies, serving on study sections for peer review, etc.). Maintain a national reputation as a leader in ones area of expertise.

  • Participate in scientific planning and activities to support the growth and success of KPWHRI.


Basic Qualifications:

 


Experience



  • Minimum four (4) years of experience as an Assistant Investigator or equivalent position (e.g., Assistant Professor).

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Principal Investigator on one or more major, extramural grants or contracts or on a series of mid-sized grants and contracts in a programmatic area of research.

  • Fifteen (15) peer-reviewed scientific publication with at least seven (7) as first author, including published and in-press manuscripts.

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience mentoring junior colleagues (e.g., students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or research staff) as a primary or secondary mentor.

     



Education



  • Doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DrPH, Sc.D.) in health care relevant field including but not limited to medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, and health services.

     



License, Certification, Registration



  • N/A

     



Additional Requirements:



  • Familiarity with appropriate external funding sources and regulatory requirements for individuals field of research.

  • Successful establishment of a coherent, independent body of research as evidence by being Principal investigator (PI) on one or more major, extramural grant (e.g., NIH R01 or equivalent) or contract, or PI on a several mid-sized grants and contracts in a programmatic area of research (e.g., NIH R21, R03).

  • Evidence of a national reputation for ones scientific program, as demonstrated by a combination of: publication in moderate/high impact scientific journals, national level service (e.g., scientific peer reviewer, service to professional societies), invited talks as lead presenter at national scientific conferences, and the peer review of senior scientists. Content expertise in ones scientific field, including sophisticated knowledge of research design and methods.

  • Service contributions as an Assistant-level Investigator in the local research community and at the national level. Local service includes, but is not limited to, activities such as serving on internal administrative committees, faculty search committees, student selection committees, student thesis or dissertation committees, or teaching. National service includes, but is not limited to, activities such as acting as a peer reviewer for journals and grant funding agencies or serving on high-profile committees and advisory boards with professional organizations and/or external research funding agencies. Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, emotional intelligence, and ability to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues.

  • Ability to effectively manage a programmatic body of research. This includes the ability to successfully lead multi-disciplinary research teams, build consensus and cohesion within teams, meet project milestones, manage project budgets, execute on deliverables, and remain compliant with applicable regulations.

  • Ability to embody KPWHRI organizational values including, but not limited to: integrity, service, respect, courage, learning, justice, and joy.

     



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Five (5) years of experience as an Assistant Investigator or equivalent independent scientist role (e.g., Assistant Professor) at time of hire.

  • Twenty (20) peer-reviewed scientific publications with ten (10) or more as first author.

  • Four (4) or more years experience mentoring junior colleagues (e.g., students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or research staff) as a primary or secondary mentor.

  • Experience serving on one or more investigators mentoring committees as an assistant level scientist.

  • Significant service contributions to Kaiser Permanente (KPWHRI, KPWA, KP School of Medicine, and/or WPMG).


Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East 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-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Met Park East - Research Administration - 1130 Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.