Research & Development
Innovation in Practice
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 Associate IIILocation: Seattle, WA Job Number: 905578 Date posted: 09/23/2020
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APPLICANTS WHO REPRESENT THE BROAD RANGE OF DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
- Routine activities: RA III's work under the supervision of one or more investigators to provide domain-specific scientific knowledge and research expertise (e.g., knowledge about epi methods, qualitative or quantitative data analyses, intervention design and implementation, etc.) to the projects they support and the Institute, but are senior scientists in this career track and require minimal oversight. They are expected to attend faculty meetings, scientific seminars, and other faculty activities. They independently manage their FTE/work demands and secure future collaborations. On occasion, an RA III may receive approval to submit grants as the Principal Investigator (PI) and lead independent projects. With prior approval from institute leadership, on occasion RA III's may supervise RA I's or II's.
- Scientific writing: RA III's will draft significant portions of grants proposals and scientific papers, but are also expected to serve as lead author on scientific papers and presentations and their performance will be judged in part on this productivity.
- Service: RA III's are expected to engage in annual service including service to the organization (KPWHRI or KPWA), local research community (e.g., UW, FHCRC), and national organizations (e.g., professional societies, research funders). Appropriate scientific service includes peer mentoring, serving on committees, teaching, and professional consulting with KPWA leadership, peer review of scientific journals and peer review of research applications. Annual performance will be judged in part on participation in these activities.
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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